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Install Galaxy S9+ G965F XXU1ARC5 Android 8.0 Oreo Stock Firmware

You can install XXU1ARC5 Android 8.0 Oreo official update on your Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus G965F through the details given in this guide. Samsung’s relatively new flagship smartphone is receiving its first firmware update since its arrival. The Plus variant, this time around, has greater number of differences compared to the normal variant. The new Galaxy S9 Plus features dual lenses, larger screen and better battery. Speaking of the new XXU1ARC5 Android 8.0 Oreo update, this build is meant to address any bugs that might have popped up in initial user testing alongside delivering performance improvements. You can manually update your Galaxy S9+ G965F to XXU1ARC5 Android 8.0 Oreo with the procedure ahead.

In order to run XXU1ARC5 Android 8.0 Oreo firmware on Galaxy S9 Plus G965F, we will be using ODIN to flash the factory firmware. As with all system software installs or any system modifications, the first thing to do is backup all your data. Also, make sure you backup all your apps along with your personal data just in case. Further, this is a major OS upgrade so it is highly likely the phone will run a factory reset scrip once it boots for the first time. We also have a similar guide for installing stock firmware on the Samsung Galaxy S9.

XXU1ARC5 Android 8.0 - Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Disclaimer: Please use this guide at your own risk. We, at TeamAndroid, would not be held responsible if you brick or generally mess up with your device. Further, the firmwares, system files or apps used are property of their respective owners.

XXU1ARC5 Android 8.0 Firmware Details:

Model SM-G965F
Model name Galaxy S9 Plus
Country Singapore
Version Android 8.0.0
Changelist 13138380
Build date Thu, 15 Jul 8038 23:00:00 +0000
Security Patch Level 2018-03-01
Product code XSP
PDA G965FXXU1ARC5
CSC G965FOXM1ARC4

This firmware tutorial for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is for a specific model number and will not work if your phone is a different variant. XXU1ARC5 Android 8.0 firmware is for the following phone:

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus G965F

To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus model / variant, please see: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Model Numbers / Country Variants Guide. To check the model of your phone, go to Settings > About phone > Model number.

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If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S9 Plus G965F, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus USB drivers!

All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and update Galaxy S9 Plus G965F to Android 8.0 XXU1ARC5 official firmware update.

How to Install XXU1ARC5 Android 8.0 on Galaxy S9 Plus G965F

Ahead, we have a detailed step-by-step procedure through which you can update Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus to Android 8.0 XXU1ARC5. The firmware is an official one signed by Samsung and we will utilize latest ODIN to flash it onto Galaxy S9 Plus G965F.

Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing on your device.

ODIN3 v3.09

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus G965F. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • G965FXXU1ARC5 is an official firmware by Samsung for the Galaxy S9 Plus G965F.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android 8.0 G965FXXU1ARC5 for Galaxy S9 Plus to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install Android 8.0 on Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus G965F.

Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode. Read: How to Enter Download Mode on Galaxy S9 Plus.

Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy S9 Plus USB drivers installed on your computer.

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