See how you can update your Galaxy S9 G960F to XXS1BRF3 Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware from Samsung. The newly announced flagship smartphone is just starting to receive its first maintenance software update. This newer XXS1BRF3 Android 8.0 Oreo build brings in bug fixes and performance improvements while also addressing few bugs that might have popped up in earlier revisions. Seeing as the phone is quite new, people will be hesitant to play around with it but if you have rooted your phone or modified it, this guide works to get it back to factory settings.
Our procedure will be taking you through all the steps that are required for installing XXS1BRF3 Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy S9 G960F using ODIN. As with all firmware 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.
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.
XXS1BRF3 Android 8.0 (June 2018) Firmware Details:
Model name Galaxy S9
Version Android 8.0.0
Build date Mon, 11 Jun 2018 02:24:24 +0000
Security Patch Level 2018-06-01
Product code DBT
This firmware tutorial for the Samsung Galaxy S9 is for a specific model number and will not work if your phone is a different variant. XXS1BRF3 Android 8.0 firmware is for the following phone:
- Samsung Galaxy S9 G960F
To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy S9 model / variant, please see: Samsung Galaxy S9 Model Numbers / Country Variants Guide. To check the model of your phone, go to Settings > About phone > Model number.
You might find these following Galaxy S9 G960F related articles interesting:
- Install TWRP: How to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S9.
- USB Drivers: Samsung Galaxy S9 Drivers and How to Connect with Computer.
- Recovery Mode: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S9.
- Install Android Oreo: How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy S9 custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S9 G960F, 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 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and update Galaxy S9 G960F to Android 8.0 XXS1BRF3 official firmware update.
How to Install XXS1BRF3 Android 8.0 (June 2018) Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S9 G960F
Ahead, we have a detailed step-by-step procedure through which you can update Samsung Galaxy S9 to Android 8.0 XXS1BRF3. The firmware is an official one signed by Samsung and we will utilize latest ODIN to flash it onto Galaxy S9 G960F.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing on your device.
- This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S9 G960F. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
- G960FXXS1BRF3 is an official firmware by Samsung for the Galaxy S9 G960F.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download Android 8.0 G960FXXS1BRF3 for Galaxy S9 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 G960F.
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.
Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy S9 USB drivers installed on your computer.