Want to update your US unlocked Galaxy S9+ G965U to June 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo update? This is just the guide to follow! Samsung has recently started pushing new firmwares carrying June 2018 Android security patch to all its devices, including its latest Galaxy S9+ flagship smartphone. A little later than the international variant, new SQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 Oreo update is finally reaching US unlocked Galaxy S9+ smartphones right now. Unfortunately however, if you have implemented root or any other system modification, the manual instructions ahead are your only route to updating Galaxy S9+ G965U to SQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 Oreo (June 2018) firmware.
Just as any other update, Samsung is using its OTA (Over-the-air) update servers to push SQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 Oreo build onto all devices. Despite this, there are still some scenarios which make your device ineligible to see the update pop up through cloud servers. To fix that, you can use our manual guide ahead which works with all US unlocked Galaxy S9 G965U devices. Before you start, do make sure you have a backup of all your apps and also your personal data just in case.
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.
SQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 Firmware Details:
Model name Galaxy S9+
Version Android 8.0.0
Build date Tue, 26 Jun 2192 14:28:43 +0000
Security Patch Level 2018-06-01
Product code CCT
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. SQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 firmware is for the following phone:
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus G965U
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.
You might find these following Galaxy S9 Plus G965U related articles interesting:
- Install TWRP: How to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.
- USB Drivers: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Drivers and How to Connect with Computer.
- Recovery Mode: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.
- Install Android P: How to Install Android P on Computer
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S9 Plus G965U, 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:
All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and update Galaxy S9 Plus G965U to Android 8.0 SQS2ARF4 official firmware update.
How to Install SQS2ARF4 June 2018 Android 8.0 on Galaxy S9 Plus G965U
Ahead, we have a detailed step-by-step procedure through which you can update Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus to Android 8.0 SQS2ARF4. The firmware is an official one signed by Samsung and we will utilize latest ODIN to flash it onto Galaxy S9 Plus G965U.
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 Plus G965U. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
- G965USQS2ARF4 is an official firmware by Samsung for the Galaxy S9 Plus G965U.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download Android 8.0 G965USQS2ARF4 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 G965U.
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.