Rolling out now for Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ is latest July 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware and users can immediately update their devices manually with the guide ahead. Being a regular maintenance update, major changes carried by this build include latest security definitions — July 2018 to be precise. To bring your Galaxy S9 / S9+ up to speed, you can either check with OTA(over-the-air) update service or use our manual procedure below which works with smartphones running system mods and does not require any sort of wait.
Google’s security strategy over the last few years has evolved into these monthly patches which get released independent of major Android revisions. These patches are then forwarded to manufacturers like Samsung which then integrate them on their smartphones. Gladly enough, Samsung has been quite quick with July 2018 security update as we just saw it released for Galaxy A8 series, Galaxy A6 series and now the S9 flagship lineup. We always recommend that users create a recent backup of all apps and user data so that in a case of factory reset, no data would be lost. Right ahead, users can now download and install Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware carrying July 2018 security patch on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.
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.
July 2018 Android 8.0 Firmware Details:
Most changes with this new firmware update rely on the security patch. However, that’s not all, Samsung has packaged in bug-fixes and performance improvements as well.
This firmware tutorial applies to both Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The specific model numbers supported through this guide are mentioned ahead.
- Samsung Galaxy S9 G960F
- Samsung Galaxy S9+ G965F
To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy S9 model / variant, go to Settings > About phone > Model number. Also, you can consult our Galaxy S9 / S9+ Model Numbers and Variants article.
You might find these following Galaxy S9 / S9+ related articles interesting:
- 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 P: How to Install Android P on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+ custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S9, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy S9 / 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 / 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 / S9+ to Android 8.0 July 2018 official firmware update.
How to Install July 2018 Android 8.0 on Galaxy S9 / S9+
Ahead, we have a detailed step-by-step procedure through which you can update Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+ to Android 8.0 July 2018 build. The firmware is an official one signed by Samsung and we will utilize latest ODIN to flash it onto Galaxy S9 / S9+.
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 / S9+. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
- Firmwares used in this post are official releases by Samsung for the Galaxy S9 / S9+.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download July 2018 Android 8.0 update from the following links for your specific Galaxy S9 / S9+ model to your computer and extract the zip file.
Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install July 2018 update on Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+.
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 / S9+.
Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy S9 USB drivers installed on your computer.