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Update Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ to August 2018 Oreo Firmware

With the following tips Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ owners can update their smartphones to August 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo firmware. It is quite rare when Samsung actually beats Google in providing the quickest software updates. Not even available to Pixel devices, Samsung Galaxy S flagship owners can have their smartphones running this month’s security definitions. In efforts of offering high level of security, Android has moved towards monthly security releases. Rather than focusing on new features, Google improves on reliability of Android each month. For August 2018, Samsung has went ahead and integrated the new security patch within this Android 8.0 Oreo release and with the guide ahead, users can update their Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ to it manually.

Trickling further, we are expecting August 2018 update to arrive on more Samsung devices. Galaxy S9 being the latest flagship series, it was only logical that the brand would start by updating it first. At this point, it is important to mention, these firmwares carry the new August 2018 security patch as a major change but there should be bug fixes and performance improvements included as well. Right before we begin, do make sure your data is saved and a recent backup of all apps has been made. Right ahead, users can now download and install Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware carrying August 2018 security patch on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

August 2018 Android 8.0 - Samsung Galaxy S9 / 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.

August 2018 Android 8.0 Firmware Details:

Being a maintenance build, August 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo brings with itself new security changes, bug fixes and performance improvements. Users would notice any UI tweaks but that doesn’t undermine the importance of this firmware at all.

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:

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:

Download Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+ USB drivers!

All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and update Galaxy S9 / S9+ to Android 8.0 August 2018 official firmware update.

How to Install August 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 August 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.

ODIN3 v3.09

To Remember:

  • 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 August 2018 Android 8.0 update from the following links for your specific Galaxy S9 / S9+ model to your computer and extract the zip file.

  • Galaxy S9 G960F: G960FXXU2BRGA
  • Galaxy S9+ G965F: Waiting for Firmware

Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install August 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.

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