Continuing its streak of quick software updates, Samsung has announced September 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo firmware for its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. This is a new maintenance update which carries all the newest September 2018 security definitions. Further, this update is also carrying general improvements and bug-fixes for a better smartphone experience. Recently, the brand has been committed to keeping its latest flagship series up-to-date by announcing timely software builds. Unfortunately, being a maintenance update, users would not be getting any new highlight features. Still however, it is recommended that you always run the latest software to avoid issues and glitches. For readers, follow the steps ahead to manually update Samsung Galaxy S9 as well as Galaxy S9+ to September 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo update.
These timely security updates are good but Galaxy S9 customers are expecting Android 9.0 Pie to be launched. It is logical to assume that, by now, Samsung has started internal testing of newer Android version and we should see a final build quite soon. Till then, you should have your smartphone running latest September 2018 firmware with this guide. Our procedure also serves as a guide for users looking to Return to Stock after installing custom ROMs, root or any other third-party system modification. Further, our tutorial works with both Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. As always, right before you begin, make sure to create backup of all apps and data.
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.
September 2018 Android 8.0 Firmware Details:
This specific firmware is meant to carry September 2018 security patch as its highlight change. However, under-the-hood, we do expect performance improvements and bug fixes 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 Pie: How to Install Android 9.0 Pie 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 September 2018 official firmware update.
How to Install September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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.