Use these steps to install Android 9.0 Pie official firmware carrying new One UI for Samsung Galaxy Note 9. After months of testing, both open beta and closed, Samsung is now starting to push Android Pie final update to all Galaxy Note 9 devices across the globe. This is the first major software upgrade arriving for the smartphone and it is vastly different from the one before as the brand has integrated a totally new UI. Further, Note 9 users should also expect new features, greater performance and better battery life from their smartphones after upgrading. Full manual instructions for upgrading Galaxy Note 9 to official Android 9.0 Pie firmware given right below.
Users have been waiting for this build for quite some time now. Released back in August 2018, Android 9.0 Pie has been out for quite some time. Further, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ also received their final Android 9.0 Pie updates earlier than Note 9. Nonetheless, the final build is here and you can easily upgrade to it with our guide. Few important things to mention, this guide will show you how to install official firmware so if you haven’t tripped your KNOX status, following these instructions wouldn’t change that. For users running custom ROMs, root or any other such system modification, this guide will act as an unroot tutorial as well. Before implementing any steps ahead, we recommend that you create a 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.
Android 9.0 Firmware Details:
New Android 9.0 Pie update brings forth a wide variety of changes and new features. It is a major step up from older Android Oreo. Also, Samsung has integrated new One UI skin which is an overhaul of the older Samsung Experience.
This firmware tutorial applies to both Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The specific model numbers supported through this guide are mentioned ahead.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9 N960F
To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy Note 9 model / variant, go to Settings > About phone > Model number. Also, you can consult our Galaxy Note 9 Model Numbers and Variants article.
You might find these following Galaxy Note 9 related articles interesting:
- USB Drivers: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Drivers and How to Connect with Computer.
- Recovery Mode: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
- Install Android Pie: How to Install Android 9.0 Pie on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Note 9, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 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 Note 9 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 Note 9 to Android 9.0 Pie official firmware update.
How to Install Android 9.0 on Galaxy Note 9
Ahead, we have a detailed step-by-step procedure through which you can update Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Android 9.0 Pie build. The firmware is an official one signed by Samsung and we will utilize latest ODIN to flash it onto Galaxy Note 9.
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 Note 9. 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 Note 9.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download Android 9.0 update from the following links for your specific Galaxy Note 9 model to your computer and extract the zip file.
- Galaxy Note 9 N960F: N960FXXU2CSA2 — Waiting for Upload
Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install Android 9.0 Pie update on Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
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 Note 9.
Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy Note 9 USB drivers installed on your computer.