Use this guide to immediately install February 2019 Android 9.0 Pie official update on your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+. Whether you are running root and are looking to unroot or your device hasn’t gotten the OTA (Over-the-air) update yet, this is just the perfect guide for both cases! Explained ahead are all the steps that will help in implementing new February 2019 security update. Apart from the security definitions, this time round, there are functional changes included as well. There is now night mode scheduling which wasn’t there before. Further, this update arrives after the initial Pie upgrade was released so we hope to see bug fixes integrated as well. Using Odin, read ahead to install Android 9.0 Pie firmware on your Galaxy S9 / S9 Plus.
Right after you create a complete backup of all apps along with your own data, proceed ahead to find complete installation steps. Samsung loyalists would already know that the brand has its own download mode which can be used via Odin to flash system software. Being an official release, if your Knox hasn’t already been tripped, this procedure wouldn’t affect it. Plus, after the update, your device would keep Samsung Pay functionality as well. Before we dive into the steps, this guide works with all unlocked Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices regardless of the current software they are running — stock or modified. Use the steps ahead to install February 2019 firmware.
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.
February 2019 Android 9.0 Pie Firmware Details:
This specific February 2019 update brings new security definitions and functional changes. Users can now set a schedule to enable / disable Night Mode. Further, there are performance improvements and bug fixes patched in 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.
- Install One UI: How to Install Android Pie Beta on Galaxy S9 / S9+
- 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 February 2019 Android 9.0 Pie official firmware update.
How to Install February 2019 Update on Galaxy S9 / S9+
Ahead, we have a detailed step-by-step procedure through which you can update Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+ to February Pie 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 February 2019 Pie 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 February Android 9.0 Pie 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.