Here is a complete tutorial on how you can install Android 9.0 Pie August 2019 official update on Samsung Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+. Despite just recently launching a new Note flagship, Samsung is still committed towards providing regular software updates even for older devices like the Galaxy S9 series. This latest update comes packed with improvements and fixes. Further based on Android Pie, which will soon be replaced with Android Q by Google, August 2019 update is arriving on all international Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ phones. For downloading and installing the factory firmware manually, and that too, without tripping Knox, here is the complete tutorial!
We always recommend a complete backup of all apps and data before any sort of system change such as firmware installation. Once you have made sure of that, you can proceed with the steps ahead. Just like older Galaxy devices, Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus come with a built-in download mode that is to be used in correspondence with Odin to flash system software. As we discussed previously, this is an official firmware so installing this wont be voiding your warranty or tripping Knox security. As regional differences delay the OTA update, this manual process will let you skip the wait. Further, our guide can be used to restore factory settings and unroot your Samsung Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9 Plus.
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 2019 Android 9.0 Pie Firmware Details:
This specific August 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 August 2019 Android 9.0 Pie official firmware update.
How to Install August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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.