Samsung is swiftly rolling out the stable Android Pie update in various regions for its flagship devices. Currently, the new system software is seeding out in Korea for Galaxy S9 which will now grace the new 9th generation of Android OS. It is knocking in with the build number G960NKSU1CRLL. This Pie update is teaming up with the security patch of December 2018. Though we are in mid-January, we think the update is a gradual process which began early January. So, it was set up with the December security patch.
Recently Android Pie update for Galaxy S9 began rolling in Russia. We did mention earlier that this system upgrade will follow a gradual process of rollout. Samsung has been performing beta testing from the last couple of months to make sure that everyone enjoys a bug-free experience of new Android 9.0 Pie. As of now the stable avatar of Android Pie is making its way into Galaxy S9 and Note 9 devices. In the coming weeks, other flagship from Samsung such as Galaxy S8 will also get their share of Pie treat.
With the upgrade to Android Pie, Samsung introduces the One UI user interface. Speaking of Android Pie the users will now see new features such as new settings UI, all-new gesture navigation, new power menu and revamped volume slider on the home screen. Now there is a dedicated screenshot button for the device. Also, users will see other features like enhanced Auto-fill API, new notification panel etc.
Latest Android 9.0 Pie update G960NKSU1CRLL update is rolling as over-the-air(OTA) update. So, technically your Galaxy S9 should notify you of the update as it shows up on your device. Then all you have to do is simply download and install the new software. Often it happens that you keep waiting for the airborne system update, but the OTA is too stubborn to show up. Then to deal with that, you can search for the new software update on your own. It's quite simple. Go to your phone Settings > System Update > tap on Check for Latest Updates.
If the G960NKSU1CRLL update shows up, then download and install it by following the on-screen instructions. As it is system upgrade, it will weigh in around gigabytes. So, we suggest you find and connect to a stable Wi-Fi network and download the update swiftly. This will also save you from being charged for data by your tele-carrier. Also, make sure to juice up your device over 50% before installing the update. This will help to avoid any power related interruptions while you carry on with the OTA download and install.
However, there is another alternate method to get the Android 9.0 pie update right now on your Galaxy S9. All you have to do is download the firmware and install it manually. Download the G960NKSU1CRLL firmware here. After that, you can install it using the Odin tool. Odin is the regular flash tool used to install stock firmwares on Samsung devices.
If you want to know how to flash the latest firmware on a Samsung Galaxy S9 device using the Odin Tool, follow the link herein. Also, install proper Samsung USB drivers and keep a computer handy to perform the installation of the new firmware. Keep in mind that if you install firmware from third-party sources on your device, you've to do so at your own discretion. GetdroidTips will not be responsible for bricking of any phone that may happen incidentally.
So, guys..! finally Android Pie update for Galaxy S9 is making its entry in Korea with the G960NKSU1CRLL software. Either wait for the OTA to roll in on its own or flash the firmware manually. Install and enjoy the goodies new Pie OS brings.