The unlocked Galaxy S9 in the US is receiving a late software update. The August 2019 security patch is currently knocking into the devices with build number G960U1UEU6CSH7. This update is rolling over-the-air. It is based on Android 9.0 Pie. It only brings the security patch update and some regular system enhancements. Apart from that, it doesn’t really add any new features to the phone. To help the S9 users instantly update the software, we have also got the latest stock ROM zip file, which they can install manually on their devices and step up to the August 2019 patch.
Recently, Google’ Project Zero Analysis team discovered a security vulnerability. This one can give access to cyber miscreants to remotely control the smartphones and tamper with data. Among multiple devices, Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S7, S8, and S9 were listed as vulnerable to this security issue. So, the October security patch was made available and rolled out to various Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus from Verizon, Galaxy A50, etc. However, there are still devices like the unlocked Galaxy S9 which are yet to get the latest October software update.
Anyways, let’s check out how we can upgrade the unlocked Galaxy S9 to build number G960U1UEU6CSH7.
Grabbing the G960U1UEU6CSH7 OTA
While a majority of users will receive the G960U1UEU6CSH7 August 2019 security update for unlocked Galaxy S9, there is another significant number of users who won’t get the software update right away. OTA updates move into devices in batch. So, it’s a gradual process. If you are not lucky enough to get the August 2019 software update automatically, then you can look for it manually on your device.
- Go to your phone Settings > tap on About Device
- Tap on System Updates > Check for Updates
Now, your phone will try to search if the new software update is available in your region. If it’s already available you can see the prompt to download the new update. It’s always a recommendation from our end to use Wi-Fi for a faster download of the software update.
Install Firmware to Update Unlocked Galaxy S9 to August 2019 security Patch
If you want to upgrade the security of your device right now, then you can consider flashing the firmware zip file manually on your device. It is the same G960U1UEU6CSH7 software which the ROM zip will upgrade your unlocked Galaxy S9 with. Before providing you with the firmware here is some information about it which you may want to cross-check.
Info about the Current Firmware
Build number: G960U1UEU6CSH7
Android OS Version: Android 9.0 Pie
Software Supported: ODIN Flash Tool
Security Patch Level: 2019-08-01
Download G960U1UEU6CSH7 Firmware
Stock Firmware Installation Guide
To install a firmware zip to complete stock on a Samsung phone, you have to use the ODIN flash tool. It is the exclusive tool that serves the purpose of flashing ROMs.
Also, before, getting ahead with the installation, I will mention some other tools which you must have to be able to successfully install the firmware on your device.
- The firmware we have put up in this guide is exclusively for Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U1). Don’t install it on other Samsung devices.
- Have at least a 50% recharge in your smartphone battery to perform the installation without any power-related interruptions.
- A PC/laptop and a USB Cable
- Download and install the latest Samsung USB Drivers on your system.
- Do not forget to install the ODIN Flash tool
- Remember to take a complete backup of your device and the data present in it before installing the new software.
- Install the Samsung Kies software on your computer.
- Enter your device to the Samsung Download Mode before installing the firmware.
Tutorial for firmware flashingHow to Install Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S9 using ODIN Flash Tool
To make the installation hassle-free for you, here is a video tutorial for you. Check it out.Video Tutorial to Install a ROM Manually on A Samsung Smartphone
So, if you haven’t’ received the OTA for the G960U1UEU6CSH7 August 2019 security patch for the US unlocked Galaxy S9, then download the firmware and flash it using our guide. Else, you can await the OTA if you have the patience. We hope that this guide was useful to you.