Samsung continues rolling out the stable Android 9.0 pie for its flagships. Time and again we have said this is a gradual process which will cover various regions around the globe steadily. Speaking of which currently the Pie OS is dropping in Russia for Galaxy S9. It comes with the build number G965FPUU2CRLI. Along with that, the software packs the December 2018 security patch step-up for the device. This software update is rolling over-the-air ie OTA. In case you are curious to know what security issues the latest update for Galaxy S9 fixes, then check out the Android December 2018 security bulletin.
Samsung has been preparing thoroughly for Android pie update for its flagship devices since the last quarter of 2018. The company dropped around four phases of limited beta rollout of Pie OS for its devices. running a bit earlier than its plan, in early 2019, it began rolling out the stable Android Pie for its phones. As the hierarchy goes, first the flagship devices like Note 9, Galaxy S9/S9+ are getting the Pie update. Later the 9th generation of Android OS will also hit other Samsung Galaxy devices.
After updating to Android Pie, you will see new features such as new settings UI, new power menu and revamped volume slider on the side panel of the home screen. Also, there will be a dedicated screenshot button, the option for the dark theme. Also, you will see enhanced Auto-fill API, all-new gesture navigation, new notification panel etc. This time with an upgrade to Android Pie, Samsung is making a shift to the One UI user interface from its older Samsung Experience UI.
Now, as mentioned, the G965FPUU2CRLI update is making its move over-the-air. So, your device should automatically capture it when it’s available. Also, you will receive a notification to download and install the same. Now, it may happen that you don’t get the OTA notification on your phone. In that situation, you can search for the update manually. It’s pretty simple. Go to your device Settings > System Update > tap on Check for Latest Updates.
If the G965FPUU2CRLI update shows up, then download and install it. System upgrades come with larger file size. So, it’s better you connect to a Wi-Fi to save carrier data charges while downloading the OTA. Also, charge your device over 50% before updating. This will help to avoid any power related interruptions while download/install is in progress.
There is another way to get the Android 9.0 pie update instantly on your Galaxy S9 in Russia. You can download the firmware and install it manually using a flash tool. In case you’re wondering, you can download the SM-G965F-PUU2CRLI firmware and then flash it using Odin tool. The latter is a flash tool popularly used for flashing firmwares on Samsung smartphones. Follow this guide in the link to know how to flash the latest firmware on Samsung device to complete stock using the Odin Tool. However, if you’re trying to install third-party firmware on your device, do so at your own risk. GetdroidTips will not be responsible for any device bricking that may happen incidentally.
If you are following the manual installation process you have to keep some guidelines in your mind. You will be requiring a PC/laptop in which you should install the required Samsung USB driver. It’s a fairly simple process which you have to follow.
So, guys.! if you own a Galaxy S9 in the Russian region, then keep your eyes out for the G965FPUU2CRLI software update. It comes with the much awaited Android Pie update for your devices. Install it and enjoy.