Updated on February 22, 2019: A new Android Pie firmware started rolling for many regions across the world with build number G960FXXU2CSB3. Currently, this build number is rolling in Germany, France, Taiwan, Netherlands, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Vietnam and many more.
Today Samsung made a surprising story by rolling the stable version of Android 9.0 Pie for both Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Earlier, the company was running the beta test version this device. Now we have a stable version of Android Pie with build number G960FXXU2CRLI for Galaxy S9. If you are running the Android Pie beta, then you can download the stable via OTA (over the air) which weighs around 158MB in size. Those who are on Android Oreo, then you need 2GB of internet data to download.
The update is currently rolling over the air for users in Germany, and will soon start rolling in other regions. As far as we know, the first batch of downloads is already rolled. If you are lucky, then you should see the update notification on your Galaxy S9. To check for the software update, then head down to the Settings App --> Software update --> then Download and install option. If you have the update, then you will see a new update with build number G960FXXU2CRLI.
Make sure that you have enough battery backup before upgrading your Galaxy S9 to stable Android 9.0 Pie update. Your device should be connected to a stable WiFi network or your carrier will charge you for the data. Ensure that you have taken the backup before you upgrade.
The new Android Pie brings a couple of design changes to the successor Android Oreo but the most notable one is the gesture-based navigation system. Other features of Android 9 Pie are New Quick Settings UI design, Redesigned volume slider, Advanced Battery with AI Support, Notch Support, Improved Adaptive Brightness, Manual theme selection, Android Dashboard which Google calls Digital Wellbeing, and more other features.
G960FXXU2CRLI: Stable Android Android 9.0 Pie for Galaxy S9
With this new stable version, Samsung has integrated the new UI (user interface) called One UI which comes with new experience to any users.
It is currently started with the base of Android Pie which brings new and enhanced One UI interface design along with many new features and customizations. The main features of OneUI are one-handed usage and other features include system-wide dark mode, a new UI, and design language focused on ease of use and reachability, and a lot more things.
Features of OneUI are:
The main features of OneUI are one-handed usage and other features include system-wide dark mode, a new UI, and design language focused on ease of use and reachability, and a lot more things.
- Content and Settings have been re-organized
- Interactive Elements moved to screen bottom for easy access
- Night mode feature
- Reply to messages directly in the notification panel
- Image thumbnails now show on the notification
- New Emojis
- Adaptive theme changes
- Floating keyboard
Always On Display
- New clock styles added
- Battery charging information
- Improved search
- Enables search within App
- New scene optimizer enhances the camera color settings.
- Adds new Editor tool for Photos.
- New storage analysis tool has been added to help you monitor storage usage.
- Show/hide items on MyFiles home screen.
- Shows daily step counts in the notification panel.
- Lift to wake feature turns on the screen when you pick up the phone.
Download Firmware, Odin Tool, and Drivers:
Steps to Install Android 9.0 Pie for Galaxy S9:
Now, let us take a look at the prerequisites for installing the build number G960FXXU2CRLI on Galaxy S9. Should we?
- Make sure that your Galaxy S9 with the Exynos model is listed above.
- You need a PC for this guide.
- Your Samsung Galaxy S9 should have at least a 60% charge left.
- Active Internet Connection.
Disclaimer: We are at GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any bricking/damage to your phone while/after installing this ROM.
Once you have downloaded the above prerequisites, its time to install the Android Pie on your Samsung Galaxy S9.
Instructions to Install:
Now, in order to install Android 9.0 Pie on your Samsung Galaxy S9, you need to follow these steps carefully. You need Full ROM G960FXXU2CRLI, USB Drivers and the latest ODIN tool.