The Pie party has begun already in the USA and in that matter, T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are now receiving the upgrade to Android Pie. It is seeding officially with build number G960USQS3CSAB and G965USQU3CSAB for the S9 and S9+ respectively. It teams up with the January 2019 security patch update to fortify the device from latest security vulnerabilities. As of this writing, the system software update should be rolling over the air to the users across the specified region with T-Mobile carriers. Obviously, OTAs follow a phased rollout, so everyone may not get to see the update immediately. In that case, you can upgrade manually using the ODIN flash tool. We have covered both the methods below.
After installing the system update to Android 9.0 Pie, new features like gesture navigations, adaptive battery, improved notification management, App slices, Recent Apps etc will grace the device. There are many design changes in the interface as well. Also, with this update, Samsung introduces the One UI interface which is step up from the previous Samsung UX.
How To Find Software Update on T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus
The latest Pie update for T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus from Samsung is rolling over-the-air. It will roll in automatically into the devices. Then you will get the notification to download and install the same.
For some users, it may happen that you don't get to see the update notification on your device. So, in this situation, you have to look for the OTA on your own. This is a pretty simple process. Go to your phone Settings > System Update. There you have to Tap on Check for Latest Updates. If the update shows up, then download it. The system upgrades weigh in gigabytes. So, it's a good idea to connect to a good Wi-Fi network. this will help you download the update swiftly. Using the Wi-Fi network will also save you from getting charged for data by the tele-carrier. Also, make sure to properly juice up the battery of your device around 70% before installing the new update. This will overcome any power related interruptions while installing Android Pie.
Download T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Android 9.0 Pie Update
If you're not able to capture automatic over-the-air update, you can also follow another method to get the upgrade to Android 9.0 pie on your Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. You have to download and install the firmware using the flash tool Odin. Here is the download link for the firmware that comes with the latest Android pie update for Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus in USA.
G960USQS3CSAB: Download Link
G965USQU3CSAB: Download Link
- Device Name: T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus
- Model: SM-G960U and SM-G965U
- Region: USA
- Baseband Version: G960USQS3CSAB (S9) and G965USQU3CSAB (S9+)
- Security Patch Level: 01.09.2019
- Software Supported: ODIN Tool
- Android OS: 9.0 Pie
Steps to install Android Pie on your Galaxy S9 Series
First of all download the Android Pie based from the link above followed by all the Samsung USB drivers and other flash tools. You have to use the Odin to flash the stock firmware on the device. We have also put up the tutorial which will help you install the new Pie OS firmware on your T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Check the guidelines before you begin to install the new firmware.
- Supported device: T-Mobile Galaxy S9 Series
- Charge your device's battery up to 50% or more before performing the update.
- A PC/Laptop
- Take a full Backup on your phone before installing any new firmware.
- You must install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
- Download and Install Samsung Kies software.
- Download Latest Odin Software
- You need to Enter the Samsung Download Mode.
How to Install Stock Firmware on Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus
Follow the tutorial below to know how to use the Odin tool to install the Android 9 Pie firmware on the Canadian Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
So, join the Pie party now if you use Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus based out in USA region. Install and enjoy.