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Download Galaxy S9/S9 Plus Update: Android 8.0 Oreo (Official) timeline

With this guide, you will be able to download and install the firmware files of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. We have a timeline table of all the firmware updates of Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus below. Make sure to download the correct firmware based on your device model number.

It’s very rare that Samsung beat Google in term of providing a fast update to their flagship phones. But Samsung is now quite fast for its Galaxy S series. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus owner can now have monthly security patches so fast. Rather than focusing on style and new features, Google improves the reliability of Android every month. For August 2018, Samsung moved ahead and released the latest security patches within this Android 8.0 Oreo.


This guide contains the download link for all the firmware, including the latest one having August 2018 security patch. We also have a tutorial to install the firmware on Samsung devices, using the Odin flash tool.

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Talking about the future, Samsung will release the latest security patches for more devices. Being the newest flagship of the company, Galaxy S9/S9 Plus got updated first. Use the tutorial below to update Galaxy S9/S9 Plus to Android 8.0 Oreo Official Firmware with August 2018 Security patches.

WARNING: All the custom ROMs, Official Firmware, How-to guides, tutorials, roots, hacks, and tricks mentioned on our site belong to the respective developers. We are not responsible if anything goes wrong with your device. Perform it at your own risk.

Timeline: Galaxy S9 update (SM-G9600 Snapdragon 845)

DateFirmware DownloadAndroid VersionSecurity Patch
25 Jun 2018G9600ZHU2ARF5Android 8.0.0June 2018Hong Kong
18 May 2018G9600ZHU2ARE6Android 8.0.0May 2018Mexico
18 May 2018G9600ZCU2ARE6Android 8.0.0May 2018China (Open China)
18 Apr 2018G9600ZHU2ARD3Android 8.0.0April 2018Brazil
23 Mar 2018G9600ZHU2ARC6Android 8.0.0March 2018Peru
23 Mar 2018G9600ZCU2ARC6Android 8.0.0March 2018China (Open China)

Timeline: Galaxy S9 update (SM-G960F Exynos 9810)

DateFirmware DownloadAndroid VersionSecurity PatchRegion
26 Jul 2018G960FXXU2BRGAAndroid 8.0.0August 2018Germany
20 Jun 2018G960FXXU1BRF8Android 8.0.0June 2018Romania

Timeline: Galaxy S9 update (other variants)

Model No.DateFirmware DownloadAndroid VersionSecurity PatchRegion
SM-G960N (Exynos 9810)2018-07-26 G960NKSU1ARG7Android 8.0.0July 2018Korea
SM-G960U (Snapdragon 845)2018-06-19G960USQU2ARF7Android 8.0.0June 2018United States
SM-G960U12018-06-08G960U1UES2ARF4Android 8.0.0June 2018United States
SM-G960W2018-06-19G960WVLU2ARF7Android 8.0.0June 2018Canada

Timeline: Galaxy S9 Plus update

Model No.DateFirmware DownloadAndroid VersionSecurity PatchRegion
SM-G965F2018-05-25G965FXXU1BRE7Android 8.0.0May 2018United Kingdom
SM-G96502018-06-20G9650ZHU2ARF4Android 8.0.0June 2018Mexico
SM-G965N2018-07-26G965NKSU1ARG7Android 8.0.0July 2018South Korea
SM-G965U2018-06-19G965USQU2ARF7Android 8.0.0June 2018United States
SM-G965U12018-06-08G965U1UES2ARF4Android 8.0.0June 2018ATT — United States
SM-G965W2018-06-19G965WVLU2ARF7Android 8.0.0June 2018Canada

Based on your device model, download the firmware file from the above table. But before proceeding to the tutorial to install, we strongly recommend you to backup your important data and files from your phone. Because flashing an official firmware will erase everything from your device. We don’t want you to lose anything by following our tutorial. In that case, you can check out our list of backup app that may help you:

Top 10 Best Android Backup Apps – Secure your Data

Samsung users can use Samsung Smart Switch to backup data on the computer. Samsung Smart Switch even allows the users to move data from one device to another of different variant (like moving data of Galaxy S8 to Galaxy S9).

Once you are sure that you made a complete backup of your necessary documents, you can move ahead to the tutorial below and update Galaxy S9/S9+ to Android 8.0 Oreo Official Firmware with the latest security patch.

If interested in Project Treble, check out: Update Galaxy S9 to Project Treble ROM [Android 8.1] — Oreo Firmware

Tools that required for firmware installation

  1. Odin flash tool: Download Samsung’s Odin flash tool here.
  2. Samsung USB driver: Download Samsung USB Driver.
  3. USB Cable: You must have the official USB cable of your device – the one that provided by Samsung.

How to install Galaxy S9/S9+ firmware

Check out your device variant and download the compatible firmware from the above list. Next, proceed to the installation tutorial from the link below.

The tutorial will use Odin flash tool. We have mentioned the full step-by-step instructions on How to install Stock Firmware on Galaxy S9/S9+. If you are entirely new to rooting, flashing a Custom ROM or an Official Firmware, please read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

Please read the tutorial from the link above to install Stock Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+. The procedure has been described properly with screenshots. If you got stuck somewhere, drop your comment below, and we will help you as soon as possible.

If you wish to root your Galaxy S9/S9+ (Exynox) after updating, you may follow this guide:

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus [all variant] Exynox

Have fun playing with the major system upgrade. You can try out some Xposed modules on Oreo, or you can even try Magisk modules to modify your device in the way you like.

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Saeed Ashif Ahmed
Saeed Ashif Ahmed is a Blogger who has a keen interest in how emerging technology can help the world become a more just, equitable, and kind place. He enjoys interviewing CEOs of tech startups asking them what they are doing to bring greater opportunity and equity to our society.
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