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.

UPDATE:

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)

Date Firmware Download Android Version Security Patch
Region
25 Jun 2018 G9600ZHU2ARF5 Android 8.0.0 June 2018 Hong Kong
18 May 2018 G9600ZHU2ARE6 Android 8.0.0 May 2018 Mexico
18 May 2018 G9600ZCU2ARE6 Android 8.0.0 May 2018 China (Open China)
18 Apr 2018 G9600ZHU2ARD3 Android 8.0.0 April 2018 Brazil
23 Mar 2018 G9600ZHU2ARC6 Android 8.0.0 March 2018 Peru
23 Mar 2018 G9600ZCU2ARC6 Android 8.0.0 March 2018 China (Open China)

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

Date Firmware Download Android Version Security Patch Region
26 Jul 2018 G960FXXU2BRGA Android 8.0.0 August 2018 Germany
20 Jun 2018 G960FXXU1BRF8 Android 8.0.0 June 2018 Romania

Timeline: Galaxy S9 update (other variants)

Model No. Date Firmware Download Android Version Security Patch Region
SM-G960N (Exynos 9810) 2018-07-26 G960NKSU1ARG7 Android 8.0.0 July 2018 Korea
SM-G960U (Snapdragon 845) 2018-06-19 G960USQU2ARF7 Android 8.0.0 June 2018 United States
SM-G960U1 2018-06-08 G960U1UES2ARF4 Android 8.0.0 June 2018 United States
SM-G960W 2018-06-19 G960WVLU2ARF7 Android 8.0.0 June 2018 Canada

Timeline: Galaxy S9 Plus update

Model No. Date Firmware Download Android Version Security Patch Region
SM-G965F 2018-05-25 G965FXXU1BRE7 Android 8.0.0 May 2018 United Kingdom
SM-G9650 2018-06-20 G9650ZHU2ARF4 Android 8.0.0 June 2018 Mexico
SM-G965N 2018-07-26 G965NKSU1ARG7 Android 8.0.0 July 2018 South Korea
SM-G965U 2018-06-19 G965USQU2ARF7 Android 8.0.0 June 2018 United States
SM-G965U1 2018-06-08 G965U1UES2ARF4 Android 8.0.0 June 2018 ATT — United States
SM-G965W 2018-06-19 G965WVLU2ARF7 Android 8.0.0 June 2018 Canada

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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