Galaxy Note 9 updated with January patch in China, but no Pie

Samsung has released a new update for the Galaxy Note 9 in China, but it’s not Android Pie. The new update brings the January 2019 security patch and is based on Android Oreo. However, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to those who have been following Pie-related coverage here on SamMobile. Samsung China has had February as the time frame for both the S9 and Note 9 Pie updates from the start, so we guess it’s a good thing the company isn’t holding back on the January security update till then.

Of course, not every country will have to wait until February for Android Pie. Samsung has released the Note 9 Pie update in a number of countries in the last couple of days, and we can expect more markets to join the party as the month progresses. The worldwide rollout will hopefully complete by February, though, at least for unlocked units, as many Galaxy S9 or Note 9 owners will otherwise be quite disappointed.

In any case, the new update for the Note 9 in China can be downloaded from the Settings » Software update menu on the phone. We have the full firmware in our database as well as an alternate method for jumping onboard the new software, which comes with build number N9600ZCS1ARL7.

  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Display: 6.4" (162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)


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Anyone know when the Pie update is coming to the SM N9600 Note 9? Im in Trinidad and Tobago and I am seeing some sources are saying Feb 4th and some saying Feb 11


Got the January security update this morning. Still no pie in Trinidad & Tobago here in the Caribbean. Using the N9600 dual SIM factory unlocked version.


It’s the N9600 dual sim snapdragon version. Not the N960F. It seems that model with get pie later rather than sooner.


It is already February the 2nd and still no update for the Samsung N9600 in China. I have already tried plugging my Note 9 into my computer and used Smart Switch but no luck either.