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Sprint Galaxy S9 Android Pie update has started rolling out

The wait is over for those waiting for the Sprint Galaxy S9 Android Pie update. Carrier-locked units in the United States have finally started receiving the latest iteration of Android. Verizon got the ball rolling first for the major carriers just yesterday. It has already released Pie for both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

Sprint has jumped on the bandwagon as well, leaving behind AT&T and T-Mobile. Multiple users have confirmed receiving the update notification from the carrier early this morning.

Sprint Galaxy S9 Android Pie released

Verizon’s Xfinity MVNO was the first to release Android Pie for locked units on its network. Big Red followed suit the very next day. This goes to show that it may not be long before AT&T and T-Mobile also roll out the update.

The carrier is rolling out firmware version G960USQU3CSAB for the Galaxy S9 on its network. Don’t think it’s going to be a 238MB update for you if you’re on Oreo. You’ll get one that’s almost 1.5GB. The smaller updates are for those who are already on the One UI (Android Pie) beta.

Users will get all of the new features that are included in Android Pie. This update includes One UI which is Samsung’s latest custom skin for its devices. Check out our video demo of One UI for more and the feature focus series to learn what it’s capable of.

With the Sprint Galaxy S9 Android Pie update now out, it’s only a matter of time before the carrier follows through for the Galaxy S9+ as well. Those who haven’t received an update notification yet need not worry. One should land on their device in a few hours.

Sprint Galaxy S9 Android Pie

  • Model: SM-G960U
  • Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS OIS (F1.5/F2.4)

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Marmau83
Marmau83

Cmon AT&T. You’re late to the party.

TravisKnight
TravisKnight

Change the date on your phone to February 1. It’s set to start then. Once you do that, it will work. I’m downloading it now.

Marmau83
Marmau83

Thanks for the tip. That worked!

Eslip1
Eslip1

Sad….. Unlocked s9+ still on November update

bimalpattnaik
bimalpattnaik

Second class treatment for the early adopters who paid the whole price. Wow

SuperITWizarD
SuperITWizarD

Their are benefits to getting carrier locked versions of the phone, Sprint got them as soon as they came out and you dont have to shell out the full price of the phone, I got my S9 on special from Sprint for 9 dollars a month for the phone plus my truly unlimited everything, including unlimited 4G and 50GB/month 4G hotspot for using my laptop on the go, if you want to buy it outright you still can for a sprint locked phone and it belongs to you, but when your done with your flex lease you can pay off… Read more »

richmiguel
richmiguel

The Samsung Galaxy G960U from Verizon yesterday sent me the notification, that there was an update and effectively Android 9

kaku85
kaku85

Unlocked Phones will be the last ones, great

mics868
mics868

Smh

joaopauloss
joaopauloss

Gente , ninguém consegue o arquivo da versão beta da China!??? Para os modelos G-9600!??? Pense em algo difícil!!!

ogsamsung
ogsamsung

yep

SuperITWizarD
SuperITWizarD

My Sprint S9 woke me up notifying me I needed to install several updates that were core android updates, that was at 12:17 Central Standard Time. So I checked for a software update and sure enough it started downloading Android P with OneUI. Was a 1998MB download, Didn’t take super long though and I am LOVING the new look and features. WELL DONE SAMSUNG, well done!

xhuljano
xhuljano

nothing for note 9 USA ?

heffaazul
heffaazul

That’s why I said goodbye to purchasing a device from any US carrier. I now use the
snow white/alpine white Note 9 that I imported from Taiwan. Running on AT&T. I’ve had PIE/UI for about 3 weeks now.

SuperITWizarD
SuperITWizarD

Getting a foreign device isnt always the best for the US because I doubt you can hit all the network bands because they differ from country to country, you most likely aren’t getting all the LTE bands your network offers in the states, their are reasons they produce different models for different countries.

heffaazul
heffaazul

Initially that was a concern. After running SpeedTest of Note 8/Sprint vs Note 9/Taiwan those concerns were gone. There were no notable differences in speed up or down. I’ll continue testing it around town.

One tool that I did lose is Samsung Pay. Unbeknownst to me it is region specific. Thankfully, Google Pay is a solid alternative.

SuperITWizarD
SuperITWizarD

I’m happy to hear it’s working well for you and your getting to enjoy Pie and OneUI which I am absolutely in love with the features. How are you enjoying the new UI and added features, I haven’t found a single bug yet on my Sprint S9. It seems like the RAM management is much better than before, do you notice the same on your Note9?

heffaazul
heffaazul

RAM management has been improved for sure. Battery life hasn’t suffered either. So far it seems to be a solid upgrade.

SuperITWizarD
SuperITWizarD

Galaxy S series always comes before note series on updates because it’s always the first flagship device of the year they roll out, it wont be long for the note9.