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AT&T Galaxy S9 getting Pie update as well, hack allows instant download

It looks like the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are also getting the update on AT&T’s network, following the release for the AT&T Galaxy Note 9. The Galaxy S9 update doesn’t seem to be rolling out over the air for everyone just yet, but someone at Reddit has posted a nice little hack for those who don’t want to wait. Apparently, moving the phone’s date forward to February 2 (Saturday) and then checking for the update makes it start downloading instantly.

The hack doesn’t seem to work for everyone, but lucky ones should be able to grab the nearly 2GB update over the air right away. If you do try it out, don’t forget to mute the phone as all your alarms and reminders for February 2 will go off once you change the date. You’ll probably have to set those alarms and reminders again if you change the date, but hey, at least you get the long-awaited Pie update right away.

To check for the update, tap the Download updates manually option in the Settings » Software update menu on your Galaxy S9 or S9+. Don’t forget to check out all the new stuff that Android Pie comes with once you’ve updated, and do let us know if the date changing workaround works for you.

  • Model: SM-G960U
  • Dimensions: Bar: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm
  • Display: 5.8 inch / 147.32 mm Super AMOLED Display
  • CPU: Snapdragon 845
  • Camera: 12MP
  • Model: SM-G965U
  • Dimensions: Bar: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Display: 6.2 inch / 157.48 mm Super AMOLED Display
  • CPU: Snapdragon 845
  • Camera: 12MP
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