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Galaxy S9 update brings February patch, Night mode schedule, and more

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are getting a new software update that brings the February 2019 security patch and adds an important option for One UI’s Night mode feature that was missing from the stable Android Pie builds. Yes, you can now set a schedule for Night mode from the display settings. The update also improves Wi-Fi stability, and we hope this is a fix for the poorer Wi-Fi range the Galaxy S9 has on Android Pie, especially for 5GHz networks.

In addition to Wi-Fi, the update improves NFC, email, and gesture stability. We’re assuming the gestures are the full-screen gestures that one can use on Pie instead of the on-screen navigation keys. With this update, the Galaxy S9 also becomes the first flagship to be getting the February 2019 security patch (at least as an official update and not as part of beta software). Fingers crossed Samsung will release a similar update for the Galaxy Note 9 soon, as the Note 9 also faces some of the same issues as the S9 and S9+ on Android Pie.

The new update comes with software version G960FXXU2CSB3 and G965FXXU2CSB3 for the S9 and S9+ respectively. It’s a 350 MB+ download over the air and is currently rolling out in Germany, though availability should expand to other markets soon. To get the update, open the Settings app on your S9 or S9+, tap Software update, then select the Download and install option. Can’t download the update over the air? Just download the new firmware from our database and flash it on your phone using a Windows PC, or try Samsung’s Smart Switch software.

Received the new Galaxy S9 or S9+ update yet? Let us know if you see anything new or different once the update has installed!

  • Model: SM-G960F
  • Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS OIS (F1.5/F2.4)
  • Model: SM-G965F
  • Dimensions: 157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Display: 6.2” (158.1mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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Shauryam
Shauryam

Got The update in india same changelog as discussed in the article above

mada222
mada222

Got the update without scheduled night mode

Shauryam
Shauryam

Seems like everyone is getting a different update 😂😅

Jidhin
Jidhin

Exactly, devices in the UAE have this update today, 2 months since we received any update after Pie. Just February patch, no scheduled night mode or other bug fix is included. 98MB

Shauryam
Shauryam

When will update come for india

Christian Cueto
Christian Cueto

Bad news, unfortunately the update is not the same for all countries.

This morning I received an update with the security patch of February for my device SMG9600 but it is only the security patch.

There’s nothing else, it’s just the February security patch and I’ve noticed that the version is different:
G9600ZHS3CSB1

This update does not include the improvement for the “night mode” and I suppose the other features mentioned in this update, either.

jgomez93
jgomez93

Yo tengo un S9+ con la actualización con parche de seguridad del 1 febrero 2019 y tengo un problema con la calidad para grabar los vídeos ya no me graba en 4k a 60fps si alguien tiene el mismo problema o lo tuvo y lo soluciono que comente
Saludos desde Colombia.

Jupite73
Jupite73

In Italy?

gabryvacca
gabryvacca

L’Italia l’hanno dimenticata, come le patch di gennaio

insaner
insaner

S9+, unlocked, XEO, Poland – update Has just arrived. 362.71MB

Rutjan
Rutjan

I was hoping for camera improvements as well, like a pro video mode and better low light recordings…

LIORID
LIORID

Someone got the update in spain?

Jidhin
Jidhin

We are still on December patch in the UAE and they states no further updates are needed here.

Messibarca92
Messibarca92

Fake news

rmbln01
rmbln01

This would mean Note9’s Feb Security update will be out soon… fingers crossed.

Jidhin
Jidhin

I have been asking Samsung UAE to release patches after December but they state these patches are not worthy as devices in the UAE have no issues reported whatsoever. I think their tech team is worthless. It’s February now and Germany has latest patch while we are still lagging behind 2 months. Below is their reply. * The software is provided differently per region to ensure the stability of device to work depending on the countries network environments and requirements. We understand that you can compare with different models but for the S9 (Gulf model) where there is no more… Read more »

AdL2012
AdL2012

UK unlocked S9+ still on 22nd January update

Jidhin
Jidhin

UAE on December 1st patch.

chls_84
chls_84

S9 started rolling out Android Pie 9.

chls_84
chls_84

US Unlocked (G960U1)

gabryvacca
gabryvacca

In Italy my S9 (android Pie) still has december security patch. Why?

insaner
insaner

Poland too. This is strange…

gabryvacca
gabryvacca

Yes, very strange, it never happened to me

Jidhin
Jidhin

We too in the UAE

Reloys
Reloys

Germany first every single time. Why though!

Why do we have to wait weeks after every release to get it!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Just flash it the Germany Firmware, and you don’t have problem.

MirceaForce
MirceaForce

it’s seems that for the last 3 years germany is the first to everything ..i cannot understand either

Christian Cueto
Christian Cueto

With this new update, was the problem resolved that the gestures could not be completely hidden? Or rather, the navigation bar.

hassanmir
hassanmir

There is no such problem, display/navigation and at the bottom turn off gesture hints, now its hidden.

locarno
locarno

“gesture stability”

What this exactly mean ?

Emraan100
Emraan100

U always ask random questions.. That’s why i assume you got yellow flag before your username😉

locarno
locarno

Not random questions. I am asking about a lot of things. And the yellow flag mean premium user rank.

Emraan100
Emraan100

I know bro.. Just joking.. don’t take seriously..

locarno
locarno

Keep calm 😊

Emraan100
Emraan100

It’s so quite and serene😇

aarozone
aarozone

There were swiping issues and lag on some occasions. I have the same at the moment on NOTE9. Hopefully it should be fixed with the next update.

Simone25
Simone25

And for note 9?

Moosehead1
Moosehead1

I think this is why my pie update has not come through yet. Figure they are combining the pie update one ui and the Feb security patch??

Poloniumra
Poloniumra

Hope it don’t stuck in December Patch

Koma26
Koma26

SM-G965F unlocked still on Android 8.0 with October security patch.Im starting to think that something is wrong with my phone.Is that possible?

lpsmauricio
lpsmauricio

Try to use the Smart Switch on your pc and connect your phone. I wasn’t getting any updates till I updated in my Smart Switch. After that everything came to normal.

Dcdaniel
Dcdaniel

T mobile s9 plus part of the beta still not running the stable version, samsung truly is the worst at updating software on their flagships we payed top dollar for this devices yet we get little to none OS upgradablility

Cicerone
Cicerone

Some of us are running Pie and OneUI from beginning of January. But you have always better prices on phones. You know that you can not have it all.

Eslip1
Eslip1

US unlocked still running Oreo with November update… Kinda disappointed