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First Galaxy S9 update brings March 2018 security patch

In a little less than a week, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will go on sale in many countries around the globe, and some pre-order customers already have the device in their hands. Today, those who have an S9 or S9+ will be treated to the first software update for Samsung’s newest flagships. The update is available in Germany at the moment and should be making its way to other markets in the coming days. It’s a minor update at 242 MB and brings the March 2018 security patch. The build number is G960FXXU1ARC5 and G965FXXU1ARC5 for the S9 and S9+ respectively.

First Galaxy S9 update now rolling out

Hopefully, the first Galaxy S9 update will fix some of the bugs we had encountered on the pre-final software on our review units, although the changelog is a generic one that doesn’t let on any particular improvements or new features. We’re also hoping Samsung will improve features like AR Emoji and Bixby Translate in future updates. Right now, though, the latest security fixes seem to be the focus. The March 2018 patch fixes nine critical Android vulnerabilities and five that only affect Samsung’s software; it was first rolled out to the Galaxy A8 (2018) earlier this week.

The latest update can be downloaded from the Settings ยป Software update menu on an S9 or S9+. The complete firmware files will be up on our database as soon as get out hands on them, and the update should also be available via Samsung Smart Switch. If you don’t have the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ yet and are wondering if they’re a worthy purchase, don’t forget to read our Galaxy S9 review.

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yahyamukhtar
yahyamukhtar

in netherland olso no update

tong846
tong846

I got my S9+ in Thailand today, no update still on January security patch

Eddygraphic
Eddygraphic

Hopefully now that the S9 and S9+ support project treble Samsung does a better job at updating their devices quicker.

woody365
woody365

My thoughts exactly.

AdL2012
AdL2012

When S9 and S9 Plus firmware will be available for download via Sammobile site?

yoyo06
yoyo06

Same question ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks !

Mualh
Mualh

It is already

AdL2012
AdL2012

Where? I can’t find anything to firmware section

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I take back what I say about Samsungs Adaptive Fast Charging. Out of the main competitors it charges 2nd only to the OnePlus 5.
It appears slow because it has a large battery. It charges more mAh%/min than the iPhone, Google or others

technorayyan
technorayyan

Received my S9 Plus on Thursday (via Carphone Warehouse) in the UK and this morning managed to download and apply March Security Patch. Good Job so far Samsung..Hope it continues!

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

You manually flashed it or OTA. because I got mine unlocked from Samsung and no March update

technorayyan
technorayyan

I downloaded it via OTA. The handset is a SIM-Free device, if it helps.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

That doesn’t make sense because mine is SIM free direct from Samsung. I should have got the OTA too…? Confused ๐Ÿ˜•

steve1867
steve1867

I would not know I pre ordered mine from CARPHONE WAREHOUSE in plenty of time and they delivered a sim card and a micro sd card only…..NO S9 PLUS

samsunggalaxy82
samsunggalaxy82

Last timely update ..now they will concentrate on note 9.. won’t sell much ..then a, b, c…z series .. and S10

Yousef206
Yousef206

Why does your site say that s8 950fd got oreo update in egypt in 5/03/2018 but I still didn’t receive it ??
I live in egypt btw

Channel42x
Channel42x

Same for the S8+ (G955F) in Luxembourg.

Yousef206
Yousef206

That’s weird

Yousef206
Yousef206

I got it now

JLikesSamsung
JLikesSamsung

Hope my S9+ gets it as it’s got a bad problem with the slo mo camera, where when I go to the slo mo mode the view finder and the captured video goes very dark.

yoyo06
yoyo06

Same things for me … ๐Ÿ™ The video is very very dark

korupt1
korupt1

you need to take these videos in an area that has lots of natural light, try doing a super slow mo in an area like that and see if its still dark

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

Get ready for the update cry babies to pour into the comment section…

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Yep! Got my S9+ today and no update! This sucks

JLikesSamsung
JLikesSamsung

So did I, sorry to bother you but with the slow motion camera does the image go very dark in the viewfinder and in the recorded video.

donalddumb
donalddumb

thats a common issue with slow mo. because the lense is shutting much faster, the amount of light that reaches the sensor decreases rapidly. so image gets darker. thats why slow mo videos are always set up in very bright light enviroment. so no software update will be able to fix this issue