Samsung will soon begin selling the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in retail stores around the world. The first software update for the two devices went live over the weekend, around the same time that many who pre-ordered the S9 or S9+ saw it arrive at their doorstep. The first update is an important one as it brings the software up to the final retail version that we were unfortunate not to have on our review units, so Samsung has sent it out at the right time. And, like clockwork, the first firmware files for Samsung’s latest flagships are now available in our firmware database.
Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ firmware now available for download
The firmware version is G960FXXU1ARC5 and G965FXXU1ARC5 for the S9 and S9+ respectively, and the firmware are available for Germany and the United Kingdom. The software version, of course, is Android 8.0.0 Oreo. Not Android 8.1, but as Samsung often points out, the necessary enhancements from such point upgrades are usually implemented even if the user-facing software version doesn’t change. Thanks to Project Treble support, there’s hope that Samsung won’t be delaying software updates as much as it has for last year’s flagships, although the company isn’t promising or even mentioning anything in this regard.
To grab the Galaxy S9 firmware, head to our database. We also have the official Galaxy S9 wallpapers available for download. Still on the fence about the Galaxy S9 or S9+? Read our review to find out if these devices are worth your hard-earned money.