Sprint has released a new update for the Galaxy Note 9, bringing the October 2019 security patch to the device. Sprint is the first carrier in the US to update the Note 9 with the newest security patch and is doing so a little over a week after the unlocked Exynos-powered Galaxy Note 9 was updated in other markets. The software version on Sprint’s variant will be bumped to N960USQS2CSI5 after the October update has been installed.
Don’t expect to see any new features included in the update; Samsung is likely to keep major changes for the Android 10 update for both the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9. The company is already testing Android 10 and One UI 2.0 for the two smartphones, and it’s possible it will also launch a beta program to let customers try out the next major Android upgrade ahead of its stable release, but nothing is confirmed at this moment. Galaxy S10 owners in the US are currently testing out the One UI 2.0 beta, and Sprint is one of two carriers who are letting their users take part in the program.
You can update your Galaxy Note 9 over the air if you’re on Sprint’s network from the phone’s Settings » Software update menu. Another way to get your phone on the latest software is to download firmware from our firmware archive and manually flash it using a Windows PC.