The One UI 2.1 update started rolling out to the Galaxy Note 9 a few weeks back, and more and more countries have received it since then. One UI 2.1 has also reached Note 9 owners in the US, where T-Mobile became the first carrier to release the coveted update for its customers. Now, Sprint is following suit.
Sprint’s Galaxy Note 9 is being updated to One UI 2.1, with firmware version N960USQU4ETF3 rolling out to the device. The update includes the June 2020 security patch and is a 1GB download over the air. If you own a Note 9 on Sprint, you can grab the update by going into the phone’s Settings app, selecting Software update, and tapping Download and install. The One UI 2.1 firmware can also be downloaded from our firmware archive.
The Galaxy Note 9 gets many of the same new features that Galaxy S20 owners have access to with One UI 2.1. The list includes many camera features, such as Single Take mode, My Filters, and Pro video mode, along with improved AR Emoji. Other new functionality includes Quick Share, Music Share, multilingual translation support in Samsung Keyboard, and automatic grouping of images and videos in the Gallery app.
One UI 2.1 is possibly the last major update for the Galaxy Note 9
The Galaxy Note 9 will likely stop getting major updates going forward – Android 11 is only expected to be available for the Galaxy Note 10 and, of course, the upcoming Galaxy Note 20. Even One UI 2.1 was not always guaranteed for the nearly two-year old flagship, but thankfully, the Note 9 (and the Galaxy S9 and S9+) will go out on a high note. The device will continue to get security updates with some regularity for at least two more years.