Official update of Android Pie (Android 9.0) is weeks away for Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Experts says the Android Pie Update for Note 9 will air in early 2019.
Samsung has been testing Android 9.0 Pie update on two flagship devices: Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9. These two will be the first ever devices from Samsung to get Android Pie update.
There has been weeks if not months before Samsung officially release its version of Android 9.0 Pie with Samsung Experience 10 UI. There is a way to not wait and try Android Pie update and features right now.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ users had access to Android Pie for weeks and now Galaxy Note 9 owners can get their own taste of pie. All you have to do is have a Note 9, Brain and Time.
The leaked Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update is beta from Samsung. It’s official software but it is not final version of update. So if you are not willing to put your phone to risk.
So, if you are ready to take that risk and install Android 9.0 Pie update on Galaxy Note 9 right now and try Experience 10, Here is How you can do that:
How to Install Android Pie Update in Galaxy Note 9
Right now, Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update is available for Snapdragon devices, and only devices with Snapdragon 845 can run this software. If you have Note 9 powered by Exynos, you’ll have to wait. Don’t know which chipset your Galaxy Note 9 has? its easy to find using app like CPU-Z, you can download it from Play Store.
Warning: This build may be unstable. We don’t recommend installing it unless you are willing to deal with some bugs. For example, there may be constant crashes and some apps may not be usable. More features could be broken that we haven’t seen yet. Must Backup your Phone’s Data
Downloads for Updating Galaxy Note 9 to Android Pie
- Download Odin 3.13.1
- Download N960USQS1ARI5 Firmware File (Update.ZIP) – 1.6 GB
- Download Odin files – 4.33 GB
Steps to Install Android Pie Update in Galaxy Note 9
- Insert a SD Card in your Galaxy Note 9 and copy the update.zip file downloaded in your SD Card.
- Find zip file named as SM-N960USQS1ARI5.zip from six files in Odin.
- Now, turn of your Galaxy Note 9 and boot in Odin mode. To do that Press Power+ Volume Down + Bixby button.
- Run Odin and add corresponding BL, AP, CP and CSC but don’t add anything in Userdata. This will erase all data on your phone.
- Hit start.
- Your Galaxy Note 9 will flash the new firmware and then reboot.
- After you do this, you’ll have to wait about 5 minutes and then shut off your Galaxy Note 9 and reboot into recovery by holding Power + Volume Up + Bixby.
- Now use the ARI5 to CRJ1 OTA for this update.
- Use the volume buttons to move cursor and power to select “apply update from SD card.” If you do not have an SD Card, skip to step 11.
- Use the volume buttons again to select the update.zip file and the power button to select it. The update will then start. The update can take between 2 to 10 minutes. Once you finish this step, skip to step 12.
- If you don’t have an SD Card, use the volume buttons to select the “apply update from adb” option. Then open a command prompt/Terminal on your PC and type:
adb sideload <file location of update.zip>
and hit enter. The update process may take 10 to 20mins and you’ll be experiencing Android Pie on your Galaxy Note 9 Device. If you face any trouble during the process do comment and share your thoughts in comment section below.