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Use this page to identify software versions for the Samsung Galaxy S9 as well as details on recent software updates.

 

Identify the device's current software version

Android 9 / 10

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > About phone > Software information.
  3. View the Baseband version and compare it to the section below.

 

Review software version details

VERSION RELEASE DATE ENHANCEMENTS STATUS

Android 10

Baseband version:

G960USQU7ETG3

July 26-31, 2020

July 2020 security patch

All new user interface

Various updates and improvements

Available July 26, 2020

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.  There's a daily limit on downloads between July 26-31. If the update isn't available during this time, try again on the next day.

Android 10

Baseband version:

G960USQS7DTE1

May 28, 2020 May 2020 security patch

Available May 28, 2020

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android 10

Baseband version:

G960USQS7DTB1

March 20, 2020 March 2020 security patch

Available March 20, 2020

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android 10

Baseband version:

G960USQU7DTA8

March 2, 2020
  • Android 10
  • DIGITS built-in multi-line settings removed
  • Google security update for February 2020

Available March 2, 2020

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G960USQS7CSK3

December 10, 2019 December security patch

Available December 10, 2019

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G960USQS7CSJ6

November 13, 2019 November security patch

Available November 13, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G965USQU7CSJ2

November 3, 2019
  • October security patch
  • Other fixes

Available November 3, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G960USQU6CSI2

October 9, 2019
  • Camera Enhancements
  • August Security Patch string
  • Other fixes

Available October 9, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G960USQS5CSGB

August 1, 2019 Security patches

Available August 1, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G960USQS5CSEA

June 12, 2019 Security patches

Available June 12, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G960USQS4CSC8

April 19, 2019
  • April Security Patches
  • Camera performance and image quality improvements
  • Transfer over HTTP

Available April 19, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G960USQS4CSC3

March 21, 2019 March security patch

Available March 21, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G960USQU3CSAB

February 13, 2019
  • Upgrade to Android 9.0 Pie
  • RCS Universal Profile 1.0
  • Band 28 roaming support
  • Various bug fixes and system improvements

Available February 13, 2019

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G960USQS3BRK2

December 16, 2018 December security patch

Available December 16, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G960USQS3BRJ6

November 19, 2018

November security patch

Various bug fixes and system improvements

Available November 19, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G960USQU3BRJ5

November 4, 2018

Wi-Fi enhancements and bug fixes

Various bug fixes and system improvements

Available November 4, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G960USQS3ARIB

October 21, 2018

September/October security patch

Various bug fixes and system improvements

Available October 21, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G960USQS3ARG8

August 17, 2018 August security updates

Available August 17, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G960USQU3ARG7

August 12, 2018

July security updates

Super slow-mo and AR Emoji enhancements

Black screen fix

Available August 13, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G960USQU2ARF7

July 8, 2018

RTT updates

Enhancements made to DIGITS

Various bug fixes and system improvements

Available July 8, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G960USQS2ARF4

June 21, 2018

Android security updates

Various bug fixes

Available June 21, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G960USQU2ARC6

April 13, 2018

Android security updates

Various bug fixes

Was first Available April 13, 2018.

G960USQU1ARBG

March 16, 2018

Release Software

Available March 16, 2018

 

Determine update requirements

Your device must meet the following requirements to update your software to the most current version:

  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Data connection
  • File size: 1.14 GB

 

Update software versions

Update automatically over the air (OTA)

It is recommended to connect to Wi-Fi before completing the update.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.
  3. Wait for the device to check for updates.
  4. Tap OK > Start.
  5. When the restart message appears, tap OK.

 

Update from a computer

Follow the update requirements above, along with the following:

  • Use a Samsung USB cable.
  • Back up your data prior to completing the update.

 

During the update, do not:

  • Use the device or press any keys.
  • Remove the battery, if applicable.
  • Turn off the device.
  • Disconnect the USB cable until the update is complete.

 

You will not be able to place a call during the update, not even an emergency call.

  1. Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer from http://www.samsung.com/us/support/smart-switch-support/#!/.
  2. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
  3. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
  4. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
  5. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
  6. If a software update is available for your device, Smart Switch will automatically prompt you to update. At any time, you can click Update.
  7. Click Update to begin downloading the necessary files.
  8. Click OK to proceed.
  9. Your device may turn off and on a few times during the update process.
  10. Once complete the device will return to the Home screen.

 

Issues after updating

If you experience issues after updating to the latest software version, follow these steps:

  1. Wipe your cache partition to make sure that all system files on your device are put back in order.
    1. Turn off the device.
    2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
    3. When the Android logo displays, release all three keys.
    4. An 'Installing system update' message will show for 30 - 60 seconds before the Android system recovery menu options appear.
    5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe cache partition.
    6. Press Power key to select.
    7. Press the Volume down key to highlight yes, them and press the Power key to select.
    8. When the wipe cache partition is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
    9. Press the Power key to restart the device.
  2. If wiping the cache partition does not work, you may need to perform a master reset.
    1. Back up data on the internal memory. If you have signed into a Samsung account on the device, you have activated Anti-theft and will need your Samsung credentials to finish the master reset.
    2. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
    3. Tap Settings > Accounts and backup > Backup and restore.
    4. Tap the following sliders to desired setting:
      • Back up my data
      • Automatic restore
    5. Tap the Back key (bottom right) until you reach the main Settings menu.
    6. Tap General Management > Reset > Factory data reset.
    7. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, then tap RESET > DELETE ALL.
    8. If you have screen lock turned on, enter your credentials.
    9. If prompted to verify your Samsung account, enter the password, then tap CONFIRM.
    10. Wait for the device to reset.

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