T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 update brings security patches, camera improvement, and more


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 owners, T-Mobile’s got a new software update for you to help start your week.

T-Mobile is now sending an update to its Galaxy Note 9 that bumps the device to version N960USQU1ARL1. The update is 196.25MB and includes the December 1, 2018 Android security patches and a camera preview improvement.

Also included in this update is “New Calling Service Enhancement — Caller Verified (Stir/Shaken)”. T-Mobile recently announced that it would be beefing up its Scam ID and Scam Block features with the STIR (Secure Telephony Identity Revisited) and SHAKEN (Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) standards. These technologies help to digitally validate the handoff of calls, enabling your carrier to verify an incoming call is from the person supposedly making it.


Unfortunately, there’s no mention of RCS Universal Profile 1.0 support in the update’s notes. T-Mobile recently added the Note 9 (and Note 8) to its list of RCS UP 1.0 supported devices, but we haven’t heard of an update to enable this feature quite yet.

Several T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 owners have already received this update today, including TmoNews readers Phil, Bryan, and Debjit. If you’ve got a Note 9 and you haven’t already updated, you can check for the update by going into Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.

Thanks, Phil, Bryan, and Debjit!

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  • Sayahh

    Shaken but not stirred.

  • J.J.

    Note 8 pictured lol.

    • DKBNYC

      Look again.

      • J.J.

        Guess i should have screen shot it. Because it was changed lol

  • “NOOB”

    Headline: Note 9 receives December 2018 security patch January 2019. One of the laziest facets of owning a none pure Android device.

  • Stryker218

    PIE nowhere to be found

    • jameslapc

      Running the beta I can tell you it’s almost ready they just have to fix a couple more things in the beta.

  • bitterseed

    They did fix the QHD bug. I now can set the Note 9 back to QHD from FHD+ and have the Note 9 work with Android Auto using QHD. I’ll take that for now even with no 9.0 update. heh

    • kyle hern

      Really? I’m trying to use Dex mode in QHD and still nothing…