Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ getting Android Pie updates


After T-Mobile began pushing Android Pie to its versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ last week, the unlocked versions have now begun getting their updates.

Samsung is now updating the unlocked versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ to Android Pie in the U.S. Galaxy S9 owners should look for an update to version G960U1UeU3CSA8, which is 1760.32MB, while Galaxy S9+ owners can expect a 1764.85MB update to version G965U1UEU3CSA8.


This update brings with it Samsung’s One UI, a refreshed user interface that moves interactive elements to the bottom of the screen to make larger displays easier to use. A night mode is included with the update as well, as is a bump to the January 1, 2019 Android security patch level.

If you’ve got an unlocked Galaxy S9 or S9+ and haven’t yet updated, go check to see if you’ve got a piece of Pie waiting for you. While lots of T-Mobile customers are using a Galaxy S9 and S9+ that they bought from T-Mo, there are some people that opted for the unlocked model from Samsung instead, and so it’s good to see them finally getting an update to Pie, too.

Have you updated your T-Mobile or unlocked Galaxy S9/S9+ to Android Pie? If so, what do you think of the update so far?

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  • Linx

    Great! The day before I order the S10.

  • Thomas Baker

    When will the Note 9 get it?

    • Omegajb

      Dead last it would appear. So much for this being a flagship phone for T-Mobile

    • I’m wondering about the Note 9 as well. I have one that is unlocked.

  • Frank B

    Battery drains fast. Not happy… :(

    • News Reporter

      Do a factory reset after every update. It fixes a lot of issues.

  • Sayahh

    Is Pie worth it? Or should ppl stay on Oreo?

    • Francisco Peña

      Pie is nice in that it has a system wide dark mode. However, some items look too cartoonish. notifications are now rounded boxed, same as the default email app and settings. So its like a not as dark gray box on a black background.

      Hate the clock on the left of the notification. Camera also, on the preview, it was on the right side of the screen, now its on the left. throws me off each time. There are other nit picky things, but i’m not entirely feeling Pie. I haven’t noticed any difference in battery life

  • My moms S9+ just updated this week. Great battery so far and seems zippy! She told me that aside from some features being relocated and icons changing, so far so good.

  • vinnyjr

    What about the SGS8, This device should have received it first. Don’t think I’ll be buying another Samsung device. I’ve had every Samsung since The SGS3. No More. I Think my SGS8 is a crazy device but Samsung forgets about you very fast.

    • g2a5b0e

      If you’ve had every Galaxy S since the 3, you would know that the most recent flagship always gets the new Android version before the previous one.

    • Francisco Peña

      and you got updates before the SGS7, so let’s move one. All current flagships get 1st crack at things since resources are still being used to support it. Once you get to older units, resources have to be shifted to specifically work on it, thus delays.

      The end of the world isn’t going to happen because you didn’t get Pie as quickly.

  • vinnyjr

    What about the SGS8 ? This device should have been first. I’ve bought every Samsung device since the SGS3. This is my last Samsung device.

    • Android_God

      when was the last time Samsung updated an older model before updating the most recent model to the current Android version?

      I’m sure Samsung will now have to declare bankruptcy… Thanks!

    • vinnyjr

      Take this back. The GALAXY FOLD is FANTASTIC & my new device. Love it.

  • Lew Graff

    They removed the ability to add a gif to a text message.

  • Android_God

    Oh for heaven’s sake! (Clutches pearls) When will my Note 2 get Android Pie? I’m NEVER buying a Samsung product ever ever ever again!! GOODBYE!!!

  • Android_God

    Does anyone know if this update includes an FM radio?