T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and Note 9 receiving update to One UI 2.5



Samsung’s One UI 2.5 update is continuing to make its way to Galaxy devices on T-Mobile, hitting the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 series of phones this week.

T-Mobile says that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ as well as the Galaxy Note 9 are all receiving new updates. These updates bring the October 2020 security patches as well as an upgrade to One UI 2.5 and all of the new features that come with it.

Included in One UI 2.5 are new Pro Video features for the camera that let you do things like record 4K video at 24 frames per second as well as capture video at a 21:9 aspect ratio. Wireless Samsung DeX support is included, too, as well as improvements to the Samsung Keyboard like a split keyboard in landscape mode and the ability to search YouTube from the keyboard.

One UI 2.5 also enables Bitmoji stickers on the always-on display, and it brings Wi-Fi improvements like the ability to easily share Wi-Fi network passwords with nearby Galaxy devices.


These updates are all over 800MB in size, so you may want to find a speedy connection before you begin downloading. To check for your update, launch the Settings app and tap on “Software update” followed by “Download updates manually”.

Galaxy S9 owners should be on the lookout for an update to version G960USQU8FTJ3 while Galaxy S9+ users are being updated to version G965USQU8FTJ3. You Galaxy Note 9 owners should watch for an update to version N960USQU5FTJ3.

The Galaxy S9 and Note 9 are more than two years old at this point, and so it’s good to see them still getting significant updates like this upgrade to One UI 2.5. This helps to extend their lifespan and enables the folks who are carrying a Galaxy S9 or Note 9 to continue to do so for a while longer.

Thanks James!

Sources: T-Mobile Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note 9

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  • Willie D

    My S9+ is a T-Mobile version, unlocked and now uses Sprint – This same update happened last month on Sprint and taking this long to come to T-Mobile? Really?

  • Bklynman

    Wow!! Didn’t think these phone would get anymore updates. Now if only they would do this to their midrange phones. Like the A series.

  • Marcelo_L

    As if this phone wasn’t viable for OneUI 3.0 and Android 11….are you kidding me?

    If the Note 10 will get Android 11….so should the Note 9.

    Not that anyone’s listening…but one more call out to Samsung doesn’t hurt

    • Jerry Rich

      Yeah, the note 9 is barely 2 years old, Samsung should be embarrassed to support a $1K phone for only two years.

      • Brad C

        I mean is this a surprise? this is the same song/dance from Samsung since the beginning. Other than a few one-off models, ~2 major updates max.

    • O. L. Jackson

      I agree my friend. too much focus into the Note 20 Ultra and tmobile still doesn’t do a promo for. i think i will hold on to my Note 9 a little longer