Here’s how to install Samsung Galaxy S9 Android 10 update on Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint or global models (Download link inside)
Samsung has done a stellar job by providing the long-anticipated Android 10 update for Galaxy S9 two days ago. The Korean OEM actually outperformed itself, as they were able to deliver the package before the tentative timeline. However, not all regions/carriers receive the same treatment.
The rollout process is gradually expanding. Interestingly, One UI 2.0 beta participants were not able to take the pole position. Samsung decided to kickstart the distribution directly via stable channel.
Earlier today, beta users started receiving the new build. As you may speculate, the size of the incremental OTA is quite small for them. We have already spotted the package for the Exynos powered Galaxy S9+ so that our readers can seamlessly update their phones without waiting.
- Device: Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
- Codename: SM-G960F/SM-G965F
- Channel: Global (Exynos) Stable
- Version: DTAA (from ZTA9)
- Android: 10
The Snapdragon-powered US carrier variants also received the update, albeit the build number is slightly different (DTA5). Similar to the case of Galaxy Note 9, the OTA is not yet available on Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile variants.
Fortunately, there is a rather simple way to get the update on your carrier branded phone. All you have to do is download the update manually from Samsung server using tools like Frija and flash it using ODIN.
Back to the Exynos laden global models, the respective firmware is also downloadable via Frija. It is technically possible to cross-flash different regional builds, but you may face some issues in the future.
The values for international Galaxy S9 are as follows:
As you can see, the size of the full ODIN flashable update package is quite large (~5 GB). If you don’t have such bandwidth, it is better to wait for the OTA notification on your phone.
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