In this guide, we will be talking about Android 12 for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 both were the flagship devices from Samsung back in 2018.
Samsung’s policy is to provide Android OS updates to 3 years, but this policy only applies to Samsung’s flagship devices from the Galaxy S10 and onwards. Right now, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 only receive security updates from Samsung.
This means that both of these devices are still running on Android 10. But as these devices are quite popular ones, they have much support among developers and in the customization market. One of the developers has released the ArrowOS Android 12 custom ROM for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 which allows user to run Android 12 on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Android 12 for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 | ArrowOS
Now Android 12 for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 is available and the credit for this goes to the developer team behind ArrowOS. For users of these devices, this is a great opportunity to experience the latest version of Android on their Galaxy device.
The ROM has almost all of the features and important functions working properly such as Wi-Fi, RIL, Bluetooth, audio and video playback, and others.
But as the custom ROM is quite new, there are some issues as well. For instance, some functions like Wi-fi casting and device encryption are disabled currently. Further, there are also a few incompatibility issues between AOSP and Samsung’s use of advanced LTE services. This means that services such as VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling can not be used.
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But looking at it from a different perspective, stock Android 12 for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 is now available and users of these devices can experience stock Android 12 on their phones. This means that users can enjoy the new revamped UI along with a lot of newer features such as the Android 12 privacy dashboard and check out new widgets.
Keep in mind that the Android 12 for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 is only for the global or Korean variant and these devices must be running on Exynos chipsets. The ArrowOS Android 12 custom ROM will not work on those devices which run on Snapdragon chipsets.
So that was it from our side on Android 12 for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9. We hope that you found this guide useful. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.