Samsung Galaxy S9 has started receiving the latest beta update of Android 9 Pie. This new One UI beta update for US Android Pie beta firmware update is available in the US today for Unlocked Galaxy S9. The latest Pie update brings a lot of bug fixes such as dialer freezing issue, Samsung Pass login issues, alarms not working, Home and Back button not working in Recent Apps, auto wake-up not working etc and general improvements. It’s also packing the December 2018 security patch level with build ID G960USQU3ZRL5.
If you have already joined the Android Pie beta program then you may get the update notification. The third beta update with software version G960USQU3ZRL5 weighs almost 589MB which is currently available in the USA.
Enroll Beta Program:
You can easily download Android Pie update using WiFi and you may know that it’s a beta program, so you’ll need to enroll and avail the OTA update. We have explained that how to enroll and get the OTA update on Galaxy S9. Go ahead and follow the given guide to install G960USQU3ZRL5 One UI Android Pie Beta for Galaxy S9.
Checkout the full changelog of the latest Android Pie update given below. As you know that the firmware updates are rolling out in stages, so if you haven’t received it yet, then wait for a few days or you can manually install it on your device. Follow the given steps to install G960USQU3ZRL5 One UI beta Android Pie update on Samsung Galaxy S9.
- Freezing of Dialer (occurs sometimes)
- When turning on/off Night mode, and even if we change Brightness from Notification panel the brightness of background screen remains black.
- Sometimes Autofill function does not work when using Samsung Pass – Auto login to Samsung pass is resolved but iris scan does not work
- Even if we set the option to use the only fingerprint in Samsung Pass it asks for an intelligent scan anyway
- Alarm does not work
- In Recent Apps screen, frequently used apps appear on top and ‘Close all’ button is not there
- Home or Back function does not work in the Recent App screen
- Call app crashes when searching for unregistered names in ‘Search’ bar?
- Calling sound comes but there is a delay in the appearance of that screen
- When receiving or making a call, it does not connect immediately and there is some delay in response
- When turning on the Hotspot and changing the Password, the phone switches off and it turns on after some time?
- When copying/pasting to the input window, the letter does not appear at the bottom of the icon in Samsung Internet’s night mode
- When entering Recent app while using YouTube, YouTube turns off
- If we move or replace the app in the folder then it disappears – The function of copying and moving the file within My File does not work
- Update error in Play store or Galaxy apps
- When I take the phone out of my pocket, the ‘Auto wake up function’ does not work
- Constant error while using Data Roaming
- AP list does not appear in Night Mode
- Data Roaming does not work in Overseas
- Screen does not turn off when receiving/making calls
One UI Changelog:
Here is the changelog of the Beta Android Pie OS update.
- Content and Settings have been re-organized
- Interactive Elements moved to screen bottom for easy access
- Night mode feature
- Reply to messages directly in the notification panel
- Image thumbnails now show on the notification
- New Emojis
- Adaptive theme changes
- Floating keyboard
Always On Display
- New clock styles added
- Battery charging information
- Improved search
- Enables search within App
- New scene optimizer enhances the camera color settings.
- Adds new Editor tool for Photos.
- New storage analysis tool has been added to help you monitor storage usage.
- Show/hide items on MyFiles home screen.
- Shows daily step counts in the notification panel.
- Lift to wake feature turns on the screen when you pick up the phone.
This guide containing the G960USQU3ZRL5 One UI Android Pie Beta firmware and instructions are working with Galaxy S9 only. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device before proceeding to the installation guide.
DroidGuides will not responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy S9 during or after the installation of One UI Android Pie Beta. Proceed at your own risk.
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy S9, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve properly installed the Galaxy S9 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your S9 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after the installation of the stock update it will be lost.
- The custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version.
- If the Galaxy S9 is rooted then after installing the official firmware, it will no longer belong to a rooted version.
- Make sure that the battery level of your phone is about 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while installing the ROM.
All you need to check your respective device first.
How to Register for OneUI:
- Install the Samsung members App from the given link and install it.
- Open the Samsung members App.
- Tap on the Notices option.
- You will see this “One UI with Android 9.0 on Galaxy S9”.
- Tap on it to enroll.
Check for Software Update:
- Connect your device with a stable internet connection (Wi-Fi or data network).
- Navigate to Android app drawer and tap on Settings.
- Next, locate About Device and tap on it.
- Choose Software Update from About Device.
- Tap on Update option.
- If the update is available then you can see an update, press OK to download and install.
- Once the download completes, your device will reboot to complete the installation process.
Download One UI Android Pie Beta Firmware:
- Download One UI Android Pie Beta (Coming Soon)
- Odin3 v3.12.3
How To Install G960USQU3ZRL5 One UI Android Pie Beta on Galaxy S9
1:– First, download G960USQU3ZRL5 Security Patch and Odin v3.12.3 for Galaxy S9 on the desktop of your PC and extract the .zip files.
2:– Turn OFF your Galaxy S9 in order to boot into Download Mode.
3:– Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home keys at the same time and then press the Power button until the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press the Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
4:– Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone into your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.
5:– One of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.
6:– Select the firmware files that you want to flash on your Galaxy S9. (Already extracted in Step No 1)
Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.
Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. Ignore if there is no such file.
7:– In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
8:– Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes to complete.
9:– Once the process of installation successfully completes, the Galaxy S9 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! these were the instructions to install G960USQU3ZRL5 on Galaxy S9. Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or issues.