Carrier-locked variants of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have long received the Android 9 Pie update. It has been a considerable wait for those who own factory unlocked units. Samsung hasn’t always been the quickest to roll out new updates for unlocked variants. Those who own an unlocked Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in the United States will now be delighted to hear that they can finally get a taste of Pie on their devices.
One would have expected the unlocked variants to receive the update before the carrier-locked variants but that hasn’t been the case. Android 9 Pie for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ has already been released by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Xfinity.
Samsung is now sending out software version G960U1UEU3CSA8 and G965U1UEU3CSA8 for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ respectively. The update weighs in at just over 1.7GB but the download will be lighter for users who are already running the Pie beta firmware on their handsets.
Those who haven’t received an over-the-air update notification as yet need not worry as one should arrive in the very near future. They can also manually check to see if the update is available by heading to the Download updates manually menu in the Software update section of the Settings app.