Updated November 14, 2018: Samsung’s latest Android 9.0 Pie firmware update is officially re-branded to One UI. The Samsung Experience 10 (formerly TouchWiz) is now called One UI version 1.0. The One UI 1.0 comes with a new firmware build numbers G960USQU3ZRK6 and G965USQU3ZRK6 for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus (Snapdragon variants). Here we have listed the OTA downloads along with the installation procedure. The ZRK6 build is officially named One UI and is more stable than the previous SE 10 build CRI7.
Original post: Samsung is currently rolling out Android 9.0 Pie for the the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Following the first beta build CRI5, we now have the second Beta available for download with firmware build numbers G960USQU3CRI7 & G965USQU3CRI7 for Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus respectively. This new OTA update brings many new bug fixes and working features. Most importantly, it brings a solution to the ugly looking white UI content with black background. So download and install the latest Samsung Experience 10 Beta 2 (CRI7) based on Android 9.0 Pie for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
This new update brings a solution to the ugly looking notifications UI. The notification color along with the quick settings panel now adapts to the wallpaper color you have set. This makes the UI look more pleasing. Another stunning feature is that the Night Mode works. The settings UI along with other components now turn dark with a black background.
Here is a video featuring the new working features that come with Samsung One UI:
Samsung Experience 10 features all the Android Pie goodies such as Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, Slice, Actions, new swipe gestures like the Google Pixel phones, and much more. Though Samsung has its own gesture controls called Edge Gestures introduced with Good Lock 2018‘s plugin called One Hand Operations +, a native swipe gesture is an added bonus. Most importantly when it comes to the overview mode (formerly known as recent apps panel). You can select any kind of text in the overview mode.
Note that Samsung Experience 10 is currently in testing state, meaning you will most certainly encounter bugs. Moreover, the firmware is only available for United States region with Snapdragon variants of Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U/U1) and S9 Plus (SM-G965U/U1).
Download Samsung One UI Beta for Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus (Android 9.0 Pie)
The ZRK6 build is now officially called One UI and is more stable than the previous SE 10 build CRI7. So download that.
Here, we have listed the OTA download links for the Samsung Galaxy S9’s Android 9.0 Pie firmware update based on Samsung One UI 1.0.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus:
Your device needs to be on the ARIB full stock firmware. Here’s a link to 3ARIB full stock firmware (flash using Odin listed below)
OTA downloads: Later, install OTA using ADB sideload method. Here is the you go:
Samsung Galaxy S9:
For the Galaxy S9, we do not have the latest ZRK6 yet. Here is the previous ZRK1 which is quite stable.
Here, we have listed the OTA download links for the Samsung Galaxy S9’s Android 9.0 Pie firmware update based on Samsung Experience 10. The Beta 2 comes with a new firmware build numbers G960USQU3CRI7 & G965USQU3CRI7 respectively.
The SE 10 firmware beta is basically designed for S9 SM-G960U1 but works on SM-G960U and S9 Plus SM-G965U1 but also works on SM-G965U.
Android 9.0 Pie OTA update downloads:
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U | Download SS-G965USQS3ARG8-to-U3CRI7-UP
- Samsung Galaxy S9 SM-G960U | SS-G960USQS3ARG8-to-U3CRI7-UP
You will also need:
- Galaxy S9 Plus: G965USQS3ARG8 Odin firmware
- Galaxy S9: G960USQS3ARG8 Odin firmware
- Latest Odin flashing tool v3.13.1 file
For installation instructions, visit:
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Thanks to – XDA, Samsung Firmware Science