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How to update Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta [OTA downloads]

Samsung’s latest One UI 2.0 beta program beings for the popular Galaxy Note 9 as well. We have seen the ongoing Android 10 beta update for the Galaxy S10 series and Note 10 series phones that has reached the 6th iteration as of now. The latest Android 10 beta is now live for the Note 9 via Samsung Member’s app in the regions of South Korea and the UK. As we already know, the UK variants of the Note 9 are also global variants running Exynos CPU. So basically you can update any Exynos Note 9 variant to Android 10 based on One UI 2.0. So download and install One UI 2.0 (Android 10) for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Exynos variants.

The first One UI 2.0 beta for Note 9 features a new build number N960FXXS4ZSK5. The ZSK5 is the built somewhere between beta 4 and beta 5 for the Galaxy S10’s Android 10 update. So you can say, the build is quite stable for the first release. It features all the Android 10 goodies like enhanced location permissions, advanced privacy tools, live caption, smart reply, sound amplifier, gesture navigation from Google Pixel, dark mode, focus mode, family link, latest security updates, and more.

Not to forget all the One UI 2.0 features including full screen gestures, updated one-handed mode, new media and devices, updated Biometrics, brand new Battery usage graph, Digital Wellbeing, pre-installed Android Auto, removal of Android Beam, and much more. You will also find new and updated Samsung stock apps like Samsung Camera, Internet, Contacts, Calendar, Reminder, My Files, Calculator, Gallery, etc.

Samsung’s Android 10 beta program is now live for the Galaxy Note 9 in the regions of Europe and will soon come to Asia and the United States with Snapdragon variants. So if you are in the UK, you can go to the Samsung Member’s app on your device and register right now before the slots fill up. The procedure is quite simple and listed below in the installation instructions section. Alternatively, if you can’t wait for the beta to roll out in you region, then we also have the OTA update zips available download; using which you can manually upgrade you Note 9.

Before you proceed, checkout the screenshots of One UI 2.0 update running on Note 9:

As you can seen in the screenshot, there is a new screen refresh rate option available in the settings. While the 120 Hz screen refresh rate is meant for the upcoming Galaxy S11, you can still go up to 120 Hz on your Note 9. Also, checkout the compete Samsung Galaxy S10 Android 10 changelog and feature list.

Download Android 10 for Galaxy Note 9 based on One UI 2.0 update

Android 10 beta is now rolling out in the Exynos Galaxy Note 9 with a new firmware build number N960FXXS4ZSK5 for the model number SM-N960F. Following we have listed the official Android 10 OTA update.zip file for the Exynos Galaxy Note 9 variants. While the update is only available in the Uk as of now, you can still manually update your phone using the OTA update zip.

We have the OTA updates for the entire global Galaxy Note 9 series going from build CSJ1 to ZSK5. So your device needs to be on the Android 9 Pie CSJ1 firmware in order to flash the Android 10 beta OTA.

Downloads from Samsung Servers: OneUI Beta 1

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How to update Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Android 10 One UI 2.0?

The best way is to update using the Samsung Members app. For detailed instructions, visit: Samsung OneUI 2.0 Beta program based on Android 10 begins today for Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+ if you live in Europe.

Alternatively, download the OTA update zip from above and installation via stock recovery or ADB sideload method.

Prerequisites:

NOTES for eligible devices! The update zips are only for MULTI-CSC OXM! You can check this by dialing using your phone app at – *#1234#, and check if OXM is in the CSC-build.

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Stock recovery method 1 – OTA update zip installation:

  • Make sure your Galaxy Note 9 is on the Android 9 Pie firmware CSJ1 build. If your phone is already running ASII software version, skip this step and proceed.
  • Download CSJ1 to ZSK5 OTA update zip from above. Rename it to update.zip and transfer the file to PC, Mac Book, or Linux machine. Also, keep a copy of the update zip on your phone’s storage or SD card.
  • Reboot your Galaxy phone into Recovery mode. To do so, turn of your phone completely and then press and hold Power + Volume Up + Bixby buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
  • Once you enter the stock recovery mode, use the volume buttons to navigate and select the option “apply update from SD card“.
  • Navigate to the update zip file (CSJ1 to ZSK5) in SD card and hit power button to select it.
  • The update will then start. The update can take between 2 to 10 minutes. Once you finish this step, skip to step 13.
  • Repeat the same for further OTA update like beta 2, beta 3, and more update.zip. (if available)

Note: You can also, issue the following command through cmd or terminal to reboot into recovery mode.

adb reboot recovery

ADB sideload method 2:

Alternatively: If you don’t have an SD Card option, use the ADB sideload method.

  • Reboot device back into the stock recovery mode. Follow the steps from above.
  • Connect Note 9 to PC. Now open a command prompt or terminal window on your PC where the OTA update zip is present. To do so, type cmd in address bar and hit Enter key.
  • From your phone’s recovery, select “Apply updates from ADB”.
  • Navigate to the location where you have placed the OTA file on your PC. It’s time to flash the OTA by issuing the following command. (Note that you type the exact name with its proper extension.)
  • adb sideload update.zip

Note: Here it will be adb sideload update.zip Put the exact file name in the <filename> section without “<>” and proper extension.

  • Approve the update and wait till the upgrade completes.
  • Reboot device to system.

Note: While, on Mac OS, you can issue “./adb sideload <filename>.zip” command or on Linux type “sudo adb sideload <filename>.zip” to flash the OTA. Check out the complete tutorial from here.

You may also need to know how to restore Samsung Galaxy devices back to stock Android 9 Pie. We will also list Android 10 for Snapdragon Galaxy Note 9 variants in the Unites States (USA). So stay tuned!