Verizon pushes out August Android security update to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
Back on August 11th, Verizon started to rollout an update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ that included a variety of bug fixes and the July Android security patch. Today, Big Red has started disseminating the August 1st Android security update for both phones. The software version for the Galaxy S9 is R16NW.G960USQS3ARG8, while the version for the S9+ is R16NW.G965USQS3ARG8.
Verizon asks just two things of you before you start the updating process. First, make sure that your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi signal, or has a strong connection to a Verizon cellular signal. And two, make sure that the battery on your handset is fully charged. Once you've completed these two requests, you're good to go as far as Verizon is concerned.
Since the update is being sent out OTA, it does get released in waves. This means that it might take a few days for all Verizon subscribers with the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ to receive it. If you're the impatient type, feel free to try and coax it out manually by going to Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.
While the last update had some extra bug fixes and performance enhancements, this one only carries the latest Android security patch. We understand that these updates aren't sexy, but then again, there is nothing sexy about watching your phone malfunction because it is infected with malware.