It's happening: T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 receives official Android 9.0 Pie update

It's happening: T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 receives official Android 9.0 Pie update
While Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T pretty much rolled out official Android 9.0 goodies for their respective Galaxy S9 and S9+ variants at the same time, T-Mobile kept its users waiting almost two additional weeks for some reason, also encountering mysterious last-minute issues that paused the over-the-air release for a couple of days on top of that.

The "Un-carrier" was then beaten to the punch in terms of the Galaxy Note 9's Pie makeover by AT&T and Sprint as well, but for what it's worth, the S Pen-wielding powerhouse is receiving the long overdue update on T-Mobile before Verizon can deliver the same goodie pack. The silky smooth combination of Android 9.0 and One UI enhancements is making its way to a number of Note 9 users as we speak, but as T-Mobile points out on its official support webpage, "this will not be available to all customers right away."

Hopefully, it's not going to take T-Mo more than a few days to spread the love nationwide, with several non-Pie and non-One UI software changes also on deck apparently. Specifically, we're talking about a "new e911 call flow", a "compass calibration fix", and a vague "BYOD update" bringing their contribution to a hefty package reportedly tipping the scales at close to 1.7GB.

This is a massive OS promotion, both literally and figuratively speaking, including everything from Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness features to new gesture-based navigation options, system-wide Night Mode functionality, improved one-handed operation, and loads of small but definitely noticeable performance enhancements.

Following public beta tests kicked off all the way back in November, the Galaxy Note 9 started receiving stable Android Pie treats internationally in early January. The update expanded in several waves across the world until it finally reached the US about a month ago. In addition to Verizon subscribers, owners of US unlocked units are also left waiting for the time being, while the Note 8 and S8/S8+ duo are naturally next in line.

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I’m waiting pie for ATT s9

2. CTHR100

Posts: 24; Member since: May 12, 2017

the s9 on at&t is already rolling out. Just do a software check in settings.

3. someguy2261

Posts: 259; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Unlocked Verizon still nothing samsung sucks @------>

4. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

That isn't Samsung's fault. It's Verizon's for withholding the update and not informing its customers. Samsung already gave Verizon Pie, now VZ is putting their bloat on it and it's taking too long.

5. aergern

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

N960USQU1CSAA is the universal (not the unlocked) version and works fine on the VZW Note 9. It detects the simcard and sets up the phone for the carrier. You could just go to firmware.science, download it and follow the instructions then you'll be on 9.0 .. I did it a week ago. No issues really except known AA issues with Dark and Light mode which Samsung's 9.0 release regardless of carrier suffers.

6. CantEvenWin

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 24, 2019

I want 9.0 on my Unlocked Note 8. But I currently still cant get it.

7. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

When is it being released on the LG G7 ThinQ?.

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