Samsung is not known for the timely introduction of important Android updates, and Android 9.0 Pie will be no exception. If we stick to the Oreo update timeline, we can expect Android Pie to officially hit the Galaxy S9 and S9 + in November. The final version will be released in the first quarter of 2019. But a leaked version of beta already found on the Internet
If you feel like buying Android Pie for your Galaxy S9 or S9 +, you're on the safe side. A reasonably stable build for Android 9.0 Beta has recently been released for you to install. Unfortunately, this build is not official, so you'll need to do some digital finance, as you'll see below.
Keep in mind that this version of Android P as a beta version is a far cry from a complete product, and will have some bugs and other issues that can not be ironed out until the official release. In addition, there is a high risk of data loss during the installation process, not to mention that reformatting is required to improve overall stability. So be extremely careful when diving.
Before we begin, it is very important to note that this leaked update must be colored from an external source into your device. Here's what you need for the process.
Step 1: Download the Android Pie Firmware File
First, you need the firmware file that blinks Odin. Download the leaked Android Pie Beta for your device and save the file to your computer's hard drive. Note that this file is quite large, so the download takes some time.
Step 2: Check Firmware
Next you need to know the current software version of your S9 or S9 +. Open the Settings app and tap "About phone". Select "Software Information" and check the "Baseband Version" of your device on the following page. If the baseband version ends in "ARI6", you can proceed to step 7 . Otherwise, you need to proceed to the next step.
Step 3: Download the latest Oreo update
If your S9 or S9 + does not run an AR16 build. You need to flash it on Odin on your computer with the latest Oreo version of Android. Click the links below to download Odin and the firmware that corresponds to your Galaxy device, and extract the files to a location on your computer that you can easily access.
Step 4: Enter download mode and connect to your PC  Once you have purchased Odin and the latest Oreo version for your S9 or S9 +, go back to your device and start it in download mode. To do this, first turn off the phone, then press and hold both the Bixby and Volume Down buttons, then press and hold the power button. Release all three buttons as soon as you start the download mode, then press the volume again to enter the download mode.
If your phone is in download mode, connect it to a USB -C Data Cable to Your Computer and Continue to the Next Step
Step 5: Get Files Ready in Odin
Once you connect your Galaxy and your PC, right-click the executable Odin file and select "Run as administrator". Then enter your Windows credentials when prompted. You will see "Added" in the "Log" box of the program, along with a light blue bar at the top left that confirms Odin is connected to your device. If you can not see them, close Odin and remove your device, go back to download mode, and reconnect to your PC.
After Setup When you connect Odin to your device, you need to make sure that the program is set correctly to ward off potential disaster. To do this, click on the "Options" tab in the box at the bottom left of the program. Make sure that the small box next to "Re-partition" is not checked.
Step 6: Flash the Latest Oreo Build on Your S9 or S9 +
If Odin is set up correctly, you can now use your device flashing on the latest Oreo build before an Android Pie beta update. To begin, click on the "BL", "AP", "CP" and "CPC" boxes one at a time, then select the matching files with matching letters at the beginning of the file name. Leave the "USERDATA" field empty.
It's worth noting that if you start the file beginning with "AP," Odin will stop responding for a few seconds to a minute. This is due to the sheer size of the file. So sit back and wait for the process to complete. As with the CSC file, you may have noticed that the downloaded firmware files come with a regular CSC file and another file starting with HOME_CSC.
After selecting XDA, the device is deleted, selecting the latter leaves all your data intact. In our investigation, however, we found that using the regular CSC file still kept all data intact. Of course, the results may still vary from handset to handset, so use your best judgment when choosing a CSC file.
You are now ready to flash your S9 or S9 +, so press "Start" along the bottom center of the program to start the process. Please note that you must start the process again from step 4 if you either get stuck during the "setup connection" or if Odin does not blink your device. If this problem persists, we recommend either connecting a different USB port to your PC, using a different cable, or a combination of both to fix the problem.
In any case, the Flash process takes a few minutes to complete, so sit back and wait for Odin to finish his work. Once the device has been successfully updated to the latest Oreo build, Odin shows a green "pass!"
Step 7: Enter Recovery Mode
Now that your S9 + or S9 has been upgraded to Oreo 8.1, the way is now Free for you to upgrade to Android Pie. To do this, first start the recovery mode by turning off the power. Once it is off, press and hold the Bixby and Volume up keys, followed by pressing and holding the Power key. Release the power button as soon as the phone starts up, then release the remaining buttons as soon as you see a blue screen.
The blue screen with the Android logo automatically switches to the recovery screen after the phone has no Has detected updates or commands. After enabling recovery mode, proceed to the next step.
Step 8: Open ADB
Now you need to run an ADB command to load the Android Pie Update on your S9 or S9 +. This means that you need to open a command prompt in the platform-tools folder in your ADB installation directory. In addition, you must select the Apply Adb Update option in the recovery screen on your device using the same button combinations that were mentioned in the previous step.
If you have the SDK tools installed by default, visit the C: Program Files (x86) Android android-sdk platform-tools folder from Google. Otherwise, go to the folder where you installed ADB and open the platform-tools folder on the page.
Now enter the following command in the terminal and then press Enter. Continue to the next step in which you are done.
Step 9: Update to Pie
Enter "adb sideload" while the ADB is running, followed by a space and the location of the update .zip file. For example, if the update file is located in the Downloads folder on your PC, and the name of the file is piebeta.zip you must enter the command as follows.
adb sideload C: Users juanm Downloads piebeta.zip
If you have a command prompt in the folder of the update file, you only need to type the command named with the .zip file.
adb sideload piebeta.zip
Make sure you entered the command correctly and press Enter to execute it. Once you're done, your S9 or S9 + will now be updated to Android Pie Beta via ADB, which may take a few minutes due to the size of the file. However, during installation, the status in the command prompt is displayed in percent so that you can track progress. Your device will restart automatically when the update is complete.
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