A new software update has finally become available for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ referred as the unlocked units. These phones have been ignored by company for three months after launch and now finally they have issued a security update.Samsung hasn’t issued any official statement regarding the unlocked units but it seem that these will be on a trimester security patch frequency. Unless it is going to change in future, carrier-specific models do get more attention from mobile companies.
Anyway, the new update is build G960U1UES2ARF4 for the S9, and G965U1UES2ARF4 for the S9+. After you install 696MB security patch, you will have software that is up-to-date and more secure. The update is likely to be rolling out in phases. That said, if you haven’t received the notification yet, you can check it manually through Settings that might help to roll in the security patch level to June 1, 2018. The update is currently available in at least Poland, Germany, and Italy, and it shouldn’t be long before more countries in the European continent and in other regions around the world will receive the security patch.
While curiosity about the Galaxy S8 Oreo update for unlocked units was high, Samsung responded with the claim that the updates for unlocked unit may take a long time because they have to be tested to work properly on all supported networks. But its been three months and there was no news of security updates. These were smaller than a major OS upgrade. May be Samsung choose to prioritize OS updates over security updates for unlocked units. To download the update on your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+, open the Settings app on the phone, tap Software update, then hit the Download updates manually option. It should be around 250 MB in size. Have you received the July update on your Galaxy S9?