Samsung has released One UI based Android Pie update for Samsung Galaxy A9 (SM-A920F). After rolling out the update on Galaxy A8 Plus and A7 (2018), The company starts rolling out the stable Android 9.0 Pie update for the Galaxy A9. And you can manually update your phone to the latest version with a new security patch. Here’s the way you can download and install Samsung Galaxy A9 Android Pie.
Samsung is also working on the One UI based Pie update for other mid-range phones. In a few days, it will be released for the Note FE and some other phones as well. The update is currently available in Poland, and soon it will be rolled out to other regions. It brings some new cool features like Adaptive battery, Digital Wellbeing, new intuitive gesture navigation bar, and more.
Some other minor changes come with the Android Pie update, changed One UI icons, new wallpapers, enhanced UI, and some other minor tweaks. It also brings a February 2019 security patch and a new build number (A920FXXU1BSC5). You can receive the update via OTA (Over-The-Air), but you can also download the firmware from the below link. The Android Pie update firmware contains full OS carries the size around 3.1GB.
Before Download the Update, You can Download Samsung Galaxy S10 Wallpapers
One UI goes live worldwide with the Samsung Galaxy S10, and it is possible that it will be rolled out to the other old mid-range phones as well. The main focus of the company behind the One UI is to enhance the user experience and make it easy to use the phone with a single hand. Here you can explore more details about One UI. Let’s dive see the process.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Android Pie Update – Changelog
The release notes for Galaxy A9 by Samsung, so these are the features & updates:
- One UI
- Content, settings, and other information have been reorganized to keep you focused on the task at hand.
- Interactive elements have been moved to the bottom of the screen so they’re always within reach.
- New designs and features such as Night mode help keep your eyes comfortable.
- You can reply to messages directly in the notification panel.
- Image thumbnails are included in message notifications.
- In an app’s notification settings, tap the switch once to turn on or off all the notifications in a category.
- Samsung Keyboard
- New Unicode 11.0 emojis are available.
- New adaptive theme changes your keyboard look based on the colors of the surrounding app.
- The floating keyboard is available in all apps and has a new size and transparency settings.
- You can set a custom touch and hold delay.
- Always on Display
- New clock styles have been added, including the option to show a calendar with your schedule.
- Charging information has been added to let you know how much time is remaining until fully charged.
- You can show Always On Display whenever the screen is off, or you can set it to show for 30 seconds when you tap the screen.
- Menus have been reorganized to make settings easier to find.
- Bixby is all new, with a range of improvements and new features.
- Swipe left from the main Bixby screen to explore the latest features and supported apps.
- You can control the Bixby key in settings to decide what happens when you press or double press.
- You can now sort your call history by incoming and outgoing calls.
- Your call history can include up to 2000 entries (increased from 500 entries).
- The new drawer menu makes it easier to manage contacts from various accounts.
- The new Scene optimizer automatically enhances the camera’s color settings to fit the scene.
- Photo Editor Pro’s editing tools have been added to Gallery, so you can make all your edits and touchups without leaving the app.
- My Files
- The new storage analysis tool has been added to help you monitor your storage usage and save space.
- You can now show or hide items on the My Files Home screen.
- Samsung Health
- Your daily step count will be shown in the notification panel. To hide it, press and hold the notification, then turn off Current steps.
- Other Improvements and Changes
- Turn on the screen automatically whenever you pick up your phone using the Lift to wake feature.
- Access Kids Home on the quick panel.
- Call stickers have been discontinued.
- HEIF images are now supported.
Download Samsung Galaxy A9 Android Pie (One UI) Firmware
The firmware is available for the download, you can download it from SamMobile or Updato. While, if you’re waiting for the notification of official release, then it might take some time, as the OTAs will be rolled out in batches. So, you can manually download the firmware for your Samsung Galaxy A9 and install the Android Pie stable update on it. Here we attached the firmware link:
- Charge your phone’s battery to at least 50%
- Backup your data, in case of failures you can recover it.
- Install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC
- Download Odin Flash Tool [Latest]
How to Install Samsung Galaxy A9 Android Pie Stable Update
- Firstly download the firmware from the above link & Odin Flash Tool (if not available).
- Extract the downloaded Firmware file.
- Power Off your Samsung Galaxy A9.
- Press & hold Vol Up + Vol Down + Power key together to enter Download mode.
- Now, connect your smartphone to the PC.
- Then, open Odin Flash Tool.
- Once your device is detected by your system, Odin will show you a COM port and if it displays nothing then your device is not connected. So, in this case, check drivers or reinstall drivers.
- In Odin, Switch to Options section and untick “Auto Reboot”.
- Now put each file in their respective sections like AP file in AP Tab. Similarly, put Home_CSC file in the CSC tab.
- Then, click on the Start button to start the process.
- Once done, your Galaxy A9 will restart automatically (if not do it manually).
- That’s it.
When you’ve seen the pass message on your screen, then disconnect the phone and restart your phone. The new Android Pie update comes with some new features like adaptive brightness, digital wellbeing, swipe gestures, app actions, system-wide dark mode and more.
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