[Discussion] Android 10

Are you excited about the Android 10?

  • Yes! Of course, I can't wait!

    Votes: 246 73.2%
  • Yeah, I like staying up to date, but I don't hurry

    Votes: 70 20.8%
  • I'm okay with android 9, I may not update

    Votes: 6 1.8%
  • I don't care about the update at all

    Votes: 14 4.2%

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Leon

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Hello everyone!


I decided to make a thread, where we can discuss the upcoming update for our lovely device Galaxy S9+. Maybe it's too early for this discussion, or not? I hope the moderators don't mind... I'm very excited about the update and a little bit frustrated that we will not get the beta first. I may upgrade to Note 10+, but I'm not yet sure, because I love too much my S9+ - the design, the screen, feels like everything is perfect though. Only miss the wide-angle camera :p



27.11.2019
The beta program just started! Currently available in India, Korea, and the UK. Thanks to SamMobile we had the first build which you can find below.

4.12.2019
The second beta will be available next week, according to SamMobile.

10.12.2019
The second beta is out. You can find download links and changelog below.

19.12.2019
The third beta is out. You can find download links and changelog below, as usual. The changelog on this one is pretty short and everything looks very stable. I guess is safe to say we can expect very soon stable release.​
6.01.2020
Beta N 5 came out today. You can find links and changelog below, as usual.


14.1.2020
Beta N6 is out. Links below.

28.01.2020


Samsung has released the Android 10 update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The update is rolling out in Germany at the moment for those who are on Android Pie. Yes, the final build of Android 10 is yet to be released for those who are on the One UI 2.0 beta, though that is probably going to change soon.

Beta Builds


G960F_CSK1_ZSKD (S9) (Beta 1) (Exynos) - LINK

G965F_CSK1_ZSKD (S9+) (Beta 1) (Exynos) - LINK 1 | LINK 2


G960F_ZSKD_ZSL2 (S9) (Beta 2) (Exynos) - LINK 1 | LINK 2

G965F_ZSKD_ZSL2 (S9+) (Beta 2) (Exynos) - LINK 1 | LINK 2


G960F_ZSL2_ZSL9 (S9) (Beta 3) (Exynos) - LINK 1

G965F_ZSL2_ZSL9 (S9+) (Beta 3) (Exynos) - LINK 1


G965F_ZSL9_ZSLC (S9+) (Beta 4) (Exynos) - LINK 1

G965F_ZSLC_ZSLG (S9+) (Beta 4) (HotFix) (Exynos) - LINK 1


G965F_ZSLC_ZTA2 (S9+) (Beta 5) (Exynos) - LINK

G965F_ZTA2_ZTA9 (S9+) (Beta 6) (Exynos) - LINK

G965F_ZTA9_DTAA (S9+) (Stable Version) (Exynos) (The last one) - LINK



Alternative, direct links for the betas 4, 4 Hotfix, 5, and 6: thanks to @mchaimech - LINK

Installation instructions - HERE

About the ROOT, check - this and this



All credits to @sammobile and @henklbr who saved the day!


From where to download the stock firmware



I see people still asking from where to download it, since @sammobile[/user] need premium acc for faster download. There are a few alternatives that are very easy to use and I thought everyone Samsung fan knows them but it seems I was wrong. Gonna share them here.

1. Updato.com
This is for people who don't want to install any additional software. However, seems full of ads. If that doesn't bother you, use it.

2. SamFirm 0.3.6
It's deprecated but still working though.

3. Frija
This is the most updated with very nice interface. I would recommend it.


Mirros to Google Drive with stock firmware:


Android 9 Pie

G965FXXU7CSK1/G965FOXM7CSJ5/G965FXXU7CSJ5/G965FXXU7CSK1

Android 10 Q

G965FXXU7DTAA/G965FOXM7DTAA/G965FXXU7DTA3/G965FXXU7DTAA


G965FXXS9DTD7/G965FOXM9DTD7/G965FXXS9DTD7/G965FXXS9DTD7


G965FXXU9ETF5/G965FOXM9ETF2/G965FXXU9ETF2/G965FXXU9ETF5


G965FXXUCFTJ2/G965FOXMCFTJ2/G965FXXUCFTJ1/G965FXXUCFTJ2

Changelog:


Camera
  • Single Take
  • Pro Video
  • AR Zone (Picture Link, updated AR Emoji, Stickers)
  • AR Doodle
  • My Filters
  • Shot Suggestions
  • Selfie Tone
  • Smooth zoom transition
  • Recording with shutter button in Photo mode
  • Swipe down gesture on the shutter button
  • Night Mode on selfie and telephoto modes

APPs

  • My Files – Network Storage
  • Gallery – Quick Crop and Clean View
  • Messages – Categories and custom chat backgrounds
  • Samsung Dex – Snapping windows with mouse
  • Link to Windows/Your Phone – Shared clippoard
  • System
  • Quick Share
  • Music Share
  • Deep sleeping apps
  • Changes in few settings pages
  • More screen zoom options

Keyboard

  • New design
  • Better haptic feedback (for example when deleting text)
  • Undo/Redo gestures
  • Spotify and Netflix integration
  • Search, Translate and Samsung Pass were added
  • Changes in Handwriting mode



Notes, related to the beta builds:

1. I think it was a mention somewhere but will write it here also. Both files are in .bin format. You need to rename them in update .zip so you can flash them through stock recovery.

2. You can't flash it directly if you are rooted, need to be completely sock - this includes the stock recovery. Also, you should be on this firmware G965FXXU7CSK1/G965FOXM7CSJ5/G965FXXU7CSJ5/G965FXXU7CSK1. When new beta's come out you will need to flash them as the way they came out, like beta1->beta2 and etc.

3. The USA and Korean builds are not compatible with the rest models. Be careful what you flash on your device. By the tip to remove them to not lead to confusion, I will separate them below in the spoiler. The authors of the files can feel free to make a new thread about the specific device.


Korean Builds

G960N_CSJ1_ZSKD (S9) (Beta 1) (Exynos) - LINK

G965N_ZSKD_ZSL2 (S9+) (Beta 2) (Exynos) - LINK

USA Builds

G965U1_ZSL3 (S9+) (Beta 1) (Snapdragon) - LINK

G965U1_ZSL3_ZSL9 (S9+) (Beta 2) (Snapdragon) - LINK

B]G965U1_ZSL9_ [/B] (S9+) (Beta 3) (Snapdragon) - LINK




Notes, related to Android 10:

  • You can't install any more custom fonts on Android 10 unless you are rooted.
    Check the Galaxy store for your favorite font. If it's there you can buy it and use it.
  • Swift Installer, Substratum doesn't work anymore on S9/ S9+ like before.
    You need will the Synergy. However for me isn't working at all, so basically I can't use any substratum theme or mod. On the other hand Hex Installer works very well and I will recommend it.
  • Blocking ads with DNS still working.
  • Technically, there is no reason to not be able to receive OTA, after flashing stable DBT version with Odin. Just make sure you don't use CSC (use HOME_CSC instead) file to wipe everything and break something with your current CSC. I personally flashed CSC file by mistake, my CSC didn't change it but now I can't receive OTA. No big deal for me will flash it manually when there is a new update.
  • OTA files won't wipe anything. Some user reports that his phone is wiped after OTA, but this usually is impossible. A good idea is always to make a backup with Smart Switch before any procedure of this kind.
  • OTA files won't wipe anything. Some user reports that his phone is wiped after OTA, but this usually is impossible. A good idea is always to make a backup with Smart Switch before any procedure of this kind.
  • Yes, ROOT is possible on Android 10. Check THIS thread to see the steps for rooting.
 
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Jogg3r

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I'll stick with my s9+ Exynos Oreo bc it runs perfectly. Smooth. No issues. Just an amazing reliable phone with idan GCam 3.5. What could be so good with android 10 that it's worth upgrading?
 
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brandox0

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I'll stick with my s9+ Exynos Oreo bc it runs perfectly. Smooth. No issues. Just an amazing reliable phone with idan GCam 3.5. What could be so good with android 10 that it's worth upgrading?


I regret having gone on foot

The battery drains very fast, 4 hours of SOT when I go for a 20% battery.

The front camera for some reason overexposes the photos, does not take them as in the preview

I use Gcam, if with that software it is possible to take incredible photos having this fabulous lens, I do not understand how it is possible that Samsung does not take advantage of it by developing a good camera application
 

Leon

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lol guys, didn't expect those answers, to be honest :D I personally, like to stay up to date, trying new stuff, new features. I really enjoyed the android 9 update with OneUI. At the moment, I don't really remember what we can expect in Android 10. But probably would have some nice features. I just hope the battery life to not be worst than now.

Actually we already have some stuff, like the dark mode. So there's wont be much in Android 10 I guess for us. I am more curious what OneUI 2.0 will be. Probably not much changes in visual, but will come with more extras and options for personalizations I think.

I also have UK sim card, so I probably will try to join in the beta program when it's open.


PS

So, It's kinda official.

Samsung has OFFICIALLY started Q Beta builds. I 100% expect a beta program in the next 2 weeks, as
@SamMobiles
reported

Android 10 Beta:
S10+: G975USQU2ZSID/G975UOYN2ZSID/G975USQU2ZSID
S10: G973USQU2ZSID/G973UOYN2ZSID/G973USQU2ZSID
S10e: G970USQU2ZSID/G970UOYN2ZSID/G970USQU2ZSID

Source: Twitter


Soon after that should start the beta program for Galaxy S9, at least I hope so.
 
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leonardojt

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I'll stick with my s9+ Exynos Oreo bc it runs perfectly. Smooth. No issues. Just an amazing reliable phone with idan GCam 3.5. What could be so good with android 10 that it's worth upgrading?
Speed. There's evidence for better performance on android 10 compared to 9 or 8
 
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ShaDisNX255

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Samsung Galaxy A71
In theory, the S9/S9+ line had a better chance of getting an extra year of support because of Treble. We all had hoped that with Treble, Samsung would update their phones faster and for more time. But, doesn't seem like Samsung's announced anything that would change what they've been doing up to now. Seems like we'll only be getting 2 years of updates for this phone too. BUT, the slight 1% possibility is still there that we may go beyond that.
 

mssadewa

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My Pixel 2 was update to Android 10. It's more smoothly and the battery life is increased. I feel it!
When first try android 10 on my pixel, Oh man..
How can be my pixel 2 (2017) is more better than my S9+ (2018) even it's 1 years old than the S9+.. LOL
Better in camera, battery life, background apps management, notification management, etc
 

brandox0

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My Pixel 2 was update to Android 10. It's more smoothly and the battery life is increased. I feel it!
When first try android 10 on my pixel, Oh man..
How can be my pixel 2 (2017) is more better than my S9+ (2018) even it's 1 years old than the S9+.. LOL
Better in camera, battery life, background apps management, notification management, etc

Well, the answer of why it is better in these aspects only lies in the fact that they are Google's own devices and therefore its software is optimized to the maximum for that team

Android is for the Pixel what is ios for the iphone
 

mssadewa

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Well, the answer of why it is better in these aspects only lies in the fact that they are Google's own devices and therefore its software is optimized to the maximum for that team

Android is for the Pixel what is ios for the iphone

Hi brandox,
Yeah, Agreed with you..
But, it's android and it's open sources right?
I think samsung is able to make it more smooth like on pixel devices, it might be they just push more stuff to get different of their devices, and still finding how to make it smooth.
I really like my s9+ the hands on, design, display, except the UI and UX..

It will be better, if they just put an vanilla android, focus to just a camera software, tweaking background task, and security.
just my 2cents..

Have a nice day!
 

brandox0

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Hi brandox,
Yeah, Agreed with you..
But, it's android and it's open sources right?
I think samsung is able to make it more smooth like on pixel devices, it might be they just push more stuff to get different of their devices, and still finding how to make it smooth.
I really like my s9+ the hands on, design, display, except the UI and UX..

It will be better, if they just put an vanilla android, focus to just a camera software, tweaking background task, and security.
just my 2cents..

Have a nice day!

Yep, it's open source. The version given to manufacturers is alone basic without many optimizations, it is already in the hands of the manufacturer what make to do with that system (They could do a better job, but since developers don't get paid enough).

If you're right. Samsung should take care of adjusting only really important applications.
 
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Leon

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Good news guys!

Samsung also started testing Android 10 for Galaxy S9/S9+! The firmware version is G960FXXU7DSI3 and G965FXXU7DSI3. Of course, first in the line will be S10, but that's a good sign, we won't wait much for it <3


Well, it seems the Korean company is not sitting still here either. As the guys at GalaxyClub now confirm, both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are currently being tested with Google’s latest. Firmware versions G960FXXU7DSI3 and G965FXXU7DSI3 are based on Android 10, as evidenced by the letter ‘D’ which represents the next Android version. Current Android 9-based firmware have a ‘C’ in that same position, after all.

Of course, the Galaxy S9 will simply not be the first Samsung device to get the upgrade. The Galaxy S10 and Note 10 will be upgraded first, logically. We do expect their Android 10 beta to start soon, but that program will need to finish before anything else happens. And even after all that, there is a good chance the Galaxy S9 will first have to go through a beta test of its own, just like the Galaxy S8 did last year before widely receiving Android Pie.


Source: SamMobile
 
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Bought the S9+ with Android Oreo. Was working all fine until some idiot at google decided to link the notification badge count to the notification bar - so from that point, whenever I was swiping the notification in the bar, the unread badge count would go away. A temporary workaround was Nova Launcher + TeslaUnread but even that stopped working correctly at some point a few months ago.
(here is a link that describes the situation : https://forums.androidcentral.com/s...886468-notifications-unread-badge-counts.html )

So my question is: can someone who tested Android 10 on any other device or beta stages comment whether the behaviour stays the same as on Android 9? Thanks.
 

mssadewa

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Bought the S9+ with Android Oreo. Was working all fine until some idiot at google decided to link the notification badge count to the notification bar - so from that point, whenever I was swiping the notification in the bar, the unread badge count would go away. A temporary workaround was Nova Launcher + TeslaUnread but even that stopped working correctly at some point a few months ago.
(here is a link that describes the situation : https://forums.androidcentral.com/s...886468-notifications-unread-badge-counts.html )

So my question is: can someone who tested Android 10 on any other device or beta stages comment whether the behaviour stays the same as on Android 9? Thanks.

I just tried my gmail notifications, after that the badge on gmail icon is gone..
Tested on pixel 2 with android 10..
 

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    Hello everyone!


    I decided to make a thread, where we can discuss the upcoming update for our lovely device Galaxy S9+. Maybe it's too early for this discussion, or not? I hope the moderators don't mind... I'm very excited about the update and a little bit frustrated that we will not get the beta first. I may upgrade to Note 10+, but I'm not yet sure, because I love too much my S9+ - the design, the screen, feels like everything is perfect though. Only miss the wide-angle camera :p



    27.11.2019
    The beta program just started! Currently available in India, Korea, and the UK. Thanks to SamMobile we had the first build which you can find below.

    4.12.2019
    The second beta will be available next week, according to SamMobile.

    10.12.2019
    The second beta is out. You can find download links and changelog below.

    19.12.2019
    The third beta is out. You can find download links and changelog below, as usual. The changelog on this one is pretty short and everything looks very stable. I guess is safe to say we can expect very soon stable release.​
    6.01.2020
    Beta N 5 came out today. You can find links and changelog below, as usual.


    14.1.2020
    Beta N6 is out. Links below.

    28.01.2020


    Samsung has released the Android 10 update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The update is rolling out in Germany at the moment for those who are on Android Pie. Yes, the final build of Android 10 is yet to be released for those who are on the One UI 2.0 beta, though that is probably going to change soon.

    Beta Builds


    G960F_CSK1_ZSKD (S9) (Beta 1) (Exynos) - LINK

    G965F_CSK1_ZSKD (S9+) (Beta 1) (Exynos) - LINK 1 | LINK 2


    G960F_ZSKD_ZSL2 (S9) (Beta 2) (Exynos) - LINK 1 | LINK 2

    G965F_ZSKD_ZSL2 (S9+) (Beta 2) (Exynos) - LINK 1 | LINK 2


    G960F_ZSL2_ZSL9 (S9) (Beta 3) (Exynos) - LINK 1

    G965F_ZSL2_ZSL9 (S9+) (Beta 3) (Exynos) - LINK 1


    G965F_ZSL9_ZSLC (S9+) (Beta 4) (Exynos) - LINK 1

    G965F_ZSLC_ZSLG (S9+) (Beta 4) (HotFix) (Exynos) - LINK 1


    G965F_ZSLC_ZTA2 (S9+) (Beta 5) (Exynos) - LINK

    G965F_ZTA2_ZTA9 (S9+) (Beta 6) (Exynos) - LINK

    G965F_ZTA9_DTAA (S9+) (Stable Version) (Exynos) (The last one) - LINK



    Alternative, direct links for the betas 4, 4 Hotfix, 5, and 6: thanks to @mchaimech - LINK

    Installation instructions - HERE

    About the ROOT, check - this and this



    All credits to @sammobile and @henklbr who saved the day!


    From where to download the stock firmware



    I see people still asking from where to download it, since @sammobile[/user] need premium acc for faster download. There are a few alternatives that are very easy to use and I thought everyone Samsung fan knows them but it seems I was wrong. Gonna share them here.

    1. Updato.com
    This is for people who don't want to install any additional software. However, seems full of ads. If that doesn't bother you, use it.

    2. SamFirm 0.3.6
    It's deprecated but still working though.

    3. Frija
    This is the most updated with very nice interface. I would recommend it.


    Mirros to Google Drive with stock firmware:


    Android 9 Pie

    G965FXXU7CSK1/G965FOXM7CSJ5/G965FXXU7CSJ5/G965FXXU7CSK1

    Android 10 Q

    G965FXXU7DTAA/G965FOXM7DTAA/G965FXXU7DTA3/G965FXXU7DTAA


    G965FXXS9DTD7/G965FOXM9DTD7/G965FXXS9DTD7/G965FXXS9DTD7


    G965FXXU9ETF5/G965FOXM9ETF2/G965FXXU9ETF2/G965FXXU9ETF5


    G965FXXUCFTJ2/G965FOXMCFTJ2/G965FXXUCFTJ1/G965FXXUCFTJ2

    Changelog:


    Camera
    • Single Take
    • Pro Video
    • AR Zone (Picture Link, updated AR Emoji, Stickers)
    • AR Doodle
    • My Filters
    • Shot Suggestions
    • Selfie Tone
    • Smooth zoom transition
    • Recording with shutter button in Photo mode
    • Swipe down gesture on the shutter button
    • Night Mode on selfie and telephoto modes

    APPs

    • My Files – Network Storage
    • Gallery – Quick Crop and Clean View
    • Messages – Categories and custom chat backgrounds
    • Samsung Dex – Snapping windows with mouse
    • Link to Windows/Your Phone – Shared clippoard
    • System
    • Quick Share
    • Music Share
    • Deep sleeping apps
    • Changes in few settings pages
    • More screen zoom options

    Keyboard

    • New design
    • Better haptic feedback (for example when deleting text)
    • Undo/Redo gestures
    • Spotify and Netflix integration
    • Search, Translate and Samsung Pass were added
    • Changes in Handwriting mode



    Notes, related to the beta builds:

    1. I think it was a mention somewhere but will write it here also. Both files are in .bin format. You need to rename them in update .zip so you can flash them through stock recovery.

    2. You can't flash it directly if you are rooted, need to be completely sock - this includes the stock recovery. Also, you should be on this firmware G965FXXU7CSK1/G965FOXM7CSJ5/G965FXXU7CSJ5/G965FXXU7CSK1. When new beta's come out you will need to flash them as the way they came out, like beta1->beta2 and etc.

    3. The USA and Korean builds are not compatible with the rest models. Be careful what you flash on your device. By the tip to remove them to not lead to confusion, I will separate them below in the spoiler. The authors of the files can feel free to make a new thread about the specific device.


    Korean Builds

    G960N_CSJ1_ZSKD (S9) (Beta 1) (Exynos) - LINK

    G965N_ZSKD_ZSL2 (S9+) (Beta 2) (Exynos) - LINK

    USA Builds

    G965U1_ZSL3 (S9+) (Beta 1) (Snapdragon) - LINK

    G965U1_ZSL3_ZSL9 (S9+) (Beta 2) (Snapdragon) - LINK

    B]G965U1_ZSL9_ [/B] (S9+) (Beta 3) (Snapdragon) - LINK




    Notes, related to Android 10:

    • You can't install any more custom fonts on Android 10 unless you are rooted.
      Check the Galaxy store for your favorite font. If it's there you can buy it and use it.
    • Swift Installer, Substratum doesn't work anymore on S9/ S9+ like before.
      You need will the Synergy. However for me isn't working at all, so basically I can't use any substratum theme or mod. On the other hand Hex Installer works very well and I will recommend it.
    • Blocking ads with DNS still working.
    • Technically, there is no reason to not be able to receive OTA, after flashing stable DBT version with Odin. Just make sure you don't use CSC (use HOME_CSC instead) file to wipe everything and break something with your current CSC. I personally flashed CSC file by mistake, my CSC didn't change it but now I can't receive OTA. No big deal for me will flash it manually when there is a new update.
    • OTA files won't wipe anything. Some user reports that his phone is wiped after OTA, but this usually is impossible. A good idea is always to make a backup with Smart Switch before any procedure of this kind.
    • OTA files won't wipe anything. Some user reports that his phone is wiped after OTA, but this usually is impossible. A good idea is always to make a backup with Smart Switch before any procedure of this kind.
    • Yes, ROOT is possible on Android 10. Check THIS thread to see the steps for rooting.
    20
    G965FXXU7ZSLG Android 10/OneUI 2.0 Beta4 HotFix

    lvUUMW.jpg


    S9+ Beta4 HotFix ZSLC -> ZSLG: G965F_ZSLC_ZSLG (Thanks to SamMobile)
    19
    G965FXXU7ZTA9 Android 10/OneUI 2.0 Beta6

    Fcm4C4.png
    3NSARD.jpg


    S9+ Beta6 ZTA2 -> ZTA9: G965F_ZTA2_ZTA9 (Thanks to SamMobile)
    15
    G965FXXU7ZSL2 Android 10/OneUI 2.0 Beta2

    mf874P.jpg


    S9+ Beta2 ZSKD -> ZSL2: G965F_ZSKD_ZSL2 (Thanks to SamMobile)
    14
    G965FXXU3ZSKD Android 10/OneUI 2.0 Beta1

    5Uaxo8.png
    etDtyd.jpg


    G965F_CSK1_ZSKD (Thanks to SamMobile)

    Note: you need to be at this firmware (India - INS)

    G965FXXU7CSK1/G965FOXM7CSJ5/G965FXXU7CSJ5/G965FXXU7CSK1
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