Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F) OFFICIAL OneUI/Pie beta (NO ROOT/CUSTOM ROM TALK!!!)

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henklbr

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Samsung’s customer support staff may be wrong and clueless too many times to count, but they might have been right about the Galaxy Note 9 joining the One UI (Android Pie) beta. Well, Samsung might have, at the very least, pondered starting a Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta program even if it won’t actually do it. This is supported by test Pie firmware discovered by GalaxyClub for the Note 9 in Europe and South Korea.

Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta still possible?
Samsung is currently testing firmware versions N960FXXU2ZRKE and N960NKSU2ZRKF for the Galaxy Note 9. The interesting part here is the letter ‘Z’ in the build number. It has been used by Samsung for beta firmware since it began having public beta programs with the Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S9’s One UI beta, for example, comes with build number G960FXXU2ZRKA in Germany. And, before Android Pie, no such test firmware were ever spotted for a Galaxy Note flagship while a beta program was going on for that year’s Galaxy S smartphone.

It makes the presence of such firmware for the Galaxy Note 9 quite interesting. And with the Galaxy S9 beta program having started less than a week ago, Samsung does have time to include the Galaxy Note 9 in the program. But, as we said at the beginning, it’s also possible the company has backed out of doing that despite having planned it at some point. We hope that’s not the case, of course, and we will now be spending all our waking hours looking at the Samsung Members app on the Galaxy Note 9 for any sign of the Android Pie/One UI beta.

Source: SamMobile

UPDATE:

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Yesterday, 4 dec 18, the 1st beta became available for the Note9 in Germany & India.

Thanks to "Matrix_Usman", who pulled the UPDATE.ZIP from his Note9, and made the update available. (original link: https://www.droidmodders.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6&p=9#p9)

Thanks @geri005 for the link! :good:

These CSC's can install this update without problems:

SM-N960F OXM multi CSC ( ACR AFG AFR ATO AUT BGL BNG BRI CAC CAM CAU DBT DKR ECT EGY EUR ILO INS ITV KSA LAO LUX MID MWD MYM NEE NPL ORX PAK PHE PHN ROM SEB SEE SEK SKZ SLK THL THR TPH TUN TUR XEF XFE XME XSG XSP XTC XXV )
single : ( BTC BTU CPW GLB LYS MAT MM1 MTL NZC OPS PAN PNG PRO SIN SMA SMP STH TEB TEL TMC TNZ VAU VFJ VNZ WTL XEU XFA XFN XNZ XSA )

You'll have to be on ARK2: i.e. Germany (DBT) ARK2 -> ZRKQ ( ARK2 download-links can be found here ( thanks to @MeltdownSpectre ): https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78164150&postcount=263 )

1. Type *#1234# in your dialer
2. If you see the same info as below, you are good to go:
AP N960FXXS2ARK2
CP N960FXXU2ARJ1
CSC N960FOXM2ARK2

* Download update.zip (Beta1) from here : https://mega.nz/#!gXISGIiS!eClFr00EJbIM8tPi9npSvGGh_QC4r2JQJn3nwQfmTc8
* If you have sd card place update.zip in it boot to recovery by holding power up + power +bixby button.
* Go to apply update from SD card.
* just choose install update, If no sd card choose adb in recovery.
* Download adb from here https://dl.google.com/android/repository/platform-tools-latest-windows.zip
* Download and install adb drivers http://adbdriver.com/
* Copy the update.zip file to C:\adb (or wherever your adb.exe file is)
* Put your phone in recovery mode and select Apply update from ADB, then connect it to your PC
* Wait until your PC installs the drivers, if you're doing this for the first time.
* Open command prompt, navigate to C:\adb (or wherever your adb.exe and update.zip is)
* Issue the following command: adb devices
If you can see a device in 'sideload' mode, you can proceed, otherwise you may have some troubleshooting to do.
* Issue the following command: adb sideload update.zip
* Be patient, and enjoy your update.

This will not trip knox if done by the method i told

Beta2, ZRKQ -> ZRL6: https://mega.nz/#!8dUlkCCY!5ktiKIO5lVwvcMMZlQ0w-1iPbKMIKJzzE6p227xVqEY
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1niLqS_nR1qETetaJcImRaCemiJ29qGFo/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11BB39Tlh2joMim0QgGX_6CdgxMTUQUua/view?usp=sharing

Thanks to my collegue from SamMobile for using his Note9, and the great help of @CyberJ0hn & @geri005

Beta3, ZRL6 -> ZRLR:
MegaNZ
Google Drive

Known bug in Beta3:

pySXnR.png


Thanks to my collegue Michel (Galaxyclub NL) for letting us use his Note9, and Ab (SamMobile) for helping him! :)

Beta4, ZRLR -> ZRLT:
MegaNZ

Thanks to Abhijeet's (SamMobile) friend for letting use her Note9! :)

OFFICIAL RELEASE, ZRLT -> CRLT
MegaNZ
Google Drive

Thanks to @geri005 and @t-shock for letting us use his Note9!

OFFICIAL RELEASE, CRLT -> CSA2
Google Drive
MegaNZ

Thanks to @t-shock and @jaylence for letting us use his Note9

NOTE: THESE UPDATE.ZIP's ARE ONLY FOR DEVICES WITH MULTI-CSC OXM!!!
You can check this, to type in your dialer *#1234#, and check if OXM is in the CSC-build...

@jaylence managed to get the UPDATE.ZIP if your Note9 is currently on ARL3 (Oreo) to CSA2 (Pie)

ARL3 -> CSA2

If your device is still on ARK2, then update first to ARL3:

ARK2 -> ARL3

Once again: all credits go to @jaylence for taking the effort to reset his device, and getting the "update.zip" for you! :good:

We expect you to perform a factory reset for flawless Firmware.
 
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stiffis

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Already registered. No downloads showing up in software update screen? How long does it normally take?

Please share the Update.zip file after finished downloading (before installing) If you can :eek:

---------- Post added at 03:29 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:27 PM ----------

Keep trying manually for 4-5 times

Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk

Tried restarting your phone?
 

themaximillian

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Would it be possible to flash DBT firmware and sign up for the beta and getting the update if I remove my non German SIM?

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    Samsung’s customer support staff may be wrong and clueless too many times to count, but they might have been right about the Galaxy Note 9 joining the One UI (Android Pie) beta. Well, Samsung might have, at the very least, pondered starting a Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta program even if it won’t actually do it. This is supported by test Pie firmware discovered by GalaxyClub for the Note 9 in Europe and South Korea.

    Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta still possible?
    Samsung is currently testing firmware versions N960FXXU2ZRKE and N960NKSU2ZRKF for the Galaxy Note 9. The interesting part here is the letter ‘Z’ in the build number. It has been used by Samsung for beta firmware since it began having public beta programs with the Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S9’s One UI beta, for example, comes with build number G960FXXU2ZRKA in Germany. And, before Android Pie, no such test firmware were ever spotted for a Galaxy Note flagship while a beta program was going on for that year’s Galaxy S smartphone.

    It makes the presence of such firmware for the Galaxy Note 9 quite interesting. And with the Galaxy S9 beta program having started less than a week ago, Samsung does have time to include the Galaxy Note 9 in the program. But, as we said at the beginning, it’s also possible the company has backed out of doing that despite having planned it at some point. We hope that’s not the case, of course, and we will now be spending all our waking hours looking at the Samsung Members app on the Galaxy Note 9 for any sign of the Android Pie/One UI beta.

    Source: SamMobile

    UPDATE:

    p7iY3t.jpg
    KN4WCi.jpg


    Yesterday, 4 dec 18, the 1st beta became available for the Note9 in Germany & India.

    Thanks to "Matrix_Usman", who pulled the UPDATE.ZIP from his Note9, and made the update available. (original link: https://www.droidmodders.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6&p=9#p9)

    Thanks @geri005 for the link! :good:

    These CSC's can install this update without problems:

    SM-N960F OXM multi CSC ( ACR AFG AFR ATO AUT BGL BNG BRI CAC CAM CAU DBT DKR ECT EGY EUR ILO INS ITV KSA LAO LUX MID MWD MYM NEE NPL ORX PAK PHE PHN ROM SEB SEE SEK SKZ SLK THL THR TPH TUN TUR XEF XFE XME XSG XSP XTC XXV )
    single : ( BTC BTU CPW GLB LYS MAT MM1 MTL NZC OPS PAN PNG PRO SIN SMA SMP STH TEB TEL TMC TNZ VAU VFJ VNZ WTL XEU XFA XFN XNZ XSA )

    You'll have to be on ARK2: i.e. Germany (DBT) ARK2 -> ZRKQ ( ARK2 download-links can be found here ( thanks to @MeltdownSpectre ): https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78164150&postcount=263 )

    1. Type *#1234# in your dialer
    2. If you see the same info as below, you are good to go:
    AP N960FXXS2ARK2
    CP N960FXXU2ARJ1
    CSC N960FOXM2ARK2

    * Download update.zip (Beta1) from here : https://mega.nz/#!gXISGIiS!eClFr00EJbIM8tPi9npSvGGh_QC4r2JQJn3nwQfmTc8
    * If you have sd card place update.zip in it boot to recovery by holding power up + power +bixby button.
    * Go to apply update from SD card.
    * just choose install update, If no sd card choose adb in recovery.
    * Download adb from here https://dl.google.com/android/repository/platform-tools-latest-windows.zip
    * Download and install adb drivers http://adbdriver.com/
    * Copy the update.zip file to C:\adb (or wherever your adb.exe file is)
    * Put your phone in recovery mode and select Apply update from ADB, then connect it to your PC
    * Wait until your PC installs the drivers, if you're doing this for the first time.
    * Open command prompt, navigate to C:\adb (or wherever your adb.exe and update.zip is)
    * Issue the following command: adb devices
    If you can see a device in 'sideload' mode, you can proceed, otherwise you may have some troubleshooting to do.
    * Issue the following command: adb sideload update.zip
    * Be patient, and enjoy your update.

    This will not trip knox if done by the method i told

    Beta2, ZRKQ -> ZRL6: https://mega.nz/#!8dUlkCCY!5ktiKIO5lVwvcMMZlQ0w-1iPbKMIKJzzE6p227xVqEY
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1niLqS_nR1qETetaJcImRaCemiJ29qGFo/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/11BB39Tlh2joMim0QgGX_6CdgxMTUQUua/view?usp=sharing

    Thanks to my collegue from SamMobile for using his Note9, and the great help of @CyberJ0hn & @geri005

    Beta3, ZRL6 -> ZRLR:
    MegaNZ
    Google Drive

    Known bug in Beta3:

    pySXnR.png


    Thanks to my collegue Michel (Galaxyclub NL) for letting us use his Note9, and Ab (SamMobile) for helping him! :)

    Beta4, ZRLR -> ZRLT:
    MegaNZ

    Thanks to Abhijeet's (SamMobile) friend for letting use her Note9! :)

    OFFICIAL RELEASE, ZRLT -> CRLT
    MegaNZ
    Google Drive

    Thanks to @geri005 and @t-shock for letting us use his Note9!

    OFFICIAL RELEASE, CRLT -> CSA2
    Google Drive
    MegaNZ

    Thanks to @t-shock and @jaylence for letting us use his Note9

    NOTE: THESE UPDATE.ZIP's ARE ONLY FOR DEVICES WITH MULTI-CSC OXM!!!
    You can check this, to type in your dialer *#1234#, and check if OXM is in the CSC-build...

    @jaylence managed to get the UPDATE.ZIP if your Note9 is currently on ARL3 (Oreo) to CSA2 (Pie)

    ARL3 -> CSA2

    If your device is still on ARK2, then update first to ARL3:

    ARK2 -> ARL3

    Once again: all credits go to @jaylence for taking the effort to reset his device, and getting the "update.zip" for you! :good:

    We expect you to perform a factory reset for flawless Firmware.
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    ZRLR -> ZRLT Beta4 UPDATE.ZIP

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    Beta4, ZRLR -> ZRLT:
    MegaNZ

    Thanks to Abhijeet's (SamMobile) friend for letting use her Note9! :)

    For all people: I want to wish you all a "Happy & Healthy New Year"! Live Long and Prosper!
    24
    Closing this thread

    As "OneUI Pie" is OFFICIALLY released now for the Note9, I'll request the Mod's to CLOSE this thread...

    You can continue overhere:

    OFFICIAL STOCK FW-update (Odin) thread (14 Jan 19) GALAXY Note9 SM-N960F/DS

    I hope, you'll all enjoy Pie on "our beloved Note9"... :good:

    I would like to thanks the following persons for helping us getting the "so important UPDATE.ZIP's":
    @geri005 @MeltdownSpectre @CyberJ0hn @t-shock @jaylence and "last but not least" my collegues at SamMobile & GalaxyClub NL Abhijeet & Michel! :good:
    23
    SA2 Update!!

    CRLT TO CSA2
    Thanks to @jaylence, it seems that we have grabbed the OTA

    Here is the link (SA2)
    23
    Okay, so here it is:

    NOTE 9 EXYNOS BETA 2

    ZRKQ to ZRL6: https://mega.nz/#!8dUlkCCY!5ktiKIO5lVwvcMMZlQ0w-1iPbKMIKJzzE6p227xVqEY

    Credits: @henklbr @CyberJ0hn

    Thanks for hooking me up with the guy to allow me to connect to his PC and catch the update!

    Enjoy!