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Official Stock Firmware Thread (4th August 2021) - Galaxy S9+ (SM-G965F)

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Mehdi0507

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In the new update, the app opening animation has been modified. It's slower. Has anyone noticed this?
Yeah I also noticed that. But it's not really slower they just changed the app opening animation in general. Looks way better and feels smoother in my opinion.
Anyone noticed other changes?
I hope battery life is better now but I need to wait and see for that.

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I'm on it since few days.batt great. nice update.
Really? Can you share screenshots of your battery life? Is it really better than before?
 

So7t

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I have done it!! So far I noticed that there is a new startup animation, different icons in General Settings menu, new animations in Device Care menu and power consumption is also better!! Good job Samsung. :)
 
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I had a message to upload OTA today and did so. I am now on G965FXXS7CSI5. Still one ui v1
Not noticed any difference yet. The update only mansions path 1st october which is at least progress.

My J330 was at last updated to Android 9 this week with one ui at v1.1 but patch july 1st?????
 

djoxie

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I had a message to upload OTA today and did so. I am now on G965FXXS7CSI5. Still one ui v1
Not noticed any difference yet. The update only mansions path 1st october which is at least progress.

My J330 was at last updated to Android 9 this week with one ui at v1.1 but patch july 1st?????
That is because J330 is on quarterly security patch updates
 
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foxbatul

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Yeah I also noticed that. But it's not really slower they just changed the app opening animation in general. Looks way better and feels smoother in my opinion.
Anyone noticed other changes?
I hope battery life is better now but I need to wait and see for that.

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Really? Can you share screenshots of your battery life? Is it really better than before?


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My two cents on last update are mixed. Animations became weird. I can't even describe it with proper words. Slow? Nope. Laggy? Nope. Smooth? Yes, but kinda weird. It's like some latency mismatch or something happening, I dunno, it's weird.

Battery? Well my first 2 charge cycles were messy. 3H SoT is unacceptable on this device while no gaming nor pushing it's limits. Then I installed GSam Battery Monitor and found that Youtube Vanced may be guilty. I deleted Youtube Vanced and installed official Youtube app. (Ooh, why they put so many ads on this app? It's unbearable. -Sigh- Started youtube premium trial, whatever) I used about %35(100%-65%) and got 1h 54m SoT, pretty good, can be better but pretty good. Also Android System and Android OS usages dropped to normal levels (<%5) now.
 

heitkrew

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Im not really noticing the animations, or maybe im not just paying attention. but the update seems fine for me. the only thing I noticed is that the battery life is a bit better than the previous one, so that's cool
 

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Need help!

I interrupted OTA Update on my S9+ beacause i dont want it. Been avoinding the pop up for long till i accepted by accident. So when it rebooted into the recovery and started the update, i forced it to restart. Now it just turns off and on. Cant access Recovery but can go in Download mode.

I dont want to loose my files. What can i do please?
 

jbug187

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Hi guys. I'm hoping someone can help me out with a few questions. I've been using LineageOS (and CyanogenMod before that) on my last few phones and am currently running the last official LineageOS 15.1 ROM on my SM-G965DF. It's very stale at this point, and since there's no official (or unofficial?) support for the SM-G965DF I'm looking at ROMs to upgrade to. I'm a little reluctant to flash the latest stock firmware, because I'm not sure if it will limit my options. Thanks in advance for any guidance you guys can give.
  • Is the stock firmware a full ROM replacement to LineageOS?
  • Will flashing the latest stock firmware replace the TWRP recovery that I currently have?
  • Will I be able to flash other, non-stock, custom ROMs after flashing the latest firmware?
  • Does the stock firmware include any carrier or Samsung apps that can't be removed?
 

MeltdownSpectre

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Hi guys. I'm hoping someone can help me out with a few questions. I've been using LineageOS (and CyanogenMod before that) on my last few phones and am currently running the last official LineageOS 15.1 ROM on my SM-G965DF. It's very stale at this point, and since there's no official (or unofficial?) support for the SM-G965DF I'm looking at ROMs to upgrade to. I'm a little reluctant to flash the latest stock firmware, because I'm not sure if it will limit my options. Thanks in advance for any guidance you guys can give.
  • Is the stock firmware a full ROM replacement to LineageOS?
  • Will flashing the latest stock firmware replace the TWRP recovery that I currently have?
  • Will I be able to flash other, non-stock, custom ROMs after flashing the latest firmware?
  • Does the stock firmware include any carrier or Samsung apps that can't be removed?

Yes to all the questions you've asked.
Although for the last question, it will usually not include carrier apps if you flash an unbranded firmware. It will include some Samsung apps, that may not be able to be uninstalled, but they can be disabled.

You can see custom ROMs for the S9+ here:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s9/samsung-galaxy-s9--s9-cross-device-development
 
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UPDATE (5-November-2019):

G965FXXS7CSJ3 has been released for the S9+, it includes November 2019 security patch, but being an XXS build, it has minimal changes and the security patch is probably the only thing that was added.

Huge respect to Samsung this month for releasing November patches for almost all of their flagship phones before Google managed to release it for the Pixels.
 

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I interrupted OTA Update on my S9+ beacause i dont want it. Been avoinding the pop up for long till i accepted by accident. So when it rebooted into the recovery and started the update, i forced it to restart. Now it just turns off and on. Cant access Recovery but can go in Download mode.

I dont want to loose my files. What can i do please?


Flash stock rom via Odin
 

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    Its crazy to update, it gives the sellers of phones a chance to fxck up your phones, samsung even got planned obsolence on bicycle batteries, 500 charges and the battery gets suprisingly bad so you will have to buy a new one.

    I accidently updated my galaxy s9+ and immediatly the battery got bad.

    The long threads on every phone site on problems with updates should be a big clue for you.

    My galaxy note got super slow after a update so stop updating if you want your dear phone to last.
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    Latest stable firmware:

    G965FXXUGFUG4 / G965FOXMGFUG4 / G965FXXUGFUG4

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    How to flash the stock Odin flashable firmware:

    1) Download Odin v3.13.1 - Link

    2) Extract the firmware file you just downloaded. You should get 5 files:
    • AP (System & Recovery)
    • BL (Bootloader)
    • CP (Modem / Radio)
    • CSC_OXM (OXM CSC file, will wipe your phone)
    • HOME_CSC_OXM (OXM CSC file, will NOT wipe your phone)

    3) Add each file to it's respective field in Odin v3.13.1. Use CSC_OXM if you want to do a clean flash and HOME_CSC OXM if you want to keep your apps and data.

    4) Reboot your phone in Download / Odin mode with the following button combo:
    POWER + VOLUME DOWN + BIXBY

    5) Once in download mode, connect your phone to the PC, preferably using the original USB cable you got with your phone. Odin should detect your device and a blue box will show up with the COM port number.

    6) Do NOT tick any extra boxes. The only options to be ticked are F.Reset Time and Auto-Reboot.

    7) Click the start button, wait for Odin to say 'PASS'. Once the flash is complete, your phone will reboot.

    Firmware screenshots, changelog, and download links will be in 2nd post of this thread.

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    CSC change tutorial - Post #2011

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    Firmware release history:

    G965FXXU1ARC5 - 17th March 2018

    G965FXXU1ARCC - 28th March 2018

    G965FXXS1ARD1 - 24th April 2018

    G965FXXU1ARD4 - 1st May 2018

    G965FXXU1BRE5 - 23rd May 2018

    G965FXXU1BRE6 - 6th June 2018

    G965FXXU1BRF3 - 21st June 2018

    G965FXXU1BRF8 - 26th June 2018

    G965FXXU2BRG6 - 18th July 2018

    G965FXXU2BRGA - 6th August 2018

    G965FXXU2BRH1 - 17th August 2018

    G965FXXU2BRH7 - 10th September 2018

    G965FXXS2BRI1 - 13th September 2018

    G965FXXU2BRI3 - 20th September 2018

    G965FXXU2BRJ3 - 15th October 2018

    G965FXXS2BRJ6 - 12th November 2018

    G965FXXU2BRJ8 - 16th November 2018

    G965FXXU2BRK2 - 6th December 2018

    G965FXXS2BRK3 - 10th December 2018

    G965FXXS2BRL3 - 20th December 2018

    G965FXXU2CRLI - 24th December 2018

    G965FXXU2CRLO - 8th January 2019

    G965FXXU2CRLN - 8th January 2019

    G965FXXU2CSA2 - 14th January 2019

    G965FXXU2CSB3 - 14th February 2019

    G965FXXS2CSB8 - 1st March 2019

    G965FXXU2CSB9 - 1st March 2019

    G965FXXU2CSC8 - 18th March 2019

    G965FXXS3CSD1 - 11th April 2019

    G965FXXU3CSD4 - 16th April 2019

    G965FXXS4CSDD - 29th April 2019

    G965FXXU4CSE3 - 15th May 2019

    G965FXXU5CSF2 - 11th June 2019

    G965FXXU6CSG8 - 18th July 2019

    G965FXXU6CSG8 - 12th August 2019

    G965FXXS6CSH5 - 10th September 2019

    G965FXXU7CSJ1 - 16th October 2019

    G965FXXS7CSJ3 - 5th November 2019

    G965FXXS7CSK4 - 4th December 2019

    G965FXXS7CTA1 - 16th January 2020

    G965FXXU7DTAA - 28th January 2020

    G965FXXS7DTAD - 17th February 2020

    G965FXXS7DTB5 - 11th March 2020

    G965FXXU8DTC5 - 8th April 2020

    G965FXXS9DTD7 - 12th May 2020

    G965FXXU9ETF5 - 14th June 2020

    G965FXXUAETG3 - 14th July 2020

    G965FXXSBETH1 - 17th August 2020

    G965FXXSBETH2 - 7th September 2020

    G965FXXUCFTJ2 - 19th October 2020

    G965FXXSCFTJ3 - 2nd November 2020

    G965FXXUCFTK1 - 11th November 2020

    G965FXXSCFTK2 - 1st December 2020

    G965FXXSDFTL1 - 3rd January 2021

    G965FXXSEFUA1 - 3rd February 2021

    G965FXXSFFUB3 - 10th March 2021

    G965FXXUFFUC6 - 31st March 2021

    G965FXXUFFUD5 - 6th May 2021

    G965FXXUFFUE1 - 12th May 2021

    G965FXXUGFUG4 - 4th August 2021

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    FAQs:

    1) Will this trip KNOX, and will I lose my warranty?
    Answer: Short answer would be no, your KNOX counter will remain at 0x0 and warranty stays valid as well.
    However, some service centers might note regional differences between builds based on the latest build available for your CSC, indicating that the phone has been flashed, so if you're sending your device in for a service/repair/replacement, then I'd suggest flashing to the latest build available for your home country's CSC. Usually not required though, so not a big deal.

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    2) What if the firmware build number mentioned above is not available for my CSC, can I still flash it?
    Answer: Yes, if your current CSC is part of the OXM multi-CSC. You can check that using the Google Doc I made here:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IQglKMUCJXfs5UIeSehd1d6s5a6Rh_fC1WuPdycxotY

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    3) I flashed 'XXXX' build, but now I can't get OTAs for a newer build that's available on my CSC?
    Answer: Now, I'll be using fake build numbers in this example, but you should still understand how I'm explaining this.

    Suppose your current build is very old, XXU1ARA1, and the latest available multi-CSC OXM build is XXU1BRA1, so you flash it on your device.
    Now, BRA1 is not released for your specific CSC, so you won't get OTAs for it to any further builds because no subsequent OTA file exists on the Samsung server for your CSC.
    Samsung will then release a new build for your CSC called XXU1BRA2, so the only OTA file existing on the server for your CSC is XXU1ARA1 > XXU1BRA2, so an OTA from XXU1BRA1 > XXU1BRA2 will not be possible, and the only way to regain the ability to get OTAs, is by flashing BRA2 and then accepting further OTAs from there on.
    This may seem cumbersome to some people, but if you're impatient and always want the latest build, then just continue flashing as you normally would.

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    4) Can I flash the ROM in the main post without flashing the builds that came before it?
    Answer: Yes you can. When flashing ROMs with Odin, you don't need to be on a specific build to flash them. They don't need to be flashed in order.

    You can be on the oldest possible build and flash directly to the latest one.


    Important:
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    The files linked in this thread are ONLY compatible with the following devices:
    SM-G965F (International Single SIM)
    SM-G965F/DS (International Dual-SIM)

    There are no Dual SIM specific ROMs, any ROMs for the G965F will work on the Dual SIM models and you will retain Dual SIM functionality and both your IMEIs.
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    Latest OXM ROM for S9+

    This ROM was released on 4th August 2021 and can be used for all OXM Multi-CSCs, you can check the list below to see if your CSC is part of OXM:
    Google Docs

    IMPORTANT: After flashing this, you can NOT downgrade to

    BL v1 firmwares (XXU1xxxx / XXS1xxxx builds)
    BL v2 firmwares (XXU2xxxx / XXS2xxxx builds)
    BL v3 firmwares (XXU3xxxx / XXS3xxxx builds)
    BL v4 firmwares (XXU4xxxx / XXS4xxxx builds)
    BL v5 firmwares (XXU5xxxx / XXS5xxxx builds)
    BL v6 firmwares (XXU6xxxx / XXS6xxxx builds)
    BL v7 firmwares (XXU7xxxx / XXS7xxxx builds)
    BL v8 firmwares (XXU8xxxx / XXS8xxxx builds)
    BL v9 firmwares (XXU9xxxx / XXS9xxxx builds)
    BL v10 firmwares (XXUAxxxx / XXSAxxxx builds)
    BL v11 firmwares (XXUBxxxx / XXSBxxxx builds)
    BL v12 firmwares (XXUCxxxx / XXSCxxxx builds)
    BL v13 firmwares (XXUDxxxx /XXSDxxxx builds)
    BL v14 firmwares (XXUExxxx / XXSExxxx builds)
    BL v15 firmwares (XXUFxxxx / XXSFxxxx builds)



    You can download this using SamFirm or Frija

    Model: SM-G965F (GALAXY S9+)
    Country: Germany (DBT)
    Version: Android 10 (OneUI 2.5)
    Kernel: 22256834
    Build Date: Tuesday - 27th July 2021
    Security Patch: 1 August 2021
    AP: G965FXXUGFUG4
    CSC: G965FOXMGFUG4
    CP: G965FXXUGFUG4
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    UPDATE:

    Stable Pie (XXU2CRLI) is now available via OTA and SamFirm for G960 and G965F users.
    I will be uploading to AFH and MEGA, but for those who can't wait, go and attack Samsung servers and get it through SamFirm.

    Sadly, I won't be able to experience it for a few days since I'm giving my S9+ in for a battery replacement today, but should get it back later this week.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone! Don't forget to thank Samsung for getting this update out to us early :)

    Download link:

    https://mega.nz/#!kaBDCCSS!-n8C-3TrtKfNAeuiq-yCw9yJcJdHiRLhu_ncFrlbLPE

    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=11410963190603881419
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    August update - G965FXXU6CSGD

    Comes with new kernel, new baseband version and August security patch.
    Official changelog also mentions improved camera performance which could be regarding the issues with Night Mode crashing that were introduced in the CSF2 update.

    For those wondering why the update still has CSGx build number, it's because the build/compilation date was still July and not August like some other devices.
    Like all other OEMs, Samsung gets access to security patch details well before they're released to the public so the build dates don't always have to be in the same month that the patch is intended for.
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    CSC change tutorial for 965F

    Thanks to @applepay and his CSC change method in the S9+ forums, I have tested the guide and posted it with screenshots.
    It works 100% as described by the OP, CSC is changed on my device and proof has been given below.

    You can use this tutorial to switch to your desired CSC for getting quicker OTAs. However, keep in mind, if you change to a CSC that is different from your home country, you will no longer be able to use VoLTE, WiFi calling and Samsung Pay. Furthermore, doing a factory reset with a SIM card from your home country will revert back to your previous CSC.

    This will NOT allow you to register for the beta program.

    I would also like if anyone with a region locked device, such as BTU/BTU/BTU could test this tutorial to see if it changes the CSC for them.



    Let's start off by saying, I did NOT find this method, I simply used the guide from @applepay in his thread HERE.

    I've added screenshots and proof to show that this works, and to show you how to use RealTerm to change the CSC on your device.
    Now, the main purpose of this would be to help those who have region locked devices, however since I don't have one, I can't test this. This will also benefit those who want DBT for example, for quick OTA updates, but don't have a German SIM card to change the CSC using the normal method.

    My device is a local Pakistani model so the CSC was PAK/PAK,PAK/PAK. Just for proof, I tried changing it to NEE (Nordic Countries). Screenshots are given below.

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    Step 1) Power off your device and make sure to back up all data, since this will require a factory reset. REMOVE your SIM card before proceeding further.

    Step 2) Boot into download mode, and flash the combination file for your device. I had a v2 combination file for S9+ already, so I flashed that.
    Download link for v2 combination file for G965F - AndroidFileHost
    Your device should look like this while booting:

    https://imgbox.com/v7ajO7iW

    Step 3) Fire up RealTerm and connect your phone to your PC. Once booted into the combination file, it will say either SM-G965F or SM-G965F [DS] if it's a dual SIM device.
    Should look like this:

    https://imgbox.com/9ZdRS0BJ


    Step 4) Click the 'Port Tab' on RealTerm, for me it showed Port 8 = \ssudmdm0000, if this shows up for you, it means your device has been detected by RealTerm, then set the Baud rate to 230400
    Screenshot:
    https://imgbox.com/OpwRG4qD

    Step 5) Go to the 'Send' Tab on RealTerm, enter 'AT' and hit the 'Send ASCII' button, you'll get this as a reply:

    Code:
    USB READY
    BOOTING COMPLETE
    AT

    Screenshot:
    https://imgbox.com/1ky52t8k

    Step 6) Enter 'AT+PRECONFG=1,0' and hit 'Send ASCII' again, you should get your current CSC as a response, in my case it is PAK.
    Screenshot:
    https://imgbox.com/iZgiAkqg

    Step 7) To change your CSC to your desired CSC, use this command 'AT+PRECONFG=2,???', replace ??? with the CSC you want to install on your device. I chose NEE, so my command looked like this: AT+PRECONFG=2,NEE
    Screenshot:
    https://imgbox.com/yTAo0uGI

    Step 8) To confirm your changes have been applied, type this command to test the current CSC, 'AT+PRECONFG=1,0', your response will look like the message in the screenshot below:
    Screenshot:
    https://imgbox.com/u2LjnmZU

    Step 9) Go to SamFirm, type SM-G965F and download the latest firmware of the new CSC which you have applied. Flash in Odin with AP, BL, CP and CSC_OXM and your device will reboot. Since the CSC has been changed, first boot will take a little longer than usual.

    Here is my device with NEE CSC instead of PAK:
    https://imgbox.com/wxgDhgdy

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    Credits for discovering this method go to @applepay and 'HD Voice' from this thread:

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/ga...change-s9-s9-csc-model-csc-t3870836?nocache=1