Samsung releases the first Galaxy Note 9 update

Even before the Galaxy Note 9 is officially available, Samsung releases the first software update for the smartphone. The Note 9 gets new options for slow motion mode, while security is also boosted.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update available

If you have ordered the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, you can immediately download the first update on the day of release. It is an update with the version number N960FXXU1ARH5, which is already available in Europe. The most important improvement is that users will soon be able to choose this for 0.2 or 0.4 seconds when filming in slow motion.

Slow motion mode captures images for 0.2 seconds with a high frame rate of 960 fps. If you choose 0.4 seconds, the frame rate is adjusted to 480 fps. The same options were rolled out earlier this year to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

The update also brings the security update of August 2018, the most recent patch from Google. This makes the Galaxy Note 9 completely protected against any vulnerabilities in Android. The update is 270MB in size; it is therefore smart to get it via a Wi-Fi connection later on.

More about the Galaxy Note 9

Starting this Friday (August 24), the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is officially in stores. The device has a suggested retail price of 999 euros for the 128GB model, although a 512GB version for 1249 euros also appears. It is the most expensive smartphone that Samsung releases this year, but also the most powerful. The phone is powered by the Exynos 9810 chip with 6 / 8GB RAM and thus 128 / 512GB of storage space.

The screen measures 6.4 inches, has a resolution of 2960 by 1440 pixels and is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5. Furthermore, the Note 9 is equipped with a double 12 megapixel camera with a variable aperture and optical image stabilization, 8 megapixel front camera and Android 8.1 (Oreo). The S Pen now also has bluetooth, allowing you to control certain functions remotely. Finally, the battery is considerably larger with 4000 mAh and charges quickly via the usb-c port.

What is custom ROM?
ROM is short for Read-Only Memory. It has many versions just like Windows OS does; no matter it is stock ROMs from companies, or custom ROM from third party. This new custom ROM can bring you the latest version of Android before your manufacturer. Anyhow, flashing a new ROM means installing a new operating system to your Android.

The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes with many new features :

  • Mobile payments (Android Pay) feature.
  • Better RAM Management.
  • Fingerprint support.- A battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins.
  • It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
  • Support for 64-bit SoCs using ARM, x86, and MIPS-based cores.
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
  • Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
  • More intelligent ranking of notifications based on who they’re from and the type of communication.
  • See all your notifications in one place by tapping the top of the screen.
  • New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
  • SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware.
  • State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
  • and other cool features.
If you want to install using your PC, you need the ADB tools installed on your computer. Download the ADB tools via Google’s developers website and download the Android SDK. Downloading the SDK and making sure ADB is correctly set up.

Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Step 1:

Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.


Step 2:

Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.



Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.

Step 3:

Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.


Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow file first. Download Android 6.0.1



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