US variants of Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are now receiving the third Pie beta OTA in the US. The new update is available to download as build number to G965USQU3ZRL5, which brings improvements over the previous update. We have posted the screenshot of the new update which shows a bunch of improvements come along with the update. Below you will find each possible way to update your Galaxy S9 Plus G965U on Android 9.0 Pie, so go ahead and follow the instruction to install Stock Pie G965USQU3ZRL5 on Galaxy S9 Plus G965U right away! First head to Settings > About device > System update. See if this process helps you, if not just head to the Kies and Odin process below.
Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Android version: Android 9 Pie
Build Number: G965USQU3ZRL5
Android Security Patch Level: 01 December, 2018
How to install Android 9.0 G965USQU3ZRL5 Pie on Galaxy S9 Plus G965U via Kies and Odin
Kies: Process to update official Pie update on Galaxy S9 G965U via Kies. Follow this guide
If the Kies method didn’t help you follow the Odin process below.
Your device should be charged 70% at minimum to avoid shutting down during the process.
Enable USB Debugging. Go to Settings > Developer Options > Enable USB debugging
Back up your important data.
Download Odin tool 3.12.3 from this link
Download the latest USB drivers for Samsung from this link and then install them on PC.
Process to install Android Pie G965USQU3ZRL5 update on Galaxy S9 Plus G965U
Download the G965USQU3ZRL5 firwmare zip from the link below and extract it.
It’s the device to turn off your device completely.
Now boot your device into Download Mode, to do so follow this guide
Once in Download Mode, then follow instructions over here to see the firmware flash process.
Once installed, simply reboot your device and you are done!
That’s it! If this guide helped you, please share it with others, Thank You.