The official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update is weeks away, but brave souls can now download an early version of the update right now.
Samsung is currently testing the Android 9.0 Pie update behind the scenes on several devices. Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie updates are in the first place, but the company will also roll out Android Pie and the new One UI to the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and more.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update won’t be in beta and the official release won’t arrive until January. However, there is a way to skip the wait and try Android 9.0 Pie and its features right now. All it takes is the right Galaxy Note 9 model, some time and some patience.
The leaked Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update is a beta version of Samsung. It is the official software, but not the final version of the update. This means that it can and probably will cause problems.
If that’s okay, here’s how to run Android 9.0 Pie update on a Galaxy Note 9 right now with the new One UI.
How to Install Android Pie Update on Galaxy Note 9
As of now, the Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update is limited to Snapdragon models. You need to have Snapdragon 845 model to run this software. If you have an Exynos powered Galaxy Note 9, you will have to wait.
If you don’t know which Galaxy Note 9 model you have, Use an app like CPU-Z to quickly understand the model and processor.
Make sure all your data is backed up before starting the installation as there is a possibility that something might get messed up in the process. You can do this through Samsung Smart Switch or Samsung Cloud.
After backing up your data and deciding you have the right Galaxy Note 9 model, these instructions from XDA-Developers and follow them step by step.
If the instructions don’t make sense to you or you’re uncomfortable with the process, you’ll probably want to stick with Android 8.1 Oreo for a while.
Again, this is unfinished software and the leaker notes that it is full of bugs. You may experience frequent crashes and some apps may not work normally. If you rely on your device throughout the day, this software may not be for you.
If you are unsure about taking action, here are a few reasons why you should, or perhaps not, install this version of Android Pie on your Galaxy Note 9:
Samsung will continue to test the Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update behind the scenes, which means we may see a more stable version of the update and the new UI precedes the official release.
For now, most Galaxy Note 9 users should stick with Android Oreo.