Download G965USQS3ARG8 8.0.0 Oreo Firmware for USA Only Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U

Samsung started to roll out latest G965USQS3ARG8 Android 8.0.0 Oreo firmware for Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U. You can download G965USQS3ARG8 Android 8.0.0 Oreo firmware from below for a manual update if you yet to receive OTA notification. This latest firmware right now only availabl to Verizon Wireless, US Cellular and T-Mobile susbcribers in USA. Sprint and Boost Mobile customer need to wait little bit longer. This new firmware comes with July 2018 security patches. It also comes with various bug fixes and performance improvement tweaks. Hence it’s the best idea for you to upgrade your device to this latest G965USQS3ARG8 Android 8.0.0 Oreo stock firmware. If you yet to receive the firmware then read the rest of the article carefully.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ is a flagship phone by Samsung with top notch hardware. This beast comes with a 6.2 inches Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. To power the device it has an Exynos 9810 Octa as well as 6GB of RAM. However, in USA, Latin America and China the flagship powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The phone available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB (internal memory) variants. Samsung Galaxy S9+ features 12MP rear camera and 8MP front shooting camera. The smartphone packed with a non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery and running on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

Latest SQS3ARG8 Android 8.0.0 Oreo official firmware update can be installed on Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U via OTA or KIES. Apart from these two official processes, you can also update your Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U to G965USQS3ARG8 Android 8.0.0 Oreo stock firmware by downloading it and flashing it manually. A step by step installation guide is available below. Remember, you can only flash this firmware through Odin, don’t try flashing using custom recoveries such as CWM recovery or TWRP recovery. Continue reading this guide to learn how to flash G965USQS3ARG8 Android 8.0.0 Oreo firmware on Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U.

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Step By Step Guide To Update Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U To G965USQS3ARG8 Android 8.0.0 Oreo Stock Firmware

Warning: This tutorial is only for Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction is given on this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Details of the Firmware :

  • Device Name: Galaxy S9+
  • Model Number: SM-G965U
  • Baseband Version: G965USQS3ARG8
  • Security Patch Level: 01.07.2018
  • Android OS: 8.0

How To Update Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U via OTA

  1. First of all, make sure you have a stable internet connection (Wi-Fi or data network) on your device.
  2. Now, go to Android app drawer and then select Settings.
  3. Then locate About Device and tap on it.
  4. Next select Software update from About device screen.
  5. Then tap on Update option.
  6. You should see an update, press OK to download and install. (Remember, download using 3G or network data will incur additional charges to your phone bill!)
  7. Soon your device will reboot to complete the installation process.

If you see “The latest update have already been installed” message while checking update then your device yet to receive an OTA update. Check back within a few days or jump to next procedure.

How To Update Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U via Kies

  1. Make sure you have stable internet connection on your computer.
  2. Now download and install Samsung Kies on your computer.
  3. Turn on your device (if it off) and then connect it to a computer with USB cable.
  4. Run Samsung Kies and wait for it to detect your device.
  5. You should see a New Firmware Upgrade is available at Samsung Kies home screen.
  6. Press the Firmware Upgrade button to proceed.
  7. Follow on-screen instruction and soon you will see your device running upgrade and reboot automatically. Once done, you can disconnect your device from a computer.

Again! If you see “This is the latest firmware” in Samsung Kies, then your device yet to receive the latest update on Kies. Its good time to go for manual update instruction that located below.

Download G965USQS3ARG8 Firmware From Below

[Note: Don’t flash below firmware in carrier locked devices. For carrier locked device you can contact us for a firmware download link.]

[Resumable and Torrent link will only be added when available from trusted source]

iconDownload Verizon G965USQS3ARG8 Firmware Here

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[Please Note: After flashing this firmware you will lose any installed custom ROM including LineageOS 15.1, AICP, AOKP, Beanstalk, Bliss ROM, Candy5, MoKee, Chroma, Resurrection Remix, Dirty Unicorns, Omni ROM, Slim6, Vanir, Pac-Man, and Paranoid Android.]

Pre Requisites :

Though official firmware restores all existing data but we recommend to back up your data first before proceeding to avoid any uncomfortable situation such as bootloop fix.

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2. Make sure your device has at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Percentage on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U. [Guide].

Manual Installation Instructions :

As said earlier, manual installation requires Odin tool. You also need the right firmware for your model and the device itself. Below we have put up the tutorial that you can follow and manually flash the latest July firmware that available for Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U.

Complete Tutorial To Flash Samsung Firmware Using Odin

Congrats! You just updated your Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U to Android 8.0.0 Oreo firmware. Go to Settings > About device to verify this firmware update.

Fix Boot Loop Issue On Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U

If Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U stuck at booting animation for more than 10 minutes after the installation process then follows below instructions:

  1. Go to recovery mode. To do so, first turn off your Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U then press and hold Volume UpBixby and Power button together. Leave the Power button once the phone turns on, while still keeping the Bixby and Volume Up buttons pressed. Let go of the rest of the buttons when you see Recovery screen.
  2. Now perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting reboot system now function. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option.

Please note, performing wiping task will erase your device internal memory data and not external SD card data.

That’s it! Let us know about your latest Android 8.0.0 Oreo experience.

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