How To Install Android Pie Beta Build On Samsung Galaxy Note 9

After the Galaxy/S9 Plus, Galaxy Note 9 is the next Android phone that has the honor of getting Android Pie beta build.  A pre-release build of Samsung Experience 10 based on Android 9.0 version is now available for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to download and install.

If you are using a Galaxy Note 9 and want to install this early Android 9.0 beta build on your phone, here are instructions to install Samsung Experience 10 on your device, as long as your Note 9 is running Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. There is currently the build for only the Snapdragon Galaxy Note 9 variant. So, if you own an Exynos Galaxy Note 9, you need to wait for a few weeks to get your hands on Android Pie.

How To Update Samsung Galaxy Note 9 To Android Pie


As this is still a beta build, so it might not be stable. I do not recommend you to install the update on your Galaxy Note 9 unless you are willing to deal with a few bugs. You might face some constant crashes and some apps are not usable. There are also more features broken that you have never seen yet. Do NOT install this build if you don’t feel comfortable with Odin since you have to know how to use Odin in case you intend to downgrade back to Android Oreo version. Finally, disable maximum power saver to avoid the bootloop issue.

Also see: Android 9.0 Custom Rom For Samsung Galaxy Note 9

  1. First, you need to install Samsung USB driver on your computer
  2. Next download Odin 3.13.1 toolthe for ARI5 to CRJ1, as well as Odin files.
  3. If you have an SD Card, simply copy the zip file into the SD Card. If you don’t have one, just skip this step.
  4. Now, extract the Odin files and you will have a zip folder, named SM-N960USQS1ARI5. Inside it, there will six files, but in Odin app, you use 4 categories of 5. Since it is a generic update, not one specifically for AT&T, it will keep carrier branding.
  5. Power your Galaxy Note 9 off and boot it into Odin mode by pressing & holding Power + Volume Down + Bixby
  6. Extract Odin tool and choose the corresponding BL, AP, CP, and CSC, but leave Userdata blank. The process will erase all the data on your phone, so you should back up all your data first.
  7. Now, click on Start and your Galaxy Note 9 will begin flashing the new firmware. Once done, your phone will automatically reboot.
  8. After you do so, wait about 5 minutes and then reboot your Galaxy Note 9 into the stock recovery by holding Power + Volume Up + Bixby buttons altogether.
  9. From there, select “apply update from SD card” option. If you do not have an SD Card, you should skip this step.
  10. Next, select the zip file and install it. The update will now begin and it will take about 2 to 10 minutes. When you finish this step, move to the next step.
  11. If you don’t have an SD Card, you need to choose “apply update from adb” option. Next, open a command prompt on your computer and enter the following command:

adb sideload <file location of>

The update will take about 2 to 10 minutes.

That’s all you need! You have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Android Pie beta build. If you have any question, let’s know in the comment.


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