If you still haven’t got the OTA update notification, you can go to phone’s Settings > Software updates and tap on the Download Updates Manually. If you still don’t get it, then you can follow the instructions below to install Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie Update manually.
The process below will not wipe any data. However, we still strongly recommend that you take a complete backup of all your data on the phone including the internal storage.
Charge your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to a sufficient battery level. This will help avoid any sudden shutdowns during the update process.
ARL1 (Stable Android Oreo) > CSAA (Stable Android Pie): Download link
Once you make sure your phone is on the latest Android Oreo firmware, you can follow the steps below to sideload the OTA and manually install Android Pie based One UI on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
- Download Android Pie based One UI OTA package for your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 from the download link above.
- Connect your phone to the PC.
- Copy the downloaded OTA package to the root of the SD card (external storage). By ‘Root’ meaning outside all folders.
- Disconnect the device and power it off completely.
- Boot your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 into stock recovery mode (by holding power, volume down, and the Bixby button).
- Release the buttons when you see a blue screen with the Android logo.
- In stock recovery, use the Volume buttons to highlight “Apply update from SD card” and select the option using the Power button.
- Navigate to the SD card and select the Android Pie based One UI OTA update package.
- Finally, select “Yes” to install Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie Update (this takes about 15 minutes).
- When the sideloading process finishes, your phone will reboot automatically.