How to download the firmware file for your Samsung S9

To download the firmware file for your Samsung S9, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Go to this link1 and enter your model code (SM-G960F) in the search box. You will see a list of firmware files for different regions and carriers.
  2. Choose the firmware file that matches your region and carrier, or the latest one available. Click on the “Download” button and wait for the file to be downloaded on your computer.
  3. Extract the zip file and you will find four files: AP, BL, CP, and CSC. These are the firmware components that you need to flash on your phone.
  4. Install Samsung USB drivers on your computer and launch Odin tool. Odin is a tool that allows you to flash firmware on Samsung devices.
  5. Boot your Samsung S9 into Download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Bixby + Power buttons until you see a warning screen. Then press Volume Up to confirm.
  6. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable. Odin should recognize your phone and show a blue or green box in the ID:COM section.
  7. Click on the AP button in Odin and select the AP file from the extracted firmware folder. Do the same for BL, CP, and CSC buttons, selecting the corresponding files.
  8. Make sure that only “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked in Odin. Do not check any other options or change any settings.
  9. Click on the “Start” button in Odin and wait for the flashing process to complete. It may take several minutes, so do not disconnect your phone or interrupt the process.
  10. Once done, your phone will reboot automatically and you will see a “PASS” message in Odin. You can then disconnect your phone and enjoy the new firmware.

Alternatively, you can also use Samsung Smart Switch2 or Samsung Kies3 to update your phone’s firmware automatically. You can find the detailed instructions for each tool in the links provided.

Please note that flashing the firmware file will erase all your data and settings on your phone, so make sure you have a backup before proceeding. Also, flashing the firmware file may void your warranty or cause damage to your phone if not done properly, so proceed at your own risk.

I hope this helps you update your Samsung S9 to the latest firmware version. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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