T-Mobile continued with the release of the software updates on eligible phones under its control and the latest models to receive the software updates are the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+. Both the variants are being upgraded to the latest OS, the Android Pie OS. Here are more details.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Software Update Version: G960USQS3CSAB
T-Mobile informs its customers using the Samsung Galaxy S9 purchased from it on one of its bundled tariffs that their phone could be eligible for an upgrade to the Android Pie version 9.0 effective February 10. The dedicated update page has listed three basic requirements which are invariably common to all such software updates. The main factors are that the battery charge on the phone should be indicating at least 50% or higher and the connection to a Wi-Fi source is always a better option. A whole of around 2GB (1964.25 MB to be precise) will be the size of this file. Ensure there is enough space available in the phone’s memory to take this file in.
The rest of the instructions are of a routine nature, on how the update is sent OTA and how if you have not got it you can manually download and install and so on. There is the RCS Universal Profile 1.0 is the module additionally included in the software update package by T-Mobile.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Software Update Version: G965USQU3CSAB
T-Mobile has assigned a different version code to this software update on the S9+ variant. Many carriers prefer to keep the same number.
There is not much of a difference in terms of the description and the update details for the Samsung Galaxy S9+ from what has been detailed above for the plain variant of the same phone. The overall file size here is closer to 2GB (1988.79 MB).
T-Mobile warns that the users cannot carry on any other activity while the software update is being downloaded and installed. You cannot even make emergency calls. Learn the details of how some more actions can be handled, like connecting to your computer to obtain the Samsung Smart Switch support. This makes the update work much easier.
There is no mention in the T-Mobile page on the other updates, like the Android security patches which are generally seen to be included in the updates. Possibly it is included in the pack and not separately indicated.