Update Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F to Android 8.0.0 Firmware

September 27, 2020

Once again Samsung is back with a new range of Galaxy flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. When compared to their predecessors both these phones might not be the biggest upgrade but they are better than having to wait longer for new devices.

Among the two, Galaxy S9 Plus is considered to be more interesting with some improvements in the camera department and that is the reason Samsung calls it as ‘reimagined’.

Launched with the all-new Android 8.0 Oreo OS, Galaxy S9 Plus features a curved glass panels on the front and back, separated by an aluminum frame. It features a 6.2 inches of curved super AMOLED screen with 1440 x 2960 pixels of resolution.

Globally, it is powered by 64 bit of Octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810 processor while in the USA and China it comes with 64 bit of Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Android 8.0.0 XXU1ARCC Firmware

It has a 6 GB RAM which is more than Galaxy S9 while the internal storage can be expanded via micro SD up to an extra 400 GB. As compared to Galaxy S8 Plus, the AKG tuned dual speakers in S9+ are 1.4 times louder which is super cool.

When it comes to the camera, Samsung has improved its cameras a lot in the last few years. Moreover, it also features an amazing 12 + 12 megapixel of dual rear camera which can switch between f/1.5 aperture and f/2.4 aperture, similar to how larger cameras work.

Similar to Apple’s Animoji, Samsung has introduced AR Emoji which is a self-customized avatar that can either be a caricature of oneself or a completely different thing altogether.

One more eye-catchy feature is the GIF creator which is a really fun way to extract up to six seconds of any video and convert into GIF which can be shared on any platform.

One of the smaller improvements to Samsung’s launcher is that both the app drawer and home screen can now be used in landscape orientation. The Bixby button is the most interesting feature in Galaxy S9 Plus so far.

How to Install Galaxy S9 Plus Android 8.0.0 G965FXXU1ARCC

In our today’s article, we’ll be discussing some easy steps on how to install the latest official Android 8.0.0 Oreo sock Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F smartphone.

This is the March 2018 update that comes with various improvements in the overall performance and some newly added features as well. Note that this is an official Stock ROM from Samsung and is not a third-party unofficial custom ROM.

Firmware Details

Model: SM-G965F
Model name: GALAXY S9 PLUS
Country: India
Version: Android 8.0.0 Oreo
Build date: 29 March 2018
Product Code: INS


Follow every step at your own risk. We at Droid Thunder will not be responsible for any damage. Implement the steps correctly.


This Android 8.0.0 XXU1ARCC Oreo firmware is only for Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with the model number SM-G965F. Installing this firmware update on any other device or variant may result in unwanted outcomes or bricked phones. 


  • Charge your Samsung mobile at least up to 60%.
  • Take a complete backup of your important data including contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes, etc.
  • Install Samsung USB drivers on your PC to detect your Galaxy S9 Plus when connected through USB cable.
  • Also, turn on the USB debugging mode from the settings.
  • (Optional) Temporary disable all the security tools on your PC.



Android 8.0.0 XXU1ARCC

Samsung Firmware Installation Guide

Now that you’ve downloaded the Oreo update, it is time to install it on your device. Follow our guide given below to flash the Android 8.0.0 update.


Finally! This is how you can install the latest official Android 8.0.0 XXU1ARCC Oreo firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F. You can confirm the same from Menu > Settings > About Phone. For any queries or issues related to this guide, kindly contact me through the comments section mentioned below.

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