Update Galaxy S9 SM-G960F to Android 8.0.0 Oreo Firmware

June 18, 2023

With the launch of Samsung Galaxy S9, the company has definitely proved that they are the real dominating smartphone company in the Android market right now.

Though the overall design and appearance of the Galaxy S9 are the same as the S8’s, it’s no less attractive or impressive to look at. The Galaxy S9 has some incredible specs which include 5.8 inches of Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2960 pixels of resolution.

It even has a polished aluminum frame with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back. Also, it is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance which is pretty cool.

If we talk about its camera, there is absolutely no comparison to Samsung’s breathtaking camera quality. The Galaxy S9 offers a 12 megapixel of new rear camera with newly improved and better image processing.

The major change is found in the lens, which can now switch between f/1.5 aperture and f/2.4 aperture, similar to how larger cameras work; which is amazing. When it comes to clicking selfies, it features an 8 megapixel of front camera with autofocus.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Android 8.0.0 G960FXXU1ARCC

Galaxy S9 is available in various color schemes including Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, and Lilac Purple. Powered by Octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Processor it features 256 GB of internal storage and 4 GB of RAM.

Besides this, it also has a fingerprint reader, iris recognition/face recognition, Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos, 3.5mm jack and bundled AKG headphones.

Today in our step by step guide, we’ll be discussing procedure on how to install the latest Android 8.0.0 Oreo Official Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S9 SM-G960F smartphone.

How to Install Galaxy S9 Android 8.0.0 G960FXXU1ARCC

Samsung has officially rolled out this update. Hence, there is no chance of losing the device warranty. Also as this is an OTA update, the same will work on both rooted as well as un-rooted devices. This latest March 2018 update comes with various improvements in the overall performance and some newly added features as well.

Firmware Details

  • Model: SM-G960F
  • Model name: GALAXY S9
  • Country: India
  • Version: Android 8.0.0 Oreo
  • Build date: 28 March 2018
  • Product Code: INS


Perform all the steps given below at your own risk. If your Galaxy S9 gets damaged by following this article then we at DroidThunder.com will not be held liable for that. Although the chances of your phone getting damaged or bricked are least still implement the steps correctly without any mistake.


This Android 8.0.0 XXU1ARCC Oreo firmware is compatible only on Samsung Galaxy S9 with model number SM-G960F. Installing this firmware update on any other device or variant may result in unwanted outcomes or bricked phones. 


  • Make sure to charge your Galaxy S9 at least up to 60% before moving ahead.
  • Backup of all your important data including contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes, etc.
  • Besides, enable USB debugging mode from the mobile settings.
  • Install Samsung USB drivers on your computer so as to detect your Galaxy S9 when connected with USB cable.
  • (Optional) To avoid the interruption during the flashing process, temporarily disable all the security tools.



Android 8.0.0 XXU1ARCC

Samsung Firmware Installation Guide

Now that you’ve downloaded the latest 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 successfully flash the latest official Android 8.0.0 XXU1ARCC Oreo firmware on Samsung Galaxy S9 SM-G960F. To confirm the same, go to Menu > Settings > About Phone. For any queries or problems related to this process, kindly contact me in the comment box.

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