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It's time to give up your Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus as Samsung ends software support

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus won't get security patches anymore, marking the end of a glorious four-year run.
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April 5, 2022
Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone in sunrise gold in a person's hand.
TL;DR
  • Samsung has removed the Galaxy S9 series from its mobile security page.
  • The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will no longer receive security updates, marking the end of all software updates for them.

Samsung will no longer update the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus with new software. The flagships from 2018 had an impressive four-year software update run which is now coming to an end.

Samsung has removed the Galaxy S9 duo from its security updates page. Samsung previously downgraded the devices to its quarterly update schedule, which usually happens when phones are in their final year of support.

The March 2022 security update was the last one for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. It wasn’t a part of Samsung’s four-year-update plan, but made it to the phones nevertheless.

As far as Android updates are concerned, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus were left behind after the Android 10-based One UI 2.5 update. You can unofficially port Android 11 and Android 12 on the phones, but for that, you need to have an unlocked bootloader and TWRP installed to flash Noble ROM. However, you may find some features missing and come across some bugs if you do that.

If you decide to move on from your Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus, Samsung is offering juicy trade-in discounts between $270 and $300 when you purchase the Galaxy S22 Ultra. That’s a pretty neat deal for phones that are so old.

Elsewhere, Samsung has also downgraded the Galaxy S10 series to quarterly updates from the monthly update schedule. This means you can expect the end of support for the phones around the same time next year.