OnePlus 8 series was a surprise to all with a build of Android 11. In this new handset, no magic is involved but rolled out the September 2020 security patch through a fresh set of “Developer Preview”. It has been noticed that Android Partners have being noticed for their Android framework issues and Linux kernel matters by Google at least 30 days earlier the real ASB is made public.
On the other hand, if we talk about Samsung we have seen that it has maintained an amazing track record when it came to distributing such monthly security updates via the steady channel even before Google.
The new firmware for the Galaxy Note 9 is tagged with the version number N960FXXS6ETHB. It is planned carefully for the Exynos-powered international variation of the smartphone which includes the model number SM-N960F. If we look into the build number it will be clear that the firmware is still based on One UI 2.1. The only new feature included is the bump in the Android security patch level and the bootloader version (v6) also remains identical.
The FOTA is existing in the DBT region, which is Samsung’s core code for Germany. With the help of the Frija, it is quite technically possible to download the updated firmware package straight from the Samsung update server. Then it can be flashed on the different regional models but before that one must keep in mind that they need to be comfortable with the manual flashing. One need to wait for the new version of Galaxy Note 9 in term of the Canadian or U.S. edition. The above-mentioned build is not compatible with those Snapdragon-powered variants, and thus cross-flashing is firmly a no-go.