This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on June 10) follows:
Samsung has started rolling out the stable version of its in-house One UI 2.1 update based on Android 10 to the Galaxy Note 9 handsets in Europe, beginning with Germany.
The device has been testing the One UI 2.1 interface for weeks now, but this was limited to the Korean market. Today, the company has now made the software available to the European variant as part of the June 2020 security patch, just as promised.
There are still no reports from actual users of the device confirming the rollout. We now have a screenshot of the update arriving in Germany.
Details of the firmware version that brings the Galaxy Note 9 One UI 2.1 update popped up in Samsung Korea community forum, as seen below.
Apparently, the update that brings One UI 2.1 to the Note 9 has firmware version N960FXXU5ETF5, a jump from version N960FXXS5DTE2 that brought the May 2020 security patch.
The official software update tracker for Germany hasn’t been updated as of this writing. But we expect changes to be made sooner than later. Folks in Korea should reportedly expect the Note 9 to pick up the same update as from next week.
After the Galaxy Note 9, next in line are the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. According to recent reports, these two may begin receiving their One UI 2.1 treat next week. We will let you know about it when it arrives.
The trio of 2018 flagship phones is also expected to join the newer Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 series in receiving the One UI 2.5 update, probably after it debuts on the Galaxy Note 20 series later in August.
NOTE: This article has been updated to include the OTA screenshot of the update.
Update 1 (June 17)
The One UI 2.1 update is now live for the Galaxy Note 9 devices in India.
Update 2 (June 22)
The One UI 2.1 update is now live for Verizon branded Galaxy Note 9 as version N960USQU4ETF3 along with the June 2020 security patch.
Update 3 (June 22)
Update 4 (June 23)
The One UI 2.1 update is now live for devices in the UAE.
Update 5 (June 23)
The update has also made its way to devices in Austria.
Update 6 (June 23)
The update to One UI 2.1 is now live for devices in Kazakhstan.
Update 7 (June 24)
European variants of the Galaxy Note 9 are now picking up the One UI 2.1 updates.
Update 8 (June 24)
The One UI 2.1 update has hit devices in Bangladesh.
Update 9 (June 26)
The update to One UI 2.1 for the Galaxy Note 9 is now live for devices in Ireland.
Update 10 (June 26)
The update has also made its way to devices in Iraq.
Update 11 (June 29)
The One UI 2.1 update has nowmmade its way to T-Mobile branded devices in the US. Head here for more details.
Update 12 (June 30)
The One UI 2.1 update is now live for the Galaxy Note 9 in China.
Update 13 (June 30)
The One UI 2.1 update is finally live for devices in Canada. Head here for more details.
Update 14 (June 30)
The One UI 2.1 update for the T-Mobile Note 9 has caused display resolution issues. Head here for more details.
Update 15 (July 1)
Sprint-branded Note 9 devices are now picking up the update to One UI 2.1. Head here for more coverage.
Update 16 (July 3)
Note 9 devices in South Africa have started picking up the One UI 2.1 update.
Thanks Vrushant, for the tip.
Update 17 (July 6)
The update to One UI 2.1 is now live for devices in Singapore.
Update 18 (July 17)
Australian TEL carrier-branded Galaxy Note 9 units are now receiving the new update as well.
Update 19 (July 23)
Galaxy Note 9 users in Brazil are now beginning to receive the One UI 2.1 update on their devices. The build number for the update is ETG1 and is rolling out via OTA.
Update 20 (July 28)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users in Kenya are now beginning to receive the One UI 2.1 update on their devices via OTA. The build number for the update is ETG3 and it also comes with the July 2020 security patch with a download size of 993.95MB.
Update 21 (July 31)
The One UI 2.1 update based on Android 10 is now rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users in New Zealand. A user has also confirmed receiving the update by sharing a screenshot of it on Reddit.
Update 22 (August 17)
It seems that Samsung has begun rolling out the One UI 2.1 update based on Android 10 to Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users in Thailand. The new update also brings the July 2020 security patch and comes with the build number ETG3. Here’s a screenshot of the update shared by a user on Reddit:
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