G965U1UEU8FTL2 / December Security 2020 For US Unlocked Galaxy S9 Plus

The US Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 + (SM-G965U1) has started getting the December 2020 security patch update. The update comes with build version number G965U1UEU8FTL2. Just a few days ago, the Global variant of the device has received a newer January 2021 security patch update.

If you are the US Unlocked Galaxy S9 Plus user (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Virgin Mobile, Tracfone, Bluegrass, and Nextech), then you may have already received the December 2020 Security Patch OTA  update notification on your device. If the update has not been on your device’s system update section, then just wait for few more days for the update to come, else you can manually download and flash the G965U1UEU8FTL2 December 2020 Security Patch on the US Unlocked Galaxy S9 Plus using Odin by following our guide.

US Unlocked Galaxy S9 Plus December Security Patch update has been picked up in the US

As we mentioned above the update brings the latest security patch update which was released by Google in December Security. Most of the security vulnerabilities have been addressed. It also brings some bug fixes which were available in the previous build. Thus, you should download and install the update to your Samsung US Unlocked Galaxy S9 Plus which will come as an OTA update to your phone.

  • Device Name: US Unlocked Galaxy S9 Plus
  • Model: SM-G965U1
  • Region: US Unlocked (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Virgin Mobile, Tracfone, Bluegrass, and Nextech)
  • Android version: Android 10
  • Build Number: G965U1UEU8FTL2
  • Android Security Patch Level: 1st December

You can manually check for the update from Settings > Software update >Download updates manually. If there is no update showing on your device, then wait for few days for the update to come to your device as it is being released phase-wise manner or you can manually flash the full firmware using Odin Flash Tool.


  • December 2020 Google Security patch
  • Bug Fixes
  • Security and Performance improvements

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How To Download G965U1UEU8FTL2 :

You can download any Galaxy firmware using Samfirm Tool, Guide: Download Latest Galaxy Firmware using SamFirm Tool


Using  Frija Samsung Firmware Download Tool

Check sammobile website to get the latest firmware for your device


Steps to Install December 2020 Security Patch on the US Unlocked Galaxy S9 Plus

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Installation Guide (Manual Flashing using Odin)

G965U1UEU8FTL2 / December Security 2020 For US Unlocked Galaxy S9 Plus

  1. First, download the firmware file from the download section above
  2. Now Enter the recovery mode on your device, then follow the linked guide below to Install Security Patch Update On your Galaxy device
  3. If you want to sideload the OTA then follow the guide below
  4. If you want to Install the Full Firmware File then follow the guide given below (Odin Method)

If the installation is successful, you will see the message Pass in the Log Tab.

Note:Before installing the updates, make sure your device is connected to a good wifi and your device has more than 50 percent battery life remaining


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