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Download One UI 2.1 for the Galaxy Note 9 [New One UI 2.1 features and changelog]

Samsung is sending the One UI 2.1 update to the Galaxy Note 9 smartphones. The stable One UI 2.1 update is now available to download. It is available for the Exynos Galaxy Note 9 (N960F).

The software version of this update is N960FXXU5ETF5 and the size is more than 1250MB. It brings the Quick Share, Music Share, and many camera-centric features including the Single Take mode and Pro video mode. You can read complete One UI 2.1 features here.

Read More: Here’s the list of eligible Samsung devices that will get the One UI 3.0/Android 11

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Software version:

  • Galaxy Note 9: N960FXXU5ETF5

Changelog (One UI 2.1 features):

  • Single Take
  • Pro Video
  • AR Zone (Picture Link, updated AR Emoji and Stickers)
  • AR Doodle
  • My Filters
  • Shot Suggestions
  • Selfie Tone
  • Smooth zoom transition
  • Recording with shutter button in Photo mode
  • Swipe down gesture on the shutter button
  • Night Mode on selfie camera
  • Zooming in Night Mode
  • My Files – Network Storage
  • Gallery – Quick Crop and Clean View
  • Messages – Categories and custom chat backgrounds
  • Samsung Dex – Snapping windows with mouse
  • Link to Windows/Your Phone – Shared clippoard
  • Quick Share
  • Music Share
  • Deep sleeping apps
  • Changes in few settings pages
  • More screen zoom options
  • New design
  • Better haptic feedback (for example when deleting text)
  • Undo/Redo gestures
  • Spotify and Netflix integration
  • Search, Translate and Samsung Pass were added
  • Changes in Handwriting mode
These One UI 2.1 features are missing:
  • Night Hyperlapse
  • Switching lenses, when recording
  • 30s shutter speed
  • Smart selfie angle
  • Live Captions

If you want to download the stable One UI 2.1 update manually, you can do this from the link below.


Download links :


Steps to Install One UI 2.1 on the Galaxy Note 9:

After downloading the firmware file, it’s required for you to rename the file as “”. After downloading and renaming the firmware, you can proceed with the installation process.

  1. Download SDK platform-tools from here.
  2. Extract the SDK on your desktop.
  3. Open the extracted folder and copy the (firmware).
  4. Inside the folder, press and hold the left shift + right-mouse-click and select “open command prompt here” to open it.
  5. Now, Turn off your phone.
  6. Enter recovery mode by press and holding the Power + Bixby + Volume up buttons altogether for a few seconds.
  7. Select “Update via ADB” (You can scroll using volume keys and select using the power button).
  8. Connect your phone to the PC via the USB cable.
  9. In the command prompt run the following command:  ./adb devices
  10. Wait a few seconds while it searches your phone.
  11. If your device is found, run the following command: ./adb sideload
  12. The update process will start automatically, it will take some time to complete.
  13. Once the process is completed, the phone will boot itself and update the apps and direct you to the home screen.
  14. After the installation, Clear your cache by going into recovery (VoIUP – Bixby – Power).

Try with a MicroSD :

– Rename the downloaded .bin file to
– Copy it to your microSD
– Reboot your phone in recovery mode (Hold power+bixby+volume up buttons while rebooting)
– Select Apply update from SD card
– Navigate and select the previously copied
– It will start the update and reboot your phone once it finishes


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