If you want to smooth up the Android UI that runs on your Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 keep an eye open for the new A910FUBU1BSB1 OTA notification. Yes, that’s right a new update is currently available for your device and the actual notification should be spotted anytime now for the eligible handsets. The firmware which will install the February 2019 Security Patch is currently rolled out in Brazil, but don’t worry, new markets will embrace this software during the following days, not to mention that you can already choose to set up the update package manually.
As the name suggest, the February 2019 Security Patch is the monthly Samsung OS improvement that aims to resolve the reported Android vulnerabilities which were causing problems on the Galaxy A9 Pro. Additionally, the same update is here to improve the overall Android experience: bugs will be fixed, stability improvements will be added and in the end everything will be running better than before – hopefully the battery life will also notice a bump thanks to the new tweaks and optimizations. Bottom line, this is the best official Android software to use on your Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016, especially if you’re not considering custom ROMs as a solution.
If you are ready to receive the A910FUBU1BSB1 OTA be aware that some conditions must be fulfilled: your smartphone must already run on stock / official Android OS and the Android core system must be locked – if tweaks were applied (for example, if you gained root access or installed a custom recovery image) you won’t be able to receive and set up the OTA package. However, in that case a manual update procedure will have to be followed instead – then, you will use Odin for setting up the February 2019 Security Patch as explained during the following guidelines.
So, a manual update procedure can be applied for installing the official February 2019 security patch right away. If your Galaxy A9 Pro was tweaked now everything will be restored back to factory state which means that you can use the manual update procedure in order to revoke root access, reinstall the stock recovery image, relock the bootloader or reinstall bloatware. Moreover, due to same considerations the manual flashing process can help you fix software related problems – in that regard, you can now address general malfunctions including boot loops, lags, hangs, screen freeze, battery drain, heating problems, signal strength issues, total blackouts and so much more.
Of course, using Odin is not limited in any manner – you can successfully set up the A910FUBU1BSB1 software by using Odin regardless of the state in which your phone is currently found: it can be locked or rooted, installed with the stock Android OS or powered by a custom ROM firmware and so on.
Moreover, the manual update procedure is also an official way to install the February 2019 security patch – you’re still going to use the official A910FUBU1BSB1 software thus Samsung KNOX won’t be tripped if you choose to resume the steps explained below. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about anything else: Odin will be the only program required and you won’t have to download and install risky or third party apps.
A backup should be applied even though your personal files should remain secured while the update package is being applied from Odin. However, most likely you have saved sensible data on your Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro, so the best will be to secure everything that might be still required afterwards. In that regard, we recommend you to use Samsung’s cloud apps or any other backup and restore solution (sync your files with your Google account, use an external storage device, download backup and restore apps from Google Play and so on) in order to save files such as contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords, EFS folder, or IMEI / NVRAM data.
Since you’re about to start a manual update operation, before beginning to install the A910FUBU1BSB1 firmware on your Galaxy A9 Pro, take a look over the next list – there we will discuss about essential pre-requisites:
- A computer is needed as from there you will run the flashing program.
- Odin can be properly installed and the flashing procedure can be successfully completed only if the right drivers for your phone are being first installed – in that regard you can use the Samsung KIES toolkit.
- A connection between your device and your computer will be needed. This connection can be performed correctly only if on your handset the USB Debugging option is enabled – search this field under Developer Options.
- Hint: if the Developer Options entry isn’t displayed under general Settings, go to About Phone and start tapping repeatedly on Built Number; as you will notice, after 7 or 10 repeated taps you should receive the ‘you are a developer’ message.
- It is important to charge your smartphone before initiating the update process. As you know, a fully charged Android system is required before each manual operation as sudden shut downs can cause severe malfunctions – if your phone gets switched off while Odin is installing the Android OS, you can end up in soft bricking your device.
- Therefore, before doing anything else verify the power that’s left on your handset. If that power is lower than 50%, plug in the charger.
- Keep in mind that this step by step guide is compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016. Therefore, don’t use this tutorial for installing the A910FUBU1BSB1 February 2019 Security Patch if you use a different Android based handset.
How to Manually Install the A910FUBU1BSB1 February 2019 Security Patch on the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016
- Start by downloading the update file that’s available for your phone – of course, download the full firmware package and not the OTA file: you can download the A910FUBU1BSB1 firmware from here. Save the February 2019 Security Patch on desktop.
- Afterwards, download Odin from here; run the received executable file and follow on-screen prompts for properly installing the flashing program on your PC.
- Run the flashing software in the end.
- Power off your smartphone and wait a few seconds while the power off process is completed.
- Next, reboot download mode on your Galaxy A9 Pro: press and also hold, in the same time, the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons until download mode shows up.
- Connect your handset with your computer by plugging in the USB cable and make sure that Odin recognize your A9 Pro – on Odin the ‘added’ message must be displayed and the ID:COM section must be turned yellow or blue; if that feedback isn’t received you will have to reinstall your phone’s drivers on your computer before retrying the steps from above.
- On Odin now click on the AP button and from the next window select the February 2019 Security Patch from desktop.
- When asked make sure that the Re Partition and Auto Reboot options aren’t selected and in the end click on ‘Start’.
- Wait while Odin is automatically installing the A910FUBU1BSB1 firmware file on your Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro.
- The ‘pass’ message will be returned in the end; then the ID:COM field will be turned green.
- When that happens close Odin; also disconnect your smartphone from your computer and reboot your device.
- That’s all.
Due to different reasons you might experience issues while trying to complete the steps explained above. So, if something unexpected happens, don’t panic as there are ways in which you can fix all the problems – anyway, in that regard check the troubleshooting solutions detailed below:
Odin is a stable program that should smoothly run in most situations. However, in rare ones it can get stuck or turned off right in the middle of the A910FUBU1BSB1 February 2019 Security Patch update process. Well, if that happens try to follow: close the flashing program and also make sure that there aren’t any processes still running in the background (you can quickly do that by accessing Task Manager – press and hold the Ctrl+Alt+Del keyboard hotkeys); afterwards, disconnect your Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro from your computer; reinstall your phone’s drivers on your computer; force-restart your Android device; and in the end repeat the flashing steps from the beginning as everything should run without further issues now.
The last reboot that must be performed will take a longer time compared with a regular one. However, a boot loop should not happen and if it does you need to follow: force-reboot your Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 into recovery mode – do that by pressing and holding down the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons, until the recovery mode menu is displayed; from recovery choose to initiate a hard reset and to clear app data cache; you can complete a full wipe by selecting these options: ‘wipe data factory reset’ followed by ‘wipe cache partition’ and by ‘wipe dalvik cache’; when done, return to main menu of recovery and pick ‘reboot system now’. That should be all.
There you have it; that’s how you can manually set up the A910FUBU1BSB1 February 2019 Security Patch on your Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016. If you have questions related with this process don’t hesitate and contact us – do that by using the comments field from below. Also, do tell us how the new Android UI is running on your smartphone and stay close for further update opportunities compatible with your smartphone – similar other step by step guides can be checked out on our ‘how to’ page. Enjoy.