Android 9 Pie is being slowly pushed out ‘over the air’ for the Samsung Galaxy J6. The update will install the firmware version number J600FNXXU3BSD1 on your phone and will come along with the March 2019 Security Patch along with other functionality improvements.
As always, the eligible Galaxy J6 devices should start to receive the Pie notification as soon as the OTA arrivers in your region. However, don’t get too excited as these kinds of roll outs are usually offered in phases, or gradually. Shortly, it might take a while for the update to embrace your handset.
Also, keep in mind that eligible devices are then ones that are already running on official Android OS. If you installed a custom ROM firmware on your Samsung Galaxy J6, or if you rooted your handset, you won’t be able to receive the Android 9 Pie OTA notification. In that case you will need to set up the software in a manual manner, by using the full firmware package and Odin – that’s also possible because the update package can be downloaded from online sources; don’t worry, we’ve got you covered in that regard too.
Even though it’s not coming with the April 2019 Security Patch, the J600FNXXU3BSD1 update brings the Android Pie system to your Galaxy J6, which is just great. Shortly, you will be able to experience the Android One functionality on your own device along with other essential features and processes that will smooth up the Android platform.
This is a major OS improvement that will impress you in terms of general stability performance. The ROM is fully stable, fast, clean and secured, thus from this perspective you have no reasons to be worried about – you won’t be experiencing any software related problems by the way.
Things to consider if you want to install the official Android Pie update manually on your Galaxy J6
As pointed out, it might take a while before you can use the Pie firmware on your Galaxy J6, even if you have an eligible phone. In other conditions, a manual process is required. Of course, you can choose to use Odin if you want to skip the ‘OTA wait’.
Odin is the official flashing program developed by Samsung. You won’t need to use any extra tools which might cause problems on your smartphone. Moreover, manually setting up the J600FNXXU3BSD1 Android 9 Pie software via Odin is an official procedure supported by your OEM – Samsung KNOX won’t get tripped meaning that you don’t have to worry about losing your phone’s warranty.
Flashing the full firmware package will restore your Galaxy J6 back to its factory state. So, if you tweaked your device, now you will revoke all these custom operations. In a few words, you can use the manual update solution if you want to unroot your Android device, if you want to relock your phone’s bootloader, for reinstalling the stock recovery image, or for reapplying bloatware.
A manual update operation can fix software related issues – software problems, or malfunctions are just removed from the Android UI during the flashing process. So, by applying the Pie firmware you can address general issues including stuffs like bugs, hangs, screen freeze, battery drain, boot loops, signal strength errors, total blackouts and similar other glitches.
A manual update operation is safe and secured. Everything should remain on its place, especially your personal data, info, files and accounts. But, because we’re talking about sensible data, before using Odin for installing the Android 9 Pie J600FNXXU3BSD1 OS on your Galaxy J6 you should better initiate a backup. You can do it in several ways, including: using Samsung’s backup solutions; saving files on external storage devices; syncing data on your Google account; downloading backup and restore apps from Google Play.
When making the backup make sure you save the files which might still be required afterwards – the best will be to secure the files which weren’t there by default. Mainly, it’s about things like contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords, EFS folder, IMEI / NVRAM data and similar other packages.
General pre-requisites for the manual Android 9 Pie update process
A computer will be needed if you will want to update your Samsung Galaxy J6 to Android 9 Pie J600FNXXU3BSD1 manually. On your PC you will have to download and save the full software package. Also, you will have to download and install Odin, the flashing program which will be used.
It’s important to set up the latest drivers available for your Samsung branded smartphone. Just install the drivers on your computer before doing anything else, as otherwise Odin won’t be able to recognize your handset – yes, an USB connection between your phone and your computer will be needed. If you don’t know how to do it otherwise, you can get the right drivers for your Galaxy J6 by using Samsung KIES.
On your phone you have to enable USB Debugging option – it will help you properly connect your device with your computer while the Android 9 Pie J600FNXXU3BSD1 firmware is being installed. You can find this option under Developer Options, within general Settings. If you don’t have developer rights enabled, go to About Phone and tap repeatedly on Built Number until the ‘you are a developer’ message pops up.
It’s important to know that more than 50% power must be ensured on your phone for the actual flashing steps. If the power is lower than that value your device might get turned off while Odin is running the update sequence. Well, in such situations you can end up in soft-bricking your Android device – different software related issues can be caused.
Thus, verify the power that’s left and if required, plug in the charger before starting to apply the steps that are explained below.
Of course, use the manual update procedure only if you own the Samsung Galaxy J6. The J600FNXXU3BSD1 Android 9 Pie software offered below is compatible only with this particular Android based smartphone.
How to manually Install Android 9 Pie J600FNXXU3BSD1 update on Samsung Galaxy J6 using Odin
- As already explained, you need to download the Android 9 Pie firmware package on your computer. Do it from this page and then save the J600FNXXU3BSD1 file on desktop.
- Of course, download Odin. Run the received file (the executable one) and follow on-screen prompts for setting up the flashing program on your PC.
- Run Odin when you’re done with the installation process.
- Switch off your phone as download mode must be reached – so, turn off your Galaxy J6 and then start pressing and holding the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons together until the download mode shows up.
- Connect your device with your computer – use the USB cable and ensure this connection.
- Odin must recognize your phone; when it does, the ID:COM field is yellow or blue and the ‘added’ message shows up. If not, reinstall your J6 drivers on your computer and then retry the step from above.
- On the flashing program now click on the AP button and from the next window select the Android Pie update package.
- Don’t select the Re Partition and Auto Reboot options.
- Click on Start when you are ready to initiate the manual update procedure.
- Wait while Odin takes care of it.
- The ‘pass’ message will be displayed and the ID:COM section will be turning green.
- At that point it’s safe to close Odin and unplug the USB cable.
- Perform a last reboot on your device and that’s it.
Possible problems that can happen and the ways you can fix everything
Even though Odin is developed by Samsung and should always run without problems, we shouldn’t forget that we’re discussing about a tool that’s always under development process. So, due to various reasons it might run with issues or it might get stuck.
If such problems happen during the update operation, try to follow: close Odin on your computer and also end any of its processes that might still run in the background – you should do that from Task Manager; disconnect your Galaxy J6 from your computer by removing the USB cord; force-reboot your smartphone; reinstall your phone’s drivers on your computer; restart the update operation from step 1 as everything should run smoothly this time.
Another problem that can happen is a boot loop. This can take place after the final reboot that must be initiated when there are conflicts between the old and the new OS. Basically, if you experience a boot loop, you need to choose to wipe your phone’s system – you have to make a hard reset and clear app data cache.
Thus, if it happens, follow: force-reboot your Galaxy J6 into recovery mode – press and hold the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons together until the recovery environment shows up; in recovery select the ‘wipe data factory reset’ and ‘wipe cache partition’ options; when done, return to main menu of recovery and from there choose to reboot into Android mode. That’s all, you should be able to enjoy the J600FNXXU3BSD1 firmware now.
So, there you go. The Android 9 Pie update is officially available for the Samsung Galaxy J6. By using the guidelines explained above you can learn how to manually install this new firmware on your device by using Odin. Thus, tell us everything about your update experience and share your first impressions related with the new Android Pie functionality – in that regard, go ahead and use the comments field from below.