If the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus Plus cannot install Android Updates, you’re more than right to be worried. These updates are keeping your phone secure and ensuring maximum performances, so, why would you want to miss out on such things? Our advice to you is to take the following fixes into account…
Steps to take when Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus cannot install Android updates:
- Make sure that you have enough storage space on the device for this new update
You don’t think of it too often, but any software update is first downloaded and then installed on Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus. If the device doesn’t have enough memory to store that new software version, it will certainly fail installing it. So, make sure that you have enough space and clear up as much extra space as you can. Then, repeat the update process and see if it works.
- Try to rule out any possibility of having an essential app disabled by mistake
If you are usually afraid of using your phone’s resources the wrong way, chances are you have manually disabled some stock apps. Who knows if one of those apps wasn’t actually important for this update to take place? The best way to rule out this possibility is to go and enable everything – app or service – that you have previously disabled. Does it make any difference?
- Clear the system cache to fix any potential minor firmware glitch
The cache memory of your phone will rebuild itself anyway, so wiping the cache partition is actually a good thing. If the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus cannot install these Android updates because of a firmware glitch, proceed to the following actions:
- Turn off your phone;
- Hit the Home and the Volume Up keys;
- Right after that, also tap and hold the Power key;
- Wait to see the text “Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus” on the display and release the Power button;
- Wait to see the text “Android” on the display and release the Home and Volume Up buttons;
- After this stage, the phone is in Recovery Mode and navigation is possible with the Volume Down key;
- Use that key to get to the Wipe Cache Partition option;
- With the option selected, tap the Power key to initiate the wiping process;
- Select the Yes option with the Volume Down and tap on Power one more time to officially wipe the cache partition;
- When the process ends, you will still be in the Recovery Mode, from where you can leave by selecting the Reboot System Now;
- This final reboot, following the master reset, will take a bit longer, but it will bring you back to the normal running mode, where you can try to run the Android updates one more time.
- Do a hard reset and try to install the Galaxy S9 Plus Android updates afterward
If the phone still fails to update its software after the entire above, this procedure of bringing it to the default settings might do it. You clearly have a problem that isn’t easy to spot and the fastest way to bypass it is to bring the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus to its settings from the factory. Then, when you reactivate your previously backed up data, you should see if you can run any updates. If not, you’ll have to contact your carrier for extra help…