1. methodman89's Avatar
    Samsung has removed the Galaxy S9 series from its mobile security page.

    The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will no longer receive security updates, marking the end of all software updates for them.

    It's one thing to stop the os updates.
    This is BS.
    If people get hacked because Samsung knows of a security flaw, yet continues to prevent security updates, I hope whoever gets into a situation causing damage, they are held to account.
    I'm typing this on my S9+.
    Samsung, if you can see this, I will NEVER buy another Samsung cellphone, and will explain to all looking for a new phone, the security hole which you have decided to inflict on your customers for the sake of selling another phone. Fool me once, shame on you, there will be no 2nd time. Rant complete.
    04-05-2022 04:56 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    It got 3 or 4 years worth security updates, nothing last forever just like anything else .
    rvbfan, 1raygin, tube517 and 1 others like this.
    04-05-2022 09:39 AM
  3. rvbfan's Avatar
    Samsung doesn't have a monopoly on end of support for phones.
    04-05-2022 12:04 PM
  4. methodman89's Avatar
    I disagree, as they are still selling them new from Samsung.
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    04-05-2022 12:36 PM
  5. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Well, better buy an iPhone. Because that's the only way you'll do any better were security updates.
    04-05-2022 01:04 PM
  6. tube517's Avatar
    https://news.samsung.com/global/sams...laxy%20devices.

    Only the newer models are getting 4 years OS updates and 5 years security updates
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    04-05-2022 01:07 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Well, better buy an iPhone. Because that's the only way you'll do any better were security updates.
    If you buy a iPhone better have a Andriod as back up or 2nd hand phone
    kct1975 and 1raygin like this.
    04-05-2022 01:12 PM
  8. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    If you buy a iPhone better have a Andriod as back up or 2nd hand phone
    Surely iOS can't be THAT bad? Lol.
    04-05-2022 01:21 PM
  9. methodman89's Avatar
    Planned obsolescence has become forced obsolescence.
    Interesting that some think this is OK, on top of the joke diy repair pr that was just announced.
    Does Samsung send mods free stuff on this forum?
    fuzzylumpkin likes this.
    04-05-2022 01:32 PM
  10. rvbfan's Avatar
    Maybe you should look into Fairphone.
    https://www.fairphone.com/en/
    04-05-2022 01:48 PM
  11. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Most phones are lucky to get 3 years of updates, Samsung provides 4 years of updates and the S9 is 4 years old.

    Also I just checked, I can't find it on Samsungs website or anywhere else for sale new.

    Honest question, was this your first smart phone?
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    04-05-2022 01:59 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Surely iOS can't be THAT bad? Lol.
    No but you will miss Android
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    04-05-2022 02:10 PM
  13. methodman89's Avatar
    I've been using smart phones since the first apple then an S3, S5, S8active, S9+, Pixel 3, and a few others. I posted the screenshot, viewed it, but somehow the link was broken.

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    04-05-2022 02:24 PM
  14. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    No but you will miss Android
    Well, the op will lol. I'm not giving apple a penny!
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    04-05-2022 02:27 PM
  15. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Planned obsolescence has become forced obsolescence.
    Interesting that some think this is OK, on top of the joke diy repair pr that was just announced.
    Does Samsung send mods free stuff on this forum?
    Can you link the article where Samsung confirmed that the S9 will stop working? That would be forced obsolescence.

    Don't confuse us recognising the best of a bad lot with being ok with this. Most people here just live in the real world.

    I can't speak to the mods getting free stuff, but I would strongly suspect that the answer is a very stern know lol.
    04-05-2022 02:31 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Planned obsolescence has become forced obsolescence.
    Interesting that some think this is OK, on top of the joke diy repair pr that was just announced.
    Does Samsung send mods free stuff on this forum?
    No, mods don't get any phones for free. We buy our own phones.
    tube517 and mustang7757 like this.
    04-05-2022 06:59 PM
  17. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Link to Samsung website selling new Galaxy S9 please? I can only find refurbished on samsung.com for US site.
    04-05-2022 07:16 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    Planned obsolescence has become forced obsolescence.
    Interesting that some think this is OK, on top of the joke diy repair pr that was just announced.
    Does Samsung send mods free stuff on this forum?
    Hahaha
    I wish Samsung would give free phones
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-05-2022 07:27 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    Well, the op will lol. I'm not giving apple a penny!
    Lol
    04-05-2022 07:27 PM
  20. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I've been using smart phones since the first apple then an S3, S5, S8active, S9+, Pixel 3, and a few others. I posted the screenshot, viewed it, but somehow the link was broken.

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    Your Pixel 3 got it's last update a few months ago... and it only got 3 years of OS and security updates, but you don't seem too angry at Google? I'm currently still using my Pixel 3XL and enjoying it... losing updates isn't the end of the world, updates aren't magic armor. What protects you the most is being smart about how you use your phone. In fact monthly security updates quite often don't have anything security related in them... just bug fixes.

    And I also wanted to see longer software support... and in fact, because customers complained, Samsung and Google have both extended their support considerably, Samsungs now offering 4 years OS and 5 years security updates, and Google's giving 3 years OS and 5 years security updates. That's longer than most folks will keep a phone

    I'm not a huge fan of Samsung... but they do support their flagship phones very well anymore.... better than anyone else besides Apple.
    Laura Knotek and tube517 like this.
    04-06-2022 01:30 AM
  21. rvbfan's Avatar
    Your Pixel 3 got it's last update a few months ago... and it only got 3 years of OS and security updates, but you don't seem too angry at Google? I'm currently still using my Pixel 3XL and enjoying it... losing updates isn't the end of the world, updates aren't magic armor. What protects you the most is being smart about how you use your phone. In fact monthly security updates quite often don't have anything security related in them... just bug fixes.

    And I also wanted to see longer software support... and in fact, because customers complained, Samsung and Google have both extended their support considerably, Samsungs now offering 4 years OS and 5 years security updates, and Google's giving 3 years OS and 5 years security updates. That's longer than most folks will keep a phone

    I'm not a huge fan of Samsung... but they do support their flagship phones very well anymore.... better than anyone else besides Apple.
    Flagships is the key word here, everything below is hit or miss.
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    04-06-2022 01:00 PM
  22. Thomramzes's Avatar
    My S9 lags a lot and my Instagram doesn't work as well
    04-20-2022 01:35 PM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    My S9 lags a lot and my Instagram doesn't work as well
    Welcome to AC!
    You try clearing cache in recovery?
    Also try resetting Instagram by clearing data then force stop it .
    J Dubbs likes this.
    04-20-2022 08:17 PM
  24. happycat9's Avatar
    , I’m sorry to see this. I realize that it is just how Samsung and other phone companies limit their security updates. The S9 is still a good phone and I wish the security update cycle was longer.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    05-27-2022 12:03 PM

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