Alternative Samsung S9 ios/firmware/software


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Nov 28, 2020
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Hi Guys,
I hope you are keeping well in these uncertain times.

I have a samsung S9 which is couple of years old. Its a SM-G960F Exynos 9810 2.7GHz As expected the phone has become slow and the battery performance is poor.
I was wondering if there is anything i can do that is bit more substantial than resetting/clearing cache etc.

Are there any other android or other platform softwares available that are similar to use and let me use the app store.
I am happy to jailbreak if required. The phone is perfectly fine to me. I still love the camera and would like to continue using this phone.
Also gives me an opportunity to remove samsung bloatware etc.

I think i heard as the updates come out they drain your battery on purpose to force you buying into a new phone.
Is that true? Do i need to replace the battery regardless?

Surely theres a way of installing a whole new ios/software which is faster and improves battery life.

Any suggestions or there is no hope for this S9?

Thanks for your help in advance.

B. Diddy

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Mar 9, 2012
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Welcome to Android Central! For the battery, you may just want to look into getting it replaced. No software will fix an old deteriorating battery.


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Feb 6, 2017
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Hi, welcome to AC!

You can Roktand use different Rom on it, Root can open you up to lot different possibilities. should check XDA forums for this.