Just a few weeks ago we unveiled an unofficial port of One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 for the Exynos variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. This was possible thanks to the work that XDA-recognized developer AlexisXDA put down to get it launched up by using a modified system image from Galaxy Note 10 Lite. Known as Noble ROM, this port has created quite a bit in the Galaxy Note 9 community. Now Noble ROM 1.1 has arrived, and Samsung Galaxy S9 owners can now also try out firmware on their phones.
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Unofficial ports of this type are expected to have a number of errors in the code since the system image used was not created for the specific device. That said, an aftermarket ROM like Noble ROM only shows that many OEMs have not been the biggest when it comes to delivering major Android version updates to older devices, even if the device is capable of running it. Aside from bringing the full One UI 3.1
The full change log for the update can be found below:
- Added support for S9 and S9 + (S9 users must opt out of the Bixby service)
- Fixed Photo Editor FC after update
- Fixed Game Launcher FC before update
- Fixed heart rate sensor
- Fixed volume
- Fixed Biometrics Settings FC after setting a new biometric lock
- Added Sound Alive missing mode
- Fixed installation error message “system not installed” and symlink error
- Added a new option in AROMA to choose the type of debloat you want to use
- Removed the Good Lock part of AROMA and allows you to install only the Good Lock Launcher app
- Removed Chinese Smart Manager in aroma
- Removed camera mode not working
- Updated cores
- Improved overall stability and performance
While the port is stable enough to run as a daily driver on the Galaxy S9, some features such as Live Focus and Pro Video mode have been removed due to instability. The developer also points out that the Photo Editor app may crash at first, so they suggest updating it through the Galaxy Store.
If these errors are not a concern for you, you can install this unofficial port of One UI 3.1-flavored Android 11 for Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9 + by following the instructions in the link below. Of course, you must have an unlocked bootloader and TWRP installed to flash this ROM.
Download Noble ROM for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 +