By looking at Galaxy S10e, you can definitely say that great things come in small packages. Every time when Samsung releases a Galaxy S series smartphone, they typically launch it in two models. However, this year the company have not only released the 10th generation Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, but along with that they have introduced a third variant called Galaxy S10e. This smartphone is designed in such a way that it packs almost everything the S10 and S10 Plus have, at a lower and affordable price.
Galaxy S10e price in India starts from Rs. 49,990 onward which is exactly Rs. 10,000 cheaper than the standard Galaxy S10 smartphone. This makes Galaxy S10e the only flagship smartphone of 2019 at such cheaper price tag. To be honest, it was really unbelievable that Samsung released such compact flagship device this year. In contrast, Galaxy S10e launch date in India was March 8, 2019 after which there were many mixed Galaxy S10e review over the Internet. Besides, looking at the Galaxy S10e specs, it features 5.8 inches of Dynamic AMOLED display with 1080 x 2280 pixels of resolution. Moreover, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Octa-core processor with 56 GB internal storage and 8 GB RAM.
Furthermore, Galaxy S10e features a dual camera setup of 12 + 16 megapixel on the rear. Whereas, on the front, it sports a 10 megapixel shooter for selfies. As long as the battery is concerned, it sports non-removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery. With such specs, Galaxy S10e definitely gives a tough competition to iPhone XR. In fact, Samsung released May 2019 security patch version XXU1ASE5 for Galaxy S10e. However, the update was taken off the air because of many bugs and issues. Furthermore, the company released XXU1ASE7 software update with various enhancements and fixes. In this guide, we’ll manually flash official Android 9 Pie Stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy S10e SM-G970F. Moreover, this Stock ROM is based on Android version 9.0 Pie with build number G970FXXU1ASE7. Furthermore, this is an Indian OTA update with April 2019 security patch.
Model Name: Samsung Galaxy S10e
Model Number: SM-G970F
OS Version: Android 9 Pie
Build Date: 31 May, 2019
Country: India (INS)
PDA Version: G970FXXU1ASE7
CSC Version: G970FOXM1ASE5
MODEM Version: G970FXXU1ASE5
We at Droid Thunder will not be held responsible for any damage caused to your mobile by using this guide. Moreover, the Samsung firmware used here is property of their respective owners.
This official update is only for Samsung Galaxy S10e having model number SM-G970F. Flashing this firmware on any other device or variant might result into unwanted outcomes.
- It is recommended to charge your phone at least 60% to avoid interruption.
- Backup everything from your phone including contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes etc. This is necessary as all the data gets wiped out in this process.
- Install latest Samsung USB drivers on your PC so as to detect your device when connected through USB cable. You can install them from the link given below.
- (Optional) Temporary disable antivirus as well as firewall on your PC.
Steps to install Android 9 Pie on Samsung Galaxy S10e:
Step 1: Download Android 9 Pie firmware.
Step 2: Extract the INS-G970FXXU1ASE5.zip firmware file on your PC.
Step 3: Power off your phone and boot it into downloading mode.
Step 4: For doing that, press and hold Volume Down key + Power Button simultaneously.
Leave both the keys as soon as you see the warning message.
Step 5: Press Volume Up button to continue.
This is how you can boot Samsung Galaxy S10e into download mode.
Step 6: Keeping the device in download mode, connect it to PC using USB cable.
Step 7: Download Odin3-v3.13.1.
Step 8: Launch the ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.13.1′ tool.
Then confirm whether your device is successfully connected to PC or not. For that, check the ID: COM section in the Odin window is turned light blue or not. Also an Added message has appeared in the message box window or not.
Note: If such thing doesn’t happen then it’s problem with mobile drivers. So re-install Samsung USB drivers from the links given above. If the problem persists, try changing USB cable or USB port.
Step 9: Click on the Options tab and tick the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options.
Note: Do not tick the Re-partition option. Don’t use the PIT tab either.
Step 10: Click on BL button and open ‘BL’ file from the extracted firmware package.
Step 11: Now click on CP button and select ‘CP’ file from the firmware package.
Step 12: Similarly click on CSC button and open firmware file with ‘HOME_CSC’ in its name.
Note: HOME_CSC contains instruction that allows Odin to only wipe cache while Normal CSC contains an instruction to wipe out complete data. But when a downgrade is done (example: from Pie back to Nougat) a factory reset is must. So use normal CSC at that time.
Step 13: Lastly click on AP button and select ‘AP’ file from the firmware package.
Note: The AP file will take little time to load. So do not panic.
Step 14: That’s all! After doing everything as mentioned above, let’s begin the firmware flashing process. So press Start button present to initiate the firmware flashing process.
This will start the actual Android 9 Pie Stock ROM flashing process.
Note: Your device will restart itself automatically. Do not disconnect it from PC.
When the flashing finishes, the ID: COM section will show a Pass message. This will confirm that your Samsung Galaxy S10e SM-G970F is successfully upgraded to official Android 9 Pie G970FXXU1ASE7 firmware.
Note: If Odin fails to install this software update on your Samsung device, then close Odin tool, again boot into download mode and repeat every step again.
Finally! The official Android 9.0 Pie XXU1ASE5 stock firmware update is successfully flashed on Samsung Galaxy S10e SM-G970F smartphone. To confirm the same, go to Menu » Settings » About Phone. If you face any difficulty while going through the process, then do comment below.
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