Finally Samsung has rolled out stable Android 10 update especially for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus smartphone. At first, it was the Galaxy Note 10+ Verizon and LTE variant, which received this latest Android update. And now Galaxy Note 10+ Indian version is updated as well. Most important, this Android Q update comes with One UI 2.0 and build number N975FXXU1BSL7 with latest December 2019 security patch.
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Here, we’ll download and update Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus SM-N975F to latest official Android 10 N975FXXU1BSL7 firmware. This update brings new enhancement over the earlier One UI 1.1 and One UI 1.5. Moreover, it includes all the latest Android 10 features such as build-in screen recorder, re-designed camera UI, easy device maintenance, one handed mode gesture, focus mode in Digital Wellbeing etc.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is considered to be the most powerful and biggest smartphone of Samsung yet. Besides, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus features are quite similar to the Galaxy S10+. However, it differs in massive size and great camera quality. Let’s have a look at the Galaxy Note 10 Plus specs. It offers a bigger 6.8 inches of screen which is even larger than the Galaxy Note 10.

Furthermore, it features Octa-core Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 processor Android 9.0 Pie operating system. Talking about the Galaxy Note 10 Plus camera, it sports triple camera setup and a depth vision 3D sensor. To be specific, it offers 12MP wide, 12MP telephoto and 16MP ultra-wide lens. The most note-worthy Depth Vision camera is added in order to scan objects in 3D.

Whereas, on the front, it includes 10 megapixel of selfie camera with wide angle lens. On the contrary, the company has collaborated with latest film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and launched Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Star Wars Special Edition. Isn’t it amazing! This smartphone comes with a red and black color scheme. It even includes a customized set of Samsung Galaxy Buds and a leather cover.

In this easy steps guide, we’ll install official Android 10 firmware on Galaxy Note 10+. Remember that this is a latest INS Indian OTA update from Samsung. You can install it to restore back stock ROM in case of damaged or bricked phone. Here, we’ll use Odin flash tool in order to install Android 10 N975FXXU1BSL7 official firmware update on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus SM-N975F smartphone.

Firmware Info:

Model Name: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
Model Number: SM-N975F
OS Version: Android 10 Q
Build Date: 10 December, 2019
Country: India (INS)
PDA Version: N975FXXU1BSL7
CSC Version: N975FOXM1BSL7
MODEM Version: N975FXXU1BSL4

Disclaimer:

It is highly recommended to implement each and every step at your own risk. If anything goes wrong by referring this guide then you and only you will be held responsible for that. Moreover, the Samsung firmware used below is property of their respective owners.

Compatibility:

Install this Android 10 software update only on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus having model number SM-N975F. Flashing this firmware on any other device might brick it.

Screenshot:

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Pre-Requisites:

  • To minimize the risk of interruption, charge your mobile 50% or more.
  • Take complete backup of your phone data and settings since everything gets deleted in the last step.
  • Install Samsung USB drivers on PC so as to detect your phone when connected via USB cable.
  1. Download Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus USB Drivers.
  • (Optional) Temporary disable all the security tools as well as antivirus on your PC.

Steps to install Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus :

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Step 1: Download Android 10 firmware.
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Step 2: Extract the downloaded zip file on your PC.

Step 3: Then switch off your device and restart it into downloading mode.

Step 4: For that, press and hold Volume Down button + Power Button simultaneously.

Leave both the keys as soon as you see the following screen.

Update Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus to Android 10 Q firmware software update

Step 5: Just hit Volume Up key to continue.

Update Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus to Android 10 Q firmware software update

This is how you can boot Galaxy Note 10 Plus into download mode.

Step 6: Go ahead and connect your phone to PC via USB cable.
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Step 7: Download Odin3-v3.13.1.
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Step 8: Open the ‘Odin3-v3.13.1′ flash tool.

Update Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus to Android 10 Q firmware software update

Update Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus to Android 10 Q firmware software update

Then, confirm whether the ID: COM section turns light blue or not. Also verify whether an Added message appears or not.

Update Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus to Android 10 Q firmware software update

Note: If such thing doesn’t happen then re-install Samsung USB drivers. If the problem still persists, change USB cable or USB port.

  1. How to Fix ‘USB Device Not Recognized’ error on Samsung phones.

Step 9: Check Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options now.

Update Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus to Android 10 Q firmware software update

Note: Do NOT any other options.

Step 10: Now tap on the BL button and browse and select ‘BL’ file from the extracted firmware.

Update Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus to Android 10 Q firmware software update

Step 11: Similarly tap the CP button and select firmware file with CP in its name.

Update Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus to Android 10 Q firmware software update

Step 12: Next, click on CSC button and open firmware file with ‘HOME_CSC’ in its name.

Update Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus to Android 10 Q firmware software Odin update

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 Q back to Nougat) a factory reset is must. So use normal CSC at that time.

Step 13: Finally click the AP tab and open ‘AP’ file from the extracted firmware.

Update Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus to Android 10 Q firmware software Odin update

Note: The AP file will take little time to load. Hence wait.

Step 14: Let’s initiate Galaxy Note 10 Plus Android 10 firmware flashing process now. Hence, simply press Start button on Odin software.

Update Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus to Android 10 Q firmware software Odin update

This will start the Android 10 Galaxy Note 10 Plus firmware flashing process.

Note: Your phone will automatically reboot now. Do not disconnect it from PC.

As soon as the flashing completes, the ID: COM section will show a Pass message. This will confirm that your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus SM-N975F is successfully upgraded to official Android 10 Q N975FXXU1BSL7 firmware.

Update Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus to Android 10 Q firmware software update

Note: If Odin fails, then close it, again boot your phone into download mode and repeat the process again.

Finally! You’ve successfully updated Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus SM-N975F to latest official Android 10 XXU1BSL7. To verify it, navigate to Menu->Settings->About Phone. For any questions, use the comment box given below.

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