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Update Galaxy Note 10+ to Android 10 Q firmware

Finally, Samsung has rolled out a stable Android 10 updates 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 the latest December 2019 security patch.

Here, we’ll download and update Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus SM-N975F to the 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.

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

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Features

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 an 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 megapixels of selfie camera with a wide-angle lens. On the contrary, the company has collaborated with the 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.

Firmware Details:

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 the 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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Requirements:

  • To minimize the risk of interruption, charge your mobile 50% or more.
  • Take a complete backup of your phone data and settings.
  • Install Samsung USB drivers on PC so as to detect your phone when connected via USB cable.
  • (Optional) Temporary disable all the security tools as well as antivirus on your PC.

Downloads:


Download Android 10.

Download Odin3-v3.13.1.

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

  • Extract the downloaded zip file on your PC.
  • Then switch off your device and restart it into downloading mode.
  • For that, press and hold the Volume Down button + Power Button simultaneously. Leave both the keys and simply press the Volume Up key to continue.
  • Go ahead and connect your phone to the PC via USB cable.
  • Open the ‘Odin3-v3.13.1′ flash tool.

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

  • If such a thing doesn’t happen then re-install Samsung USB drivers. If the problem still persists, change USB cable or USB port.
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  • Check Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options now.

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

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

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

  • Similarly, add CP and HOME_CSC files.
  • Next, click on the CSC button and open firmware file with ‘HOME_CSC’ in its name.
  • HOME_CSC contains the 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 a must. So use normal CSC at that time.
  • At last, click the AP tab and open the ‘AP’ file from the extracted firmware. It will take little time to load. Hence wait.

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

  • 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. Your phone will automatically reboot now. Do not disconnect it from the 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.

Conclusion:

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

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