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Install Samsung Galaxy S10 / Galaxy S10e / Galaxy S10+ Official Update with Note 10 Features

For Galaxy S10 owners, Samsung is pushing a cool new update that packs in various new features, all inspired from the recently launched Galaxy Note 10. Available for all Galaxy S10 variants such as Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10+, new firmware comes with better camera features, advanced DeX and also September 2019 security patch. Rather than keeping software features proprietary to Note 10, the brand is bringing them to its S line of phones and as with all new releases, this latest firmware is only available in certain regions right now however, you can manually update your Galaxy S10 using our procedure ahead — this process doesn’t void warranty or trips Knox.

Galaxy S10 owners would definitely be interested in hearing about when Android 10 is coming to their phones, well, Samsung is working on it and we should see a Beta program quite soon! As for this specific update, being based on Android Pie, there are still various new features added that make it worthwhile. Before you begin installing and exploring all of the new Note 10 features directly on your Galaxy S10, we recommend that you make a complete backup before proceeding ahead. If you have updated your phone before to an official firmware before, this process should be quite easy for you to follow. Nonetheless, if you are new, we have explained each step in detail right ahead.

Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10+ / S10e, Camera Update

Disclaimer: Please use this guide at your own risk. We, at TeamAndroid, would not be held responsible if you brick or generally mess up with your device. Further, the firmwares, system files or apps used are property of their respective owners.

Galaxy S10 September 2019 / Note 10 Features Update Details:

New firmware carries many Note 10 software features. There are upgrades to camera modes, upgraded DeX and also better support for Microsoft’s phone cloning technology for Windows. Further, this firmware also brings in September 2019 security patch for a more reliable and secure experience.

This firmware tutorial applies to various Galaxy S10 varaints. The specific model numbers supported through this guide are mentioned ahead.

  • Samsung Galaxy S10e G970F
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 G973F
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus G975F

To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy S10 model / variant, go to Settings > About phone > Model number.

You might find these following Galaxy S10 related articles interesting:

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S10, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy S10 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S10 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S10 USB drivers!

All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and update Galaxy S10 to Android Pie official firmware update.

How to Install September 2019 Camera Update Firmware on Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus / S10e

Ahead, we have a detailed step-by-step procedure through which you can update Samsung Galaxy S10 to latest software build. The firmware is an official one signed by Samsung and we will utilize latest ODIN to flash it onto Galaxy S10.

Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing on your device.

ODIN3 v3.09

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S10 variants listed in Step 1. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • Firmwares used in this post are official releases by Samsung for the Galaxy S10.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download latest update from the following links for your specific Galaxy S10 model to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install Android Pie update on Samsung Galaxy S10.

Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy S10 USB drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5 – Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.

Step 6 – If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7 – Now select the files that you have to flash/install on your phone. These files are to be found from the extracted files in Step 1.

  • Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.
  • Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. Ignore if there is no such file.

If you are using an older version of ODIN or flashing a firmware which doesn’t have the above mentioned file name format then look below for the abbreviations to the old name format. Do note that only file name changes, the functionality and back end process remains the same so don’t worry.

  • AP = PDA
  • BL = Boot Loader
  • CP = Modem

Step 8 – In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. As for the Re-Partition option, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT file in the above step.

Step 9 – Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10 – After the installation is completed, your phone will restart. After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.

That’s it. Your Samsung Galaxy S10 has now been updated to Android Pie firmware update. Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

Backup and Other Important Tips

Please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps.

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read: How to Backup Android Apps, Text Messages, WhatsApp, Call History.

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung Smart Switch to your computer. Smart Switch helps to move data across different Android devices i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge backup data to Samsung Galaxy S10.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up. [Tutorial: How to Backup Android Phone using TWRP]

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Marshmallow, Nougat and Oreo.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you run into any problems, feel free to drop us a comment below and we will reply you back ASAP with the fix or the solution to your problem.

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