If you are looking to upgrade your Galaxy M20 to official Android 10 One UI 2.0 firmware from Samsung, here is how to do it manually and immediately. Whilst releasing much awaited Android 10 for flagship devices such as Note 10 and Galaxy S10, Samsung hasn’t forgotten about its entry level M series phones. Fortunately, Android 10 update is now being pushed to Galaxy M20. If you have modified your phone with TWRP, root or any other system modification, your device wont be eligible for OTA (Over-the-air) update. In that case, you can use our manual Android 10 install procedure mentioned ahead. It also works for devices that are stock but haven’t yet received the update notification.
It is important to address that the guide ahead will help you install Samsung’s official firmware. The update file isn’t a custom ROM or even a Beta build rather it is the final, stable iteration being released to all devices. As for the update itself, it is quite a major one. Not only does the build bring Android 10 but it also carries Samsung’s latest One UI 2.0 software skin. The best way to experience all changes is to the install the firmware on your phone and for that, read our steps ahead. We recommend a complete backup of all your data before proceeding.
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.
All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and update Galaxy M20 to Android 10 official firmware update.
How to Install Android 10 on Galaxy M20
Ahead, we have a detailed step-by-step procedure through which you can update Samsung Galaxy M20 to Android 10 build. The firmware is an official one signed by Samsung and we will utilize latest ODIN to flash it onto Galaxy M20.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing on your device.
- This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy M20 M205F. 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 M20.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download Android 10 update from the following links for your specific Galaxy M20 model to your computer and extract the zip file.
- Galaxy M20 M205F: M205FDDU3CSL5
Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install Android 10 update on Samsung Galaxy M20.
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 M20 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 M20 has now been updated to Android 9.0 firmware update. Go to Settings > About phone to verify.
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.