Recently Samsung launched the latest smartphones in the Note series i.e Galaxy Note 10+ and Note 10. It is the time for the people who are obsessed with Samsung’s S-Pen to upgrade. Both phones come with Samsung’s latest operating system and cutting edge hardware that is One UI. Its the Samsung version of Android Pie for its devices. A situation occurs when your phone starts acting weirdly and you have tried everything like factory reset and all or you want to go back to stock after rooting. Nothing seems to work out. But dont worry this guide can help you in both situations. You can use this guide to install stock firmware on Note 10 or Note 10+ in order to fix any kind of software related issues.
Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ Features:
Galaxy Note 10 comes in Five colors. Aura White, Aura Pink, Namely, Auro Glow, Aura Black and Aura Red. And Note 10+ comes in four colors Aura Blue, Aura Glow, Aura White, and Aura Black. The Note 10+ has a massive 6.8-inch Quad HD + Dynamic AMOLED screen. I am surprised about how can a person type or use such a big device using just one hand. Note 10 comes with a 6.3-inch FHD + Dynamic AMOLED display screen. Both phones have Infinity-O Display screen along with that a front camera with 10 Mega-Pixels.
There are three cameras on the back of Note 10 i.e: 16 MP Ultra Wide Angle, 12 MP Wide-Angle Camera and a 12 MP Telephoto camera. Which allows you to get a clear picture of distant objects. Whereas, Note 10+ has one more. As it is Depth Vision Camera and works as a sensor to distinguish the distance between the faraway and nearby objects.
A few features that stand out in both smartphones include AR doodle, quick measure, Bixby Vision and AR Emoji app. Note 10 has 3500 mAh battery and its counterpart has 4300 mAh battery. Both phones support wireless charging and can be used to charge other QI supported devices. Currently, Note 10 is running on Android Pie. But soon it is expected to get Samsung’s version of Android 10. Both the devices have an on-screen fingerprint scanner. The phones also have Face recognition for unlocking the device, installing and making payments through Samsung Pay.
Install Stock Firmware on Note 10 or Note 10+ using Smart switch:
Smart Switch supports a few new models of Samsung S and Note series. It is easy to use for people who are not tech-savvy. Its a software to troubleshoot issues with Samsung devices and it can also be used to make backups of your phone and bring your phone back to life if it is dead. In this guide, we will discuss how can you use a smart switch to install stock firmware on Note 10. This method works on Windows, Linux and MAC OS.
- At first, you need to download and install Smart Switch on your PC or MAC.
- Once installed. Open Smart Switch on your PC and connect your Note 10.
- It will display all the information regarding your phone like this:
- Simply click on “More” on the top right corner of a smart switch and select Emergency Software Recovery.
- Now Smart Switch finds the latest suitable firmware for your Note 10. You will have an option to select from the firmware.
- Select the firmware and follow the on-screen information.
- It might take time as the smart switch will download the firmware on your PC. Make sure your phone is connected to your PC all the time during the process. Once the process of installation of new firmware on Note 10 is done. Your phone will reboot.
If you previously had backed up all the data on your PC using the smart switch. Now you can restore it on your Note 10. If the above guide didn’t work on your Note 10 and you are having issues with the smart switch. You can use the guide below.
Install Stock Firmware on Note 10 using ODIN:
Now if the above method didn’t help you. Then you can use the official tool by Samsung that is ODIN. In order to install stock firmware on Note 10. Make sure ODIN is only available for Windows computers. If you have a MAC. ODIN is a little complex as compared to smart switch but it gets the job done. It is said to be more efficient than smart switch. As before the advent of smart switch. ODIN was used to install firmware and recoveries on Samsung smartphones.
Make sure you will have to install some pre-requisites on your Windows PC.
- First, download and install Samsung drivers for windows.
- Download ODIN 3.13.1.
- Download Official Stock firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note10+ from Sammobile
- Your phone should be charged>40%.
- While you use ODIN, make sure KIES is off and not running in the background.
- Turn on USB Debugging on your Galaxy S9:
- Go to Settings -> About Device -> Tap on Build number 7 times.
- Now again Go back to Settings -> Developer Options -> Turn on USB debugging.
Make sure you must download and install Samsung drivers for Windows on your laptop or PC. If you have already installed a smart switch no need to install the drivers. As your PC will already have them. These drivers are required for your computer to recognize your phone.
Moreover, download the appropriate firmware for your Note 10. If your phone is carrier free. Then you can flash and download the firmware from any country. If your phone is carrier-locked then make sure to download the firmware of that respective carrier according to the country you bought the phone in. If you install the exact same firmware that is already installed on your Note 10 then all your data will be preserved. Otherwise, you will lose all the data present in the internal storage of your phone. If you install a carrier-free firmware on a carrier-locked phone. Your Note 10 will be stuck on the Samsung logo at the startup.
Now let’s move on to the guide on how to install stock firmware on Note 10 using ODIN:
- Turn off your Galaxy Note 10.
- Now go to Download Mode.
- In download mode Press and Hold Volume down and Volume up button simultaneously. While you are holding the buttons, insert the data cable in the port of the phone.
- Release the buttons after seeing the warning on the screen.
- Press Volume up button to proceed to Download Mode.
- On your PC, open ODIN and connect your phone. You will see “Added” in the logs of ODIN.
- You will see your phone has a connection with your PC. The ID: COM on ODIN will change to blue. (If the color didn’t change, then the PC has failed to recognize your phone.)
- In ODIN, several tabs are available and you will have to select files respective to each tab. Click on CP and select the CP file from the extracted firmware. Click on AP and select the file with AP in the name. Similarly, add BL file in the BL tab.
- If you want to factory reset while you install stock firmware on Galaxy Note 10. Select CSC file in the CSC file. Otherwise, load the HOME_CSC instead.
- Make sure F.Reset.Time and Auto-Reboot options are checked in the ODIN. If there is any other option checked. Uncheck it.
- Now press the “Start” button. The whole process will take around 5-9 Minutes. Once done, your phone will reboot.
Note: Make sure you do not disconnect your Note 10 from your PC while the flashing is in process. Even if it is stuck at some point. Until you get in logs that the process is finished or your phone reboots itself after successful firmware flashing. If you disconnect your phone in the middle of flashing, you might end up bricking your phone.
Any Questions or Queries?
That’s all on how to install stock firmware on Note 10. If you have questions, queries or confusions. Or If I missed something, or you would like to add more to this guide, contact us using the email in the footer. You can drop a single comment below!