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Android 10 for Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Android 10 for Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Written by Hassan Abbas

Android 10 for Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Samsung’s first stable One UI 2.0 OTA update based on Android 10 is live for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. It comes to the Exynos (global) variants for those users who are registered for the beta program. The Snapdragon variants will soon receive the same along with the non-beta users. So first download and install a stable Android 10 update for Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

The latest Android 10 update features for Note 9 (SM-N960F). Currently, the update is live only for the Exynos (global) variants in the regions of Asia and Europe. India and UK have started receiving the stable One UI 2.0 OTA.


It has amazing features like:

  • Enhanced location permissions
  • Advanced privacy tools
  • Live caption
  • Smart reply
  • Sound amplifier
  • Gesture navigation from Google Pixel
  • Dark mode
  • Focus mode
  • Family link
  • Latest security updates
  • Much more…

In our guide, you’ll see how to update your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to stable Android 10 firmware with build DSLB. We have done it for both – users on the final beta 5 and users on the previous stable Android 9.0 Pie firmware. So technically there are three methods.

  • The most recommended method is flashing the full stock firmware using Odin FlashTool. 
  • The other method is the OTA update method to go from Android 10 beta 4 (ZSLB) to stable using the file.
  • The third method is to wait for the OTA update to become live in your location, then go to Settings > System Updates > Download OTA updates manually.

Install stable Android 10 for Galaxy Note 9 based on One UI 2.0

There are also two types of downloads. The first type of download is the OTA update going from beta 4 (ZSLB) to stable (DSLB) without losing data. However, the stable Android 10 OTA files are listed in the downloads section 1 for the Exynos Galaxy Note 9 only.

However, we recommend you use the full stock firmware for your ease listed in the downloads section 2 below and install it using Odin FlashTool. Downloads and also instructions are all listed below. Follow them carefully.

OTA Update: Downloads from Beta 4 to stable Android 10

As we mentioned above the OTA will take your device from Android 10 beta 4 (ZSLB) to stable (DSLB) on your Exynos Note 9. It comes in a small package of 100 MB in size.

OTA update downloads direct links:

Download stable One UI 2.0 full stock firmware for Galaxy Note 9 directly from Samsung Servers

The full stock firmware servers for the stable Android 10 update are not yet available for users still on Android 9 Pie firmware. Wait for a couple of days before Samsung makes the servers live. However, our guide will help you download the full stock firmware directly from Samsung Servers using two amazing tools.

The SamFirm tool and the newly added Frija will let you download the latest stock firmware in a .TAR file extension for your Samsung Galaxy devices. Also, download the full firmware update for your Exynos Note 9.

Just find the model number of your Note 9 from Settings > About Phone and also find the region or CSC code. The CSC code for Germany is DBT, India is INS, and for US carrier Verizon is VZW.

  • Once done go to About Phone under Settings on your Note 9 and write down the model number like SM-N960F.
  • Here you find the CSC code for your Galaxy Note 9 phones. Also known as a region or product code. In such a case, we used DBT for Android 10.
  • Enter the model number and region code.
  • Also, choose or check the Auto box and check to decrypt automatically box.
  • Press check updates option.
  • Once the details are shown, press the download button.

Here is the full stock firmware from the DBT (Germany) region. If you want to check whether this will work or not. Then go to the phone app and dial *#1234#, and see if OXM is listed in the CSC-build. If yes, then you can flash the stock firmware via Odin Flashtool on other Note 9 regions as well.

How to update Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to stable Android 10 using Odin FlashTool?

To flash the latest firmware update onto your Note 9 phone make sure back up all the data, apps, photos, videos, media and all storage to PC. Because the Odin FlashTool, here will factory reset your phone. So, backup. You may also restore the backup onto your new firmware later as well.

The full stock firmware for Samsung comes in a .TAR file extension weighing over 2 GB in size. After downloading it from above, just extract the zip to get a TAR file. Then move to the flashing this onto your phone using Odin FlashTool.


Install One UI 2.0 full stock firmware into your Galaxy Note 9

  1. Turn OFF your Galaxy Note 9 phone completely.
  2. Now reboot the phone into Download mode or Odin mode.
  3. Simply press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby + Power Buttons at the same time. A screen with a warning sign appears. Press the Volume Up button to proceed. You will be in the Download Mode.
  4. Install and extract the latest Odin FlashTool from above. You can also use the modified Odin tool if that does not work.
  5. The run the odin.exe file as administrator.
  6. Now connect your Galaxy Note 9 to a computer via USB cable. Odin should output a message called “Added!!”.
  7. Now install and extract the firmware zip file to get TAR image files. Add the firmware files to Odin. If there is only one file, then add it to the [AP] slot. Otherwise, you may also add to the Odin sections appropriately. Like BL for BL, AP for AP, CP for CP, CSC for CSC (not HOME_CSC).
  8. Now under the options click make sure that only “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” are selected.
  9. Now check the log tab and tap the Start button on the bottom right.

Output appears in the log. Once the flash is successful, a log should say PASS.


For further queries and questions let us know in the comment section below!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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