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Update Galaxy Note 10+ to Android 10 Q firmware

Update Galaxy Note 10+ to Android 10 Q firmware
Written by Hassan Abbas

Update Galaxy Note 10+ to Android 10 Q firmware: Finally, Samsung has announced a stable Android 10 update, especially for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus smartphone. Galaxy Note 10+ Verizon and LTE variant received this latest Android update. But now Galaxy Note 10+ Indian version is updated as well. Most importantly, this Android Q update comes with One UI 2.0 having build number N975FXXU1BSL7.

Here, we’ll install and update Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ SM-N975F to the latest official Android 10 N975FXXU1BSL7 firmware. Moreover, it includes all the latest Android 10 features such as build-in screen recorder, re-designed camera UI, easy device maintenance, etc.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is considered to be the most powerful smartphone. Besides, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus features are similar to the Galaxy S10+. However, it has a great camera quality.


  • An Octa-core Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 processor.
  • Sports triple camera setup and a depth vision 3D sensor.
    • Offers 12MP wide, 12MP telephoto and 16MP ultra-wide lens
    • 10 megapixels of selfie camera with a wide-angle lens
  • It comes in a red and black color scheme.
  • Includes a customized set of Samsung Galaxy Buds and a leather cover.

In this easy steps guide, we’ll install official Android 10 firmware on Galaxy Note 10+. Make sure this is the latest INS Indian OTA update from Samsung. Here, we’ll use the Odin flash tool to install the Android 10 N975FXXU1BSL7 official firmware update on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus SM-N975F smartphone.

Firmware Info:

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


Remember implement every step at your own risk. If anything goes wrong then you will be responsible for that.


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.


  • Make sure charge your mobile 50% or more.
  • Take a proper backup of your phone data and settings since everything gets deleted in the last step.
  • Download and install Samsung USB drivers on PC to detect your phone when connected via USB cable.

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus USB Drivers

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

Step 1:
At first, download Android 10 firmware.

Step 2:

Now, Extract the downloaded zip file on your PC.

Step 3:

Then switch off your device and restart it into downloading mode.

Step 4:

Now, press and hold the Volume Down button + Power Button simultaneously. Leave both the keys when the screen appears.

Step 5:

Just press Volume Up key to continue.

Step 6:
Now connect your phone to PC via USB cable.

Step 7:

Download Odin3-v3.13.1.

Step 8:

Now open the ‘Odin3-v3.13.1′ flash tool. Confirm whether the ID: COM section turns light blue or not. Also, check whether an Added message appears or not.

Note: If the message can’t appear then re-install Samsung USB drivers. If the problem persists, change USB cable or USB port.

How to Fix ‘USB Device Not Recognized’ error on Samsung phones.

Step 9: 

Then check Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options now.

Step 10:

Now click on the BL button and browse then select the ‘BL’ file from the extracted firmware.

Step 11:

Similarly, click the CP button also select the firmware file having CP in its name.

Step 12:

Now Click on the CSC button also open firmware file with ‘HOME_CSC’ in its name.

Note: HOME_CSC contains an instruction that enables Odin to only wipe cache. On the other hand, Normal CSC contains instruction to wipe out complete data.

Step 13:

Finally, tap the AP and open the ‘AP’ file from the extracted firmware.

Note: It takes a few minutes to load

Step 14:

Let’s start the Galaxy Note 10+ Android 10 firmware flashing process now. Just press the Start button on Odin software.

It will start the Android 10 Galaxy Note 10 Plus firmware flashing process.

Note: Your phone will automatically reboot now. Do not disconnect it from the PC.

When the flashing completes, the ID: COM section will show a Pass message. It’ll confirm that your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus SM-N975F is successfully upgraded to official Android 10 Q N975FXXU1BSL7 firmware.

Note: However, if Odin fails, then close it, and again boot your phone into download mode and repeat the process.

All done! 😎


Finally! You’ve successfully updated Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. Now just navigate to Menu >Settings >About Phone. For any questions and queries let us know in the comment section below!

Till then! Keep Smiling 😊
Peace out! 🤞

Also Read: Notification Management Tips & Tricks [Android devices]

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

1 Comment

  • I have Samsung galaxy note 10 plus USA unlocked version (Model no SM-N975U1)
    However this does not support call recording of third party apps and neither it has inbuilt call recording as in the Indian version
    Can I install the Indian version firmware on this model so as to have the call recording facility ?

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