Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup is getting the Android 10 official update now. If you carry any phone from the S10 series, you can update it right now. This is the tutorial to update Galaxy S10/S10 Plus to Android 10. The guide here will show you the steps to install official system update.
Galaxy S10 Android 10 Update
After months of beta testing, the final Android 10 update for the S10 phones has finally rolled out. Samsung has released the update for Galaxy S10E, Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10 Plus. In the first phase, the update is reaching out to the Galaxy S10 owners in Germany via OTA. The update has been made available to the G97*F models of the S10 lineup.
Android 10 Update, unlike the previous Android updates, isn’t focusing much on the new features. It rather focuses on a new UI. Samsung is updating the One UI to One UI 2.0. The new UI enhances the previous UI to make it look and feel better.
Starting from the lock screen to the settings of the phone, Samsung has changed pretty much everything. The new One UI 2.0’s inspiration comes from Samsung Good Lock 2019 app. If you have used the Good Lock, you will already be familiar with most of the One UI 2.0 features.
Samsung has changed the way elements look on the screen. For example, the company has tried to fit in more toggles in one notification panel now. Similarly, more icons/options are fit into the settings app’s menu. Samsung has changed the UI of the camera app. From the camera symbol to the camera settings, everything is new. There is a new “More” button in the camera app which now lets you access more features of the camera.
The Dark Mode works with more apps now. It can now even make your wallpaper dark. The wallpaper app of the phone doesn’t take you to the Galaxy Store anymore. It will keep you in the wallpapers menu only.
Samsung has also changed the way the phone app pops up a call when you are using a certain app. Instead of occupying the entire header of the phone, the call pop-up looks much smaller now distracting you the least from what you were previously doing on the phone.
Other than the new One UI 2.0, the Android 10 update brings performance and battery enhancements. You will find your phone performing better than before with this update. Also, it brings the latest security patch on the board.
Updating the Galaxy S10E/S10/S10 Plus to Android 10
If you are living inside Germany, you can just go to Settings of your phone, open Software Update, and check for updates. You will get the Android 10 over-the-air. But if you are living in another country and you don’t want to wait for OTA for your region, you can manually install the Android 10 update right now. This can be done via Odin 3.13.1. I’m going to show you the steps below to update Galaxy S10/S10 Plus to Android 10 manually now. You have to prepare your phone before you start flashing.
Preparations to flash Android 10 on Galaxy S10
- This guide is for all Galaxy S10, S10E, and S10 Plus models. Do not try on any other phone.
- Backup your phone’s data including pictures, documents, music, WhatsApp data, contacts, call logs, and messages.
- You need the original USB Type-C of your phone for this installation.
- On your phone, enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging Mode.
- Turn off your Antivirus and Firewall if you have it enabled.
- Also, turn off your Samsung Smart Switch if it was on.
- Download Android 10 for your Galaxy S10/S10E/S10 Plus
- Extract the downloaded firmware to get AP, CP, BL, CSC, Home_CSC files.
- If you want to factory reset your phone, you will use the CSC file. If you don’t want to wipe the phone, you will use the Home_CSC file.
- Also, download Odin 3.13.1 on your Windows computer.
- If you are using Mac, download Odin for macOS from here.
Update Galaxy S10/S10 Plus to Android 10
Time needed: 10 minutes.
These are the simple steps to upgrade Galaxy S10 to Android 10 via Odin.
- Open Odin 3.13.1 on your computer and add AP, CP, BL and CSC files.
First of all, open Odin on your computer and in Odin, click on the AP tab and add the AP file, add the BL file to the BL tab, CP file to CP tab, Home_CSC or CSC file to the CSC tab.
- Set up options in Odin.
In Odin, go to Options and make sure the only checked options are F.Reset.Time and Auto-Reboot. No other option should be checked.
- Boot your Galaxy S10 into the Download Mode.
Power down your S10 phone, now press and hold Volume Up + Bixby + Power button to boot into Recovery. As soon as you enter recovery, select “Reboot to bootloader” and press the power button.
- Connect Galaxy S10 in Download Mode to your computer.
While your Galaxy S10 is in the Download Mode, connect it to your computer. Odin will now show “Added” in the logs.
- Click on the Start button in Odin and update – That’s all!
Making sure that all files are added, the phone is connected, click on the “Start” button in Odin. Firmware flashing will start and finish in about 10 minutes. Your phone will restart automatically once done.
After the firmware isntallation comes to an end, your Galaxy S10 will begin to re-install. This first boot can easily take up to 10-15 minutes so do not panic. Also, disconnect the phone from the computer once it restarts. Your phone will be running on the Android 10 as you see its homescreen.
This is it for this tutorial. I hope you liked this guide and by now, your Galaxy S10 is running on the latest Android 10 update with One UI 2.0. If you have any questions regarding this guide or the Android 10 for S10, feel free to use the comment box below. I will try my best to get back to you in time.