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How to force download Android 10 update on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 [One UI 2 beta]

By the end of October, Samsung started pushing the One UI 2 beta update with Android 10 to its latest flagships – the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus handsets. The One UI 2 beta first in South Korea, then the US and then to arrived on Note 10 series in Europe. If you’re one of those who missed out on registering your device for OneUI 2 beta testing, there’s now a way to install Android 10 on your Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.

Here’s a guide to help you download and install the One UI 2 beta update manually on your Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.

Before you download the files necessary, make sure you carefully read the warning and compatibility sections given below.

Warning!

Do not try anything given on this page if you do not completely know what you are doing. In case any damage occurs, we won’t be held responsible. make sure you match the model no. of your device with the model no. of the download file.

Compatibility

This guide is compatible only for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ handsets. Do not try this on any other device as you might end up damaging your device and permanently brick it. The following method will work with the following CSCs with software version ASJ2.

You must back up all your important data, music and video files, and everything else as there are chances your devices will be wiped while doing this.

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Downloads

Download the Android 10 update’s beta update OTA file from below. The required version for the Android 10 beta update that comes as ZSJF is Android 9 Pie-based update, ASJ2. If you don’t have ASK2 installed on your Note 10/Note 10+, you need to install ASJ2 first. See the guide below to know more about it.

  • Galaxy Note 10
    • For Europe/Asia/Australia, unlocked model SM-G970F:
    • For US models (SM-N970U/U1):
      • Required Android 9 Pie update: Not known
      • Android 10 update OTA: Coming soon
  • Galaxy Note 10+
    • For Europe/Asia/Australia, unlocked model SM-G975F:
    • For US models (SM-N970U/U1):
      • Required Android 9 Pie update: Not known
      • Android 10 update OTA: Coming soon

Let us know in the comments section if you need any help in identifying which is correct for you.

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How to install Android 10 update on Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+ [One UI 2 update]

Here is our step by step guide to the install Android 10 OTA update manually on your Note 10 and Note 10+:

  1. Make sure your device currently has required Android 9 Pie version ASJ2 installed on your Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. If not, you got to download and install that.
  2. Download the Android 10 (One UI 2 beta) update file from the Downloads section above.
  3. Rename the downloaded file to update.zip so that the system recognizes the file when you install it.
  4. Install SDK Platform Tools
  5. Transfer the update.zip file to the ADB folder.
  6. Open a command window into the ADB folder. Here’s how:
    • Open the ADB folder on your PC where you extracted the content of the Platform tools file.
    • Type cmd in the address bar of the ADB folder and then hit the enter key. A command window will open up, and its location will be your ADB folder where you extracted the SDK tools and copied the update.zip file.
  7. Reboot your Galaxy Note 10/10+ in recovery mode. Here’s how to:
    • Power off your device. Wait for 6-7 seconds after the screen goes off.
    • Press and hold the three buttons Volume up + Power together for about 20 seconds or until you see the recovery mode.
  8. Here’s what the recovery mode looks like. With the phone in recovery mode, move the selection to update via ADB option using volume keys and select it using the power button.Samsung recovery mode
  9. Connect your Galaxy Note 10/10+ device to your PC now. It’s recommended you use the original USB cable bundled with the phone.
  10. In the command window, run the command below to check whether ADB is working alright. You should get a serial number when doing so. That means the ADB is working.
    adb devices
  11. Install the Android 10 update file. For this, run the command below:
    adb sideload update.zip
  12. The update process will begin. Do not disconnect your phone from the PC now. Don’t power off the PC either. When done, it will restart automatically but it will take some time doing so. You will soon have Android 10 running once it is done with optimizing apps.

Note:

Beta updates are for those who have officially registered for beta testing. Using this method means you won’t receive OTA updates like it’s meant to be but instead you will have to stick to manually updating the firmware every time an OTA is available.


Do let us know if you need any help in installing the OneUI 2 beta on your Galaxy Note 10.

Source: XDA (henklbr)