Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus owners can install and try out new One UI 2.0 Beta based on Android 10 through this complete how-to guide. Detailed step-by-step procedure listed ahead will explain exactly how to manually update your phone without having to sign-up for the Beta program. Further, this method is compatible with all Exynos Galaxy Note 10 phones running stock firmware.
Galaxy S10 from Samsung has already started receiving stable iteration of Android 10 One UI 2.0, we expect the brand to announce a similar update for Note 10 quite soon as well. Till that happens, you can experience all the new changes within Android 10 and One UI 2.0 through this beta software. Keep in mind, this is an official release and not a custom ROM. Being a Beta, there might be some bugs so do keep that in mind while running the update.
Disclaimer: Please use this guide at your own risk. We, at TeamAndroid, would not be held responsible if you brick or generally mess up with your device. Further, the firmwares, system files or apps used are property of their respective owners.
One UI 2.0 Beta Update Firmware Details:
Unlike other updates released for the phone that only improved existing features and security, for the first time, this release would be a major one. This firmware will bring the phone up from Android 9 Pie to Android 10. Adding to that, it would also be carrying Samsung’s propietrary One UI skin which has been rethought and revamped for its newer One UI 2.0 version.
There are numerous other changes as well, some already integrated, some to be added in upcoming builds. The best way to explore all of them is to install the beta build on your phone!
This firmware tutorial applies to only Exynos variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+. The specific model numbers supported through this guide are mentioned ahead.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 N970F
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ N975F
To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ model / variant, go to Settings > About phone > Model number. Also, you can consult our Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ Model Numbers and Variants article.
You might find these following Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ related articles interesting:
- USB Drivers: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ Drivers and How to Connect with Computer.
- Recovery Mode: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+.
- Install Android 10: How to Install Android 10 on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 custom ROMs, click here!
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Download Samsung Galaxy Note 8 USB drivers!
All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and update Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ to One UI 2.0 Android 10 beta firmware.
How to Install One UI 2.0 Beta Update on Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+
Right ahead is the whole procedure that would let you update your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ N960F to Android 10 One UI 2.0 Beta firmware from Samsung.
- This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ N960F. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
- Firmwares used in this post are official releases by Samsung for the Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
- Your Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ should be running XXS4CSJ1 firmware.
- Go to Settings > About Phone > Software Information
- Verify your phone has N960FXXU1ASJ2 as Build number.
- Go to Settings > About Phone > Software Information
Step 1 – Download the Update Packages from below:
- Download for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 N970F: Beta update link (ASJ2 to ZSJF firmware)
- Download for Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ N975F: Beta update link (ASJ2 to ZSJF firmware)
Step 2 – Once the download completes, you would need to rename the file to “update.zip“. Start with Download 1 and make sure to change the file extension!
Step 3 – After renaming, copy the ZIP file to your microSD card.
Step 4 – From here, you just need to put your phone into recovery mode. For that, turn the device off and then hold Power + Bixby + Volume Up buttons while rebooting. Having issues? Read our guide: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+.
Step 5 – Once in recovery, choose Apply update from SD card. In recovery mode, the power button acts as select and volume up and down are for scrolling.
Step 6 – Now, navigate and select the previously copied update.zip
Step 7 – It will start the update.
Step 8 – Once update is finished, use recovery to Wipe Cache and then reboot!
That’s it! Your phone should now be upgraded to latest Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ One UI 2.0 Beta firmware!
Backup and Other Important Tips
Please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps.
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read: How to Backup Android Apps, Text Messages, WhatsApp, Call History.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung Smart Switch to your computer. Smart Switch helps to move data across different Android devices i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge backup data to Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up. [Tutorial: How to Backup Android Phone using TWRP]
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Marshmallow, Nougat and Oreo.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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