Download and install the new One UI 2.5 firmware update on the Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+. Just a while back ago, Samsung introduced One UI 2.5 for the first time on the Galaxy Note 20. The new update brought Wireless Dex, Pro Video Mode, and other software enhancements. Afterward, the update found its way to the Galaxy S20 and S20 Ultra.
Update: One UI 2.5 is now available on the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite. The firmware version is G770FXXU3CTH4 with September 2020 security patch. The update is available in Spain. Download the firmware below.
Now, the One UI 2.5 has come to the Galaxy S10. The new firmware update brings a number of new functions, including Galaxy Note 20 features. The update is currently only for Exynos-powered phones, but another update for Snapdragon-powered phones is expected to roll out very soon. The build version of the firmware is G973FXXU8DTH7 / G973FOXM8DTH7 / G973FXXU8DTH7 for the Galaxy S10, G970FXXU8DTH7 for the Galaxy S10e, and G975FXXU8DTH7 for the Galaxy S10+. All the builds are based on Android 10 and not Android 11, which is reserved for One UI 3.
There are two ways to install One UI 2.5 firmware on the Samsung Galaxy S10. The first and easiest method is to update through OTA. If you live in one of the eligible regions, you can download and install the new update using this method. The second method which is guaranteed to work is to manually download the One UI 2.5 firmware through Frija and flash it with Odin.
How To Download and Install One UI 2.5 Firmware on Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+
Note: The update is available only on Exynos variants of the Galaxy S10. The tutorial that you are about to follow includes Exynos files. Please do not attempt this process if you have a Snapdragon phone, because you might cause irreversible damage. We will update this page when the Snapdragon update rolls out. Please proceed at your own risk.
#1 – OTA Download & Update
Updating through OTA is the easiest way to do so. The initial update is rolling out to users in Germany. If you live in Germany or somewhere nearby, you are eligible to download the update through OTA.
- Go to Settings.
- Scroll down and tap on Software Update.
- Tap on Download and Install.
If your phone is eligible for the update, the firmware will begin downloading and you can install it afterward. However, if the phone says that your software is up to date, it means that the firmware hasn’t arrived yet. In this case, you can try the second method below.
#2 – Install One UI 2.5 with Frija and Odin
This method requires two tools: Frija and Odin. Frija is used to download the One UI 2.5 firmware, while Odin flashes it on your phone.
Download both files and extract them in a folder to use them later.
- Go to Settings > About Phone > Software Information. Quickly tap 7 times on Build Number to enable Developer Options.
- Go to Settings > Developer Options and tap on USB Debugging. This will allow your phone to communicate with the computer to install the new firmware.
- Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable OEM unlocking.
- Make sure you have at least 60% of battery life left. If your phone gets stuck during the installation process, it will not turn off.
- Install the latest drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S10 (Download)
Download One UI 2.5 Firmware with Frija
Go to the folder where you extracted Frija and double tap on “Frija.exe” to open the program. You need to enter your phone’s model number. In this case, it is as follows:
- Galaxy S10e: SM-G970F
- Galaxy S10: SM-G973F
- Galaxy S10+: SM-G975F
- Galaxy S10 Lite: SM-G770F
You also need to enter the CSC code. In this case, you need to type DBT (PHE for S10 Lite). This is the CSC code for the One UI 2.5 German firmware. Then click on Download and wait for the firmware to be downloaded.
For a full guide on how to use Frija and download stock Samsung firmware, check out the tutorial below:
Install One UI 2.5 Firmware with Odin
Go to the folder where the firmware is located. The filename of the firmware is SM-G973F_1_20200829075134_n6nqyu2bnr_fac. Extract the file and you will see five files: AP, BL, CP, CSC, and Home_CSC.
CSC and Home_CSC: Flash CSC if you want to wipe all data and perform a clean install. But if you want to keep the data (photos, videos, etc), flash Home_CSC.
- Go to the folder where you extracted Odin and launch the program.
- You will see five fields: BL, AP, CP, CSC, and USERDATA. We will focus on the first four fields.
- Click on BL. Navigate to the extracted firmware files and select the one that starts with BL.
- Click on AP and select the file that starts with AP. Do the same thing for CP and CSC.
- Now take your phone and press the power button to turn it off.
- Press and hold the volume up + Bixby + Power keys at the same time. The phone will go into Recovery Mode.
- Wipe data and perform a factory reset.
- Using the volume keys, select Reboot to bootloader. The phone will boot into Download Mode.
- Now connect your phone to your computer. The ID:COM box on Odin will turn blue.
- Press the Start button.
This will start the flashing process of the One UI 2.5 firmware on the Galaxy S10. It will take a few minutes. When the installation process finishes, the phone will reboot automatically. It will take another few minutes before the phone can fully boot up.
Once the phone is up and running, go to Settings > About Phone > Software Information. The number under One UI version will be 2.5. Congrats! You have successfully flashed the firmware on your phone.