As 2020 approaches its grand finale, Samsung has something special in store for Galaxy Note 10 owners: the sweet treat of Android 11. According to the update plan released earlier this month, the Korean OEM had planned to release the stable the version of One UI 3.0 for the Galaxy Note 10 series from January 2021. But to the great surprise of device owners, the Android 11 update for Exynos 4G and the 5G variants of the Galaxy Note 10 are now live in a number of European countries.
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The Exynos 9825-powered global variants of the standard Galaxy Note 10 (model number SM-N970F) and its “Plus”
As expected, the new firmware will bring Android security updates in December 2020. There is no change in the bootloader version, which means that software-based downgrading is possible in theory.
We should see that One UI 3.0 OTA appears in several countries in the coming days and weeks. While you can try fiddling with the Samsung Smart Switch to skip the queue and get the update right now, XDA community-developed tools like Frija or Samloader make it much easier to download the new building directly from the company’s update server. If you are planning to perform a manual flash, please note that the mentioned buildings are not compatible with the Snapdragon Note 10 variants, ie the American and Canadian models.