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    Samsung updates

    As this is my first thread I would like to say Hi to everyone.

    I purchased a pre-owned Samsung Galaxy S20 in December but have not received any automatic security or android updates on the phone. I believe this is due to the phone being of South American origin and me living in the UK with a UK sim installed. Am I right in thinking that if I want to update then I will have to learn to do it manually. I have not delved into the tech or software side of smartphones before and would really appreciate some advice on the subject. I can find my way around computers so I hope I can do the same with a phone.
    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRN View Post
    As this is my first thread I would like to say Hi to everyone.

    I purchased a pre-owned Samsung Galaxy S20 in December but have not received any automatic security or android updates on the phone. I believe this is due to the phone being of South American origin and me living in the UK with a UK sim installed. Am I right in thinking that if I want to update then I will have to learn to do it manually. I have not delved into the tech or software side of smartphones before and would really appreciate some advice on the subject. I can find my way around computers so I hope I can do the same with a phone.
    Many thanks.
    Hi there

    Could you go to Software Info on your device, screenshot it from top to bottom and post it here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRN View Post
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    Hi there

    1. Download SmartSwitch for PC (NOT to be used, just for the correct drivers): https://www.sammobile.com/samsung-smart-switch/
    2. Download Odin 3.14.x: https://dl2018.sammobile.com/Odin3-v3.14.4.zip
    3. Download latest firmware for United Kingdom (BTU): https://www.sammobile.com/samsung/ga...6CUA8/1219585/

    How to flash firmware to your phone:



    1. Extract (un-rar) the firmware file (i.e. to folder c:\Odin) ***
    2. Download Odin v3.14.4
    3. Extract Odin ZIP file (i.e. to folder c:\Odin)
    4. Open Odin v3.14.4
    5. Power OFF your S20
    6. Reboot Phone in Download Mode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGCQhkfr1iY
    7. Wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
    8. Add the firmware files to their designated slots (AP in AP, BL in BL, CP in CP, HOME_CSC in CSC). USERDATA stays EMPTY!
    9. Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
    10. Click the start button, sit back and wait few minutes

    Note: use USB-A -> USB-C cable

    Use SamMobile only if you are 100% sure about the risks involved in flashing your device. SamMobile is not responsible for any damage caused by using the files on this website.

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    Hi again

    Many thanks for all your info on manually installing firmware, it really helps a great deal.
    I didn't know you could put UK firmware on a galaxy phone intended for another country, I have learnt a lot about the working of a modern smartphone today.
    I will carry out your instructions to the letter and hope all goes well.

    Thanks again for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRN View Post
    Hi again

    Many thanks for all your info on manually installing firmware, it really helps a great deal.
    I didn't know you could put UK firmware on a galaxy phone intended for another country, I have learnt a lot about the working of a modern smartphone today.
    I will carry out your instructions to the letter and hope all goes well.

    Thanks again for your help
    You're welcome

    Your phone was already configured for the UK (BTU)

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