The Samsung Galaxy S10 firmware update might not be installed successfully, and you should check the instructions listed below in order to learn how to update the phone manually. Note that the instructions are destined to be used by advanced users.
How to Repair Galaxy S10 Firmware Update That Isn't Installing Successfully
There are more issues that might make your Galaxy S10 fail every time you try to update it to its latest firmware build. Usually these updates are sent over-the-air for every Galaxy S10 user and these are usually sent out in stages all over the world. Sometimes after the update is issued there are several devices that are unable to complete the installation, and this means that their users will either have to wait for a different update to roll out or to manually install an update using an alternate method.
Below you can find multiple methods, each of these are teaching you to how to deal with Android Pie updates that aren't installed successfully. Check all the info and learn how to fix your device.
Hard Reboot your Galaxy S10:
The first thing that you need to try is to restart the device manually after the "update installation has failed" error is displayed. The hard reboot can be applied in case your phone doesn't restart successfully the usual way. Here's how to do it:
Press and hold Volume Down + Bixby + Power buttons at the same time. Release the buttons when the reboot is underway and wait for the Galaxy S10 to boot in normal mode by itself.
Reset Galaxy S10 Network Settings:
You can Reset the Network Settings of your device and retry to download the official update once more after you apply the reset process. Go to Settings> General Management, open the Reset menu and then tap the "Reset Network Settings" and then confirm action. After the reset is done you should try to update the device once again.
Try to Update the Galaxy S10 in Safe Mode:
If the installation of a new Android firmware update cannot complete, then you should try to install the update with your Galaxy S10 booted in Safe Mode. Here's how to boot Safe Mode for your Galaxy S10:
- press and hold Power for a couple of seconds.
- now tap and hold the "Power Off" button in until the icon turn into "Safe Mode".
- tap once the Safe Mode icon and confirm.
- wait for your Galaxy S10 to boot in Safe Mode and then try to update the device just as you did in normal mode.
If the update still doesn't install, then you should check the other methods below. Note that most of the remaining updates are for advanced users. Before trying and of the instructions below you should create backups for your most important data files.
Wipe Cache Partition:
Wiping the cache partition will remove all the system settings your device stored on your phone to efficiently load apps and other data. From time to time this cache partition gets clutered and outdated, so you are forced to wipe such data in order to refresh your device.
Install Android Firmware Update Manually using Odin for Galaxy S10:
This step will allow you to manually install an official update by downloading the firmware files yourself. Before starting the update process you need to check your device's model version: go to Settings> About Phone> and here you will the find the correct version of your phone.
- First thing you need to do is to enable the USB Debugging option from the Galaxy S10 Developer Options. If you don't know how to do it then check our other guide here.
- Download from here and install the Samsung USB drivers on your computer.
- Download Odin 3.13.3 utility from here and extract its contents on your computer.
- Download the latest Android firmware update file here. Note that you should download the firmware that's destined for your phone's specific model number. Install only the correct update files.
- After the firmware is done downloading you have to extract the archived contents. Save the contents on your computer.
- Switch off the device.
- Boot it in Download Mode. Press and hold Volume Down + Bixby + Home buttons. Release the buttons when the screen shows some info, then press Volume Up to confirm Download Mode boot for your Galaxy S10.
- Launch Odin on your PC.
- Connect the Galaxy S10 to your computer via usb cable. Wait for the Odin app to add your device, then continue to the next step.
- In Odin you will have to load the update files you've extracted at step 5.
- Click on AP and load the file with "AP" in its title.
- Click CP and load the file having "CP" in the title.
- Click BL and load the corresponding file with "BL" in the name.
- Click the CSC option now and make sure to load the file with "HOME_CSC" in the name. The other file that only has "CSC" in its name will delete all the data from your phone, so you don't load that one unless you want to lose all your files.
- Press START after you've loaded all the files and wait for the update to be completed successfully.
If the update doesn't install successfully using ODIN, then you might be forced to factory reset the device. Create backups before starting the data wiping process on your Galaxy S10.
Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S10 from Recovery Mode:
The Factory Reset process is going to wipe all the applications and the data each has stored on your device. This process will restore your device to its original state, and you will be allowed to install any new updates that are sent your phone's way. Here's how to do it:
- power off the phone.
- press and hold Volume Up + Bixby + Power buttons at the same time.
- release the buttons when the blue screen with an Android logo is loaded.
- wait 30 seconds for the Recovery Mode options to load.
- select 'wipe data/ factory reset' and confirm process.
- reboot the phone in normal mode and you are done with this post.
These were all the instructions we had for you. We hope you've managed to fix your Galaxy S10 and that it now runs the latest Android firmware you were looking for.
If the installation has failed, and you still have problems using your phone, then feel free to detail all the steps you took and where you got stuck while trying to apply the fix. Make sure to list as many details as you can, so that we will be able better pinpoint the exact problem your Galaxy S10 is experiencing.