How To Install Stock Firmware On Galaxy Note 9
It is fair to say that each time Samsung releases a new product, it tends to set new standards for the entire smartphone industry. And the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 wasn’t any different introducing new features from the South Korean tech giants that you’ve never seen before on any other smartphone.
There are a lot of things that we can mention but how about a few such as the adjustable camera aperture. And did you know that DxOmark have given the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 a score of 99 which is the highest ever score to be given to any smartphone model by them. In fact, with its intricately amazing features, the Galaxy Note 9 have pushed behind the Google Pixel 2 and the iPhone X.
Talking about the camera, you will get a single 12MP shooter on the Note 9 boasts dual 12MP cameras for the rear. The smartphone has a great front camera with high upgrades to enhance the selfie experience.
Another amazing feature you will discover is the Snapdragon 845 CPU or the Exynos 9810 with the Galaxy Note 9 having a 6GB RAM. If you like keeping your files closer to you, you will appreciate the 128GB internal storage and a supported SD memory capacity of up to 400GB. There is also as slight difference between the battery capacities with one boasting a capacity of 3000mAh while the other has 3500mAh. Both smartphones are operating on the latest Android version, the Oreo.
The initial price of these Samsung flagship projects is exceptionally high but that is reciprocated in the amazing features and functions that they support more than any other smartphone. Getting these smartphones and using them in their stock state will give you a real sense of an Android powerhouses but you can even go further and unlock their true potential by customizing some features and tweaking a few settings.
Customizing a device as complex as the Galaxy Note 9 has a potential risk of bricking it and we know that smartphones get soft-bricked quite often but the only remedy for recovery is to flash a stock ROM on the device itself. Rooting the phone also changes its official system status to custom. It is possible to unroot it to restore to official system status by re-installing a stock firmware on it.
While updating the phone to the latest firmware version seems like a more direct and simpler solution to the two cases mentioned above, these updates do not reach all Android users around the world at the same time in which case, you may just download a firmware from the internet and manually flash your Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
To manually update your smartphone, there are tools for the work and in this case, you will need a stock firmware file and Odin. You can perform the same process if you were to install a factory firmware on your Galaxy Note 9.
At one point after using your smartphone for quite a while you realize that it starts slowing down its operations and performance and to boost things up you might have to install a stock firmware. A new and fresh stock firmware installing can bring out the best in your smartphone and in this guide, we are going to show you how to install a stock firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
How To Install Stock Firmware On Galaxy Note 9
Prepare for flashing a stock firmware on Note 9
- Note that this guide is specifically tailored for users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. You should therefore avoid using it on any other smartphone model.
- Another point to consider is your battery capacity at the time of flashing the device. Please ensure that it is at least 50% full so as to sustain the entire flashing process. This is an effort to avoid a scenario where the phone goes off before the process completes. Such uncertainties have the risk of bricking your phone.
- Backup everything you consider to be useful including photos, videos, music, apps, documents, contacts and calendars among other things before you begin the stock firmware installation process.
- If you have Samsung Kies or the Samsung Smart Switch on your device, you need to close both of them.
- Disable any Antivirus or Firewall you might have installed on your computer
- Connect an OEM data cable from your Galaxy s9 to the computer
- Do not forget to enable the OEM unlocking as well as the USB Debugging mode on your smartphone.
Once all that is taken care of, follow the guide provided below carefully;
Required Downloads And Installations On Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- You will require to download and install Samsung Drivers, all of them
- Download and install the latest version of Odin, 3.13.1 and extract its files onto your computer’s desktop.
- Now download the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 firmware from the internet and extract the files onto your desktop to get CP, BL, AP and Home CSC files.
Installing Stock Firmware On Galaxy Note 9
- On your computer, open the Odin3.exe which you will get after extracting the Odin 3.13.1 file.
- Put your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in the download mode but first you will need to turn it off then turn it back on by pressing the Power, Volume down and Bixby buttons at the same time
- The smartphone should boot into the download and you will be notified to continue by pressing the Volume Up key
- Now connect your smartphone to the PC
- Go to the launched Odin app and tap on the AP tab then load the AP file
- In the same manner, click on BL, CP and CSC tabs to select the BL, CP and Home CSC files respectively.
- In the options menu in Odin, tick the Auto Reboot and F.Reset.Time options only.
- At this point, everything is ready for flashing the factory firmware on your Galaxy Note 9 smartphone so just click on the Start button.
- The installation of the new stock firmware will begin and complete after a short while and your phone should reboot when everything is one after which you can disconnect it.
That is everything there is to the process of installing a new stock firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9. It seems lengthy but it is actually quite straightforward.