OTA and Non-OTA Firmware for N986U and N986U1

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kangi26

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See Post #2 and #3 for the Links to the Firmware
ALL of the firmware posted here can be flashed on any N986U/N986U1 Device. The firmware is NOT carrier dependent and is only listed next to some of them in order to have an idea if you might get OTA when you flash it

Understanding Firmware naming:

N986USQU1ATGM
N=Note
986U or F etc, the model of device
SQ, FX etc = CPU and model specific
U,S,E = Update, Security, Engineering, respectively
1,2,3,4,5 etc = bootloader revision (This is important! You cannot go to a previous revision)
A,B,C,D = Android version
T, U = Year (T=2020, U=2021 etc)
A,B,C etc = month (January A - December L)
1 - 9 and then A - Z =build compilation. This basically means how many builds there are in a month. They start at 1 and go to Z
So N986USQU1ATGM would be
N968-U-SQ-U-1-A-T-G-M
N968U (Note 20 Ultra Carrier version), SQ (Snapdragon), U (Update), 1 (Bootloader version), A (Build 10), T (2020), G (July), M (22nd build)

How to enter Download Mode:
Turn off the device.
Connect USB cable to your PC (Leave it disconnected from the phone)
Press and hold down the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons. While they are still pressed, plug in the USB cable into your phone.
The phone will go into download mode press volume up. In Odin you will see that phone is added.

Dirty Flash:
I would only do this if you are having to manually update to the newer firmware and would not do it if you are coming/going to U/U1 or from beta firmware or if you are on an old firmware. I'd also highly recommend doing a back up prior to the doing this
Load these into Odin
BL
AP
CP
HOME_CSC
Do NOT flash CSC or USERDATA, either of these WILL wipe your device
This is a "dirty flash" and these can sometimes cause issues. Keep in mind if things start going sideways and stuff starts not working right, your first step to a solution will be to wipe the device.


Tips on flashing U1 Firmware:
You will have to wipe, can NOT dirty Flash going between U and U1 firmware
Use the patched ODIN linked in post #2 or #3, Odin3_v3.13.3b (They are exactly the same)
Have an active US Carrier SIM installed to get carrier features


If you get your CSC Stuck on XAA/XAA/(Insert your carrier here), and can not get Carrier options back.
Go to the tutorial that @borijess put together HERE
 
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N986U - Carrier Versions

BOOTLOADER 2

Android 12


N986USQS2FVC8 CCT/CHA/TMB/USC/VZW
N986USQU2FVC5 CCT/CHA/SPR/TMB/USC/VZW
N986USQU2EVA9 TMB/SPR/USC
N986USQS2EULI ATT/CCT/CHA/SPR/TMB
N986USQS2EULH VZW Jan patch
N986USQS2EULF ATT/CCT/CHA/TMB/SPR Thanks @Venom0642
N986USQS2EULE VZW
____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Android 11

N986USQS2DUJA ATT/CCT/CHA/SPR/TMB/VZW
N986USQU2DUJ6 ATT/CCT/CHA/SPR/TMB/USC/VZW
N986USQS2DUIC TMB
N986USQS2DUIB CCT/CHA/VZW
N986USQS2DUI4 VZW
N986USQS2DUH4 TMB/SPR
N986USQS2DUH3 /USC/CHA/CCT
N986USQU2DUH2 TMB/SPR
N986USQU2DUH1 ATT/USC/CCT/VZW/CHA
N986USQU2DUF2 ATT/CHA
N986USQS2DUE4 SPR/TMB
N986USQS2DUE2 VZW/CCT/CHA Thanks @Venom0642
N986USQS2DUE1 ATT/VZW/TMB/SPR. Thanks for the mirror @Venom0642 Mirror
N986USQU2DUDC ATT/USC/CCT
N986USQU2DUC8 TMB
N986USQU2DUCA CCT/USC/CHA
N986USQU2DUC5 VZW
N986USQS2DUC1 CCT
N986USQS2DUBB AT&T/USC MIRROR thanks @Venom0642




Odin3_v3.13.3b: HERE
 
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N986U1 - Unlocked Versions

BOOTLOADER 2


Android 12

N986U1UE2FVC5
N986U1UEU2EVA9
N986U1UES2EULI Thanks for the link @Venom0642
____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Android 11

N986U1UES2FVD6
N986U1UES2DUK2
N986U1UES2DUJ7
N986U1UES2DUI7
N986U1UES2DUH3
N986U1UEU2DUH1
N986U1UES2DUG1
N986U1UE2DUF2
N986U1UES2DUE1
N986U1UEU2DUDD
N986U1UES2DUD5
N986U1UEU2DUCB For those with old eyes like mine, that is DUCB (Letter B, not an Eight)
N986U1UES2DUC8
N986U1UES2DUC1




Odin3_v3.13.3b: HERE
 
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Yeah sorry that is July build and not sure if that is what device will ship with out of the box. But could still be good to have.

Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
 
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I read somewhere earlier there's a day 1 patch already. 500mb, just posted as big fixes / optimizations.

Got mine coming unlocked from Samsung. Dumping att and going to TMB. With att getting more and more anti-unlocked, and the service getting crappy here lately, it's time to switch.
 

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I'll try to keep on top of the various different firmware releases for each of the carriers. AT&T can be a real pain because they don't release the firmware. So most of the time we'll have to "cross check" their new update to an TMB/SPR/USC release.

N986USQU1ATGM LINK - SPR/USC/CCT and TMB Thanks to @butchieboy for starting us off



Odin3_v3.13.3b: HERE

Hello and thank you for putting this together.
So this firmware is for Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G TMobile USA?
Thank you again
 

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I'll try to keep on top of the various different firmware releases for each of the carriers. AT&T can be a real pain because they don't release the firmware. So most of the time we'll have to "cross check" their new update to an TMB/SPR/USC release.

N986USQU1ATGM LINK - SPR/USC/CCT and TMB Thanks to @butchieboy for starting us off



Odin3_v3.13.3b: HERE

Thank you so much for posting this!! My SM-N986U is on ATGM now. Makes me feel better.
Do you happen to know someone who might be able to get the ATGM update for SM-N981U as well?
I would like to get both these units off of the beta software :)
 

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Hello and thank you for putting this together.
So this firmware is for Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G TMobile USA?
Thank you again

Yep, this will be for the US Carrier versions for the Ultra, might toss the U1 firmware's here too.
I expect Samsung will maintain the way the firmware is loaded. On the N10+ for example, you can flash any of the N10+ firmware regardless of whether is says "TMB or SPR". If there is an SIM installed that is active on a carrier's network, when the firmware is flashed it will detect that network and install the associated carrier features.
 
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Yep, this will be for the US Carrier versions for the Ultra, might toss the U1 firmware's here too.
I expect Samsung will maintain the way the firmware is loaded. On the N10+ for example, you can flash any of the N10+ firmware regardless of whether is says "TMB or SPR". If there is an SIM installed that is active on a carrier's network, when the firmware is flashed it will detect that network and install the associated carrier features.

The carrier that I work for told me that ATGM is final, but with the way things are right now, it's almost impossible for me to meet up with them to get these devices on latest firmware.
Thanks again for posting the firmware for Ultra. If you can do the same for the regular Note 20. I will owe you big time!!
 

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Thank you so much for posting this!! My SM-N986U is on ATGM now. Makes me feel better.
Do you happen to know someone who might be able to get the ATGM update for SM-N981U as well?
I would like to get both these units off of the beta software :)

You can check using the Frija app as time goes on. There arent any N20 firmware available yet, but they will eventually show up
 
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    See Post #2 and #3 for the Links to the Firmware
    ALL of the firmware posted here can be flashed on any N986U/N986U1 Device. The firmware is NOT carrier dependent and is only listed next to some of them in order to have an idea if you might get OTA when you flash it

    Understanding Firmware naming:

    N986USQU1ATGM
    N=Note
    986U or F etc, the model of device
    SQ, FX etc = CPU and model specific
    U,S,E = Update, Security, Engineering, respectively
    1,2,3,4,5 etc = bootloader revision (This is important! You cannot go to a previous revision)
    A,B,C,D = Android version
    T, U = Year (T=2020, U=2021 etc)
    A,B,C etc = month (January A - December L)
    1 - 9 and then A - Z =build compilation. This basically means how many builds there are in a month. They start at 1 and go to Z
    So N986USQU1ATGM would be
    N968-U-SQ-U-1-A-T-G-M
    N968U (Note 20 Ultra Carrier version), SQ (Snapdragon), U (Update), 1 (Bootloader version), A (Build 10), T (2020), G (July), M (22nd build)

    How to enter Download Mode:
    Turn off the device.
    Connect USB cable to your PC (Leave it disconnected from the phone)
    Press and hold down the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons. While they are still pressed, plug in the USB cable into your phone.
    The phone will go into download mode press volume up. In Odin you will see that phone is added.

    Dirty Flash:
    I would only do this if you are having to manually update to the newer firmware and would not do it if you are coming/going to U/U1 or from beta firmware or if you are on an old firmware. I'd also highly recommend doing a back up prior to the doing this
    Load these into Odin
    BL
    AP
    CP
    HOME_CSC
    Do NOT flash CSC or USERDATA, either of these WILL wipe your device
    This is a "dirty flash" and these can sometimes cause issues. Keep in mind if things start going sideways and stuff starts not working right, your first step to a solution will be to wipe the device.


    Tips on flashing U1 Firmware:
    You will have to wipe, can NOT dirty Flash going between U and U1 firmware
    Use the patched ODIN linked in post #2 or #3, Odin3_v3.13.3b (They are exactly the same)
    Have an active US Carrier SIM installed to get carrier features


    If you get your CSC Stuck on XAA/XAA/(Insert your carrier here), and can not get Carrier options back.
    Go to the tutorial that @borijess put together HERE
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    N986U - Carrier Versions

    BOOTLOADER 2

    Android 12


    N986USQS2FVC8 CCT/CHA/TMB/USC/VZW
    N986USQU2FVC5 CCT/CHA/SPR/TMB/USC/VZW
    N986USQU2EVA9 TMB/SPR/USC
    N986USQS2EULI ATT/CCT/CHA/SPR/TMB
    N986USQS2EULH VZW Jan patch
    N986USQS2EULF ATT/CCT/CHA/TMB/SPR Thanks @Venom0642
    N986USQS2EULE VZW
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Android 11

    N986USQS2DUJA ATT/CCT/CHA/SPR/TMB/VZW
    N986USQU2DUJ6 ATT/CCT/CHA/SPR/TMB/USC/VZW
    N986USQS2DUIC TMB
    N986USQS2DUIB CCT/CHA/VZW
    N986USQS2DUI4 VZW
    N986USQS2DUH4 TMB/SPR
    N986USQS2DUH3 /USC/CHA/CCT
    N986USQU2DUH2 TMB/SPR
    N986USQU2DUH1 ATT/USC/CCT/VZW/CHA
    N986USQU2DUF2 ATT/CHA
    N986USQS2DUE4 SPR/TMB
    N986USQS2DUE2 VZW/CCT/CHA Thanks @Venom0642
    N986USQS2DUE1 ATT/VZW/TMB/SPR. Thanks for the mirror @Venom0642 Mirror
    N986USQU2DUDC ATT/USC/CCT
    N986USQU2DUC8 TMB
    N986USQU2DUCA CCT/USC/CHA
    N986USQU2DUC5 VZW
    N986USQS2DUC1 CCT
    N986USQS2DUBB AT&T/USC MIRROR thanks @Venom0642




    Odin3_v3.13.3b: HERE
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    N986U1 - Unlocked Versions

    BOOTLOADER 2


    Android 12

    N986U1UE2FVC5
    N986U1UEU2EVA9
    N986U1UES2EULI Thanks for the link @Venom0642
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Android 11

    N986U1UES2FVD6
    N986U1UES2DUK2
    N986U1UES2DUJ7
    N986U1UES2DUI7
    N986U1UES2DUH3
    N986U1UEU2DUH1
    N986U1UES2DUG1
    N986U1UE2DUF2
    N986U1UES2DUE1
    N986U1UEU2DUDD
    N986U1UES2DUD5
    N986U1UEU2DUCB For those with old eyes like mine, that is DUCB (Letter B, not an Eight)
    N986U1UES2DUC8
    N986U1UES2DUC1




    Odin3_v3.13.3b: HERE
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    Just a little heads up to everyone. When Android 12 drops for U1, I'll be removing the Beta stuff since we wont need it any longer. I try to keep things a little clean and tidy 😁
    6
    Official android 12 firmware is up on frija for the SM-N986U1 XAA variant along with VZW and CHA csc variants