Samsung Galaxy M10 is out in the markets now. As soon as the users get their hands on this phone, they would want to exrperiment. It is essential to learn about how to fix your phone if something goes wrong as a result of an experiment. One solution for over a hundred problems is to flash a stock ROM on Galaxy M10. This guide is just about that. Galaxy M10 owners will find steps in this guide to install stock ROM on Galaxy M10. Before learning how to install stock firmware on Galaxy M10, it is important to learn more about this phone.
Galaxy M10 – Samsung’s answer to Xiaomi
Samsung introduced the Galaxy M series to tackle Xiaomi in India. The Indian smartphone users are intelligent when it comes to choosing a smartphone. Indian milennials look for “Value” rather then focusing on the brand. What Samsung offered them for $500, Xiaomi offered them for $250. This helped Xiaomi to become India’s top smartphone brand.
Since the Indian market has a major share in the global smartphone rankings, it seemed more likely that Samsung will lose its top spot in the global charts soon. Samsung did realize this and decided to launch the Galaxy M series, purely built for the millennials. The Galaxy M series handsets included the Galaxy M10 and the Galaxy M20. The Galaxy M20 is the superior variant here while the Galaxy M10 is low-end.
Galaxy M10 Specifications
Galaxy M10 comes with a new design language and a new form factor. This is the first ever Samsung smartphone to come with a notch. Samsung has named this display as Infinity -V. The V-like notch is actually a waterdrop notch. Galaxy M10 has a screen of 6.22-inches with a ratio of 19:9. This is a PLS TFT display and it has a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. This phone is powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos 7870 Octa-core SoC. There is Mali-T830 MP1 GPU inside this phone. Galaxy M10 has two configurations; 32GB Storage + 3GB RAM or 16GB Storage + 2GB RAM.
Galaxy M10 has a dual camera set up at the back. There is a 13MP + 5MP camera setup. On the front, it has a single 5MP camera. Galaxy M10 has a 3400 mAh battery inside. This phone uses the USB Type-C for charging purposes. It also supports fast charging. There is a headphone jack in there. Galaxy M10 runs on Android Oreo out of the box. This phone will be updated to Android Pie in a few months from now. Samsung has built this phone in the Charcoal Black and Ocean Blue colors.
How the stock ROM will help your Galaxy M10?
That’s all about the Galaxy M10. It’s time to take a look a the reasons or situations or circumstances in what this guide is going to help you.
- Galaxy M10 stuck in a bootloop can be fixed via stock ROM installation.
- Any Galaxy M10 that is soft-bricked, can be fixed by installing new firmware.
- You can unroot a rooted Galaxy M10 through this process.
- Just in case you want to factory reset or hard reset your Galaxy M10, stock ROM is the way to go.
- Galaxy M10 can be manually updated to a new software through this method.
- You can fix the performance lag on your phone and also boost its battery life.
- And many more reasons are there…
Let’s get back to the Galaxy M10 firmware flashing guide now. Follow the instructions carefully to install new stock firmware on Galaxy M10.
How to Install Stock ROM on Galaxy M10
Preparing your Galaxy M10 for firmware installation
- This guide is only for Galaxy M10. You can install software on Galaxy M10 M105F and M105G. Do not try this on any other phone.
- Charge your phone’s battery up to 30%.
- Backup all of your contacts, call logs, and text messages.
- Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging mode on your Galaxy M10.
- Use OEM Data Cable to connect your phone to the computer.
- Turn off Samsung Kies or Samsung Smart Switch if you have it.
- Disable Windows Firewall and Antivirus before using Odin.
- Follow the remaining steps carefully.
- Download and extra Odin 3.13.1 for PC.
- Install Samsung USB Drivers on your computer.
- Download firmware [Enter your model number on this page] for your Galaxy M10 and extract it.
- As you extract the downloaded firmware file, you will get 5 files i.e. AP, CP, BL, CSC, and HOME_CSC.
Install stock firmware on Galaxy M10
Follow these steps to install the official stock firmware on your Galaxy M10.
- Open Odin 3.13.1.exe and add AP, BL, CP, and CSC files.
First of all, open Odin on your computer. In Odin, go to Options and make sure that only options checked are F.Reset.Time and Auto Reboot.
Now get back to main menu in Odin and click on AP. In AP, select the AP file. Click on BL and select the BL file. Now click on CP and add the CP file. Lastly, click on CSC and add the CSC file if you want to perform a factory reset otherwise add the HOME_CSC file.
- Put your Galaxy M10 in Download Mode.
Turn off your Galaxy M10 now. Press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power button. As your phone shows a warning, press the Volume Up button. Your phone should be showing “Downloading…” now.
- Connect your Galaxy M10 to the computer now.
Go ahead and connect the phone to the computer. As the connection is established, Odin will show you a blue light in the ID:COM box, and also show “Added” in the log box. This means that the connection is successful.
- Click on Start Button in Odin, let it flash the firmware.
Now click on the Start button in Odin. It will start flashing the software. This process will easily take up to 7 minutes. Keep patience and let it end. Once it ends, your phone will reboot.
- Disconnect the phone and enjoy new firmware.
As the phone reboots, disconnect it from your computer. You will find the brand new software running smoothly on it now. That’s all.
This guide ends here. I hope that you have fixed the issue with your phone or have it updated to a new version of Android. Remember that this guide makes the use of stock firmware which is completely safe and secure to use. This method will not damage your phone or void its warranty. If you have any questions about the installation, feel free to reach out to us. I will try my best to get back to you as soon as I get your query.