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Want to switch from Verizon S20 Ultra Firmware to Unlocked S20 Ultra Firmware, can I?

Asked: Aug 30 2020 | 1:50 am EDT 1519 Views 99 Answers View Best Answer

Is there a way to be able to do this without bricking my phone? I have the Verizon S20 Ultra 512GB unlocked and want to just migrate it to the unlocked firmware. Please help.


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Aug 30 2020 | 2:19 am EDT awolwin773

I was trying to follow a past post of yours I sort of got lost on it I got the odin patch version

67
Aug 30 2020 | 2:24 am EDT awolwin773

The whole thing man. I am looking for all the pre-requisites to get it done. I had seen you put a instruction. And lost it.

334
Aug 30 2020 | 2:28 am EDT customshopkv1

First time is nerve-wracking, but it is quite simple

67
Aug 30 2020 | 2:30 am EDT awolwin773

I just do not want it to brick

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 2:55 am EDT mustang7757

I just do not want it to brick
You won't

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 2:56 am EDT mustang7757

This is the steps :
Windows computer needed
Latest Odin can Google it from XDA Forums and download the latest should be Odin prince comsey 3.14.1 / and Frija tool or samfirm (i usually download both)
Download samfirm v0.4.1 tool and frija, extract it with 7zip.
You will extract files for Odin prince comsey 3.14.1once download with 7zip and will do same for firmware with 7zip .
Put your model SM-N986U1 then region XAA and select check for updates , then download the FIRMWARE , extract the FIRMWARE with 7zip.
There will be 4 files after you extract the firmware
BL
AP
CP
CSC
Each of those files will go in Odin when you open to the corresponding slots
BL
AP
CP
CSC
Home data slot dont put nothing
connect your phone with cable to computer , once the files are in its slots hit start, once done you'll see pass in Odin and it will reboot



*Make sure you put phone in download mode
*If dont see your phone connected in Odin change cables or ports in computer .

67
Aug 30 2020 | 2:56 am EDT awolwin773

Alright awesome, thanks for that vote of confidence man

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 2:58 am EDT mustang7757

Which region to I pick?
XAA its in the steps and the model number

67
Aug 30 2020 | 3:02 am EDT awolwin773

ok got it do I download rom or download combination?

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 3:03 am EDT mustang7757

ok got it do I download rom or download combination?
Rom

67
Aug 30 2020 | 3:04 am EDT awolwin773

After this flash will it still get OTA updates?

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 3:05 am EDT mustang7757

After this flash will it still get OTA updates?
Yes

67
Aug 30 2020 | 3:06 am EDT awolwin773

Nice I hate the verizon bloatware

67
Aug 30 2020 | 3:17 am EDT awolwin773

How do I put the phone to download mode bro?

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 3:19 am EDT mustang7757

Power/volume up and down same time
If that don't do it try those combinations with the cable in the phone and computer

67
Aug 30 2020 | 3:30 am EDT awolwin773

It shows setting up connection.

67
Aug 30 2020 | 3:31 am EDT awolwin773

Home CSC is what I am putting on the CSC right? I had 2 options

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 3:33 am EDT mustang7757

Put regular csc , because your moving from carrier version to unlocked can't save data

67
Aug 30 2020 | 3:36 am EDT awolwin773

not yet keeps saying setup connection

67
Aug 30 2020 | 3:42 am EDT awolwin773

yes those little check marks i leave them on next to the files on Odin?

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 3:47 am EDT mustang7757

Ok perfect , just wait while it goes through process

67
Aug 30 2020 | 3:48 am EDT awolwin773

Okay how long does the setup connection process take?

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 3:51 am EDT mustang7757

Okay how long does the setup connection process take?
Can take 5 to 10 minutes

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 3:54 am EDT mustang7757

Alright thank you
Welcome !

You did put each firmware in the Odin slots?
Bl firmware in Odin bl
Ap firmware in Odin ap
Cp firmware in Odin cp
Csc firmware in Odin csc

67
Aug 30 2020 | 3:56 am EDT awolwin773

still showing setup connection up until now

67
Aug 30 2020 | 3:59 am EDT awolwin773

nothing. Show I download the latest version of odin? I see one says V3.14.4

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 4:01 am EDT mustang7757

nothing. Show I download the latest version of odin? I see one says V3.14.4
No you need prince comsey, the one you have to do this from carrier firmware to unlocked

67
Aug 30 2020 | 4:05 am EDT awolwin773

I got a patched version PrinceComsyModifiedODIN.zip and tried it again

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 4:06 am EDT mustang7757

I got a patched version PrinceComsyModifiedODIN.zip and tried it again
Still saying setup?

Phone in download mode ?

67
Aug 30 2020 | 4:07 am EDT awolwin773

yea in that aqua screen with the arrow pointing down

67
Aug 30 2020 | 4:07 am EDT awolwin773

says carrier vsz and then some other things below it

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 4:09 am EDT mustang7757

yea in that aqua screen with the arrow pointing down
Then you press volume up once to go next screen?

67
Aug 30 2020 | 4:10 am EDT awolwin773

it does not i press it for a couple of seconds?

67
Aug 30 2020 | 4:12 am EDT awolwin773

that is where i am at

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67
Aug 30 2020 | 4:13 am EDT awolwin773

should i just try and get the tmobile image?

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 4:16 am EDT mustang7757

Ok what it says when it failed ?

Try again different port

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 4:22 am EDT mustang7757

that one right
Yeah

67
Aug 30 2020 | 4:23 am EDT awolwin773

is there another program I can try?

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 4:24 am EDT mustang7757

is there another program I can try?
Odin only one for flashing stock samsung firmware

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 4:25 am EDT mustang7757

Erase this Odin, download the one from xda forums and try that

I'll catch up tomorrow with you as its late here by me

67
Aug 30 2020 | 4:25 am EDT awolwin773

oh okay I re entered the files and is on setupconnection

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 4:26 am EDT mustang7757

Take screen shots of failed if it does so I can see the error message

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 4:27 am EDT mustang7757

I will no fail yet
Ok , let me know!

67
Aug 30 2020 | 4:28 am EDT awolwin773

should I try the tmobile files? Since I am with tmobile now?

56,632
Aug 30 2020 | 4:30 am EDT mustang7757

should I try the tmobile files? Since I am with tmobile now?
You can , but use the regular Odin latest not prince comsey

67
Aug 30 2020 | 2:17 pm EDT awolwin773

So how far did you get ?
I was able to update the Firmware but still has the Verizon logo

67
Aug 30 2020 | 2:19 pm EDT awolwin773

I am downloading the SM-N986U1 with USA TMB to see if that works

67
Aug 30 2020 | 2:29 pm EDT awolwin773

sorry It took me time to respond I was asleep. I was up until almost 8am trying to figure it out