Samsung s10 (SM-G973F) Stuck in Download mode, after normal Update.


Novice Member
Hey Avforums Members,

Im completely new here, and found this site through google searching.

So yesterday night i updated my Samsung S10 regulary, cause i got a notification that a new update is downloadable, so i did it.
While updating, the phone crashed, and got in "Download Mode".
Since then its in download mode with the following error message in the top left corner:

system: Hash of data does not match digest in descriptor. (3)
Root Hash in (system) : 1a32eac088, (VBMETA) : 74e6cee89
Samsung System, G973FXXSCFUH5, 42802073R

I tried several things allready. Reset the phone trough holding Volume Down + Power. It just resets and goes directly back in the same screen again. Loading the Recovery mode (doesnt work).

So yeah, i hope someone here can help me



Standard Member
oh wow, yeah ive tried everything i found on the www. But nothing has worked so far, seems like i have to get a new phone :/
i did get it sorted out by flashing the the firmware with Odin have you tried that? did not lose any data or anything


Standard Member
its pretty simple to do. you can download the stock samsung firmware for your model/country on Sammobile

the bottom line "VBMETA G973FXXUCFUH3, 42324606R" is the firmware i used.

i created account on sammobile (have to to download the firmwares)

then i searched on google becourse i could find my firmware from navigating the site "google search: G973FXXUCFUH3 nordic sammobile" you should replace nordic with what country your from then download the firmware and download Odin program on there too then follow these instructions

you can skip the turning off phone and reboot phone in download mode from the guide since its already in download mode

only took me a couple minutes after the firmware had finished downloading then my phone was working again

hope you get it sorted out
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