T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10+ 5G receiving new update with standalone 5G support and more


After updating the Galaxy S20 series to support standalone 5G last month, T-Mobile is now pushing SA 5G to another Samsung device in its lineup.

T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is receiving a new update today that in T-Mo says includes standalone 5G support. The August 2020 security patches are included in the update as well.

Here’s T-Mobile’s full changelog for the new update:

  • Enable standalone 5G
  • August 2020 security patch
  • New disclaimer for location services
  • Additional updates and improvements

This update is version N976USQU3BTI5 and it weighs in at 394.52MB. I’ve gotten a few tips from Note 10+ 5G owners who got the update already, so if you’ve got a Note 10+ 5G of your own then this update should hit your device soon. You can also check for it by going into Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.

T-Mobile activated its standalone 5G coverage in August. Standalone 5G means that the 5G signal doesn’t need to be anchored to 4G LTE. For example, T-Mo’s 600MHz 5G was combined with mid-band LTE which meant that the 600MHz 5G signal could only reach as far as mid-band LTE, but standalone 600MHz 5G can reach farther. Standalone 5G can help to lower latency, too.

If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, let us know when this update hits your phone!

Thanks Chuck, Debjit, and Tyler!


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  • shawn murray

    ok now we are just waiting for the one plus 7T pro 5G since that was the second first 5g phone from T-mobile.

  • Joe

    I recommend not updating as it might mess up your GPS like they did for the S20 line.

    • Todd N.

      You sure your location services is enabled? My S20 ultra has had zero issues with GPS and I’m on the latest update.

      • Joe

        Obviously, that would be the first thing to check.

  • JLaw

    Got a text on my v60 line in regards to sa5g. Apparently my sim is not compatible with sa. I didn’t need to use my sim out of the box when I moved from s9+.
    I’m guessing t mo is assuming every note 20+ user is with a sa5g compatible sim?
    Lots of people probably just moved over sim like I did.

    • marque2

      Yes, I went and updated my V60 Sim yesterday. They do it at no charge. Tmobile made a press release about this yesterday because apparently quite a few people got the older Sims

  • Kaipstar

    Just updated my phone after reading this. So far no issues on my phone.

  • exOC KOOK

    I updated earlier today on my T-Mobile SM-N976U. My CA Central Coast podunk area is built out w/ 5G. I am future proof for a good while now. My due diligence paid off on my late 12/2019 purchase when the aforementioned model became available.