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    I am getting confused! I will go back to your post and make sure I download that and try!
     

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    The flashing instructions might be a little vague and haven't been updated to reflect the 4 part firmware flash.
    Instead of flashing a all in one AP file, Samsung includes 5 files in the download and you will use 4 of them, putting each part in it's proper slot.
     
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    OK, this is not going well!!!! Downloaded the XEU firmware.

    First of all, I selected the HOME_CSC file and this ran through in a matter of seconds, no errors and restarted phone. Unfortunately, it still showed v7.0!

    Next I tried the other CSC file and this did the same as before with Odin stuck for 30 minutes. I've attached a screenshot.

    Heeeeeeeeeeelp!
     

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    Not at all. If it actually is unbranded rather than EE I'd regard that as a plus. All of my family's phones are unbranded, and it just means we don't have to wait for a carrier to get updates.

    Anyway for manually updating it should just be a matter of finding the firmware that matches your full model number. But as I've never done this for a Samsung @Jfalls63 is much better placed to advise on that.

    (Note: in the US it's different. "Unbranded" US Samsungs are the slowest to get updates: reportedly this is because they have their software approved by all of the major carriers before it is released. This is specific to Samsung in the US, so does not apply in your case).
     
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    The first flash with CSC Home was completed with a Pass and still rebooted back into 7.0?
    Don't know what to make of that.
    Didn't see anything odd in Odin screenshot either.
    Guess you could try the firmware for EE or unbranded BTU.
    Only other thing I can think of is trying Smart Switch or taking it to a local shop and see if they can flash it
     
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    Yo! Now we are cooking on gas!!!!!! :D

    The answer was to get a later version of Odin (v3.13 rather than v3.12.3).

    This did the trick, update ran through and now on Android 9.

    Many thanks to everyone who responded and offered advice - much appreciated!
     
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