How to Install One UI Beta on Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S8+

One UI has been raining endlessly on Samsung flagships in the recent days. The all-new user interface firmware developed by Samsung for its flagships touching roofs with a mere upgrade of security patches, personalizations, system apps & lot more. Samsung’s one of the stable device Galaxy S8+ now got a closed beta update of One UI(Snapdragon users). An XDA Member nochlab1 was able to find out how to install the first One UI closed Android Pie beta update on the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S8+. Here is how to Install One UI Beta on Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S8+.

One UI Beta on Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S8+

Galaxy S8+ is powered by Exynos 8895 Octa (10 nm) /Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) chipset coupled with 6GB RAM for 128GB variant & 4GB RAM for 64GB variant. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ features a seemingly endless 6.2-inch display having Quad HD+ display (2960 x 1440) with support for HDR videos. With a bigger display on the latter, that extra battery power will be needed, and in the aggregate, it will likely mean both phones offer similar battery life. The Galaxy S8+ comes with a 3500mAh cell. The primary camera has a 12MP setup in the back and the selfie camera is 8MP.

One UI

Samsung took the wraps off of a new Android skin for its phones going forward. The new skin is called One UI and apart from the sweet visual aspects it has on offer, it could make using your phone that little bit easier. One UI helps you focus on what really matters to you. With hardware and software working together in harmony, see only what you need, using and viewing your phone with an experience that feels second nature. Because it’s the small details that make a big difference. In One UI, Samsung seems to be prioritizing being able to use your phone with one hand. Most of Samsung’s apps had the majority of their controls at the bottom of the user interface, with other information that you might not want or need to interact with being found at the top.

There are numerous new features and visual improvements in One UI. The One UI build is based on Android 9 Pie.  You can thereby expect to see additional white settings menus with bright blue accents. Instead of including touch targets at the top of an app, Samsung is now reserving that space for visual-only elements. The bottom half of each app is for interactive elements. Once you swipe down twice to reveal all the quick settings, the top half of the screen shows the time and date while the bottom portion shows your quick settings. This not only makes it easier to reach things with one hand it also makes each app look much cleaner.

One UI Beta on Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S8+

Overview

The recent apps menu has been overhauled. It now scrolls horizontally as most other Android Pie builds, and it’s quite fast. You also get a search bar at the top if you want to quickly type out the app you’re looking for. The focus from Samsung for One UI has been on showing what really matters on the screen and eliminating the distractions.

A dark theme is given to almost all customizable settings and apps. gives apps a black background to make it easier to read elements on the screen in the dark without straining your eyes. Parallel to this, you can save some battery life. A gesture navigation option has already loaded in this build. Basically, the new gestures remove the navigation buttons and replace each one with a swipe up from the bottom of the screen. If you need to go back, swipe up from the left side. Similarly, you can use this for the home button and recent apps.

Features

  1. New Interface
  2. System-Wide Night mode
  3. Re-designed apps
  4. Refreshed Home & Bixby
  5. Smarter camera
  6. Always On display
  7. Dockless DeX
  8. Navigation Gestures

Downloads

  1. You can download the Odin down here Download Odin For Samsung Galaxy (All Versions)
  2. Oreo Update Zip File
  3. One UI beta Zip File
  4. Odin Files

How to download One UI Beta on Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S8+

  1. Download the Odin 3.13.1, Oreo Update zip, One UI beta update zip, and Odin files respectively for Galaxy S8 +.
  2. The zip files will automatically be downloaded to internal storage. Users having access to SD card should copy the zip to SD card.
  3. Now open the Odin files containing zip named as SM-G955U_1_20181108095727_feno0ruhgd_fac.zip. Six files will be displayed.
  4. Switch off the device and hold Power + Volume Down + Bixby button to enter in Odin mode.
  5. Open the Odin and click on BL, AP, CP, and HOME_CSC only (which might erase all the device’s data) and click on the start button.
    One UI Beta on Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S8+
  6. The device will flash the new firmware and reboot.
  7. Once again switch off the device and enter into recovery mode by holding Power + Volume Up + Bixby.
  8. First, flash the Oreo Update Zip File given in the downloads section.
  9. Navigate to the location of Oreo update zip file and swipe to flash the zip.
  10. If the device doesn’t have the SD card navigate to ‘apply update from adb’. Connect the device to PC, Open command prompt and enter the following command
    adb sideload <file location of update.zip>
  11. Don’t panic as the update takes nearly 5-10 minutes.
  12. Reboot the device once the file flashed.
  13. Once again switch off the device and enter into recovery mode by holding Power + Volume Up + Bixby.
  14. Now flash the One UI beta Zip File given in the downloads section.
  15. Navigate to the location of One UI beta zip and swipe to flash the zip.
  16. If the device doesn’t have the SD card navigate to ‘apply update from adb’. Connect the device to PC, Open command prompt and enter the following command
    adb sideload <file location of update.zip>
  17. Don’t panic as the update takes nearly 5-10 minutes.
  18. Reboot the device once the file flashed.

That’s it, you can now enjoy the new One UI features on your device.

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