How to download One UI Beta on Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

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Samsung continues to ship its flagships with greater built-in qualities. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have been launched in India very shortly after being announced globally at MWC 2018, for the same starting prices as last year’s models. The Galaxy S9+ is definitely a handful in the literal sense and is a little tough to manage with just one hand. Also, due to the near bezel-less design, we often had many accidental screen touches with the bigger model. Samsung recently launched their latest One UI beta for the Exynos devices. This beta was launched in Germany, South Korea, and the United States. Snapdragon users can also add this firmware to their devices as One UI beta builds leaked. This article will help you out on how to download One UI Beta on Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+.

One UI Beta on Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+

The Galaxy S9 has 2 apertures in one camera while S9+ comes with two camera lens where it can be used for depth mode or portrait mode. In storage section, S9 consists of 4gb ram and S9+ consist of 6gb. Coming to the display modem, S9 comes with a 5.8inch display and S9+ comes with a 6.2inch display. The screen featured with the Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors display. Each pixel lights itself up which makes for amazing viewing angles and a beautiful image. This also allows for features like always on display which only lights the pixels that display time when the phone is asleep.

One UI

One UI is the all-new user interface developed by Samsung for its Android smartphones. 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 Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+

More deeply all the related settings are now grouped together into subheadings. The apps and notifications sections are now bundled together, while lock screen and security are grouped together. A system-wide dark mode also added to One UI which enhances a greater display. A dark theme is given to almost all customizable settings and apps. Parallel to this, you can save some battery life. Mere change has been brought to navigation buttons too. 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.

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

Both phones are powered by the same latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip that’s built using the same ultra-efficient 10nm process as the 835. In Europe, the devices powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 chip, but there really isn’t much difference between the two. In this article, we have discussed how to download One UI Beta on Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+ (both Exynos & Snapdragon models).

Downloads

  1. You can download the Odin down here. Download Odin For Samsung Galaxy (All Versions)
  2. One UI beta for Samsung Galaxy S9(Exynos) Odin file
  3. The One UI beta for Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus(Exynos) Odin file
  4. One UI beta for Samsung Galaxy S9(Snapdragon) Odin file
  5. The One UI beta for Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus(Snapdragon) Odin file

How to download One UI Beta on Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+

  1. Download the Odin 3.13.1, One UI beta update zip, and Odin files respectively for Galaxy S9 /S9 +.
  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 the zip files will be named as SM-G960F_1_20181031161553_2yj261n7q7_fac.zip(S9 Exynos)/G965FXXS2BRJ6.zip(S9+ Exynos)/G960USQU3BRJ5_G960UOYN3BRJ5_VZW.zip(S9 Snapdragon)/G965USQU3BRJ5.zip(S9+ Snapdragon). Yow will see 6 files.
  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 Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+
  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. Navigate to the location of One UI beta zip and swipe to flash the zip.
  9. 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>
  10. Don’t panic as the update takes nearly 5-10 minutes.
  11. 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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