The Android 13 stable release is finally official. Now, all the major smartphone brand, including Samsung has started testing their skin iteration based on the latest mobile operating system. On that note, the One UI 5.0 Beta update is rolling out for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. Let’s see what the beta version packs.
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[Update: October 07, 2022]: The One UI 5.0 Beta 4 is now available for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. The build is rolling out in the US with a firmware version ending ZVJ2. It packs the October 20022 security patch and a handful of bug fixes that measure 1.5GB to download. In addition, the animation performance is improved and some features have been removed as well. Check out the changelog below for precise details.
Improved Favorites and Recent items can be added and, removed in Gallery album
Fixed the issue executed sleep mode automatically
Fixed the issue occurred vibration sound/beep sound, continuously
Fixed crash when entering App folder
Fixed crash when changing wallpapers
Fixed crash in S pen Air Command
Fixed the problem for Object eraser not working
Fixed vibration feedback not working in Home gesture
Fixed the frame-breaking issue when entering from Widget to Home
Deleted Multi-user function
Other minor bug fixes
When the phone screen is off while DeX is running, a black screen is displayed on the monitor
After receiving the file with QuickShare, if you try to open it in the receiving pop-up, ‘Unable to open file’ pop-up occurs (The file is received normally)
Forced Close occurs when the filter is selected from the lock screen menu, during Wallpaper image multi-pack setting
[Update: September 22, 2022]: The Exynos-powered Galaxy S22 models are accessing the third One UI 5.0 beta firmware. The update is available in a few European markets, including Germany and Poland. You can identify the build via the firmware version ending with ZVI9.
As for changes, it adds a new slideshow-style story feature in the Gallery app and animations are improved. Also, there are some UI tweaks in the wallpaper selection screen. In addition, you will now be able to change the lock screen wallpaper by long-pressing the lock screen itself. Needless to say, it will resolve bugs present in the last phase. However, it is still a beta build and will lag in performance.
[Update: August 25, 2022]: The Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta has reached its second stage of development. The build is available for users in India with firmware version ending ZVHK weighing approximately 3GB to download. Needless to say, the package resolves some bugs present in the first phase. In addition, it brings performance improvements and refreshed icons for Samsung’s stock apps.
How to flash One UI 5.0 Beta?
To download the One UI 5.0 beta on your device, download the Samsung Members app and follow the below steps:
- Visit the Notification Page and click on the Register for One UI Beta Program link
- After that, Accept the terms and conditions.
- Now, go to the device’s Settings > gear icon > Download and install.
- Lastly, submit the feedback via the Samsung Members app.
Alternatively, you can also avoid the above steps and download the beta zip file directly from the links below. However, the files are not available for all devices.
Exynos variants: Galaxy S22 ll Galaxy S22 Ultra
Snapdragon variants: Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-G908U) ll (SM-G908U1) ll (SM-G908N)
Note: Rename [file].bin to [file].zip and paste it into the adb folder before flashing the files.
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Reportedly, Samsung is planning to release the public beta version by October. Of course, by that time, it will be available in multiple markets. For now, see if your Galaxy handset is eligible to get the Android 13 x One UI 5.0 update.