[Update: One UI 5.0 Beta 4] One UI 5.0 Beta based on Android 13 is live for Galaxy S22 [Download]

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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.

One UI 5.0 Beta

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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.

Changelog

 

Bug Fixes:

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

 

Known Issues

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.

[Update: August 9, 2022]: Samsung has extended the availability for the One UI 5.0 beta. This time, the version is also available for users in the United States.
The original story follows below… [August 5, 2022]
As of now, it is limited to users in Germany and South Korea, while more regions will add to the list in the coming days.
Needless to say, One UI 5.0 beta is on top of the Android 13 update. The users in Germany can flash the build with firmware version S90xBXXU2ZHV4. The version will bring along a lot of UI changes and enriched features. However, the company is yet to detail everything it ships with. We expect the brand to make it all official at the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event.
Although luckily, some leaks have already revealed how Samsung has boxed up One UI 5.0. To begin with, the notifications icon and design are upgraded with a new style along with tweaks in shade and quick settings. In addition, there are new multi-tasking gestures to make the experience more convenient. There’s a new feature known as OCR (Optical Character Recognition). It allows the user to copy text from an image and keyboard.
Moreover, the app permission pop-up menu will render the same design as stock Android 13. Also, the animation speed is improved, making the transitions more smooth. On top, it will take care of your privacy by keeping all of your accounts, passwords, security, and privacy features on one screen.
As mentioned, these are just the ones that managed to sneak out of the box. There will be more features, including UI changes, improvements in stock apps, and other modifications.

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.

Read more: How to get Samsung’s OneUI 5 emojis on any rooted Android device

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.

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