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Official Pie beta ota files for Factory Unlocked variant SM-G960U1

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fael097

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This is exactly my phone, factory unlocked SM-G960U1. Why didn't I receive these updates? I check and it says I have the latest version. I'm on ark5 which I assume is newer than ARJ2 and yet I have no pie, I don't understand why.

Can I still install this somehow?

Also, if I do these updates manually, will I get the next OTA updates?
 
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m1batt1

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This is exactly my phone, factory unlocked SM-G960U1. Why didn't I receive these updates? I check and it says I have the latest version. I'm on ark5 which I assume is newer than ARJ2 and yet I have no pie, I don't understand why.

Can I still install this somehow?

Also, if I do these updates manually, will I get the next OTA updates?

You had to opt into the beta program when it started back in November in order to receive OTA beta updates
 

gmp009

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We have had 3 updates faster than the Nexus platform. We had November and December security bulletins before it was even released.

What are you missing? What feature/fix is it that you want?


I'm on the January security bulletin and it's January ?

IDK how you got all those updates as I am on Dec Security update even in Jan, and i have not recived any of these updates that fast that you saying i always get late updates on my 960U1. may u have some other model..
 

ChongoDroid

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IDK how you got all those updates as I am on Dec Security update even in Jan, and i have not recived any of these updates that fast that you saying i always get late updates on my 960U1. may u have some other model..
Unless you got in on the official beta, then it's time to fire up modded Odin and get to flashing.


I'm on a g960w so I haven't received a single OTA, just flash it takes about 10 minutes.
 

ChongoDroid

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CSA7 is quite good, everything works and it's certified by Google.
 

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AndroidsKings

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Hello Sir!

Official beta build was pulled directly from the phone that downloaded the OTA update. These are not the leaked builds like before but rather official beta ota builds pushed by Samsung.

Please read the Title properly before asking if it will work on SM-G960F variant. This OTA is only for US factory unlocked model. And do not ask me if I can pull firmware for Exynos variant.

This post will be updated a soon as new official builds will be available.

Beta 1/ZRK9:
This OTA file can be flashed directly from recovery but user needs to be on specific build. In this case user must be on Latest Oreo Firmware ARJ2
ARJ2 to ZRK9: https://mega.nz/#!TjwGxYqa!o2sJ49Stk2GzUFhFXX1Hed8hSOsAVkfaBPVRWY989QM

Beta 2/ZRKJ:
This OTA file can be flashed directly from recovery but user needs to be on specific build. In this case user must be on Beta 1 (ZRK9)
ZRK9 to ZRKJ: https://mega.nz/#!ri4CxSba!rHDSXcTwe84tctx2OvJUdYcrCYAFQHe8iVJ7Xe343YQ

Hotfix1(ZRKJ-to-ZRKP)/ZRKP:
This OTA file can be flashed directly from recovery but user needs to be on specific build. In this case user must be on Beta 2 (ZRKJ)
ZRKJ to ZRKP: https://mega.nz/#!37wSgQbB!uHrz1VfD62AVX0D6buq625XlrDB_3gikY_iQ5p0-MhI

Beta 3(ZRKP-to-ZRL5)/ZRL5:
This OTA file can be flashed directly from recovery but user needs to be on specific build. In this case user must be on Hotfix 1 (ZRKP)
ZRKJ to ZRKP: https://mega.nz/#!vuIRHSrB!9QKURQcLzCZAOu8VHLRE2OAH2uFD7lD5rMRLRLaue-I

Note: All the future builds will be incremental and can only be flashed from specific pie build to another. For example Beta 2 will be flashable from Beta 1. Users won't have to flash back to Oreo and than flash next pie builds like when leaked builds were available.

This is how updates are going to be:
ARJ2--> Beta 1 (ZRK9) --> Beta 2 --> Beta 3 --> Beta 4 .........................................

Sir I'm on G960U with Sprint annoying stuff using with an Asian SIM card, the phone is unlocked. Can I install G960U1 firmware to delete all the Sprint stuff make it like F or FD clean phone? I want to install clean OneUi.
Thanks
 

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    Official beta build was pulled directly from the phone that downloaded the OTA update. These are not the leaked builds like before but rather official beta ota builds pushed by Samsung.

    Please read the Title properly before asking if it will work on SM-G960F variant. This OTA is only for US factory unlocked model. And do not ask me if I can pull firmware for Exynos variant.

    This post will be updated a soon as new official builds will be available.

    Beta 1/ZRK9:
    This OTA file can be flashed directly from recovery but user needs to be on specific build. In this case user must be on Latest Oreo Firmware ARJ2
    ARJ2 to ZRK9: https://mega.nz/#!TjwGxYqa!o2sJ49Stk2GzUFhFXX1Hed8hSOsAVkfaBPVRWY989QM

    Beta 2/ZRKJ:
    This OTA file can be flashed directly from recovery but user needs to be on specific build. In this case user must be on Beta 1 (ZRK9)
    ZRK9 to ZRKJ: https://mega.nz/#!ri4CxSba!rHDSXcTwe84tctx2OvJUdYcrCYAFQHe8iVJ7Xe343YQ

    Hotfix1(ZRKJ-to-ZRKP)/ZRKP:
    This OTA file can be flashed directly from recovery but user needs to be on specific build. In this case user must be on Beta 2 (ZRKJ)
    ZRKJ to ZRKP: https://mega.nz/#!37wSgQbB!uHrz1VfD62AVX0D6buq625XlrDB_3gikY_iQ5p0-MhI

    Beta 3(ZRKP-to-ZRL5)/ZRL5:
    This OTA file can be flashed directly from recovery but user needs to be on specific build. In this case user must be on Hotfix 1 (ZRKP)
    ZRKJ to ZRKP: https://mega.nz/#!vuIRHSrB!9QKURQcLzCZAOu8VHLRE2OAH2uFD7lD5rMRLRLaue-I

    Note: All the future builds will be incremental and can only be flashed from specific pie build to another. For example Beta 2 will be flashable from Beta 1. Users won't have to flash back to Oreo and than flash next pie builds like when leaked builds were available.

    This is how updates are going to be:
    ARJ2--> Beta 1 (ZRK9) --> Beta 2 --> Beta 3 --> Beta 4 .........................................
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    Beta 2 link for for U1 S9 is up on OP now
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    ZRL5 is out for g960U1 : Beta 3 - ZRL5
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    Just downloaded it and installed it . Im uploading the firmware right now so I can post it . So you can always do it manually or if you want to convert over from another firmware.

    Here is the link for the G960U1 Version , It must be done via Odin : https://drive.google.com/open?id=13ZiE3CejUGd_D2dDwPeaYtHeUNGS4-am
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    High level steps to sideload: Download adb minimal tools from androidfilehost and extract files. Download and install Samsung Android driver from Samsung. Download beta2.zip from this thread to the same folder you extracted adb minimal tools. Reboot phone to recovery by powering off, then vol+, bixby key held while powering on. Pick apply update from adb option, plug phone into computer and open elevated command prompt window on computer. Change folder to the adb and beta2.zip files folder. Type command adb start-server then adb sideload beta2.zip. Sit back and have a coffee.