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One UI4 Beta 1, 2 & 3- US - OTA update link (N986U1 only)

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warriorvibhu

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Folks - Please do read carefully
One UI 4 Beta is live for Note 20 Ultra in US (Unlocked devices)
This Beta is for SM-N986U1 only

Open up the Samsung members app it will show if there is an update available. Update the app.
After update see the top banners as in my screenshot. Tap on that and sign up for Beta. In case you don't get the sign up banner, see below.

Beta 1 - I was able to capture One UI4 Beta 1 OTA link
Beta 2 - This enables esim on U1 (Unlocked) -
One UI4 Beta 2 OTA link
Beta 3 -
One UI4 Beta 3 OTA link

Google pay is not working on Beta 1, 2 and 3.

Pre-requisite - To flash Beta 1 you need to be on firmware N986U1UES2DUJ7
Beta 2 should only be flashed after you are on Beta 1
Beta 3 should be flashed only when you are on Beta 2


Just download by clicking the link rename it to update.zip and flash it either through recovery or by using ADB.


If you don't want to download using OTA link, rename etc our good friend @kangi26 has uploaded the beta versions along with the instructions to flash here in the post 3 of his thread along with many other firmwares.

Fair warning flashing through recovery or ADB may wipe your device.
To avoid Wipe (ATT users on U1 firmware) do the following: (Thanks @DevVorteX
  1. Remove SIM
  2. open phone app, dial *#272*IMEI#
    1. Replace IMEI with your IMEI number which you can copy from settings
    2. This brings up service menu
      1. Select XAA
      2. Click Install
      3. Select "Sales&Network Code Change"
      4. Hit the "OK" button
    3. Your phone will restart
      1. When it came back up, I checked in software info and it was XAA/XAA/ATT,XAA (whatever that means)
    4. Reboot to recovery
    5. Sideload the beta via adb
      1. Let it do it's thing and reboot (keep sim out the whole time)
    6. When it boots up, you're good to go
    7. Put the SIM back in, and it'll prompt you to reboot
    8. That's it. No more wipes.

Beta registrations are closed for now as it's full.
 

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kangi26

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Well, pulled the trigger. Lets see if I break anything :)
I'll report back when it's done updating (Still no joy on the Samsung Members)
 

kangi26

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So it took about 5-10 min to update, and it DOES wipe. But looks good so far, setting up now. I suspect that without signing up for the Beta, it MAY not get updates. It's been a LONG time since I've run a beta and it's hard to remember
 

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So it took about 5-10 min to update, and it DOES wipe. But looks good so far, setting up now. I suspect that without signing up for the Beta, it MAY not get updates. It's been a LONG time since I've run a beta and it's hard to remember
Can you check if Google Pay is working?
 

DevVorteX

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That's correct you should be able to rename it update.zip and flash. Try cleaning members app cache and data And restart the app.
Is there any chance this'll wipe my device. I'm on the unlocked (U1) firmware, but on an ATT device on an ATT sim. I know there used to be something dumb where ATT somehow forced wipes for sideloaded updates. Since I flashed U1 via oden I shouldn't have to worry about that right?
 

LMMT

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Is there any chance this'll wipe my device. I'm on the unlocked (U1) firmware, but on an ATT device on an ATT sim. I know there used to be something dumb where ATT somehow forced wipes for sideloaded updates. Since I flashed U1 via oden I shouldn't have to worry about that right?
I have no idea why I quoted you, sorry.
 
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kangi26

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Is there any chance this'll wipe my device. I'm on the unlocked (U1) firmware, but on an ATT device on an ATT sim. I know there used to be something dumb where ATT somehow forced wipes for sideloaded updates. Since I flashed U1 via oden I shouldn't have to worry about that right?
If you use the Update.zip method, it will 100% wipe, I can't speak to updating via the Samsung Members
 

LMMT

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So it took about 5-10 min to update, and it DOES wipe. But looks good so far, setting up now. I suspect that without signing up for the Beta, it MAY not get updates. It's been a LONG time since I've run a beta and it's hard to remember
It's been so long since I've beta tested, I can't remember. Does it come with the Samsung Members Beta apk? What happens when you log in to it?
 

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    any update guys about beta 4? when can we get it?
    As soon as it's released in US I will try to capture and post now if it's released midnight I may be able to capture it in the morning so allow me that much benefit :)
    2
    Can someone upload offical firmware to gdrive or another service? Please 🙏 🙏

    Post #3
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    Where are the files?
    Also is this for the US version
    2
    The official firmware is up for grabs in Frija

    sm-n986u1 csc xaa
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    Is beta 4 available for download? I had to flash because I didn't get into the beta in time
    And since Android 12 has gone live for some of the carriers, I'd suspect there wont be a beta 4. My bet is it'll move to stable and get released very soon
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    Folks - Please do read carefully
    One UI 4 Beta is live for Note 20 Ultra in US (Unlocked devices)
    This Beta is for SM-N986U1 only

    Open up the Samsung members app it will show if there is an update available. Update the app.
    After update see the top banners as in my screenshot. Tap on that and sign up for Beta. In case you don't get the sign up banner, see below.

    Beta 1 - I was able to capture One UI4 Beta 1 OTA link
    Beta 2 - This enables esim on U1 (Unlocked) -
    One UI4 Beta 2 OTA link
    Beta 3 -
    One UI4 Beta 3 OTA link

    Google pay is not working on Beta 1, 2 and 3.

    Pre-requisite - To flash Beta 1 you need to be on firmware N986U1UES2DUJ7
    Beta 2 should only be flashed after you are on Beta 1
    Beta 3 should be flashed only when you are on Beta 2


    Just download by clicking the link rename it to update.zip and flash it either through recovery or by using ADB.


    If you don't want to download using OTA link, rename etc our good friend @kangi26 has uploaded the beta versions along with the instructions to flash here in the post 3 of his thread along with many other firmwares.

    Fair warning flashing through recovery or ADB may wipe your device.
    To avoid Wipe (ATT users on U1 firmware) do the following: (Thanks @DevVorteX
    1. Remove SIM
    2. open phone app, dial *#272*IMEI#
      1. Replace IMEI with your IMEI number which you can copy from settings
      2. This brings up service menu
        1. Select XAA
        2. Click Install
        3. Select "Sales&Network Code Change"
        4. Hit the "OK" button
      3. Your phone will restart
        1. When it came back up, I checked in software info and it was XAA/XAA/ATT,XAA (whatever that means)
      4. Reboot to recovery
      5. Sideload the beta via adb
        1. Let it do it's thing and reboot (keep sim out the whole time)
      6. When it boots up, you're good to go
      7. Put the SIM back in, and it'll prompt you to reboot
      8. That's it. No more wipes.

    Beta registrations are closed for now as it's full.
    4
    Just read the 4th beta is out! Can't wait for the download link!
    4
    Please do let us know how that goes even though it's very likely you will end up with wipe but there can always be surprises.
    @androidloveRs3104 any update from you ?
    It worked!!!

    Before I used adb to sideload beta3, I used that *#272*IMEI# menu thing to go to XAA/XAA/ATT. I rebooted to recovery and did the sideload and my phone just booted up without wiping.

    So the full steps:
    1. Remove SIM
    2. open phone app, dial *#272*IMEI#
      1. obviously replace IMEI with your IMEI
      2. This brings up the secret menu thing
        1. Select XAA
        2. Click Install
        3. Select "Sales&Network Code Change"
        4. Hit the "OK" button
      3. Your phone will restart
        1. When it came back up, I checked in software info and it was XAA/XAA/ATT,XAA (whatever that means)
      4. Reboot to recovery
      5. Sideload the beta via adb
        1. Let it do it's thing and reboot (keep sim out the whole time)
      6. When it boots up, you're good to go
      7. Put the SIM back in, and it'll prompt you to reboot
      8. That's it. No more wipes.
    Also in my defense, I never read those adb sideload instructions because I already "knew" how to do it from past experience. I'm just happy this was pretty simple to avoid a full wipe.

    Edit: Just so you know, I got so excited to test this, I almost forgot the whole XAA swap thing and was already installing the zip in recovery. I had to ctrl+c the dos window on my computer to stop it. Then it warned me that my system partition could be broken. I powered through and rebooted and luckily it hadn't actually done the update yet. So I'm glad I stopped it in time and was able to confirm that it does work.
    3
    I was able to download the .bin file, Will try to get a flash (or will wait until I get the beta sign up option)
    For those having trouble downloading it, just copy and paste the link into ADM

    @warriorvibhu thanks man! Much appreciated
    3
    So it took about 5-10 min to update, and it DOES wipe. But looks good so far, setting up now. I suspect that without signing up for the Beta, it MAY not get updates. It's been a LONG time since I've run a beta and it's hard to remember