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[OneUI 4.0 Beta] [Now Rolling Out!!] Galaxy S20/+/Ultra Beta Thread, Update.zip files.

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AhmedMomen

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Latest test firmware of the G988N from today : G988NKSU1FUI2
Since the latest public release is G988NKSU1EUH1 and so the E goes to F, this firmware is a OneUI 4 test.
This explains why the korean S20 serie has not yet received the september firmware.
Oh you're right!
This is interesting, I think this probably means the beta release is getting closer.
 
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Latest test firmware of the G988N from today : G988NKSU1FUI2
Since the latest public release is G988NKSU1EUH1 and so the E goes to F, this firmware is a OneUI 4 test.
This explains why the korean S20 serie has not yet received the september firmware.
I just recieved September patch yesterday on my Rogers 988W and it's DUH2 🤷🏻
Not sure what you're trying to say about OneUI 4.0 🤷🏻
Samsung is testing an internal beta build?
 

AhmedMomen

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S21 Series is now getting a much more stable Beta 2 with better animations and android 12 Material You themes.

Hope this means samsung can now work more on getting the beta out for S20/Note 20 Models.
 
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Yeah also the S21 Ultra is even getting october patch.

I can't help but notice, There hasn't been any leaks about samsung testing A12 for the S20 Series, which probably means we could be not less than 3 weeks away from a beta release which kinda sucks tbh.

I hope they surprise us and release it next week or the one after it, and maybe after all they have been testing it internally in secret for a while now and we don't know. We"ll see.
A couple of interesting updates on my S20 this morning...
Maybe prepping for beta?
 

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Rogers listing October security patch already... I only just updated to September a little while ago...
Also found some week old news tidbits. S20 could see beta release as soon as this week I suspect....
Internally, EUH1 to EUI3
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Actually, to add to my previous post... Looks like internally we have yet another newer build.... And THIS one is a Z build... And we all know Z is a beta firmware!
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AhmedMomen

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Actually, to add to my previous post... Looks like internally we have yet another newer build.... And THIS one is a Z build... And we all know Z is a beta firmware!
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Oh this is great news!! We could be getting a beta build anytime now..

Really looking forward to this beta, hopefully when it comes out, there's people who will be able to share update.zip files with us.
 
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AhmedMomen

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Its definitely getting closer to release, fingers crossed we see a beta build come out in the next two weeks.

Last year the Galaxy S10 got android 11 beta around mid November. So we should expect it to come out for the S20 series around the same time. I'm also hoping we see a stable release before the end of the year. Let's wait and see i guess.
 
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[EXYNOS ONLY] Samsung Galaxy S20 series OneUI 4.0 Android 12 Beta Thread

[Beta Program has not started yet]

Samsung has started the beta program for the S21 Series in Korea and Germany and will be rolling out to other countries later, however the beta program for the S20 series is yet to start/even get announced. It is expected to start in the coming weeks.

-This thread will be for sharing tips and help and update.zip/.bin files (when/if available) for the upcoming OneUI 4.0 Android 12 Beta for the Galaxy S20 series (Exynos/International/Unlocked) version.

Eligible models
-Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)
-Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
-Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F)
-Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986B)
-Galaxy S20 Ultra LTE/5G (SM-G988B)


Installation Methods:

ADB-method:

1. Download SDK platform tools https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools
2. Extract the file in your desktop.
3. Inside the extracted folder put the update.zip file
4. Inside this folder, holding left shift, right click the mouse and select "open command prompt here". The command prompt will open.
5. Shutdown your phone and connect it to the pc
6. Holding power+volume up buttons, enter into recovery mode.
7. Select "update via ADB". (scroll down using the volume buttons and select using the power button).
8. Connect the phone to a PC using an original samsung USB cable.
9. In the command prompt run the following command:
./adb devices
10. Wait to see that the daemon has started and that your device is found.
11. If you device is found, run the following command:
./adb sideload update.zip


SD-card method:

1. Download the bin file and rename it to update.zip (by going to file options on your pc you can select to view the file extensions. This makes the renaming process much easier and safer, and avoids renaming the file to update.zip.zip)
2. Copy it to the root directory of your SDcard.
3. Shut down your phone.
4. Connect any USB device to your device, AKG earphones could work, then press Power+volume up buttons to get into recovery mode.
5. Using your volume keys navigate to "update via sdcard" and press power button to select it.
6. Again using volume keys navigate to the file "update.zip" and press power button to select it.
7. Update will start. Leave it till it completes installing. It will take some time.
8. Phone will reboot by itself and load android.

The update process will start. You will see a percentage counting. First it will verify, then patch etc. Do not move the cable, disconnect the phone or power off the PC.
Once the process is completed (it takes some time) the phone will boot itself, update the apps and log into your home screen.


There are two methods that you can use to get into recovery mode

Method 1
:
1. Connect your phone to your PC (Make sure USB debugging is on).
2. Using ADB, enter the command ./adb reboot recovery
3. Wait a little and you should be in recovery mode.

Method 2:
1. Power off your device
2. Connect your device to a PC or use the AKG earphones.
3. Hold down Power+VolumeUp buttons and keep pressing them until you enter recovery mode.

How to capture the update.bin file to share with other people:
1. Download HTTP canary app from playstore
2. Open HTTP Canary app
3. Leave the app and go to the settings and Start the software update in settings by pressing "download" and don't pause it
4. Go back to canary app and start it by pressing the little circle at the bottom right, and it will grab the link for you
5. Copy the link and post it here if you wish.

This will not trip knox if done by the methods above

Don't install a beta unless you are fully aware what you are going into.

Don't install the beta if you want your phone to be stable, IT'S a BETA.

It's recommended to make a backup of your data before updating to the Android 12 Beta.

Important Notes:
-Rename the .bin file to update.zip in order to be able to flash it from recovery.

-A common mistake done by some people is that they see the file named update while its a WinRAR.zip file already, then they add another .zip making the name of the file update.zip.zip which will not be flashed successfully, So make sure you do it right.

-Updating to the beta is AT YOUR RISK, No one is responsible if anything goes wrong.

You will not receive OTAs again UNTIL you are on a firmware that gets released later for your original CSC, thats most likely not happening before the BETA is over.

Small note:

My Galaxy S20 Ultra isn't from a country that has a beta program, I manually changed the CSC to DBT, that makes me receive DBT OTA Updates but participating in the beta in the past years, needed a sim card from the country of your CSC, Meaning i need a german SIM to be able to participate, so sadly i will not be able to pull the update.zip file unfortunately, But i will try my BEST to keep the thread updated with the latest beta update.zip file (If/when someone pulls it)


Thanks for the Beta Pack!
But, if you install the update.zip, you can also undo it if one personally does not like it?

And it does not trigger the Knox in the Samsung ?
 

AhmedMomen

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Thanks for the Beta Pack!
But, if you install the update.zip, you can also undo it if one personally does not like it?

And it does not trigger the Knox in the Samsung ?
If you don't like it after installing you would have to install the Android 11 firmware you were on before the beta and flash it with odin (if im not mistaken i think this does a full wipe to the device, so make sure you backup everything if you do this)

But going android 11 -> android 12 beta requires no wipe

And yeah it doesn't trigger knox since it is a software made by samsung
Let's hope the first beta comes out soon
 

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