How To Guide OTA and Non-OTA Firmware for S22 Ultra SM-S908U and S22 Ultra SM-S908U1 Versions

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Abaddon

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You can Odin back to that previous needed build, then flash update via adb. But it will wipe device. Which honestly IMO is better to start fresh. (Until 5 hours later of putting everything back on my phone, signing into all of my stuff and adding my photos, videos and files back)
 
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You can Odin back to that previous needed build, then flash update via adb. But it will wipe device. Which honestly IMO is better to start fresh. (Until 5 hours later of putting everything back on my phone, signing into all of my stuff and adding my photos, videos and files back)
Hi can i ask some favor tutorial of flashing the beta via ADB? Thanks
 

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Not going to lie....I was worried for a minute lol.

If anyone gets a setup connection stuck part.

I used cord it came with. USB-C both ends

0) Plug USB into PC only
1) Boot into download mode, but do not press volume up.
2) Plug USB into phone
3) Load Odin as Admin then load all files
4) Press Volume up on phone to enter download mode screen 2
5) Press Start in Odin
I was sitting here for an hour trying a bunch of different things but then I searched in this thread and found your comment. This fixed the issue, I appreciate the steps!
 

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So no new beta releases yet? How's everyone holding up so far. If I remember from last time after about a week, some of the betas would get a little wonky. But there were releases pretty frequently to off set it. It's been a week so far...
 

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So no new beta releases yet? How's everyone holding up so far. If I remember from last time after about a week, some of the betas would get a little wonky. But there were releases pretty frequently to off set it. It's been a week so far...
No updates as of right now.
Honestly it's really solid for me, I can't say I've seen any issues. My battery life is about the same maybe a tiny bit better than before but nothing huge
 

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    See Post #2 and #3 for the Links to the Firmware

    All of the firmware posted here can be flashed on any U or U1 Device. Each of the firmware's are NOT carrier dependent and only has carrier labels listed in order to have an idea if you might get OTA when you flash it.

    The firmware packages house each of the carrier's information, features, bloat, splash screens etc. (That's why they roll in at over 7Gb). When you flash a firmware the installation package reads your SIM, determines what carrier you're using and then installs the "package" that's designed for your carrier​


    S908USQU1AVA7 (Totally fake Firmware. I just made it up for example purposes)
    S=Galaxy S
    908U or F etc, the model of device
    SQ, FX etc = CPU and model specific
    U,S,E = Update, Security, Engineering, respectively
    1,2,3,4,5 etc = bootloader revision (This is important! You cannot go to a previous revision)
    A, B, C etc = Android version
    U, V = Year (U=2021, V=2022 etc)
    A,B,C etc = month (January A - December L)
    1 - 9 and then A - Z =build compilation. This basically means how many builds there are in a month. They start at 1 and go to Z
    So S908USQU1DVAM would be
    S908-U-SQ-U-1-A-V-A-7
    S908U (S22 Ultra Carrier version), SQ (Snapdragon), U (Update), 1 (Bootloader version), A (Build 12), V (2022), A (January), 7 (7th build)

    BL- Boot Loader
    AP - Application Processor (also termed PDA), this is the system partitions, recovery etc,
    CP - This is the Modem
    CSC - Consumer Software Customization. This is all of the stuff that contains the different carrier features, wi-fi calling, APN stuff like that. You'll notice that this file is getting as big(If not bigger) than the AP file with the system information.
    HOME_CSC - This is still the "Same" as the CSC, except it retains the CSC information that is flashed on the device. It wont wipe your device like the normal CSC will. This is part of the package in the OTA that doesn't wipe your phone
    USERDATA - Carrier files, this "Brands" the device to your carrier

    How to enter Download Mode:

    Turn off the device.​
    Connect USB cable to your PC (Leave it disconnected from the phone)​
    Press and hold down the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons. While they are still pressed, plug in the USB cable into your phone.​
    The phone will go into download mode press volume up. In Odin you will see that phone is added.​

    A decent writeup on how to use Odin:

    ***You MUST use one of the Patched versions of Odin in post #2 or #3 when flashing***


    Dirty Flash:

    I would only do this if you are having to manually update to the newer firmware and would not do it if you are coming/going to U/U1 or from beta firmware or if you are on an old firmware. I'd also highly recommend doing a back up prior to the doing this​
    Load these into Odin​
    BL​
    AP​
    CP​
    HOME_CSC​

    Do NOT flash CSC or USERDATA (If it's in the download package), either of these WILL wipe your device.​
    This is a "dirty flash" and these can sometimes cause issues. Keep in mind if things start going sideways and stuff starts not working right, your first step to a solution will be to wipe the device.​
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    S908U1 - Unlocked Versions

    Bootloader 2 - If you are on a Bootloader 2 firmware you can NOT go back to a Bootloader 1 firmware, there is NO workaround. See Post 1 to determine which bootloader you're on
    13/OneUI 5.0 BETA -​
    BETA1 S908U1UEU2ZVH4 (AFH) and a MIRROR (Faster) Thanks @lexcyn
    You MUST be on S908U1UEU2AVF7 in order to update to this beta.​
    This is BL 2 so you can go back to stock, but if you do it's HIGHLY recommended to not dirty flash (It might not let you so be prepared to wipe)​
    BETA1>BETA2 - S908U1UEU2ZVHK Thanks for the file @Venom0642
    You MUST be on S908U1UEU2ZVH4 in order to update to Beta 2 (ZVHK)​
    Bootloader 1
    S908U1UEU1AVA6 - Thanks to 66880]@southern87 for the MIRROR
    Odin3_v3.13.3b Patched: HERE
    Odin3_v3.14.4 Patched: HERE
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    S908U - Carrier Versions
    Bootloader 2 - If you are on a Bootloader 2 firmware you can NOT go back to a Bootloader 1 firmware, there is NO workaround. See Post 1 to determine which bootloader you're on
    S908USQU2AVE4 - ATT/CHA/CCT/TMB/VZW thanks to @Venom0642 for the link​
    S908USQS2AVDC - ATT/TMB thanks for the link @hyelton
    Bootloader 1
    S908USQU1AVCJ - ATT/CCT/CHA/VZW​
    S908USQU1AVC8 - ATT/CCT/CHA/TMB/VZW​
    S908USQU1AVA6 - ATT/CCT/CHA/TMB/USC/VZW - Thanks to @hyelton for the Mirror
    Odin3_v3.13.3b Patched: HERE
    Odin3_v3.14.4 Patched: HERE
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    I sense trolling lol. All needed info has been posted on this thread except new releases. People get too emotional over technicalities. Recommended thread lock except new releases.
    I would never support locking the thread, it's how everyone learns and has some fun too