It’s been a long wait for the One UI 5.0 beta, but it’s finally over. Samsung launched the One UI 5.0 beta program in Germany today. The first build is already being rolled out for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Over the next few days, we’ll see the beta expand to more markets. Samsung will also release the beta firmware for more devices. You can expect recent flagships to be eligible for the beta that finally lets you take Android 13 for a spin. If you’re interested in trying it out, here’s what you need to do to join the Samsung One UI 5.0 beta program.
Sign up for the One UI 5.0 beta in the Samsung Members app
Only unlocked devices are eligible for the beta firmware. So make sure your Galaxy S22 device, or any device eligible for the beta, is unlocked. Some carrier-locked variants in the US may be eligible, you’ll find that information in the Samsung Members app.
The process to join the Samsung One UI 5.0 beta program is simple enough. You just need to launch the Samsung Members app. When the beta is live in your region, you’ll find a banner at the very top. It will mention that registrations for the One UI 5.0 beta program are now open. You can also check the app’s Notes section if the banner isn’t visible on the home screen.
Press the banner followed by the sign up button and that’s it. You’re in! Now you just need to download the first beta version manually. To do so, head over to the Settings app and navigate to Software updateand choose Download and install.
The beta firmware should be available for download within minutes of signing up for the program. Once it’s finished downloading and installing, your device will reboot and you’ll now be able to test Android 13 and One UI 5.0.
Be sure to sign up for the program as soon as possible when the beta goes live in your region. There have been cases in the past where the spots have filled up. Also, remember that it’s always a good idea to backup your phone before installing beta firmware. This will ensure that your data remains safe even if something goes wrong with the beta.
If you decide to go back to Android 12, you’ll need to do a hard reset on your device. This backup will come in handy in that case so you can continue business as usual even after downgrading from Android 13.
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