Updated: One UI beta program has started for the Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F/FD), S8 Plus (SM-G955F/FD), and Note 8 (SM-N950F/FD) international variants. The OTA update features a new firmware build number N950FXXU5ZSA5 for the Note 8. Same goes for the S8 and S8 Plus with build G950FXXU4ZSA7 and G955FXXU4ZSA7 respectively. We have downloaded and installed the Android 9.0 Pie firmware on our Galaxy S8 and it is almost stable. So register for One UI beta program here.
Original: For the first time in the history of Samsung updates, the second flagship series phones are getting the latest One UI beta program. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and the Note 8 phones will get the official One UI beta based on Android 9.0 Pie very soon. The registration has started for some in the United States (Snapdragon variants). The official date isn’t known yet. So our best guess is that One UI beta will roll out as soon as January 2019; once the current flagships get updated via stable channel. So stay tuned as we will update the download links for Android 9 Pie here and also look for registration notice as well.
The Android 9 Pie beta program will start for both – the Snapdragon and Exynos variants. It will first roll out in United States, and later in European countries like Germany and Asian countries like India and Korea for phones with model numbers Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F/FD, SM-G950U), Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F/FD, SM-G955U), and Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/FD, SM-N950U).
Samsung’s newly launched One UI firmware is well liked and is focused on 3 key features apart from the redesigned user interface – (1) focus mainly on the task at hand (or of priority), (2) interact naturally, and (3) With One UI you can easily find and focus on the priority content with the de-cluttered screens shown across the firmware and parts of the stock apps. You can get relevant information with each tap.
The OTA update zip is already available for the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 devices. However, that’s the leaked alpha builds meant for the Snapdragon variants only. So signing up for the beta program will get you the same on the Exynos variants as well. Moreover, being tested thoroughly, for almost 4 beta updates, on the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and the Note 9, the One UI beta is close to stable. Now, the manufacturer wants to test it for most of it’s previous flagship and mid-range phones from last two years.
List of Samsung devices receiving Android 9.0 Pie One UI OTA update:
- Galaxy S9 (January 2019)
- Galaxy S9+ (January 2019)
- Galaxy Note 9 (February 2019)
- Galaxy S8 (March 2019)
- Galaxy S8+ (March 2019)
- Galaxy Note 8 (March 2019)
- Galaxy-A8 2018 (April 2019)
- Galaxy-A8+ 2018 (April 2019)
- Galaxy-A7 2018 (April 2019)
- Galaxy-A9 2018 (April 2019)
- Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 (April 2019)
- Galaxy-J4 (May 2019)
- Galaxy-J4+ (May 2019)
- Galaxy-J6 (May 2019)
- Galaxy-J6+ (May 2019)
- Galaxy-A8-Star (May 2019)
- Galaxy-J7 2017 (July 2019)
- Galaxy-J7-Duo (August 2019)
- Galaxy-Xcover4 (September 2019)
- Galaxy-J3 2017 (September 2019)
- Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 (September 2019)
- Galaxy Tab A 2017 (October 2019)
- Galaxy Tab Active 2 (October 2019)
- Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (October 2019)
In this tutorial we will show you how to sign up for Android Pie or Samsung’s One UI Beta program before anyone else. The procedure is simple, all you need to do is download the Samsung+ app or the Samsung Members app on your device and enroll for the beta program from notice section.
Samsung One UI beta registration for Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8
Registrations are now live in Europe and Asia with countries like India and Germany to be the first ones to receive it. The simplest way to get the Samsung’s One UI firmware update is to register via Samsung+ app in the United States or the Samsung Members app for the rest of the world.
Here is how to proceed:
Step 1: Make sure your device is connected to internet.
Step 2: Download and install the Samsung Members app from the Galaxy App store.
Note: For North American users use Samsung+ app
Step 3: Open the Samsung Members app or Samsung+ app. Sign in or register as a Samsung member.
Step 4: Look for the Samsung’s One UI Beta Program Registration in the Notices section.
Step 5: Sign up for Pie Beta and wait for approval.
Step 6: Once approved, you will receive an OTA notification.
Step 7: Download Samsung’s revolutionary One UI and update your phone.