Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8 are now receiving official One UI beta 2 after a long time with new build ZSBB. This is for the Snapdragon variants available in the United States. The Exynos variants of the same devices are either on One UI beta 4 or the stable Android 9 Pie. The updates for the unlocked variants in the USA needs to be certified by most of the major carriers. Hence, the delay. The carrier variants of S8 and Note 8 (with Snapdragon processors) will soon get the official One UI OTA rollout based on Android 9 Pie.
The OTA is currently live across the United States and weighs around 164 MB in size. It features the latest February 2019 security patch; which is claimed to be a significant improvement from the first beta. One UI Beta 2 update (ZSBB) also comes with many bug fixes including the camera error, battery drain improvements, system stability, and most importantly Mobile Data cannot be used as APN is now restored in the Android P update.
The beta 2 features new firmware build numbers G955U1UEU5ZSBB and G955U1UEU5ZSBB for Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U1) and S9 Plus (SM-G955U1) respectively. The same goes for the Unlocked Note 8 (SM-N955U1) with build number N955U1UEU5ZSBB.
Bug fixes and what’s new with the ZSBB OTA update:
- Camera Error
- Mobile data cannot be used as APN is not restored during P OS update
- Network initialization while roaming overseas
- TV screen cannot be imported with Smart View
- Battery drain improvement –
- Performance and stability fixes
If you have already registered for the One UI beta, then you can simply go to Settings > System Updates > and Download OTA updates manually. The update already available for the stable channel as well.
Alternatively, you can also download the OTA update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (Beta 1) as well as that for the Note 8 using this tutorial. We will also update the update zip files here. So stay tuned.