The Exynos (global) variants of the Note 9 have started receiving the stable Android 10 update. Besides, the S10 series and Note 10 series are already running the Android 10 stable firmware for both – the Exynos variants globally and the Snapdragon variants in the USA. Soon the global S9 and S9 Plus will receive the same and the Beta 4 may very well be the last one. However, the Snapdragon variants need further testing. So if you are in the United States and have a carrier unlocked Galaxy S9/S9+ or Note 9 device, then you will get a new Beta 3 OTA update. All you need to do is register for the One UI 2 beta program on your device via Samsung Members app.
Yes, the Snapdragon Galaxy S9/S9+ and Note 9 devices are now receiving the third One UI 2.0 beta update in the USA. This is for the Unlocked variants only. The carrier variants may directly receive the stable build due to carrier restrictions. The new Android 10 beta 3 features new build numbers G965U1UEU7ZTA1 for the Galaxy S9+ (SM-G965U1), G960U1UEU7ZTA1 for the Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U1), and N960U1UEU3ZSLF for the unlocked Note 9 (SM-N960U1).
Moreover, the update comes in a small package of ~227 MB in size. It brings the latest January 2020 security patch level. The highlight of the update is the new camera app. It fixed the front camera HDR capture failure after Stride Alignment Changes. Plus, some users have also reported that the DeX for PC now works on the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 on Android 10.
The carrier locked variants like T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon may directly receive the stable Android 10 update. Or you could simply convert your locked variant to unlocked one and get the OTA yourself. So any unlocked variants from any of the carriers can update their S9 and Note 9 to Android 10 beta.
What’s new with Android 10 beta 3 for Snapdragon S9 ZTA1 and Note 9 ZSLF:
- Fixed the front camera HDR capture failure after Stride Alignment Changes.
Updated: For the Note 9, the build is still ZSLF with January 2020 security patch level. It comes with the same changelog though. Here is a screenshot:
Download OneUI 2.0 beta 3 for Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9
Updated: The beta 3 OTA download link for the Snapdragon Galaxy S9 Plus is now finally available. Credits: Cody Lopez in the comments.
As the update is fresh out of the oven, OTA download links for the latest Android 10 beta 3 for the Snapdragon Galaxy S9 and S9+ and Note 9 will be available soon. So stay tuned! Plus, Samsung Members already has the Android 10 (One UI 2.0) beta 3 registration open for the Snapdragon S9 and Note 9 variants in the Unites States (USA). See how to sign up here.
- First install – Download Android 10 Beta 2 for Snapdragon Galaxy S9 and Note 9
Beta 3 Downloads:
- Snapdragon Galaxy S9 One UI 2.0 beta 3 | Download G960U1UEU7ZSL9 to ZTA1
- Snapdragon Galaxy S9+ One UI 2.0 beta 3 | Download G965U1UEU7ZSL9 to ZTA1
- Snapdragon Note 9 One UI 2.0 beta 3 | Download N960U1UEU3ZSL7 to ZSLF
Mirror download links:
- One Drive downloads mirror for S9 series and Note 9 (thanks to Chamseddine Hammouda)
Note: For the beta 3, your device needs to be on the beta 2 first. Use the SD card method to install OTA on Snapdragon variants. Also, stay tuned for the regular S9 and Note 9 OTA capture.
The easiest way to update Galaxy device to Android 10 is using the Samsung Members app. However, for the users not selected for the beta program can download the OTA update zip and manually sideload it via stock recovery or ADB sideload method.
We already have the Android 10 beta 4 OTA update for the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Download it from our previous tutorial – How to update Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ to Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta [OTA downloads].
Alternatively, here is a tutorial specific to Snapdragon variants Download Android 10 Beta 6 for Unlocked Snapdragon Galaxy S10+ variants in USA [One UI 2.0].
You may also need to know how to restore Samsung Galaxy devices back to stock Android 9 Pie. Thanks to u/1990sevan and u/SpyderKnightz for the screenshots.