Samsung’s One UI 3.0 beta program just recently concluded for its flagship Galaxy S20 series. The South Korean Electronics giant has started rolling out stable Android 11 firmware updates for its international Exynos Galaxy s20, S20+, and the S20 Ultra (in select regions). However, that’s not the case with the Snapdragon variants in the United States. Due to carrier restrictions, the Galaxy S20 series in the US needs approval from the carriers like T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and more.
As we reported earlier, Verizon became the first network carrier to successfully rollout One UI 3.0 firmware update. T-Mobile follows by rolling out Android 11 for the entire Snapdragon Galaxy S20 lineup as well. Thanks to user u/A-damn1988 for reporting it for his/her’s S20 Ultra (SM-G988U) TMB variant. The update will soon roll out to other carriers variants including Sprint, AT&T, Galaxy S20 (SM-G981U), Galaxy S20+ (SM-G986U), and even the unlocked variants Galaxy S20 (SM-G981U1), Galaxy S20+ (SM-G986U1), and Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988U1).
One UI 3.0 firmware features Android 11 and all of its goodies including powerful device controls and easier ways to manage conversations and your privacy. Some of the new features include improved device & media controls, manage your conversations in one place, built-in screen recording, more privacy controls.
On top of that, it also brings One UI 3.0 exclusive features including the visual redesign, improved performance, and updated stock Samsung apps. Some of the notable features include Wireless Dex, cross-device calling, and texting feature. With the latter, you can receive calls & texts from other devices such as your Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. Check out all the features and changelog for One UI 3.0 here.
The easiest way is to download Android 11 for Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra is via settings > system update > download updates manually. We will list the OTA downloads and how to update tutorial once the complete One UI 3.0 firmware updates are available using SamFirm tool or the Firja Tool and install via Odin Flashtool.
Meanwhile, the Unlocked US variants of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ got its first OneUI beta program yesterday. Soon a stable Android 11 update will roll out for the global variants in the EU and Asia.