Samsung successfully concluded the One UI 3.0 beta program for the Galaxy S20 and the Note 20 series. While most of the regions on the Exynos processors (international variant) have already receiveid the most anicipated Android 11 OTA, Snapdragon variants in the US have just now started receiving their first stable OTA update based on One UI 3.0 firmware. Just yesterday, we reported about the US Unlocked Galaxy S20 series getting the Android 11 update. Today, Samsung rolled out stable One UI 3.0 for Galaxy Note 20 5G and the Note 20 Ultra 5G in the United States.
Users of Galaxy Note 20 and S20 Ultra 5G in the US are now reporting stable One UI 3.0 OTA update for their US Unlocked variants. This includes devices from carriers like T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T. It features build number N986U1UEU1CTL4 for the Note 20 (SM-N986U1) and N986U1UEU1CTL4 for the Note 20 Ultra (SM-N986U1).
The latest OTA brings all the Android 11 goodies such as powerful device control options, easier ways to manage conversations. Most importantly, Android added advanced privacy and location opt-in features. It also includes improved device & media controls, options to manage your conversations in one place, built-in screen recording, etc.
Moreover, you also get Samsung’s latest software features from One UI 3.0 firmware including major visual design improvements and improved performance. Some of the notable features include Wireless Dex, cross-device calling and texting feature. With this feature, you can receive calls & texts from other devices like your Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. Check out all the features and changelog for One UI 3.0 here.
How to Download One UI 3.0 firmware update for Snapdragon Galaxy Note 20/Ultra? US Locked/Unlocked
The easiest way to update your Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series to Android 11 is by visiting settings > system update > download updates manually. You can also download the full stock One UI 3.0 firmware updates using SamFirm tool or the Firja Tool and install via Odin Flashtool. See how to download Android 11 for S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra in USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. See instructions below as well.
While you can still download the latest OneUI 3.0 OTA update by going to Settings > System Updates > and download OTA updates manually, you can also get the full stock firmware and manually install via Odin Flash Tool. This is useful if you aren’t getting any OTA updates because your network carrier disabled it.
You can use the SamFirm (Samsung Firmware Downloader) tool and the newly added Frija (also a Samsung Software Downloader) in order to download the full stock firmware directly from Samsung Severs. It will let you download the latest stock firmware in a
.TAR file extension for any Samsung Galaxy device. Go through the following steps.
- First, download and extract the latest SamFirm tool or the Frija Samsung Firmware Downloader. Here, we used Frija.
- Go to About Phone under Settings on your Note 20/S20 device and note down the model number like (SM-N98xU/U1). U is for locked and U1 is for unlocked. See screenshot below.
- Find the CSC code for your Galaxy S20/Note 20 phones from here. Also known as a region or product code. In this case, we are using TMB for T-Mobile Android 11, VZW for Verizon, SPR for Sprint, ATT for AT&T.
- Input the model number and region code.
- Select or check the Auto box.
- Also, check decrypt automatically box if you are using SamFirm Tool.
- Hit check updates option.
- Once the details are shown, hit the download button.
Installation instructions: How to update Samsung Galaxy to Android 11 with One UI 3 firmware via Odin FlashTool?