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One UI 4.0 Beta Program Released For Galaxy S21 | How To Download & Install Samsung’s Android 12 Update?

Samsung, in an official press release, unveiled all the details about the One UI 4.0 beta program. The Android 12 update for Samsung Galaxy S21 series should start hitting globally via Samsung Members app, in-built on every device, starting right now. The One UI 4.0 beta program initially kicked off on September 1, 2021, for Samsung employees and insiders. Today, on September 14, 2021, the first open beta kicks off for all Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra devices across several countries.

Complete Galaxy S21 Series One UI 4 Beta Changelog

Samsung One UI 4.0 Beta Program

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. just released One UI 4 Beta Program for Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones (Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra) featuring the most anticipated Android 12 operating system (OS). Countries, where the update can be downloaded, are as follows:

  • South Korea
  • United States (US)
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • China
  • India
  • Germany
  • Poland

According to Samsung, OneUI 4 introduces new and improved customization and privacy capabilities that give users control over many aspects of their mobile experience. While Samsung may not have implemented Material You design from Google’s Android 12 OS update, OneUI 4 does bring theme support.

one-ui-4-beta-widget-customization
one ui 4 beta widget customization

A plethora of theme choices allows you to customize your device’s appearance and functionality, including the ability to customize your home screen, icons, alerts, wallpapers, and much more. Furthermore, newly rebuilt and updated widgets allow for extensive customization — from visibility to look. You’ll also have easy access to a larger and more diversified selection of emojis in one location, allowing you to easily explore your selections and enjoy richer communication experiences.

One UI 4 also has improved privacy and security features, making it easier for consumers to understand how their data is being used, modify their settings, and provide a more personalized mobile experience. Indicators notify users when the app’s camera or microphone is being used, allowing them to quickly revoke permissions if they don’t wish to provide access.

one ui 4 beta privacy dashboard
one ui 4 beta privacy dashboard

One UI 4 additionally extends Android 12’s permission choices, enabling users to see their permissions history for the last seven days rather than simply the previous 24 hours. You can also see how much data your permissions and applications are using right now.

OneUI 4.0 beta also feature most of the Android 12 goodies and features like Privacy Dashboard, new camera and mic indicators in the status bar and quick settings, and much more. It also features a new charging effect.

Of course, One UI also brings updated stock Samsung apps like AOD, keyboard, camera, gallery, photos and video editor, AR emoji, clock, calendar, and much more.

How to download & install One UI 4 Beta on your Sasmung device?

In order to register for the One UI 4.0 beta program, the Samsung members app is a must. You will get a notice about the One UI beta program inside the Samsung Members app. Of course, this goes without saying, Galaxy S21 device is a must.

  • Download the latest Samsung members app update from Play Store. Or direct download link here.(sammobile)
  • Launch the app.
  • Head over to the notice section and you should see a new One UI Beta Program link.
  • Once you enroll into the beta program, head over to settings > system updates > download OTA updates.
how to apply for samsung's one ui 4.0 beta program
Samsung One UI 4 Beta Program Registration Process

Alternatively, you can directly go to the download links below and skip the Samsung Members part!

Download One UI 4.0 Beta OTA Update Zips

While the easiest way to get One UI 4.0 beta program is via Samsung Members app, there are more ways to get the OneUI 4 OTA update unofficially.

Like every year, we will be listing the OneUI OTA download links here alongside the direct enrollment links for your Galaxy devices here. Once you click the enrollment link, it should immediately get you into the beta program.

OTA update zip file

Galaxy S21 G991B
Beta 1: coming soon

Galaxy S21 Plus G996B
Beta 1: Coming soon

Galaxy S21 Ultra G998B
Beta 1: Click here to download

Note: Rename [file].bin to [file].zip and paste it into the adb folder. Then install using this tutorial via ADB. Installation: How to install OTA updates on any Android device?

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