Samsung successfully concluded the One UI 5 beta program for the flagships Galaxy Fold 4 and the Flip 4 devices. The smartphone maker also released a full stable Android 13 update rollout plan, wherein the latest foldable smartphones are scheduled for November 2022.
The update has finally arrived with November 2022 security patch level. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 can now download stable One UI 5.0 firmware update starting today in the United States.
The stable version of Android 13 is reportedly live in the United States from various carriers including T-Mobile for unlocked and locked variants alike. It will soon roll out to European and Asian countries in the upcoming days for Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Finland, Spain, India, etc.
Both devices feature firmware build number BVK3 and weigh just 305 MB in size from the final beta program. The full firmware build is F936U1UEU1BVK3 for the Z Fold 4 US Unlocked variant. You can download the OTA by visiting Settings > System Updates > Download OTA updates.
Users on the final One UI beta update are the first to receive the OTA. Others will receive it as soon as tomorrow.0
One UI 5 Features
Samsung’s One UI 5 stable version brings a major visual overhaul. The firmware also features Android 13’s new Material You design with a dynamic wallpaper theme engine.
One UI 5 offers a fresh new look making the user experience more welcoming and seamless. Samsung brings a more engaging mobile experience with bolder, simpler app icons to a streamlined color scheme.
Samsung also refined the notifications in One UI 5 to be more intuitive, making them effortless to read at a glance as well as offering more defined answer and decline buttons when receiving a call through the redesigned pop-up call display.
One UI 5 also brings new animations, Bixby Text Call, options to curate a customized look and feel for your device, new Smart suggestions, easily extract text from images and paste it into a note, and much more. A new Connected devices menu is included where you can access all features such as Quick Share, Smart View and Samsung DeX.
Explore all features of One UI 5 from Samsung’s blog post here.
The stable version is just 304 MB in size for those on the final beta program and 2GB incremental OTA for those on stable One UI 4.1.1. The full stock firmware is about 8 GB in size.
Download One UI 5 full stock firmware directly from Samsung Servers
Here, we will show you how to download and install the latest One UI 5.0 firmware update on your Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 devices with build BVK3.
The easiest way to download One UI 5 for Galaxy Fold is by visiting settings > system update > download updates manually. You can also download the full stock One UI 5.0 firmware updates using SamFirm tool or the Firja Tool and install via Odin Flashtool.
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 Servers.
- First, download and extract the latest SamFirm tool or the Frija Samsung Firmware Downloader. [Direct Frija download link]
- Go to About Phone under Settings on your Foldable device and note the model number (SM-F936U1) for Galaxy Fold4. Refer to the table below.
- Find the CSC code for your Galaxy Fold phone from here. Also known as a region or product code. In this case, we are using TMB for T-mobile and Android 13.
- Input the model number and region code.
- Select or check the Auto box.
- Also, check decrypt automatically box.
- Hit check updates option.
- Once the details are shown, hit the download button.
Here is a list of Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 series model numbers:
Galaxy Z Fold 4 series
Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936U)
Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936N)
Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B)
Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936U1)
Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936W)
Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SC-55C)
Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SCG16)
Galaxy Z Flip 4 Series
Galaxy Z Flip 4 (SM-F721U1)
Galaxy Z Flip 4 (SM-F721W)
Galaxy Z Flip 4 (SM-F721U)
Galaxy Z Flip 4 (SM-F721N)
Galaxy Z Flip 4 (SM-F721B)
Galaxy Z Flip 4 (SCG17)
Galaxy Z Flip 4 (SC-54C)