ONE UI 6

Soon after Google released Android 14, Samsung showcased their new One UI 6 firmware based on Android 14 for the Galaxy smartphones. After a month of beta testing, today, the firm released One UI 6 third beta with tons of improvements and new features for the Galaxy S23 series. See what’s new with the update.

The second beta comes with build ZWI8 and adds new features and apps to the system. The key highlight of the update is the redesigned Video Player with new layout, features, and buttons. See all that’s new in the third beta of One UI 6.

The third beta is not a huge upgrade. However, it does come with tons of bug fixes and the latest September 2023 security patch. The OTA weighs over 1.2 GB in size.

In this article we have listed all the One UI 6 Beta 3 OTA download zips rght from the stable to beta 1 all the way to the latest. We will also list the stable full stock firmware as well as the OTA zip once available.

ONE UI 6 BETA 3 changelog

One UI 6 Beta 2 changelog

  • S/W Version – One UI 6.0, ZWI8
  • New features
  • Video Player
    • Enhanced layout: Video player controls are now easier than ever. Buttons with similar functions have been grouped together, and the Play button has been moved to the center of the screen.
    • Enhanced playback speed controls: Choose between several video playback speeds between 0.25x and 2.0x. Speed controls are now easier to access with dedicated buttons instead of a slider.
  • Bugs that have been fixed
    • Improved One UI home crash – Improved sometimes stop problem when switching home screen using app
    • Fixed Bixby call error in certain situations
    • Improved sometimes stop problem when pressing long on home screen
    • Improved the app termination problem when entering camera video mode
    • Improved the problem that Samsung Pay is not executed with swipe gesture – Automatic restart of device care (add manual setting menu for schedule restart)
    • Improved the shape of notification icon in text message
    • Fixed the notification bar color errors when running apps on DeX
    • Fixed the problem that the routine does not work in “When you receive a message” condition
  • Known issues
  • After updating One UI 6, the installation of Kids app is not possible (It will be possible in mid-September)
  • On boarding failure occurs when login is restarted after Samsung Pass initialization and Samsung account logout
  • Voice recognition error “answer the phone” while receiving phone call – Google Assistant error when swipe up in a specific situation
  • App updates
    • Some apps can be updated along with this software update.
    • Choose apps to update
  • Update information
    • One UI version: 6.0
    • Version: S918U1UEU1ZWI8 / S918U1OYM1ZWI8 / S918U1UEU1ZWI8
    • Size: 1293.21 MB
    • Security patch level: September 1, 2023

One UI 6 expands to more countries

The One UI 6 beta program has finally expanded to more countries in Europe. They will directly receive the new Beta 3 with build ZWI8. Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Utra users can download One UI 6 thrid beta in the United States, South Korea, Germany, India, and more. Here is how to register your device to download the OTA.

List of Samsung Galaxy devices to receive One UI 6 update

  • Galaxy S23, S23+, S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S9, S9 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S8, S8+, S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S7, S7+
  • Galaxy A54

How to download One UI 6 Beta?

In order to register for the One UI 6.0 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 S22 device is a must.

  • Download the latest Samsung members app update from Play Store. Or download a standalone APK.
  • 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 6 Beta OTA Update Zips

While the easiest way to get One UI 6.0 beta program is via Samsung Members app, there are more ways to get the OneUI 6OTA update unofficially.

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

Thanks to the Samsung community for capturing the OTA update zips.

Galaxy S23/S23+/S23 Ultra OTA update zip files

    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?

    How to install One UI 6 OTA update zip onto Samsung Galaxy devices?

    Note: Rename [file].bin to [file].zip and paste it into the adb folder. Then install using this tutorial via ADB.

    #1. ADB Method Installation: How to install OTA updates on any Android device?

    #2. SD-card method:

    1. Download the bin file and rename it to update.zip (by going to file options on your pc you can select to view the file extensions. This makes the renaming process much easier and safer, and avoids renaming the file to update.zip)
    2. Copy it to the root directory of your SDcard. Meaning, outside every folder.
    3. Power off your phone.
    4. Take a USB cable and connect it to any USB device like you PC, even AKG earphones could work.
    5. Then press Power+volume up buttons to get into recovery mode.
    6. Using your volume keys navigate to “update via sdcard” and press power button to select it.
    7. Again using volume keys navigate to the file “update.zip” and press power button to select it.
    8. Update will start.
    9. Complete installation will take some time.
    10. Phone will reboot by itself.

    #3. Locally with Alliance Shield (no PC needed):

    • Download the needed firmware and the Alliance Shield X app (PlayStore).
    • Open the Alliance Shield X App and complete setup (Account creation and Knox permissions)
    • Rename the downloaded Firmware-File to “Update.zip” (without Quotes) and move it to the root storage directory (/storage/emulated/0)
    • Open the “App Manager” inside the Alliance Shield.
    • Search for “Software Update” and select the option with the purple/white Icon.
    • Go to the activities and search for “com.idm.fotaagent.enabler.ui.admin.main.AdminMainActivity”
    • Select the Option and open it
    • Press on sideload and select the Update-File
    • Wait for the installation to complete…

    #3. Force download One UI 6 beta on a US carrier Samsung Galaxy variants

    This is for the carrier-locked Galaxy devices that want to get the One UI 5 beta OTA download notification. T-Mobile just released the One UI 5 update.

    1. Removed Sim
    2. Open dialer
    3. *#272 *imei#
    4. Select vzw (or tmb)
    5. Install “sales&network code change”
    6. Phone restarts and the latest Android 13 update will be downloaded and installed.
    7. After restart android 13 will be automatically downloaded.
    8. Put Sim back
    9. Profit

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