How to install One UI 5.0 Beta 4 on Samsung Galaxy S22 (also Plus and Ultra)

How to install One UI 5.0 Beta 4 on Samsung Galaxy S22 (also Plus and Ultra)

A few days ago, Samsung announced the availability in Beta of the next version of its smartphone software. The One UI 5.0 interface based on Android 13 is currently only officially available for a handful of devices including the new flagships of the Galaxy S22 series but, if you are interested in trying the news in advance and you are an adventurous user, install updating is not complicated at all. Here's how to do it! - th_mobilelabs_d_mh2_1 slot id: th_mobilelabs_d_mh2 "); }
The biggest block present is the lack of validation of the Google security system known as Safety Net. The smartphone consequently cannot be set up for contactless payments via Google Wallet or Samsung Wallet, also some banking apps may not work, streaming services they could only send a low resolution video stream and some games (such as Pokémon Go) could refuse to start by identifying the smartphone with “non-original” and therefore unsafe firmware.

Install One UI 5.0 with official method

One UI 5.0 is not yet available in our country, at least at the date of this writing. If you read this article a few weeks later, however, you might want to try the following procedure and see if it works. The beta, for the moment, is only available in Germany, India and the United Kingdom but will soon arrive in China, South Korea, Poland and the United States.

Pros: Cons: The update is managed by Samsung like any normal OTA You can participate in the official discussion on the Samsung Members community You will receive the various Beta updates from the Settings Access is limited to certain countries

How to install One UI 5.0 manually?

If the official Beta version has not yet arrived in our country at the time of writing this article, don't despair! In fact, there are two alternative methods that will allow you to install the new update on your smartphone quite quickly and quickly, the first without even approaching the PC but following the procedure described here by the device itself!

1 Download the update file

First you need to check that you have a compatible Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus or Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra model in your hands, i.e. with their respective model numbers SM-G901B, SM-G906B or SM-G908B and equipped with Exynos chip. There is also a procedure for Snapdragon models but we will not deal with them in this guide as they are not officially sold in Italy.

Download the file containing the desired firmware from the links below

Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-G901B): From stable (AVG6) to Beta 1 (ZVH4) From stable (AVG6) to Beta 2 (ZVHK) From Beta 1 (ZVH4) to Beta 2 (ZVHK) Beta 2 (ZVHK) to Beta 3 (ZVI9) Beta 3 (ZVI9) to Beta 4 (ZVJ2) Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus (SM-G906B): Stable (AVG6) to Beta 1 (ZVH4) | Not yet available Stable (AVG6) to Beta 2 (ZVHK) Beta 1 (ZVH4) to Beta 2 (ZVHK) | Not yet available Beta 2 (ZVHK) to Beta 3 (ZVI9) Beta 3 (ZVI9) to Beta 4 (ZVJ2) | Not yet available Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-G908B): Stable (AVG6) to Beta 1 (ZVH4) Stable (AVG6) to Beta 2 (ZVHK) | Not available Beta 1 (ZVH4) to Beta 2 (ZVHK) Beta 2 (ZVHK) to Beta 3 (ZVI9) Beta 3 (ZVI9) to Beta 4 (ZVJ2)

2a. Installation via Alliance Shield X

Download the Alliance Shield X application from the Google Play Store and register for the service. Once you have created an account, use it to log in and complete the initial setup of the app. You will be asked for authorization for smartphone administration and access to Samsung Knox, accept both. Don't worry, we will only need to start the update process, then you can safely remove all permissions and uninstall this app from your Galaxy.

Now rename the downloaded firmware to "" (thus also modifying file extension from .bin to .zip please) and move the file to the main folder of the internal memory "/ storage / emulated / 0". You can do this step directly from the Archive application of your smartphone, either using a PC if you feel more secure.

Open Alliance Shield X again and choose the App Manager item. Search using the text field above "Software Update" and select the result with the purple / white icon.

Go to the Activities menu and search for "com.idm.fotaagent.enabler.ui.admin.main .AdminMainActivity “. Touch the activity to open a drop-down menu, from there select Open.

A menu dedicated to updating the smartphone will open. Choose the Sideload entry and if you have followed the procedure correctly it should show you the file prepared previously. Select it to start the update process.

Your smartphone will restart and the actual update process will take some time, don't worry if it seems to you that the progress percentage has stopped. It is very important not to restart the smartphone during the update to avoid making it unusable. At the end of the installation your Galaxy S22 will reboot and you will be able to enjoy the first Beta of One UI 5.0 and Android 13.

Warning: At the time of updating this article, the Knox license of Alliance Shield X is expired and therefore this method cannot be used for installation. It is possible to use the manual method from PC via ADB that we report below.

2b. Installation via ADB

First you need to check that you have installed all the drivers of your device, usually installed automatically by Windows when the smartphone is first connected to the PC, and that you have a working ADB executable available. For the installation of ADB we refer you to a dedicated guide created on the XDA Developers forum.

Now rename the downloaded firmware to “” (thus also changing the file extension from .bin to. zip please) and move the file to the folder where the ADB file is located, generally "C: \ Android \ platform-tools".

On your smartphone, go to Settings> About phone> Software information and touch repeatedly the Build Version item until the Android Developer Settings are activated.

Again on the main Settings page now choose the Developer Settings item at the bottom of the list. Scroll down the menu until you find USB Debugging and activate the check, confirming the choice.

Now, on the PC, go to the ADB folder (the same where you copied the file) and click with the button right in an empty space and then choose the Open in terminal item.

In the terminal that opens, type “./adb devices” (sometimes even “adb devices” only works if the PC has been properly prepared) and press Enter. On the smartphone you will be asked whether to allow the use of USB Debugging from the PC to which it is connected. Confirm by adding the checkbox "Always allow from this PC" if it is your personal PC.

Checked that the smartphone is recognized by ADB and appears as "Authorized" in the list of connected devices, it is time to start the real installation. In the terminal type "./adb reboot recovery" (as before, in some cases just "adb reboot recovery") and press Enter to restart the smartphone in recovery mode.

Once in the Recovery by Samsung, from the smartphone use the volume keys to select the item “Apply update from ADB” and confirm with the power button.

Again from the PC, in the Terminal type “./adb sideload update. zip ”or alternatively“ adb sideload ”and then press Enter. The update installation process will begin and will take some time.

Warning: Do not close the terminal window. Do not disconnect the smartphone from the PC. Do not restart the smartphone. Serious damage could render your smartphone inoperable, you are warned. At the end of the procedure the device will restart automatically.

The two procedures described above (2a / 2b) also apply to the installation of subsequent Beta updates.

Pros: Cons: You don't need to reside in the countries where the Beta program You will not be able to participate in the official discussion on the Samsung Members community You will not receive the various Beta updates from the Settings but they will have to be installed manually

Is it possible to exit the Beta and return to Android 12 / One UI 4.1?

downgrade is always possible, in case you find the beta unstable or if you change your mind.

If you have used the official installation method, from Samsung Members in Settings you need to select the One UI Beta Program and from the screen that opens choose the appropriate option to exit the beta program. Afterwards, just connect the smartphone to the computer and use the Smart Switch to perform the actual downgrade.

If you have used the manual method, by connecting the smartphone to the Smart Switch it will be possible to restore the original software .

Thanks to the XDA Developers forum users for the links to the installation packages.

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