What you need to know
- Android 10 beta with One UI 2.0 is now rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 in the U.S. for unlocked users.
- To sign up, it will require registering via the Samsung Members app.
- The update includes the latest December security patch for both models and comes in at a little under 2GB.
Samsung has been on a roll lately beta testing the latest version of Android and One UI 2.0. After successfully testing on its latest flagship phones the Galaxy S10 and Note 10, it is set to push out the stable version of Android 10 for the devices next month.
Thankfully, the previous models aren't far behind with the Galaxy S9 (opens in new tab) and Note 9 (opens in new tab) receiving the Android 10 beta back in November in South Korea and the UK. Testing must be going well, because now Samsung is ready to roll out Android 10 for unlocked users in the U.S. beginning today.
To sign up for the beta program, you'll need to first be using an unlocked variant of either the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Note 9, and then you'll need to register using the Samsung Members (opens in new tab) app. After registering, you'll be able to update your phone to the latest beta version of Android 10.
For the Galaxy S9 that will be firmware version G965U1UEU7ZSL3, and for the Note 9 it will be version N960U1UEU3ZSL2. Both of the updates include the latest December security patch and weigh in at a little under 2GB, so you might want to make sure you're on a good Wi-Fi connection before starting.
While U.S. users weren't the first to receive the beta update, we will at least benefit by having fewer bugs in our first build. That's because some issues, such as memory leaks, slow hotspot speeds, and random device reboots have already been addressed and fixed thanks to early global testing.
"For the Galaxy S9 that will be firmware version G965U1UEU7ZSL3" ...The "G965U1" prefix is usually for the S9+ While the S9 uses "G960U1". Has there been some change or is this a typo?
My S9+ is telling me that G965U1UEU7ZSL3 is available for download. So it appears to be a typo.
Downloading now for my unlocked Note 9
So far it's very nice. My S9+ experience has been SO much better than my S7E experience. Now with 10, I finally have dark mode in Gmail. The only issue I'm having is Caffeine no longer kept my screen on. I uninstalled it and am trying Screen On but am not fairing any better. I had to increase my screen time out instead.
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