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How to join Samsung One UI 5.0 beta program to test Android 13


Last updated: August 5th, 2022 at 13:07 UTC+02:00

It’s been a long wait for the One UI 5.0 beta but that’s finally ending. Samsung launched the One UI 5.0 beta program in Germany today. The first build is already rolling out for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Over the next few days, we’ll see the beta being expanded to more markets. Samsung will also release the beta firmware for more devices. You can expect recent flagships to be eligible for the beta that finally lets you take Android 13 for a spin. If you’re interested in trying it out, here’s what you need to do to join the Samsung One UI 5.0 beta program.

Register for the One UI 5.0 beta in the Samsung Members app

Only unlocked devices are eligible for the beta firmware. So do ensure that your Galaxy S22 device, or any other device eligible for the beta, is unlocked. Some carrier-locked variants in the United States may be eligible, you’ll get that information in the Samsung Members app.

The process to join the Samsung One UI 5.0 beta program is simple enough. You just need to fire up the Samsung Members app. Once the beta is live in your region, you’ll find a banner at the very top. It will mention that registrations for the One UI 5.0 beta program are now open. You can also check the app’s Notices section if the banner isn’t visible on the home screen.

Tap on the banner followed by the enroll button and that’s it. You’re in! Now you just need to manually download the first beta build. To do that, head over to the Settings app and navigate to Software update, and select Download and install.

The beta firmware should be available for download within a few minutes of you enrolling in the program. Once it’s finished downloading and installing, your device will restart and you’ll now be able to test Android 13 and One UI 5.0.

Make sure to register for the program as soon as possible once the beta goes live in your region. There have been instances in the past where the spots have filled up. Also keep in mind that it’s always a good idea to back up your phone before installing beta firmware. This will ensure that your data remains secure even if something goes wrong with the beta.

If you decide to go back to Android 12, you’ll be required to do a complete reset of your device. This backup will be handy in that case, allowing you to resume business as usual even after downgrading from Android 13.

Any questions? Leave them down in the comments and we’ll be happy to help you out.

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