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Note 20/20 Ultra - OneUI 3 / Android 11 Mega Thread

(Topic created on: 11/11/20 12:08 PM)
Rydah
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Howdy y'all, I hope you're all doing well.

 

If you're reading this, I think it's safe to say that your pretty darn excited for One UI 3 w/ Android 11! I'm so excited that we get to share the latest and greatest experience Samsung has to offer, together. With the One UI/Android 11 beta coming around the corner, I want to hear what excites you the most from One UI 3 and what you'd like to see. What features would you like added?

 

The contents of this post serve as and provide valuable information for users looking to participate in the beta. This post will be frequently updated as new information emerges.

 

 

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Beta Information

Some things to keep in mind before signing up and installing the beta:

  • The main goal and purpose of the public beta is to gather feedback from users. When unexpected errors occur, please submit feedback via the One UI Beta app.
  • The beta firmware is exactly what it is, beta. This means that there may be some unexpected bugs and possibly not so good battery life.
  • Some apps might not function properly (if you rely on using banking apps, it might be wise to wait for the official update.)
  • Data loss may occur. It is recommended to backup your data. Samsung offers SmartSwitch on both Android and on PC/Mac. I'd highly recommend making a backup of your data before you install the beta.

Who's eligible for the One UI Beta?

  • Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra users on unlocked firmware
  • Unlocked users (U1 devices purchased directly from Samsung; Any carrier is supported on unlocked firmware.)

Current Beta versions:

  • ZTK9 (Public Beta 3)

Older Beta versions:

  • ZTK1 (Public Beta 2)
  • ZTJG (Public Beta 1)

 

Known Issues:

  1. Apps the rely on Safety Net will not be supported via Google Play Store. (Example: Google Pay, Netflix & Disney+)
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How to register:
  1. Open the Samsung Members app
  2. Press the OneUI beta banner
  3. Press the enroll button
  4. Wait a few minutes then go to the Software update page and check for updates

 

Picture reference available in spoiler below:

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Galaxy Note 20 Android 11 beta registrationGalaxy Note 20 Android 11 beta registration
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Feedback/Suggestions/Bug ReportsSamsung MembersSamsung Members

How do I submit beta feedback, suggestions and bug reports?

  • Open your app drawer and open the Samsung Members app (pictured above)
  • FOR FEEDBACK/BUG REPORTS: Press Beta feedback>Send feedback>Error reports>Select the error type/topic>Enter details and select how frequent the error occurs. Please be sure to provide as much detail as possible. When done, press the send button on the top right.
  • FOR SUGGESTIONS: Press Beta community>Press the compose button on the bottom right>Select a category>Enter a title & write your suggestion below. Be sure to add some tags under the body of your suggestion. Feel free to comment on other suggestions as well.
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How do I un-register and leave the beta?

Sometimes beta software isn't for everyone and that's okay. It's quite easy to leave the beta and return to the official software version for your device.

*This will require a PC or Mac with a valid connection to the Internet and WILL FACTORY RESET YOUR DEVICE

 

To unregister from the beta, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Samsung Members app
  2. Press the Settings button located on the top right side of the screen
  3. Press the "One UI Beta Program status" button
  4. Press WITHDRAW at the bottom of the screen
  5. Follow the steps below to return to stock firmware.

 

To return to official stock firmware, follow these steps: (This will factory reset your device)

  1. Download and install Samsung SmartSwitch for PC or Mac (https://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/app/smart-switch/)
  2. Open SmartSwitch on your PC or Mac
  3. Using the charging cable that came with your Galaxy device, plug your device in to your PC/Mac
  4. Under your device details, you should see a downgrade button and a message that says "You can go back to a previous version of software." Click downgrade and follow the prompts.SmartSwitch software downgrade optionSmartSwitch software downgrade option
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Best regards,
Rydah
Samsung Care Ambassador

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wag3000
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I don't like this, Why not keep it full picture in bubble like it was before? 
usergaryrd
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I've been told by several Samsung reps that all I need to do to apply for the beta is to go under notice and fill out the form. When I go under notices there is no option for me to fill out any form. I am using a Galaxy Note 20 ultra and would like to participate in the beta test. What is the solution to this?
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If you are an Unlocked user, the Beta banner is located under the Benefits tab on the main page of the Samsung Members App. If you are a Locked user with T-Mobile/Sprint, the banner is not yet available.

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usergaryrd
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I wish your information was accurate so much. I pre-ordered a T-Mobile Note 20 Ultra from samsung.com. It was locked and I could not get it unlocked through the phone settings or with the T-Mobile unlock app. It would tell me I was not eligible. I paid in full with my credit card, so it was eligible to be unlocked. J went back and forth between samsung and T-Mobile trying to get it unlocked because one would tell me the other one had to fix it. I finally got a T-Mobile tech support down in Texas that knew what he was talking about. Legally Samsung can't unlock it. It has to be the carrier. The reason I couldn't unlock it was because the imei number was not in T-Mobile's data base because I bought it from Samsung. So it had to go through T-Mobile's OEM department and they had to do something so I could unlock it through the settings. He knew what he was talking about because he has helped several people with the same thing, but it takes 48-72 hours for it to go through their process. Yesterday I tried to unlock it and they had done their job and fixed it.

Bottom line, I have a unlocked T-Mobile Samsung Note 20 Ultra. I want to participate in the one UI beta 3. So far I qualify, but have no options under notices, no banner under benefits, nothing anywhere for me to fill out the form to apply for the testing. I've spent hours to get my phone unlocked to no avail. No one has been helpful except the T-Mobile customer service in Texas that got my phone unlocked. What's the solution or is there one?
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Zero98918
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So because you originally purchased a locked phone that is tied to a specific carrier, even after you unlock it, it is not truly "unlocked". It will always be tied to T-Mobile for Software Updates.
So yes, you did get it unlocked, to use any SIM in it, but the Software still reads T-Mobile, and anything software related you will get treated as a person owning a locked T-Mobile device.

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Well said! Thank you for this.
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usergaryrd
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T-Mobile is included in most if not all of Samsung's beta testing. I've done it before and this one also includes T-Mobile. I would not have spent hours on getting the phone unlocked if they weren't.
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Zero98918
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My point was about the phone not truly being "unlocked". I made that point because you were emphasizing that your phone is unlocked, almost to the point that you are guaranteed to be in the OneUi 3.0 Beta that is available for those who have an official unlocked device.

I never said that because you had a T-Mobile device, that you wouldn't be included in the Beta. Just that "you would be treated as such", as in, truly unlocked devices will receive them first and later on carrier locked devices, whether you got it unlocked through your carrier or not, will receive them later on. it has always been like this.
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Zero98918
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My point was to explain that your device is not truly unlocked. I made this point because you emphasized that your device is unlocked, to the point where you feel like you're guaranteed to be included in the OneUI 3.0 Beta that official unlocked device users are participating in.

I never said that because you have a T-Mobile device that you are not able to participate. I said, "you will be treated as such", as in, even though your device is "unlocked" you will be treated as if you had a carrier locked device. Official unlocked devices, straight from Samsung, have always received Betas before carrier models. It has always been like this.
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Forgottenone7
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from what I understand we could not participate in the beta. which is some ol bull:water_buffalo:
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