After so much anticipation, Samsung has finally kicked off Android 13 beta program for the 2021 flagships trio, the Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra. If you own any of the aforementioned device and don’t know how to join beta program and get the Android 13 beta, then you are reading the right post. Samsung is already testing the Android 13 OS on it’s 2022 flagships and the stable firmware is expected to be released in Oct this year. Since it’s the start of Android 13 beta program for Galaxy S21 series, once you join the beta program you will be getting a series of beta update until the stable roll out happens.
Talking about the firmware G99xBXXU5ZVHE One UI 5.0 update, where “x” differs based on which of the S21 trio you have. Samsung is rolling out Android 13 beta update for Galaxy S21 as build G991BXXU5ZVHE, Galaxy S21+ get the update as build G996BXXU5ZVHE, whereas the S21 Ultra gets G998BXXU5ZVHE. The update weighs in around 2.0GB, remember since this is the first beta that why it costs so much memory storage. The upcoming beta updates will carry improvements and bug fixes so won’t be that much heavy. The update comes with August 2022 security patch and rolling out in the UK at the time we are writing this post.
Let us tell you that the update is available via beta app a.k.a Samsung Members app, where as we have the manual update process via Odin. The flash method is preferable by You, so keep going down to see more details about the firmware and know the process to download and install Android 13 beta One UI 5.0 firmware on Galaxy S21 series.
Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S21/S21+/S21 Ultra
Android OS: Android 13 (beta)
Region: UK/South Korea
Build no: G99xBXXU5ZVHE
Skin: One UI 2.0
Security Patch Level: August, 2022
Samsung One UI 5.0 details:
As you already know that the One UI skin on the top of Android was developed with the main focus on the convenience of one-handed usage of Samsung smartphones with giant screens. The 5th iteration of One UI v5.0 includes more improved usability of the device with revamped settings and other information to keep you focused on the task in hand. There are a few more improvements introduced in the upgraded version.
A few noticeable changes in Android 13 One Ui 5.0 beta:
- Google’s full-screen gestures
- Addition of new wallpapers
- Directly extract text from camera image
- Improved Bixby feature
- Improved animations and transitions
- Addition of new filter in camera
- New emojis and keyboard setting revamped
- Opt-in notifications for every app
- Separate call backgrounds for each contact
- Color Palette feature
- Updated Digital Wellbeing
- Improved one-handed mode
- Volume menu redesigned
- Notification action suggestions
- New Battery usage graph
Here is how to download G99xBXXU5ZVHE Android 13 One UI 5.0 beta for Galaxy S21/S21 Plus and S21 Ultra
The firmware on Samsung device is mostly updated manually via Odin or Kies, since this is a beta update so you need to join the Samsung Beta program via Samsung+ app to get the update on your device. We have also posted a separate detailed article on how to join Samsung Beta Program on Samsung. (Process is same for All Android version)
Hint! Once you get registered yourself with the beta program, head to Settings > About device > System updates. If the OTA automatically doesn’t knock at your device.
Download the update directly from Samsung servers using SamFirm
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Galaxy S21 Android 13 beta G99xBXXU5ZVHE | See manual update process: How to flash the firmware via Odin manually
Note! The regular update process will be released soon depending on the firmware file availability.
We are also trying to get our hands on the Odin flash-able tar file, once we find it we’ll update you about it. Stay tuned for more updates!