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How to Install One UI Beta on Samsung Galaxy S9 Exynos and Snapdragon

Samsung recently launched the Android One UI for their Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones in the United States, Germany, and South Korea. Thanks to the development and modding community, the OTAs were released / leaked for all model variants of the S9 and S9+ (both Exynos and Snapdragon), and we will show you how to install the Android One UI beta on your Galaxy S9.

Please note that you will not be able to receive OTA updates after installing the Android One UI, either from Samsung or your carrier. We’re not sure if this will change in the future, though its likely you will be able to download the official release and flash it via Odin once it becomes available, overwriting the unofficial leak version and allowing you to do OTA updates again.

Requirements:

Please note the instructions vary slightly per device, so follow only the instructions specific to your Galaxy S9 / S9+ variant.

Updating Galaxy S9 using Odin Tool.

Galaxy S9 Exynos

  1. Connect your Galaxy S9 to your PC via USB, and transfer the BRJ6 to ZRKA update.zip to your SD card.
  2. Launch Odin on your PC.
  3. Put your Galaxy S9 into Download / Odin Mode by shutting it down completely, then holding Power + Volume Down + Bixby together.
  4. Extract the BRJ6 Odin files on your PC, you need the folder named SM-G960F_1_20181031161553_2yj261n7q7_fac.zip.
  5. In Odin, click each tab for BL, AP, CP, and HOME_CSC, and choose the corresponding files from inside the extracted Odin files archive. Leave USERDATA tab blank, or you could wipe all the data on your phone!
  6. Click the Start button in Odin – it will flash the new firmware, and then reboot your phone when its done.
  7. Do nothing for 5 minutes! Make a pot of coffee. After about 5 minutes, turn off your phone and reboot into Recovery Mode by holding Power + Volume Up + Bixby.
  8. Using your volume buttons, choose ‘Apply Update from SD Card’, and select the BRJ6 to ZRKA .zip you transferred earlier.
  9. The update process will take about 5 to 10 minutes – when its done, you can reboot to System, and begin using the new One UI beta.

Galaxy S9 Plus Exynos

  1. Connect your Galaxy S9 Plus to your PC via USB, and transfer the BRJ6 to ZRKA update.zip to your SD card.
  2. Launch Odin on your PC.
  3. Put your Galaxy S9 into Download / Odin Mode by shutting it down completely, then holding Power + Volume Down + Bixby together.
  4. Extract the BRJ6 Odin files on your PC, you need the folder named SM- G965FXXS2BRJ6.zip.
  5. In Odin, click each tab for BL, AP, CP, and HOME_CSC, and choose the corresponding files from inside the extracted Odin files archive. Leave USERDATA tab blank, or you could wipe all the data on your phone!
  6. Click the Start button in Odin – it will flash the new firmware, and then reboot your phone when its done.
  7. Do nothing for 5 minutes! Make a pot of coffee. After about 5 minutes, turn off your phone and reboot into Recovery Mode by holding Power + Volume Up + Bixby.
  8. Using your volume buttons, choose ‘Apply Update from SD Card’, and select the BRJ6 to ZRKA .zip you transferred earlier.
  9. The update process will take about 5 to 10 minutes – when its done, you can reboot to System, and begin using the new One UI beta.

Galaxy S9 Snapdragon

  1. Connect your Galaxy S9 Plus to your PC via USB, and transfer the BRJ6 to ZRKA update.zip to your SD card.
  2. Launch Odin on your PC.
  3. Put your Galaxy S9 into Download / Odin Mode by shutting it down completely, then holding Power + Volume Down + Bixby together.
  4. Extract the BRJ6 Odin files on your PC, you need the folder named G960USQU3BRJ5_G960UOYN3BRJ5_VZW.zip.
  5. In Odin, click each tab for BL, AP, CP, and HOME_CSC, and choose the corresponding files from inside the extracted Odin files archive. Leave USERDATA tab blank, or you could wipe all the data on your phone!
  6. Click the Start button in Odin – it will flash the new firmware, and then reboot your phone when its done.
  7. Do nothing for 5 minutes! Make a pot of coffee. After about 5 minutes, turn off your phone and reboot into Recovery Mode by holding Power + Volume Up + Bixby.
  8. Using your volume buttons, choose ‘Apply Update from SD Card’, and select the BRJ6 to ZRKA .zip you transferred earlier.
  9. The update process will take about 5 to 10 minutes – when its done, you can reboot to System, and begin using the new One UI beta.

Galaxy S9 Plus Snapdragon

  1. Connect your Galaxy S9 Plus to your PC via USB, and transfer the BRJ6 to ZRKA update.zip to your SD card.
  2. Launch Odin on your PC.
  3. Put your Galaxy S9 into Download / Odin Mode by shutting it down completely, then holding Power + Volume Down + Bixby together.
  4. Extract the BRJ6 Odin files on your PC, you need the folder named G965USQU3BRJ5.zip.
  5. In Odin, click each tab for BL, AP, CP, and HOME_CSC, and choose the corresponding files from inside the extracted Odin files archive. Leave USERDATA tab blank, or you could wipe all the data on your phone!
  6. Click the Start button in Odin – it will flash the new firmware, and then reboot your phone when its done.
  7. Do nothing for 5 minutes! Make a pot of coffee. After about 5 minutes, turn off your phone and reboot into Recovery Mode by holding Power + Volume Up + Bixby.
  8. Using your volume buttons, choose ‘Apply Update from SD Card’, and select the BRJ6 to ZRKA .zip you transferred earlier.
  9. The update process will take about 5 to 10 minutes – when its done, you can reboot to System, and begin using the new One UI beta.

 

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