Tuesday, September 28, 2021
One UI 3.0

How to install One UI 3.0 beta on your Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10 Plus [Manually]

The Android 11 based Samsung One UI 3.0 adds many new changes in the user interface of the Galaxy devices and you can easily notice them in the quick settings panel, settings menu, the app drawer, and other parts of UI.

Samsung already started the One UI 3.0 beta update for the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 devices. Alongside these new devices, the company has also started testing One UI 3.0 beta for previous flagships including the Galaxy S10 series but the beta program is currently exclusive to some users.

However, there is a way to experience the new features offers by One UI 3.0 beta by manually installing the One UI beta build on Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10 Plus devices.

Here in this article, you can find step by step guide on how you can download and install the latest One UI 3.0 beta on your Galaxy S10 (Exynos version) devices.

Before you proceed:

  1. Read all Notes and instructions carefully ahead of the procedure.
  2. Perform the tasks as mentioned.
  3. You are required to download the One UI 3.0 package.

*For the best experience, We recommend users to wait for the One UI 3.0 beta program to start in your country or for Samsung to roll out the OTA update instead of installing it manually*

There are two methods to do this. The first is the ADB method and the second one is the SD-card method.

Click the links below to download the One UI 3.0 beta package for the Exynos version of Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10 Plus devices (update.zip):

Download via Google drive:

Direct link (Wait for at least 10 seconds to start the download)

Let’s begin with the ADB method first.

ADB method:

  1.  Download SDK platform-tools from here: Download SDK Platform-Tools
  2.  Extract them on your desktop.
  3. Inside the extracted folder put the update.zip
  4.  Inside this folder, holding left shift, right-click the mouse and select “open command prompt here”. The command prompt will open.
  5. Shutdown the phone.
  6. Holding power + Bixby + volume up buttons, enter into recovery mode.
  7. Select “update via ADB”. (you scroll down using the volume buttons and select using the power button).
  8. Connect the phone to the PC using the original Samsung USB cable.
  9. In the command prompt run the following command:
    ./adb devices
  10. Wait to see that the daemon has started and that your device is found.
  11. If your device is found, run the following command:
    ./adb sideload update.zip

SD-card method:

  1. Download the bin file and rename it to update.zip (by going to file options in win10 you can select to view the file extensions. This makes the renaming process much easier and safer, and avoids renaming the file to update.zip.zip)
  2. Copy it to the root directory of your SDcard.
  3. Shut down your phone.
  4. Hold simultaneously Power + Bixby + volume up buttons to get into stock recovery.
  5. Using your volume keys navigate to “update via sd card” and press the power button to select it.
  6. Again using volume keys navigate to the file “update.zip” and press the power button to select it.
  7. The update will start. Leave it till it completes. It will take some time.
  8. The phone will reboot by itself and load android.

The update process will start. You will see a percentage of counting. First, it will verify, then patch, etc. Do not move the cable, disconnect the phone, or power off the PC.
Once the process is completed (it takes some time) the phone will boot itself, update the apps and log into your home screen.


  1. For now, after installing the beta update it isn’t possible to reboot into recovery via the Volume UP + power button.
  2. Installing via this way shouldn’t trigger the KNOX warranty void.
  3. However: updating to Beta is your own choice, no one is responsible if anything goes wrong


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