For non-Samsung consumers, experiencing the amazing One UI software of Galaxy devices is now possible, thanks to Ancient OS 5.4. By installing this custom ROM, you can use the One UI, based on the Android 11, if your device supports it.
While it’s not possible to flash the One UI on a non-Samsung device, an alternative custom ROM called Ancient OS 5.4 exactly looks like the One UI. Based on AOSP, the One UI-inspired custom ROM brings a lot of customization options alongside select Galaxy devices’ features.
Download One UI Custom ROM for any Android phone
Download ported Samsung apps
Like other custom ROM download & installations, your Android smartphones need to be installed TWRP for flashing One UI as well as have an unlocked bootloader. To be noted, the Ancient OS 5.4 custom ROM is available for various devices (officially & unofficially), while you need to find it for your specific model.
It’s worth mentioning that the One UI custom ROM is based on Android 11 OS, but the about section shows Android OS version 12. Talking about the interface, the Ancient OS 5.4 doesn’t exactly look like the latest version of the One UI i.e. the One UI 4.1, while it’s a heavily tweaked version of the One UI 2.
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These five features also wanted in Samsung One UI 5 (Android 13)
After receiving Android 12-based One UI 4.1, everyone has now started looking forward to the One UI 5.0. Samsung’s new custom OS will be based on Android 13 and will go live in the form of bets in the third week of this month, followed by the public launch in October.
According to some reports, Samsung One UI 5.0 has not so many noticeable changes in under interface, icons, etc, however, the company has slightly improved the animation. Aside from these, the new OS will bring a lot of new features and customization options.
Everyone might have their own wishlist as to what they want to see next. Here are the 5 Samsung One UI 5.0 key features that I and probably most of you will love having on your Galaxies.
Samsung One UI 5.0 Key features
Better support for Material You
Samsung very well adopted Android 12’s Material You and generated a Color palette for One UI 4 users that syncs with your phone’s wallpaper. When enabled, it applies themes to menus, buttons, and backgrounds as well as Google and Samsung app icons.
But this is not enough, the third-party apps that don’t adopt Material You spoil the look of the app drawer. Samsung should make these themes functional for third-party applications as well.
Big screen optimizations
Android 12 One UI 4.1 is absolutely great but there are still many apps that don’t optimize their layout properly on foldable devices and tablets. Google, on the other hand, has Android 12L which has some optimizations for large-screen devices and these will come to Galaxy phones next month.
But the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 is coming and I am looking forward to seeing what new optimizations the company will bring for larger-screen devices.
Improved notification control
Samsung One UI 4.1 has dozens of settings to manage Notifications, still, there’s a need to improve. Samsung One UI 5.0 is expected to bring the Notification permission feature to Galaxy users.
In order to send you notifications, apps will need you to give them your permission and you can say ‘no’ if you don’t want a particular app to send a notification.
Per-app language settings
People speak different languages in different countries and states and some apps having only English or a few language support could be a limitation for them. It would be nice if these apps could automatically translate the UI elements and text to a language that is set by default on the device.
New Media PlayBack UI
The current media playback interface on Samsung devices is excellent. But the company will further improve it in terms of looks as well as make it easier to see the track that’s been played.
Android 12 One UI 4 Dynamic theming applies your chosen color palette to all Samsung apps, Google apps, Quick settings, and others. Meanwhile, with Android 13 One UI 5.0, these changes will also be applied to media controls along with the awesome squiggly playback line.
[List] Samsung devices that will get One UI 5.0 based on Android 13
Another new year, another Android OS! While Google introduced the Android 12 last year, 2022 is the year of its next major version — Android 13. As per the company, the Android 13 be released in late 2022, but, we already have the list of Samsung Galaxy devices confirmed to get the One UI 5.0 upgrade.
At the recent Galaxy S22 series launch conference, Samsung officially announced its revised Android update policy, which promises up to four generations of major OS upgrades for several Galaxy phones and tablets from the flagship and mid-range Galaxy A series.
At the moment, Galaxy device owners are gradually receiving the One UI 4.1 update along with the Android 12 OS. However, the company has already updated all the flagships and various mid-range phones, the One UI 4.1 is also in the queue.
Following its tradition, Samsung announced the One UI 4.1 alongside the Galaxy S22 series in February 2022. Just after a few days after this event, the company started to roll out the 4.1 version of the One UI to older flagship Galaxy devices.
After getting the One UI 4.1, the consumers will shift their focus on the emerging rumors of Android 13, therefore, you can check out the confirmed device list of Samsung devices that will be getting the next major OS upgrade with a new One UI — One UI 5.0.
Samsung Android 13 Eligible Devices
Galaxy S series
- Galaxy S22 5G
- Galaxy S22+ 5G
- Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy S21 5G
- Galaxy S21+ 5G
- Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy S21 FE 5G
- Galaxy S20 LTE/5G
- Galaxy S20+ LTE/5G
- Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy S10 Lite
Galaxy Note series
- Galaxy Note 20 LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Galaxy Z series
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G
Galaxy A series
- Galaxy A33 5G
- Galaxy A53 5G
- Galaxy A73 5G
- Galaxy A23
- Galaxy A13
- Galaxy A72
- Galaxy A52s 5G
- Galaxy A52 LTE/5G
- Galaxy A71 LTE/5G
- Galaxy A51 LTE/5G
- Galaxy A Quantum
- Galaxy Quantum 2
- Galaxy A42 5G
- Galaxy A03s
- Galaxy A12 / A12 Nacho
- Galaxy A32
- Galaxy A32 5G
- Galaxy A22
- Galaxy A22 5G
- Galaxy A03
Galaxy M series
- Galaxy M42 5G
- Galaxy M12
- Galaxy M62
- Galaxy M01
- Galaxy M22
- Galaxy M31
- Galaxy M32
- Galaxy M32 5G
- Galaxy M52 5G
- Galaxy M33
- Galaxy M23
Galaxy F series
- Galaxy F42 5G
- Galaxy F62
- Galaxy F12
- Galaxy F22
- Galaxy F23
Galaxy Tab series
- Galaxy Tab S7 LTE/5G/Wi-Fi
- Galaxy Tab S7+ LTE/5G/Wi-Fi
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE LTE/5G/Wi-Fi
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S6 5G
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 (2021)
Galaxy Xcover series
- Galaxy Xcover 5
- The One UI 5.0 Device List is based on Samsung’s upgrade policy and official statement.
- One UI 5.0 will be based on Android 13 OS.
- Galaxy S22 to get One UI 5 Beta/Stable first.
Android 13 Features
Ahead of the One UI 5 release, we’ve started exploring Google’s upcoming Android 13 OS’s features that should be available for all eligible Galaxy devices. You can check all the One UI 5 expected features here.
- Google has started the Android 13 Beta program for the Pixel smartphone users, bringing the Beta 1 update over the air. Read more
- At the Google I/O 2022, Google announced the expansion of its Android 13 operating system to various non-Pixel devices, however, Samsung is excluded from the list.
- The Android 13 Beta 2 is available for various devices, while we are waiting for July to get the One UI 5 upgrade on the Beta channel. Read more
- Google has now seeded the Android 13 Beta 2.1 patch for eligible Pixel smartphone users via OTA. It comes with regular improvements and system stability for a better user experience.
- Google Android 13 beta 3 released. With this Beta 3 release, the latest Android operating system reached an important milestone for app developers and that’s Platform Stability.
Samsung One UI 5.0 (Android 13) Early Info – Beta/Stable, Bugs/Issues, Release Date, Eligible Devices, Features
Google is expected to release the official version of the Android 13 operating system sometime in September this year. On the other hand, Samsung will begin its One UI 5.0 update adoption process for Galaxy devices to offer them the new Android 13 OS.
Earlier, it was reported that the Korean tech giant will start the One UI 5 Beta program for the Galaxy S22 series by July this year. Therefore, we can expect the stable Android 13 update for the Samsung Galaxy smartphones earlier than the last year.
Table of contents
Through this Samsung Android 13 Update Tracker, we are providing you information related to your Galaxy smartphone or tablet’s eligibility for One UI 5.0 software, Beta program, Stable/Public rollout, Bugs/Issues, Release Date (Roadmap), and expected features.
Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 Rollout
|July 06||Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra||Jul 3rd Week||Late Oct||Expected|
|July 06||Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra|
|April 27||Galaxy S21 FE 5G|
|July 06||Galaxy Z Fold 3||Late July||Late Oct||Expected|
|July 06||Galaxy Z Flip 3||Late July||Late Oct||Expected|
|April 27||Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra|
|April 27||Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G|
|April 27||Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra|
|April 27||Galaxy Note 10 Lite|
|April 27||Galaxy S10 Lite|
|April 27||Galaxy Z Fold 2|
|April 27||Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G|
|April 27||Galaxy A73 5G|
|April 27||Galaxy A53 5G|
|April 27||Galaxy A33 5G|
|April 27||Galaxy A23|
|April 27||Galaxy A13|
|April 27||Galaxy A72|
|April 27||Galaxy A52s 5G|
|April 27||Galaxy A52 LTE/5G|
|April 27||Galaxy A71 LTE/5G|
|April 27||Galaxy A51 LTE/5G|
|April 27||Galaxy A Quantum|
|April 27||Galaxy Quantum 2|
|April 27||Galaxy A42 5G|
|April 27||Galaxy A03s|
|April 27||Galaxy A12 / A12 Nacho|
|April 27||Galaxy A32|
|April 27||Galaxy A32 5G|
|April 27||Galaxy A22|
|April 27||Galaxy A22 5G|
|April 27||Galaxy A03|
|April 27||Galaxy M42 5G|
|April 27||Galaxy M12|
|April 27||Galaxy M62|
|April 27||Galaxy M01|
|April 27||Galaxy M22|
|April 27||Galaxy M31|
|April 27||Galaxy M32|
|April 27||Galaxy M32 5G|
|April 27||Galaxy M52 5G|
|April 27||Galaxy M33|
|April 27||Galaxy M23|
|April 27||Galaxy F42 5G|
|April 27||Galaxy F62|
|April 27||Galaxy F12|
|April 27||Galaxy F22|
|April 27||Galaxy F23|
|April 27||Galaxy Tab S7 LTE/5G/Wi-Fi|
|April 27||Galaxy Tab S7+ LTE/5G/Wi-Fi|
|April 27||Galaxy Tab S7 FE|
|April 27||Galaxy Tab S6 Lite|
|April 27||Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra|
|April 27||Galaxy Tab S6 5G|
|April 27||Galaxy Tab A7 Lite|
Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 Bugs/Issues
Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 Features
|Updated||Name of feature||Description||Compatible models||Availabiliy|
|June 08||Animation Speeds||Samsung improving animation speeds with One UI 5.0 software||All Galaxy devices||Later this year|
|July 06||UI changes||One UI 5 may not bring major UI changes over One UI 4||All Galaxy devices||Later this year|
Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 News
July 06, 2022
The Galaxy S22 series might get the One UI 5 Beta in the next 2-3 weeks, while a recent report suggests that Samsung employees have access to the Beta firmware, internally.
June 29, 2022
According to the tipster, the One UI 5.0 variant has “no changes in UI (user interface) design, icons, etc”, however, Samsung has slightly improved the animation, as reported earlier.
June 28, 2022
According to a recent report, Samsung’s going to launch the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program in the 3rd week of July 2022.
Moreover, the company is aiming to start distributing the Stable Android 13 update with One UI 5.0 features to Galaxy devices by October this year. Read more
June 22, 2022
Tipster IceUniverse revealed that Samsung has started the development of the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software for Galaxy devices.
According to the info, the major software upgrade will come with improved animation speeds in various segments of the user interface for better experiences. Read the full story here
June 9, 2022
With this Beta 3 release, Android 13 reaches an important milestone for app developers and that’s Platform Stability. However, Google’s blog post doesn’t highlight any user-facing changes in Android 13 beta 3.
June 8, 2022
A recent report suggests that this major upgrade will significantly improve the animation speeds on the Samsung Galaxy devices with Android 13.
May 27, 2022
Android 13 beta 2.1 update is available for Google Pixel users who have already participated in one of the previous betas programs. This new patch update of Android 13 brings fixes for problems that appeared in the previous release.
- Fixed an issue where typing in the search bar resulted in a blank list of suggestions.
- Fixed an issue where devices would crash and restart when turning on hotspot.
- Fixed an issue where a continuous call dialing sound could be heard in the background during a phone call.
- Fixed an issue where devices would crash and restart after disconnecting from Android Auto.
May 12, 2022
Google has revealed at its I/O developer conference that the second public beta for Android 13 can be downloaded and tested from today. Google is planning to land this milestone, first on its Pixel devices.
- Battery widgets and tweaks are no longer available under “Settings Services”, and widgets now are a little bit stretched.
- Made back gesture destinations more predictable.
- Updates in display size and text tweaks.
- Screen savers get more prominence in settings.
- Newness in notification tweaks.
- New pulsating home unlock animation
May 11, 2022
Samsung has plans to introduce the One UI 5 Beta by July 2022, while Chinese tech makers including OnePlus, Oppo and Realme just allowed their flagships to download the Android 13 Beta 1 build. Read more
May 07, 2022
Ahead of the Android 13 upgrade, Samsung is providing new Camera features to the various flagship Galaxy devices including the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy Note 20 series. There’s plenty to explore here
April 27, 2022
Google released the Android 13 Beta 1 to the eligible Pixel smartphone users with various new features and improvements, over the Developer Preview build. Let’s have a look at some new features of Android 13’s first beta build. Read more
- More granular access to media files
- Better error reporting in Keystore and KeyMint
- Anticipatory audio routing
April 8, 2022
According to the latest report, Samsung is likely to announce the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program in the next three-four months, most probably by July this year. Read more