Samsung is offering the One UI 5.0 Beta Program for flagship Galaxy devices in select countries, while users in unsupported regions can also get the Android 13 Beta through the manual download and install method.
For many users, the process of manual firmware flashing is a bit difficult as it leads to problems like phone brick in case of any single wrong step. Meanwhile, the Alliance Shield X app is here, which allows you to install the firmware manually, and you don’t need a PC for it.
Ahead of manual firmware installation, you will be needing the One UI 5.0 Beta firmware for your Samsung smartphone, which you can find out here. Do note that Samsung firmware contains some CSC limitations, therefore, we don’t recommend manual installation.
Now, download and install the Alliance Shield X app from Google Play Store. Once done, open the application, create an account using the Register button and allow the Knox permissions.
Next, you need to rename the downloaded One UI 5.0 Beta firmware file to Update.zip, followed by moving it to the root storage directory (/storage/emulated/0).
After that, open the App Manager function, which you should find inside the Alliance Shield app itself. Then, search for “Software Update” and select the option with the purple/white Icon.
Once done, head for the activities and search for “com.idm.fotaagent.enabler.ui.admin.main.AdminMainActivity” term, and open it using the prompted Option.
At last, you will get the Sideload button, which is the last step before beginning the manual firmware flashing on your Samsung device. If you want to go ahead with it, press the sideload button and select the Update-File.
Installation of firmware will start, and it will be completed in a few minutes.
How to use your WhatsApp Account in two phones [Official/Guide]
WhatsApp needs no introduction. The application has improved a lot in recent years and got so many advanced features. Now the company is bringing a useful feature for the app that will allow you to use the same WhatsApp account on two different phones.
Nowadays, it is common that you are using two phones and instead of two, you want to have the same WhatsApp account open on both. But after login into your WhatsApp account on one phone, when you try to log in with the same number on another phone, the account gets automatically deactivated from the first phone.
Earlier it was not officially possible to use the same WhatsApp account on 2 different smartphones but now it is. You can use your WhatsApp account on two phones through the Linked Devices feature. This feature was earlier available for WhatsApp web customers but now it is making its way to WhatsApp for Android phones as well.
The Linked Devices feature allows you to access WhatsApp using WhatsApp Web on multiple devices through a browser without your phone being connected to the Internet. Since WhatsApp Web doesn’t require you to enter a number, it’s fairly easy to access it on two devices. But when it comes to phones it is necessary to enter the phone number during setup.
Here’s how to use your WhatsApp Account on two smartphones:
First of all, make sure that you have installed the latest version of WhatsApp on both of your phones. Now with the first account logged in, open WhatsApp on the second device and start the setup by choosing a language and agreeing to the terms.
Your second device will ask for your “phone number”, tap on the “more” option (three-dot menu) and select “Link a device”. It will show a “QR code” to link to the other phone.
Now, open WhatsApp on your first phone and go to “Menu” followed by “Linked Devices” and “Link a device” options, and finally, scan the QR code. After scanning the QR, WhatsApp on the second device will start syncing your account with the first phone.
5 Amazing Tips to manage Gallery Albums on your One UI 5 smartphone
Android 13-based One UI 5 comes with a bundle of new features for the Samsung Gallery app to make it more manageable and easy to use. The company added several new options to albums, photos, and settings sections, so we can easily customize each section but how? Don’t worry, here are 5 great tips to customize the Samsung Gallery albums section of your One UI 5 device.
This major update worked closely on privacy in the My Albums section to make the gallery app more secure. To keep personal photos and documents safe, the company has added options like lock album, hide album, selected albums to show, and more. Let’s see 5 amazing tips for albums.
Samsung One UI 5 Gallery Albums Tips
Change the Cover Photo of the Album
Sometimes, you may not want some images to appear as the top cover of a photo album. But we don’t need to worry because we can also change the cover photo of the album.
To do so, first, visit the Samsung Gallery app >> open Album section >> now select any one album by a Long press on it >> tap on the More option (three vertical dots) >> click on Change cover image option >> select any image from the album >> crop it and press Apply. Now, you can see a new cover photo of the album.
Many times we do not want that no one should see the photos which are our personal or any important document images on our mobile. So now we can hide the albums without letting anyone see them because Samsung One UI 5.0 brings a new feature that lets us lock them.
After using the Lock Album feature, the album will be unlocked only with an authenticated fingerprint.
You can lock the album, just need to choose any album then press on the More option, and tap on the Lock Album option. It is done. To open the album, you have to scan your fingerprint or enter your PIN.
You can hide Album from the main screen of the Album section. To do so, open the Album section of the Samsung Gallery app >> select the View all option >> tap on the More option >> press Hide Album >> Turn on the toggle of the Album that you want to hide.
Select Albums to show
Want to see a limited album in the Gallery Album section? Yes, you can do that with the Select Albums to show option. By enabling this option, you can see that limited albums will be shown in My Albums. However, you can see the all albums by the View all option, which is present below the More option.
Easily Sort Album
With One UI 5.0, the company added more options for sorting albums. When you start sorting albums, you will see the below-mentioned options available after tapping on the Sort option in the My Albums section.
- Custom Order
- Name (A to Z)
- Name (Z to A)
- Items (most to fewest)
- Items (Fewest to most)
Here’s how to block calls on Samsung Galaxy [One UI 5.0]
The main motive to create mobile phones was to make calls anytime and anywhere. But sometime you might receive spam or unwanted calls. Luckily, your Samsung smartphone offers you the ability to block such phone calls, here’s how you can perform this action on your One UI 5.0 phone.
Samsung offers you different ways to block calls on your smartphone, no matter whether you are running the latest One UI 5.0 software or the older one, you can use the same technique in all recent Galaxy phones.
Using recent call log:
If there’s a number you don’t want to answer again, it’s easy to block that number directly from your recent call log list. To do so, open the “Recents” menu on the “Samsung Phone app”. Tap on the number you wish to block and then tap the “Information” icon next to it.
If the number is saved on your phone, click on the three-dot menu followed by the “Block contacts” option. Finally, hit the “Block” button and it’s done. Meanwhile, for the unsaved contacts, you will see a direct “Block button” in the bottom menu, just tap on it.
Using Phone app:
If you want to block a new number, you can do so through the Phone app. Simply open the application and tap on the More option. Visit Settings and the first function you will see is “Block numbers”. Tap on it and add the number you want to block calls or messages.
Once you block a phone number, you will not receive any calls or text messages from that number on your phone. However, at some point, if you desire to receive calls from that number, you can unblock them.