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Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra One UI 5.1 software testing underway [EWA8]



Samsung One UI 5.1 features

Samsung Galaxy S21 series smartphones have started testing another One UI 5.1 version. New builds of the Galaxy S21 series smartphones appeared on the checkfirm that hints major One UI version testing is going on.

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Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones are testing One UI 5.1 with firmware versions G991NKSU3EWA8, G996NKSU3EWA8, and G998NKSU3EWA8 respectively in Korea.

January 11, 2023

Samsung has officially announced to launch of the Galaxy S23 series phones on February 1. Along with this, the company will also introduce the new One UI 5.1 software with additional features. Meanwhile, ahead of the release, various Galaxy phones have already started testing the One UI 5.1 software internally and now the Samsung Galaxy S21 series has also joined the party.

Recently, the One UI 5.1 test builds for all three Galaxy S21 series phones – S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra have appeared on the CheckFirm application. This internal testing suggets that the corresponding device users will not have to wait for too long to get access to the new software.

Although the CheckFirm application does not reveal the exact timeline for the update to release. It is expected that following the Galaxy S23 launch, Samsung will start expanding the One UI 5.1 software for more Galaxy phones and tablets in mid to late February, and Galaxy S21 devices could be among the first phones to grab it.

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Samsung S21 One UI 5.1 testing

Furthermore, the latest information via the app suggets that Samsung is testing the One UI 5.1 software on Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra phones with model numbers G991NKSU3DVL2, G996NKSU3DVL2, G996NKSU3DVL2, respectively. It’s worth mentioning that the new software is testing in South Korea at the present time.

One UI 5.1 features:

Samsung’s One UI 5.1 software will be based on the Android 13 operating system. It’s an upgraded version of the current One UI 5.0 software that will come with more features and further improvements.

The company had already left some features to launch with One UI 5.1. These include Multi-user profiles, Bixby text calls in more languages, a Battery widget, some more Dynamic theme improvements, and more.

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Good Lock

Download the latest Good Lock apps/modules on your Galaxy – One UI 6/5.1.1



Samsung Good lock plugin installation update

Samsung Good Lock is a crucial part of One UI, especially for consumers who love smartphone customization. With each new One UI iteration, Samsung brings fruitful apps, plugins, and modules to Good Lock in order to take the personalization experience to the next level.

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The Android 14-based One UI 6 Good Lock could come with a handful of new plugins as part of making the application even more useful. Although all Good Lock plugins are not available for Galaxy consumers worldwide, you can take advantage of the remaining ones.

One UI 5 Good Lock update radically redesigned the overall look of the application, dividing the modules into two sections – Make Up and Life Up. The first section includes apps and services useful for personalization, while the second part consists of experimental Android tools.

Below, you can check brief info about plugins as well as download links from Galaxy Store and APKMirror.

Theme Park

  • You can create and apply themes easily and quickly
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK



  • Allow creating 3D motion wallpaper with various effects
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Customize and create a new lock screen and Always on Display.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Set the keyboard optimized for you and try creating your one unique animation sticker.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Conveniently organize the navigation bar and gesture mode.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Home Up

  • Enjoy the improved One UI Home experience.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • You can configure many different clock styles on the lock screen and AOD and customize the clock however you want.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


Nice Shot

  • Use the screenshot and screen recording features more conveniently
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


Edge Touch

  • Adjust settings for touch on edge screen easily
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • You can customize Sound, Vibration, and screen history.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

One Hand Operation +

  • Use your phone or tablet easily with your thumb.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Various features have been added to Bixby Routines, allowing you to create more powerful routines.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Experience the improved Multi Window
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK [New update]


  • Expand Audio System settings and increase convenience
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Camera Assistant [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Customize your own camera settings to your preference
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

RegiStar [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Customize your smartphone’s home settings, search options, history, back taps, and more.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

DropShip [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Easily share files between devices running Android, iOS, and the Web.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Galaxy to Share [One UI 5 or higher ]

  • Share your own created personalization settings of various Good Lock modules
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK
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Samsung’s Android 14 Beta for Galaxy S23 is official in the US



Samsung Galaxy S23 update One UI 6 Korea

In addition to South Korea and Germany, Samsung has now launched the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta in the US. Users of carrier-unlocked or T-Mobile branded Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, or S23 Ultra smartphones can now sign up to get the Beta firmware via OTA.

It’s worth mentioning that the One UI 6 Beta is only available for T-Mobile and carrier-unlocked Galaxy S23 models in the US. This means Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular, and other carrier users have no other option than waiting for the official rollout.

One UI 6 Beta comes with a redesigned Quick Panel, which looks stunning and well-crafted for accessibility. The animations are also tweaked but require further optimization as the current situation of transition effects is not up to the mark.

In a recent Newsroom article, the South Korean tech giant confirmed that the One UI 6 Beta is equipped with more new customization capabilities. The design is simple and eye-catching, which will surely enhance the everyday operations of Galaxy devices.


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One UI 6 Feature: Samsung’s Android 14 Beta brings recreated Weather App



One UI 6 Weather Widget

Samsung introduced its much-anticipated One UI 6 beta program for Galaxy S23 so that users can test the upcoming features from now on. One of the most eye-catching features of the One UI 6 Beta is the revamped Weather app.

With the new One UI 6.0 Weather Insights widget, users get a comprehensive overview of their local weather conditions. From upcoming severe storms to snowfall, rain, and other weather-related occurrences, this widget keeps users well-informed.

One UI 6 Weather Widget

But that’s not all as the Weather app has also changed, now providing a lot of additional information. Users can now get details about snowfall, moon phases and timings, atmospheric pressure, visibility distance, dew point, and wind direction directly within the app.

The inclusion of an interactive map view takes weather tracking to a whole new level. Users can easily navigate around the map, swipe to explore different areas, and tap on locations to instantly access local weather conditions.

The illustration in the weather widget and the pictures in the app present an attractive representation of the current weather conditions. The background colors dynamically change to suit different times of the day to deliver a better weather experience.

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