How to join Samsung One UI 5.0 beta program to test Android 13

It’s been a long wait for the One UI 5.0 beta, but that’s finally coming to an end. Samsung today launched the One UI 5.0 beta program in Germany. The first build is already rolling out for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

In the coming days, we will see the beta expand to more markets. Samsung will also release the beta firmware for more devices. You can expect recent flagships to qualify for the beta that will finally allow you to try out Android 13. If you want to try it out, here’s what you need to do to join the Samsung One UI 5.0 beta program.

Register for the One UI 5.0 beta in the Samsung Members app

Only unlocked devices are eligible for the beta firmware. So make sure that your Galaxy S22 device, or any other beta-eligible device, is unlocked. Some carrier-locked variants in the United States may be eligible, you’ll get that information in the Samsung Members app.

The process of joining the Samsung One UI 5.0 beta program is simple enough. You just need to launch the Samsung Members app. Once the beta is live in your region, you’ll find a banner at the very top. It will be noted that registrations for the One UI 5.0 beta program are now open. You can also check the Messages section of the app if the banner is not visible on the home screen.

Tap the banner followed by the sign up button and that’s it. You’re in! Now all you need to do is manually download the first beta version. To do this, go to the Settings app and navigate to Software updateand select Download and install.

The beta firmware should be available for download within a few minutes of signing up for the program. Once the download and installation is complete, your device will reboot and you can test Android 13 and One UI 5.0.

Make sure to register for the program as soon as possible once the beta goes live in your region. There have been instances in the past where the spots have been filled in. Also keep in mind that it is always a good idea to backup your phone before installing beta firmware. This ensures that your data remains safe even if something goes wrong with the beta.

If you decide to go back to Android 12, you will have to completely reset your device. This backup will come in handy in that case, allowing you to resume your normal business even after downgrading from Android 13.

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