Samsung Galaxy Note 9 getting third One UI 2.0 beta before stable Android 10 update (Download link inside)

Samsung quietly included the US carrier unlocked variant of Galaxy Note 9 in the Android 10 based One UI 2.0 beta testing initiative during last week. Matter of fact, yet another Snapdragon model, i.e. the Chinese one, is now a part of the same beta.

The build numbers are slightly different across the regions.

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Chinese Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600) running One UI 2.0 beta

The Exynos-powered global units, on the other hand, received their second beta update at the beginning of this month. Samsung delivered plenty of fixes, and it seemed that they were pretty close to push the final stable build.

According to the Beta Operations Manager of Samsung Korea, they are currently focusing on resolving existing bugs, instead of introducing new features. As a result, Exynos models should get the final update very soon – or at least earlier than the Snapdragon variant.

Hello, I’m in charge of beta operations. No additional features will be added at this time. We will fix the error and provide a more stable version. We will let you know if there is progress. Thank you.

(Source)

And here we are! Yet another beta update is now rolling out for Galaxy Note 9 across the globe (Snapdragon units excluded). The version number of the new build is ZSL7, little increment from ZSKH i.e. the second beta.

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Update notification via Samsung Members app (Source)

The official announcement thread in Samsung Korea forum is up as well, so the rollout is quite broadscale. The changelog is as follows:

Bug Fix

– FC occurs while using Samsung Pass
– SPen Aircommand not translated
– Secure Folder iris recognition failed
– FC occurs when editing LED icon
– Mobile Hotspot connection is unstable

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OTA prompt (Source)

Thanks to the community effort, we already have our hands on the incremental OTA package. Head over to the following section to grab it for easier sideloading:

  • Device: Galaxy Note 9
  • Model name: SM-N960F
  • Channel: Global Beta
  • Version: ZSL7
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery (Delta)
      • Download (ZSKH to ZSL7): Link (via)

Happy installing!

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I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.