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I hate ONE UI, what can I do about it?

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Hi Everybody,

I understand there is quite a lot of people raving about the ONE UI operating system Samsung has blessed us with.
I however hate it. Hate is a strong word, but in this case I don't think it's strong enough.

I bought my S9 because that phone felt right. It had an edge of luxury and class from the overal design of it's outer shell to the feel and the design of the UI. Now it just feels like an iphone knock off. The clunky over sized icons, the intrusive backgrounds for notifications, the absolutley hidious rounding of the corners. Yes I get it, it mimics the rounded screen corners but for crying out loud there are better, more subtle ways of doing it. It feels like the phone interface was designed by a layman whom does not understand the devil in the details. 

I understand that "specialists" out there said that flat design is coming back, that is no excuse for flat and lasy design in my opinion. I want my transparent backgrounds back, I want my gradients and dropshadows back. I want this phone to feel like I spent the money I did on it, and not some God forsaken iPhone replica.

I don't need some customer support rep explaining to me how Samsung has spent time and money in making the UI benefit it's users, or what your research says about your implementations. I want my old UI back. How can I do that and can I do that without compromising my phone's security?

Thank you.

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New Member
I agree whole heartily. This is an awful update and it is obviously designed to be "simpler" for simple people. If you want simple buy an iPhone. Samsung products went for you in the first place.
TracyR Moderator
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While you're not able to revert back to the previous version of software without compromising the warranty of your phone. I'd advise submitting your feedback through the Samsung Members app, this way you can be sure that it reaches the developers directly. Samsung are always open to listening to customers and users of their products. 

 

 

 

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Superuser I
Superuser I

@Ekimekim30  @DragosForFSake 

 

I totally understand your viewpoint regarding the differences between Oreo and Samsung One ui. 

 

I personally followed the various blogs and YouTube videos from people on the Beta versions so I knew what to expect. 

 

Have you guys thought of using a theme and icon pack to change the aesthetics of the phone ?

 

You can't rollback to Oreo via the settings in the phone but you can rollback via other methods that shouldn't involve rooting.

 

Take a look at the xdadevelopers site and Google search how to revert back.

 

Just be careful and learn about the pros and cons of doing so.

 

Anyone attempting to rollback firmware does so at their own informed risk.

 

 

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 10+ 5G _256Gb > Model: SM-N976B._ Samsung One Ui / Pie.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

New Member

Bro let's all tell Samsung on Samsung members. I hate it as well, it ruined my note 9.

So LET'S TELL SAMSUNG

Explorer

I can't find an app called Samsung Members, and Samsung+ will not open on my newly updated Note 9.

 

I'm willing to void the warranty at this point if it would return my phone to the one I actually bought 3 weeks ago (besides,  the warranty is kind of pointless if an update can completely change everything I liked about the phone to begin with...)

 

Do we actually have that option somehow? 

Superuser I
Superuser I

@chrism8922 wrote:

I can't find an app called Samsung Members, and Samsung+ will not open on my newly updated Note 9.

 

I'm willing to void the warranty at this point if it would return my phone to the one I actually bought 3 weeks ago (besides,  the warranty is kind of pointless if an update can completely change everything I liked about the phone to begin with...)

 

Do we actually have that option somehow? 


@chrism8922 

 

I can't advise here how to roll back firmware.

 

Please use Google Search and or look on the xdadevelopers site to learn how.

 

A person doing this does so at their own sole responsibility knowing that a phone can be put Into an unusable state and possible manufacturing warranty being voided.

 

 

 

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 10+ 5G _256Gb > Model: SM-N976B._ Samsung One Ui / Pie.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

Explorer

Oh ya... Samsung+  won't open either. 

Just Browsing

I couldn't agree more! I bought S9+ cause of several aspects, the design of the flow, the aesthetics. The user interface is the main core of the entire experience! Hidding navigation bar, allowed to have an actual full screen! I get the idea of "forcing" the user to learn the new gesture bar.. I really do! Its the gesture bar that I dont get! Who gestures up to go back, then gestures up to go to home and the gesture ... wait for it ... up again for the recent apps! Different gestures imply different actions.. so reverse that and do it right! Until then, let the button gestures be button gestures.. But hey.. that's convinience, right? Ok.. lets take a step backwards from the Samsung improvement to the interface and lets keep the bar always on display.. And lets make fun of people who got the plus for the larger screen! The new interface takes 50% of the screen to tell you that you are on" SETTINGS".. It is designed to see it from across the room, in that hidious legend that takes space and produces no additional info for the user. What is the point of creating boarderless phones, larger screens and then design a display of such nature.. Not to mention the aesthetics.. My coding environment is more user friendly.. What went wrong people? Its like the entire UI is designed by 5 year-olds that just got into Java, started playing with the 1 shade of  designer's grey and managed to match the needs of 95 year-olds with bad eye-sight!

 

Need to uninstall this thing SAMSUNG design calls a UI and start from scratch.

 

PS I am so frastruted I want to throw my phone out of the window.

Observer

I hate it too, the worst user interface samsung done.

 

I'm sorry  i don't like say bad things on the job of others, but i bought the Note 8, in italy 1000 euros, to have a premium device in all its aspects.

With this new UI update it seems to have a 10 years cheap smartphone, the premium aspect is completely disappeared i really don't like how it appears now.

Some one knows if there is an intention to fix this horrible UI?

Is there a way to downgrade from pie to oreo for Note 8?

Thanks but it is frustrating.

 

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