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One ui beta 4 - why is the UK left out once again?

(Topic created on: 07-12-2021 12:43 PM)
redjj1492
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Why have the UK once again Been left of the beta one Ui 4 /  download list again ??
Everyone else seems to get it in the members app but not the UK are we not good enough come on Samsung we git the devices then let us have the beta download what's the problem !!

Had this Note 10/,Note 20 / Now the flip 3 
Begining to think samsung thinks we are stupid or blind. Seems the far East, Europe, USA then last the UK. Enough is enough sort this out now!! This would not happen @ apple the whole of Europe would get it at the same time and not have to watch 6 billon people on you tube using it.. What a farce... Sort it out 🤔
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AndrewL
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@redjj1492: The One UI 4 Beta was made available in the UK, but was limited to open network variants of the Galaxy S21 Series, initially. I'm sorry that you weren't able to take part on the Galaxy  Z Flip 3, however you should expect to receive the full Android 12 update some time in the next few months. 

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redjj1492
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Wow Andrew that's pretty poor only 1 top line phone very expensive phone gets the beta program who thought that up so wheres the flip 3 / fold 3 / both purchased less that 6 weeks ago come in that line up, they both should have, come with it installed pretty poor for Samsung in 2021 how about asking us first .
And I've rooted phone in the past which means the beta was there and you could have configured it to work with these phone but didn't want to and have held it back to tweak it for release in late December 2021 that is terrible service..
Things like this make people switch brands we've had to wait 6 mths for it already. Any way you cut it it's not good...
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Midge123
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We have not been left out I can download it anytime only phone's unlocked from Samsung I am from Scotland go and sign up for it that's what I had to do I hope that gives you piece of mind
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redjj1492
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Really midge mine unlocked from samsung UK so wheres is the link if you wouldn't mind posting it so we can all try it out, then funny that the moderator hasn't mentioned that 🤔
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NaurtoGokuLuffy1245
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I'm leaving Samsung first we get a different processor then this forget this.
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redjj1492
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See all because you guys at Samsung wanna hold us back i could have flashed it months ago with stuff off Sam mobile. Com but would rather be in a beta vet soon or 2 or 3 or 4 but we have been left out once again like they don't care about the UK only the expensive S21 ultra users what a joke !
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Gents,
If your device is direct from Samsung then as you know it will be unlocked, HOWEVER, it also must have a CSC of BTU. I have seen several people state that their CSC was not set to BTU, I have no idea why but have a feeling that is to do with the the initial boot, if a sim card was in the device and what options were selected. I do believe there may be one to set the CSC.
This then leaving people who purchased from Samsung with unlocked devices but also ones that will not receive the Beta due to having a different CSC Code.

You cannot just download it via a link and join the beta. You have to get the invite in this Members App. Not sure what device @Midge123 has? Perhaps the beta had just opened up for the Fold but it's not been reported out there by anyone.

So, if the beta is still open for your device then check your CSC CODE and change it to BTU via one on the two methods availabl. Search my posts for more details or pop over and have a search on XDA. Always do a full backup before making any changes of course. Follow the instructions to the letter and remove all local security from your device,fingerprints, codes etc

I was pretty disappointed that we did not get the beta on the Fold/Flip here in the UK but you have always had the ability to side-load it via Odin or .zip (providing your CSC is BTU of course).
So, I was disappointed but it's not really an entitlement. Despite what you sll may think they have not done this just to annoy us, there will be a reason behind it whether it be a resource, timeline or other issue.
On that note, I was able to enrol in the Note 10 and the prior two flagship betas so we are not always left out.
I have no idea why they do not release all the betas in the UK seeming as UK English is the most widely used language on devices across the world (not most installs but widely used). But again, they have their reasons, it's not like Samsung is a small company being run out of someone's garage right hehe.

Rooting the Fold would not have given you the official beta. You would have to wait for people to release custom Roms, not to mention you would have lost Google and Samsung Pay, several security settings and key likely tripped Knox leaving you with an unofficial device and no warranty. It's not how it used to be ten years ago lol.


Find it a little strange to read comments like, I'm going to leave Samsung....
Apart from Google devices, Samsung is still up there with being pretty fast in releasing the next version.

Absolutely no way we can compare this to Apple and their updates. They have a handful of devices all with the exact same architecture and age all manufactured by Apple right.
Samsung have hundreds of devices across the whole planet and remember that on top of that every carrier then wants to add their little bits and custom apps to the builds.

It's totally up to individuals if they feel the need to leave Samsung based on the fact that they were not included in the beta this time round but just remember, you will most likely be far worse off with updates unless you go to a Google device.

Just one last thing, the other locations messaged to get through beta 1 to 4 pretty quickly and the timeline states we will get the full version in December, we could have ours within a few weeks right.
Fingers crossed 🤞🏻
Best of Luck all! 👍🏼
redjj1492
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Dear Santa Samsung,
My name is tiny Tim
I was wondering would it be possible if you could deliver me for Xmas 2021 the (1 ui beta 4) for the Flip 3 Or the finished 1 UI version.
It Would be nice to install it under the Xmas tree on Xmas day.
I know the elves are busy wrapping present for all the boys and girls but I would appreciate it
greatly
Yours tiny Tim....
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