Samsung rolls out stable One UI 3.0 update with Android 11 to the Galaxy S20 series
Samsung recently published its One UI 3.0 update rollout plan on the Samsung Members app. According to the roadmap, the Galaxy S20 lineup should receive the latest iteration of One UI on top of Android 11 within December. Making good on its promise, the company kicked off the One UI 3.0 update distribution yesterday for the Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S20 series on Verizon’s network. Now, the Korean OEM has started rolling out the stable version of One UI 3.0 to the Exynos-powered Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and the Galaxy 20 Ultra across Europe.
Those who participated in the beta testing phase as well as regular users in several countries have now started receiving the first stable build of Samsung’s latest software update on their Galaxy S20 units. The firmware version is G98xxXXU5CTKG, and the OTA is live for both the 4G and 5G models. As with the previous releases, the update brought all the new features introduced in Android 11 to the devices, along with a handful of notable improvements to Samsung’s own Android skin.
Unsurprisingly, Samsung also ships the December 2020 security patches in this build. The bootloader version, however, remains the same as the final Android 10-based firmware. As a result, experienced users have the freedom to perform a manual downgrade, but we would still advise caution before doing so.
In case you haven’t received the update notification on your Galaxy S20 yet, you can head over to the Software Update section in the Settings app to check if the FOTA is available for your device or not. Power users, on the other hand, can opt for Frija or Samloader, which makes it a lot more easier to download the new build directly from the update server without waiting. Samsung is expected to release the update in other markets in the coming weeks but, as of now, the company has released no official timeframe regarding the same.