One UI 3.0 beta begins rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 in Korea
2020 has been one of the greatest years for Samsung foldables. The latest iteration of the Galaxy Fold lineup turned out better than the first generation model, and the Korean OEM received mostly positive feedback on the Galaxy Z Flip. More importantly for us, the software update part isn’t being ignored. The addition of the Android 11/One UI 3.0 beta program just makes things even better. Now, it looks like One UI 3.0 beta has begun rolling out to the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Today, Samsung made available the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 public beta build for the 5G variant of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 (model number SM-F916N) in Korea. The update comes in with build number F916NKSU1ZTKD and the November 2020 security patches. Of course, this build includes the bevy of new features and revamped components of the One UI skin on top of the usual Android 11 goodies.
The standard disclaimer for all betas apply here too, namely that beta software tends to contain bugs. If you are looking for a stable OS for your shiny new Galaxy Z Fold 2 that serves all your needs flawlessly, you should stay away from beta programs. Samsung’s public beta builds are usually more polished than the internal test firmware packages, but there is still a possibility that something crucial is broken.
In case you have an eligible device like the Galaxy Z Fold 2 but you haven’t rolled into the One UI 3.0 beta program yet, you’ll have to do so in the Samsung Members app. While you’re inside the app, you should see an option for enrolling in the beta program after tapping the “Notices” button. On the following screen, tap on the enroll button and then wait a few minutes for the app to process your enrollment. After that, head over to the Software update page on your device and tap on check for updates to download the open beta release.