Samsung has recently started testing its latest operating system, One UI 6, based on Android 14, since the launch of Android 14 is closer to being officially announced. The first beta testing started with the Galaxy S23 Series in a limited region, which will be expanded with future build releases. The company has yet to release the roadmap for the release of One UI 6 Beta and its release date. However, with its previous track record, Samsung will update its flagship, followed by recently launched mid-range and budget-centric smartphones.

There are a lot of significant changes under the hood, including new features, improvements, and optimizations. You can read more about what is new with One UI 6 here. Since Samsung promises to offer 4 years of Android updates to most of their devices, many smartphones will receive Android 14 updates.

While other companies have already started beta testing for months, Samsung did not participate in Google’s Android 14 Beta Programme for OEMs. However, Samsung aims to be one of those brands that release Android 14 as early as possible and also roll out the update to most of its devices.

Samsung One UI 6.0 Firmware

One series received Samsung’s latest One UI 6.0 as the first device, and these devices received the beta build on August 11, 2023. We will mention the devices by their model names to avoid confusion.

  • Galaxy S23: (dm1q)
  • Galaxy S23+: (dm1q)
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra: (dm1q)

Note: These are public beta updates, and you can get an OTA update for the One UI 6.0 Beta with the following guide.

  • Download the Samsung Member app from the Play Store or the Galaxy Store.
  • After that, log in with your Samsung account.
  • On the top banner, scroll to find the beta schedule for your region.
  • From there, you can enroll in the beta.
  • Once the beta is available for your device, you can wait for the OTA to be pushed to it, for which you will also receive notifications.

If you have good experience with sideloading and do not want to wait any longer, you can manually sideload these builds. You can still flash these firmware on your device, but you must have a unified EUX build.

Download Samsung One UI 6.0 Firmware

You can find the table for each device here. Download the firmware after careful consideration.

Samsung Galaxy S23 | dm1q

CountryOne UI Beta 1 ROMBeta 1 HotFix
Germany | SM-S911BZWH8 
South Korea | SM-S911NZWH8ZWH8 with baseband BWH8
USA (Carrier) | SM-S911NZWHA 
USA | SM-S911N Download Available | ZWHA 

Samsung Galaxy S23 + | dm2q

CountryOne UI Beta 1 ROMBeta 1 HotFix
Germany | SM-S916BZWH8 
South Korea | SM-S916NZWH8ZWH8 with baseband BWH8
USA (Carrier) | SM-S916UZWHA 

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra | dm2q

CountryOne UI Beta 1 ROMBeta 1 HotFix
Germany | SM-S918BDownload Available | ZWH8 
South Korea | SM-S918NZWH8ZWH8 with baseband BWH8
USA (Carrier) | SM-S918UDownload Available | ZWHA 
USA | SM-S918U1Download Available | ZWHA 

Flash Samsung One UI 6.0 on your Galaxy device.

You can sideload these files on your device using Odin. If you want to revert to the stable channel, you must download the non-beta build to sideload for performance. Unlike OEMs such as OnePlus, Realme, Vivo, and others, Samsung does not offer downgrades or recovery ROMs.

There are multiple variants to sideload or flash the firmware build on Samsung devices, so consider the best possible way you are confident. Some devices that are said to have received the One UI 6.1 update quite early compared to other smartphones are:

  • Galaxy S Series
    • Galaxy S23 Series
    • Galaxy S22 Series
    • Galaxy S21 Series (uncertain).
  • Galaxy Z Series
    • Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5
    • Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4
    • Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy A Series
    • Galaxy A54
    • Galaxy A53 (uncertain).

How to Install the Samsung One UI 6 Beta Firmware

We must start by setting up the ADB method to install Samsung One UI 6 Beta firmware on your device.

  • Start by downloading the OneUI 6 firmware for your device.
  • Now, you need to modify the firmware extension from.bin to
  • Download and install ADB on your computer.
  • Connect your device to your PC via a USB cable.
  • Enable Developer Mode: Device Settings > About Phone > Software Information. Tap on it seven times to enable developer mode.
  • Afterward, enable USB debugging by heading over to Developer Options and then toggle to enable USB debugging.
  • Your device will prompt for permission to allow USB debugging.

Start Installing OneUI 6 Beta Firmware

Once we finish setting up the ADB method for our device, we can start installing the One UI 6 Beta firmware.

  • Move your firmware, named “,” to the “C:Androidplatform-tools” location for your ADB path in system variables.
  • Open Windows Terminal as an administrator from Windows Start by searching for it.
  • Next, execute “adb device.” After that, your device will get prompted to allow it.
  • Now, execute “adb reboot recovery,” which takes your device into recovery mode.
  • Use your device’s volume button to navigate and the power button to select an option.
  • Go to Apply Update from ADB, and then from your PC, execute this: “.adb sideload “”
  • This will start flashing One UI 6 on your device, and once the process is finished, you need to execute this “adb reboot recovery” again.
  • Go to “Wipe Cache Partition” and select Yes, then select “Reboot the System Now.”

Note: Your device’s data will be wiped, and if you receive any errors, it might be because you have downloaded the wrong firmware or it does not support the beta. If you think everything is correct, try again after checking USB ports, PCs, or different cables to ensure connectivity.

Alternatively, you can use the Alliance Shield X app.

This method does not require a PC and is relatively easy.

  • Download the Alliance Shield X app from the Google Play Store.
  • Create an account by clicking the register button, and then permit Knox.
  • After that, modify the One UI 6 Beta Firmware file to “” and move it to the root directory (/storage/emulated/0).
  • In the Alliance Shield App, click on the App Manager and use the search function to find “Software Update.”
  • Choose the software update from the purple or white icon.
  • Next, go to Activities Navigation and search for “com.idm.fotaagent.enabler.ui.admin.main.AdminMainActivity.” Once you find it, tap “Open” to configure it.
  • Finally, you will see the Sideload button, where you can browse the firmware for manual firmware flashing on your device.

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