How to Install Android 10 on Your Samsung Galaxy S10 Right Now

One of the hassles when buying a non-Pixel Android smartphone is that you owe your manufacturer for Android updates. In other words, Google devices usually get giant updates first, like Android 10, and you should sit back and envy until you get a chance – perhaps a few months later – if you’ve spent money on a Samsung or Huawei device, to name a few.

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 + and S10e smartphones in the US, South Korea and Germany will now be able to try Android 10. I’ve put it in quotes since you do have a chance to subscribe to the beta of One UI 2.0 – Samsung’s custom user interface that it built on the back of stock Android.

First, open the Samsung Members app. Once you log in, look around for any notice or other warning indicating that you are eligible to join beta testing. If so, great! Otherwise, you are either out of luck or you are using the wrong operator. (As Engadget notes, the beta is currently only available to Sprint and T-Mobile users, or if you’re downloading an unlocked device.)

Once signed in, make sure you run the software update on your device to download and install the beta. Before doing this, however, make sure you back up your device and back up anything critical that isn’t already stored somewhere in the cloud. If you’re lucky enough to get into the beta, the usual warnings apply – you will be testing pre-release software that at some point may or may not cause problems for your device. This is the price you pay for early access that few have. (Otherwise, you will probably wait for the full version of One Ui 2.0 / Android 10. until December.)

To exit the beta, simply open the Settings section of the Samsung Members app under the three-dot icon in the upper right corner and use the convenient option to unregister from the beta. If you do, your phone will reboot – all data will be erased and you can restore from the most recent pre-beta backup, if applicable.


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