If you have a Samsung phone running on one of the One UI 2.0+ versions, you can now install One UI 3.0 apps on your device. One UI 3.0 is Samsung’s latest OEM skin. It is based on Android 11 and precedes One UI 2.5. It is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S20 as a Beta Build.
If you don’t have a Galaxy S20 to test the new firmware update, then you can download and install some of the APK files that have been extracted directly from the One UI 3.0 firmware, such as the browser, keyboard app, Bixby routines, and more.
All One UI 3.0 ported apps
- Digital Wellbeing
- New Bixby Routines
- New Samsung Call Settings
- Link Sharing
- Share Live
- Samsung Browser
How To Install One UI 3.0 apps on One UI 2.0
The apps have been extracted by recognized developer AlexisXDA from the official Galaxy S20 firmware. They come in a flashable zip file that can be flashed via a custom recovery on phones with One UI 2.0, 2.1 and 2.5. A number of phones are supported, including the Galaxy S10, S9, S8, Note 20, Note 10, Note 9, Note 8, A71, A51, A31, A21 and A01. The process is fairly simple, and the only requirement is to have an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery installed, such as TWRP.
Download both files and transfer them to the internal storage of your phone. Once you have downloaded both files, you can go ahead with the installation process.
Note: Please be aware that in order to do this, you need to unlock your bootloader. Additionally, you need to have a custom recovery installed beforehand. If you do so, please note that this will trip KNOX.
- Press and hold the power button. Tap on Power off to turn off the phone.
- Press and hold the volume up and power buttons at the same time. Keep them pressed until the phone boots into recovery mode.
- In recovery, tap on Install. Find the app remover zip file (FLASH_THIS_BEFORE.zip) and install it.
- Go back, tap on Install again, and this time flash the ported apps file (OneUI3.0_PortedAPPS_0.5_AlexisXDA.zip).
- Once you have flashed both files, restart your phone.
That is it. When the phone boots up, you will have all the new One UI 3.0 apps installed. To explain what you just did, the first file removes all current apps that will be replaced, and the second file installs the updated apps. Additionally, you can extract the package yourself to retrieve all the APK files.