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Galaxy A54: One UI 6 Beta (Android 14) ROM Download and Installation Guide

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The Galaxy S23 series phones, which include the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra, now support the One UI 6 beta, which Samsung released last month. Continuing that, the second beta update was released. After releasing the third beta version in the US, the business is now bringing it to India. Now more customers will be able to test out the new features and updates thanks to the company’s expansion of the beta program to a more reasonable price point. Both the budget-friendly smartphones Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54 were made available to receive the beta update from the firm.

You may manually install One UI 6 on your Galaxy A54 because the program is not generally accessible for all regions. For users who don’t know the process of installation, it is advised against starting a manual ROM flash. The reason behind this is to protect your phone’s functionality by safeguarding sensitive data, as the flashing is hazardous and may even break your phone if any mistake is made.

Download & Install One UI 6 Beta For Galaxy A54

The Galaxy A54 5G, which comes with the model number [SM-A546B (OXM OMC)], may now use the ROM, which can be accessed through the particular URL links provided for the purpose. Although, for your safety, it is suggested to wait for the general release, which is scheduled for November 2023.

You will soon receive the OTA update immediately on your smartphone if you signed up as a beta tester through the Samsung Members App, where you can install it in a similar way to other updates. Another way includes obtaining the One UI 6 ZIP file, where the users need to carry out the installation process using ADB sideload manually.

Galaxy A54 5G: SM-A546B (OXM OMC is required)

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Installation guide

  1. Download the update file. Make sure to download the right build for your device.
  2. Rename the file (including the file extension) to “update.zip”.
  3. Download and install ADB. Make sure to have “C:\Android\platform-tools” added to “Path” in System variables.
  4. At your phone, go to Settings, About phone, Software information.
  5. Tap repeatedly on the build number until Developer options are enabled.
  6. Back to Settings, tap on Developer options at the bottom.
  7. Scroll down and enable “USB debugging”. Tap on OK.
  8. Connect your phone to your PC. If your device won’t connect to the PC, install Samsung Android USB Drivers.
  9. You may enable the “Always allow from this computer” if it’s your personal PC.
  10. Tap on Allow.
  11. Back to the PC, move the “update.zip” file to “C:\Android\platform-tools”.
  12. Right click on the Start Button.
  13. Click on Windows Terminal (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
  14. In the Terminal, type adb devices and execute it.
  15. If you didn’t enable “Always allow from this computer”, the pop up will appear again on the phone. Tap on Allow.
  16. Type adb reboot recovery and execute it.
  17. Your phone will boot to Recovery Mode.
  18. Navigating with the volume buttons and selecting with the power button, go to “Apply update from ADB” (if you want to force exit from this screen, hold down the Volume down and Power buttons).
  19. Back to the PC, type: adb sideload "C:\Android\platform-tools\update.zip and execute it.
  20. The installation process will start and One UI 6 beta will be installed. (If you get an error, you may have downloaded the wrong build, or your device doesn’t support the beta programme at all. If you are sure that you have downloaded the right build, try again using different cables, USB ports or PCs.)
  21. Report any bugs to the Samsung Members app!

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Google Get Inspired By Samsung; As It Copies Secure Folder Feature Housed In Galaxy Phones

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Is Google following Samsung? With the Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1, it offers a new option for private space, which Samsung already offers with the title Secure Folder. 

Google released Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 in November 2023, which introduced a feature called ‘Private Space’ already housed in Samsung devices as Secure Folder. Since reports have been around for several days that the latest iteration of Android 15 will be dedicated to more security and will bring tons of new features to enhance users’ secure experiences,  one of the awaiting features is Private Space. 

The upcoming Private Space feature will allow the user to install the application in a separate, locked profile, which they can hide at any time. Although this feature has been in the development phase for a long time, it has not yet gone live. Let’s take a closer look. 

The new feature named ‘Lock private space automatically’ will allow users to configure the feature to automatically lock the protected space depending on one of the two sub-options they select in it, which are ‘Every time device lock’ and ‘After 5 minutes of inactivity.’ While choosing the first, the feature will lock Privact Space instantly after they lock the device. 

But here’s the catchable fact: Secure Folder, available on Galaxy devices, already offers this feature, so somewhere it seems like Google got inspired by Samsung. 

The reports are also saying that when users set up Private Space, the feature now recommends them to create a dedicated Google account for using it to’stop data appearing outside private space; for instance, ‘Synced photos, files, emails, contacts, calendar events, and other data,’ and many more. This suggestion and the option to automatically lock the protected space further enhance the privacy and security of private space. 

Upcoming Private Space will offer a redesign setup flow to deliver a better idea of the feature. Since this feature initially appeared in Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 and then Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1, it is expected that Android 15 will bring this feature to enhance the secure experience. 

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Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1 Now Available

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Google is preparing for its second-pixel drop update for this year. To develop it, the company has already started the Android 14 QPR3 Beta updates. Now,  moving forward, it has started rolling out the Beta 2.1 updates, while earlier it rolled out two more beta updates, including Beta 1 and Beta 2, which brought several fixes.

Android 14 QPR 3 2.1 beta update: What’s New

The Android 14 QPR3 beta 2.1 is now available for Pixel devices. It is carrying the firmware version number AP21.240305.005. It is still using the March 2024 patch for security, but now it is live for all the eligible Pixel devices, including the Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold, Pixel 8, and Pixel 8 Pro. With the latest update, several issues have been fixed, which will surely improve the overall experience of the devices.

With the latest update, there are several problems related to the UI that have been solved. This includes a launcher crash, a charging issue in the Pixel tablet, the home screen, the layout of notifications, wallpaper settings, ‘Quick tap to start actions’ gesture functionality, and many more. 

Along with this, the update changelog also shares information about the top open issues and some common issues related to the Android platform and Google apps. For more details, check out the full changelog below.

Android 14 QPR 3 Beta 2.1 changelog

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused a device’s launcher to crash when trying to view recent apps. (Issue #328803294)
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented Pixel Tablet devices from charging while connected to the dock. (Issue #299800125)
  • Fixed an issue where swiping up from the bottom of the screen didn’t always return to the home screen.
  • I fixed an issue that caused the layout of notifications on the lock screen to display with additional padding.
  • Fixed various issues that were causing frequent “Application not responding” errors for both system and user apps.
  • Fixed an issue where swiping down from the top of the screen didn’t always show the notification shade.
  • Fixed an issue for Pixel Fold devices where sometimes, when the device was unfolded, only half of the inner screen displayed content.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented a user’s wallpaper settings from being backed up properly.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes stopped the “Quick Tap to Start Actions” gesture from working.
  • Fixed various other issues that were impacting system stability, performance, connectivity, interactivity, and camera

Top open issues

See Top Open Issues for the latest list of issues that have been reported by developers.

Other known issues

Based on our testing, you might encounter the following issues when using Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1: These issues are already known, so there’s no need to file additional reports for similar issues.

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  • An issue with sideloading the Beta 2 build can sometimes cause a device to fail to boot properly after sideloading is completed. Due to the potential disruption that this issue can cause, we’ve temporarily disabled downloads for OTA images until we can further troubleshoot the issue. To work around this issue, we recommend that developers flash a factory image to test devices instead.

Google apps

  • The Assistant The Glance widget sometimes displays weather information for the wrong location.

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Verizon rolls out One UI 6.0 and Android 14 for Galaxy Tab A7 Lite in the US

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Samsung is always ahead in terms of distributing updates, whether they are related to Android or security patches. However, it is worth noticing that the company schedules the update for older Galaxy devices late, but carefully it provides the update to each eligible device, even if it is not so popular, like when it rolled out the update for the Galaxy Tab A7 lite.

Galaxy Tab A7 Lite has already grabbed the One UI 6.0 update in several regions, including South Korea; now it is getting the update in the US. More specifically, the device is getting a new update on the Verizon network; it is coming with the firmware version number T227USQU8DXB4

The latest software update for the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite brings the One UI 6.0 update, which will improve the UI and other settings of the devices. It will ultimately enhance the overall user experience of the device, even for the existing functionalities.

In a nutshell, the One UI 6.0 will bring several features to the existing functions, including Quick Panel, Lock Screen, Home Screen, Typeface, Multitasking, Samsung Keyboard, Content Sharing, Weather, Camera, and many more. If you want to know more details, you can check out the dedicated article.

The update also brings the December 2023 security patch, which will improve the device internally. If you want to take advantage of the new update, then you should update your device to the latest version. If you are using the Verizon-locked version of the Galaxy A7 Lite, then you should start receiving the update, but if you don’t receive the update, then you have to wait for some time.


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