How to install Android 14-based One UI 6 on Samsung Galaxy S23 (Sideload)

The Android 14-based One UI 6 update is here and Samsung Galaxy 23, Galaxy S23 Ultra, and Galaxy S23+ have started receiving the update. It is being rolled out gradually and all regions are expected to receive the update soon.

However, if you don’t get the update automatically and want to install it, you can manually sideload the update. There are many reasons why you might want to install the update as soon as you possibly can.

If you’re looking to do that, then this guide will be helpful. In this guide, you will get to know how to install Android 14-based One UI 6 on Samsung Galaxy S23.

How to install Android 14-based One UI 6 on Samsung Galaxy S23 (Sideload)

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To carry out this method, you’ll need to have the correct firmware that you’ll be flashing on your device. Check the firmware based on One UI 6, check that the firmware is specifically for your model, and check it for your region too. There are certain tools like Samsung Firmware Downloader that you can use to download firmware for your Galaxy S23. Look up the latest firmware for your handset and then follow the next steps.

Enter your device into download mode

  • First, you’ll need to download the Odin tool on your PC and install the newest Samsung drivers
  • After that, extract the downloaded Odin zip file before running Odin.exe
  • Power off your device and connect one end of the USB cable to your PC
  • On your Samsung Galaxy S23, press and hold the Volume Up + Down buttons together
  • While holding both keys, you’ll need to insert the other end of the USB cable into your phone
  • Now, release both the buttons once you see the Warning Screen
  • Press the Volume Up button once and your handset will boot into Download Mode

Flash Android 14-based One UI 6 on Samsung Galaxy S23

  • After booting your Samsung Galaxy S23 into Download Mode, Odin will automatically detect when your handset is connected to the PC using a USB Type-C cable
  • Next, you should extract the downloaded firmware on your PC and the extracted folder will have AP, BL, CP, CSC, and Home_CSC files
  • In the Odin tool, you’ll need to tap the AP button and then load the AP file from the extracted folder
  • After that, follow the same process for CP and BL files while for CSC, you should load the Home_CSC file
  • Check everything once more and ensure that everything is correct and click the “Start” button
  • The flashing will begin and you’ll be able to see the progress in the Odin tool and Download Mode
  • Once the firmware flashing is finished, you’ll get the Pass message
  • Your handset will Auto Reboot to the system after flashing
  • If it doesn’t, you should reboot manually by pressing the Volume Down + Power buttons simultaneously
  • Now, you’ll be able to enjoy the Android 14-based One UI 6 on your Samsung Galaxy S23

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