Samsung completely halts One UI 4.0 update due to “compatibility issues”


It seems that the Android 12 update is proving to be more of a frustration for Samsung than originally anticipated. The company confirmed (via TizenHelp) that it will be pausing the rollout of One UI 4 for all devices due to “compatibility issues with the Google Play system.”

This comes as a bit of a surprise given that the One UI 4.0 update is already available for many in Samsung’s home country of South Korea, including devices such as the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3. Unfortunately, shortly after the release was pushed to more users, new and different bugs and issues began appearing including phones being randomly sent into recovery mode or soft-bricked.

While Samsung didn’t provide a concrete reason as to what the problem actually is, the company did say that “Google is taking action”. So it would appear as though the ball is in Google’s court at this point to determine what exactly is going on to cause the problems for those who have already received the One UI 4.0 update on their Galaxy devices.

On one hand, it’s great to see that Samsung recognized that the problems are much more widespread than originally thought. But on the other, it’s not great to see a company have to halt the update completely due to those unforeseen bugs and issues. OnePlus had to do something similar earlier in the month as OxygenOS and ColorOS were merged with the release of Android 12. But the company has since issued its fix and devices have again started to receive the update on the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.

Hopefully, Samsung and Google can work swiftly to get this update back to a state where it’s available for everyone. But we’ll just have to wait and see what happens in the coming days and weeks. Let us know if you’ve already received the update and how your phone has been handling Android 12 and One UI 4.


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