Beware of Android 10 on the Galaxy S10: the beta has a serious error

If you have updated your Samsung Galaxy S10 to Android 10 with One UI 2.0 you must be careful: there is a serious error that can block your phone.

The owners of a Samsung Galaxy S10 , also a Note 10 , in any of its versions do not yet enjoy Android 10 in its stable version, but they can try the beta with this system version and also One UI 2.0 , the new custom layer . We have installed the second beta, the current one, and it works very well. Although now a very serious authentication error has been discovered that can block the phone.

As SamMobile emphasizes , the owners of a Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 who have installed the second beta of Android 10 and One UI 2.0 can be deprived of access to their phone due to an error with the authentication of security services. If this error is activated, the mobile would reject any attempt to enter the phone using the registered methods, such as fingerprint, PIN, pattern or facial recognition.

If you have the second beta installed on your Galaxy S10 or Note 10 activate the Search my Samsung mobile service

Cuidado con Android 10 en los Galaxy S10: la beta tiene un grave error

So you can make sure you have the remote option to restore your phone

First of all, we must clarify that the error is not widespread , so it does not mean that you suffer if you are in the risk group (a Samsung mobile with the second beta of Android 10). We have been using this software version from day one and we have not encountered any problems, but it never hurts to prevent: you can run out of phone access . We must remember that, like any trial version, it is not without failures.

The only way to avoid the problem is to have a way to restore passwords remotely so that you can enter your Samsung mobile in case you suffered the authentication error. If you have the beta on your phone, be sure to follow the steps below:

  • Access the settings of your Samsung Galaxy and go to Biometric data and security .
  • Enter the Search my mobile menu.
  • Make sure that you have registered your Samsung account, that Search my mobile is activated and that the Remote Unlock box is checked.
  • From that moment, if the Android 10 and One UI 2.0 error blocked your Samsung Galaxy, you could unlock it from the web by accessing this page with your Samsung account registered on the phone.
  • Additionally, you can remove the locking systems as long as Samsung does not release an update to correct the problem. Remember that this makes your phone accessible by anyone : do not remove the lock if you are not in a safe environment.

The risk of testing beta versions is always latent, it is something we must assume. Even so, the truth is that the second beta of Android 10 with One UI 2.0 for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 works very well in terms of stability and energy consumption . If you have not installed it yet and you feel like it, remember our advice and activate Search my mobile .

Second update with Android 10 for the Samsung Galaxy S10

The second update of Android 10 and One UI 2.0 is already available in Spain for those who have signed up for the beta in the Samsung Galaxy S10.

Samsung has stepped on the accelerator in terms of Android 10 as it not only began to distribute the beta with One UI 2.0 in a few territories, we also have it in Spain thanks to the new Samsung Members program . And it has already evolved: after updating all phones to correct the error of the fingerprint scanner , a second beta arrives with Android 10 .

We woke up this morning with the pending update on our Samsung Galaxy S10 + : ready to install. The news record is very broad. And it brings a change that is anticipated even to the Google Pixel : the S10 with One UI 2.0 receive the November security patch . Not bad, even if it is still beta software.

Sign up through Samsung Members and update your Samsung Galaxy S10 to Android 10

Segunda actualización con Android 10 para los Samsung Galaxy S10

We have to highlight the fact that it is still a beta ROM , although it works reasonably well. If the first version was fluid, with certain drawbacks that we reviewed in our analysis, this second beta comes to improve the overall operation of the device, including battery consumption. Therefore, it is highly recommended to update.

Samsung definitely fixes the error with its fingerprint scanner so that it does not allow authentication based on what covers and protectors (we checked and were unable to skip the scanner lock). The update weighs around 500 MB .

To sign up for the beta of Android 10 and One UI 2.0 in Spain you just have to do the following:

  • You need to have an active SIM in the phone and that it be free.
  • Open your Samsung Members app and look for the beta ad (a small blue sign at the top of the screen).
  • Click on the Image Register .
  • Accept the conditions, click on Register and you will be in the betas program.
  • Check the updates from the settings of your Samsung Galaxy S10: Android 10 should soon arrive with One UI 2.0.

Segunda actualización con Android 10 para los Samsung Galaxy S10

Although this second beta is still in testing, the overall performance of the phone improves considerably . We still do not recommend it for regular use, yes: update only if you want to try before anyone else the news at a certain risk.

Samsung solves the problem of the fingerprint reader of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10

Samsung has announced a new update in the next 24 hours that solves the problem of the fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S10 and Note 10.

A few days ago we met a serious security problem that affected the ultrasonic fingerprint readers of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10. Samsung has already warned that in the coming hours they will launch a security update that corrects the weakness of this fingerprint reader.

Samsung solves the security problem of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10

If you do not know one of the latest controversies, we will update you. A few days ago a security problem was published that affected the Galaxy S10 and Note 10. These phones have an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, which despite being slower, offers greater security.

However, that security was questioned , since using a simple silicone screen protector it was possible to skip such measures.

We ourselves have tested with different materials if it was possible to outwit the fingerprint reader , without much success, so that false positives seem to be an isolated case of a particular protector. However, it was a problem that had to be corrected as urgently as possible.

Samsung has already announced in its Samsung Members application that the update that corrects the problem of the fingerprint reader is on its way and will begin to be deployed in the next 24 hours.

Given the seriousness of the matter, Samsung did not want to wait for the monthly security update in November to solve a critical error that only affected its best phones. Once you receive the update, Samsung recommends that you scan your fingerprints again for added security.

Cell phones like the Galaxy A50 do not have this problem when using an optical fingerprint reader.

Other Samsung terminals with a fingerprint reader on the screen, such as the A50, use optical technology, so you will not receive this update because you do not need it.

The update notice has initially reached South Korea, but as Sammobile indicates, users from the US, Canada and some European countries are receiving the warning. At the moment we have not received this warning in our Galaxy Note 10+, but we will notify you when the update begins to arrive.

The fingerprint reader of the Galaxy S10, fooled by a screen saver

The ultrasonic fingerprint reader of the Samsung Galaxy S10 has a significant security problem, being able to be fooled by a simple protector.

In the last hours a new security hole has been discovered that would allow any attacker to unlock our fingerprint only using a specific screen protector.

A gel protector that can cancel the ultrasonic fingerprint reader

In the last hours a woman seems to have noticed that the gel protector she had bought for her Galaxy S10 was generating a security problem, and that is that after applying it, any finger could unlock her mobile.

Without a doubt it is a serious security problem (at least until it is solved), since as the woman herself indicates, if anyone can access her mobile, they could transfer funds from her account, a risk that nobody is willing to take .

The fingerprint reader of the Samsung Galaxy S10 has been highly criticized for its speed . This was because ultrasonic technology is slower than optics, but it also offered an extra layer of security. This discovery leaves more doubts about technology.

Samsung is aware of the problem and will launch a security update to fix the problem. Biometric security is based on confidence margins, so surely when the patch arrives, the reader may lose some of the speed he has gained in the latest updates.

What to do if I lose my mobile

Although Samsung has clarified that it is already working on solving this problem in an upcoming security patch, it never hurts to have some extra security considerations.

It is unlikely that in the home environment someone buys a specific screen protector to skip the security of your mobile, but this could be complicated if we lose or steal our mobile.

For this case, what we recommend is to enter the option to find my Samsung device . From this section we will have the option to block the device. This lock allows us to enter a new 4 to 8 digit PIN and display a phone number and a message for anyone who finds it.

Additionally, this option will block our Samsung Pay cards, in addition to preventing the phone from being turned off (provided it has a battery).

Android 10 arrives is official in the Galaxy S10 in the testing phase

Samsung has confirmed the arrival of Android 10 along with One UI 2 to the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10e and Galaxy S10 5G.

A few days later than expected, Samsung has finally opened its open beta phase to Samsung Galaxy S10 users who want to try the new Android 10 version on their phones.

And not only do we have the novelties of Android 10, but Samsung releases One UI 2.0, the latest version of the graphical interface that was launched a year ago and has had a great reception.

What’s new in One UI 2

One UI 2 will be subject to analysis when we can test it, but Samsung has already given us data on what we can expect from it.

Less flashy notifications

One of the visual elements that usually attracts attention when we are playing are notifications. Now they will be much smaller, although they will continue to appear as is logical.

Android 10 llega es oficial en los Galaxy S10 en fase de pruebas

In the image above you see how it is in One UI and how it will be in One UI 2. This can also be seen in other elements of the system, such as in the sound bar.

Enhanced Dark Mode

Another of the changes that One UI brings is a new dark mode that in addition to changing the colors of the interface knows when you have to make the images less bright or change the color of certain texts.

This will be useful, for example, when we use our cell phone at night in bed. It is an improvement over the native mode of Android 10 .

New Focus Mode

One of the new features is Focus Mode, an option available in Digital Wellbeing that all mobiles now have to carry. We can focus on what we do and even pause applications temporarily.

Android 10 llega es oficial en los Galaxy S10 en fase de pruebas

A smarter lock screen

Surely more than once you have changed the image of the lock screen and that has made the clock did not look good. As of this version of One UI this will not be a problem since the system will automatically change the color of the font if necessary.

Android 10 llega es oficial en los Galaxy S10 en fase de pruebas

Device maintenance

The last of the functions announced is a mobile manager, an application that allows us to release RAM, delete duplicate photos, improve battery behavior, etc.

List of compatible mobiles

This beta phase allows us to install Android 10 on the following devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

For now Samsung has not confirmed the release dates of this software in different countries and, although it will change from one to another, it is expected to be shortly.