Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 getting December 2020 security update [Verizon]

Last month, Verizon has started sending 5G Nationwide access for Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 phones in the US via OTA. According to the official info, the carrier is now providing the latest December 2020 security patch for both of these devices.

This new firmware update can be identified by build versions: A516VSQS1BTK1 for Galaxy A51, and A716VSQS1BTK1 for Galaxy A71. It brings system security improvements and features enhancements for a better user experience.

Read More: Samsung One UI 3.0/Android 11: Official Roadmap and Eligible Devices [Updated]

Aside from the security updates, Verizon has also started rolling out Android 11 based One UI 3.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S20 series in the US. As per the One UI 3.0 roadmap, Samsung will start sending Android 11 based One UI 3.0 update for the Galaxy A51 from March 2021 while the Galaxy A71 from May next year.

What’s changing:

The current software update provides the most up to date Android Security patches on your device.

How to check for updates manually:

  • This process allows a user to navigate through the device options to seek updates.
  • From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key > Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for Updates.
  • If your device finds a new software update, tap Download now. When complete, a screen will appear advising you that the new version of software is ready to be installed. Tap Install update.
  • The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.

You’ve successfully updated your software.

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