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T-Mobile Galaxy S21 starts getting July 2021 update, international variants still waiting

After Xfinity Mobile, another US carrier started sending Samsung’s July 2021 security update to the Galaxy S21 flagship series. The update comes with the latest Android and One UI patches for better device security. Meanwhile, it also includes additional improvements from the network carrier.

According to the info, T-Mobile pushed a new firmware update with version numbers: G991USQS4AUFD, G996USQS4AUFD and G998USQS4AUFD for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra respectively, moreover, it weighs less than 300MB.

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Other than the up-to-date security patch, the changelog of this update doesn’t mention any new feature or system improvement. However, it should enhance the performance of stock apps and system functions for a better overall user experience.

Along with fixes from T-Mobile, the July 2021 security patch carries fixes for 3 critical and 38 high levels of CVEs from Google and 8 SVEs from Samsung for Galaxy devices. However, it’s an initial rollout, your device will alert you for a new software update in the coming hours.

International Galaxy S21s are still waiting!

Starting June 30, Samsung pushed the July 2021 update to most of its flagship phones such as Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10, Galaxy Fold, and Galaxy Z Flip. At the same time, select mid-range and budget phones have also received the same treatment.

It’s worth mentioning that the Exynos 2100-powered Galaxy S21 series smartphone users are still waiting for the July security patch globally. The reason behind this slow s/w update rollout is unknown, meanwhile, it seems an indication of a big s/w update arrival in the near future.

How to check for update manually?

As always, open your device’s Settings, scroll down then tap on the Software updates menu. Wait for update checking and hit the Download and install button if the device recognizes a new OTA update.

You can also check the official video for manual update tutorial:

James Lee Taylor
James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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