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[Expanding] Samsung begins Galaxy S21 July 2021 security update rollout internationally!

Samsung Galaxy S21

Update: Samsung Galaxy S21 series July 2021 security update is now rolling out to more countries such as India and UK.

July 13, 2021: It’s mid-July and Samsung just begin a new software update rollout for its latest flagship series. Though a bit late, but the Galaxy S21 series finally start getting the July 2021 security patch with a new software update internationally!

As of now, the latest update for the Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is spotted in Germany as well as China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. You can check the updated software versions for different regions below.

Software versions:

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXU3AUG4 | G9910ZHS2AUG1 | G9910ZHS2AUG2
  • Galaxy S21 Plus – G996BXXU3AUG4 | G9910ZHS2AUG1 | G9910ZHS2AUG2
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXU3AUG4 | G9910ZHS2AUG1 | G9910ZHS2AUG2

Note: Bolded version numbers are for international variants.

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As always, the new security update embeds fixes for a number of newly found CVEs including 41 from Google and 8 from Samsung for Galaxy devices. Unlike the last month’s hefty s/w, the July 2021 update doesn’t bring any new features or noticeable changes to the device’s software system.

Meanwhile, the installation of a new software update is necessary as its nourishes the device’s security and improves privacy as well. In addition, it should also enhance the stock functions and system applications for a better overall user experience.

Not a new thing, the update is initially rolling out in Germany, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, which could take some time to deploy globally. However, a few days back, Xfinity Mobile released the July 2021 security patch for its locked Galaxy S21 series devices in the US, followed by T-Mobile. [Read more]

We suggest you keep an eye on system notifications and begin the download just after getting the July update over the air. Wanna check for updates manually? Just open your device’s Settings, scroll down then tap on the Software updates menu, finally hit the Download and install button if the device finds a new OTA update.

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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