Verizon: Samsung Galaxy S21 July 2021 security update starts rolling out

The Galaxy S21 is Samsung’s latest and most-premium smartphone lineup as of now. Recently, these devices started receiving a new software update in the United States, which brings system security improvements.

According to the info, Verizon pushed a new firmware update for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones. The update installs the latest July 2021 Android security patch for better system stability.

You can check the software versions followed by the changelog of this update below.

Software Versions

  • Galaxy S21 5G – G991USQS4AUFD
  • Galaxy S21+ 5G – G996USQS4AUFD
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G – G998USQS4AUFD


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

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A few days ago, another US network carrier T-Mobile released the July 2021 Android patches for the Galaxy S21 series smartphones through a new firmware update. However, the update didn’t include any new features or major changes.

As per the company’s July 2021 security bulletin, the new Galaxy S21 update brings fixes for 41 CVEs from Google and 8 SVEs from Samsung for all the eligible Galaxy devices.

Do note that Verizon is currently expanding this software randomly to select Galaxy S21 series smartphone users in the US. If you haven’t yet received the OTA notification, then check for the s/w updates manually by following the steps given below.

Here’s how to check for updates manually:

  • Open device Settings
  • Scroll down and select Software updates
  • Hit on Download and install button.

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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