In August 2020, Samsung announced its last Galaxy Note flagship lineup – Galaxy Note 20, which includes two handsets. Came pre-installed with Android 10-based One UI 2.5, Note 20 series is compatible with three generations of Android OS upgrades.
Back in December 2020, the Galaxy Note 20 duo received the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update, followed by One UI 3.1 earlier this year. Still, the devices are eligible for the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 and Android 13-based One UI updates in the future.
Aside from major firmware upgrades, the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones are eligible for new security patch updates on a monthly basis until 2024, thanks to new Samsung update policy.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series Update
If you want to check for the latest update manually, head to your device Settings tap on Software updates and finally hit the Download and install button.
November 13: eSIM support at Verizon
Verizon started releasing a new firmware update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in the US. The latest update comes with a handful of major network-related features called eSIM, Dual Sim Dual Standby and BYOD. [Source1/Source2]
- Firmware versions
- Galaxy Note 20 – N981USQU2DUJ6
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986USQU2DUJ6
This software update provides the latest security patch and support for BYOD (“bring your own device”) when making the switch to Verizon from select carriers. It also includes the new Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) feature, which allows you to use two phone numbers on the same device.
If you’re not already on Verizon’s 5G Nationwide network, Galaxy Note20 users from other North American carriers will now be able to bring their device and instantly switch to Verizon. Just insert and activate a new Verizon SIM card in your Galaxy Note20 device and it will automatically adapt to the Verizon network and experiences.
Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
DSDS enables you to use two phone numbers on the same or different networks with Dual SIM support. Subscribers can register 1 physical SIM and 1 eSIM on their Galaxy Note20 device. You can send and receive calls and messages on either phone number. One mobile data network can be used at a time as DDS (Designated Data Subscription). You can set the primary SIM and default phone number in Settings > Connections.
November 03: November 2021 Security Patch
Samsung is now releasing the November 2021 security patch update for the carrier unlocked Galaxy Note 20 series smartphones in the US. Other than the latest security patches, the update didn’t bring any new features or changes, however, there’s an expectation of the arrival of One UI 4 Beta for the lineup. [Source]
- Galaxy Note 20 – N980FXXS3DUJ6/N981U1UES2DUJ7
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N985FXXS3DUJ6/N986U1UES2DUJ7
October 13: October 2021 Security Patch
Following the initial rollout from South Korea, Samsung is now expanding the October 2021 security patch update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in various European and Asian regions at the moment [Source]. The update can be identified via PDA version numbers:
- Galaxy Note 20 – N980FXXS3DUIF
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N985FXXS3DUIF
Samsung Galaxy A14 5G September 2023 update live in the US
Samsung already started releasing the September 2023 security update for Galaxy A14 5G in Malaysia and the company is now expanding this update for locked models in the US. The update fixes over 60 security flaws found in the Galaxy smartphones and tablets, according to the official details.
It is a regular update, so it does not bring any new features or changes except security maintenance. However, it optimizes system stability to offer you uninterrupted and seamless functionality on your device.
September 2023 security update for Samsung Galaxy A14 smartphone arrives with PDA version A146USQU4BWH4 in the US. To install the latest update, you just need to open Settings, press on the Software Update option, and then click on the Download and install option. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest update.
Samsung Galaxy A72 gets huge size September 2023 update [1.3GB]
Samsung Galaxy A72 users are getting a new huge update with a September 2023 security patch in India. The update brings system security improvements, functional enhancements, bug fixes, and stability optimization to provide a better experience.
Users of Galaxy A72 smartphones can identify the September 2023 security update in India through the One UI build version A725FXXU6DWH2 and a big package size of around 1.3GB.
The update fixes over 60 security flaws to make the device more secure and reliable. However, the changelog does not contain any new features or changes.
Moreover, the firmware also updates several stock apps Samsung Notes Adds-ons, Samsung Kids, Notes, Health, Members, Calculator, and Voice Recorder to the latest version.
You can get the update from Settings >> Software Update >> Download and Install.
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) September 25, 2023
Locked Samsung Galaxy S21 receiving September 2023 update in the US
Samsung is rolling out a new update for Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, which installs the latest Android security patch released in September 2023. The update is currently available for locked models in the US.
September 2023 update for the Samsung Galaxy S21 series can be identified through One UI build versions mentioned below.
- Galaxy S21 – G991USQS9EWI1
- Galaxy S21 Plus – G996USQS9EWI1
- Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998USQS9EWI1
This fresh security patch fixes over 60 security flaws found in Galaxy smartphones and tablets, according to the official details. It is a regular update, so it does not bring any new features or changes except security maintenance. However, it optimizes system stability to offer you uninterrupted and seamless functionality on your device.
To install the latest update, you just need to open Settings, press on the Software Update option, and then click on the Download and Install option. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest update.