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 May 2022 security update is now rolling out to these Galaxy devices
Starting with the Galaxy S22 series, Samsung has begun distributing the May 2022 security patch update. A thing to be remembered is that this is the world’s first May 2022 patch, which was released on April 25, nearly an entire week ahead of the month of May.
Following the initial release, the Korean tech giant has begun to expand the availability of the May patch to more Galaxy flagships and mid-rangers, globally. Meanwhile, some devices are expected to get the May patch with a major Android and One UI upgrade.
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Through this page, we are going to keep you updated with all the details of Samsung’s May 2022 security patch update for various Galaxy devices. This page will be updated regularly as soon as the company rolls it out to a new Galaxy.
At the Galaxy S22 series launch event, the company confirmed that the flagship devices launched in/after 2021 will be having four major OS upgrades alongside five years of security patches. At the same time, select newly launched Galaxy A series phones are also listed for the same treatment.
Samsung May 2022 Security Patch
These Galaxy devices have received the latest Android and One UI security patches:
Galaxy Z Series
Galaxy S Series
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22+
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21+
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 FE
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20+
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy S10+
Galaxy Note Series
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 10
- Galaxy Note 10+
- Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Galaxy A Series
Galaxy M Series
Galaxy F Series
- To be added.
Galaxy Tab Series
Galaxy XCover Series
- To be added.
Galaxy Watch Series
Samsung May 2022 patch details
May 2022 Android security update brings fixes for 7 Critical, 23 High, and 3 Moderate levels of CVEs for better system stability. Along with this, the company disclosed that it has already fixed 7 vulnerabilities with previous updates, while 6 are not applicable on Galaxy devices.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite May 2022 security update improves camera stability in Europe
Samsung is releasing the May 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy Note 10 Lite smartphone users in Germany. This update enhances the system’s security and stability alongside upgrading some stock apps.
At the same time, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite May 2022 update also boosts the camera performance by improving its stability. You can identify this update through the firmware version N770FXXU8GVE4.
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) May 19, 2022
To download it, go to Settings of your smartphone followed by Software update and Download and install. You can now follow the on-screen instructions to get access to the latest changes.
April 27, 2022: April 2022 security patch (Asia)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite April 2022 security update is expanding in some Asian markets including Vietnam. It improves the security and reliability of your device’s system as well as upgrades three stock apps to further boost the device’s performance.
These apps include:
- Samsung Members
- Voice Recorder
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) April 27, 2022
April 20, 2022: April 2022 security patch (Europe)
Samsung has dispatched a new software update for Galaxy Note 10 Lite smartphone owners in Europe. This update primarily installs the April 2022 Android security patch in order to enhance the security of your phone and provide you with seamless performance.
Further, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite April 2022 security update comes with fixes for 88 privacy and security-related vulnerabilities and exploits from Google and Samsung. These include 27 high and 18 moderate levels of CVEs.
Besides these, there’s nothing that the latest update comes with. You might notice some minor changes and improvements after having hands-on on this update.
Previously, the device owners received the Android 12 Based One UI 4.1 update that installed Google Duo Live Sharing, a Grammarly-powered keyboard, customizable RAM Plus, Galaxy S22-inspired camera features, and much more. Check the complete changelog.
Moving on, the fresh software update for the phone comes with One UI build version N770FXXU8GVD5. It’s currently rolling out in France and is expected to reach more European markets as well as other region users in the coming days or weeks.
As soon as your Galaxy Note 10 Lite gets the update, it will notify you. In case you want to check it manually, enter the Settings of your smartphone. Now tap on Software update and then the Download and install option.
If the update is available and you want to install it, click Download now, and once downloaded install it on your phone. Finally, the phone will reboot and start initial app optimizations.
Samsung May 2022 security update rolling out to carrier-locked Galaxy S20 FE 5G in the US
Samsung released the May 2022 Android security patch update for the carrier-unlocked Galaxy S20 FE 5G models in the US last week. Now the company is expanding the fresh firmware update for the carrier-locked Galaxy S20 FE 5G devices in the US.
Identified via One UI build version G781USQS7FVD4, the latest update is released only on Sprint’s network in the region. However, other US carriers are expected to release the update in the coming days.
Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE May 2022 update comes with fixes for various privacy and security-related bugs and issues. These vulnerabilities include 7 Critical, 23 High, and 3 Moderate levels of CVEs from Google and Samsung, which are related to the Weather app, Galaxy Themes, Setup Wizard, and others.
Additionally, the newest update also improves the security and stability of your device as well as some minor functionalities in order to enrich the overall device performance and provide users with seamless performance.
Besides these, there’s noting major mentions in the update changelog. You might some minor changes and improvements after installing the update on your device.
How to install?
If you are a Galaxy S20 FE 5G user in the US, you can check the fresh firmware update by navigating Settings >> Software update >> Download and install. Meanwhile, to download it, click on the Download now button and then install the update to get access to the new optimizations.
When will Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G get Android 13 One UI 5.0 update?
Google has released 2 Android 13 beta updates for its Pixel devices. However, we don’t have any Android 13 upgrade rollout plan or roadmap for Samsung devices at this moment, meanwhile, the company might begin One UI 5.0 beta testing in July, starting with the Galaxy S22 series flagships.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G will also get this update before the end of this year. This update will bring an array of new features and enhancements to your device. Check out the list of some Samsung Android 13-based One UI 5.0 features here.