Samsung has begun rolling out a new firmware update for the Galaxy S10 series devices in the US. This update is based on One UI 3.1 on top of the Android 11 operating system, which brings the November 2021 security patch for better system stability.
Identified via PDA release number ending GUK1, this new Galaxy S10 series s/w update is rolling out for the carrier unlocked units in the US. While the consumers are wondering about Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update, the company is busy updating latest flagships such as Galaxy S21, Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3.
Software details, availability
- Firmware versions:
- Galaxy S10e – G970U1UES6GUK1
- Galaxy S10 – G973U1UES6GUK1
- Galaxy S10 Plus G975U1UES6GUK1
- Bluegrass Cellular
- Xfinity Mobile
Detailed back in early last month, Samsung’s November 2021 security patch brings fixes to a number of CVEs and SVEs from Google and Samsung. At the same time, the latest Galaxy S10 update includes enhancements to the system software and stock applications.
How to 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.
Galaxy S10 Android 12 Update
According to Samsung US roadmap, the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e will start getting the major Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update in February 2022. On the other hand, a recent Gear VR service suspension announcement revealed that the Galaxy S10 will get Android 12 update in December this year.
Galaxy S10 Series
Back in February 2019, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10 flagships on the occasion of the 10th-anniversary of the Galaxy S-series. This range introduces various smartphones including the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10 5G.
Pre-equipped with Android 9-based One UI 1.1, the Galaxy S10 series is eligible for at least three years of Android OS upgrades, according to the revised Samsung software update policy 2020. Major updates aside, the entire Galaxy S10 series is also eligible for four years of regular security updates.
Carrier-unlocked Samsung Galaxy S22 getting August 2022 update in the US
Samsung is expanding the Galaxy S22 series August 2022 Android security patch alongside a new software update in the US. This update is released for the carrier-unlocked unit in the United States, however, it will reach the carrier-locked models very soon.
It’s worth mentioning that Samsung has recently rolled out the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta update for these carrier-unlocked models. This update brought a slew of new features along with countless improvements to take the Galaxy experience to the next level.
Well, the One UI 5 Beta is a topic for another post, the latest Galaxy S22 August patch mainly focuses on fixing various vulnerabilities and exposures to further enhance the device’s performance. These exposures also include a severe Samsung Dialer bug that allowed local attackers to access ICCID via logs.
Enhancing security is another aspect of the latest software update so that you can ensure that your data is kept safe and private. On the other hand, the update also brings new stability improvements, feature enhancements, and performance optimizations.
Samsung is expanding the Galaxy S22 series August 2022 update with the following One UI build versions in the US:
- Galaxy S22: S901U1UEU2AVG8
- Galaxy S22+: S906U1UEU2AVG8
- Galaxy S22 Ultra: S908U1UEU2AVG8
If you are one of the eligible users, you can check and download this update by navigating to the Settings of your phone. From here enter the Software update section and tap the Download and install option. After waiting for a while, a new update will appear, hit the download button to download it.
In case you haven’t yet installed the Galaxy S22 One UI 5 Beta update in the US, you register and download it in a few handy clicks, which are mentioned here.
August 2022 update for Galaxy S21 expands to T-Mobile unit in the US
Samsung has recently rolled out the first Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta for Galaxy S22 in the US and other select regions. The Galaxy S21 customers are next in the queue to grab this update and can receive it anytime this month. Ahead of this, the Galaxy S21 owners are receiving the August 2022 update in the US.
Since it is just a security update, it does not carry any new features or major changes with it, however, there are fixes for various severe bugs that will further enhance your user experience. It should be mentioned that this update is released for the T-Mobile and Sprint-locked Galaxy S21 users while others will collect it shortly.
You can identify this update through the One UI build version G991USQU5CVGB, G996USQU5CVGB, and G998USQU5CVGB for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. And, to grab it, simply move to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install.
Samsung Galaxy S21 August 2022 update:
Samsung’s August 2022 security patch update for Galaxy S21 comes with improvements for system security and reliability so that users can effortlessly operate their phones and perform various tasks on them.
In addition to this, it also brings fixes for 1 critical and 23 high levels of CVEs from Google and 31 SVEs from Samsung in order to enrich the overall device’s performance. These fixed vulnerabilities are mainly related to Bluetooth connectivity, Samsung Dex, Samsung Dialer, Wi-Fi service, DesktopSystemUI, and more.
Besides these, there’s nothing that the latest firmware brings for the corresponding device owners. However, users will not have to wait for too long to get access to a handful of major changes as the One UI 5 beta is coming soon for these devices.
Considering the Galaxy S22 One UI 5 beta, the Galaxy S21 will receive 16 color palette options, a Camera watermark feature, per-app language support, multitasking swipe features, a new help icon for pro camera mode, and much more.
Samsung August 2022 update rolling out to Galaxy devices
Samsung started releasing the world’s first August 2022 security update for Galaxy devices, when July was about to end. Similar to the past few months, the company has released the latest security patch first as compared to other OEMs. The latest update has firstly rolled out for Samsung Galaxy S22 series smartphones.
Shortly after the initial rollout with the Galaxy S22 series, the South Korean tech giant will gradually roll out the August 2022 security update to other Samsung devices that are eligible. The new patch surely fixes various vulnerabilities and bugs to enhance stability, security, and performance.
Previous reports suggest that Samsung has started testing One UI 5.0 beta internally. The company will soon begin the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 beta program for Galaxy devices. On the other hand, Google is ready to release the Stable Android 13 update, which may arrive later this month.
In this article, you can see which Samsung devices have received the August 2022 security patch, along with the region and updated version.
Samsung August 2022 Security Update
These Galaxy devices have received the latest Android and One UI security patches:
Galaxy S Series
- Galaxy S22 – S901EXXU2AVG6 [Europe]
- Galaxy S22 Plus – S906EXXU2AVG6
- Galaxy S22 Ultra – S908EXXU2AVG6
- Galaxy S22 – S901BXXU2AVG6 [India]
- Galaxy S22 Plus – S906BXXU2AVG6
- Galaxy S22 Ultra – S908BXXU2AVG6
- Galaxy S22 – S901NKSU2AVG6 [Korea]
- Galaxy S22 Plus – S906NKSU2AVG6
- Galaxy S22 Ultra – S908NKSU2AVG6
- Galaxy S22- S901USQU2AVG6 [The US]
- Galaxy S22 Plus – S906USQU2AVG6
- Galaxy S22 Ultra – S908USQU2AVG6
- Galaxy S22 series [T-Mobile]
- Galaxy S21 – G991BXXU5CVGB [Europe]
- Galaxy S21 Plus – G996BXXU5CVGB
- Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXU5CVGB
- Galaxy S21 FE – G990EXXU3CVG7 [India]
- Galaxy S20 – G981BXXUEFVG5 [Europe] | G981U1ES2DUG6 [US Unlocked]
- Galaxy S20 Plus – G986BXXUEFVG5 | G986U1ES2DUG6 [US Unlocked]
- Galaxy S20 Ultra – G988BXXUEFVG5 | G988U1ES2DUG6 [US Unlocked]
- Galaxy S20 FE – G780FXXU9DVG5 [Russia]
Galaxy Note Series
- Galaxy Note 20 – N981BXXU4FVGA [Europe]
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986BXXU4FVGA
- Galaxy Note 20 – N981U1UEU2FVG5 [The US]
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986U1UEU2FVG5
- Galaxy Note 10 – N970FXXU8HVGA [Europe]
- Galaxy Note 10 Plus – N975FXXU8HVGA
Galaxy Z Series
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G – F707BXXU6GVG5 [Europe]
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711BXXU2CVG8 [Europe]
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Europe – F926BXXU1CVG8
- T-Mobile – F926U1UES1DVG3
- Verizon – F926U1UES1DVG3
Galaxy A Series
- Galaxy A52s – A528NKSU1CVG5 [South Korea]
- Galaxy A73 5G – A736BXXU2AVG3 [Asian Countries]
Galaxy M Series
Galaxy F Series
Galaxy XCover Series
Galaxy Tab Series