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Back in January 2021, Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 flagship series, which introduces three variants including standard, Plus, and Ultra. Came pre-installed with Android 11-based One UI version 3.1, the Galaxy S21 lineup is officially confirmed for three major Android OS upgrades as well as four years of security patches.

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Now, the South Korean tech giant has started releasing a new software update based on One UI 4.0 to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra devices. The recent release comes with improvements to system security as well as stability. Moreover, it also optimizes the stock applications for a better overall user experience.

January 12

January 2022 security patch – T-Mobile, Sprint

T-Mobile and Sprint bounded Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra smartphones are now receiving a new software update in the US.

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It brings the latest January 2022 security patch in order to further enhance the overall device security and stability. You can check the s/w versions below.

  • G991USQU5BULJ – Galaxy S21
  • G996USQU5BULJ – Galaxy S21+
  • G998USQU5BULJ – Galaxy S21 Ultra

As confirmed by Samsung, January 2022 update fixes different categories of issues and exploits including 2 critical, 36 high, and 5 moderate for better device stability.

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.

 


January 12

January 2022 security patch – India

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The Korean tech giant is now releasing the January 2022 security patch to the Galaxy S21 series phones in more countries, in which India is the latest one.

As per the info, the January 2022 One UI patch fixes different categories of issues and exploits including 2 critical, 36 high, and 5 moderate for better device stability.

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January 10

January 2022 security patch – South Korea

Samsung is now expanding the January 2022 security patch to the Korean Galaxy S21 series models following the initial rollout from Europe.

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Software versions:

  • Galaxy S21 – G991NKSU3BULF
  • Galaxy S21+ – G996NKSU3BULF
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998NKSU3BULF

 


 

January 06

January 2022 security patch

Samsung started distributing its January 2022 security patch to the next-gen Galaxy S series devices.

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The January 2022 security patch is now rolling out in the Netherlands and some other European countries.

Software versions:

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXU4BULF
  • Galaxy S21+ – G996BXXU4BULF
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXU4BULF

Samsung’s January 2022 patch fixes different categories of issues and exploits including 2 critical, 36 high, and 5 moderate for better device stability.

 


 

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December 28

Mysterious software update in Korea

Samsung reportedly released a new software update to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones in South Korea.

According to the screenshot shared by a Galaxy S21 user, the update can be identified via the last three digits of firmware – ULC.

While the major version marking is lacking in the changelog, we can’t identify the base Android OS and One UI version of this software.

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Meanwhile, it comes with improvements to the system performance as well as increases the applications’ stability for a better overall user experience.

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Tip: You can check the latest security patch content on the official Samsung security update page and eligibility on the scope page.

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December 18

2nd December 2021 software update – Germany

Last week, Samsung released the December 2021 security patch to the Galaxy S21 series devices in Finland and expanded it to the consumers of UK.

Now, the Galaxy S21 lineup getting a new December 2021 software update, initially in Germany, which comes with build versions:

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXS3BUL6
  • Galaxy S21 Plus – G996BXXS3BUL6
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXS3BUL6

The changelog of this latest OTA update mentions just improvements for the system security for a better overall user experience.

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December 11

December 2021 security patch – UK [Expanding]

Just two days after the initial release, Samsung is now expanding the December 2021 security patch to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra in UK. [Source]

  • Expanding to the UK.

Samsung’s December 2021 security patch comes with fixes to 5 critical, 22 high and 3 moderate CVEs from Google.

 

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December 08

December 2021 security patch – Initial

The Galaxy S21 series devices have started picking up their December 2021 security patch through new firmware updates.

Samsung’s December 2021 security patch brings fixes to 5 critical, 22 high and 3 moderate CVEs from Google.

 

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December 06

One UI 4.0 now live in Canada

Samsung started sending the stable Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra units in Canada. This major software update brings a lot of new features as well as redesigned user interface, which takes your experiences to the next level.

 

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December 04

Xfinity Mobile released Android 12 update in the US

Yet another US network carrier started rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 software update for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra phones. Aside from a bunch of new features, it comes with November 2021 security patch.

  • Galaxy S21 – G991USQU4BUKF
  • Galaxy S21 Plus – G996USQU4BUKF
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998USQU4BUKF

 


December 01

Post Android 12 update in India, South Korea

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After Germany, Samsung is expanding the reach of Galaxy S21 BUKG firmware update to more countries including India and South Korea. It comes with regular improvements and November 2021 security patch. [Source1/Source2]

 


November 26

Post Android 12 update

Samsung started releasing a new One UI 4.0-based firmware update to the Galaxy S21 series devices with regular improvements. Identified via PDA firmware version ending BUKG, the latest update is making its way to Germany. Read more

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November 24

Verizon released new Android 12-based update

Verizon released a new One UI 4.0 update for the Galaxy S21 lineup in the US. The changelog mentions improvements to the system performance and enhancements to the device’s stability. Though, consumers claimed that it fixes the display refresh rate issue. Read more

 

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November 23

Expert RAW

Thanks to Expert RAW app that makes addition of Pro Mode in Telephoto lens of the Galaxy S21 Ultra possible. This function enables multi-frame-based raw shooting of all lenses (Wide/Tele/Ultrawide). Read more

 


November 15

Galaxy S21 gets official One UI 4.0

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Samsung officially launched the stable One UI 4.0 software system based on Android 12 operating system. The company said that the One UI 4.0 update rollout will begin for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra phones from now on. Read more


 

November 02: One UI 4 Beta 4

Samsung started releasing the latest One UI 4 Beta update for Galaxy S21 series in South Korea and Germany. Check changelog below.

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  • Delete stretch effect when overscrolling
  • Removed pop-up allowing notification when first running the app
  • Stuttering when setting WQHD
  • Frame drops when the alarm goes off
  • WIFI, hotspot not turned on under certain circumstances
  • Screen dims when unlocked
  • Two Call Logs are created each time you send or receive a call.
  • Fingerprint recognition does not work after intermittently rebooting
  • Under certain circumstances, nearby WIFI APs cannot be searched
  • Rebooted during voice calls
  • Keypad closed
  • ONEUI Home when exiting by closing all recent apps
  • Rebooted after force shutdown
  • Fixed other minor issues

November 02: November 2021 patch in the US and Singapore

Samsung is now expanding the November 2021 security patch to the Galaxy S21 series devices in the US (Unlocked on AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, C-Spire, Comcast, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon’s networks) and Singapore. [Source]


October 26: October 2021 patch at T-Mobile US

T-Mobile network carrier has begun sending a new firmware update for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra devices in the US. The new One UI 3.1 based software update comes with October 2021 security patch for better device security. [Source]

  • Galaxy S21 – G991USQS4AUIR
  • Galaxy S21 Plus – G996USQS4AUIR
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998USQS4AUIR

October 25: November 2021 patch in Germany

Earlier, the Korean tech giant has started to release the One UI 4 Beta 3 update for the Galaxy S21 series devices in several regions. This release came with the latest November 2021 security patch for the Beta participants, however, the same patches releasing for the Galaxy S21 phones running Android 11 in Germany. [Source]

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXS3AUJ7
  • Galaxy S21 Plus – G996BXXS3AUJ7
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXS3AUJ7


October 23: One UI 4 Beta 2 in India

Samsung is now releasing the 2nd One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra in India. The update also brings November 2021 security patch. You can see the software versions of this update below.

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXU3ZUJG
  • Galaxy S21 Plus – G996BXXU3ZUJG
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXU3ZUJG


October 21: One UI 4 Beta 3 in the US

Samsung is now expanding the third One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy S21 series smartphone users in the US. Just like the Korean variants, this release includes the final Android 12 version (AOSP) as well as improvements and optimizations for Color Themes. [Source]


October 20: One UI 4 Beta 3

Samsung just released the most-awaited One UI 4 Beta 3 for the Galaxy S21 series smartphone users in South Korea. After the initial rollout, the update will soon be expanded to more markets including the US, Germany, India, UK, and China. You can identify this release via the last four digits of the PDA release number – ZUJB. [Source]

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Check the official One UI 4 Beta 3 changelog below.

  • Fixed an issue where only some menus were partially untranslated right after the porta update
  • Google AOSP reflected (Google final release was reflected)
  • Overscroll effect changed from existing glow to stretch form (Android 12 changed)
  • Voice command in the camera Misrecognition improvement
  • Pet lighting effect applied
  • Color theme function stabilization
  • Keyboard shortcut issue fixed
  • Calling/texting on other devices fixed
  • Bixby not being called on the lock screen
  • Fixed system UI forced shutdown
  • Many others Apply improvements

October 16: October 2021 Security Patch [USA]

The Galaxy S21 series devices (Unlocked and carrier-branded) have started grabbing the October 2021 security patch through a new software update in the US. The latest update brings version numbers mentioned below:  [Source]

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998USQS4AUIN/G998U1UES4AUIN
  • Galaxy S21 Plus – G996USQS4AUIN/G996U1UES4AUIN
  • Galaxy S21 – G991USQS4AUIN/G991U1UES4AUIN

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[List] These Samsung phones received January 2022 security update

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January 2022 security update

Before a day to start the January Month, Samsung started releasing the January 2022 security update rollout. Instead of a flagship device, the Galaxy A51 became the first mid-range smartphone to get this latest security patch.

Alongside, the company will now gradually expand the January 2022 security patch update to more eligible Galaxy devices in the coming days and weeks. As the South Korean tech giant has started the January 2022 security update rollout with the mid-range device, therefore, we can’t say with certainty that the flagship will be the next to receive this latest patch.

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Samsung January 2022 security update

Meanwhile, Samsung is also providing the stable Android 12 One UI 4 update to its several Galaxy devices. Thus, we can expect that these phones with get this new security patch alongside the stable update.

Usually, Samsung discloses detailed information in the first week of each month, it cannot confirm which CVEs and SVEs are fixed in the January 2022 patch. Although, it’s confirmed that the company will further enhance the stability and security of Galaxy devices through the January 2022 update.

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In this article, we will list all Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets that have received the January 2022 security update. At the same time, we will continually update this story with new and true information such as security bulletins.

Samsung January 2022 Update Device List

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Samsung Galaxy A22 4G

  • A225MUBS3AUL5

Samsung Galaxy A03s

  • A037MUBS2AVA2

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 series

  • Galaxy Tab S7 – CVA5
  • Galaxy Tab S7+ – CVA5

Samsung Galaxy S10 series 

  • Galaxy S10e – G970FXXUEGVA4
  •  Galaxy S10 – G973FXXUEGVA4
  • Galaxy S10+ – G975FXXUEGVA4

Samsung Galaxy Galaxy A01

  • A015FXXS5BUL1

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series

  • Galaxy Note 20/Ultra 5G – N98xBXXS3EULH
  • Galaxy Note 20/Ultra LTE – N98xFXXS3EULH

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

  • F926BXXS1BUL8

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

  • F711BXXS2BUL8

Samsung Galaxy Fold

  • F900FXXU6GUL9

Samsung Galaxy S20 series

  • Galaxy S20 5G – G981U1UES2DUL2
  • Galaxy S20+ 5G – G986U1UES2DUL2
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G – G988U1UES2DUL2

Samsung Galaxy A52 series

  • Galaxy A52s 5G – A528NKSS1BUL7

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

  • P615XXS4DUL5

Samsung Galaxy S21 series

  • Galaxy S21 FE – G990EXXU1BUL5
  • Galaxy S21 – G991NKSU3BULF
  • Galaxy S21+ – G996NKSU3BULF
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998NKSU3BULF

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series

  • Galaxy Note 10 – N970FXXU7GULD
  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus – N975FXXU7GULD
  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G – N976BXXU7GULD
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite – N770FXXU8FUL7

Samsung Galaxy A51

  • A515FXXU5EUL3

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Samsung January 2022 Security Patch Update Tracker

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Samsung January 2022 Security updates

Samsung is currently, busy releasing the latest Android 12 based One UI 4.0 updates for its eligible galaxy devices worldwide. In the meantime, the tech giant is also having its eye on the monthly security patches.

It’s January and Samsung has already started to provide the security updates for this month in December 2021. So far, a bunch of Galaxy devices has received the update and instead of the flagship, mid-range Galaxy A51 became the first phone to grab it.

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Samsung January 2022 Android security updates are meant to improve the security and stability of a device. In addition, it also prevents a phone from bugs and viruses so that users can have the best of their respective Galaxy phones.

Samsung January 2022 Security updates

In this article, we’ll put every Samsung phone and tablet that has received the January 2022 security update. At the same time, we will frequently update this story with new information.

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Latest Information:

  • January 20, 2022:

Samsung Galaxy A03s starts getting January 2022 security update in Brazil. This update improves system security and stability. You can identify it via the One UI build version A037MUBS2AVA2. Read More

  • January 20, 2022:

January 2022 Android security update is released for Samsung Galaxy A22 LTE smartphones in Brazil. The update fixes several unwanted bugs. It comes with the One UI build version A225MUBS3AUL5. Source

  • January 18, 2022:
Samsung started rolling out the Android 12 based One UI 4.0 update for Galaxy Note 10 Lite smartphones in India. This update also installs the January 2022 Android security patch for a better user experience. The updated version is N770FXXU8FUL7. Read More
  • January 17, 2022:

Both 4G and 5G variants of Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ are getting the January 2022 Android security update in Korea. You can identify the latest security update via the PDA version number ending CVA5. Read More

  • January 17, 2022:

Samsung has released yet another software update with the January 2022 patch for Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ smartphone users. The update rollout is initially taking place in some European countries, primarily in Germany with the firmware build version ending the GVA4. Read More

  • January 17, 2022:

Verizon started releasing a new update with January 2022 security patch for Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra users in the US. The update comes with the following firmware versions (Read More).

  1. N981USQS2EULH – Galaxy Note 20
  2.  N986USQS2EULH – Galaxy Note 20 Ultra  
  • January 17, 2022:

Verizon – a well-known US network carrier has started rolling out the January 2022 Android security update for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 smartphones (Read More).

  1. Galaxy Z Fold 3: F926USQS1BULB
  2. Galaxy Z Flip 3: F711USQS2BULB
  • January 17, 2022:

Samsung is expanding an Android 12 based One UI 4.0 update for Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra users in China. The update also installs the January 2022 security patch (Read More).

  1. Galaxy S20 – G9810ZCU3EULJ
  2. Galaxy S20 Plus – G9860ZCU3EULJ
  3. Galaxy S20 Ultra – G9880ZCU3EULJ
  • January 17, 2022:

Verizon pushed the Android 12 based One UI 4.0 software update to the branded Galaxy Note 10 and S10 lineup phones. Along with the attractive features of One UI 4.0, the latest software update carries the January 2022 security patch too (Read More).

  1. G970USQU6HULD – Galaxy S10e
  2. G973USQU6HULD – Galaxy S10
  3. G975USQU6HULD – Galaxy S10+
  4. G977UVRU8GULD – Galaxy S10 5G
  5. N970USQU7GULD – Galaxy Note 10
  6. N975USQU7GULD – Galaxy Note 10+
  7. N976VVRU7GULD – Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
  • January 17, 2022:

Samsung is expanding the Galaxy Fold January 2022 update in the Korean markets. This software update will improve the security and stability of your device. It can be identified via the One UI build version F907NKOU3GULB. Read More

  • January 17, 2022:

January 2022 Android security update is rolling out for newly launched Samsung Galaxy S21 FE smartphones for the US unit. It comes with the build version G990U1UEU2BUL8 (Read More).

  • January 15, 2022:

January 2022 Android security update is expanding for Galaxy S20 smartphones in European markets. It comes with build versions G981BXXSCEUL9G986BXXSCEUL9, and G988BXXSCEUL9 for the S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra users respectively. Read More

  • January 14, 2022:

Samsung is releasing the January 2022 Android security update for the famous Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone. It improves system performance by fixing unwanted bugs and comes with the One UI build version F926BXXS1BUL8. Read More

  • January 14, 2022:

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is receiving the January 2022 Android security patch in Caucasus countries, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine. It holds the One UI build version F711BXXS2BUL8. Read More

  • January 14, 2022:

The January 2022 Android security update is rolling out for Galaxy Note 20 4G, Note 20 5G, Note 20 Ultra 4G, and Note 20 Ultra 5G. The updated versions are as follows (Read More).

  1. N986BXXS3EULH – Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (Europe)
  2. N981BXXS3EULH – Galaxy Note 20 5G
  3. N985FXXS3EULH – Galaxy Note 20 Ultra LTE
  4. N980FXXS3EULH – Galaxy Note 20 LTE
  • January 13, 2022:

The Galaxy A52s 5G is getting the Android 12 based One UI 4.0 update in Europe. At the same time, this update also installs the January 2022 Android security patch for better system security. It comes with build version A528BXXU1BUL7. Read More

  • January 13, 2022:

Samsung is releasing the Android 11 based One UI 4.0 software version for Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphones in India. It also brings the January 2022 Android security patch that can be identified via G781BXXU4DUL9. Read More

  • January 13, 2022:

Samsung just seeded a new software update on the carrier unlocked Galaxy S20 series devices in the US, which brings the latest January 2022 security patch for better security and increased stability. The updated versions are (Read More) –

  1. G981U1UES2DUL2 – Galaxy S20 5G
  2. G986U1UES2DUL2 – Galaxy S20+ 5G
  3.  G988U1UES2DUL2 – Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • January 12, 2022:

In a recent development, Samsung is rolling out the January 2022 Android security update for Galaxy Fold smartphones. This software update is released in Indonesian markets and it comes with build version F900FXXU6GUL9. Read More

  • January 12, 2022:

Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones have started receiving the January 2022 Android security patch alongside a new software update in India. It enhances the device performance so that users can have the best of their smartphones. Read More

  • January 12, 2022:

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G smartphones have begun collecting the January 2022 Android security update in Thailand. It brings a better system performance and can be identified via the One UI build version G990EXXU1BUL5. Read More

  • January 11, 2022:

Samsung has started sending the January 2022 Android security updates for tablets and the Galaxy Tb S6 Lite has become the first to grab it. The update comes with build version P615XXS4DUL5. Read More

  • January 11, 2021:

January 2021 Android security update is now released for Samsung Galaxy A52s smartphones alongside the Android 12 based One UI 4.0 update. The identification number is – A528NKSS1BUL7. Read More

  • January 10, 2022:

The Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra are receiving the January 2021 security update that fixes several bugs. It holds the One UI build versions G991U1UES4BULE, G996U1UES4BULE, and G998U1UES4BULE. Read More

  • January 10, 2022:

Samsung has started to roll out the January 2022 Android security update for Galaxy A51 smartphones in India. It will protect your phone from bugs and viruses and will enhance its security. This update comes with the One UI build version A515FXXU5EUL3. Read More

  • January 6, 2022:

The Korean tech giant released the official Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update to the Galaxy Note 10 Lite devices in France. You can identify this update via PDA build version – N770FXXU8FUL7, at the same time, it includes January 2022 security patch as well. Source

  • December 30, 2021:

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus, and Note 10 Plus 5G are receiving the January 2022 Android security patch alongside the major Android 12 based One UI 4.0 update. Check update versions and availability here.

  • December 30, 2021:

Samsung starts rolling out the January 2022 Android security update for the Galaxy A51 smartphone. Identified via build version – A515FXXU5EUL3, the January 2022 security update rollout is taking place in Russia and Malaysia. Read More

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Samsung Galaxy A22 4G January 2022 security update begins rolling out

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Samsung already started releasing the latest January 2022 security patch for multiple devices. Now, the company is pushing this update for the Galaxy A22 4G smartphones users in Brazil, which improves system security for a better user experience.

Samsung Galaxy A22 January 2022 security update comes with the firmware version A225MUBS3AUL5 and package size of around 212MB. The update brings multiple bug fixes and CVEs/SVEs from Google and Samsung.

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Samsung Galaxy A22 January 2022 update

Other than the security patch, the update also improves the overall stability of the functions. However, there’s no new feature noted in the update.

What’s New

  • The overall stability of functions has been improved.
  • Your device’s security has been improved.

How to update:

To manually check for the latest updates, go to your device’s Settings, tap on the Software update, and finally hit the Download and install button.

About Samsung Galaxy A22  

Last year in June, Samsung launched the 4G variant of the Galaxy A22 smartphone in the Indian market, which comes with some upgraded capabilities such as an AMOLED display, and quad-camera setup with OIS compared to the TFT display and triple cameras of the Galaxy A22 5G. Pre-equipped with Android 11-based One UI 3.1, the Galaxy A22 is eligible to receive two major Android OS upgrades.

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