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Galaxy S22 Camera features rolling out to Galaxy S21 with May 2022 update in India

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Samsung is releasing the May 2022 Android security patch update for Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra smartphone users in Indian markets. It brings many new camera features along with improving the security and stability of your device.

Additionally, it upgraded several stock apps in order to enhance the overall device functionality and provide users with seamless performance.

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Software version:

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXU5CVDD
  • Galaxy S21+ – G996BXXU5CVDD
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXU5CVDD

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May 18 – May 2022 security patch (Canada)

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Previous Samsung Galaxy S21 Updates

Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone users are grabbing the May 2022 Android security patch update in Canada. It brings fixes for various privacy and security-related vulnerabilities and exploits from Google and Samsung.

Additionally, the changelog for the update also mentions new camera features such as Enhanced Night portrait mode, improved video call effects, and more that are inspired by Samsung Galaxy S22.

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May 14, 2022 – May 2022 security patch (South Africa)

Samsung has dispatched the May 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy S21, S21,+, and S21 Ultra smartphone users in South Africa. The update brings better system security and stability, fixes for dozens of flaws, and 14 stock app upgrades.

At the same time, it installs many Galaxy S22 camera features to your Galaxy S21 including Enhanced Night portrait mode, Improved/supported auto framing function, Improving the video call effect, Support for auto framing effects, and Improved App Store Camera app quality.

Software versions:

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXU5CVDD
  • Galaxy S21+ – G996BXXU5CVDD
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXU5CVDD

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May 13

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May 2022 security patch – Europe (Telekom)

Telekom has started rolling out the May 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra smartphone users in Europe. The update not only improves system security and stability but also brings various new camera features, such as:

  • Enhanced Night portrait mode
  • Improved/supported auto framing function
  • Improving the video call effect
  • Support for auto framing effects
  • Improved App Store Camera app quality

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May 02

May 2022 security patch – Europe

Samsung has now released the latest One UI 4.1-based May 2022 security patch to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra devices in European markets.

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March 21

One UI 4.1 – US [Unlocked]

The carrier-unlocked Galaxy S21 series devices have started grabbing the One UI 4.1 update in the US.

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If you are in the US and using a Galaxy S21 series phone on Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T or any other carrier’s network, you can check for the One UI 4.1 update.

To be noted, Verizon has recently released the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update to the Galaxy S21 series devices in the US.

 


 

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March 21

One UI 4.1 – India

Samsung has started rolling out the One UI 4.1 update to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone users in India.

The update comes with a lot of new features and minor changes in the user interface for a better user experience. In addition, the OTA bears March 2022 security patch as well.

Software versions:

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  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXU4CVC4
  • Galaxy S21 Plus – G996BXXU4CVC4
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXU4CVC4

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March 20

One UI 4.1 – T-Mobile USA

The Galaxy S21 FE smartphone is now receiving the One UI 4.1 update by T-Mobile carrier in the United States.

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Consumers can identify the update via PDA version number G990USQU2CVC3, while other carriers are yet to release the One UI 4.1 and March 2022 security patch. Read more

 


 

March 19

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One UI 4.1 – Europe, T-Mobile US

Samsung is now rapidly expanding the One UI 4.1 features to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra in a handful of European countries and the US @ T-Mobile carrier.

 


 

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March 16

Samsung Galaxy S21 One UI 4.1 released

Samsung is rolling out the One UI 4.1 software update for Galaxy S21 smartphone users in Canada. Along with the March 2022 security patch, the update several new features lifted from the Galaxy S22 series. [Read More]

  • Galaxy S21 – G991WVLU5CVBA
  • Galaxy S21+ – G996WVLU5CVBA
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998WVLU5CVBA

 


 

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March 15

Samsung announces One UI 4.1 for Galaxy S21 

Samsung just launched the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 for older Galaxy devices including the Galaxy S21 series. The company also revealed the highlights of this new firmware for the Galaxy devices.

The new version enhances the capabilities of some existing features that are as follows:

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  • Expert RAW
  • Object Eraser
  • Quick Share
  • Grammarly-Powered Keyboard

 


 

March 15

Upcoming One UI 4.1 Camera Features

Samsung announced that select Camera features of the new Galaxy S22 series will be offered to the Galaxy S21 series phones with the One UI 4.1 update.

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As per the info, the upcoming features are night portrait, pet recognition, lighting position editing, telephoto portrait mode, Director’s View, integrated Snapchat and more.

 


 

March 04

February 2022 security patch – India

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The Galaxy S21 FE smartphones, powered by Exynos 2100 chip, are now receiving the February 2022 security patch update in the Indian market.

The update comes with version number G990EXXS1BVB8 and fixes nearly 60 threats and vulnerabilities for an even more reliable user experience.

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.

 

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March 02

February 2022 security patch – Europe

Samsung has now begun releasing the February 2022 security patch to the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone users in the European market.

The update can be identified via PDA version number – G990BXXS1BVB3, while the package is downloadable on your phone’s internet connection. Read more here.

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January 25

January 2022 security patch – Brazil

Samsung started expanding the January 2022 security patch update to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra devices in Brazil.

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

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.

 


 

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January 25

January 2022 security patch – Verizon US

In addition to T-Mobile and Sprint, Verizon bounded Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra devices receiving a new software update which installs the January 2022 Android security patches.

Changelog

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

Software versions:

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

 


 

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January 24

January 2022 security patch – UK

Samsung is expanding the January 2022 security update to the Galaxy S21 series devices in the UK. In addition to security improvements, the OTA updates five stock apps.

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

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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

 


January 12

January 2022 security patch – India

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.

Software versions:

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

 


 

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January 06

January 2022 security patch

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

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

Software versions:

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  • 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.

 


 

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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]

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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.

 


 

December 08

December 2021 security patch – Initial

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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.

 


 

December 06

One UI 4.0 now live in Canada

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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.

 


 

December 04

Xfinity Mobile released Android 12 update in the US

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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

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]

 

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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

 


November 24

Verizon released new Android 12-based update

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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

 


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

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November 15

Galaxy S21 gets official One UI 4.0

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


 

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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.

  • 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.

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  • 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]

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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Exynos variants of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE getting May 2022 security update

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Samsung rolled out the May 2022 Android security update for the Snapdragon variant of Galaxy S20 FE LTE users last week. Not the company is releasing the May 2022 patch update for the Exynos variants of the devices in Asia and Europe.

Exynos Samsung Galaxy 20 FE May 2022 update improves the security and stability of the system. It also improves some minor functionalities of your phone in order to enrich the overall device performance and provide users with seamless performance.

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Samsung’s May 2022 patch details also mention 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.

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Besides these, there’s nothing that the latest Exynos Samsung Galaxy 20 FE update comes with. You can identify it through the One UI build version G780FXXS9DVE3.

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How to install?

If you are an Exynos Galaxy S20 FE user, you can check the fresh firmware update by navigating Settings >> Software update >> Download and install. And, to download it, click on the Download button and then install the update to get access to the new optimizations.

When will Samsung Galaxy S20 FE get Android 13 One UI 5.0 update?

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 and other flagships.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE LTE will also get an Android 13-based Oen UI 5.0 update before the end of this year. This update will bring an array of new features and enhancements to your device. Check out some Samsung Android 13-based One UI 5.0 features here.

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Samsung May 2022 patch released for these US Galaxy phones

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Samsung Security Patch Update

Samsung is continuously rolling out the latest security update package for the Galaxy devices. Day by day, Samsung is expanding the availability of the May 2022 security update package in several smartphone markets, globally, including but not limited to the US.

The latest May 2022 One UI security update fixes dozens of vulnerabilities and exploits in order to enhance system stability. Samsung claims that this new security patch has fixes for 7 Critical, 23 High, and 3 Moderate levels of CVEs for better device performance.

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All the Samsung flagships and mid-range Galaxy devices are eligible for at least 4 years of regular security updates, however, some of the most recent models support five years of security patches. It’s also worth noting that the company followed the Monthly, Quarterly, and Biannual security update rollout plan.

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Samsung is also, speedily, rolling out the latest May 2022 security update to carrier-locked and Unlocked models in the United States. Below, you can check the Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets that have started receiving the May 2022 patch in the US.

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You can check for new software updates manually! Just open your device’s System Settings, followed by Software updates, and Download and install.


 

Galaxy S20 series

  • Unlocked
    • Galaxy S20 5G: G981U1UES2EVE1
    • Galaxy S20 FE: G781U1UES7EVD4
  • AT&T
    • Galaxy S20: G98xU1UES2EVE1
    • Galaxy S20+: G98xU1UES2EVE1
    • Galaxy S20 Ultra: G98xU1UES2EVE1
  • Sprint
    • Galaxy S20: G98xU1UES2EVE1
    • Galaxy S20+: G98xU1UES2EVE1
    • Galaxy S20 Ultra: G98xU1UES2EVE1
    • Galaxy S20 FE 5G: G781USQS7FVD4
  • T-Mobile
    • Galaxy S20: G98xU1UES2EVE1
    • Galaxy S20+: G98xU1UES2EVE1
    • Galaxy S20 Ultra: G98xU1UES2EVE1
  • Verizon
    • Galaxy S20: G98xU1UES2EVE1
    • Galaxy S20+: G98xU1UES2EVE1
    • Galaxy S20 Ultra: G98xU1UES2EVE1
    • Galaxy S20 FE 5G: G781VSQS6FVD2

 

Galaxy S21 series

  • Unlocked
    • Galaxy S21: G991U1UEU5CVDC
    • Galaxy S21+: G996U1UEU5CVDC
    • Galaxy S21 Ultra: G998U1UEU5CVDC
    • Galaxy S21 FE: G990U1UES3CVD3
  • AT&T
    • Galaxy S21 FE: G990U1UES3CVD3
  • Comcast
    • Galaxy S21 FE: G990U1UES3CVD3
  • Sprint
    • Galaxy S21 FE: G990U1UES3CVD3
  • Verizon
    • Galaxy S21 FE: G990U1UES3CVD3
  • Xfinity
    • Galaxy S21 FE: G990U1UES3CVD3

 

Galaxy S22 series

  • Unlocked
    • Galaxy S22: S901U1UEU2AVDC
    • Galaxy S22+: S906U1UEU2AVDC
    • Galaxy S22 Ultra: S908U1UEU2AVDC

 

Galaxy Note 10 series

  • AT&T
    • Galaxy Note 10: N970U1UES7HVD1
    • Galaxy Note 10+: N975U1UES7HVD1
  • Comcast
    • Galaxy Note 10: N970U1UES7HVD1
    • Galaxy Note 10+: N975U1UES7HVD1
  • Sprint
    • Galaxy Note 10: N970USQS7HVD1
    • Galaxy Note 10+: N975USQS7HVD1
    • Galaxy Note 10+ 5G: N976USQS7HVD1
  • T-Mobile
    • Galaxy Note 10: N970USQS7HVD1
    • Galaxy Note 10+: N975USQS7HVD1
    • Galaxy Note 10+ 5G: N976USQS7HVD1
  • Verizon
    • Galaxy Note 10: N970USQS7HVD1
    • Galaxy Note 10+: N975USQS7HVD1
    • Galaxy Note 10+ 5G: N976VVRS7HVD1
  • Xfinity
    • Galaxy Note 10: N970U1UES7HVD1
    • Galaxy Note 10+: N975U1UES7HVD1

 

Galaxy Note 20 series

  • Sprint
    • Galaxy Note 20: N981USQS2FVE6
    • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: N986USQS2FVE6
  • T-Mobile
    • Galaxy Note 20: N981USQS2FVE6
    • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: N986USQS2FVE6
  • Verizon
    • Galaxy Note 20: N981USQS2FVE6
    • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: N986USQS2FVE6

 

Galaxy A series

  • Unlocked
    • Galaxy A53: A536U1UES2AVE1
  • AT&T
    • Galaxy A53: A536USQU2AVD5
  • Comcast
    • Galaxy A53: A536USQU2AVD5
  • T-Mobile
    • Galaxy A53: A536USQU2AVD5
  • Verizon
    • Galaxy A01: A015VVRS8BVE2
    • Galaxy A11: A115USQS7BVE2
    • Galaxy A21: A215USQU7BVD2
  • Xfinity
    • Galaxy A53: A536USQU2AVD5

 

Galaxy Z series

  • Unlocked
    • Galaxy Z Flip 3: F711U1TBS2CVD4
    • Galaxy Fold: F900U1UES6HVD2
    • Galaxy Z Fold 2: F916U1UES2GVD2
    • Galaxy Z Fold 3: F926U1UES1CVD4
  • AT&T
    • Galaxy Z Flip 3: F711USQS2CVD2
  • Sprint
    • Galaxy Z Flip 3: F711USQS2CVD2
  • T-Mobile
    • Galaxy Z Flip 3: F711USQS2CVD2
  • Verizon
    • Galaxy Z Flip 3: F711USQS2CVD2
    • Galaxy Z Fold 2: F916USQS2GVD2

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 getting May 2022 security update in Europe

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Article first published on June 06, 2021

Last August, Samsung launched its last Note lineup, the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. At the Unpacked event, the company announced that all the Galaxy flagships launched with Android 9 or later will get three years of Android upgrade support!

Debuted with Android 10-based One UI 2.5, the Galaxy Note 20 range entered the Android 11/One UI 3 beta trial last October. In December 2020, Samsung released the stable One UI version 3.0 via a software update, followed by One UI 3.1 in February 2021.

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Although the Galaxy Note 20 series received its first Android OS upgrade in the form of Android 11, it is officially confirmed to get two more major updates up to Android 13. And Samsung also committed to delivering four years of regular security updates from the date of the device’s initial release.

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Here we will cover every major and minor software update that will arrive for the Galaxy Note 20 series flagships.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Updates

May 25

May 2022 security update – Europe

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Samsung is sending a new software update for Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in Germany that installs the May 2022 Android security patch.

The update comes with better system security and stability, fixes for various privacy and security-related issues and exploits as well as 10 stock app upgrades to enhance the overall device performance.

Software version:

  • Galaxy Note 20 – N981BXXU4FVE7
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986BXXU4FVE7

 


 

May 23

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May 2022 security update – Canada

Samsung is releasing the May 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra phones in Canada.

It fixes various privacy and security-related issues and exploits including 7 critical, 23 high, and 3 moderate levels of CVEs from Google and Samsung.

Software versions:

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  • Galaxy Note 20 – N981USQS2FVE6
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986USQS2FVE6

 


 

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May 13

May 2022 security update – United Kingdom

Samsung has dispatched the May 2022 Android security patch update for the carrier-unlocked Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in the UK.

The update comes with improved system security and stability alongside fices for various bugs that slow down the device’s performance and affect users’ experience.

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Software versions:

  • Galaxy Note 20 – N981BXXS4FVD6
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986BXXS4FVD6

 

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March 18

One UI 4.1 rolling out in Europe

Samsung started releasing the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update to the Galaxy Note 20 series devices in Switzerland.

The update can be identified via PDA version numbers: N980FXXU3FVC5 and N985FXXU3FVC5 for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.

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Exclusively introduced with Galaxy S22, the Google Duo Live Sharing feature is now reaching Galaxy Note 20 devices, thanks to One UI 4.1

Other noteworthy features that Samsung One UI 4.1 is bringing to your device are Object eraser, Enhanced Quick Share, the Grammarly-Powered Keyboard, and many more.

 


 

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January 05

Verizon rolling Android 12 update

Major US carrier – Verizon started releasing the official One UI 4.0 update based on Android 12 OS to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 carrier-locked units in the US.

This update brings various new features to the consumers alongside privacy improvements as well as additional tools for a better user experience. Software versions are mentioned below:

 


December 28

Official One UI 4.0 rolling

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Samsung just released the Android 12-based stable One UI 4.0 update to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones in various European countries. [Source]

 

 


 

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December 21

One UI 4.1 coming in February 2022

A Samsung representative said that the One UI 4.1 update will be rolled out to the Galaxy S21 Ultra in February 2022. In addition to the Galaxy S21 series, the same treatment will be given to the Galaxy Note 20 series smartphones. Read more

 


 

December 16

One UI 4 Beta 4 – South Korea

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Samsung just released the fourth One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in South Korea.

The fourth One UI 4 Beta update solves the error that disappears the bubble icon while minimizing the KakaoTalk app’s window.

  • Software version: ZULB
  • Changelog
    • Minimize KakaoTalk window, bubble icon does not disappear
    • Fix booting into safe mode or entering recovery mode after update
    • Link does not open in some apps such as Instagram and Facebook
    • Kiwoom Securities app does not run

 


 

December 07

One UI 4 Beta 3 – South Korea, the US

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Samsung started releasing a new One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy Note 20 series smartphone users. The third Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta update is currently rolling out for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Korean and US unlocked variants. [Source]

  • Bugs that have been fixed
    • Fixed the issue of Fingerprint authentication in some apps
    • Fixed the issues that are no effective when choosing the items of Quick panel
    • Fixed data display errors about a volume monitor
    • Fixed the dimming issue about the brightness of the screen after rebooting
    • Fixed the issue of resets when the lockscreen is not resolved quickly
    • Fixed crashes on Galaxy Watch 4
    • Fixed the issue that battery runs out quickly
    • Improved disconnected operations about USB connection with Windows PC
    • Fixed minor issues

 


November 25

One UI 4 Beta 2, December 2021 security patch

Samsung rolling out the 2nd One UI 4 Beta update to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra models in the US, India and South Korea, which brings the most up-to-date security patch dated December 01, 2021, as well as some bug fixes.

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Changelog

  • Fixed errors that don’t work at adaptive refresh 120Hz
  • Fixed Quick share icon errors
  • Fixed errors that don’t work at Samsung’s Clear View Display Cover
  • Improved the operations of phone frame rate
  • Improved operations while searching in messages app

 


 

November 09, 2021

Samsung announced the One UI 4 Beta program based on Android 12 for the Galaxy Note 20 series in Europe. Accordingly, the company has already started rolling out the One UI 4 Beta 1 for the Galaxy Note 20 series devices in Europe. Read more

 

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November 03, 2021

Samsung released the November 2021 security patch for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in Europe and the US. Still, we are waiting for the Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta announcement that could happen this month.

 

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October 13, 2021

Samsung started sending the October 2021 security patch update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in several European countries. [Source]

 

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May 06, 2021

Samsung released Dual Recording camera mode for Galaxy Note 20 alongside May 2021 security patch in Korea. Read more here

 

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February 18, 2021

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 One UI 3.1 update brings new smart camera features and more. Read more here

 

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December 17, 2021

Samsung starts Android 11 One UI 3.0 global rollout for Galaxy Note 20. Read more here

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