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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Updates

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 four major upgrades. It’s running on Android 12 at the moment and will receive updates till Android 14. Also, Samsung is committed to deliver four years of regular security updates from the date of the device’s initial release.

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

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Updates

 

July 25

July 2022 update – India

Samsung is expanding the July 2022 Android security patch update for Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in Indian markets.

This update improves system security and reliability while fixing various privacy and security-related issues and exploits in order to enhance the overall device’s performance.

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You can identify this update through the One UI build version N986BXXS4FVG1 for the Galaxy Note Ultra and N981BXXS4FVG1 for the Galaxy Note 20.


 

June 22

June 2022 update – Canada

Samsung June 2022 Android security patch update is rolling out to the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra customers in Canada. This update improves system security and stability.

On the other side, it also fixes some common system issues such as system lagging, app cracking and others to provide users with seamless performance.

Software version:

  • Galaxy Note 20 – N981WVLU2FVEB
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986WVLU2FVEB


 

June 21

June 2022 update – India

Samsung is sending the June 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in India.

This update fixes a bunch of privacy and security-related issues and exploits to enhance the overall device’s performance.

Software version:

  • Galaxy Note 20 – N981BXXS4FVEA
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986BXXS4FVEA

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June 8

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Enhanced Night Portrait mode – Asia

Samsung is releasing the May 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphone users. This improves system security and stability.

Additionally, it adds an enhanced night portrait mode camera feature to the smartphones that will let users capture stunning pictures in dark areas as well.

Software version:

  • Galaxy Note 20 – N981BXXS4FVE7
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N988BXXS4FVE7

 


 

June 1

May 2022 security update – Malaysia

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphones are getting the May 2022 Android security patch update in Malaysian markets.

It brings improvements to system security and stability. You can identify it through the following build version:

Software version:

  • Galaxy Note 20 – N981BXXS4FVD6
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N988BXXS4FVD6

 

May 25

May 2022 security update – Europe

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.

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Software version:

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

 


 

May 23

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

 


 

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.

Software versions:

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

 


 

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.

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

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]

 

 


 

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

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December 16

One UI 4 Beta 4 – South Korea

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

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

 


 

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.

 


 

October 13, 2021

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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]

 


 

May 06, 2021

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

 


 

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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August 2022 update for Galaxy S21 expands to T-Mobile unit in the US

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August 2022 update Galaxy S21 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.

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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.

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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.

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August 2022 update Galaxy S21 US

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.

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Samsung August 2022 update rolling out to Galaxy devices

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Samsung August 2022 update

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.

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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.

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Samsung August 2022 update

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.

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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

  • None

 


Galaxy F Series

  • None

 


Galaxy XCover Series

  • None

 


Galaxy Tab Series

  • None

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Samsung’s One UI major and minor updates policy for August 2022 is here

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Samsung One UI August 2022 updates policy

Samsung smartphones run its self-developed software system – One UI atop Android OS. Samsung offers different types of One UI firmware updates including major Android OS and minor security OTAs, well, we now have the latest policy dated August 2022.

The South Korean tech giant delivers two OS upgrades to mid-range and budget devices, while 3 OS upgrades to select mid-range phones and four to flagships launched in and after 2021. Similarly, flagships are eligible for monthly security patches for up to five years, while others are on quarterly span for up to four years.

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With the August 2022 One UI updates policy, Samsung shifted the Galaxy XCover 4s from monthly to quarterly and Galaxy A21 from quarterly to biannual. Moreover, the Galaxy A8 Star is no longer eligible for any more software update support from the company.

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Samsung One UI August 2022 updates policy

The South Korean tech giant promised Monthly Security Updates for 41 Galaxy devices, while Quarterly Security Updates for 62 Galaxy devices. In addition, there are 48 more Galaxies that are still eligible for the extended Biannual Security Updates support.

Samsung has almost concluded the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update rollout for the Galaxy devices. And it’s now preparing to start the One UI 5 Beta activity as part of adapting the Android 13 OS for the Galaxy handsets. As speculated, the One UI 5 Beta program might go live in the next few days.

August patch release notes

Aside from the new updates policy, Samsung also published the August 2022 security patch details. The info suggests that the August 2022 security patch comes with fixes for 1 critical CVE. Besides, it also includes fixes for 23 high levels of CVEs, while there is no moderate level CVE found.

In addition to fixes from Google, the smartphone manufacturer pointed out that the August update for Galaxy devices comes with 31 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items, which are described here, to improve the security and reliability of devices.

You can check the Monthly, Quarterly and Biannual Software updates policy below.

Samsung One UI August 2022 updates policy

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