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Samsung Galaxy S21 November 2022 patch sweetens One UI 5 upgrade [U: Korea]



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Samsung Galaxy S21 series smartphones are getting a new One UI 5.0-based update with November 2022 security patch in Korea. The new update improves system security by installing the latest Android patch.

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In addition, the update enhances system stability for better performance of the devices. You can identify November 2022 update for Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra with One UI build versions G991NKSU3DVKC, G996NKSU3DVKC, and G998NKSU3DVKC.

Nov 15…

Samsung has now started rolling out the second Android 13/One UI 5-based firmware update for the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra smartphone users, which brings the November 2022 security patch.

Users will be able to identify the Samsung November 2022 security patch via software versions – G991BXXS5DVK1, G996BXXS5DVK1, and G998BXXS5DVK1 for Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra, respectively.

The newest security update patches dozens of bugs and CVEs of your Galaxy phone, including three critical, 32 high and a moderate level CVE, yet, you can check more details here.

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Samsung S21 Android 13 update US

About a week ago, Samsung pushed the Stable Android 13 update for the Galaxy S21 series devices (meanwhile, the Galaxy S21 FE users are still waiting for it), which brings One UI 5 software, new features and user interface.

Several Galaxy devices have already grabbed the November 2022 security patch, while, it came too late for the Galaxy S21 flagship smartphone lineup, however, you should install it as soon as it arrives on your device.

How to update

At first, visit your Galaxy device’s “System Settings,” once done, scroll down and tap the “Software update” tab, followed by the “Download and install” button.

Galaxy S21

The South Korean tech giant introduced the Galaxy S21 smartphone lineup in early 2021 with Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 processors for different markets. Out of the box, the device came pre-loaded with Android 11 and later upgraded to Android 12 OS.

At the Galaxy S22 series launch event, the company announced that the Galaxy S21 series will be getting four generations of major firmware upgrades. This means the Galaxy S21 will also get the Android 14 and Android 15 OS upgrades.

Android 14

We have already started hearing about the upcoming Android 14 operating system as Google apparently working on it internally. It’s expected that the Developer Preview of 14th Android may release in February, followed by Public Beta sometime in May next year.

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.


Samsung Galaxy A50 begins receiving March 2023 security update



Samsung Galaxy A50 March 2023 update

Samsung has started releasing a new update with March 2023 security patch for Galaxy A50 users. The latest update provides the most up-to-date Android security patch on your devices to improve security.

Samsung Galaxy A50 users can grab March 2023 security update with build version A505USQSKDWB1. This update fixes various issues in the software system as well as upgrades some features. Therefore, it is suggested that you install it right away.

Samsung Galaxy A50 March 2023 update

The update is currently rolling out for Galaxy A50 models in the US on the Verizon network carrier. It’s an initial rollout and the company is sending the upgrade gradually. Thus you can check for the latest firmware manually, as it may take some time to cover all of the eligible devices.

To install the latest update, open system Settings, now scroll down the tap the Software update tab. From here, you have to hit the Download and install button so your smartphone can connect to Samsung’s software server and detect a new build online. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the update.

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March 2023 security Update Detail:

Samsung’s March 2023 security patch brings Google patches that are mentioned in the Android security bulletin. For your Galaxy A50, there are a number of common vulnerability exposures mentioned in the document, including:

  1. Critical – 5
  2. High – 35
  3. Moderate – 0
  4. Already fixed – 4
  5. Not applicable – 5

Not that all, but the firmware also comes with 23 SVE (Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures). With both CVE and SVE items, the company ensures the best possible security on Galaxy devices.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3, Fold3 and Fold2 getting March 2023 security update by Verizon



Samsung Fold3 Flip3 March 2023 update Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3, Galaxy Z Fold3, and Galaxy Z Fold2 users start receiving the March 2023 security update on Verizon in the US. The update is rolling out for carrier-locked variants of these smartphones.

Notably, the March 2023 update for Galaxy Z Flip3 and Galaxy Z Fold4 has already been pushed in Europe and some US mobile network carriers including T-Mobile and Metro PCS. The company will soon make this update available for all models.

Samsung Fold3 Flip3 March 2023 update Verizon

Firmware Versions

Check the latest firmware version of the March 2023 security update for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3, Fold3, and Fold2 smartphones at Verizon below:

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 – F711USQS4FWC1
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 – F926USQS3FWC1
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 – F916USQS2JWC1

Samsung March 2023 security patch detail 

March 2023 security patch fixes a bunch of vulnerabilities in Android and Samsung. There are a number of common vulnerability exposures listed in the document that falls into different ranges including:

  • Critical – 5
  • High – 35
  • Moderate – 0
  • Already fixed – 4
  • Not applicable – 5

Aside from this, the March 2023 patch also includes 23 One UI patches which Samsung calls SVE (Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures). Together with Android and One UI patches, the latest software update provides the best security and privacy on Galaxy devices.

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How to update?

To install the latest update, you just need to go to the Settings of your phone and enter its Software update section. Simply tap on the Download and install option and the available update will appear on the screen. Follow the on-screen prompts and you are done!

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Verizon rolling out March 2023 update for Samsung Galaxy S23 series and S20 FE



Samsung Galaxy S23 S20FE March 2023 update Verizon

Verizon is releasing a new update for the Samsung Galaxy S23 series and Galaxy S20 FE, which installs March 2023 security patch to improve system security.

Samsung’s February 2023 update fixes more than 60 related issues and exposures including 5 Critical and 35 High CVEs from Google’s Android operating system and 23 Galaxy-specific SVEs affecting One UI apps and services.

Samsung Galaxy S23 S20FE March 2023 update

The update is rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, Galaxy S23 Ultra, and Galaxy S20 FE users on the Verizon Mobile network carrier in the US. However, the update is already available for users in several countries and other US mobile network carriers.

Firmware Versions: 

  • Galaxy S23 – S911USQS1AWBL
  • Galaxy S23 Plus – S916USQS1AWBL
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra – S918USQS1AWBL
  • Galaxy S20 FE – G781VSQS7HWB6

Through this update, the company ensures that you don’t meet any crashing, freezing, or lagging problems while handling the phone. It is just an incremental update so it does not bring any new features or changes except monthly security maintenance.

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Users of the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S20 FE in the US on Verizon can easily check the March 2023 update via System Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the update.


  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, or make sure it has a strong Verizon wireless network connection.
  • Ensure your battery is fully charged before starting the software update.
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