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[U: Google Fi/Unlocked] Samsung Galaxy S21 getting Android 13 in US



Samsung Galaxy S21

[January 10] Update – Google Fi

Samsung has now finally released the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra smartphone users in the US. The update was already released by prominent carriers and for unlocked models, however, consumers on Google Fi [XAS/XAA] are now getting it via OTA.

  • Software Version – DVL1
  • Security Patch – November 2022.

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You can now enjoy the latest changes and premium features on your S21 by installing the latest update. To do so, simply head over to System Settings and then enter the Software update section followed by Download and install.

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[December 1] Update – Unlocked

Carrier-unlocked models of Samsung Galaxy S21 series are now receiving the Stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update in the US. Several users on Reddit confirmed that the major firmware OTA is now available on their carrier-unlocked devices (SM-G99xU1).

[November 29] Update – T-Mobile

T-Mobile is rolling out an Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for locked Samsung Galaxy S21 series smartphones in the US. This major update comes with a bunch of new features and improvements to provide a next-level experience.


[November 15] Initial Story – US Cellular

Carrier-locked Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra smartphone users have started receiving the stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update in the US. While users of US Cellular are the first to grab the stable version in the country, the update is not so far from other customers.

The Korean company is releasing the Android 13 One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy S21 device users with the following firmware versions in the US:

  • Galaxy S21: G991USQU5DVK3
  • Galaxy S21+: G996USQU5DVK3
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra: G998USQU5DVK3

Android 13 One UI 5.0:

Android 13-based One UI 5.0 is a major upgrade over the previous Android 12-based One UI 4.1 software. It brings plenty of new features such as Per-app language that lets you select different languages for different apps, lockdown mode for better privacy, and new multitasking gestures to open Split-screen and Pop-up windows with ease.

There’s new Stack widgets feature so that you can easily create a stack on the home screen where, the Extract text from image feature allows you to copy text from images and banners and paste them to messages, notes, etc.

It now provides you with advanced Lock Screen customization options that let you personalize every element of the screen directly from the lock screen. Meanwhile, the new Connected devices, Modes and Routines, and Security and Privacy menus in the System Settings will let you manage all related settings in no time.

The Quick settings panel, Notification panel, app icons, home screen, and apps screen are also getting some minor tweaks. Whereas, the applications like Camera, Gallery, Good Lock, Bixby and others are receiving lots of new functions.

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Samsung releases One UI 5.1.1 update for Galaxy Z Flip 5G



Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G January 2024 update US

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G smartphone is finally getting the One UI 5.1.1 update, which brings many improvements and new features to the device. The update is rolling out for locked variants in the US.

One UI 5.1.1 update for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G comes with One UI build version F707USQU6IWI1 in the US. The latest firmware installs the August 2023 security patch to improve the system security and stability of the device.

Users who have received the notification on their smartphone can get the update through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and Install.

One UI 5.1.1 update for Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Based on Android 13, One UI 5.1.1 enhances the multitasking experience by showing better app previews on the Recents screen, allowing easy switching from pop-up view to split screen, and restoring pop-ups snapped to the edge of the screen.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G One UI 5.1.1 update

The update also improves the Flex mode, which lets users use more apps with the Flex mode panel, customize the toolbar, and access improved media controls. It also introduces a new Quick Share feature, which enables users to share files with their contacts anytime and anywhere, and also protect their private content by setting expiration dates and preventing resharing.

Moreover, this major update also improves the Samsung Health app, which provides better sleep coaching, more meaningful sleep data, skin temperature measurement during sleep, better workout summaries, and enhanced rewards and badges.

Aside from this, the update also enhances the Camera and Gallery apps, which offer more date and time styles for watermarks, enhanced remaster previews, easier effect adjustments, and copy and paste effects. It adds some additional changes, such as drag and drop with two hands, app cache clearing, and enhanced memory management.


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Download the latest Good Lock apps/modules on your Galaxy – One UI 6/5.1.1



Samsung Good Lock update

Samsung Good Lock is a crucial part of One UI, especially for consumers who love smartphone customization. With each new One UI iteration, Samsung brings fruitful apps, plugins, and modules to Good Lock in order to take the personalization experience to the next level.

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The Android 14-based One UI 6 Good Lock could come with a handful of new plugins as part of making the application even more useful. Although all Good Lock plugins are not available for Galaxy consumers worldwide, you can take advantage of the remaining ones.

One UI 5 Good Lock update radically redesigned the overall look of the application, dividing the modules into two sections – Make Up and Life Up. The first section includes apps and services useful for personalization, while the second part consists of experimental Android tools.

Below, you can check brief info about plugins as well as download links from Galaxy Store and APKMirror.

Theme Park

  • You can create and apply themes easily and quickly
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK



  • Allow creating 3D motion wallpaper with various effects
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Customize and create a new lock screen and Always on Display.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Set the keyboard optimized for you and try creating your one unique animation sticker.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Conveniently organize the navigation bar and gesture mode.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Home Up

  • Enjoy the improved One UI Home experience.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • You can configure many different clock styles on the lock screen and AOD and customize the clock however you want.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


Nice Shot

  • Use the screenshot and screen recording features more conveniently
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


Edge Touch

  • Adjust settings for touch on edge screen easily
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • You can customize Sound, Vibration, and screen history.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

One Hand Operation +

  • Use your phone or tablet easily with your thumb.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Various features have been added to Bixby Routines, allowing you to create more powerful routines.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Experience the improved Multi Window
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK [New update]


  • Expand Audio System settings and increase convenience
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Camera Assistant [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Customize your own camera settings to your preference
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

RegiStar [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Customize your smartphone’s home settings, search options, history, back taps, and more.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

DropShip [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Easily share files between devices running Android, iOS, and the Web.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Galaxy to Share [One UI 5 or higher ]

  • Share your own created personalization settings of various Good Lock modules
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK
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Samsung’s Android 14 Beta for Galaxy S23 is official in the US



Samsung Galaxy S23 One UI 6.1 update

In addition to South Korea and Germany, Samsung has now launched the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta in the US. Users of carrier-unlocked or T-Mobile branded Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, or S23 Ultra smartphones can now sign up to get the Beta firmware via OTA.

It’s worth mentioning that the One UI 6 Beta is only available for T-Mobile and carrier-unlocked Galaxy S23 models in the US. This means Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular, and other carrier users have no other option than waiting for the official rollout.

One UI 6 Beta comes with a redesigned Quick Panel, which looks stunning and well-crafted for accessibility. The animations are also tweaked but require further optimization as the current situation of transition effects is not up to the mark.

In a recent Newsroom article, the South Korean tech giant confirmed that the One UI 6 Beta is equipped with more new customization capabilities. The design is simple and eye-catching, which will surely enhance the everyday operations of Galaxy devices.


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