Samsung has been consistent in rolling out security updates monthly. Now, Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series have finally started receiving the October 2021 security update in the US. The update is available for both unlocked and carrier-locked Samsung Galaxy S21 models. However, as of now, only the carrier-locked Galaxy S20 models are receiving the update in the US. Though, we can expect an update on the unlocked devices too.
The software version G98xU1UES2DUI5 is being rolled out for all unlocked Galaxy S20, S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra units. Furthermore, the update is available for Bluegrass Cellular, C-Spire, Comcast, Sprint, Tracfone, and Verizon customers in the United States.
For the S21 series, the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra are receiving the October update with software version G99xUSQS4AUIN. According to SamMobiles, the update is available only for Comcast and Xfinity Mobile networks in the United States. The firmware version for the unlocked units is G99xU1UES4AUIN.
Samsung October Security Update Details
Samsung started rolling out the October 2021 security update on September 28 for the Galaxy S21 devices. However, the update was available only to the Philippines and Germany markets. Moreover, in the last week of September the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, and Galaxy Note 20 also received the October update.
In Samsung’s latest security update there appear to be no user-visible changes. However, according to Samsung, the update fixes around 68 privacy and security flaws in the device. In addition, it also includes device stability enhancements and some general bug fixes. The Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 users in the US can easily update to the latest security patch by following the steps:
- Go to Settings
- Click on Software update
- Click on Download and Install
However, it is still unclear which Samsung devices will receive the update besides the Galaxy S20 and S21 series in the US.
Samsung is also working on a fresh new update in UI which will be based on Android 12. The second beta version of the One UI 4 was also rolled out in the Galaxy S21 devices last week. The beta update added many improvements and also the Material You to the Samsung device.