Samsung Galaxy S21 gets July 2022 security update in the US

The international version of the Galaxy S21 started getting the July 2022 security update a few days ago. Now, the carrier-unlocked version of the phone has started getting a new update in the US. The carrier-locked version of the phone could soon get the update as well.

The new software update for the carrier-unlocked version of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra has firmware version G99xU1UES5CVF5. It brings the July 2022 security patch that fixes over 50 privacy and security vulnerabilities. As per the changelog, the update could also solve a few other bugs and make the phone more stable.

The update is rolling out on AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Comcast, Tracfone, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile’s networks in the US.

If you have a Galaxy S21 in the US and if it’s an unlocked version, you can download its newest update by heading over to Settings » Software update and tapping on Download and install. You can also download the firmware file from our firmware database and flash it manually.

Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 series in early 2021 with Android 11-based One UI 3. The phones in the series received the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update late last year. The Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra will get two more Android OS updates in the future.

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