As we prepare for the release of Android 12 this month, Samsung continues to release monthly security patches. As of October 2021, several Galaxy smartphones are already watching Samsung roll out updates. Here is a complete, constantly updated list.
SAMSUNG OCTOBER 2021 SECURITY UPDATE – WHAT’S NEW
Samsung first began rolling out the October 2021 security update on September 28 to the Galaxy S21 series. At the moment, the update does not seem to have any UI-related changes, and it weighs in at around 300MB.
On October 4, Samsung confirmed what’s new in the latest security patch. Google has released 68 privacy and security patches and Samsung has released 32 vulnerabilities, 24 of which were rated “serious.”
Update: One of the new changes found in the October 2021 patch is that Samsung’s portrait mode camera feature now works with pets. SamMobile noticed a change in the Galaxy Z Coup 3 update.
DEVICES WITH THE OCTOBER 2021 SAMSUNG SECURITY UPDATE
Which devices will receive the October 2021 security update from Samsung? The list of the company, as usual, is quite long: more than 40 devices are suitable for monthly updates, more than 60 for quarterly updates, and more than 40 for updates every two years. For these less updated devices, it is unclear exactly how many will be updated, especially since many of them have been updated in recent months.
This article is constantly updated as new updates are released. Recent additions are in bold.
GALAXY S SERIES
In the Galaxy, the S21 series was the first to receive the October 2021 update, while Samsung released it first in Germany, India, and the Philippines. The update should be available for all three Galaxy S21 variants. Meanwhile, a couple of days later, Samsung also launched an update in South Korea for the Galaxy S20 series. During the week of October 11, Samsung extended the October 2021 security patch to the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S20 in the US across multiple carriers.
Samsung rolled out the update for the Galaxy S20 FE 5G around October 4th in parts of Europe, and around October 7th, the patch spread to Australia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The Galaxy S10 series was updated around October 18th in parts of Europe and Asia.
Galaxy S21 – G991BXXU3AUIE (First released in Germany) Available in USA G991USQS4AUIN (Comcast, Xfinity Mobile), G991U1UES4AUIN (Verizon, C-Spire, Bluegrass)
Galaxy S21 + – G996BXXU3AUIE (First released in Germany) Available in USA G996USQS4AUIN (Comcast, Xfinity Mobile), G996U1UES4AUIN (Verizon, C-Spire, Bluegrass)
Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXU3AUIE (First released in Germany) Available in USA G998USQS4AUIN (Comcast, Xfinity Mobile), G998U1UES4AUIN (Verizon, C-Spire, Bluegrass)
Galaxy S20 – G981NKSU1EUI3 (First released in Korea) Available in USA G981U1UES2DUI5 (Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Bluegrass, C-Spire, Tracfone), G981USQS2DUI5 (Comcast, Xfinity, Sprint)
Galaxy S20 + – G986NKSU1EUI3 (First released in Korea) Available in US G986U1UES2DUI5 (Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Bluegrass, C-Spire, Tracfone), G986USQS2DUI5 (Comcast, Xfinity, Sprint)
Galaxy S20 Ultra – G988NKSU1EUI3 (First released in Korea) Available in US G988U1UES2DUI5 (Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Bluegrass, C-Spire, Tracfone), G988USQS2DUI5 (Comcast, Xfinity, Sprint)
Galaxy S20 FE – G781BXXS4CUI1 (first released in Europe) Exynos 990 variant – G780FXXS7CUI5 (first released in Russia)
Galaxy S10 – G973FXXSDFUI5 (First released in Europe and Central Asia)
Galaxy S10 + – G975FXXSDFUI5 (First released in Europe and Central Asia)
Galaxy S10e – G970FXXSDFUI5 (First released in Europe and Central Asia)
Galaxy S10 5G – G977BXXSAFUI Released in Europe )
Samsung foldable devices quickly began receiving the October 2021 update. Galaxy Z Fold 3, Coup 3, and Fold 2 are all being updated even before the start of the month. Updates for all three devices were first released in Korea. A few days later, around October 6, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 received an update in the US. By October 10, an update had arrived on the original Galaxy Fold, although so far only in France. A few days later, the update began to reach the original. Galaxy Z Flip in parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Later that month, the Z Flip 5G was updated in the US.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926NKSU1AUID (First released in Korea) Available in the US – Unlocked: F926U1UES1AUI5
Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711NKSU2AUIE (First Released In Korea) Available In US – Unlocked: F711U1UES2AUI5
Galaxy Z Fold 2 – F916NKSU1DUI4 (First released in Korea) Available in the USA – T-Mobile: F916USQS2EUI3, Unlocked: F916U1UES2EUI3
Galaxy Z Flip – F700FXXS8EUI2 (Released in Europe) Available in the US – Unlocked: F700U1UES4EUI2
Galaxy Z Flip 5G – F707USQS2DUI1 / F707U1UES2DUI1 (Available in the US, unlocked and
first released in France) Galaxy Fold – FUIX5
GALAXY NOTE SERIES
Arriving in line with Galaxy S20 Series, Samsung October 2021 Security Update. Galaxy Note Series 20 was first released in Korea on September 30th. The Note 20 began to see a wider international release later this month. Around October 6, Samsung rolled out the update to the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ in Colombia, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago. Later that month, an update appeared on select models in the US. Deploying in France, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite is also receiving an updated security patch.
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986NKSU1DUI2 (first released in Korea)
Galaxy Note 20 – N980NKSU1DUI2 (first released in Korea)
Galaxy Note 10 – N970FXXS7FUI5 (first released in Colombia, more) Available in the US – N970U1UEU7FUI4 (BlueTgrass, ATgrass, Comcast), C Spire, Xfinity Mobile)
Galaxy Note 10+ – N975FXXS7FUI5 (First released in Colombia, more) Available in the US – N975U1UEU7FUI4 (Verizon, AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Comcast, C Spire, Xfinity Mobile)
Galaxy Note 10 Lite – N770FXXS8EUI4 (First released in France)
The popular Galaxy A50 turned out to be the first Galaxy A series device to receive the October 2021 patch. The update began rolling out in Colombia, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic around October 2. The update became popular on October 4th. Galaxy A8 (2018), with its sibling Galaxy A9 (2018), is updated in about 10 days. Around October 7, Samsung released the October patch for one of its latest A-series devices, the Galaxy A52. The update was first released in Ukraine. Around October 10, the latest patch expanded to Galaxy A02 in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Panama. The Galaxy A01 was updated in Russia in the second half of the month along with the Galaxy A20.
Galaxy A52 – A525FXXU4AUI3 (first produced in Ukraine)
Galaxy A02s – A025MUBS2BUI1 (first released in Colombia, more)
Galaxy A01 – A015FXXU5BUJ1 (first released in Russia)
Galaxy the A50 – A505GUBS9CUI3 (first released in Colombia, more)
Galaxy the A20 – A205USQSABUJ1 (for the first time released in the USA, T-Mobile / Sprint)
Galaxy A9 (2018) – A920NKSU5CUI1 (first released in South Korea)
Galaxy A8 (2018) – A530FXXSLCUJ1 (first released in UAE)
The first tablet from Samsung to receive the October 2021 security update was the Galaxy Active Tab 3, which rolled out in some regions around October 4th.
Galaxy Tab Active 3 – T575XXU3BUI8 (First released in UK, Switzerland, etc.)
GALAXY F AND M SERIES
Released in India, the Galaxy F62 received the October 2021 security patch on October 5, with Samsung providing the update in its quarterly phone update schedule. On October 11, the latest security patch was spotted on the Galaxy M62 in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and the Galaxy M30s was spotted with an update in India.
Galaxy F62 – E625FDDU2AUI2 (released in India)
Galaxy M62 – M625FXXU2AUI2 (released in UAE)
Galaxy M30s – M307FXXU4CUI1 (released in India)