All the latest software updates in one place

Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S21 update hub. Here you will find the latest information about updates for the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra. We show the current software versions for each device in detail and notify you when a new update is released. Samsung usually releases updates for the entire series, but this can vary depending on the variant and carrier.

All three phones in the Galaxy S21 series were launched with Android 11 and Samsung’s One UI 3.1 skin. Samsung will offer three major Android OS updates for the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra. The company also guarantees security updates for all devices for four years.

  • Current stable release: Android 12
  • When will the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra get Android 13? December 2022 (estimated)

Latest update for Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra

09/29/2022: Samsung is bringing the October 2022 security patch to the Galaxy S21 range. XDA developer reports that the update will be rolled out in some regions and will carry firmware versions G99xBXXS5CVIF for the global Exynos models. In the United States, it lands with firmware version G99xUSQS5CVI8 for carrier-branded devices and G99xU1UES5CVI8 for unlocked folks.

Unfortunately, the update appears to only include the October patch and no other features or upgrades. However, the fact that Samsung is already rolling out the patch for next month is certainly noteworthy.

The update is expected to spread worldwide in the coming days. To check if the update is available for your device, go to Settings > software refresh and tap Download and install.

Previous updates of the Samsung Galaxy S21 series

  • September 7, 2022: Samsung is bringing the September 2022 security patch to the Galaxy S21 range. SammyFans reports that the update will be rolled out in Germany and will carry the firmware versions G991BXXS5CVHI, G996BXXS5CVHI and G998BXXS5CVHI.
  • 08/29/2022: Samsung brought the Galaxy S22’s camera-focused update to the S21 series. Samsung’s community forums confirmed that the update has landed in Korea and Germany with firmware versions G99xNKSU3CVH7 and G99xBXXU5CVH7.
  • July 28, 2022: Samsung has rolled out the August security patch for the Galaxy S21 series with firmware version G99xBXXU5CVGB.
  • May 31, 2022: Samsung has rolled out the June 2022 Android security patch on Galaxy S21 devices (per SamMobile). The OTA carries firmware version G998BXXU5CVEB and doesn’t appear to be adding any other new features to the S21 trio.
  • May 2, 2022: Samsung has rolled out the May 2022 Android security patch for Galaxy S21 devices (per SamMobile). The OTA comes with firmware version G991BXXU5CVDD and doesn’t seem to bring any new features to the S21 trio.
  • April 4, 2022: Samsung has sent the April 2022 Android security patch to Galaxy S21 devices (per SamMobile). The update was first released in Germany, followed by other regions. Apart from the security patch and some bug fixes, it didn’t do much.
  • March 16, 2022: According to Samsung, the One UI 4.1 update has been quietly rolled out to the Galaxy S21 series phones in Canada Tizen Help and members of the Samsung Canada Community.
  • February 16, 2022: The Korean brand has reportedly rolled out the February 2022 security update for the Galaxy S21 series. SamMobile reports that the update (firmware version G99xBXXS4BVA8) has reached Egypt and Nigeria for now, but that more countries are expected to receive it in the coming days.
  • January 6, 2022: Samsung has released the January 2022 security update for its current top series. Per SamMobilethe update brought the firmware version G99xBXXU4BULF and some stability improvements.

Which Samsung Galaxy S21 update are you running? Let us know in the comments. Even if you’ve discovered an OTA that we don’t have, tip us!

If you’re looking for another update, be sure to check out our Android 12 update tracker. All the latest software updates in one place

Chris Barrese

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