Samsung‘s January 2024 replace is accessible for a number of extra Galaxy units. It’s rolling out to the three Galaxy S21 sequence flagships. The Galaxy S21 FE, which isn’t a real blue flagship, picked up the brand new safety patch a number of days again. Samsung has additionally rolled out the January SMR (Safety Upkeep Launch) to a number of different fashions, together with the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S22, and all recent foldables.
Galaxy S21 sequence joins Samsung’s January 2024 replace celebration
The newest safety replace for the Galaxy S21 trio is at present rolling out in Europe. Extra exactly, it’s out there for customers in Switzerland with the firmware construct quantity G99*BXXS9FWL9. A wider rollout, masking all the lineup in different European international locations in addition to the remainder of the world, ought to observe shortly. The construct quantity might fluctuate relying in your area however everybody will get the identical replace.
As Samsung’s official changelog confirms, the most recent firmware launch for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Extremely is all about this month’s safety fixes. There aren’t any new options or purposeful enhancements right here, which isn’t shocking. Simply two months again, the units obtained the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 replace with tons of goodies, together with some UI modifications.
The brand new replace nonetheless has rather a lot to speak about on the safety facet of issues. Rolling out with an OTA (over the air) file size of about 400MB, it brings as many as 80 vulnerability patches. Samsung is pushing 75 Android OS patches and 5 Galaxy-specific patches to Galaxy units with the January SMR. Certainly one of these vulnerabilities is labeled “vital,” probably permitting attackers to achieve distant entry to affected units.
In case you are utilizing a Galaxy S21 or every other Samsung cellphone, you possibly can go to Settings > Software program replace >Obtain and set up to examine for brand new updates. Be aware that updates are launched in batches and will not be out there to everybody on the similar time. So, in case you don’t see a pending replace right now, you possibly can at all times examine again later. You might also get a notification as soon as the OTA rollout hits your Galaxy machine.
The Galaxy S21 sequence will get Android 15
The Galaxy S21 telephones flip three years previous subsequent week however they nonetheless have loads of life left in them. Samsung will push 4 main Android OS updates to the lineup, that means that they are going to get Android 15. The units also needs to choose up One UI 6.1, which debuts with the Galaxy S24 sequence subsequent week. For those who plan to improve to the brand new flagship, you possibly can pre-reserve it now with no dedication and get a $50 credit from Samsung if you pre-order.