Android updates are often the joke, but it’s slowly getting a lot better. Samsung is among the best in the business these days when it comes to rolling out Android updates, and now the company is rolling out the July 2021 security update for its Galaxy range. Here is the full list.
Samsung security update from July 2021 – what’s new
Samsung began rolling out its July 2021 security update on June 30, about a week before the first Monday in July when Google will release the list of key security issues that this patch fixes. However, the list was released on July 7th and contains 20 fixes for Galaxy smartphones, most of which are from Google. Most of the problems are patching Bluetooth vulnerabilities.
However, we know the update addresses one thing. Last month, Google confirmed that Samsung Sending a fix for Android Auto issues with the security update dated July 2021. The fix is intended to address an issue that resulted in Android Auto crashing if the device was unlocked in any way.
The July updates to Samsung devices are pretty small for the most part, with the exception of the Galaxy Note 20 series, which weighs over 1GB. However, there are no obvious changes in the update other than a new QR code scanner as captured by captured below SamMobile.
Devices with Samsung security update dated July 2021
Which Samsung devices will receive the July 2021 security update? As always, Samsung’s list is pretty extensive. As of July 1, Samsung is rolling out monthly patches for nearly 40 devices, including five enterprise devices. A further 61 devices receive quarterly and 44 semi-annual updates.
As of this month, this list will contain a notice of where the update was first released and whether it is also available in the US. The latest additions are marked in bold as usual.
Galaxy S series
Samsung has launched this latest security update that begins with one of its most popular series, the Galaxy S range. The update first appeared on the Galaxy S10 on June 30th in the the Czech Republic. Just a A day later, the update was rolled out to the rest of the Galaxy S10 series in other parts of Europe, including Italy, Austria and Switzerland. On the same day, the update was also released in South Korea. To round off the series, the Galaxy S10 Lite was updated for the first time in Spain around July 10th.
On July 6th, Samsung released the July security patch as an over-the-air update for the Galaxy S20 series. This update has started it is Introduction to Germany. On July 8th the update was extended to the Galaxy S20 FE, but only the LTE model in Russia at the time. The update was until mid-July extended to the Snapdragon versions of the Galaxy S20 FE in Europe and other regions.
The Galaxy S21 series, the company’s current flagship, has picked up its update on July 9th. This release also marked the debut of the July patch in the United States, where unlocked units receive the update. This update has since appeared on the official Samsung website Update tracker and until July 15th July would have expanded to the UK, India and several regions across Europe.
- Galaxy S21 – G991USQS4AUFD (First Released, Unlocked in the US)
- Galaxy S21 + – G996USQS4AUFD (First Released, Unlocked in the US)
- Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998USQS4AUFD (First Released, Unlocked in the US)
- Galaxy S20 – G981FXXU8DUF9 (first released in Germany)
- Galaxy S20 + – G986FXXU8DUF9 (first released in Germany)
- Galaxy S20 Ultra – G988FXXU8DUF9 (first released in Germany)
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE – G780FXXU4CUG1 (first released in Russia)
- Galaxy S20 FE 5G – G781BXXU3CUG2 (first released in Europe)
- Galaxy S10 – G973FXXSBFUF3 (first released in Czech Republic)
- Galaxy S10 + – G975FXXSBFUF3 (only released in Europe)
- Galaxy S10e – G970FXXSBFUF3 (First released in Europe)
- Galaxy S10 5G – G977BXXS8FUF3 (only released in Europe)
- Galaxy S10 Lite – G770FXXS4EUF6 (First released in Spain)
While Samsung has several newer foldable devices out there, the July 2021 security patch released on the original Galaxy Fold before anyone else. The update was first released in France. On July 7th, the update was seen on the Galaxy Z Flip in Germany, but not yet on the 5G model. On July 12th, the update was extended to the Galaxy Z Flip in the USA, but only the version was sold by Sprint. It was also launched quietly on AT&T and appeared on July 13th unlocked Models in the US and at a broader international level Base.
- Galaxy Fold – F900FXXS5EUF3 (first released in France)
- Galaxy Z Flip – F707BXXU3DUF4 / F700USQS4DUF1 (First released in Germany, available in US)
Ironically, the first Samsung tablet to receive the July 2021 security patch is the Android 9-based Galaxy Tab Active 2. Just a few Days later the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 also received its July patch, which was initially only published in Bolivia. The Active 3 tab was updated first in the Hong Kong.
- Galaxy Tab Active 2 – T395NKOSCCUF2 (First released in Asia)
- Galaxy Tab Active 3 – T575XXS3BUF2 (first released in Hong Kong)
- Galaxy Tab A 8.0 – T295XXU4CUF8 (First released in Bolivia)
Galaxy A series
The first device in Samsung’s hugely popular Galaxy A series to receive the July update was the Galaxy A52. The device was updated first in the Bolivia and Panama before a broader international rollout that took place around July 13th. However, this is not the 5G variant. Shortly afterwards, the Galaxy A31 received its July update in the Brazil. Galaxy A10s was updated on July 8th in Malaysia and Vietnam while A02s was updated first in Brazil around July 13th with the Galaxy A70 Updated the same week in the same region.
- Galaxy A52 – A525MUBU2AUF3 / A525FXXS2AUF4 (first released in Bolivia, Panama)
- Galaxy A02s – A025MUBU2BUF5 (first released in Brazil)
- Galaxy A31 – A315GDXU1CUG1 (first released in Brazil)
- Galaxy A10s – A107FXXU8CUG1 (first released in Southeast Asia)
- Galaxy A70 – A705MNXXU5DUF2 (first released in Brazil)
- Galaxy A2 Core – A260GDDSBAUF1 (first released in India)
Galaxy Note series
Samsung first released its July 2021 security patch as an update to the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, including the 4G and 5G versions of the phone. The update will roll out in nearly two dozen regions, including most of Europe and the Middle East, and on Verizon in the US as of July 10th. A few days later, on July 8th, the latest patch on the Galaxy Note 10 Lite was spotted in Poland. The update was then expanded to Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra in Germany and carries a new QR code scanner in the larger update than normal.
In one of its most recent updates, the Galaxy Note 9 also carried over Samsung’s July security patch around July 13th with rollout in Germany and two days later showed on the Xfinity version of the phone.
- Galaxy Note 20 – N980xXXU2DUF8 (first released in Germany)
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986xXXU2DUF8 (first released in Germany)
- Galaxy Note 10 (4G and 5G) – N97xFXXS7FUF5 (First in Europe and the Middle East, available from Verizon in the US)
- Galaxy Note 10+ (4G and 5G) – N97xBXXS7FUF5 (First in Europe and the Middle East, available from Verizon in the US)
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite – N770FXXS7EUF2 (First released in Poland)
- Galaxy Note 9 – N960FXXS8FUF5 (First released in Germany, available in US on Xfinity)
Galaxy F and M series
The first device in Samsung’s affordable Galaxy M series to receive the July 2021 security update was the Galaxy M11, which was updated in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
- Galaxy M11 – M115FXXU2BUF3 (first released in Southeast Asia)
Other Samsung devices with the July 2021 update
Launch in Poland on July 14th Samsung Updated his robust Galaxy Xcover Pro with the security patch from July 2021.
Galaxy Xcover Pro – G715FNXXS9CUG2 (first released in Poland)
This article was originally published July 2nd and was last updated on July 14th.
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