Android updates are often a joke, but things are slowly getting much better. Samsung is among the best in the business today when it comes to launching Android updates, and now the company is launching the security update from July 2021 for the Galaxy series. Here is the whole list.
Samsung July 2021 Security Update – What’s New
Samsung launched the July 2021 security update on June 30, about a week before the first Monday in July, when Google will release the list of core security issues that this update addresses. However, the list was released on July 7 and contains 20 repairs for Galaxy smartphones, most of which are from Google. Most of the problems are patching Bluetooth vulnerabilities.
However, we do know one thing that the update addresses. Last month, Google confirmed that Samsung would release a solution for Android Auto issues with the July 202 security update. The solution is set to stop an issue that caused Android Auto to crash every time the device was unlocked in any way.
July updates for Samsung devices are mostly quite small, with the exception of the Galaxy Note 20 series which weighs in over 1
Devices with Samsung July 2021 Security Update
Which Samsung devices will receive the July 2021 security update? The list from Samsung is as usual quite hefty. As of July 1, Samsung is releasing monthly updates to nearly 40 devices, including five Enterprise devices. A further 61 units receive quarterly updates and 44 receive semi-annual updates.
From this month, this list will include a note about where the update first debuted, and whether it is also available in the US. As usual, the latest additions will be marked in bold.
Galaxy S series
Samsung launched this latest security update from one of the most popular series, the Galaxy S series. The update first debuted on the Galaxy S10 on June 30 in the Czech Republic. Just a day later, the update extended to the rest of the Galaxy S10 series in other parts of Europe, including Italy, Austria and Switzerland. The update was also released in South Korea the same day. Rounding off the series, the Galaxy S10 Lite was first updated in Spain around 10 July.
On July 6, Samsung then launched the July security update as an air update on the Galaxy S20 series. This update launched in Germany. July 8 extended the update to the Galaxy S20 FE, but only the LTE model in Russia so far.
The Galaxy S21 series, the company’s current flagship, picked up the update on July 9. This release also marked the debut of the July update in the US with unlocked devices receiving the update. That update has since appeared on Samsung’s official update track.
- Galaxy S21 – G991USQS4AUFD (First released in the US, unlocked)
- Galaxy S21 + – G996USQS4AUFD (First released in the US, unlocked)
- Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998USQS4AUFD (First released in the US, unlocked)
- 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 S10 – G973FXXSBFUF3 (First released in the Czech Republic)
- Galaxy S10 + – G975FXXSBFUF3 (First Released in Europe)
- Galaxy S10e – G970FXXSBFUF3 (First Released in Europe)
- Galaxy S10 5G – G977BXXS8FUF3 (First Released in Europe)
- Galaxy S10 Lite – G770FXXS4EUF6 (First released in Spain)
While Samsung has several newer folders on the market, the security update from July 2021 was released on the original Galaxy Fold before anyone else. The update was first launched in France. On July 7, the update was seen on the Galaxy Z Flip in Germany, but not the 5G model yet. On July 12, the update extended to the Galaxy Z Flip in the US, but only the variant sold by Sprint. It was also quietly launched at AT&T.
- Galaxy Fold – F900FXXS5EUF3 (First Released in France)
- Galaxy Z Flip – F707BXXU3DUF4 / F700USQS4DUF1 (First released in Germany, available in the US)
The first Samsung tablet to receive the July 2021 security update is, ironically, the Android 9 running Galaxy Tab Active 2. Just a few days later, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 also released its July update, even though it was first released only in Bolivia. Tab Active 3 first saw its update in 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 extremely popular Galaxy A series to receive the July update was the Galaxy A52. The device was first updated in Bolivia and Panama before a wider international launch. However, this is not the 5G variant. Shortly afterwards, the Galaxy A31 saw its July update in Brazil. Galaxy A10s were updated in Malaysia and Vietnam on July 8.
- Galaxy A52 – A525MUBU2AUF3 (First Released in Bolivia, Panama)
- Galaxy A31 – A315GDXU1CUG1 (First Released in Brazil)
- Galaxy A10s – A107FXXU8CUG1 (First Released in Southeast Asia)
Galaxy Note Series
Samsung first released the security update in July 2021 as an update to the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, including the phone’s 4G and 5G versions. The update rolls out in nearly two dozen regions, including most of Europe and the Middle East, and has rolled out on July 10 at Verizon in the United States. A few days later, on July 8, the latest update was discovered in Poland on the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. The update extended to the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra in Germany, with a new QR code scanner in the larger than normal update.
- 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 on Verizon in the US)
- Galaxy Note 10+ (4G and 5G) – N97xBXXS7FUF5 (first in Europe and the Middle East, available on Verizon in the US)
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite – N770FXXS7EUF2 (First Released in Poland)
Galaxy F and M series
The first device in Samsung’s affordable Galaxy M series to see the security update from July 2021 was the Galaxy M11 which was updated in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
- Galaxy M11 – M115FXXU2BUF3 (First Released in Southeast Asia)
Galaxy J series
As of July 12, no Galaxy A devices have received the July 2021 security update from Samsung. Check this page soon for more information.
This article was originally published July 2, last updated July 12.
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