Galaxy S20, Note 20 August security update rollout kicks off in the USA

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The August security update for Galaxy devices began rolling out last month and is beginning to appear in more and more countries as the days go by. In the Galaxy S20 lineup, the Galaxy S20 FE was the first to get the latest security update, and the other three Galaxy S20 models are now joining the party, as well.

And, surprisingly, the rollout has kicked off in the USA of all places, with unlocked models first in line. The same goes for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, unlocked units of which are also receiving the August 2021 security update at the time of this writing.

Security enhancements are all you’re getting with the August update

Unfortunately, the updates for both the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Note 20 series are quite boring, as they only feature security enhancements. The August 2021 security patch itself is quite bare-bones, with merely two critical Android OS vulnerabilities being fixed.

It’s likely just the calm before the storm, though: Samsung will soon be releasing One UI 3.1.1 (which will debut on the new foldables) for many of its devices, and the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 lineups are sure to be on the eligibility list. Of course, the update train won’t stop there for these two flagships – they will also be upgraded to Android 12 and One UI 4.0 in the future and will go all the way up to Android 13.

The new firmware versions accompanying the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 updates are G98xU1UES2DUG6 and N98xU1UES2DUG1 respectively. Owners of unlocked models should be able to download it over the air from their phone’s Settings » Software update menu. Our firmware archives also have the relevant files for anyone wishing to manually upgrade using a Windows PC.

  • Model: SM-G981U1
  • Dimensions: Bar: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm
  • Display: 6.2 inch / 157.48 mm Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • CPU: Snapdragon 865
  • Camera: 12MP
  • Model: SM-N981U1
  • Dimensions: Bar: 161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm
  • Display: 6.7 inch / 170.18 mm Super AMOLED Plus
  • CPU: Snapdragon 865+
  • Camera: 12MP

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