Samsung‘s September 2023 update is now available for several more Galaxy devices in the US. The Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S20 series, and a few other devices are receiving the latest security patch stateside. The company has already pushed the update to the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy Note 20 series, all recent foldables, and a few mid-range models.
The September SMR (Security Maintenance Release) is available for both carrier-locked and unlocked variants of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra in the US. The new firmware build numbers for the phones are G99*USQS9EWI1 and G99*U1UES9EWI1, respectively. The Galaxy S21 FE is getting this update with firmware version G990USQS9EWI1. The update for the FE model is currently limited to carrier-locked units, but a wider rollout should follow soon.
It’s a similar story for the Galaxy S20 lineup as well. Samsung is pushing the latest security patches to all variants of the phones. The carrier-locked units are getting the update with the build number G98*USQS7HWI1. That for the unlocked variants is G98*U1UES7HWI1. The new firmware versions for the Galaxy S20 FE are G781USQSDHWI2 and G781U1UESDGWI2, respectively. None of these devices are getting anything more than the new SMR from Samsung. Don’t expect any new features or improvements.
The Galaxy A14 5G is another Samsung phone that is now getting the September update in the US. It’s available for carrier-locked units with the build number A146USQU4BWH4. Along with this month’s security patches, the budget handset is also picking up some device stability and reliability improvements. The device has already received this update in some international markets. Its 4G version was the very first Samsung phone to get the September SMR. A global rollout for the 5G model should follow soon.
Samsung fixed over 60 Galaxy issues with the September update
The September update for Galaxy devices brings fixes for more than 60 security vulnerabilities. Samsung is pushing 35 Galaxy-specific flaws, 23 Android OS flaws, and four Samsung semiconductor flaws. At least four of these issues were labeled as critical vulnerabilities by Google.
If you’re using any of these Galaxy devices in the US and haven’t yet received the September update, you should soon. Watch out for a notification or check for OTA (over the air) updates manually from the Settings app. Simply go to the Software update menu and tap on Download and install to check if you have an update pending download.