Samsung is speeding ahead in the rollout of the latest February 2021 security patch. Now, carrier units are also picking up the latest security patch. Notably, the Galaxy Note 9 AT&T and Verizon variants are picking up the February security patch.
The February security update first started rolling out to the Galaxy S20 lineup in Europe. Later it spread over to the US, with unlocked Galaxy S20 and Note 20 models picking up the update.
There are no new features attached with the latest update. It simply bumps the security patch level to February 1, 2021. Talking about the update for AT&T Galaxy Note 9, it is seeding with software version N960USQS7FUA2.
On the other hand, the February 2021 security patch for the Verizon Galaxy Note 9 is arriving with software version N960USQS7FUA1. The size of the update for the Verizon model is not known.
To recall, Galaxy Note 9 was launched back in 2018. It comes powered by the Exynos 9810 or Snapdragon 845 processor, based on different regions. The phone came with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and has already received its second Android OS update in the form of Android 10 OS.
The update for the AT&T Galaxy Note 9 variant weighs around 183MB
The AT&T Galaxy Note 9 variant February 2021 security patch weighs around 183MB in size. Note that the updates are rolling out via OTA in patches.
This means that the updates won’t be available for all the carrier variants. If your device detects the update, then you can tap on it to install. Keep in mind that the update is rolling out for both the carrier-locked variants since February 16.
For some reason, if your Galaxy Note 9 AT&T or Verizon model does not automatically pick up the update, then you can manually trigger it under the Settings menu.
Make sure that your device is connected to Wi-Fi. Once that is done, head over to Settings. Then scroll and tap on the Software update button. After that, hit the Check for updates button.
If the system detects a new update, then you can tap on it to begin the download and installation. Since the carrier models of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 model are picking up the update, you can expect other Samsung flagship and mid-range devices to be served with the update soon.