Carrier-Locked Galaxy S20 Phones Getting October Update In The US

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After the rollout of the October 2021 security update for the carrier-locked and unlocked Samsung Galaxy S21 series, the latest security update is now live for the Galaxy S20 carrier-locked units.

The October 2021 security update is currently live for the carrier-locked Galaxy S20 units in the US. Notably, the unlocked units have also recently started receiving the latest security patch.

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S20 series back in 2020. It came with all the bells and whistles you would expect from a premium flagship device.


On the software side, it came with Android 10 out of the box, and later go upgraded with Android 11 with One UI 3.0. The Samsung Galaxy S20 series will soon join the Android 12 One UI 4.0 beta bandwagon.

Talking about the update, all the three devices in the Galaxy S20 series, i.e. the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra are receiving the latest security update.

Due to the unavailability of an official changelog, we couldn’t say for sure if there are any new features involved with this update. However, judging from past security updates, it would also be an incremental update.


Galaxy S20 carrier-locked units of Comcast, Sprint and Xfinity Mobile networks are receiving the update

This means that the latest October 2021 security update simply bumps the security patch level to the latest month. Besides, the usual improvement in system performance and stability are a part of the parcel of new updates.

Notably, this new October security update fixes over 60 vulnerabilities related to data and privacy. If you wish to know more about this update, you can head over to the official Samsung Security Bulletin.

According to SamMobile, Samsung Galaxy S20 carrier-locked units of Comcast, Sprint, and Xfinity mobile networks are reportedly receiving the update. The update bears firmware version G98xUSQS2DUI5.


Sadly, the size of the update is not known at the moment. We advise you to download the update over a stable mobile data or Wi-Fi connection to avoid any errors.

The update is rolling out via OTA in batches. So, it would take some time to be live for all devices on all networks. The good thing is you could manually check for it if you have an eligible Galaxy S20 device receiving the update.

Simply head over to the Settings menu on your phone. Then navigate to System Update and hit the Download and Install button. If the update is live for your device, then you can tap on the notification to begin the download on your phone.