The standard variants of the Samsung Galaxy S10 series have already been served with the latest October 2021 security update. Now, it is time for the carrier-locked variants of the Galaxy S10 series to pick up the October security update.
As of now, a bunch of Samsung phones is already running the latest security patchset. This includes both the premium devices as well as the mid-range offerings from the company.
According to the latest report by SamMobile, the entire Galaxy S10 series carrier-locked models, which include the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10 5G in the US are picking up the latest October 2021 security update.
As usual, there isn’t any new feature included with the update. Because this security update is purely incremental in nature. However, general bug fixes and stability improvements are a part of it.
It is recommended that you update your carrier-locked Samsung Galaxy S10 series phones with the latest security patch, as it fixes over 60 vulnerabilities related to data and privacy.
If you want to read more on that, then you can head over to the official Samsung Security Bulleting website.
Notably, Sprint and T-Mobile Galaxy S10 users are picking up the update
For now, only Sprint and T-Mobile Galaxy S10 series mobile owners are receiving the latest October update on their devices. Other carriers are expected to join the bandwagon soon.
Talking about the firmware, it arrives with version G97xUSQS6GUJ1 on the Sprint network. Whereas, the T-Mobile network is rolling out the update with firmware version G977TUVS8FUJ1 for the Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977T).
The update simply bumps the security patch level to October 1, 2021. We advise you to download the update on a stable mobile internet or Wi-Fi network to avoid any errors during installation.
Sadly, the size of the update and the official changelog is not known at the moment. If your phone hasn’t picked up the update, you can check for it manually.
In order to do that, simply head over to the Settings menu, then tap on Software updates. Here, tap on the Download and Install button. This will be looking for a new update, and if it detects one, you can tap on the notification to start the download process.
To recall, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S10 series almost 3 years ago. At that time, Samsung didn’t introduce changes to its update policy of providing three years of OS update. The Galaxy S10 series since its launch has received its quota of two major Android OS upgrades.