One week after the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the Galaxy S21 FE has started getting the August 2022 security update. The new software is currently available for the carrier-locked version of the smartphone in the US.
The new update for the Galaxy S21 FE’s carrier-locked version comes with firmware version G990USQU3CVG1 in the US. It is available on T-Mobile’s network, and other carriers are expected to release the update soon. If you are a Galaxy S21 FE user in the US with a carrier-locked model, you can download the new software update by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping on Download and install.
What’s new with Galaxy S21 FE August 2022 security update?
The update brings the August 2022 security patch to fix dozens of security vulnerabilities, including the ones related to Samsung DeX, Samsung Knox, improper access control, and MAC address leak via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The update could also bring some general UI bug fixes and device stability improvements.
The Galaxy S21 FE was launched in early 2022, and it was the first Galaxy phone to run Android 12-based One UI 4 out of the box. Samsung said that it is eligible to receive at least three major Android OS updates in the future.