A couple of weeks ago, Samsung released the stable Android 13 update to the carrier-locked models of the Galaxy S21 in the US. Now, the company has released the Android 13 update to the carrier-unlocked models in the Galaxy S21 series in the US. The update brings the new version of One UI but an older security patch.
The carrier-locked versions of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra are getting the stable Android 13 update in the US. The new update comes with firmware version G99xU1UEU5DVK3 and brings One UI 5.0 to the phones. It still uses the October 2022 security patch instead of the more recent November 2022 patch.
Galaxy S21 Android 13 (One UI 5.0) update: How to install?
If you are a Galaxy S21 series user with a carrier-unlocked device, you can now install the Android 13 update on your phone by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping Download and install. Alternatively, you can download the new firmware file applicable to your device from our database and flash it manually using the Odin tool.
Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 series in early 2021 with Android 11-based One UI 3.1 onboard. The smartphones in the series received the Android 12-based One UI 4 update in late 2021 and the Android 13-based One UI 5 update a few days ago. They will get two more major Android OS updates in the future.
What’s new with Galaxy S21 Android 13 update?
To know what’s new with Samsung’s Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update, check out the videos below, where we’ve showcased all the important new features and design changes.