Samsung has started releasing the January 2024 security update for the Galaxy S21 line of smartphones, which comprises the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. This update is being sent out to region like Europe and Canada. The security and performance of these devices have gotten a lot better with this update.
The January 2024 update addresses over 75 security vulnerabilities, including 1 critical, 68 high, and 6 moderate levels of CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures). These patches are very important for keeping users’ privacy and security safe from possible threats.
Stability and security improvements
Along with better security, the update has 5 patches made just for Samsung devices that make key parts of the device work more effectively and be safer. The objective of these updates is to make the user experience smoother and safer.
- Regions: Initially rolled out in Canada, followed by Europe, including countries like Switzerland and the UK.
- Build Versions:
- Galaxy S21: G991WVLS9FWL2
- Galaxy S21 Plus: G996WVLS9FWL2
- Galaxy S21 Ultra: G998WVLS9FWL2
- Package Size: Approximately 250-300 MB.
Users can manually check for the update by navigating to their device’s System Settings, selecting the Software Update tab, and then tapping on the Download and install option.
Alongside the security update for the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung is also working on bringing new features from its upcoming One UI 6.1 to older devices like the Galaxy S21 FE. This is another important way in which Samsung is working to improve the user experience across the board.