G981VSQU1CTLB: January 2021 security For Verizon Galaxy S20

Verizon Wireless has started rolling out the January 2021 security update to Samsung Galaxy S20. Verizon has rolled out Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G981V) January 2021 security patch update via OTA.

If you own a Verizon Galaxy S20, you may have already received the January 2021 Security Patch OTA  update notification on your device. If the update has not been on your device’s system update section, then just wait for few more days for the update to come, else you can manually download and flash the G981VSQU1CTLB January 2021 Security Patch on the Verizon Galaxy S20 using Odin by following our guide.

Verizon Galaxy S20 January 2021 Security Patch update is picked up in the US

As we mentioned it above the update brings the latest security patch update which was released by Google in January 2021 Security. Most of the security vulnerabilities have been addressed. It also brings some bug fixes which were available in the previous build. Thus, you should download and install the update to your Samsung Verizon Galaxy S20 which will come as an OTA update to your phone.

You can manually check for the update from Settings > Software update >Download updates manually. If there is no update showing on your device, then wait for few days for the update to come to your device as it is being released phase-wise manner or you can manually flash the full firmware using Odin Flash Tool.

  • Device Name: Verizon Galaxy S20
  • Model: SM-G981V
  • Region: Verizon
  • Android version: Android 11
  • Build Number: G981VSQU1CTLB
  • Android Security Patch Level: 1st January 2021


  • January 2021 Google Security patch
  • Bug Fixes
  • Security and Performance improvements

How To Download G981VSQU1CTLB :

You can download any Galaxy firmware using Samfirm Tool, Guide: Download Latest Galaxy Firmware using SamFirm Tool


Using  Frija Samsung Firmware Download Tool

Check sammobile website to get the latest firmware for your device

Steps to Install January 2021 Security Patch on Verizon Galaxy S20


RootMyGalaxy.net is not responsible for any damage happened to your device(s) while following this guide so please proceed at your own risk. However, we would be happy to help with any problems within our reach

Installation Guide (Manual Flashing using Odin)

G981VSQU1CTLB: January 2021 security For Verizon Galaxy S20

  1. First, download the firmware file from the download section above
  2. Now Enter the recovery mode on your device, then follow the linked guide below to Install Security Patch Update On your Galaxy device
  3. If you want to sideload the OTA then follow the guide below
  4. If you want to Install the Full Firmware File then follow the guide given below (Odin Method)

If the installation is successful, you will see the message Pass in the Log Tab.

Note:Before installing the updates, make sure your device is connected to a good wifi and your device has more than 50 percent battery life remaining

Dibyashree Sharma
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Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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