Galaxy S21 Series Another Firmware In June: Two In A Month

Recently Samsung rolled out a new security update to the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G/S21 Trio for June in the UK and is expected to be released in other regions as well. This is the second update in June month last was seen around the 1st of June.

This new update has a download size of 921.71 MB & comes with a new firmware build no. G998BXXU5CVF2 for SM-G998B.

This OTA seems to be a regular security patch; not much to add here.  According to the Changelog and user-posted screenshots on Samsung Community EU:

  • This month’s update fixes the security and privacy-related issues and comes with a Google security patch, minor UI tweaking & native apps update. 
  • Apps such as PENUP, SmartThings, Samsung Members, Calculator & Voice Recorder have been updated.

According to Samsung’s and Google’s report, its June 2022 security patch fixes dozens of vulnerabilities related to user privacy and data security, such as SIM card data access, remote code execution, improper access controls, MAC address information, camera access, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Samsung account, etc. and improvements in native or stock apps. It fixes system lag and app crashes and also improves overall system stability.

The update is for security and privacy issues fixes but is not limited to it. It can also include general bug fixes and device stability improvements.

We have seen continuous updates for Galaxy S21, S22, and S21+ from Samsung, as one would expect from Samsung to treat their flagship series. The Galaxy S21 ultra was released in 2021 and is expected to get updated in terms of both the latest OS and UI per Samsung’s software distribution policy.

Users can also check for the latest software update by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping on Download and install or turning auto-updates or notifications on in your device’s settings.

Interested readers can check the links below for a better understanding of resolved security & privacy issues from Samsung’s & Google’s monthly bulletin for security patches & users’ posts regarding updates.

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