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US Unlocked Galaxy S20 and Note 20 users get One UI 5.1 update with new features

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Samsung is currently focused on the US; the company has continuously served One UI 5.1 updates for the Galaxy devices there; this time, the Korean giant wants to complete the update session in the US as soon as possible. However, the company is still performing very slowly because of carrier restrictions, while in other parts of the world, it has almost completed the initial update. 

As per the information, the unlocked variant of Note 20 and Galaxy S20 Series devices is getting a new update. The update comes with One UI 5.1 features that add many new functionalities under various system-level apps, including Camera, Gallery, Samsung internet, and many more.

Moreover, the latest update is a minor upgrade of One UI 5.0, which extends new features; if you install the update, you will get a whole new experience on your device, especially in the camera and Gallery; there are several significant changes done under them.

Users who own Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra devices can identify the One UI 5.1 update by firmware version numbers N981U1UEU3HWB4 and N986U1UEU3HWB4 sequentially. While according to a Reddit user, the unlocked variant of Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra devices also got the same update. 

Galaxy Note 20

The Galaxy Note 20 devices are the last series of Note because Samsung has discontinued it and transferred all the legacy to its S22 Ultra and will continue it with every upcoming Ultra model of the S series. The Note 20 series was introduced back in 2020 and comes with Android 10, later the device got three more Android updates, so it is currently running on Android 13, now after receiving the One UI 5.1, the device is no more eligible for any major update in the future; however, it may get some minor updates in the form of security patches.

Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S20 series devices were launched in 2020; Samsung launched these devices e in the market with Android 10 preinstalled. It was the flagship device of Samsung at that time. Later the device received three more Android updates, and currently, the device is running on Android 13, but with this One UI 5.1 update, it will no longer receive any major updates in future.

These Galaxy devices have received the Samsung One UI 5.1 update so far


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  1. Debra Taylor

    May 1, 2023 at 10:03 am

    I have checked my phone and I don’t have any download button to hit on in the software update app. I’ve been all through this phone I’m not finding anything! I can’t find anywhere where it says to download the first; One UI 5.1. My phone is a Verizon unlocked phone, so why haven’t I received the download link or just received it, period! Would please appreciate a response, I’ve tried everything, but to no avail I didn’t get anywhere

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Samsung expands May 2024 Security update to Unlocked Galaxy devices in the US

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Earlier this month, Samsung rapidly delivered the May 2024 security patch update for the eligible devices, but at the same time, due to the distribution of One UI 6.1, the company has slowed down the expansion of the latest patch update, resulting in the fact that the month is almost over and the Korean giant is still expanding the update to the remaining devices.

May 2024 security patch is live for Unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 3, Flip 3, Flip 5G, S21 series, S20 FE, Note 20 series, and A54 in the US

In the last few days, Samsung has made the May 2024 security patch available for various Galaxy devices, but it was limited to the locked units. Now, the company has expanded the availability of the update to the unlocked devices, including the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Note 20 series, and Galaxy A54.

Firmware Version details :

  • Galaxy Z Fold 3: F926U1UES6IXE5
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3: F711USQS7IXE5
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G: F707U1UES8IXE2
  • Galaxy S21 series: G99xU1UESBGXE1
  • Galaxy S20 FE: G781U1UESGGXE2
  • Galaxy Note 20 series: N98xU1UES7HXE3
  • Galaxy A54: A546U1UES7CXE1


With the latest May 2024 security patch, users will not get any significant changes for the devices, but it is expected to bring some improvements to the functionalities. The update may be more useful for devices that have recently grabbed the One UI 6.1 update, as it may bring improvements to the newly added features. So update your device as soon as it is available on your device.

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Galaxy S23 FE Receives May 2024 Security Patch in Europe

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Samsung is continuously moving forward with the May 2024 security patch to distribute it to more eligible devices, and now the update is live for the European units of the Galaxy S23 FE. It is a normal security patch that does not bring any specific changes, but it is still useful to bring strengths to your device security.

Galaxy S23 FE gets a May 2024 security patch in Europe

The May 2024 security patch for the Galaxy S23 FE is live in Europe. Users can identify the update by the firmware version number, S711BXXS3CXE4. With the latest update, the company aims to provide some enhancements to get rid of external threats.

According to the official documentation, the May 2024 security patch has brought more than 50 fixes; more specifically, Google has added 31 fixes that will improve the functioning of the Android OS. Meanwhile, Samsung has also brought 25 patches that exclusively address the issue related to the security vulnerabilities.

Moreover, the latest update may improve the overall performance and stability of the device by fixing some crucial internal bugs, so if you are getting some issues while using the device since the last update, then you should go for the latest update.

To install the latest update on your device, just follow some simple steps: Go to the system settings, then tap on the software update menu. If it shows a new update available, tap on the download button.

Galaxy S23 FE is eligible to get an update for five years

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S23 FE last year in October. The device came with Android 13 preinstalled. Within a month, the device has grabbed its first major software update in the form of UI 6.0 and Android 14. For the future, the Korean giant is committed to serving three more major updates up to Android 17. Along with this, the device will also frequently get security patches.

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Samsung Expands One UI 6.1 Rollout for Galaxy A52 5G to More Regions

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Samsung Galaxy A52 5G has received the One UI 6.1 update in several regions, including Canada and the USA. Now that the update is rolling out to the European and Asian units, the One UI 6.1 update will bring several new features that will level up the user experience of the devices.

The Galaxy A52 5G gets the One UI 6.1 update

The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is getting a new update in several countries, including the UK, Ireland, Romania, Germany, Greece, Singapore, and Australia. Users can identify the attest update by the firmware version number A526BXXU7GXD3. It is still using the April 2024 security patch while it has started rolling out the May 2024 security patch update. In the coming days, it will be expanded to more regions.

One UI 6.1 features

The One UI 6.1 update will provide you with some new features for editing good photos, such as. You will be able to copy and paste from one image to another. To make use of the image clip, the tool is now more accurate, and it will also provide continuity in editing videos from one device to another.

Along with this, you will get some more customization features under several existing features, like new wallpaper editing features, more widgets for your lock screen, customized alarm and reminder alerts, and many more. To get the full information about the changelog, you can check out this article.

If you are using the Galaxy A52 5G device in the above-mentioned countries, then you can now install the latest update manually by going to the software update menu in the system settings. Don’t be disappointed if the update is not available for your device; you have to wait until it starts to expand to more devices.

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