Unlocked Galaxy Note 20 starts getting January 2024 Security Patch in the USA


Earlier this week, the locked units of the Galaxy Note 20 series received the January 2024 security update in the US. Now the update has also started expanding to the unlocked units of devices. While the update will soon be available in more countries,.

The latest update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is coming with the firmware version numbers N981U1UES6HWL5 and N986U1UES6HWL5, respectively. The latest update doesn’t bring any new innovation for the device, but it will improve the overall security of the devices.

According to the official SMR, the January 2024 security update comes with a plethora of fixes with the help of new patches added from Google that address the issues identified in the Android OS, as well as five more patches added by Samsung for exclusive fixes of the bugs found in the Galaxy devices.

Users who are using the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra can easily install the latest update from the software update menu in the system settings. The update will gradually be available for all unlocked units, so you have to wait some time to get it.


On Which carriers January 2024 update available for Galaxy Note 20 series?

As of writing, the January 2024 security patch is available on the US Cellular network for locked variants, and unlocked variants are also starting to get the same update.

Galaxy Note 20 series devices get One UI 6.1?

The simple answer is no, because these devices have already retired from getting any major updates after Android 13 and One UI 5.1.

Will these devices get more security updates in the future?

The Galaxy Note 20 series devices were released back in 2020, and Samsung has promised to give security updates for at least four years, so this year we will get some more security updates in the coming months.

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