Galaxy S21 FE and Galaxy A53 grab January 2024 security patch in the US


Samsung has indirectly indicated about its approach for this year with its rapid rollout of the January 2024 security patch for Galaxy devices that it will be more active. It has served the update to almost every eligible Galaxy device in several countries and is now gradually expanding the update to the remaining units of the devices, like now the US-based units of the Galaxy S21 FE and Galaxy A53 are starting to get new updates.

Galaxy S21 FE and Galaxy A53 US locked units are getting January 2024 update

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE and Galaxy A53 are spotted getting January 2024 security updates on some carriers, including T-Mobile and MetroPCS. Users who own these devices can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers G990USQS9FWL3 and A536USQS9DXA4, respectively. The latest update doesn’t bring any new features or innovations for the devices, but it does bring some new enhancements for the devices.

Going into details, the latest update brings a total of 80 fixes, which are addressed by Google and Samsung together. Of those, 75 are included by Google, which specifically address issues related to the Android OS. while five other patches are added by Samsung to enhance the security of the Galaxy devices.

Moreover,the update is aimed at strengthening the security of the devices, and sometimes it also brings some additional improvements for the devices that enhance the overall performance and stability of the devices, so if you want to take advantage of the update, you should update the device to the latest version. To do that, you just need to go to the system settings and open the software menu. Here it will tell you about the update availability. If it says a new update is available, then tap on the download button.


  1. Is the update available for the unlocked variants as well?

    No, the update is currently available for the locked variants only.

  2. Will the One UI 6.1 update also be available for both devices?

    Yes, the Galaxy S21 FE and Galaxy A53 will get the One UI 6.1 update in the coming days.

  3. Will the January 2024 update resolve the overheating issues?

    Samsung doesn’t reveal anything specifically in the changelog, but it is possible that if the update optimizes the internal functions of the devices, it may reduce the battery heating issues.

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