Verizon locked Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S21 FE get January 2024 update in the USA


Samsung has been almost successful in bringing the January 2024 security patch to its Galaxy devices on time. Even when it is fully focused on preparing for the Galaxy Unpacked event to introduce the Galaxy S24 series, The Korean giant has already introduced an update to many devices, but there are still many devices left out to get new updates.

Now Verizon has rolled out the January 2024 update for several Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 FE, and Galaxy S21 FE. To identify the latest update, users can check the version numbers of the update for the respective devices.

Verizon rolls out a January 2024 update with these firmware versions

  • Galaxy S20 – G981VSQS8HWL1  
  • Galaxy S20+ – G986VSQS8HWL1
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra (G988VSQS8HWL1)
  • Galaxy S20 FE (G781VSQSCHWL1)
  • Galaxy S21 FE (2022): G990USQS9FXA1
  • Galaxy S21 FE – G990U2SQS7FXA1

According to the Verizon official page, the latest update for the company is coming with some security patches, but it doesn’t specifically state what it fixes, and it won’t bring any new features with the update.

If you want to get the update on your devices, then you just need to go to the system settings, tap on the software update option, and touch the download and install option. If it shows a new update available, then tap on the update button.


  1. Is the update also available for the unlocked variants of the devices?

    Currently, the update is not available for the unlocked variant of the device.

  2. Why haven’t I received the update yet?

    You have to wait for some time, as it may take some time to reach every device.

  3. Is every locked variant grabbing the update?

    No, the update is gradually rolling out, depending on the carriers.

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