Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra Android 14 Update Status

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Android 14 One UI 6.0 update

Android upgrades are super exciting as they bring cool features, improvements, and UI changes. But most of us don’t know when our Samsung Galaxy is going to get the next OS update. Hence, I have created this Android 14 (One UI 6.0) update tracker for the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra to help you stay up-to-date with the progress.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Software Update Policy

Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra will get Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update.

You may be wondering how many more Android upgrades my Samsung Galaxy will get. Well, there’s good news for you. The Galaxy S21 series is included in the company’s promise of four generations of OS upgrades.

So, according to the company’s promise, the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra are also eligible for the Android 15 update.

Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra Android 14 Update Tracker

[January 22, 2024]: The factory-unlocked Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra models in the US are getting the Android 14 and One UI 6.0 update. It’s tagged with the firmware version G99xU1OYM9FWL3 and has a download size of around 2GB.

The update is available across all the carriers in the US, including AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular South, Comcast, DISH, Metro PCS, Sprint, Tracfone, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile.

[December 21, 2023]: Samsung is now rolling out the stable One UI 6 update to the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra users in India. Notably, the update is already available to the S21 FE but took slightly longer to reach the regular models. The update brings the One UI 6.0 goodies and the December 2023 security patch.

[December 8, 2023]: The stable One UI 6.0 update for the Galaxy S21 series is now expanding to more carrier-locked models in the United States. In the coming days, it should be available for the factory-unlocked S21 units as well.

Not just the US, Galaxy S21 users in Europe are also getting the Android 14 update. It’s rolling out in Germany for now, but should expand to more European countries in the next few days.

[December 7, 2023]: Good news for Canadian users! Samsung has started rolling out the stable Android 14 update to its Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra users in Canada.

  • Galaxy S21: G991WVLU9FWK5
  • Galaxy S21 Plus: G996WVLU9FWK5
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra: G998WVLU9FWK5

The latest software update also incorporates the November 2023 security patch to enhance the device’s security.

[December 2, 2023]: The stable One UI 6.0 update for the Galaxy S21 series is now rolling out in the US. It’s already available in many countries and is now expanding to users in the United States.

Currently, the update is rolling out for Verizon subscribers, but the wait shouldn’t be long for other carrier-locked and unlocked models.

  • Galaxy S21 (Verizon): UP1A.231005.007.G991USQU9FWK5
  • Galaxy S21+ (Verizon): UP1A.231005.007.G996USQU9FWK5
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra: UP1A.231005.007.G998USQU9FWK5

[November 24, 2023]: Finally!!! Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra are now getting the stable One UI 6.0 update, based on Android 14. It is tagged with the firmware version G99xBXXU9FWK2 and is rolling out in some European countries, at the moment.

If you don’t live in Europe, don’t worry. Samsung won’t take long to expand the update to more regions. As it’s a major update, you’ll need to download a big chunk of data, around 2.3GB.

[November 16, 2023]: The Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra users are now getting the third One UI 6.0 beta update. The latest beta update is rolling out in South Korea. It improves overall software; however, the changelog doesn’t get into the specific details.

Issues with financial applications still exist. Hopefully, Samsung will fix them in the next update.

[November 8, 2023]: Samsung is sending the November 2023 security patch to the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra users in Europe. Don’t expect to see anything more than security improvements.

[October 13, 2023]: The One UI 6.0 beta program is now open for the Galaxy S21 series in the United States. You can join the program via the Samsung Members app and get early access to Android 14.

While the US is getting the first One UI 6.0 beta, S21 users in South Korea are getting their second beta update. The update weighs around 1GB and comes with the October 2023 security patch. It addresses issues with the quick panel, home screen layouts, and unlocking.

Here’s a screenshot of the changelog:

[October 11, 2023]: Samsung has rolled out the October security patch to Galaxy S22 and S23 series, and now it’s being rolled out to the S21 series. Right now, it’s available in the US and Canada.

[September 25, 2023]: The carrier-locked Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra models in the US are getting a new update. It’s not based on Android 14, but an Android 13-based update that brings the September 2023 security patch.

[September 21, 2023]: Finally!!! Samsung has released the One UI 6.0 beta update for the Galaxy S21 series. It’s currently available in South Korea, with more regions to follow soon.

You’ll need to sign up for the One UI 6.0 beta program to get the beta update.

[August 16, 2023]: The Galaxy S21 series is getting the August 2023 security patch update. It is rolling out in several countries, including Europe, Latin America, and North America.

[July 19, 2023]: Samsung is internally testing the One UI 6.0 beta build on the Galaxy S21 series. It suggests that the brand could soon announce One UI 6.0 beta for the devices.

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