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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE starts getting May security update

Update: The latest software includes the May 2022 security patch and little else.
May 12, 2022
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Back side
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Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE update hub. Here you’ll find the latest information on updates to Samsung’s budget flagship. We’ll detail the current software versions for the device and alert you if there’s a new update rolling out. Samsung usually pushes out One UI updates regularly, but availability may be affected by variant, carrier, and region.

  • Current stable version: Android 12
  • When will the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE get Android 13? March 2023 (Estimated)

Latest Samsung Galaxy S20 FE updates

May 12, 2022: Samsung has started rolling out the May 2022 security update to carrier-unlocked Galaxy S20 FE devices in the US (via SamMobile).

The updated firmware version is G781U1UES7EVD4 and fixes dozens of security and privacy issues. The update also provides general stability improvements and bug fixes.

To check if an update is available on your Galaxy S20 FE, head to Settings > Software updates.

Previous Samsung Galaxy S20 FE updates

  • April 12, 2022: Samsung is now rolling out the April 2022 security patch for the Galaxy S20 FE in some markets. The latest software reportedly comes with firmware version G780GXXS3CVC4 and includes fixes for more than 80 security issues. It is currently going out to Galaxy S20 FE devices in Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. However, other regions should also see the OTA soon enough.
  • March 24, 2022: Samsung rolled out One UI 4.1 for the Galaxy S20 FE with a fix for the game throttling issue and the March 2022 security patch. The update also included the new Smart Widget feature, expanded RAM Plus function, Night Mode for portraits, and more.
  • February 23, 2022: The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and S20 FE 5G both got the February security patch with firmware version G780GXXS3BVB3 for the regular model and G781BXXS4DVB1 for the 5G variant.
  • February 2, 2022: A few weeks after European nations welcomed the January 2022 security patch, those in the US gained access to it too. Per SamMobile, carrier-locked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE received the January security patch with firmware version G781USQS6EVA9.
  • January 19, 2022: Samsung rolled out a new update to the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G variant. According to SamMobile, many European nations gained firmware version G781BXXS4DVA2, which included the January 2022 security patch.
  • December 28, 2021: Samsung began the surprisingly early rollout of Android 12-based One UI 4 to its affordable flagship.
  • December 23, 2021: Samsung pushed the December 2021 security update to Galaxy S20 FE devices, starting in Spain. According to SamMobile, the update brought firmware version G781BXXS4CUL3 and included patches for more than 40 vulnerabilities, seven of which were marked as critical. The update was a little short on new features, though.
  • October 4, 2021: Samsung rolled out the October 2021 security patch with firmware G781BXXS4CUI1.

If you’ve spotted an update that we haven’t, tip us! Are you looking for another update? Be sure to visit our Android 12 update tracker.