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Samsung Galaxy S20 series August 2023 security patch arrives

Update: June 2023's security update arrives with firmware version G98xxXXUHHWED.

Published onAugust 11, 2023

Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S20 update hub. Here you’ll find the latest information on updates to the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. We’ll detail the current software versions for each device and alert you if there’s a new update rolling out. Samsung usually pushes out updates to the entire series, but this may vary per variant and carrier.

Samsung originally promised three Android upgrades for the Galaxy S20 series — which launched with Android 10. As such, Android 13 should be the final upgrade for Galaxy S20 models, but security patches will continue throughout 2023.

Please note that the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE does not see updates simultaneously with the rest of the Galaxy S20 family.

  • Current stable version: Android 13
  • Will the Samsung Galaxy S20 series see Android 14?: No

Latest Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra updates

August 11, 2023: The latest update from Samsung is headed to the Galaxy S20 series. According to Droid Life, the August patch will come with firmware version G981VSQS6HWGC for the standard model, G986USQS6HWGC for the Plus, and G988USQS6HWGC for the Ultra. This month’s patch only includes security fixes.

To check if the update is available for your device, head to Settings > Software update and tap on Download and install.

Previous Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra updates

  • June 7, 2023: The Galaxy S20 family is starting to get Samsung’s June 2023 security update. As of now, we’re seeing it in a few EU countries, but it will have a broader rollout in the coming days. SamMobile reports that the update features firmware version G98xxXXUHHWED, which includes the June patch and also some other fixes.
  • May 22, 2023: The Galaxy S20 family is starting to get Samsung’s May security update. At the time of writing, the update is coming to unlocked devices in the US. It rolled out to carrier-locked Galaxy S20 models last week. SamMobile reports that the update features firmware version G98xU1UES4HWD5, which patches over 70 security flaws on Galaxy devices.
  • April 5, 2023: Right on time, the Galaxy S20 family started to get Samsung’s April security update. The update came with firmware version G98**XXSGHWCF.
  • March 7, 2023: March’s security update is available to download starting today, according to SamMobile. The latest patch appears to fix dozens of bugs for Android OS and Samsung’s software.
  • February 14, 2023: Samsung has begun rolling out the One UI 5.1 update to the Galaxy S20 series. As per SamMobile, the update is currently available in some European countries with firmware version G98xxXXUFHWAK. It should roll out more widely in other markets in the coming days.
  • February 9, 2023: The three Galaxy S20 phones got the February 2023 security update with firmware version G98xBXXSFGWAD. It fixed over four dozen security issues.
  • January 13, 2023: Samsung rolled out the January security update to the Galaxy S20 series with firmware version G980FXXSFGWA7. It fixed 52 security vulnerabilities.
  • December 6, 2022: Samsung rolled out the December security update to the Galaxy S20 series. The entire series got firmware version G98xBXXSFGVK7. December’s patch fixed 67 security vulnerabilities.
  • November 7, 2022: The Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra are receiving the stable version of One UI 5. At the time of writing, the major OS update is only available in Switzerland and Germany. Other markets should follow soon.
  • November 1, 2022: The latest security update for unlocked versions of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Ultra is rolling out for users in the US. According to SamMobile, this is the October 2022 security update and comes with firmware version G98xU1UES3FVI6. The new update will fix a variety of privacy and security issues and may also provide stability and bug fixes.
  • September 15, 2022: Samsung has rolled out its September security update for the Galaxy S20 series. According to SamMobile, the LTE versions will receive firmware version G985FXXSFFVHA. As for the 5G variants, they will get firmware version G986BXXSFFVHA.
  • July 28, 2022: The August 2022 security update is arriving for the Galaxy S20 series in Germany (via SamMobile). As usual, the update is expected to hit other countries in Europe before coming to other parts of the world. Firmware version G98xBXXUEFVG5 will be coming to the Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20 Plus 5G, and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. The LTE versions will instead be getting firmware version G980FXXUEFVG5.
  • July 11, 2022: Samsung has started rolling out the July 2022 security update to Galaxy S20 series devices in Europe (via SamMobile). The update is firmware version G98xxXXSEFVF4 and appears to only contain the security patch with no other new features.
  • May 12, 2022: Samsung has started rolling out the May 2022 security update to carrier-unlocked Galaxy S20 series devices in the US (via SamMobile).
  • March 28, 2022: Samsung has started pushing out the One UI 4.1 update to the Galaxy S20 series in some parts of the world.In the US, the update is going out to carrier-locked models with firmware version G98xUSQU2FVC5 (h/t SamMobile). It also adds the March security patch to the phones.
  • January 31, 2022: Samsung pushed the February update to the Galaxy S20 series ahead of time. Firmware versions G98xFXXUDEVA9 and G98xBXXUDEVA9 came to 4G and 5G devices, respectively (h/t SamMobile).
  • January 13, 2022: Samsung rolled out the January 2022 security patch to Galaxy S20 devices in the US. Per SamMobile, the update included firmware G98xU1UES2DUL2 and ten fixes from Samsung, with an additional 52 from Google.
  • December 28, 2021: Samsung kicked off the stable Android 12-based One UI 4 rollout to the S20 family starting in Switzerland (h/t XDA-Developers).
  • November 10, 2021: According to Droid-Life, the Galaxy S20 series is now receiving the November Android security patch through the Verizon network. Usually, a Verizon rollout means most other countries/variants are getting it at the same time. Unfortunately, the security patch appears to be the only thing that’s new in this rollout.
  • September 30, 2021: Next month’s security update is rolling out now to the Galaxy S20 lineup in South Korea. Per SamMobile, the update carries firmware version G98xNKSU1EUI3 and should have some other fixes included aside from just the October 2021 patch. However, we won’t know what’s included until the rollout comes to other countries.
  • September 17, 2021: The Galaxy S20 trio gained the September 2021 Android security patch across the world, including unlocked and carrier-locked models. According to SamMobile, the update brought firmware version G98xxXXSADUH5.

If you’ve spotted a Samsung Galaxy S20 update that we haven’t, tip us! Looking for another update? Be sure to visit our Android 11 update tracker.

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