Last week, Samsung released One UI 3.0 based Android 11 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Today, the company has released the second major OS update for the predecessor of Galaxy Z Fold 2. Although, the first-gen Galaxy Fold is slated to receive the update in February 2021. But a number of Galaxy Fold users are reportedly receiving the Android 11 update. Here’s everything you need to know about Samsung Galaxy Fold Android 11 Update.
One UI 3.0 based Android 11 stable build is seeding over-the-air for both LTE and 5G variants. The company kicks-off the update for LTE variant with F900FXXU4DUA1 build number and F907BXXU4DUA1 for the 5G variant. As it’s a major OS update, which simply means that it requires a chunk of data to download the OTA. As for now, the update is live for LTE variant in UAE and for 5G variant in UK and Switzerland. The latest build on Galaxy Fold brings the January 2021 monthly security patch.
In terms of features, then the Galaxy Fold Android 11 stable update comes with overhauled Notification panel and long press menu for apps, new Volume controls layout, intuitive lock screen and Bixby Routines, a flurry of customizations to AOD, and much more. Obviously, it will also bring the essential features of Android 11. As for now, the update changelog and screenshot is not available to use, we’ll link it in the future.
Samsung Galaxy Fold Android 11 Update (One UI 3.0)
If you’re using Galaxy Fold LTE in UAE or Galaxy Fold 5G in the UK or Switzerland, then you can check the software updates, by heading over to the Settings app > Software update > then tap on Download and Install if available. In case you haven’t received the OTA, then you can manually update your Galaxy Fold to the latest Android 11 stable build or you can wait for a few days to receive the airborne update.
You can manually download the firmware for the Galaxy Fold (both LTE and 5G variants), by following the below tips.
If you’re in a haste, then you update your device manually, using Frija tool, SamFirm tool, or SamMobile website. If you are using one of the tools then enter your model and country code and download the firmware. Once downloaded, you can flash the firmware using Odin Tool. Then flash the file to your device. If you want to do so, then I recommend you take a backup prior to diving into the process. That’s it.
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