Just a few days ago, Samsung started rolling Android 12L based One UI 4.1.1 update for the Galaxy S22 series. And now the news comes out that the new feature-packed software is available for the Galaxy S21 series. If you own the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, S21 Ultra, or Galaxy S21 FE, then you can upgrade your phone to the One UI 4.1.1. At the time of writing, the new software is available for Verizon users, a wider rollout should follow soon.
The new firmware is sowing with the G99xUSQU5CVH8 firmware version on the S21 lineup. For Galaxy S21 FE, the firmware is labeled with the G990USQU3CVH8 build number. The new software is in a rolling phase, some users already received the new update, here’s a thread by a Reddit user (u/RadiantPen3526) who received One UI 4.1.1 on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Samsung kicks off the new software with the August 2022 monthly security patch.
The incremental upgrade bags some useful features including Private Share and Smart View. The new feature includes the ability to rename file names shared via Private Share. Smart View is also improved with the new update on Galaxy S21 series. Smart View’s Multi View feature now shows multiple options. Apart from these changes, you can expect improvements across the system.
Apart from the One UI 4.1.1, Samsung’s newest custom skin – One UI 5.0 based on Android 13 is under testing phase for the Galaxy S21 series. The Galaxy S21 users can join the beta program to try out the upcoming software, here are all details.
If you are not in hurry, then you can upgrade to the One UI 4.1.1, which is rolling out in batches. So some users will get the update early while some users might have to wait a little longer. You can check for the update manually by going to Settings > Software Update. If the update is not available then you can check again after a few days. Also, you can install the update manually using firmware, but it is only recommended to users aware of the flashing process.
Before you update to the latest version, make sure to take a full backup of your phone and charge it to at least 50%.