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[28/JAN/22] BVA9. 1st 2022 build. Bugfix update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ironass, Jan 28, 2022.

  1. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
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    Samsung has begun rolling out their 7th Android 12 release for the S21 series of international devices.

    This is the first build date of 2022, ("V"), Prior builds were, "U", 2021 builds.

    Initially, as always, this is a staged rollout to the non-carrier branded, stock Samsung CSC codes first.

    The Galaxy S21 international devices that will receive this update are...
    • S21 5G model SM-G991B
    • S21+ 5G model SM-G996B
    • S21 Ultra 5G model SM-G998B
    This latest release replaces the previous G99*BXXU4BULF build on the international devices.

    • Bugfixes
    It is a FOTA, (Firmware Over The Air), update and you can check... Settings > Software update... to see if it is available for you. Alternatively, you can connect to the Samsung PC suite, Smart Switch and check via that.

    Software information


    The update = G99*BXXU4BVA9

    Download = 250MB (TBC)

    Build date = 21 January 2022

    Release date = 28 January 2022

    Camera version = (no change)

    One UI version = 4.0

    Android Security patch = 01 January 2022

    This is the 26th stable update for the Exynos model in 365 days. Average = 1 update every 14 days.

    TOP TIP: Wipe the phone's cache partition and use the Galaxy App Booster after updating.

    (N.B. This post will be updated as more information becomes available)

    #1 ironass, Jan 28, 2022
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2022

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  2. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
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    It would have been good if Samsung had included the February 2022 Android Security patch on this release and added One UI 4.1.
    #2 ironass, Jan 28, 2022
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2022

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G release date was 29 January. Features and Specs include a 6.2" inch screen, 64MP camera, 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 processor, and 4000mAh battery.

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