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Original topic:

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

(Topic created on: 28-01-2022 12:42 PM)
ironass
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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.

Changelog

  • 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

BVA9 UPDATE_Settings.jpg

The update = G99*BXXU4BVA9

Download = 250MB (TBC)

Build date = 21 January 2022

Release date = 28 January 2022

Camera version = 12.0.01.23 (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)



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My device... Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 16/512GB (G998B D/S) CSC=BTU
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ironass
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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.



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My device... Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 16/512GB (G998B D/S) CSC=BTU
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Blessed4life
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Thanks.
ironass
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@Blessed4life 

You're welcome. 😁



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My device... Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 16/512GB (G998B D/S) CSC=BTU
Ksmy89
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Nothing in the UK yet for BTU firmware.
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WelshPaul
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We usually get it a week later... I'm thinking Tuesday? 🤔
Hope we get it sooner though! 🤞


My advice comes from being a UK Samsung phone user.

Current Devices:
  • Samsung S21 Ultra 5G 256Gb > Model: SM-G998B/DS.
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic > Model: SM-R890NZSAEUA.
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds+ > Model: SM-R175.
HaCet
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I really hope the network dropping issues on 4G/5G introduced after Android 12 are fixed with this update.

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GoanGeek
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I only get excited if there is a camera version update 😁

Is Expert camera raw available after update?

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ironass
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@GoanGeek 

"Is Expert camera raw available after update?"

Not included or showing in the U.K. Play Store yet.

I downloaded and installed the latest Samsung Expert RAW Camera App 1.0.00.21.apk (46M) to my international S21 Ultra 5G from here...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O1FERNo1ja7v9nvw3GwNRSupCANBWdij/view

Expert RAW.png

 



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My device... Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 16/512GB (G998B D/S) CSC=BTU
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GoanGeek
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OK.. Thank You.. I'll wait for the official release 😁.
Heard they will release it too more countries may be with UI 4.1 hopefully
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