The updates just keep on coming.
Only 11 days after their bugfix update, BUKG, Samsung have begun rolling out their 3rd Android 12 release... the December Android Security patch for the S21 series of international devices.
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...
This latest release replaces the previous G99*BXXU3BUKG build on the international devices.
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.
The update = G99*BXXS3BUL1
Download = 213.20MB
Build date = 30 November 2021
Release date = 07 December 2021
Camera version = 12.0.00.83 (no change)
One UI version = 4.0
Android Security patch = 01 December 2021
This is the 22nd stable update for the Exynos model in 316 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)
It's not so much as being first. It is more about giving the most information possible in a single post in case that particular release may help others if there is, say, a bugfix update for a particular issue.
Subsequent posts about a particular release may just say, "I got it", or, "does this fix", etc:
This is just a security patch update for December that has been integrated in to the previous BUKG update as the modem/Baseband and CSC remain as BUKG on this release. So, no bugfixes or updates apart from the patch.
It looks like Samsung are doing a fast roll-out on this BUL1 December Security patch update.
The following countries and CSC codes have already received it in the last 24 hours...
The BUL1 update is now live in the U.K. for the stock Samsung, non-carrier branded, devices on CSC code BTU.
(See post #1 on how to check for the update)
No news on the carrier branded devices for...
Three (H3G) (Three are now 2 updates behind)