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S21 Ultra January 2022 G998BXXU4BULF Firmware update (January Security Patch)

(Topic created on: 06-01-2022 09:58 AM)
VST007
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Screenshot_20220106-115626_Software update.jpg

That was fast :smiling-face:

S21 Ultra January 2022 Firmware update (Security Patch from January)

Installing & Testing. I am using DBT CSC. 

 

 

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ciaoarif
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Got it too (Germany). The Camera was updated but I'm not sure what's new.

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VST007
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No official info (as of now). It will be published here. For now it runs surprisingly well. I checked it for the usual stuff I look for in this video.

Video Quick Navigation
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00:00 - Intro & Changelog
01:00 - Firmware Installation
02:10 - First Boot
02:25 - Software Info
03:10 - Version Checks
04:00 - Camera Opening & Closing
04:32 - Animations Check
05:10 - Camera Opening & Closing 2
05:40 - Widget Animations
07:10 - Geekbench Test
07:40 - More Animations Test
08:05 - Games Opening & Closing
08:42 - More Animations Test
09:00 - 3DMark Test
09:50 - Outro

 

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VST007
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So I have been using the January G998BXXU4BULF for almost 24 hours now and it really greatly reduce the occasional stutter I have been experiencing (Exynos 2100) version.

There are animations improvements in all of this sections where I previously got intensive occasional stuttering

  • Home screen settings access
  • Camera opening & closing
  • Apps opening & closing
  • Widget opening & closing
  • Notification/Quick Settings access

The last one was very very annoying - 3 from 5 times when I would go for my notification (swipe down on the home) to access notifications & quick settings my screen would stutter.

Battery is great as almost always, and I am only using max settings in terms of resolution + refresh rate (wqhd+ & 120hz).

I was not able to identify new changes in One UI home and Camera which got new versions, as this update was > 500 MB and security updates are ~ 250 MBs but it`s right about time for Samsung to fully optimize Android 12 (One UI 4) for S21 Ultra months and half before the S22 series is released...

Sajin12365
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Network glitch issues and unstable apps still pertaining after january 2022 updat....really frustrating 

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Members_7giBhMP
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Good to know that I was not the only one experiencing stutter on home screen / app drawer scrolling, Random app crashes and reboots.
Even the camera photo quality and google duo video calls have a lot more noise compared to pre OneUI 4 update.
I am suspicious if these are intentional, give the s22 ultra is launching without any major h/w upgrades

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WelshPaul
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I have experienced one occasion of stutter on home screen / app drawer scrolling (had to reboot phone) and one random reboot with the January update.


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.
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