Samsung Galaxy S22 users get October security patch before everyone else

Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S22 update hub. Here you’ll find the latest information on updates to the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. We’ll detail the current software versions for each device and alert you if there’s a new update rolling out. Samsung usually pushes out updates to the entire series, but this may vary per variant and carrier.

All three Galaxy S22 series phones launched with Android 12 and Samsung’s One UI 4.1 skin on top. Samsung will offer four major Android OS updates to the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra. The company also guarantees five years of security updates for all devices.

  • Current stable version: Android 12
  • When will the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra get Android 13? November 2022 (Estimated)

Latest Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra update

September 1, 2022: Samsung is now rolling out the One UI 4.1.1 update for the Galaxy S22 series. As per SamMobile, the update is now available for the carrier unlocked models of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra in the US. It comes with firmware version S90xUSQU2AVHB.

What do you get? There’s no September security patch yet, but you’ll be upgraded to the new One UI version and see some improvements to Private Share and Smart View.

To check if the update is available for your device, head to Settings > Software update and tap on Download and install.

Previous Samsung Galaxy S21 series updates

  • August 29, 2022: Samsung announced a camera-focused update. The update has firmware versions S901NKSU2AVHB, S906NKSU2AVHB, and S906NKSU2AVHB. It brings improved video stabilization, better night mode shots, support for the 3x telephoto camera when using Hyperlapse mode, improved HDR, and more.
  • July 28, 2022: Samsung’s 2022 flagship line received the August 2022 security patch in late July. SamMobile reported that the update arrived in Europe and had firmware version number S90xBXXU2AVG6.
  • July 11, 2022: The Galaxy S22 phones reportedly received the July 2022 security patch in the US. This update apparently bore firmware version S908USQU2AVF7 and S908U1UEU2AVF7 for locked and unlocked devices respectively.
  • June 4, 2022: The Samsung Galaxy S22 series got the July 2022 security update with firmware version number S90xEXXU2AVF9 in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
  • June 10, 2022: Samsung pushed out an update with firmware version S90*NKSU1AVF1, according to a Korean forum post. This 1.7GB update delivered camera improvements, including sharpness/contrast tweaks, a fix for Single Take, and memory tweaks for video recording.
  • June 2, 2022: Samsung rolled out the latest security patch to its flagship series (via SamMobile). The update came at a hefty 1.7GB in size, indicating that it should have plenty of bug fixes and possibly some new features as well.
  • May 17, 2022: Samsung already pushed out its May 2022 update to the Galaxy S22 series, which included the May security patch. However, it appears Samsung wasn’t done there, as a new update — firmware version S90xEXXU2AVE4 — is rolling out now (via SamMobile).
  • April 25, 2022: Even though we’re still in April, Samsung is already pushing out the May 2022 Android security patch to the Galaxy S22 series (via S90xEXXS2AVDD). Specifically, the patch appears to be for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 variants. So far, the update has been spotted in India, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, although it will likely land elsewhere quite soon.
  • April 21, 2022: After pushing an Exynos-exclusive update yesterday, Samsung is now sending a different update to its Galaxy S22 series, according to Samsung’s Korean community forums (via Tizen Help). The update has the firmware version number S90xNKSS1AVDC, S90xNOKR1AVDC, or S90xNKSU1AVD8 and weighs in at around 636MB.
  • April 20, 2022: Samsung has pushed out an update to Exynos-powered S22 series phones, according to users on Reddit and Samsung’s European community forum. The update has the firmware version number S90xBXXU1AVDA or S90xBOXM1AVDA and weighs in at around 485MB. The update also comes with the April 2022 security patch.
  • April 4, 2022: Samsung delivered an update for the Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S22 series (firmware version S90xEXXU1AVCJ). This weighed in at 1.5GB and brought the April 2022 security patch as well. The update hit Exynos phones a few days before.
  • March 14, 2022: Samsung is now pushing out a hotfix for the game throttling issue on the Galaxy S22 series. The latest software carries firmware version S90xxXXu1AVC6 for the Galaxy S22 models with the Exynos 2200 processor.
  • February 24, 2022: Samsung pushed out a Day 1 update to the Galaxy S22 series (via SamMobile). The firmware version for the update is S90xEXXU1AVB3. Samsung said it fixes over 60 security and vulnerability issues.

What Samsung Galaxy S22 update are you running? Let us know in the comments. Also, if you’ve spotted an OTA that we haven’t, tip us!

If you’re looking for another update, be sure to visit our Android 12 update tracker.

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