Earlier this month, Samsung released the final One UI 5 beta update for the former flagships – Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra. The firm also released a roadmap for Android 13 update rollout. The S21 series was scheduled for S21. Samsung has delivered on the promise as stable One UI 5 firmware update rollout has begun for the Galaxy S21 series in Europe.
Android 13 OTA is reportedly live in some European countries including Germany and Spain. This means more regions may receive it anytime soon for the Exynos variants including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Finland, etc.
It features firmware build number DVJC and weighs over 2GB in size from the previous stable version. The full firmware build is G99xBXXU5DVJC for the respective S21 variants. You can download the OTA by visiting Settings > System Updates > Download OTA updates.
The Exynos variants in Europe can download the update right away. It will soon be rolled out in the United States for Unlocked Snapdragon variants, as well as carrier variants when the respective carriers release it.
The popular Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will soon receive Android 13-based One UI 5 OTA update later this month.
One UI 5 Features
Samsung’s One UI 5 stable version brings a major visual overhaul. The firmware also features Android 13’s new Material You design with a dynamic wallpaper theme engine.
One UI 5 offers a fresh new look making the user experience more welcoming and seamless. Samsung brings a more engaging mobile experience with bolder, simpler app icons to a streamlined color scheme.
Samsung also refined the notifications in One UI 5 to be more intuitive, making them effortless to read at a glance as well as offering more defined answer and decline buttons when receiving a call through the redesigned pop-up call display.
One UI 5 also brings new animations, Bixby Text Call, options to curate a customized look and feel for your device, new Smart suggestions, easily extract text from images and paste it into a note, and much more. A new Connected devices menu is included where you can access all features such as Quick Share, Smart View and Samsung DeX.
Explore all features of One UI 5 from Samsung’s blog post here.
The stable version is 2GB incremental OTA for those on stable One UI 4.1.1. The full stock firmware is 8 GB in size.
Many stock Samsung apps including the popular Good Lock plugins, Samsung Good Guardians, and Expert Raw have been updated in support of Android 13.
Here, we will show you how to download and install the latest One UI 5.0 firmware update on your Galaxy S21 device.
Download One UI 5 full stock firmware directly from Samsung Servers
One UI 5 comes with firmware build number DVJC for the global or Exynos Galaxy S21 series.
The easiest way to download One UI 5 for Galaxy S21, S21 Ultra, and S21+ is by visiting settings > system update > download updates manually. You can also download the full stock One UI 3.0 firmware updates using SamFirm tool or the Firja Tool and install via Odin Flashtool.
You can use the SamFirm (Samsung Firmware Downloader) tool and the newly added Frija (also a Samsung Software Downloader) in order to download the full stock firmware directly from Samsung Servers.
- First, download and extract the latest SamFirm tool or the Frija Samsung Firmware Downloader. [Direct Frija download link]
- Go to About Phone under Settings on your S21 device and note the model number (SM-G998B) for Galaxy S21 Ultra. Refer to the table below.
- Find the CSC code for your Galaxy S22 phone from here. Also known as a region or product code. In this case, we are using DBT for Germany and Android 13.
- Input the model number and region code.
- Select or check the Auto box.
- Also, check decrypt automatically box.
- Hit check updates option.
- Once the details are shown, hit the download button.
Here is a list of Galaxy S21 series model numbers:
- Galaxy S21 (SM-G9910)
- Galaxy S21 (SM-G991B)
- Galaxy S21 (SM-G991N)
- Galaxy S21 (SM-G991U)
- Galaxy S21 (SM-G991U1)
- Galaxy S21 (SM-G991W)
- Galaxy S21+ (SM-G9960)
- Galaxy S21+ (SM-G996B)
- Galaxy S21+ (SM-G996N)
- Galaxy S21+ (SM-G996U)
- Galaxy S21+ (SM-G996U1)
- Galaxy S21+ (SM-G996W)
- Galaxy S21 (SCG09)
- Galaxy S21 5G (SC-51B)
- Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (SC-52B)
- Galaxy S21+ (SCG10)
- Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998U1)
- Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W)
- Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B)
- Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G9980)
- Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998N)
- Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998U)
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