[Update: December 2021 Security Patch] Samsung Galaxy A71 Update Tracker

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Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A71 a couple of years back with Android 10 out of the box. The phone features a 6.7 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Under the hood, Galaxy A71 equips an octa-core processor-based Snapdragon 730 chipset. It houses a quad rear camera indulging a 64MP primary sensor and a 32MP lens for selfies.

Samsung Galaxy A71

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Note: This is an update tracker and will be refreshed frequently with the updates of the Samsung Galaxy A71 smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy A71 Update Tracker

  • [December 27, 2021]: The Galaxy A71 is receiving December 2021 security patch update via firmware version A715FXXS8BUL1. The build is rolling out in various European countries, including Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Ireland, and the UK. The updates do not carry any other changes but the patch fixes multiple vulnerabilities related to system security and privacy.
  • [December 7, 2021]: Samsung is releasing the November 2021 security patch to the Galaxy A71 5G. The update is rolling out in Australia via firmware version A716BXXS6CUK1. While other regions could get a hit soon. The patch fixes numerous privacy and security-related vulnerabilities that are considered critical.
  • [November 30, 2021]: The November 2021 security patch is rolling out to the Galaxy A71 via the firmware version A715FXXS7BUK1. The update is unfurling in South American countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad & Tobago.
  • [October 28, 2021]: The Galaxy A71 is getting bumped with October 2021 security patch via firmware version A715FXXS7BUJ1. The update is rolling out in various markets, including Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Slovakia, Greece, France, Slovakia, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and the UK.
  • [September 28, 2021]: Samsung has started pushing a new update for the Chinese units of Samsung Galaxy A71 5G. The update brings the September 2021 security patch for the device. It comes with the build number A7160ZCU5CUH2 and brings some bug fixes and stability to the device.
  • [August 23, 2021]: The August 2021 patch is expanding to the carrier-locked variants of the Galaxy A71 5G in the US. The build is unfurling to the Sprint and T-Mobile networks on the firmware version A716USQU5DUG1. The current security maintenance fixes 40 vulnerabilities related to privacy and security.
  • [August 17, 2021]: The Galaxy A71 becomes the latest device to grab the August 2021 security patch update. The new build is arriving in Poland via the firmware version A715FXXU6BUH1 and will soon make way for other regions. The update may address bugs and enhance the device’s stability alongside fixing 40 privacy and security-related vulnerabilities as per the patch detailing.
  • [August 7, 2021]: The 5G variants of Galaxy A71 are receiving the July 2021 security patch. The update is unfurling in Taiwan with firmware version A716BXXU5CUG7. According to Samsung’s documentation, the patch fixes over 20 privacy and security-related vulnerabilities. Moreover, it may also bring some general bug fixes, stability, and performance improvements.
  • [July 8, 2021]: The June security patch is extending to more regions, Netherlands and Belgium on firmware version A715FXXU5BUF1. Along with the fixes carried by the security patch, the changelog also mentions the degradation of the Quick Share function. Alongside, Google’s RCS (Rich Communication Service) service and 360 Audio functions are now available.
  • [June 4, 2021]: Samsung is sending the June 2021 security patch to the Galaxy A71 in selected markets. The device’s units in Puerto Rican are grabbing the current security maintenance. It will hopefully roll out to other countries soon. The changelog does not mention anything new apart from the bump in safety level. Also, Samsung is yet to detail its June patch, but it does not carry any new features or enhancements.
  • [June 3, 2021]: The 4G variant of Galaxy A71 is now grabbing the May 2021 Android security patch. The fresh update arrives on build version A715FXXU4BUE1 in Brazil. The official changelog is not yet disclosed but it will surely bring some improvements to the software. Talking about the May patch, this is what it carries.
  • [April 6, 2021]: Galaxy A71 has started receiving the April 2021 Security patch a few hours ago. The update bears the firmware version number A715FZHU4BUC1 and is currently rolling out in Hong Kong. However, we expect the update to roll out in other countries soon. Apart from the bump in safety level, the build does not bring any major changes or additions in favor of user experience.

As always, the OTA updates are rolled out in a phased manner. So, users need to wait for a few days to experience the update. To check the update manually, the Galaxy A71 users can navigate to Settings > Software updates > check for the updates. Also, we suggested you maintain at least 60% of charging before updating to prevent carrier data charges.

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  1. I’m in South Africa, and the last update my A71 received was the June security patch on 1 August. Since then there’s been no update whatsoever. Not impressed at all

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