Verizon based Samsung Galaxy S9 started receiving December 2020 Security patch update, days after its release for the unlocked devices. Samsung started rolling out the update for the unlocked devices from December 2nd, 2020. The update for the Verizon based devices is now rolling out, and as always users will receive it in batches.
The network carrier based devices always lagged behind their unlocked counterparts when it comes to receiving updates. This, however, is a good thing, as the users will always have the advantage of being informed about any bugs in the update.
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Verizon Galaxy S9 Update
The Galaxy S9 started receiving the December 2020 Security Patch update with the firmware version G960FXXSCFTK2. As per the official changelog, the update only improves security.
Like every other update, the user can either wait for this update to be downloaded automatically or they can update their device manually by going into the Settings app and clicking on Software Update.
Other major flagships to receive the December Security Patch update are the Galaxy Note20 and the Galaxy S10. The firmware versions of these updates are as follows.
- N98xBXXS1ATK1 for the Galaxy Note20.
- N98xBXXS1ATK1 for the Galaxy Note20 Ultra.
- G97xFXXS9DTK9 for the Galaxy S10.
If you are not receiving the update even if you tried the manual method, we recommend that you wait a little while longer. It will take days for the update to reach everyone and, this delay is usually there to avoid server traffic.
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