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Use this page to identify software versions for the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G as well as details on recent software updates.


Check software version

Android 10.0

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > About phone > Software information.
  3. View the Baseband version and compare it to the section below.


Software version details


Android 10.0

Baseband version:


September 18, 2020

September 2020 security patch

New Camera functions Crop zoom (X10) and 4K VDIS.

5G SA Enabled

Other improvements


Available September 18 2020

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download. To prevent download issues, there's a daily limit on downloads. If it's not available yet, check back tomorrow or after September 30, when the daily limit is lifted.

Android 10.0

Baseband version:


August 1, 2020

LTE and Hubble Camera update

5G connection improvements

Other improvements


Available August 1 2020

If your device meets the requirements, including Baseband Version, this update will be available to download.

Android 10.0

Baseband version:


July 10, 2020

LTE and Hubble Camera update

Other improvements


Android 10.0

Baseband version:


June 19, 2020 OEM original software

Available June 19, 2020

Other versions



Your device has non-T-Mobile software, and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.


Requirements for download

Your device must meet the following requirements to update your software to the most current version:

  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Data connection
  • File size: 416 MB


Update your device software

Update automatically over the air (OTA)

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Software update > Download and install.
  3. Wait for the device to check for updates.
  4. Tap OK > Start.
  5. When the restart message appears, tap OK.


Update from a computer

Follow the update requirements above, along with the following:

  • Use a Samsung USB cable.
  • Back up your data prior to completing the update.

During the update, do not:

  • Use the device or press any keys.
  • Remove the battery, if applicable.
  • Turn off the device.
  • Disconnect the USB cable until the update is complete.

You will not be able to place a call during the update, not even an emergency call.

  1. Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer from!/.
  2. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
  3. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
  4. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
  5. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
  6. If a software update is available for your device, Smart Switch will automatically prompt you to update. At any time, you can click Update.
  7. Click Update to begin downloading the necessary files.
  8. Click OK to proceed.
  9. Your device may turn off and on a few times during the update process.
  10. Once complete the device will return to the Home screen.


Issues after updating

If you experience issues after updating to the latest software version, follow these steps:

  1. Wipe your cache partition to make sure that all system files on your device are put back in order.
    1. Turn off the device.
    2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby / Power key.
    3. When the Android logo displays, release both keys.
    4. An 'Installing system update' message may show briefly before the Android Recovery menu options appear.
    5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight Wipe cache partition.
    6. Press Bixby / Power key to select.
    7. Press the Volume down key to highlight Yes, then press the Bixby / Power key to select.
    8. When the process is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
    9. Press the Bixby / Power key to restart the device.
  2. If wiping the cache partition does not work, you may need to perform a master reset. If you're signed into a Samsung account, you activated Anti-theft and will need your Samsung credentials.
    1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
    2. Tap Settings > Accounts and backup > Backup and restore.
    3. Tap the following sliders to desired setting:
      • Back up my data
      • Automatic restore
    4. Tap the Back key (bottom right) until you reach the main Settings menu.
    5. Tap General Management > Reset Factory data reset.
    6. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, then tap Reset Delete all.
    7. If you have screen lock turned on, enter your credentials.
    8. If prompted to verify your Samsung account, enter the password, then tap Confirm.

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