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Use this page to identify software versions for the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G as well as details on recent software updates.

 

Identify the device's current software version

Android 10 / 11

  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.

 

Review software version details

VERSION RELEASE DATE ENHANCEMENTS STATUS

Android 11

Baseband version:

G981U1UES2DUE2

June 11, 2021

June 2021 Security Updates

Available June 11, 2021

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 June 17, when the daily limit is lifted.

Android 11

Baseband version:

G981USQU2DUDA

May 23, 2021
  • May 2021 Security Updates
  • Improves Quick Share UX
  • Camera enhancements
  • Additional updates & improvements

Available May 23, 2021

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.

Android 11

Baseband version:

G981USQU1DUCA

April 25, 2021
  • April 2021 Security Updates
  • Camera enhancements
  • Additional updates & improvements

Available April 25, 2021

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.

Android 11

Baseband version:

G981USQS1DUB8

April 1, 2021 March 2021 Security Updates

Available April 1, 2021

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.

Android 11

Baseband version:

G981USQU1DUB5

March 21, 2021
  • Update to OneUI 3.1
  • Fix for missing messaging text box
  • Fix for BlueTooth headset connection issue
  • Fix for Group SMS failures
  • Additional updates & improvements

Available March 21, 2021

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.

Android 11

Baseband version:

G981USQU1CTLB

February 7, 2021
  • January 2021 Security Updates
  • Improved Wi-Fi Connection
  • Additional updates & improvements

Available February 7, 2021

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.

Android 11

Baseband version:

G981USQS1CTL1

December 27, 2020
December 2020 Security Updates

Available December 27, 2020

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download. 

Android 11

Baseband version:

G981USQU1CTKH

December 4, 2020
  • Android 11
  • One UI 3 update
  • Varios bug fixes and improvements

Available December 16, 2020

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download. 

Android 10.0

Baseband version:

G981USQS1BTK2

November 25, 2020

November 2020 Security Update

Available November 25, 2020

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download. 

Android 10.0

Baseband version:

G981USQU1BTJ4

October 16, 2020
  • October 2020 Security Update
  • Resolved issue with phone app crashing
  • Varios bug fixes and improvements

Available October 16, 2020

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download. 

Android 10.0

Baseband version:

G981USQU1BTIE

September 24, 2020
  • September 2020 Security Update
  • Improved Night Mode and added new Moon scene
  • Varios bug fixes and improvements

Paused.

Downloads are currently paused and this update will not show as available. 

Android 10.0

Baseband version:

G981USQU1BTI2

September 11, 2020

Varios bug fixes and improvements

Available September 11, 2020

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download. 

Android 10.0

Baseband version:

G981USQU1BTHD

August 21, 2020

OneUI 2.5 enhancements

Additional updates and improvements

Available August 21, 2020

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.

Android 10.0

Baseband version:

G981USQU1ATGL

August 4, 2020

Enable standalone 5G

August 2020 Security Updates

Camera visual image quality updates

Additional updates and improvements

Available August 4, 2020

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.

Android 10.0

Baseband version:

G981USQU1ATF9

June 22, 2020

June security updates

Available June 22, 2020

Android 10.0

Baseband version:

G981USQU1ATE6

May 22, 2020 May security updates

Available May 22, 2020

Android 10.0

Baseband version:

G981USQU1ATCU

April 9, 2020

April security updates

General bug fixes and system improvements

Available April 9, 2020

Android 10.0

Baseband version:

G981USQU1ATCM

March 26, 2020

March security updates

General bug fixes and system improvements

Available March 26, 2020

Android 10.0

Baseband version:

G981USQU1ATBN

March 6, 2020 OEM original software

Available March 6, 2020

Other versions

N/A

N/A

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

 

Determine update requirements

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: 255 MB

 

Update software versions

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 http://www.samsung.com/us/support/smart-switch-support/#!/.
  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.
    1. Back up data on the internal memory. If you have signed into a Samsung account on the device, you have activated Anti-theft and will need your Samsung credentials to finish the master reset.
    2. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
    3. Tap Settings > Accounts and backup >Backup and restore.
    4. Tap the following sliders to desired setting:
      • Back up my data
      • Automatic restore
    5. Tap the Back key (bottom right) until you reach the main Settings menu.
    6. Tap General Management > Reset > Factory data reset.
    7. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, then tap Reset > Delete all.
    8. If you have screen lock turned on, enter your credentials.
    9. If prompted to verify your Samsung account, enter the password, then tap Confirm.
    10. Wait for the device to reset.

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