General CVDD - May | GALAXY S21 Ultra 5G | Official Firmware (SM-G998B) | 2nd May

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Orlaf

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Actually I was focusing on the notification shade. That's all black when dropped down...but yes the other stuff are as you have mentioned. And yes the phone is totally different when disabled...however much it is bugged, I really feel this blur is a very nice touch
Notification shade and some contextual menus are the the only system parts without transparencies.

In every case the blur effect (which I also consider beautiful) on One Ui is terribly buggy.
 
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Nah...there are other brands that included blur on most parts of their UI, without lags or weird battery drains.

See ColorOS for example.
Hopefully Android 13 is a major improvement, I'd rather see performance and design changes rather than new features which Samsung are notorious for! Have any of you ever used EMUI? It's absolutely perfect 👌 really battery efficient, performance is amazing, stutter free UI.
 

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They better fix all these bugs and poor optimisation. But sadly they probably won't
Atleast if they fix the annoying gesture lags,idk if they will LMAO because it is here for a while and it became worse and worse especially when u try to exit from a game
these lags can happen even with normal apps (it becomes something like 60hz)
if someone look at my phone in the moment it lags the can swear that i have an a51 (my friend has a51,it lags terribly,even for a midrange phone)
 

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***Moderator Announcement***
Once again, we would like to remind everyone to remain on topic. While Android 13 will be a likely update, it is outside the topic of this thread, which is to discuss a specific update at a specific time. Remember, you can always create a new thread if you'd like to discuss something else.

Off topic posts will be removed, and infractions may be issued to members who continue to post them.
 

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    Oh maybe that why Google don't use blur anywhere in their UX. Let me give this a try. My phone never smooth when pulling down notification panel, unless I set processing speed to maximum but then it heats up fast and become stuttering.
    Nah...there are other brands that included blur on most parts of their UI, without lags or weird battery drains.

    See ColorOS for example.
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    Nah...there are other brands that included blur on most parts of their UI, without lags or weird battery drains.

    See ColorOS for example.
    Hopefully Android 13 is a major improvement, I'd rather see performance and design changes rather than new features which Samsung are notorious for! Have any of you ever used EMUI? It's absolutely perfect 👌 really battery efficient, performance is amazing, stutter free UI.
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    Actually I was focusing on the notification shade. That's all black when dropped down...but yes the other stuff are as you have mentioned. And yes the phone is totally different when disabled...however much it is bugged, I really feel this blur is a very nice touch
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    Actually I was focusing on the notification shade. That's all black when dropped down...but yes the other stuff are as you have mentioned. And yes the phone is totally different when disabled...however much it is bugged, I really feel this blur is a very nice touch
    Notification shade and some contextual menus are the the only system parts without transparencies.

    In every case the blur effect (which I also consider beautiful) on One Ui is terribly buggy.
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    ***Moderator Announcement***
    Once again, we would like to remind everyone to remain on topic. While Android 13 will be a likely update, it is outside the topic of this thread, which is to discuss a specific update at a specific time. Remember, you can always create a new thread if you'd like to discuss something else.

    Off topic posts will be removed, and infractions may be issued to members who continue to post them.
    Then this thread is pointless and may as well be closed. Your basically saying come to the thread once a month to discuss the new update then remain silent untill the next update. 😂 Issue your infractions on me because I'm done with this bullshit thread anyway 👌☺️
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    @ EVERYBODY AROUND : ENOUGH OF OFF-TOPIC

    If you pay attention, you'll notice that the thread is being heavily derived from its main topic which can result in a heavier cleaning if it continues that way.

    PLEASE consider staying ON-TOPIC and let the XDA experience continue to be as joyful as it always was !

    Thank you all for your collaboration.

    DaReDeViL.
    XDA Moderation team.
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    Damn adult man using TikTok, that is shame :D TikTok is a cancer of internet :D
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    Be like me.

    Don't use any social apps and you won't care about those features.

    :ROFLMAO:
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    So I decided to send my S21U to Samsung for a battery replacement, engineers have confirmed battery is draining faster than usual, thus faulty, and is been replaced under warranty 🙂 so for anyone who's thinking something doesn't seem right with their battery, get it replaced.
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    A lot more pixels are being drawn on screen so that difference is normal. ;)

    This also happens in PC gaming for example, higher resolution means lower FPS because there's more work for the GPU.

    IMO FHD is more than enough considering the size of a phone screen, even for our big 6.8" screens. I can't tell the difference between FHD and WQHD+ on this phone, although I bet a lot of people will say they do. 🤷‍♂️
    Well, i can definitely see a difference between FHD and WQHD. Especially when I read an article for example. The text și much crisper on WQHD. And honestly I didn't see a difference between the performance or battery life on normal usage. Maybe playing some high resource demanding games can make a difference. As i don't play any games other than some small ones for me WQHD is the way to go.
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    In this thread, you can discuss and share the Mega links of new firmwares (OFFICIAL STOCK) for the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G!
    NO CUSTOM ROM's and/or ROOT-talk

    How to flash the firmware to your phone:

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    1. Extract (un-rar) the firmware file (i.e. to folder C:\Odin) ***
    2. Download Odin v3.14.4
    3. Extract the Odin ZIP file (i.e. to folder C:\Odin)
    4. Open Odin
    5. Power OFF your S21 Ultra 5G
    6. Reboot Phone in Download Mode: Connect USB-cable to your computer. Hold down "Volume up" and "Volume down" at same time. While holding down, connect the USB-cable to your phone. Or use the command "adb reboot-bootloader".
    7. Wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
    8. Add the firmware files to their designated slots (AP in AP, BL in BL, CP in CP, HOME_CSC in CSC). USERDATA stays EMPTY!
    10. Click the start button, sit back and wait few minutes for the device to automatically restart.

    *** You can always find the LATEST firmware in message #2

    I have taken over these threads and they are dedicated to the memory of Henk, you can read more about him here:
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    Greetings to all. Just dropped by for a little more "Unsubstantiated Update Claim Game" or UUCG for short, cleaning! Since this appears to be an ongoing matter, I will be happy to just drop by everyday and remove these little buggers with immediate effect in an effort to keep the thread on topic, which is why some of you reported these in the first place.

    This way, it will eliminate the reports, and save our Mods, me in particular, extra typing practice, even though I need it!

    Cheers to all: Badger50
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    For the love of Pete!! Thread cleaned again!
    Can we PLEASE stop with all the unnecessary back-n-forth with these updates!!!! I keep getting reports from various members about constant OT, griping, whining, this that, he said this he said that, and disrespectful and snarky comments CRAP!! So from now on, if I have to action further reports from members that have been repeatedly warned, I will take up the issue with you regarding XDA Rule #2 for member conduct via PM, which can/may result in disciplinary actions regarding your account.

    So Please, keep this thread "ON TOPIC" out of respect for the OP, and for all other XDA members. THANK YOU!!

    -Regards: Badger50
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    Moderator Announcement

    I've cleaned this thread from all the off-topic posts and flamings; my cleaning included all timezone "discussions", not-firmware or S21U related posts, attempts to moderate the thread and much more. Actually, I must say I cleaned the thread AGAIN after all the attempts of my team mates @Badger50 and @V0latyle - and the expectations I'd to read here that the thread gets automatically cleaned e.g. in the morning simply shows disrespect to moderators by wasting their valuable time that could be much better used.
    It finally got too much now! I've notified everybody whose post(s) got deleted i.e. everybody should be aware.

    I'm requesting my team mates to inform me about anybody who still continues with this type of posting. In turn I'm going to revoke the members write permissions in this thread, initially temporarily for 2 weeks; however, the member will permanently have read permissions i.e. being inform of any firmwarm update. In case of recurring spamming, I'm gradually increasing the write ban to 4 weeks to eventually become permanently. I hope that this friendly warning helps to now keep the thread focussed. Thanks for your cooperation!

    Regards
    Oswald Boelcke
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    Multi-CSC Descriptions

    The European model of the S21 Ultra 5G (SM-G998B) will get a Multi-CSC designated as OXM and that is the main focus of this particular thread but others can and will be discussed.

    CountryProduct CodeMulti-CSC
    Afghanistan(AFG)OXM
    Albania(AVF)OXM
    Australia(XSA)OXM
    Australia(OPS)OXM
    Australia(TEL)OXM
    Australia(VAU)OXM
    Austria(DRE)OXM
    Austria(MOB)OXM
    Austria(MAX)OXM
    Austria(ATO)OXM
    Baltic(SEB)OXM
    Bulgaria(BGL)OXM
    Caucasus Countries(CAU)OXM
    Chile(CHO)OXM
    Croatia(CRO)OXM
    Croatia(VIP)OXM
    Czech Republic(XEZ)OXM
    Czech Republic(O2C)OXM
    Czech Republic(TMZ)OXM
    Czech Republic(VDC)OXM
    Egypt(EGY)OXM
    France(XEF)OXM
    France(BOG)OXM
    France(FTM)OXM
    France(SFR)OXM
    Germany(DBT)OXM
    Germany(DTM)OXM
    Germany(VD2)OXM
    Greece(EUR)OXM
    Greece(COS)OXM
    Greece(VGR)OXM
    Hungary(XEH)OXM
    Hungary(TMH)OXM
    India(INU)OXM
    Iraq(MID)OXM
    Ireland(TSI)OXM
    Ireland(MET)OXM
    Ireland(3IE)OXM
    Ireland(VDI)OXM
    Israel(ILO)OXM
    Italy(ITV)OXM
    Italy(HUI)OXM
    Italy(TIM)OXM
    Italy(OMN)OXM
    Kazakhstan(SKZ)OXM
    Kenya(AFR)OXM
    Kenya(DKR)OXM
    Lebanon(ILP)OXM
    Libya(BTC)OXM
    Luxembourg(LUX)OXM
    Macedonia(MBM)OXM
    Malaysia(XME)OXM
    Morocco(MWD)OXM
    Nepal(NPL)OXM
    Netherlands(PHN)OXM
    Netherlands(TNL)OXM
    Netherlands(VDF)OXM
    Nigeria(ECT)OXM
    Nordic countries(NEE)OXM
    Pakistan(PAK)OXM
    Panama(TPA)OXM
    Philippines(GLB)OXM
    Philippines(XTC)OXM
    Poland(XEO)OXM
    Poland(OPV)OXM
    Poland(PLS)OXM
    Poland(PRT)OXM
    Poland(TPL)OXM
    Portugal(MEO)OXM
    Portugal(TPH)OXM
    Portugal(TCL)OXM
    Romania(ROM)OXM
    Romania(COA)OXM
    Romania(ORO)OXM
    Romania(CNX)OXM
    Russia(SER)OXM
    Saudi Arabia(KSA)OXM
    Saudi Arabia(ACR)OXM
    Serbia(MSR)OXM
    Serbia(TOP)OXM
    Singapore(MM1)OXM
    Singapore(XSP)OXM
    Singapore(SIN)OXM
    Singapore(STH)OXM
    Slovakia(ORX)OXM
    Slovakia(ORS)OXM
    Slovakia(TMS)OXM
    Slovenia(SIO)OXM
    Slovenia(MOT)OXM
    Slovenia(SIM)OXM
    South Africa(XFE)OXM
    South Africa(XFA)OXM
    South Africa(XFV)OXM
    South East Europe(SEE)OXM
    Spain(PHE)OXM
    Spain(XEC)OXM
    Spain(AMO)OXM
    Spain(ATL)OXM
    Sri Lanka(SLK)OXM
    Sweden(HTS)OXM
    Switzerland(AUT)OXM
    Switzerland(SWC)OXM
    Thailand(THL)OXM
    Thailand(MYM)OXM
    Trinidad and Tobago(EON)OXM
    Tunisia(TUN)OXM
    Turkey(TUR)OXM
    Ukraine(SEK)OXM
    United Arab Emirates(LYS)OXM
    United Arab Emirates(XSG)OXM
    United Kingdom(BTU)OXM
    United Kingdom(EVR)OXM
    United Kingdom(H3G)OXM
    United Kingdom(O2U)OXM
    United Kingdom(VOD)OXM
    Unknown(XNZ)OXM
    Uzbekistan(CAC)OXM
    Vietnam(XXV)OXM

    These are the other Multi-CSC types available that may see new updates released at different times:

    CountryProduct CodeMulti-CSC
    Argentina(ANC)OWE
    Chile(CHE)OWE
    Costa Rica(ICE)OWE
    Dominican Republic(DOR)OWE
    Jamaica(CWW)OWE
    Unknown(BAT)OWE

    CountryProduct CodeMulti-CSC
    Argentina(ARO)OWO
    Argentina(CTI)OWO
    Argentina(UFN)OWO
    Argentina(PSN)OWO
    Bolivia(BVO)OWO
    Brazil(ZTO)OWO
    Brazil(ZTA)OWO
    Brazil(ZTM)OWO
    Brazil(ZVV)OWO
    Chile(CRC)OWO
    Chile(CHL)OWO
    Chile(CHT)OWO
    Colombia(COL)OWO
    Colombia(COO)OWO
    Colombia(COM)OWO
    Colombia(COB)OWO
    Dominican Republic(CDR)OWO
    Ecuador(EBE)OWO
    Ecuador(ECO)OWO
    Guatemala(PGU)OWO
    Guatemala(CGU)OWO
    Mexico(IUS)OWO
    Mexico(TMM)OWO
    Mexico(TCE)OWO
    Panama(CPA)OWO
    Paraguay(UPO)OWO
    Paraguay(PSP)OWO
    Paraguay(TGP)OWO
    Peru(PET)OWO
    Peru(PEO)OWO
    Peru(PNT)OWO
    Peru(SAM)OWO
    South America(NBS)OWO
    Unknown(BVT)OWO
    Unknown(MXO)OWO
    Uruguay(UFU)OWO
    Uruguay(CTU)OWO

    Lastly, phones with these product codes do not currently share CSC with different countries:

    CountryProduct CodeCSC
    Indonesia(XID)OLE