I'm updating right now! I'm ditching the whole "sticking to bootloader 2" thing and I'm going to bootloader 3 anyway. As a US customer, I'm just never going back to Samsung as their phones tend to have more software issues (and device modification security) than other devices. So it's pretty funny how they're the most popular android platform but are the ones who offer the least user-made customization... I guess it's all about external appearance nowadays (as the S21U definitely looks beautiful)! Live and learn.Yup! They just released UDD for the G998U1. FYI it contains bootloader 3.
Nope.coming back to Android after 4 years , please forgive the dumb questions that are going to follow!! Thanks in advance!
is OEM Bootloader unlock required for flashing U1 firmware on a U ? Purchased a S21 Ultra through Google Fi , based on the IMEI it seems to be a U device.
thanks, so when I get the phone (tomorrow hopefully), I can just use ODIN to flash the U1 (USA) firmware on my U (USA)?Nope.
1. U and U1 devices have never been bootloader unlockable (not by the user, anyways) - and probably never will be
2. Bootloader unlocking doesn't magically enable other regional firmware to be flashed. Unlocking a European device won't allow it to accept U or U1 firmware, for example
I would think you would have most features since the U1 firmware is sold by Samsung to work on networks like T-Mobile. However, all I can verify for you is that I got my wifi calling and I have a 5G icon with 305Mb on speed test. This is after flashing U1.