General Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (SM-G9980) | TGY/BRI/CHC | Discussions, Firmware, Updates, etc.

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nightoooo

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Guys, you have to complain on everything? First why the Android 12 is not pushed, now why January update not pushed (which is also the case for Exynos), tomorrow you find something else to rush for, just sit tight and put an ice bite into your stomach, the next updates will bring NOTHING new to our handsets, enjoy your phone for now
 

deeplyyoung

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Guys, you have to complain on everything? First why the Android 12 is not pushed, now why January update not pushed (which is also the case for Exynos), tomorrow you find something else to rush for, just sit tight and put an ice bite into your stomach, the next updates will bring NOTHING new to our handsets, enjoy your phone for now
We spent a huge amount and for sure we need equally support as well.... And another thing is that only Samsung is one n only who do all these kind of things..

ENJOYING A12 FOR SURE BUT DON'T LIKE PARTIALITY
 
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lasha117

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4.0 update was not good for my ultra, it makes phone screen lagging at some times, in a 5-6 times a day, i dont know why, facebook had scrolling lag too, now when screen unlocks and it gets in homescreen, animation is lagging...
 

zikoen

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4.0 update was not good for my ultra, it makes phone screen lagging at some times, in a 5-6 times a day, i dont know why, facebook had scrolling lag too, now when screen unlocks and it gets in homescreen, animation is lagging...
In my s21 ultra there are also those bugs. I hope the next update will fix the issues.
 

nightoooo

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We spent a huge amount and for sure we need equally support as well.... And another thing is that only Samsung is one n only who do all these kind of things..

ENJOYING A12 FOR SURE BUT DON'T LIKE PARTIALITY

And who said that you will not get the same updates but a little later? if you cannot wait, go buy the Exynos variant, they receive at least 1 update each month, sometimes two or three..
 

inpression

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Have to say I'm happy with the update, great battery life and no issues, but I expected more from the theming, as it stands it just changes drop down menu icon colors and a sparse few colorings in places you're hardly ever gonna use.

Doesn't help that it chooses the palette randomly, and always seems to pick the worst colors for it, too...
 

nightoooo

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I have received the January update now (HK) model..

Last week I received the same update for my S21 Exynos.. So just 1 week in between..

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bryanfuryin22

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Same here in UAE with HK S21 Ultra. Good to see update are coming in. Better to have stable update than rushed ones.

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One Ui 4.1 Test Build (still not public) for S21 Ultra Chinese model
 

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mastafreak87

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Well, I'm in Malaysia and my service provider said it has been provisioned for wifi calling but the option is just not there o_O
 

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    Use your pc to copy the AP file to your device with MTP enabled - yes it's 7gb but that's why you bought the fast flagship right? LOL open magisk app and use it to patch the ap file in your downloads - then copy the results back to your PC. That's gonna go in the AP slot and will keep your root. your bootloader is unlocked that won't change with the upgrade as outlined.

    BACKUP your data - a full wipe is necessary for good results. Flash it all in Odin and enjoy your android 12.
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    Some exynos versions getting it i think
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