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

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mastafreak87

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It's finally here 🤩
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Matzinger87

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Does the Camera Assistant app or Expert Raw with astrophotography mode work on your phones? On my 9980 TGY is doesn't work unfortunately...
 
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Does the Camera Assistant app or Expert Raw with astrophotography mode work on your phones? On my 9980 TGY is doesn't work unfortunately...



Does the Camera Assistant app or Expert Raw with astrophotography mode work on your phones? On my 9980 TGY is doesn't work unfortunately...

Does the Camera Assistant app or Expert Raw with astrophotography mode work on your phones? On my 9980 TGY is doesn't work unfortunately...
Yes it doesn't work for me either , also the (back-tap action) on Registar model on goodlock doesn't work for me, but it works on the Samsung A33 , i don't know why it doesn't work on the S21 ultra
 

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Initial impressions: phone is back to being a heater again. Literally just browsing Instagram and messaging app, the phone heats up like crazy. 14 pro max makes a lot more sense now.
 

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I'm using the Hongkong version and found the Android 13 update available this morning. Unfortunately that put my phone to boot loop. It took me quite sometime to get out of it. Direct flashing with Odin resulted the same. I had to revert back to Android 12.

Just found out that I also have to reset my watch too because now the phone is "NEW"
 

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I'm using the Hongkong version and found the Android 13 update available this morning. Unfortunately that put my phone to boot loop. It took me quite sometime to get out of it. Direct flashing with Odin resulted the same. I had to revert back to Android 12.

Just found out that I also have to reset my watch too because now the phone is "NEW"
That's a bit odd. Are you rooted?
 

hatoxda

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Same here.
My rule of thumb is to do a factory reset whenever there's a major version of one ui or Android. It's at most, going to be a yearly thing anyway. That's why I reset my phone and flashed the latest one
Thanks for the suggestion. But in this case, I don't think it's related since I later tried to flash the same version with Odin but still couldn't get out of boot loop. But that time, I managed to get into recovery (when doing the upgrade, I couldn't even get to that), so I also wiped the cache, then did the factory reset. But still no success. So I'll stick to Android 12 for a few months and see.
 

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    DWA8 update out now. January 1, 2023 patch. 535.81 MB. Looks like a simple security update.
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    Hi, Samsung India cs says contact HK cs for your query and HK cs throwing ball back to Indian cs to get jio5G SW update... Anyone know the solution for this pls?
    Edit:- what an amazing answer I got from Samsung CS
    I have left the hopes of it getting fixed anytime soon. Might as well move to an iphone because of inconveniences like this.
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    Agreed, although m fed-up from Samsung now, next will be Apple.
    I have reasons to believe it has to do with Jio and not the phone. I've had 5G issues with my phone being with Vodafone and it's been fixed.
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    Jio says contact OEM, Samsung India cs says contact HK cs, HK cs says contact local Samsung cs, all are just passing ball... As my jio sim immediately connecting to 5G network whenever I'm inserting it into any other 5G device, but not in SM-G9980 and it's not most important thing for me to get jio5G, as AirTel-5G just working fine, m fed-up with Samsung for many other reasons, like region wise software updates. It's just my personal opinion, so far m enjoying this device, but m damn sure my next device won't be Samsung. Btw thanks for your suggestion.
    Voda surely using NSA network which is just working fine, issues with SA. My official corporate number is Voda and till now Mumbai doesn't have Voda5G network.
    Hey there, I definitely understand the frustration. The phone should just work right out of the box without any issues considering how expensive it is.

    Have you had a look at the option under
    Settings > Developer Options > 5G Network Mode

    Seems to me that there is a toggle for NSA/SA/NSA+SA
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    Some exynos versions getting it i think
    all versions have received the update as usual excluding our g9980 son of internet explorer
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    This thread discusses about the Hong Kong (TGY) / Taiwan (BRI) / China (CHC) variant of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G9980)
    Feel free to post anything related to this variant of the S21 Ultra.


    Details about SM-G9980
    • Dual Sim (SM-G9980/DS)
    • Snapdragon 888
    • Network Bands:
      • 2G GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
      • 3G WCDMA: B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900)
      • 4G LTE Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66
      • 5G Bands: n1(2100), n5(850), n41(2500), n78(3500), n79(4700)

    Current Software Versions (Thread Updated: December 24, 2022 GMT)​

    Taiwan
    CSC: BRI
    AP Version: G9980ZHS2DVL3
    CSC Version: G9980ZCS2DVL3
    Security Patch Level: 2022-12-01
    - December 2022 Security Patch.
    - Device Security and stability.
    - Some apps updated
    - 1st update after One UI 5
    Hong Kong
    CSC: TGY
    AP Version: G9980ZHS2DVL3
    CSC Version: G9980ZCS2DVL3
    Security Patch Level: 2022-12-01
    - December 2022 Security Patch.
    - Device Security and stability.
    - Some apps updated
    - 1st update after One UI 5
    China (Open China)
    CSC: CHC
    AP Version: G9980ZCU2DVK9
    CSC Version: G9980CHC2DVK9
    Security patch level : 2022-10-01
    - October 2022 Security Patch
    - Device Security

    Samsung Security Update Details: Security Updates
    Sammobile Link: S21 Ultra SM-G9980
    _________________________________________________________________
    Samsung Changelog Links:
    CHC: https://doc.samsungmobile.com/SM-G9980/CHC/doc.html
    TGY: https://doc.samsungmobile.com/SM-G9980/TGY/doc.html
    BRI: https://doc.samsungmobile.com/SM-G9980/BRI/doc.html
    _________________________________________________________________
    More information on Galaxy S21 Ultra Model differences
    https://www.techwalls.com/samsung-galaxy-s21-ultra-sm-g998-model-number-differences/
    _________________________________________________________________
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    Reading in Reddit about all the bugs in UI4 it may be an advantage that we are last. Perhaps some more bugs will get ironed out..
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    If I haven't received the ****ty update today, I'll flash the USA XAA snapdragon version even if my phone dead 😭.
    If I've successfully did it I'll revert, but if not I'll put my dead phone into my A** 😅
    Good luck mate... give it another day.. if this is ur daily driver, dont lose warranty just for the heck of it... its a very very expensive piece of machinery :(

    Sad that a different nations regulations prevent u from receiving critical security patches!!
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    BETA 5 added today to the usual folder