Samsung has finally rolled out the Android 14-based One UI 6 firmware update with the December 2023 Security patch to the Galaxy S21 FE device. The update keeps the device updated with the latest Android version and weighs 2.29GB for download via OTA. It includes the latest Security patch level and fixes 75 security flaws discovered in the previous software version.

The update has been released in the US for Verizon’s version with the firmware build G990USQU9FWK5 and G990U2SQU7FWK5, but it will be expanding to other regions in the coming weeks. With the release of One UI 6, the rollout now seems complete for the Galaxy S21 Series, which includes the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, and Galaxy S21 FE.

Galaxy S21 FE 5G received the One UI 6 (Android 14)

To update your device to the latest version, navigate to the Device Settings and then to Software Updates. There, you have the option to check for the update. If the update is available, click Download and Install on your device. By updating, you can enjoy using the One UI 6 on your Galaxy S21 FE.

  • Build Number: G990U2SQU7FWKD
    • Security Patch: December 2023
  • Build Number: G990W2VLU7FWK5
    • Security Patch: November 2023

You can also download the firmware to flash the device manually using the ODIN software. OTA Update is available for both Exynos and Qualcomm. One UI 6 comes with redesigned Quick Settings, optimization for better performance, and an updated Stock app to the latest version, bringing all the improvements Android 14 announced.

One UI 6.0 on Galaxy S21 FE

Adding to this, there is a new default font, a new emoji design, and a Media Players widget. Furthermore, customization, styling, and placement options have been added for the Lock Screen Clock Widgets. All native apps will also receive redesigned and added features. It has several new widgets, including camera customization and weather insights. Bixby Text Call can be launched at any time during voice calls.

Other improvements include the ability to clip objects from subjects to save them as stickers, a better Photo Editor, and a better in-line video editor rebranded as Samsung Studio, which includes playback speed options for a better experience. The Gallery app also has quick edit suggestions in the field details sections, and the calendar app also provides suggestions for events. The Settings app also has a separate section for battery.

Users will also be notified about the latest update, so watch for it. Before installing One UI 6, make sure you have charged your device to at least 60% for a smoother process, and keep a backup if you proceed to install the ROM manually. You can download the firmware using SamFirm by entering the device’s model, CSV, and after downloading, flash your device using ODIN.

The changelog does not mention new features other than bug fixes and system optimization. No new features have been added, as they have already been implemented with the November and previous updates.

The Fan Edition device was launched globally around the first quarter (Q1) of January 2022. The company promises to commit to 4 years of Android and five security updates for the Galaxy S21 FE. The device is still eligible for two more Android OS updates. The device has been well-known and appreciated since its launch, with many people buying the device during various sale offers on Flipkart and Amazon. We expect the device to receive the Android 15 and Android 16 updates in late 2024 and late 2025, respectively.

Well, the update is still being rolled out gradually for other users, but the premium offering flagship Galaxy S-Series device can enjoy the update first. In addition, several devices in its budget A and M-Series line-up will also receive the One UI 6 update.