It’s been a long time coming, but the unlocked Galaxy A51 is finally getting the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 firmware update in the US. As many of you know, Samsung first updated the international model with Android 11 and One UI 3.0 in February. The Galaxy A51 has been receiving regular security patches since then and even made the jump to One UI 3.1 without Android 11 reaching US customers. Now the wait is finally over.
Samsung customers who own the unlocked Galaxy A51 (SM-A515U1) in the US should be greeted with a firmware update notification at all times. As always, owners can also try starting the update process from the phone’s settings menu under Software Update, or they can visit our firmware archive where we regularly publish new Samsung firmware files. The latest update for the unlocked Galaxy A51 (SM-A515U1) can be recognized by the firmware version A515U1UEU5CUF1 and, unsurprisingly, includes the June 2021 security patch.
It will arrive wirelessly as build version A515U1UEU5CUF1 and will include the June 2021 security patch level. It should go to all unlocked Galaxy A51 units sold in the US in due course. However, if you are impatient, you can always go to Settings > Software Update and manually check if it is available to you. Who knows you might be lucky.