When it comes to upgrades, carrier-locked phones typically lag behind their unlocked counterparts since carriers enjoy taking the time to customize stock firmware. While this is true for many phones in the US, Samsung’s experience is unique. US carrier-locked variants of the Galaxy S22 series are now receiving the same treatment as the unlocked ones, following the August security patch’s international rollout to the company’s newest flagships late last month.

With this month’s security patch, Samsung began distributing software version S908USQU2AVG6 to carrier-locked models of the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra in the US yesterday. According to SamMobile, the three have joined their Russian, Korean, and Latin American counterparts in utilizing the August security patch, leaving only the unlocked variations in the US and Asian regional models.

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The firmware for the carrier-locked models appears to be a simple security patch, similar to the last update that went out to these devices globally. However, Samsung claims in the changelog that the “overall stability of functions” has been improved, so expect updates to the system apps or other undocumented changes along with it.

As always, we’ll keep this article updated as more Samsung devices get the August 2022 security patch in the US.

Galaxy S10 series

  • Verizon
    • Galaxy S10e: SP1A.210812.016.G970USQU6IVH2, released August 31st
    • Galaxy S10: SP1A.210812.016.G973USQU6IVH2, released September 2nd
    • Galaxy S10+: SP1A.210812.016.G975USQU6IVH2, released September 2nd
    • Galaxy S10 5G: SP1A.210812.016.G977UVRU8HVH1, released August 31st

Galaxy S20 series

Galaxy S21 series

Galaxy S22 series

Galaxy Note 10 series

Galaxy Note 20 series

Galaxy Z series

Galaxy A series

  • AT&T
    • Galaxy A53: A536U1UEU3AVH2, released August 25th
  • Comcast
    • Galaxy A53: A536U1UEU3AVH2, released August 25th
  • T-Mobile
    • Galaxy A53: A536U1UEU3AVH2, released August 25th
  • Verizon
    • Galaxy A01: RP1A.200720.012.A015VVRS8BVH1, released August 23rd
    • Galaxy A11: RP1A.200720.012.A115USQS7BVG4, released August 23rd
    • Galaxy A42 5G: SP1A.210812.016.A426USQU4CVH1, released September 13th
    • Galaxy A53: A536U1UEU3AVH2, released August 25th
    • Galaxy A71 5G: SP1A.210812.016.A716VSQS5EVI2, released October 7th
  • Xfinity
    • Galaxy A53: A536U1UEU3AVH2, released August 25th

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