Hello everyone, welcome back to our weekly firmware news roundup. It is the third week of February, and I'm here again with the top-notch news from the OEM industry. Whether you own a RealMe smartphone or Samsung is what you've been known for, the following coverage stretches across all the popular names.

Devices Lined Up for Today:


RealMe C25


Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro


S21 Series, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy A52


Android 12 Based RealMe UI 3.0 Beta is Live for RealMe C25 

It was March 2021 when RealMe C25 was announced, featurEx0. However, it is crucial to be aware that the new firmware is not the stable one but the beta build.

Getting the New Update:

  • In case you own a RealMe C25 and are interested in trying out the Android 12 based firmware, follow the steps as mentioned below:
  • From your device, head over to Settings and click on it.
  • A menu shall appear; look for the option that says Software Update. Once found, tap on it.
  • Click on the gear icon that sits on the top right corner of the Update menu.
  • Hit the Trail Version button, followed by tapping the Early Access option.
  • Finally, choose Apply Now and wait for the application to get approved.


  • Your device (RealMe C25) is running the firmware version tagged as either RMX3193_11.A.25 or RMX3193_11.A.26
  • The device holds at least 60% of battery backup.
  • The available internal storage shouldn't be less than 10 GB.

Talking about the deadlines, RealMe hasn't mentioned any. However, to make sure you're on the best end to enjoy Android 12 features, try your best to employ quick fingers.


A Mid Month Update for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Devices

Pixel 6

The third week of February bagged an unexpected occurrence as Google issued a mid-month over-the-air update. The new firmware was brought to the scene for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices with the same February Android 12 built but a different build number. It possibly carries a security fix that was missing in the previous one, as Daniel Micay says,

There are zero APN or carrier configuration changes and the modem firmware hasn't been updated. It's unlikely that it had anything to do with a launch. They added a missing security fix in AOSP, updated Camera HAL APEX and patched Samsung RIL HAL library.

Tweet by Daniel Micay

Digging a bit deep down, the new firmware is a small one and weighs somewhere around 10MBs.


The Entire Samsung Galaxy S21 Might be Getting One UI 4.1 Soon

While the essence of Samsung's One UI 4.0 is still fresh, the rumors of the One UI 4.1 is already buzzing the town allround. Although still a speculation, many expect the new firmware to hit the shore by the end of February. Considering it's just a few days before we wrap up February, it will be interesting to see whether or not the deductions are promising.

Samsung Galaxy A52 Receives February 2022 Security Patch

When it's about firmware updates, Samsung never disappoints, and with Galaxy A52, it proves its worth once more. The new firmware is tagged as A525FXXU4BVB3 and carries the February 2022 Android security patch. Currently, the update is live for the devices in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Pakistan, Morocco, Tunisia, and the UAE.

Are you from any of the listed countries and still await the update to make it to your device? If yes, I would suggest you perform a manual. To do that, simply head over to your Settings menu and navigate to the Software Update screen.

The US Based Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Gets New Firmware

Four years old flagships, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ (in the US market), recently got a brand new firmware. Bearing the version number G96xU1UEU9FVA1, the new firmware carries a December 2021 security patch alongside a list of fixes that are related to privacy and security-related vulnerabilities.

A Quick Round Up:

  • Android 12 Based RealMe UI 3.0 Beta is Live for RealMe C25
  • A Mid Month Update for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Devices
  • The Entire Samsung Galaxy S21 Might be Getting OneUI 4.1 Soon
  • Samsung Galaxy A52 Receives February 2022 Security Patch
  • The US Based Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Gets New Firmware

Wrapping Up

That is pretty much everything about the firmware updates that rocked the OEM industry over the past week. It might have been a bit silent one, but everything has set up the upcoming week to be an enticing encounter. Make sure to stick along.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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