Welcome everyone to another weekly firmware episode where I unfold the ups and downs that the OEM industry has gone through recently. This week, Samsung hit the chartbusters as usual, but surprisingly LG made it to the list as well. Apart from that, Xiaomi, Asus, Moto, and OnePlus had their own share. 

Sound's interesting already, isn't it? Stay tuned and know everything in detail.

Devices Lined Up for Today


Galaxy ZFold 3, Galaxy ZFlip 3, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M31


LG Velvet


ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5s


Moto G30


Poco X3 Pro


OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 8 Pro


Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 Gets One UI 4.1

Galaxy Flip 3

Recently Samsung released the latest One UI 4.1 firmware for the older foldable, Z Fold 3, and Z Flip 3. Weighing somewhere around 950 MB, the new firmware alongside March 2022 security patch loads with several amazing features to fall in with. To name a few, we've got the super-efficient Samsung keyboard that packs in-built Grammarly support.

Other Noteworthy Features Include:

  • Enhanced Google Duo Live Sharing: You can share the screen with your friends and view media files in the gallery while on call.
  • The Expert RAW App: This app offers manual control to capture and edit images in varied formats, including JPG and DNG RAW.
  • Object Eraser:  It makes removing unwanted stills from your shots an easy task.

One UI 4.1 Beta Builds are Live for Galaxy M31 and Galaxy M32 

Right after Samsung unleashed the One UI 4.1 firmware for its older foldable, the company rolled out beta builds or Galaxy M31 and M32. Anyone willing to try the new firmware out needs to register themselves for the same through the Samsung Member's app.

As per reports, the beta firmware is currently live for the Indian market; however, it is expected to hit the global shore in the coming week. Unlike the one of Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3, the firmware weighs around 2.1 GB.

Version Number:

  • For Galaxy M31: M31FDDU2ZVB8
  • For Galaxy M32: M325FDDU2ZVB4

What's New?

  • March security updates
  • One UI 4.1 goodies.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Series Gets One UI 4.1

Having talked about four devices already that got bumped up to the One UI 4.1, it is time for the fifth one in line, the Galaxy Note20 series. Bagging the firmware version N98xFXXU3FVC5, the new update loads up with new features but importantly brings improvements of various sorts. Apart from that, there are some cool features to look at. Smart Calendar and RAM Plus are a couple of them to name.


Android 12 is Live or LG Velvet

Although promises indicated the deadline to lie somewhere in May, the LG developers seem ready with the surprise. Yes, you read that right; stunner for all the LG Velvet users as Android 12 based firmware is already out, nearly two months before the schedule.


ROG Phone 5 Receives Android 12 Stable Version

Started back in December 2021, Android 12, after nearly four months, has finally it to the Asus ROG Phone 5 section. The new firmware is labeled 31.0810.1226.57 and packs Android 12 goodies alongside a new design, revamped app, promising improvements, and praise-worthy enhancements. Not just the base Phone 5, though; the update is live for the ROG Phone 5s as well.


Moto G30 Gets Android 12

android 12

A piece of good news for all the Moto G30 users, the company, on the first device-launch anniversary, has surprised users with the Android 12 firmware. Tagged under the version number S0RCS32.41-10-9-2 the size of the new firmware rests somewhere near 1.1 GB. The update is currently exclusive in Brazil but will reach the global stage soon.


Xiaomi Rolls out MIUI 13 Featuring Android 12 for Poco X3 Pro 

With version number and a download size of a whopping 3.1 GB, Xiaomi launches MIUI 13 based firmware for the Poco X3 Pro devices in India. The update brings a number of Android 12 goodies to the table alongside the February 2022 security patch. 

Note: According to some sources, the current update is made available only for those who've enrolled in the Mi Pilot program.


OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8Pro, OnePlus 8T Gets Oxygen OS 12

OnePlus users, get ready for a busy weekend ahead as the Oxygen OS 12 is about to reach you. Have a look below to understand the designated firmware versions for specific regions.

OnePlus 8:

  • IN2011_11.C.11 (IN)
  • IN2015_11.C.11 (NA)

OnePlus 8 Pro

  • IN2021_11.C.11 (IN)
  • IN2025_11.C.11 (NA)

OnePlus 8T

  • KB2001_11.C.11 (IN)
  • KB2005_11.C.11 (NA)

OnePlus 9R

  • LE2101_11.C.11 (IN)

Additional News

  • Honor revealed that the Honor 50 would get the Magic UI 6 update in the second quarter of 2022. The same for Honor 50 Lite will roll out in the third quarter.
  • Post releasing Android 12 based updates for some of its devices, Sony announced launching the Android 12 based firmware for Xperia 10 II and Xperia 10 II pretty soon.

A Quick Round-Up

  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 Gets One UI 4.1
  • One UI 4.1 Beta Builds are Live for Galaxy M31 and Galaxy M32 
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Series Gets One UI 4.1
  • Android 12 is Live or LG Velvet
  • ROG Phone 5 Receives Android 12 Stable Version
  • Moto G30 Gets Android 12
  • Xiaomi Rolls out MIUI 13 Featuring Android 12 for Poco X3 Pro 
  • OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8Pro, OnePlus 8T Gets Oxygen OS 12

Wrapping Up

That's how the third week of March turned out for the OEM industry. Just like the usual weeks, Samsung dominated the headline section this time around as well. However, I need to admit that seeing the likes of LG making a return and that too with Android 12 is pretty impactful. What's your thought on that? Let me know in the comments below.

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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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