Samsung Galaxy A22 receives Android 12 with One UI 4.1 update

The Samsung Galaxy A22 is the latest phone to receive the One UI 4.1 update based on Android 12. Yes, the entry-level Galaxy A22 is finally getting the stable Android 12 update. Late last year, Samsung shared the Android 12 roadmap for Samsung phones. And since we know Samsung is a month ahead of schedule, we’ll see the Galaxy A22 Android 12 update sooner. Let’s find out more about Android 12 for the Galaxy A22.

The Android 12 stable update for the Galaxy A22 is currently rolling out in Europe, more specifically Russia. Other regions are expected to join soon. Samsung has nearly finished rolling out the Android 12 update to eligible phones. Now there are only about four or five phones left according to the roadmap.

The Samsung Galaxy A22 is an entry-level phone that was released about a year ago with One UI 3 based on Android 11. Later, the device received some security updates. But Android 12 is the first major update for the device.

The Android 12 update for the Galaxy A22 comes with firmware build A225FXXU3BVD8. And since this is a major update, the size of the update will be around 1 GB or more. Therefore, it is recommended to use WiFi for the update process.

The One UI 4.1 update based on Android 12 also improves the April 2022 Android security patch for the Galaxy A22. The Android 12 update also brings many new features and improvements. Some of these features are new widgets, very smooth animations when opening and closing apps, a redesigned quick access bar, automatic dark mode for wallpapers, icons and illustrations, new charging animations and more. One UI 4.1 also brings some additional features such as the Google Duo real-time sharing feature, new image editing features including reflection and shadow erasing, sharing multiple files at the same time with the Quick Share feature, and more. At the moment we don’t have a full changelog, but as soon as it is available we will share it with you.

If you are a Samsung Galaxy A22 user in Russia, you should receive the update over the air soon if you haven’t received it yet. Sometimes the OTA update notification doesn’t work, in which case you can manually check for an update in Settings > Software Update . The update is rolling out in batches, so don’t worry if the update doesn’t show up as it can sometimes take a few days.

You can also manually download the firmware if you want to get the update immediately. But it is recommended only for users who are well acquainted with the Odin tool. You can download firmware from Frija tool, Samsung Firmware Downloader. If you are using one of the tools, enter your model and country code and upload the firmware. Once downloaded, you can flash the firmware using Odin Tool. Then flash the firmware to your device. If you want to do this, I recommend that you make a backup before diving into the process, and also charge it to at least 50%. That’s all.

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