JUMP TO SOLUTION Solved

Original topic:

Updates for unlocked phones

(Topic created: 06-26-2021 07:31 AM)
Paul1961
Comet
Options
Other Mobile Devices
I purchased my  unlocked S21 Ultra from Best Buy. My carrier is AT&T. Are my update releases governed by the carrier even though my phone is unlocked?
0 Likes
Reply
4 Replies
69issa
Astronaut
Options
Other Mobile Devices
no
0 Likes
Reply
Solution
LongHiker
Epic Samsung Care Ambassador
Options
Other Mobile Devices

@Paul1961 

"Are my update releases governed by the carrier even though my phone is unlocked?"

Yes. The carriers test and approve any software which will be used on their network. Therefore the carriers test, approve, and push out software to unlocked devices on their network. They don't want unknown software taking down their network. 

Paul1961
Comet
Options
Other Mobile Devices
Thank you!
0 Likes
Reply
Paul1961
Comet
Options
Other Mobile Devices
FYI: My unlocked at&t s21 ultra just received its 2nd update this month.