Factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy A13 gets Android 14 update in the USA

Samsung is continuing to work on releasing the Android 14 update to its entry-level smartphones. Earlier today, the Android 14 update was released to the Galaxy A05s. The Android 14 update is now rolling out to the Galaxy A13 in the USA for factory-unlocked units. The carrier-locked units of the device received the update last week.

Factory-unlocked units of Galaxy A13 gets Android 14 update in the USA

The Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update for the factory-unlocked version of the Galaxy A13 has firmware version A135U1UEU6DXA2. The new software update also includes the December 2023 security patch instead of the latest February 2024 security patch. The update is now available in the US and is rolling out on several carrier networks, including Bluegrass Cellular, Comcast, C-Spire, DISH, Metro PCS, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. Other carriers could also release the update in a matter of days. It is a major software update with a download size exceeding 1.5GB, so make sure you download it using a Wi-Fi network.

If you own a factory-unlocked version of the Galaxy A13 and live in the US, you can now check for the Android 14 update by opening the Settings app on your device and navigating to Software update » Download and install. You can also download the new firmware file from our database and flash it manually. However, you need to be well-versed in the manual firmware flashing process and need to have a computer running Windows OS and the Odin tool. Back up all your important personal data before flashing the firmware file manually.

The Galaxy A13 was launched in early 2022 with Android 12 onboard. The phone received the Android 13 update in early 2023 and is now getting the Android 14 update. It might get one more Android

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Samsung Galaxy A13 gets Android 14 (One UI 6.0) update in the USA

While Samsung’s high-end phones received the Android 14 update two months ago, most of its entry-level smartphones started getting the update last month. The carrier-locked versions of those phones received the new update even later. The Galaxy A13 is now getting the Android 14 update in the US.

Two weeks ago, the global model of the Galaxy A13 received the Android 14 update. Now, the carrier-locked version of the Galaxy A13 has started getting the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update in the USA. The new update comes with firmware version A135USQU7DXA2 and includes the December 2023 security patch. Unfortunately, the update doesn’t bring the January 2024 security update to the device.

Watch all the features that Android 14 (One UI 6.0) brings to Samsung’s smartphones in our video below.

If you have the carrier-locked version of the Galaxy A13 in the US, you can now check for the Android 14 update on your device. To do that, navigate to Settings » Software update » Download and install. Alternatively, you can download the appropriate firmware file from our firmware database and flash it manually using the Odin tool and a computer running the Windows operating system.

One UI 6.0, which is based on Android 14, brings a new Quick Panel layout, more lock screen clock widget fonts, a new media player widget in the notifications and lock screen areas, new designs for all new emojis, and a new default font. Samsung has improved all the stock apps that come with One UI. The Gallery app shows editing suggestions, while the built-in Photo Editor has more prominent editing. The video editor has been renamed to Samsung Studio, and it now supports drafts.

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Galaxy A13 4G gets the Android 14 One UI 6 update

Three weeks after Android 14 and One UI 6.0 were released for the 5G variant of the Galaxy A13, Samsung is rolling out the update to the 4G variant. The rollout of the Galaxy A13 One UI 6.0 update appears to have started in Korea, with no other market receiving it as of January 18.

While Samsung is now offering up to seven years of updates with the launch of the Galaxy S24 lineup, the Galaxy A13 is only eligible for two major OS upgrades and Android 14 will be its last. However, it may receive the One UI 6.1 update in the coming months before Samsung stops providing feature updates to the device.

The One UI 6.0 update comes with firmware version A135NKSU5DWL5 and should be downloadable over the air from the phone’s Settings » Software update menu for Korean users. You can also expect the Android 14 firmware to be available in our firmware archive shortly.

For details on what features and improvements One UI 6.0 brings to Galaxy devices, check out the video below. Keep in mind that some features may be missing on the Galaxy A13 and other budget Samsung phones.

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Samsung Galaxy A13 4G receives Android 14-based One UI 6 update

The Samsung Galaxy A13 5G received the Android 14-based One UI 6 update last month, which is now rolling out for the 4G version.

The One UI 6 update for the Samsung Galaxy A13 4G has firmware version A135NKSU5DWL5. It’s seeding in South Korea, and the rollout should expand to other markets soon.


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Samsung Galaxy A13

Samsung Galaxy A13 4G

If you live in Korea and are yet to receive One UI 6 on your Samsung Galaxy A13 4G, you can check for the update manually by navigating to its Settings > Software update menu.

The Samsung Galaxy A13 4G was launched in March 2022 with Android 12 and received Android 13 with One UI 5 in December 2022. Since the smartphone is only eligible for two Android version upgrades, it may not receive Android 15 and One UI 7 but might get One UI 6.1.

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Best-selling Galaxy A13 is getting the June 2023 update in the USA

Last updated: June 13th, 2023 at 10:24 UTC+02:00

One of Samsung’s best-selling phones across the North American continent is getting new firmware. Which phone, and which firmware version? Well, in case you guessed that the Galaxy A13 is now receiving the June 2023 update, you are spot on.

More specifically, the carrier version of the Galaxy A13 featuring model number SM-A135U is now getting the June 2023 update in the USA. Among US carriers that roll out the update are: MetroPCS, T-Mobile, Dish, and US Cellular. As of this writing, there’s no sign of the update for the Galaxy A13 at Verizon.

If you want to update the carrier version of the Galaxy A13, tap the notification once it arrives on your phone or open the Settings app on the device, access “Software update,” and tap “Download and install.” Alternatively, if you prefer installing updates manually using your Windows PC, you can download the official firmware files from our website.

More than a routine security patch?

The new update carries firmware version A135USQU5CWE8, and this string of letters and numbers indicates that the new software package contains more than just the June 2023 security patch. However, Samsung has yet to update its changelog feed, so there’s no telling what new features and improvements this firmware could bring to the Galaxy A13.

As far as the June 2023 security patch is concerned, Samsung had it detailed a week ago. It features 53 fixes for Google security flaws found in Android phones and tablets, along with 11 patches for security vulnerabilities that affect Samsung devices exclusively.

Time will tell when the unlocked Galaxy A13 will get a new update in the USA and when the June patch may or may not land on the device outside North America. You can keep

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Samsung Galaxy A13 gets Android 13, its first major software update

As a Christmas gift, Samsung released the Android 13 update to the Galaxy A13. The update is rolling out in various Asian and European countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and the UK.

The Android 13 update for the Galaxy A13 bears firmware version A135FXXU2BVL2 and brings One UI 5.0 to the smartphone. The update also includes the November 2022 security patch that fixes over four dozen security vulnerabilities. Since this is a major software update, you should prefer downloading it through a Wi-Fi network. You can download it by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping Download and install.

You can also choose to download the firmware file from our firmware database and flash it manually. Android 13 is the Galaxy A13’s first major software update, and it could get two more such updates in the future.

Galaxy A13 Android 13 update: Top new features

The Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy A13 brings a slightly revamped UI design, featuring the expanded Color Palette feature, bigger icons for notifications, better blur effects in the notifications area, more quick setting toggles, Stacked Widgets, and easier lock screen customization. The update also improves the phone’s animation and transition performance.

Samsung has also updated all of its stock apps, including Camera, Gallery, My Files, Samsung Internet, and Samsung Keyboard. The Camera app has a slightly simpler UI, while the Gallery app offers better album customization and Stories. The phone also features an improved image and video editor. The update also brings kaomojis, new emojis, animated emoji pairs, and AR emojis to the Galaxy A13. The keyboard now offers spacebar row customization.

The update also adds a lot of accessibility features and a few new

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