T-Mobile Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra receiving updates ahead of launch day


Lots of T-Mobile customers are getting their Galaxy S20s early ahead of the phones’ official March 6th launch date, and now those lucky folks are being treated to a software update.

The T-Mobile Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra are each receiving a pre-launch software update with the March 1, 2020 Android security patches. Galaxy S20 owners should look for version G981USQU1ATBN while Galaxy S20+ folks will get G986USQU1ATBN and Galaxy S20 Ultra owners will receive version G988USQU1ATBN.


These updates are now rolling out over the air, so if you pre-ordered one of the S20 phones, you should get your update soon after you turn it on and get it set up. You can also manually check for updates by going into Settings > Software update > Download and install.

Have you gotten a Galaxy S20, S20+, or S20 Ultra early?

Thanks Mr P, Daryl, and Preston!

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  • Nate

    Activating mine now… Just having to sort out the JUMP of confusion first.

    • Matt Ferguson

      I would have loved to have jumped to the S20 but no way am I paying such a large down payment on a phone I might keep 4-6 months.

      • Phil

        Exactly. The cost of these phones are making it cost prohibitive overall. I think we are going to drop Jump and just get the insurance.

    • Chad Spencer

      I’m still on JUMP, it was great when it first started and they have made it suck. At this point I’ve had my phone for 2 years anyway so won’t matter. I didn’t feel the S10 was worth the upgrade so I skipped a year.

  • Linx

    I know this has nothing to do with the update, 5G is greatly lacking so far for anyone wondering. I mean really underwhelming, slower than 4G. I’ve been doing speed tests with 2 devices. 5G only won once.

    • TenEightyPeePee

      I had 1 test near home… got 40Mb down and 30Mb up… but near work I got 102Mb down and 40Mb up… Phoenix, AZ

      • BrianC

        I get those speeds on my iPhone 11 with tmo regularly, just not the 102. I’ve gotten it to 80 though. Seems like as usual, Samsung packs their phone with features that aren’t that useful

    • Todd N.

      I 100% agree… 5g is like 2g (Edge). It is so slow most of my apps time out. I’ve had to disable it for the time being. This is even after the update and activating my new sim. Will be call tmobile in a day or two if it doesn’t improve.

    • Jscarano

      Sadly no 5g here in Orlando

    • Mike

      5G on phones is just for future proof. 5G is years away from its full potential.

    • bman893

      On my ultra I got 200mb down LTE and 120 down 5g and that’s a pretty much consistent number

      • Linx

        200 down & 120 up would be great to have. What city?

        • bman893

          Boston ma

        • bman893

          But I think you misunderstood me I’m getting 200 down on LTE and 120 down on 5G I’m only getting about 10to 15 upload

        • Linx

          Totally right, I was reading too fast. 200 down on 4G LTE is pretty impressive. I hope they get the 5G speeds addressed sooner than later.

    • Chad Spencer

      Getting ready to get the S20 Plus. This is disappointing to hear. I would assume this will be addressed. In the Dallas/Fort Worth area I can pull as high as 360’s Down and 120’s up on LTE.

    • Bklynman

      Don’t forgot,next yr,or in 6 months they come out with s21 .

  • SparklingCyanide

    received it nearly as soon as i turned on my GS20 Ultra, legit device.

  • Jscarano

    Got S20 and update this afternoon . Loving it so far

  • marque2

    Same happened with my LG G8. I ordered it online as soon as it went on preorder and received it 2 days later rather than 10 days – if they shipped after the advertised release date. I think it is the retail stores that need to hold the prerelease phones back.

  • Praisedeath

    Wondering what font is being used?

  • john bones

    Any idea when they’ll activate esim?