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Samsung Serves August 2022 Security Firmware For Galaxy S21 In Europe

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Recently, Samsung updated its latest flagships Galaxy S22 to August 2022 security patch, now the company rolled out the same security update to the Galaxy S21 /S21+/ S21 Ultra in Europe and first saw in Germany and is expected to be released in other regions as well. 

This new update has a download size of 414.85 MB & comes with a new firmware build no.G99*BXXU5CVGB. This OTA seems to be a regular security patch, not much to add here. 

The series has three models namely:

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B) – G998BXXU5CVGB
  • Galaxy S21+ (SM-G996B) – G996BXXU5CVGB
  • Galaxy S21 (SM-G991B) – G991BXXU5CVGB

According to the Changelog, the following apps got updated to the latest version. Samsung Notes Add-on,Galaxy Wearable, Samsung Global Goals, Samsung Kids, Samsung Notes, Samsung Internet, Samsung Health, SmartThings, Galaxy Shop, Samsung Members, Samsung Wallet, Calculator, Smart Switch, and Voice recorder.

According to Samsung’s and Google’s report, its August 2022 security patch fixes dozens of vulnerabilities related to user privacy and data security such as SIM card data access, remote code execution, improper access controls, MAC address information, camera access, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Samsung account, etc and improvements in native or stock apps. It fixes system lag and app crashes and also improves overall system stability.

The update is for security and privacy issues fixes but is not limited to it, can also include general bug fixes and device stability improvements.

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We have seen continuous updates for Galaxy S21, S21, and S21 Ultra from Samsung as one would expect from Samsung to treat their flagship series. The Galaxy S21 was released 2021 and is expected to get updated in terms of both the latest OS and UI as per Samsung’s software distribution policy.

Users can also check for the latest software update by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping on Download and install or turning auto-updates or notifications on in the settings of your device.

Readers who are interested can check the links below for a better understanding of resolved security & privacy issues from Samsung’s & Google’s monthly bulletin, for security patches & users’ posts regarding updates.

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Galaxy S21 FE and S20 Series Get Latest May 2024 Security Patch

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Samsung is on the streak to distribute the May 2024 security patch update for eligible devices. Moving forward for the session, the company has rolled out the latest security patch for the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy S21 FE devices. 

Notably, with the latest development, the Korean giant is distributing the May 2024 security patch update to the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy S21 FE in Europe and South Korea. More specifically, the update for Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra devices reached South Korea and Europe with the firmware version numbers G98*NKSS4IXE4 and G98*BXXSKHXEA, respectively. 

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S21 FE is getting an update in Europe with the firmware version number G990B2XXU7GXE1. The latest update doesn’t bring any significant changelog; it is just a standard changelog that only describes some repeated terms like improving device reliability and stability. The update is coming in a software package of nearly 300 MB, which indicates that the company will not make any significant changes for the devices.

But if you are having any issues while using the devices, then it may be that the game has changed for your devices. According to the official documentation, the latest update will improve the internal functioning of the devices, but it will not be visibly seen on the devices. 

If you want to install the latest update on your device, then you can check the update from the system settings manually, or you can also go directly by touching on the notification that appears to alert you about the update availability.

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Samsung Galaxy A53 Gains May 2024 Security Update in Europe

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Samsung has recently introduced the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy A53 devices. Now,  within a month, the devices are getting one more update in the form of a May 2024 security patch update in Europe.

The Galaxy A53 5G is getting a May 2024 security patch update with the firmware version number A536BXXSAEXE1. The update is coming with a software package of 255.14 MB. The update has been spotted in Europe and is expected to be expanded to more countries in the next few days.

It is worth noticing that the latest security patch for the Galaxy A53 doesn’t bring any significant changes for the devices, but it will ensure that you will get all-round protection against external threats and improvements for the overall performance of the devices.

According to the official documentation, the Galaxy A53 devices are getting more than 50 patches, and Google has introduced 31 fixes. Along with this, Samsung has also added 25 more patches exclusively to strengthen the security of the Galaxy devices.

Moreover, May 2024 is arriving after the One UI 6.1 update, so it is possible that the company may introduce some new feature that could enhance the overall functioning of the devices. If you want to get consistent performance, then you should always keep the device up to date.

If you are using the Galaxy A53 in Europe, then you should start getting a new update notification, but if you don’t receive the notification yet, you can also check it manually by going to the software update menu in the system settings.

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Samsung Galaxy A33 Receives One UI 6.1 Update in South Korea

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Samsung is continuously rolling out the One UI 6.1 update to eligible Galaxy devices; however, after introducing the update to almost every device but in limited regions, the company is now expanding the update to more regions. Like now, it has started rolling out the update for the Galaxy A33 devices in more regions.

One UI 6.1 available for Galaxy A33 in South Korea

Notably, the Galaxy A33 devices have already grabbed the One UI 6.1 update in Europe and in some Asian countries, including Singapore. Now,  moving forward, the device is starting to get a new update in South Korea. The latest update for the device is coming with the firmware version number A336NKSU7EXE3. The update is coming with several new features that will make the device more creative. It is worth noting that the company hasn’t introduced the latest May 2024 security patch; instead, it is still using the April 2024 security patch.

According to the official changelog, the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy A33 will bring several new features under the Gallery, settings, Samsung Health, Keyboard, and many more. The update will ultimately enhance the user experience while using the existing features. To explore all the features, you can check out this article.

The latest update for the Galaxy A33 is now live in South Korea. Users can easily check and install the latest update by following some simple steps: First, go to the system settings, then tap on the software update menu, choose the option download island install, and if it shows a new update, hit the download button.

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