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Samsung Galaxy S21 Gets October 2022 Patch In Europe

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The focus in recent months has been on the new One UI 5 beta program, but that’s not to say that the South Korean giant has forgotten about the always security updates.

After the October 2022 update for the S21 series in the United StatesSamsung has now also started releasing it for the European users as well, at least for the Galaxy S21Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra models. 

The new firmware, about 225MB in size and named with the code G99*BXXS5CVIF, contains the October 2022 security patches and fixes a number of vulnerabilities in the privacy and security. Once again the manufacturer beat everyone on time — including Google — by releasing the security patches of the new month even before the end of the previous one Of course, as it is still October, the details of the new SMR (Security Maintenance Release) have not yet been disclosed on the manufacturer’s official website, but still the roll out is already underway.

The device receives security patches from October 2022, with the changelog only talking about improved overall operation. Among the new features, however, is the new “After the update, you cannot revert to the previous version due to a security policy update.”

As anticipated, the new update is in distribution on the Galaxy S21 series, but not for the Galaxy S21 FE, which follows its own update schedule and will therefore receive it by the end of the month.


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Samsung Galaxy S23 gets April 2024 security patch in South Korea

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The Samsung Galaxy S23 is one of the flagship smartphones from the Korean giant; it was launched back last year and comes with One UI 5.1 based on Android 13 preinstalled. As per the latest development, the device has already received some significant updates in the form of One UI 6.0 and One UI 6.1 based on Android 14. With the continuation, the device is getting a new security update in the form of the April 2024 patch.

Notably, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra are getting new updates in South Korea with these firmware version numbers: S911NKSS2CXD5, S916NKSS2CXD5, and S918NKSS2CXD5, respectively. With the latest update, users will get some security-related enhancements.

For your information, the April 2024 update is part of Google’s Android security maintenance program, which aims to enhance the overall security of the devices. In a nutshell, the latest software will address more than 40 fixes, where Google has added 27 fixes and Samsung has added 17 more fixes exclusively for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the update is not always limited to security enhancements; it may also provide some more improvements to the internal functions of the devices. As in the last update, the Galaxy S23 has received the One UI 6.1 update. So if you have any problems while using the device after installing the fresh One UI update, you should update your device to the latest version.

If you are using the Galaxy S23 device in South Korea, you can install the latest update by going to the software update menu via system settings. In case you haven’t received any updates yet, wait for some time, as it takes time to reach every unit of the devices.


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Samsung Wallet gets new changes with April 2024 security patch for Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4, and Fold 3 in South Korea

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Z Fold 3 are getting an April 2024 security patch in South Korea. With the latest update, there will be some new changes for the Samsung wallet as well as enhancements to the overall security of the device.

Users who own the Galaxy Z Flip 4 in South Korea can identify the latest update by the firmware version number, F721NKSU2EXD2. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is getting a new update with the different version number F936NKSU2EXD2. On the other hand the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is receiving the update on firmware version F926NKSU2HXD2.

  • Samsung Wallet supports mobile ID with the April 2024 security patch

Samsung has brought some new changes to its wallet application with the April 2024 security patch, exclusively in South Korea. With the new changes, Samsung Wallet now supports’mobile ID’, which allows users to use their mobile driver’s license and national veterans registration card officially issued by the government anywhere online or offline, just like the actual ID.

Along with this, the company has introduced some new security enhancements that will improve the overall mechanism of the devices. There are more than 40 fixes introduced with the update. From them, Google has introduced 27 fixes. Meanwhile, Samsung has included 17 fixes for Galaxy devices exclusively.

If you want to take advantage of and use the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4, or Galaxy Z Fold 3 to its full potential, you should update your device to the latest version via the software update menu in the system settings. If you haven’t received the update yet, then you have to wait for some time, as it takes time to reach every unit of the devices.


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Unlocked Galaxy S21 FE Gets April 2024 Security Update, One UI 6.1 Wait Continues in the US

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Samsung Galaxy users with eligible One UI 6.1 devices are eagerly waiting for the update, but the company has decided to install the April 2024 security patch before the significant One UI update. So, the Galaxy S21 FE also started getting an April 2024 security patch update in the US.

The unlocked unit of the Galaxy S21 FE started getting an April 2024 security patch update with the firmware version number G990U1UESAFXD1. With the latest update, the company has made some security-related enhancements that strengthen the security mechanisms of the devices. Previously, in some Latin American countries, the device had already received the update.

If you are a fan of the One UI features, don’t be too excited; the latest update for the Galaxy S21 FE doesn’t bring any significant features for the devices. But if you are one of those users who always worries about the security of personal data, then you should update your device to the latest version.

However, the Galaxy S21 FE is eligible to get One UI 6.1, so you just need to wait for some time. The Korean giant will provide the next One UI update to the device in the next few weeks. With the One UI 6.1 update, Galaxy S21 FE users may get some useful AI features that will enhance the overall user experience of the devices.

Coming to the April 2024 security patch, if you are using the unlocked version of the Galaxy S21 FE in the US, then now you can install the latest security patch update on your device via the software update menu from the system settings. 


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