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Verizon updated 11 Samsung Galaxy devices to Android 13 with One UI 5.0 [US]

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Verizon is on fire now it released the Android 13 and One UI 5.0 update on their network for several Galaxy smartphones, including Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S20 Series, Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy A53 5G, and Galaxy Tab S8+. All these phones come in Samsung’s older flagship to the latest flagship device segment.

As Verizon is a network service provider in the US, it has released the One UI 5.0 update for there only. While Samsung has already released the Android 13 update for all the above mention devices in different regions and still gradually rolling out the same update to other regions for some devices.

The update brings a brand-new security update in the form of a November 2022 security patch update. It includes several bug fixes and security items which improve the overall device mechanism and make it more strong against external threats for all of the devices except the Galaxy S21 device, which is still using the October 2022 security patch.

The latest One UI 5.0 update includes several new interesting features that improve the system’s abilities and make an interesting User interface so users can experience the next-level performance of their device. Some personalization tools are also introduced so you can easily customize various functions according to your own.

Moreover, the update also includes some privacy and security features. Now you can edit your medical info as well as it has enhanced the SOS function. Now it has introduced some new features for secure web browsing which detect and tell you about the site’s security and inform us whether the site is collecting data or tracking your activity, so we can easily save ourselves from privacy breaches.

Users who own the above mention devices can identify the latest Android 13 by checking the firmware version numbers. Here is the list by which you can verify the latest update.

  • Galaxy S21 –G991USQU5DVK3
  • Galaxy S21 Plus – G996USQU5DVK3
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998USQU5DVK3        
  • Galaxy S21 FE –  G990USQU5DVK5
  • Galaxy S20 – G981USQU3GVK1
  • Galaxy S20 Plus – G986USQU3GVK1
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra – G988USQU3GVK1
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926USQU2EVK3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 – F916USQU2IVK3
  • Galaxy A53 5G – A536VSQU4BVJ4
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Plus 5G – X808USQU2BVK4

How to Install   

To install the latest update Android 13 update Galaxy users can follow these steps to do it easily

  • First go to system settings, then
  • Click on the Software update menu 
  • Then click on the Download and Install button, it will start downloading and get installed automatically.

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Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4 and Galaxy A53 receiving April 2024 update on more US carriers

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Samsung has already rolled out the April 2024 security patch update to the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy A53 in the US, but the update was available for limited users. Now the update is available on more carriers.

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 devices are spotted getting new updates on several carriers, including MetroPCS, Comcast, and Spectrum Mobile. Users can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers F936USQS4EXD1 and F721USQS4EXD1

Meanwhile, the Galaxy A53 is getting the firmware update with the firmware version number A536USQS9DXDA. It has been spotted on two carriers, including T-Mobile and MetroPCS, and is expected to be available on more carriers in the next few days.

The April 2024 update brings the latest security patches for the Galaxy devices. Going into details, the update has brought more than 40 fixes, and Google has added 27 patches that will improve the security of the Android OS. Meanwhile, Samsung has also added 17 more patches, which will exclusively bring more improvements for Galaxy devices.

If you are having issues while using your device in the last version, then you should update your device to the latest version. To do that, you just need to go to the software update menu through the system settings.


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Samsung expands the April 2024 Security update for Galaxy Note 20 Series in Europe

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series devices were the last contenders in their lineup, but the company has stopped working to bring new phones under the Note series. It has already been four years since the device was released, but the company is still providing new updates. The Galaxy Note 20 series will receive an April 2024 security patch, according to the latest development.

Earlier, the April 2024 update for the Galaxy Note 20 was spotted in some countries, including the US and Brazil. The company has now expanded into the European market as well. Users who own the LTE units of the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra can identify the latest update with these firmware version numbers: N980FXXSAHXD1 and N985FXXSAHXD1.

Meanwhile, the 5G variants of the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 are receiving the update with the firmware version numbers N981BXXSAHXD1 and N981BXXSAHXD1, respectively. As of writing, the update has been spotted in Germany and France, and it is expected that the update will soon be available in more countries in the next few days.

For your information, the April 2024 security patch update will not bring any new features, but it will provide some internal improvements for the system that could enhance the performance and stability of the devices. In a nutshell, the update has provided more than 40 fixes, with Google adding 27 fixes and Samsung adding 17 more, which will provide some extra security improvements for the Galaxy devices exclusively.

Moreover, the update may also provide some improvements that will level up the performance of your Galaxy device. To check the update, go to the system software update, and if you don’t receive it, you have to wait some more time. 


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European units of Galaxy S20 FE started getting April 2024 security update

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Recently, Samsung distributed the April 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy S20 FE devices, but it was limited to some Asian countries. Now, the company has begun expanding the same update to the devices’ European units.

Notably, the Galaxy S20 FE is spotted getting the April 2024 security patch in the Czech Republic, carrying the firmware version number G781BXXSAHXC6. The update is coming in a standard software package of 280 MB. It is expected that the update will be available in more countries in the next few days.

The April 2024 security patch is a part of the Android maintenance program that aims to provide solutions or fixes for issues related to security. This is a Google-owned program that aims to strengthen the security mechanisms of devices.

For your information, with the April 2024 security patch update, users will get a refreshed security enhancement for the devices. Going into the details, the latest security patch will provide more than 40 fixes. Google has added 27 fixes, which provide improvements for the Android OS security. Along with this, Samsung has also added 17 more patches, which will provide some extra engagement for the security of the device.

The April 2024 security patch may also provide some extra improvements, which will enhance the performance and stability of the devices. If you are facing any issues while using the device, then you should try the latest update.

If you are using the Galaxy S20 FE device in Europe, then you should start getting a new update on your device. If you received the notification, tap on it, which will redirect you to the software update page. Here, hit on the download option, which will start the process and install the update automatically.


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