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Samsung unveils December 2022 security patches: the vulnerabilities fixed

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Samsung is always the first to give security patch updates to its Galaxy devices. The company often releases them even before the start of the month; for example, the company released the November 2022 security update for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 device in the last week of October. Most of the time, the Korean giant beats Google at the time of monthly security updates as it frequently releases security patch updates to Galaxy devices much earlier than pixel phones.

Samsung December 2022 Security Patches

According to the Samsung documentation, the latest patches include the fix to as many as 93 vulnerabilities, 67 of them common to (almost) all Android devices. Of the long list, 5 vulnerabilities are defined as critical, 63 high priority, and 12 moderate. Most of these vulnerabilities affect Galaxy smartphones and tablets with Android 10, Android 11, and Android 12, but some also touch the latest version of the robot. Among the latter, one concerns the RCS system, which would allow malicious actors to access the phone number of an incoming call. It also required action on the vulnerability that would allow access to the contents of the toast notifications of the Personal Area through the Nice Catch app (it is part of the Good Lock package).

Additionally, Samsung has also added some 13 patches with it, which are specially designed for Galaxy devices so Galaxy users can easily use the Galaxy devices without any worry about the security of their privacy and important data.

Moreover, Samsung has addressed some security loopholes and variabilities in several functions and apps such as SecTelephonyProvider, Telecom application, Samsung settings, RCS call, Samsung decoding library for video thumbnails, Exynos baseband, Nice Catch, WindowManagerService, llccphonebook, Qualcomm kernel, Contacts, Phone, etc. Samsung claims that all the mentioned apps and functions are now fixed and safe to use, and the company also promises that if there is any bug left apart from this, it will surely fix it in another update.

Which Samsung Galaxy smartphone will get the And December 2022 patches

In addition to the Google Pixels, the December 2022 security patches are already in distribution starting with Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, but they will arrive via a software update on many other models, most of them already with Android 13 and One UI 5 (waiting for the One UI 5.1). Among the smartphones that will receive the update with the latest security fixes we can mention:

  • Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (already in distribution)
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Z Fold4
  • Galaxy Z Flip4
  • Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  • Galaxy Z Fold2
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy A53 5G
  • Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G and Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover 5 and Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro

The list is probably not exhaustive, as Samsung will update other smartphones and maybe some tablets (despite the updates being quarterly for different models) and smartwatches (Galaxy Watch4, Watch4 Classic, Watch5 and Watch5 Pro). The December 2022 security patch rollout will last a few weeks: keep following us as we will keep you abreast of developments.


Harsh is a seasoned technology enthusiast with a deep passion for Android. Since its announcement in 2007, he has closely followed the evolution of this operating system, gaining a comprehensive understanding of its features and capabilities. His background in Android, IT, and Journalism has equipped him with the skills to analyze and present complex technological concepts in a clear and engaging manner. As the Editor-in-Chief at Samlover.com, Harsh is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experiences about Android, services, and applications with the world.

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Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54 get the April 2024 security patch worldwide

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Samsung Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54 are mid-range devices that target users who want a premium experience with affordability. These devices provide high-end hardware and also bring a seamless software experience. To maintain a seamless experience, the company regularly provides new software updates for the device at the ideal time.

Earlier, Samsung rolled out the April 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34 devices in Europe. Now, these devices are getting updates in more countries belonging to Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

According to Sammobile, the April 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy A54 is getting updated in Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Thailand, the Philippines, Uruguay, and Vietnam. In Chile and Thailand, the update is coming with the firmware version number A546EXXS7BXD4.

The Galaxy A34 is grabbing the April 2024 security patch update with the firmware version number A346EXXS6BXD6 in the Philippines, while in other countries including Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the UAE, and Tunisia, the update comes bearing firmware version A346EXXS6BXD7. In more countries, including Israel, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, the phone is getting a new update with firmware version A346EXXS6BXD9.

The April 2024 security patch belongs to the security update menu, which doesn’t bring any new features but will provide some fixes that enhance the overall security mechanism of the Galaxy devices. In a nutshell, the update will bring more than 40 fixes for addressing issues related to the system settings.

If you are using the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34 devices and belong to the above-mentioned countries, you should start getting new updates. To check the latest update, you can check the latest update from the software update menu via system settings.


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Galaxy Z Flip 5G gets April 2024 security patch in the USA

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Samsung has recently introduced the April 2024 security patch to several Galaxy Z Flip 5G devices in several countries,including Australia, Canada, and some European countries. Now the US units of the device are getting the update.

The locked version of the Galaxy Z Fllp 5G is getting an April 2024 security patch update with the firmware version number F707USQS7IXC1. As of writing, the update has been spotted on the Sprint network. Meanwhile, the unlocked units for the device come with the firmware version number F707U1UES7IXC1.

The new update for the April 2024 security patch doesn’t bring any new features, but, being a security update, it will enhance some internal functions and aim to provide some improvements for the update.

For your information, the April 2024 security patch fixes more than 40 fixes; specifically, Google has introduced 27 fixes that will improve Android OS functionalities. Along with this, Samsung has also added 17 fixes that will enhance the functionalities for Galaxy devices exclusively.

If you are using the Galaxy Z Flip 5G in the US, you can now install the latest update. To do that, you just need to go to the software update menu via system settings. If you haven’t received the update yet on your device, then you have to wait for some time, as it may take time to reach every unit of the device.


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Verizon locked Galaxy Tab A9+ and Galaxy Tab S9+ gets April 2024 security update

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ and Galaxy Tab A9+ are the latest tables in their lineups. The Korean giant introduced them last year, and both tablet series came with Android 13. Later, they will have already received a major update in the form of Android 14. Now, following the software update policy, both of the devices are getting the April 2024 security patch update.

The locked variants of the Galaxy Tab S9+ and Galaxy Tab A9+ are getting the April 2024 security patch update with the firmware version numbers X218USQS1BXD1 and X818USQS2BXD2, respectively. The Verizon network has received the update for these devices as of writing.

According to the information, the April 2024 security patch is a standard security patch that doesn’t bring any special changes that could impact the experience of the devices, but it will provide some enhancements that could improve the security of the devices.

For your information, the security patch updates may bring some other enhancements that will improve the overall performance and stability of the devices. Apart from this, the update may fix other issues that occurred in the last update for the devices. So, if you are also suffering from any kind of issue, then you should update the Galaxy device to the latest firmware version.

If you are using the Galaxy Tab S9+ and Galaxy Tab A9+ devices locked to the Verizon network, then you can now easily update your device to the latest version by going to the software update menu through the system settings. 


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