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Carrier-locked Galaxy S21 FE December 2022 security update in the US

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As usual, Samsung once again brings a new update for the Fan Edition of the Galaxy S21 device, while the original series already received the December 2022 security update a few days ago. It is also noticeable that the preceding device, i.e., Galaxy S21 FE Verizon unit, has also received the latest security update.

According to the information, the December 2022 security update is now available for the carrier-locked variant of the device on Xfinity Mobile’s network. It comes with firmware version number G990USQS4DVL1; we guess that the update will be available on the other networks in the next few days.

The December 2022 security patch update brings several fixes which resolve around 93 security vulnerabilities. The update also includes some improvements that enhance the overall performance and stability of the device.
Moreover, if you want to be safe in this digital era, it is highly recommended to keep your device up-to-date so your device is always ready to fight against new external threats and keep your important data safe.

December 2022 Security Patch Fixed These Vulnerabilities:

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).

The Galaxy S21 FE device was launched in 2022, approximately one year after the main series, which includes the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The fan edition of the Galaxy S21 comes with Android 12 and recently upgraded to Android 13 One UI 5.0. As the device launched after the official announcement of Samsung giving four Android updates to its Galaxy devices, so we can expect that the device will get three more Android OS updates in future.


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Verizon Deploys April 2024 Security Update to 16 Samsung Galaxy Flagships in the US

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Samsung started distributing the April 2024 security patch at the end of March, and then it expanded gradually to more devices. It has already distributed the update to many Galaxy devices, whether they belong to high-end or midrange Galaxy devices,but due to server limitations, the update is not reaching every region. Now, with the latest development, Verizon has started rolling out the latest security patch to several Galaxy devices.

Verizon has made the April 2024 security patch update live for several Galaxy devices that are bound to its network. This includes the Galaxy S23Galaxy S22Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S21 FE (2022), Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Fold 3Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Galaxy A54 5G.

Verizon locked Galaxy devices getting the April 2024 update with these firmware numbers

  1. Galaxy Z Fold 3: F926USQS5HXD1
  2. Galaxy Z Flip 3: F711USQS6HXD1
  3. Galaxy S23: S911USQS2CXCN
  4. Galaxy S23+: S916USQS2CXCN
  5. Galaxy S23 Ultra: S918USQS2CXCN
  6. Galaxy S22: S901USQS4DXD1
  7. Galaxy S22+: S906USQS4DXD1
  8. Galaxy S22 Ultra: S908USQS4DXD1
  9. Galaxy S21: G991USQSAFXD1
  10. Galaxy S21+: G996USQSAFXD1
  11. Galaxy S21 Ultra: G998USQSAFXD1
  12. Galaxy S21 FE – G990U2SQS8FXD1
  13. Galaxy S21 FE (2022): G990U2SQS8FXD1
  14. Galaxy Note 20: N981USQS6HXD1
  15. Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: N986USQS6HXD1
  16. Galaxy A54 5G: A546 SQS6BXD1

For your information, the update has been spotted on the Verizon network, but it is expected that the update will be available on more carriers in the next few days. If you are using any of the devices mentioned in the above list, then you should start getting new update notifications. If you haven’t received it yet, you can also check it manually in your system settings.

It is worth noticing that the April 2024 update doesn’t bring any new features or innovations for the devices, but it will provide some enhancements under the settings, so you will get protection against external threats on the internet.


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Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE+ receives April 2024 security patch in Europe

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Samsung has rolled out the April 2024 security patch for almost all the high-end devices, and now it is focusing on providing updates to affordable-range devices. For instance, earlier it distributed the security patch for the Galaxy Tab S9 series; now it has started serving the update to the affordable tablets, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE+.

Notably, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ are getting an April 2024 security patch update in Europe. Users who own the 5G variant devices can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers X516BXXS3BXD6 and X616BXXS3BXD6, respectively. Meanwhile, the Wi-Fi variants of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ are getting a new update with the firmware version numbers X510BXXS3BXD6 and X610BXXS3BXD6, respectively.

According to the official documentation, the April 2024 security patch could bring more than 40 fixes. In these, Google has added 27 more fixes, and along with this, there are 17 more fixes that are introduced by Samsung, which exclusively provide support for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the latest update may also provide some extra improvements and stability by changing the internal functions of the devices. But as far as its significance, the user will not get any important changes for the device. In case you are facing any issues while using any function, you should also update your device to the latest version, as it may also fix them.

If you are using the Galaxy Tab S9 FE series in Europe, then you should start getting new updates, but if you haven’t received the notification yet, you can also check the update manually by going to the software update menu through the system settings.


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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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