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The first Samsung security patch of 2023 fixes 52 vulnerabilities

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As you know, Google is the parent company of the Android operating system. The company has made its Android operating system so popular that there is no competition if we talk about the number of users. In this online era, no device has remained so safe and secure. Nowadays, every device has software defects that can be dangerous for users’ data security. To fix this type of vulnerability, Google releases monthly security updates.

Google has designed its firmware structure so well that whenever the company pushes the update, it is directly available for update in its stock android phones, but in the case of Samsung, it is quite different because most of the time, Samsung beats Google in terms of firmware update and released them even before the official announcement of Google. The same happened with the January 2023 security patch update. Samsung has served it in some Galaxy devices, including Galaxy Note 10 series, Galaxy S21 series, and Galaxy A73 5G even before the official bulletin of Google.

Samsung January 2023 security patch fixes security bugs

The January 2023 security patch update has several fixes, which Google and Samsung include. In detail, there are 52 patches added by Google which are marked as High priority. Along with these, Samsung has also included 20 other patches which are specially designed for its Galaxy devices.

As usual, Samsung offered more details for fixes related to software vulnerabilities, such as validating incorrect input in TelephonyUI that allowed attackers to configure the preferred call.

The patch also addresses a vulnerability of the NFC-related hardcoded encryption key and an access control vulnerability in telecommunications applications to prevent sensitive information leaks.

The January 2023 security update also fixes a vulnerability in the Samsung Knox service related to permissions or privileges. Also, it adds restrictions that prevent the protected folder container from remaining unlocked under certain conditions.

Moreover, Samsung, most of the time, gives some extra fixes with its new security patches depending on the reports of issues, and it reflects the company’s mentality towards its customer that how it wants to protect its customer’s data. So be ready to install the latest security update on your device. Your device may get the latest update by reading this article.

The Android January 2023 security patches are being deployed to all Samsung models supported by the monthly update program. The timing can vary as much depending on the smartphone model as the geographical location.

Samsung January 2023 security patch will rollout for these Galaxy devices

  • Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4, W23, W23 flip
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note10 Lite, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover5, Galaxy Xcover6 Pro

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 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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