Samsung released the eagerly awaited January 2023 security patch update for its flagship device, the carrier-unlocked Galaxy S22 series on AT&T, Comcast, Cricket, US Cellular, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile’s networks. It is designed to address vulnerabilities that have been discovered since then, as well as provide users with improved performance and stability. Here, we’ll explore what this new update brings to the table and why you should install it on your device.
Samsung explained the vulnerabilities that were corrected with the update: there are no vulnerabilities marked as ‘critical’ or ‘moderate’, but 50 of ‘high’ severity are mentioned, along with three previously integrated CVEs, including those related to Personal Area and NFC. No further news seems to have been integrated: Android 13 has already arrived in recent weeks.
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.
Samsung January 2023 Security Patch Update For Galaxy S22
The US unlocked Galaxy S22 series received the January 2023 security patch update today. The update includes a number of security fixes for Android and Samsung devices. As always, we recommend that you install the latest security updates as soon as possible to keep your device safe from potential attacks.
How to update
If you own a Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra, you will be pleased to know that Samsung has released a new security update for the device on build numbers S901U1UES2BVL4, S906U1UES2BVL4 and S908U1UES2BVL4 respectively.
To update your Galaxy S22, simply connect it to a Wi-Fi network and go to Settings > About phone > Software updates. The update should then start downloading automatically. Once it has downloaded, simply tap Install now and follow the prompts.
The update includes a number of bug fixes and performance improvements, so it is definitely worth installing. If you have any problems with the update, feel free to reach out to Samsung support for assistance.
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