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Unlocked Galaxy Note 20 updated to January 2023 security patch in the US

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Within a few days, Samsung made the January 2023 update available to many Galaxy devices. The Korean giant is now on a streak and adding more devices daily to the new security update list. The company is now rolling out the latest security update for Galaxy Note 20 series devices.

Notably, the update is currently available for the carrier-unlocked variant of the Galaxy Note 20 series devices in the US. Users of these devices can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers N981U1UES3GVL1 and N986U1UES3GVL1 for Galaxy Note 20 original and Galaxy Note 20 ultra, respectively.

The January 2023 update brings the latest Android security patch; it includes around 52 patches which are added by Google and targets the Android OS specifically, while Samsung has also attached 20 more patches for its Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the latest update is part of the security maintenance program, which Google runs to provide better security for Android devices, so it generally improves the overall security of the device, but sometimes it comes with important enhancements for the device that make the working of the device smooth and give its internal function more stability.

Samsung January 2023 security update details

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.

Galaxy Note 20 monthly updates

As Samsung is committed to providing a better and more secure environment on its devices, that’s why the company has divided its Galaxy devices into three categories for security update, including Monthly updates, Quarterly updates, and Biannual updates, which reflects their eligibility for each monthly update, four updates and two updates per year respectively.

For information, the Galaxy Note 20 series devices are eligible for one monthly security update. And if you want a more secure environment on your device, it is better to install the latest update on your device as soon as possible.

Other Galaxy models that have received the latest security update


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Samsung Galaxy S21 series is receiving June 2024 security update in Europe 

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We are in the middle of the month, and Samsung is rolling out this month’s June 2024 security patch for Galaxy S21 smartphones in the European market. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 series, which includes three models – Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, is receiving a new June 2024 security patch in Europe. The brand has already rolled out this update for the Galaxy S21 smartphone in the US on the Verizon network. The update for the European market has arrived with its specific firmware version, as mentioned here – 

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXSBGXED
  • Galaxy S21+ – G996BXXSBGXED
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXSBGXED

Samsung’s June 2024 security update fixed all the bugs and known issues that were housed in the previous version and were creating some inconvenience while performing a few functions. Since all the bugs were fixed with the update, it will surely enhance the overall system software. 

The June 2024 security patch fixes 59 security vulnerabilities to upgrade the security and privacy of the device. It also boosts the overall system performance, security, reliability, and stability of the device to deliver a seamless and flawless performance. 

The Galaxy S21 users currently receding in Europe are eligible to download the update. Interested users can easily download the update by just following simple steps – Go to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.   

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Samsung released June 2024 security patch for Galaxy Fold 5, Flip 5, Fold 4, Flip 4, Fold 3 & Flip 3 

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The Korean brand Samsung is releasing a June 2024 security patch for several Galaxy foldable devices. 

A bunch of Galaxy foldable devices include Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3. All of these devices are receiving the update in the US on the Verizon network. Each of the devices getting this new update with their identification firmware version as mentioned below –

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5 – F946USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5 – F731USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 – F936USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 – F721USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926USQS6IXF2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711USQS7IXF2 

Samsung has already released the June 2024 security patch for several devices. However, this update does not bring any significant upgrades or notable changes; it fixes all the bugs and known issues. The update fixes all the security vulnerabilities, which will enhance the overall security and privacy of these devices. 

The update brings approximately 60 patches to fix multiple vulnerabilities. More particularly, Google has offered 37 patches to be applied to the Android OS. This June 2024 security patch boosts the stability, reliability, and overall system software of the devices mentioned above. 

If you own any of the devices mentioned above, you can easily download this latest security patch in three steps: Go to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.

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Samsung June 2024 security patch only to Fan Edition Galaxy devices in a batch to verizon network

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Samsung is expanding its June 2024 security patch to more Galaxy devices to enhance the overall system security. 

The Korean giant has already rolled out the June 2024 security patch to several Galaxy devices in different regions. Now Verizon is releasing a June 2024 security update to fan edition Galaxy devices, including Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S21 FE (2022), and Galaxy S23 FE. The brand has released the update with the specific firmware version for each device so owners can easily identify the update – 

  • Galaxy S20 FE – G781VSQSEHXE3
  • Galaxy S21 FE – G990USQSBGXF1
  • Galaxy S21 FE (2022) – G990U2SQS9GXF1
  • Galaxy S23 FE – S711USQS4CXE3 

The June 2024 security update brings approximately 60 patches to fix different vulnerabilities and deliver seamless performance. Google has brought 37 patches that will be applied to the Android OS. On the other hand, Samsung has also added some exclusive patches to enhance the security of its Galaxy devices exclusively. 

The update will also boost and upgrade the reliability, stability, and overall system software to deliver a flawless experience. You can easily download the update by following the steps mentioned here – go to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install. 

If your device hasn’t received the update yet, you can wait since the brand is gradually rolling out the update. It is expected that soon, it will make this patch available to more devices.

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