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Samsung updates 9 Galaxy devices to January 2023 security patch in Australia

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Samsung is currently updating its Galaxy devices with the January 2023 security patch; now, it released the update for some Galaxy devices in Australia. Including Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy A51 devices. As per the previous timeline of the update, all devices have received the Android 13 update.

Galaxy S21

Samsung Galaxy S21 is the company’s flagship device of 2021; it came with Android 11 on board; the device recently received Android 13, the second major Android OS update (Android 14). However, the Galaxy S21 is still eligible for one more Android update and will receive a number of security updates in the future. As of now, the Galaxy S21 devices are receiving the 2023’s first security update in the form of January 2023 with version numbers G991BXXU5DWA3, G996BXXU5DWA3, and G998BXXU5DWA3 for Galaxy S21 general, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra respectively.

Galaxy S20

Being a three years old device, it has now limited to Android 13, but Samsung is committed to serving a minimum of 5 years of security updates for its Galaxy devices. The company is distributing the latest security patch update for the Galaxy S21 devices to keep the promise. The update comes with new firmware version numbers G980BXXUFGWA4, G985BXXUFGWA4, and G988BXXUFGWA4 for Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra, respectively.

Galaxy Note 20

Galaxy Note 20 series devices are the last ones which are representing the Note lineup because Samsung has stopped introducing new models in the Note series. Now the company has introduced all the features of the Note lineup in new S series devices, starting with Galaxy S22 devices, and because of this, the S22 device is also called the Note series killer smartphone. But Samsung hasn’t forgotten about the Note series devices and now updating the devices with January
2023 security update. Users who own Galaxy Note 20 series devices can identify the update by the version number N981BXXU5GWA5 and N986BXXU5GWA5 for Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, respectively.

Galaxy A51

According to the information, the device is listed under the biannual security update list, so the device is eligible to receive two security updates per year. The Galaxy A51 device has now received the January 2023 update with version number A515FXXU5GWA2. It is also noticeable that the update is currently available for the LTE variant. However, the 5G variant of the device will receive the update in the next few days. The device was launched in 2019 and came with Android 10; now, it is running on Android 12. And the device is no longer eligible for any Android update; however, the Galaxy A51 device should get more security updates in the future.

What is the January 2023 security patch?

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

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.

Here is the list of Samsung smartphones & tables that should receive One UI 5.1

How to install

Users who own the above mentioned  devices in the Australia can install the January 2023 update by following the given steps

  1. Go to the device settings
  2. Then click on the software updates button
  3. Now tap on download and install 
  4. wait until the search is finished,
  5. If it shows the security update is available, tap on the install button, 

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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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