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T-Mobile sending a new firmware to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4/ Fold3/ Flip4/ Flip3/ Galaxy S21 Series

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Samsung has updated its devices with Android 13 as per the timeline and initially introduced the update to the high-end devices of the S series and Z series segment in several regions. If we talk about the timeline of the update, it started with the Galaxy S22 device and then expanded to other flagships and mid-rangers. Currently, the Korean giant is busy distributing the January 2023 security update, and it is gradually rolling out to Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

However, on the other hand, in the US market, the carrier-locked variant of some Galaxy devices, including Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Fold 3, Z Flip 4, Flip 3, and Galaxy S21 series, is receiving one month older firmware in the form of December 2022 security patch. As of now, these devices are getting the latest update on the T- Mobile network.

Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Fold 3

Samsung has introduced these devices as the latest generation of the foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Fold 4 was released in 2022 and comes with Android 12 on board; the predecessor device is one year older and was introduced in 2021 and comes with Android 11 preinstalled. However, both of the devices received the Android 13 at the starting week of January 2023; now, the devices are quickly receiving one more firmware update in the form of a December 2022 security patch. Users can identify the new update with version numbers F936USQU1BVL7 and F926USQS2EVKE for Galaxy Fold Z 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 3, respectively.

Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Flip 3

Samsung introduced Galaxy Flip series devices to capture the market of users who want foldable screen devices but with small screen sizes, and the strategy is working, so the company has released more devices; the latest ones are Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Flip 3. If we talk about software updates, then Samsung is treating all its foldable devices in the same way. These devices are also getting the update at the same time as the fold devices series. At present, The December 2022 update is available for the devices which are affiliated with the T- Mobile devices; the update carries a new firmware version number F721USQU1BVL9 and F711USQS3EVKE for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Flip 3, respectively.

Galaxy S21 series

Galaxy S21 series was Samsung’s flagship series of the year 2021, but as time passed, the company released one more device in the past year as Galaxy S22, and for the current year, Samsung is all set to introduce the latest generation of Galaxy S, it is estimated that you will see the Galaxy S23 device in the market from the mid-Feb. However, Samsung remembers its previous devices; the company has updated the Galaxy S21 devices with Android 13 and also dropped two more updates as security patches in some regions. But on some networks in the US, the locked variant of the Galaxy S21 is now receiving the December 2022 update in January month. The update is currently rolling out on the T-mobile network. Users can identify the latest update by the firmware version number G991USQU5DVL9, G996USQU5DVL9, and G998USQU5DVL9 for the Galaxy S21 general, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, respectively.

December 2022 security update details

The December 2022 security update includes several bug fixes which are related to the device performance and stability, and according to the information, the update resolves 90+ security vulnerabilities; Google has included 80 patches which are available for all android phones, while Samsung has also added 13 more patches which are exclusively available for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the December 2022 security update doesn’t bring any features; it is a regular monthly update that Samsung provides for its Galaxy devices; you should download the latest update to enhance the security of the device.


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Verizon locked Galaxy A23 gets May 2024 security update in the US

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Samsung has a large presence in the US, and the company is always taking care to send new software updates rapidly to all eligible devices; however, due to carrier restrictions, the company has to depend on carriers to send the updates to all the devices. For now, the Galaxy A23 5G is getting a new update.

Samsung rolls out May 2024 Update for the Galaxy A23 on Verizon 

The locked variant of the Galaxy A23 5G will receive a May 2024 security patch from Verizon. According to the information, the update is coming with the firmware version A236VSQS4CXE3. The latest update won’t bring any significant changes to the device, but some new features may require you to implement new security enhancements.

According to the official documentation, the latest update of the Galaxy A23 brings more than 50 fixes, whereas Googlehas added 31 patches that dedicatedly bring new enhancements for the Android OS. Along with this, Samsung has also added 25 more patches that will provide some new enhancements for strengthening the devices.

Moreover, if you are having some issues while using the device after installing the significant One UI 6.1 update, then you should install the latest update by the May 2024 security patch update. To install the latest, go to the system update from the main settings.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 getting May 2024 update with 4G TDD support in Europe

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A couple of days ago, Samsung introduced the May 2024 security patch to the Galaxy Z Fold 4, and now its companion device, the Galaxy Z Flip 4, is getting the same update in Europe. However, with the latest update, it will enhance 4G connectivity for the device. 

Samsung has rolled out the May 2024 security patch for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 with the firmware version number F721BXXU7FXE5. With the latest update, the company will not bring any significant feature enhancements or improvements, but it will increase the strength of the devices. Along with this, the device has grabbed support for a new 4G TDD band that will enhance the 4G network’s strength.

According to the official documentation, the May 2024 security patch will improve the overall security of the devices. In a nutshell, there are more than 50 fixes, where Google has included 31 fixes, and along with this, Samsung has added 25 fixes exclusively for Galaxy devices.

If you want to enjoy your device with strong security enhancements, then you should keep it up-to-date with the latest security patch level. To check the availability of the latest security patch, you can check the update manually in the system settings.

Galaxy Z Flip 4 software availability

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 was launched back in 2022 with Android 12L. The device has already grabbed two major updates in the form of Android 13 and Android 14, and by following the software update policy, it will be eligible to get two more major updates in the coming years. Apart from the major Android update, it will also get several minor updates in the form of security patches.

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Galaxy A25 5G and Galaxy A32 5G getting May 2024 security patch in South Korea

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Samsung has rolled out the May 2024 security patch to two more midrange Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy A25 5G and Galaxy A32 5G devices. The company has initiated the release of these devices from South Korea and expects that they will soon be available in more countries.

Informatively, the Galaxy A32 5G and Galaxy A25 5G are getting new updates with the firmware version numbers A325NKSS6DXE2 and A256NKSS2AXE3, respectively. However, with the latest update, it doesn’t bring any new features to the devices, but it will dedicatedly improve the working of the device internally.

According to the standard changelog, the May 2024 security patch update will improve the overall performance of the device and enhance its security.  It is worth noticing that there are more than 50 fixes introduced, and Google has introduced 31 patches that exclusively improve the functionalities related to Android OS. Along with that, the device also received 25 more patches introduced by Samsung.

Moreover, with the May 2024 update, the company may introduce some new features that could enhance the overall functioning of the devices, so if you want to get consistent performance, then you should always keep the device up to date.

If you are using the Galaxy A32 or Galaxy A32 in South Korea, then you should start getting a new update notification, but if you don’t receive the notification yet, you can also check it manually by going to the software update menu in the system settings.

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