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Galaxy S21 gets April 2023 update in Europe with 5G capability

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Samsung has already begun rolling out the latest security update for its Galaxy S21 series and started with the US last week. The update, which brings several improvements and bug fixes, is now gradually making its way to European users.

The Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra are receiving the Android April 2023 security patch with build numbers G998BXXU7EWCH, G996BXXU7EWCH, or G991BXXU7EWCH. The update is rolling out in select European markets such as Romania, and we expect a wider availability soon.

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According to the changelog, it includes the highly anticipated April 2023 patch, as well as support for T-Mobile Romania’s 5G network (Non-Stand Alone). However, the most significant aspect of this update is the more than 60 security flaws that have been addressed, including critical issues associated with Exynos processors and modems.

Changelog:

• Network(T-Mobile Romania)
5G network (Non Stand Alone) is supported.
• Stability and reliability
Device behavior has been improved.
• Security
The device is protected with improved security.

Galaxy S21 series smartphone users in Europe! A new update is now available for your device, and it’s easy to check if you’re eligible. Simply navigate to your phone’s Settings, select Software Update, and then click on Download and Install.


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Verizon Deploys April 2024 Security Update to 16 Samsung Galaxy Flagships in the US

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Samsung started distributing the April 2024 security patch at the end of March, and then it expanded gradually to more devices. It has already distributed the update to many Galaxy devices, whether they belong to high-end or midrange Galaxy devices,but due to server limitations, the update is not reaching every region. Now, with the latest development, Verizon has started rolling out the latest security patch to several Galaxy devices.

Verizon has made the April 2024 security patch update live for several Galaxy devices that are bound to its network. This includes the Galaxy S23Galaxy S22Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S21 FE (2022), Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Fold 3Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Galaxy A54 5G.

Verizon locked Galaxy devices getting the April 2024 update with these firmware numbers

  1. Galaxy Z Fold 3: F926USQS5HXD1
  2. Galaxy Z Flip 3: F711USQS6HXD1
  3. Galaxy S23: S911USQS2CXCN
  4. Galaxy S23+: S916USQS2CXCN
  5. Galaxy S23 Ultra: S918USQS2CXCN
  6. Galaxy S22: S901USQS4DXD1
  7. Galaxy S22+: S906USQS4DXD1
  8. Galaxy S22 Ultra: S908USQS4DXD1
  9. Galaxy S21: G991USQSAFXD1
  10. Galaxy S21+: G996USQSAFXD1
  11. Galaxy S21 Ultra: G998USQSAFXD1
  12. Galaxy S21 FE – G990U2SQS8FXD1
  13. Galaxy S21 FE (2022): G990U2SQS8FXD1
  14. Galaxy Note 20: N981USQS6HXD1
  15. Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: N986USQS6HXD1
  16. Galaxy A54 5G: A546 SQS6BXD1

For your information, the update has been spotted on the Verizon network, but it is expected that the update will be available on more carriers in the next few days. If you are using any of the devices mentioned in the above list, then you should start getting new update notifications. If you haven’t received it yet, you can also check it manually in your system settings.

It is worth noticing that the April 2024 update doesn’t bring any new features or innovations for the devices, but it will provide some enhancements under the settings, so you will get protection against external threats on the internet.


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Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE+ receives April 2024 security patch in Europe

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Samsung has rolled out the April 2024 security patch for almost all the high-end devices, and now it is focusing on providing updates to affordable-range devices. For instance, earlier it distributed the security patch for the Galaxy Tab S9 series; now it has started serving the update to the affordable tablets, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE+.

Notably, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ are getting an April 2024 security patch update in Europe. Users who own the 5G variant devices can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers X516BXXS3BXD6 and X616BXXS3BXD6, respectively. Meanwhile, the Wi-Fi variants of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ are getting a new update with the firmware version numbers X510BXXS3BXD6 and X610BXXS3BXD6, respectively.

According to the official documentation, the April 2024 security patch could bring more than 40 fixes. In these, Google has added 27 more fixes, and along with this, there are 17 more fixes that are introduced by Samsung, which exclusively provide support for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the latest update may also provide some extra improvements and stability by changing the internal functions of the devices. But as far as its significance, the user will not get any important changes for the device. In case you are facing any issues while using any function, you should also update your device to the latest version, as it may also fix them.

If you are using the Galaxy Tab S9 FE series in Europe, then you should start getting new updates, but if you haven’t received the notification yet, you can also check the update manually by going to the software update menu through the system settings.


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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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