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Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A71 5G getting April 2023 security update in the US

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Samsung always tries its best to update its Galaxy devices with the latest software; for information, the company distributes two types of updates which includes a new version of One UI (skin updates)and monthly security updates. These updates are available for the Galaxy devices according to their eligibility, such as now the Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A71 5G are getting the new security update in the form of an April 2023 security patch.

The April 2023 security update is one of the monthly updates that usually bring fixes that enhance the overall performance of the device. But this time, the update also brings a new feature, Image Clipper, for high-end devices. This feature has already dropped for Galaxy A53 5G in Europe, so it is highly expected that the update will be available for the US units of these devices, including Galaxy A71 5G and Galaxy A53 5G.

The latest update for the Unlocked variant of the Galaxy A71 5G and Galaxy A53 5G can be identified by their firmware version numbers A716U1UES8GWD1 and A536U1UEU4CWD1, respectively. It is also worth noticing that the locked units of Galaxy A71 5G are also getting the same update with the firmware version number A716USQS8GWD1.

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The unlocked units of Galaxy A53 5G devices are getting new updates on several networks, including T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Verizon, Xfinity Mobile, Spectrum Mobile, AT&T, US Cellular, Cricket Wireless, and Cellular South US. While the Galaxy A71 5G (unlocked is getting updates on these networks: T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Verizon, Xfinity Mobile, Spectrum Mobile, AT&T, US Cellular, Cricket Wireless, Cellular South US, and Sprint. The carrier-locked variant of Galaxy A71 5G is receiving the update on the T-Mobile network.

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The Galaxy A53 5G was launched in 2022; it came with Android 12. However, it has received two more major updates in the form of One UI 5 and One UI 5.1, which are based on Android 13. Being a one-year-old device, it will be eligible for at least three major Android updates, so it is expected to get two more Android updates in the future.

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On the other hand, Galaxy A71 5G was released back in 2020 and came with Android 10; the device is promised to get at least three major updates, so it makes it eligible to get new updates upto Android 13, and it has already received it, but it will still get some new update in the form of security updates in the coming days.


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US Unlocked Galaxy S23 receives May 2024 security patch

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Samsung Galaxy S23 has already received the May 2024 security patch update in several regions, but as the device is present worldwide, due to server limitations, some units of the device are still waiting to get the update, and now, with the latest development, the device has started getting a new update in the US.

The unlocked units of the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra are getting new updates with the firmware version numbers S911U1UES3CXD7, S916U1UES3CXD7, and S918U1UES3CXD7, respectively. The update is coming in a software package of 414 MB, indicating that no significant change has arrived.

The May 2024 security patch comes with standard changes, which don’t clarify anything; they only talk about device stability improvements and bug fixes. As well, it says the new and enhanced feature is included but doesn’t clarify it.

Meanwhile, let’s go to the details about the May 2024 security patch, as per the official documentation. There are more than 50 fixes, which improve the overall security and stability of the devices.

If you are using the unlocked units of Galaxy S23 devices in the US, you can now update the device to the latest version by simply going to the software update menu from the system settings, but if the update is not available on your device yet, you have to wait for some more time.

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US Carrier-locked Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 getting May 2024 security patch

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Samsung has already started rolling out the May 2024 security patch for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5, but it was limited to the unlocked version. Now,  with the latest development, the update has been spotted on several locked variants.

As of writing, the May 2024 security patch has been spotted for Verizon-locked devices. Users who own the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 bound to the Verizon network can identify the latest update by these firmware version numbers, F946USQS3CXE3 and F731USQS3CXE3, respectively. 

The May 2024 security patch doesn’t bring any new features, but it will provide enhancements for the security of the devices. According to the official documentation, it will bring more than 50 fixes. Google has introduced 31 patches that will enhance the Android system, and along with this, there are 25 extra patches introduced by Samsung that will improve the overall performance of the Galaxy devices to protect user data against external threats.

Moreover, if you are having any issues while using any function on the device, then you should update the device. It will fix the issues and enhance the device’s performance and stability. 

If you want to update your device to the latest version, then just follow these simple steps: Forest, go to the system settings, select the software update menu, and here touch the download and install option. If it shows a new update available, then tap on the download button.

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Carrier-locked Galaxy A15 5G gets One UI 6.1 update in the US

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Samsung Galaxy A15 5G is the latest budget-friendly device from Samsung. It was launched back in December last year, and it came with Android 14 preinstalled. Now it is getting its first significant update in the form of One UI 6.1, and it will ultimately improve the utility of different pre-existing functionality.

As of writing, the locked unit of the Galaxy A15 5G has started getting new updates with the firmware version number A156USQU1BXDA. The One UI 6.1 update for this device hasn’t brought a new security patch and still uses the April 2024 patch level. The update is available on each network for locked variants and is expected to reach the unlocked variant in the next few days.

One UI 6.1 features

The One UI 6.1 feature will provide several new changes for the Galaxy devices; however, the update will not bring any Galaxy AI features, but it will provide a bunch of new features that will elevate the user experience. According to the official changelog, the latest update for the Galaxy A15 5G will get several new enhancements like battery protection, a clock, a gallery, a mobile network, and many more. For full details, you can check the official page.

If you want to use the latest changes for the devices, you will need to update the device to the latest version by simply clicking on the system software update through the system settings. However, if you don’t receive the update on your device, then you should wait for some time.

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