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Samsung May 2023 security update fixes 55 security flaws including Exynos modem, and more

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Every month Samsung releases a new security update for its eligible Galaxy device. With every new security update, the company aims to strengthen the security of its devices by fixing the security vulnerabilities which are present in the devices. This update doesn’t only include exclusive functions of Samsung, but it comes with the known bug fixes which Google pushes for every Android system. The company has already pushed the update to the Galaxy device. Currently, it is available on Galaxy A10e. This is a common monthly update, but every update resolves different issues, so let’s know what Samsung May 2023 security update brings.

Samsung May 2023 Security Update

Samsung has announced the May 2023 security patch for its Galaxy devices, which includes several patches, where 55 of them are included by Google, and as per the official documentation, 4 of them target Critical issues, 48 are high priority, and 3 resolve moderate level issues, which are found in the Android OS. Along with this, Samsung also includes some patches; let’s talk about them .

Samsung includes more fixes

Along with the Google patches, Samsung also adds some more security patches to its Galaxy devices exclusively. In detail, the company has included 21 extra patches that fix several functions of the devices.

Samsung has also fixed all the security flaws that were discovered in Exynos chipsets and modems used in Galaxy devices.

Samsung extends One UI 5.1.1 update test to other Galaxy devices

As per the information, many internal functions of the device have been fixed, including the FactoryTest application, SemShareFileProvider, ActivityManagerService, ThemeManager, Knox Enrollment Service, bootloader, and many more. The ultimate goal of the company in providing these fixes is to gain customers’ confidence in the security of Samsung Mobile devices.

How to get it on your Galaxy device

The availability of this update depends on the eligibility of your device; as you know, Samsung promised to give five-year security support for most of the devices except some entry-level devices, so if you have a Galaxy smartphone that is not older than five years, then it may get the latest monthly security update in the form of May 2023 security update. If your device is eligible, then you will be notified when it reaches your device; by tapping on the notification, you will be redirected to the software update menu; now here, you just have to tap on the download now button, and then it’s done.

List of Galaxy devices that will receive the update

  • Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4, W23, W23 flip.
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, Galaxy S23 Ultra.
  • Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G.
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A54 5G, Galaxy Xcover5, Galaxy Xcover6 Pro.

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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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Samsung expands the April 2024 Security update for Galaxy Note 20 Series in Europe

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series devices were the last contenders in their lineup, but the company has stopped working to bring new phones under the Note series. It has already been four years since the device was released, but the company is still providing new updates. The Galaxy Note 20 series will receive an April 2024 security patch, according to the latest development.

Earlier, the April 2024 update for the Galaxy Note 20 was spotted in some countries, including the US and Brazil. The company has now expanded into the European market as well. Users who own the LTE units of the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra can identify the latest update with these firmware version numbers: N980FXXSAHXD1 and N985FXXSAHXD1.

Meanwhile, the 5G variants of the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 are receiving the update with the firmware version numbers N981BXXSAHXD1 and N981BXXSAHXD1, respectively. As of writing, the update has been spotted in Germany and France, and it is expected that the update will soon be available in more countries in the next few days.

For your information, the April 2024 security patch update will not bring any new features, but it will provide some internal improvements for the system that could enhance the performance and stability of the devices. In a nutshell, the update has provided more than 40 fixes, with Google adding 27 fixes and Samsung adding 17 more, which will provide some extra security improvements for the Galaxy devices exclusively.

Moreover, the update may also provide some improvements that will level up the performance of your Galaxy device. To check the update, go to the system software update, and if you don’t receive it, you have to wait some more time. 


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European units of Galaxy S20 FE started getting April 2024 security update

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Recently, Samsung distributed the April 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy S20 FE devices, but it was limited to some Asian countries. Now, the company has begun expanding the same update to the devices’ European units.

Notably, the Galaxy S20 FE is spotted getting the April 2024 security patch in the Czech Republic, carrying the firmware version number G781BXXSAHXC6. The update is coming in a standard software package of 280 MB. It is expected that the update will be available in more countries in the next few days.

The April 2024 security patch is a part of the Android maintenance program that aims to provide solutions or fixes for issues related to security. This is a Google-owned program that aims to strengthen the security mechanisms of devices.

For your information, with the April 2024 security patch update, users will get a refreshed security enhancement for the devices. Going into the details, the latest security patch will provide more than 40 fixes. Google has added 27 fixes, which provide improvements for the Android OS security. Along with this, Samsung has also added 17 more patches, which will provide some extra engagement for the security of the device.

The April 2024 security patch may also provide some extra improvements, which will enhance the performance and stability of the devices. If you are facing any issues while using the device, then you should try the latest update.

If you are using the Galaxy S20 FE device in Europe, then you should start getting a new update on your device. If you received the notification, tap on it, which will redirect you to the software update page. Here, hit on the download option, which will start the process and install the update automatically.


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