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Samsung rolls out May 2023 security update for several Galaxy devices in the US

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Samsung has a large catalog of Galaxy devices which are available in different segments, from entry-level to flagship devices. The most common thing in these devices is the software update, which is timely updated according to the eligibility of the devices. So keeping the promise, the company has already released May 2023 update to many devices worldwide, but if we talk about the US, the case is different; many users are still waiting for the May 2023 update.

In the US, many flagship device users are waiting for the latest update; this is all happening due to carrier dependency, which means devices are directly dependent on affiliated carriers. However, the update is gradually expanding on all carriers.

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At present, these Galaxy devices, including Galaxy S22, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, and Galaxy A23, are getting May 2023 update in the US; let us know about them in detail.

Galaxy S22 and Galaxy A23

Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy A23 are getting the update on the Verizon network. It is worth noticing that Galaxy S22 series devices have already received the update on some other carriers as well, such as  T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Dish Wireless, and US Cellular network. Currently, the Verizon based Carrier locked Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra are getting the update with the version number S901USQS2CWE1, S906USQS2CWE1, and S908USQS2CWE1, respectively. The Galaxy A23 is getting the update with version number A236VSQS2BWE1.

Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Samsung never disappoints its customers and carefully updates all its eligible Galaxy devices even after three years. Now the company is rolling out May 2023 security update to two older foldable devices, including Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Flip 5G. Both of their devices are getting the update on both Carrier locked and carrier-unlocked variants. 

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G locked variant is getting the update on two network carriers, including T-Mobile and Sprint, with firmware version number F916USQS2JWE4 and F707USQS4HWE1, respectively. And unlocked variant of these devices is getting the update with version numbers ( for Galaxy Z Fold 2) F916U1UES2JWE3 and (for Galaxy Z Flip 5G) F707U1UES4HWE1.

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Meanwhile, unlocked variants of these devices are getting the update in several networks, including T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, Xfinity Mobile, MetroPCS, Spectrum Mobile, AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular South US, Cricket Wireless, C-Spire, Dish Wireless, and Tracfone.

Galaxy S20 Series

Galaxy S20 is a now three-year-old device; Samsung has already completed the major update rollout session for the device. Currently, the device is only eligible for minor updates, which will be available in the form of security patches, so continuing the streak now, it is receiving the May 2023 security update. The update is now rolling out for both Carrier locked and unlocked variants. 

The locked Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra are getting the update on two networks, including T-Mobile and US Cellular, with these firmware version numbers G981USQS4HWE1, G986USQS4HWE1, and G988USQS4HWE1 respectively.

While unlocked variants of Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra are getting the update with these version numbers G981U1UES4HWD5, G986U1UES4HWD5, and G988U1UES4HWD5 respectively.

The unlocked variant of the Galaxy S20 series is getting the update on several carriers, including T-Mobile, Verizon, Xfinity Mobile, MetroPCS, Spectrum Mobile, AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular South US, Cricket Wireless, C-Spire, Dish Wireless, Sprint, Tracfone.

How to download May 2023 security patch on Galaxy smartphones

Whenever the update is available for your device, you will receive a notification; just tap on it ( it will redirect you to the software menu). Then you just have to “Download now,” and it will be started downloading and get installed automatically.

In case you don’t receive the notification yet or you have missed it, then you can also check manually whether the update is available on your device or not. To do so, just follow the below steps

  1. Go to the system settings
  2. Then tap on the software update menu
  3. Now tap on Download and Install option 
  4. Wait until the search finished
  5. If it shows a new update available 
  6. Then tap on download now. 

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Unlocked Galaxy S21 FE Gets April 2024 Security Update, One UI 6.1 Wait Continues in the US

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Samsung Galaxy users with eligible One UI 6.1 devices are eagerly waiting for the update, but the company has decided to install the April 2024 security patch before the significant One UI update. So, the Galaxy S21 FE also started getting an April 2024 security patch update in the US.

The unlocked unit of the Galaxy S21 FE started getting an April 2024 security patch update with the firmware version number G990U1UESAFXD1. With the latest update, the company has made some security-related enhancements that strengthen the security mechanisms of the devices. Previously, in some Latin American countries, the device had already received the update.

If you are a fan of the One UI features, don’t be too excited; the latest update for the Galaxy S21 FE doesn’t bring any significant features for the devices. But if you are one of those users who always worries about the security of personal data, then you should update your device to the latest version.

However, the Galaxy S21 FE is eligible to get One UI 6.1, so you just need to wait for some time. The Korean giant will provide the next One UI update to the device in the next few weeks. With the One UI 6.1 update, Galaxy S21 FE users may get some useful AI features that will enhance the overall user experience of the devices.

Coming to the April 2024 security patch, if you are using the unlocked version of the Galaxy S21 FE in the US, then now you can install the latest security patch update on your device via the software update menu from the system settings. 


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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gets April 2024 security update on more US Carriers

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has grabbed the April 2024 security patch on the Verizon network, and now the device is getting the same update on more carriers. The Korean giant has also rolled out the update for the device outside of the US.

The Galaxy S20 FE is getting a new update with the firmware version number G781USQSFHXD1. Specifically, AT&T, Dish, Metro PCS, Sprint, and T-Mobile have all reported seeing it. In the coming days, the company is likely to roll out the update to all eligible devices.

For your information, the April 2024 update is part of Google’s Android security maintenance program, which aims to enhance the overall security of the devices. Going into details, the latest software will address more than 40 fixes, with Google adding 27 fixes and Samsung adding 17 more exclusively for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the latest update may also bring some more improvements for the devices and enhance their overall performance and stability. If you are experiencing issues while using any of your device’s functions, you should update your device to the most recent version.

If you are using the locked version of the Galaxy S20 FE device in the US, then the update should be live for your device. To install it, follow these simple steps: First, go to the system settings and open the software update menu. If you see a new update available, tap on the download button.


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Verizon locked Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy S20 FE getting April 2024 security patch in the US

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Earlier, Samsung rolled out the April 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy S20 FE devices. But it was limited to some regions, and moving forward, it is gradually expanding to more units. The latest development shows that these devices are receiving April 2024 security patch updates in the US.

Notably, the update is live for the Verizon-locked versions of the Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy S20 FE with the firmware version numbers S711USQS3CXD2 and G781VSQSDHXD2. The April 2024 update brings some security-related enhancements for the devices. It is expected that unlocked units of these devices may also get the update in the next few days.

If you are a fan of the One UI features, don’t be too excited; the latest update for the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S23 FE doesn’t bring any significant features for the devices. But if you are one of those users who always worries about the security of personal data, then you should update your device to the latest version.

The April 2024 update offers the most recent security patch, incorporating numerous security improvements to safeguard your Galaxy device from various potentially harmful external threats. So, if you are concerned about your data, it is necessary to keep the device up to date.

Along with the security improvements, the update may also provide some extra improvements that will enhance the overall performance and stability of the devices. So, to take advantage, you can now update your device to the latest version.


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