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Carrier-unlocked Galaxy S21 gets June 2023 security update in the US

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Samsung has rolled out the June 2023 security update for the Galaxy S21 series. If we talk about the changelog, the update doesn’t bring any significant feature or change for the devices, but having a new security patch aims to strengthen the device’s security.

The latest security update is currently rolling out in the US. Notably, it is currently limited to unlocked variants. Users who own Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra can identify the latest update by the firmware version number G991U1UES7EWE1, G996U1UES7EWE1, and G998U1UES7EWE1 respectively. It is now available in almost all of the carriers.

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Whenever the update is available for your device, you will be notified through a system alert message; once you receive it, then you can download it by tapping on it, and it will navigate you to the software update menu. Then you can easily update it by tapping on the download now button.

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As said earlier, the June 2023 update comes with security-related patches; this patch contains over 60 fixes which brings improvements to the software for the devices, which ultimately got the updated security codes so it can easily fight against attackers who use different types of malware. 

The Galaxy S21 was released back in 2021; it came with Android 11; later, it received two more major updates, and now it is running on the Android 13-based One UI 5.1 update. Earlier, the device was only eligible for three Android updates, but later with the new policy, Samsung expanded the eligibility to one more update, which means the device will get major updates up to Android 15.


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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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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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