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Samsung releases details of July 2023 Security Patches, solve over 90 vulnerabilities

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Samsung has already started the July 2023 update is already being distributed for some smartphones, making the latest fixes available in terms of security. The update first available for Galaxy S23, Galaxy S22, and Galaxy A53 5G devices. And it will soon expand other smartphones as well.

As usual, through the dedicated website, Samsung releases the details of the fixes that will be implemented on the devices that will receive the latest security patches available, those of July 2023.

Samsung July 2023 Security Update Details

As usual, the security update includes both fixes released directly by Google and other specifications for Galaxy devices: this month, it is specifically a total of 90 fixes, 52 released directly by Big G and 38 by Samsung.

Three of these fixes go to fix criticallevel vulnerabilities, while 56 fixes are related to vulnerabilities classified as high-level. Moreover, 0 is a moderatelevel, and one is not applicable to Samsung devices.

Samsung has addressed various security vulnerabilities (SVEs), including those related to manual package installation via ADB command, improper access control in the audio system, UWB chipset identifier, broadcast SMS configuration, Galaxy Themes Service, and more. Additionally, improper access control issues were discovered in Settings, and certain internal testing functions exhibited out-of-bounds write issues. These vulnerabilities could potentially enable hackers to execute malicious code.

If you would like to learn more about the security flaws resolved by Google in the July 2023 security patch for Android devices, please visit this page. Many of these vulnerabilities were found in devices running Android 11, Android 12, Android 12L, and Android 13. Some of the issues identified were specifically related to Qualcomm chips and components, Mali and PowerVR GPUs, as well as memory management.

The above, therefore, represents what we know about the latest monthly security update; as mentioned, the Korean company has already started the release of the update on some devices, which will be followed by all the others compatible over the next few weeks.

Current Models for Monthly Security Updates

  • 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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