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Samsung releases July 2023 update for carrier-locked Galaxy Note 20, Fold2, Fold 4, Flip 4, and Galaxy S22 in the US

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A couple of days ago, the Korean Giant released the new Android July 2023 patch firmware. This update aims to improve its devices’ security by implementing the latest security patches.

After ushering in the release cycle on the 2023 and 2022 flagships, the virtuous South Korean giant has begun to spread the update on Note devices and now also on the flagships and fold-tables of previous generations.

Verizon released July 2023 patch for Samsung Galaxy S22, Fold 4, Flip 4, and Fold 2

Following the release of the July update, Samsung wasted no time emphasizing its software support’s speed and reliability. The company provided a comprehensive overview of the update, which was specifically designed to enhance the security of their devices by addressing 90 critical issues.

In the last few hours, the US carrier Verizon has started the release of new security patches for six other smartphones no longer of the first hair: specifically, they are the 2022 Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra flagships, the 2022 Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4 clamshell folding and the 2020’s flagship foldable Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G smartphone.

Below are the firmware codes that bring the new security patches and the countries from which the rollout is starting on the aforementioned smartphones:

  • Galaxy S22 – S901USQS3CWF2
  • Galaxy S22+ – S906USQS3CWF2
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra – S908USQS3CWF2 (as with the other two S22s, it is already in distribution from some US carrier-locked and unlocked)
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 – F936USQS3CWF2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 – F721USQS3CWF2
  • Galaxy Z Fold2 5G – F916USQS3JWF3

Carrier-locked Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, and Fold 2 receive July 2023 update in the US

Unlike the smartphones mentioned above, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, and Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G flagship of 2020 from the South Korean giant is now receiving a new update that brings July 2023 security patches to these devices.

The firmware in distribution, starting with some US carriers, is marked with the code N98*USQS4HWF5 for US Celluar Galaxy Note 20 units and F916USQS3JWF3 for Galaxy Z Fold2 5G locked by T-Mobile & Sprint carriers.

How to update Galaxy series smartphones

To check the availability of the update and possibly proceed with download and installation on the various Samsung Galaxy S22Galaxy S22+Galaxy S22 UltraGalaxy Z Fold 4Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and Galaxy Z Fold 2, follow the path “Settings > Software Update” and, in the case of reporting the update, tap on “Download and Install”.

Do not worry if the update is not reported to you: the distribution proceeds gradually, starting from the countries indicated above, and will reach all devices within a few weeks.

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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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