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Galaxy Note 20 receives July 2023 security update in Europe

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In the third week of July 2023, Samsung is diligently rolling out the latest security updates for its devices. Given their track record of promptness, there’s hope that the company will maintain the same pace as last month.

Samsung has gained a reputation for its efficiency in delivering security patches, often arriving a week ahead of schedule in previous months. Currently, the updates are being distributed to the European units of Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, while those in the United States have already received the update for both locked and unlocked models.

The July 2023 security patch for the Galaxy Note 20 5G and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G can be identified by their firmware numbers: N981BXXS7HWG1 (SM-N981B) and N986BXXS7HWG1 (SM-N986B), respectively. Additionally, the LTE model of Galaxy Note 20 can expect the update with firmware version N980FXXS7HWG1 (SM-N980F).

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Primarily focused on security, this patch addresses more than 90 vulnerabilities that were present in the previous software version. However, users should not anticipate any new features or performance enhancements with this particular update.

For those who own the mentioned smartphones and want to check for updates manually, simply navigate to Settings -> Software Update -> Download and Install.


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Galaxy A53 gets June 2024 security update in Europe

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Samsung has introduced the June 2024 security update to many Galaxy devices belonging to different series, including the Galaxy Z and Galaxy S series. Now that it has started rolling out the update for the Galaxy A series devices, the company has initiated the distribution of the Galaxy A53 devices.

The Galaxy A53 gets a June 2024 update in Europe

The Galaxy A53 has started getting a new update in Europe with the firmware version number A536BXXSAEXF1. According to the changelog, the latest update for the device will improve security. It means you will not get any significant changes for the device; it will only bring some new features for the device. 

Going into details, the update brings fixes for more than 50 security vulnerabilities found in the software since the last update. Here,  Google has applied 37 patches, and to the satisfaction of customers, Samsung has also added 22 more patches that improve the overall security of the devices.

However, sometimes the security updates also bring new changes to the software, which make improvements to the function and eradicate those issues. If you are using the device in Europe, then you should start receiving new updates, but if you haven’t received the update yet, then wait for some time until the update reaches your device.

For your information, the Galaxy A53 made its debut in the market back in 2022, and it came with Android 12 pre-installed. Later, it received two more major updates in the form of Android 13 and Android 14. Following the software update policy, the device will get one more security patch update. 

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Samsung pushed June 2024 security patch to its rugged Galaxy XCover7 and Galaxy XCover6 Pro

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Earlier, Samsung rolled out the June 2024 update to its popular devices; now the company is gradually expanding the update to less-known devices. Here we are talking about rugged smartphones, including the Galaxy XCover7 and Galaxy XCover6 Pro.

Notably, the XCover 7 and Galaxy XCover 6 Pro are getting new updates with the firmware version numbers G556BXXS4BXF1 and G736BXXS6EXF1, respectively.

With the latest update, the company is focused on providing security-related enhancements, so if you want to take advantage of new security, then you should update the device. The latest update of these devices is currently spotted in Europe, and it is expected that they will soon be available in more countries. 

According to the official documentation, the latest security patch update will provide nearly 60 patches. Going into the details, there are 37 patches added by Google, and along with this, Samsung adds 22 more patches to the devices.

Moreover, the update may also enhance the performance and stability of the device, so if you’re getting any issues while using any functionality on your device, then you should update your device to the latest version to get rid of those issues.

According to some reports, several users have faced problems after the OneUI 6.1 installation, so if you are also one of them, you should update your device to the latest version. 

To update your device to the latest version, you just need to go to the system settings, select the software update option, tap on the download and install button, and if a new update arrives, tap on the download button.

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June 2024 Security update reaches to unlocked Galaxy S21 FE devices in the USA

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Samsung has started serving the June 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy S21 FE in the US. However, some locked units of these devices have already received the update, but now it’s time for unlocked variants.

Users who own the unlocked variant of the Galaxy S21 FE in the US can identify the latest update by the firmware version number G990U1UESBGXF1. Earlier, the update was live for the devices that are bound to Verizon’s locked network. Now, with the latest development, the unlocked units are getting new updates on several networks, including AT&T, Dish Wireless, Comcast, Xfinity Mobile, etc.

The June 2024 update is part of the Android security maintenance program run by Google. Under this program, Google frequently releases new security updates for the Android devices; however, the company doesn’t implement the update directly on all the devices, but it initially provides the update to the OEMs, where every manufacturer may make some changes and do some customizations, then distribute the update. Similarly,  Samsung has also made some changes to the June 2024 update and gave it to the Galaxy device to enhance its security.

If you are using the unlocked variant of the Galaxy S21 FE device in the US, then you should now start receiving notifications about the update, but if you haven’t received the notification yet, you can also check it manually via system settings.

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