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Samsung Galaxy S20 July 2023 Security Update Expanding in Asia, Europe, and Latin America

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Updated: Samsung is expanding the availability of the July security patch for the Galaxy S20 Series to more regions. Latin America is receiving the latest software update for the LTE versions of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+, which will have firmware versions G98*FXXUHHWF1 and G98*FXXSIHWF7, respectively. Additionally, the 5G versions of the Galaxy S20 series in Latin America are also receiving the new update, which will carry firmware version G98*BXXSIHWF7. Meanwhile, in Asia, the 5G variants of the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra are being updated with firmware version G98*BXXSIHWF6.

Original Story – July 15th, 2023

At the beginning of the month, Samsung started rolling out the July 2023 security patch for its flagships, the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S22 series. And after that, the Galaxy S21 series joined the party. Now firmware has joined hands with his three-year-old brother.

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra July 2023 Security Update in Europe

Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra have started receiving the Android July 2023 security patch in the European markets, including Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

The update is available for both LTE and 5G models, where G98*FXXSIHWF6 build for Galaxy S20 LTE (G980F) & Galaxy S20 Plus LTE (G985F). And the 5G models of Galaxy S20 Series (S20, S20+, S20 Ultra) are receiving the update on G98*BXXSIHWF6.

The July 2023 security patch brings several enhancements to the device. Primarily, it focuses on improving performance and stability. Additionally, it addresses various vulnerabilities that have been detected, with a total of over 90 issues fixed. Among these, 52 vulnerabilities are related to Google, while 38 are specific to Samsung.

Samsung will first update these devices with One UI 6.0 & Android 14

If you are a user of Galaxy S20 Series and wish to determine whether the July patch is available for your device, simply navigate to Settings, select Software Update, and check for its availability. Once it is released, you will be able to locate and install it from there.


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Galaxy A33 receives One UI 6.1 update in India

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Samsung is working hard to provide the One UI 6.1 update to all the eligible devices. However,  this time, due to some advanced features, the company has taken time to expand the update to eligible devices. In the first phase, it rolled out the update to the latest flagship device, then in phase two, it distributed the update to older flagship devices. Now, it has started rolling out the update to midrange and budget-friendly devices. Now, moving forward, the Galaxy A33 has started getting the One UI 6.1 update.

One UI 6.1 for Galaxy A33 in India

Notably, the Galaxy A33 5G has already received the One UI 6.1 update in several regions, including Europe, Singapore, and South Korea. Now,  moving forward, the device is starting to get the update in India with the firmware version number A336EDXU8EXDD. The update is coming with a massive software package of 2 GB. It is obvious because with this update, you will get a lot of new features and enhancements.

One UI 6.1 brings new features for Galaxy A33 5G

The One UI 6.1 is the latest update, which will allow users to take advantage of several features in more new ways. The update is coming with a lot of new features that will improve the functioning of the devices by adding some innovative changes for editing the images, like new AI recommendations for enhancing the photos and videos with new suggestions. You can copy and paste the images easily. 

Along with this, there are some new customization options introduced for Galaxy users, which include new wallpaper editing features, widgets, alarm alerts, personalized calendars, reminder alerts, and reorder modes. It also improved some features to make your device stronger. For more information, you can visit this link. If you want to try all the features, then you must update the device to the latest version. To do that, simply go to the software update menu via system settings.

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Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy A33 5G gets May 2024 security patch in Europe

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Samsung has rolled out the May 2024 security patch for the Galaxy A33 5G and Galaxy S20 FE in Europe; however, these devices have already received the update in different regions, which doesn’t have any significant changes for the device, but if you are conscious of the security, you should update the device to the latest version.

The Galaxy S20 FE 5G and Galaxy A33 5G are getting May 2024 security patch updates with the firmware version numbers G781BXXSBHXE5 and A336BXXS9EXE2, respectively. Meanwhile, the 4G variant of the Galaxy S20 FE has the firmware version number G780FXXSHFXE5. 

May 2024 security patch update 

The May 2024 security patch update for the device will not provide any visible change for your device, but it will ensure that you will get better protection on your device from external threats that may harm your device’s data through some vulnerabilities. So to prepare it for functioning better, you should try to update your device to the latest update as soon as it is available for you.

All the new software updates for Galaxy devices come through OTA, so to check for availability, you just need to go to the software update menu in the system settings. Alternatively, if a notification arrives on your smartphone about the new software, you can also go directly to the download section by tapping on it.

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Verizon Galaxy A14 5G gets One UI 6.1 in the USA

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Samsung launched the Galaxy A14 5G smartphone back in 2023; it was a budget-friendly smartphone. With the latest development, the company has introduced its successor, the Galaxy A15; however, to introduce some new functionalities to older devices, the company has already started rolling out the One UI 6.1 update for the device.

Carrier-locked Galaxy A14 5G gets the One UI 6.1 update in the US

Samsung has already introduced the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy A14 5G devices, but it was limited to Asian regions. Now it has rolled out the update for the locked variant in the US. However, currently the update is spotted for the Verizon network. Users can identify the update by the firmware version number A146USQU7DXE1. It is worth noticing that the update is using the April 2024 security patch.

One UI 6.1 update: what’s new? 

With the latest One UI 6.1 update, the Galaxy A14 5G user will get several new useful features and tenants under the existing functionality. For instance, the update has brought a new battery protection feature that allows you to set the limit for changing that prevents overcharging. Now that you can customize alarms with the ability to change the backgrounds, it also brings sharing functionality for Samsung accounts. Similar to these, there are many new features that will give you a fresh feel when using the device.

Availability and installation

The Galaxy A14 5G is getting the One UI 6.1 update in the US, and as of today, the Verizon units of the device are getting a new update and will be available on more carriers in the coming days. If you also want to take advantage, you can try the latest update by going to the software update via system settings manually.

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