Updated: Samsung is expanding the distribution of the August 2023 security patch update to encompass additional US carriers. The software update has been initiated for the carrier-locked of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 within the United States, featuring firmware version F731USQS1AWH3. Similarly, the carrier-locked variant of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 has undergone a recent update, now operating on firmware version F946USQS1AWH3. This update is accessible for users utilizing Metro PCS and T-Mobile networks.
Original Story – August 16th, 2023
Samsung introduced the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 with the latest One UI 5.1.1 preinstalled. The update features many new improvements and functions for the foldable; it ultimately gives more optimization to adjust the feature according to the large screen; it was available to enhance the functionalities of the devices; and now these devices receive new security enhancements.
The latest update brings the August 2023 security patch, which brings more than 85 fixes. Of these, 50 were introduced by Google to resolve the vulnerabilities related to the Android OS, and 35 were added by Samsung to eradicate the system loopholes on its Galaxy devices.
Verizon rolls out August 2023 security update for Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 in the USA
Notably, the latest update is available for the carrier-locked variants of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5; currently, the update is rolling out on the Verizon-affiliated devices. The latest update for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 comes with firmware versions F731USQS1AWH3 and F946USQS1AWH3, respectively. The update will be expanded to include unlocked variants in the next few days.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 last month. Both of the devices come with the latest One UI 5.1.1, which is based on Android 13. Samsung has committed to giving five years of software support to these devices. In these years, the company will push four major updates in the form of One UI and also give some minor updates that will come as security patches.
Users who own the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 devices affiliated with Verizon will soon get a notification regarding the availability of the update for their device. Once you get the notification, you can easily install it from your device’s main settings via the software update menu.
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