Earlier today, Samsung officially announced the One UI 6, which indicates that the company may introduce a stable update anytime for Galaxy devices, starting with the Galaxy S23. However, the foldable devices are far behind because the company hasn’t introduced the beta program till now. But ahead of getting any major updates, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 have started getting a new October 2023 patch update.
Samsung brings a new update for both locked and unlocked variants
A few days ago, the October 2023 update was available for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5, but at that time it was limited to the Verizon network for locked variants. Now the update is being expanded to more carriers, including T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Spectrum Mobile, Xfinity (Comcast), and US Cellular. At the same time, it is also available for unlocked variants.
For the locked variants of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5, the new update is coming with firmware version numbers F946USQS1AWI3 and F731USQS1AWI3, respectively. While the unlocked variants of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 are the same, the new update is coming with the firmware version numbers F946U1UES1AWI3 and F731U1UES1AWI3, respectively.
What’s new with the October 2023 security patch?
The October 2023 security patch is the latest edition of this year’s security maintenance; it doesn’t bring any new features or novelties for the devices. But as a security patch, it includes more than 40 fixes that enhance the overall security of the devices. Along with this, the update will also bring some internal changes for the devices that will increase their performance and make them more stable.
If you are using the Galaxy Z Fold 5 or Z Flip 5 in the US, you should receive a notification of the availability of the update. Once you get the update, you can install it directly by tapping the notification, which will redirect you to the software update menu. Just click the download button, and it will start downloading and installing automatically.
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