US Unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 getting January 2024 security update


Samsung has started rolling out the January 2024 security patch for its Galaxy devices. As the company doesn’t follow any specific pattern to update the devices, it has randomly rolled out the update to many devices. Now,  moving forward, the company has rolled out the update for Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 devices.

Notably, these devices have already grabbed the update on the locked variants. Now, the unlocked variants of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 are coming with the firmware version numbers F946U1UES1BWL7 and F926U1UES4HWL7, respectively. The January 2024 update is one of the standard security updates, which doesn’t bring any new features but will provide some internal functional enhancements for the devices.

Going into details, the January 2024 security patch is coming with a plethora of new fixes that are included by Google and Samsung. More specifically, there are 80 fixes introduced, of which 75 are introduced by Google to fix the bugs identified in the Android OS, and additionally, 5 more fixes are introduced by Samsung to strengthen the security of the Galaxy devices exclusively.

If you are also using the unlocked variants of Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 3, then you can now update them by going to the software update menu via main system settings.


Is January 2024 available on every carrier for Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 3?

If you are using the unlocked variants of these devices then the update will soon available for your devices. While locked Galaxy Z Fold 5 received the update on T-Mobile. MetroPCS, Comcast, Spectrum mobile and US Cellular, while Fold 3 is currently spotted on Metro PCS and T-Mobile.

Is this update related to One UI?

No, this is a regular security update which is given by Google to Android devices, however, there will be some bug fixes are also introduced by Samsung to bring some boost to the performance of the Galaxy devices.

What is the updated eligibility of these devices?

Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 come with a promise to get at least five years of software updates, where they will get four major updates. Therefore,  the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is eligible to get major updates up to Android 15, while the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will get updates up to Android 17.

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