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Verizon Galaxy Z Fold 5, Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Note 20 series get January 2024 Security patch in the US

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Samsung is swiftly rolling out the January 2024 security patch update for Galaxy devices, and now Verizon is also matching the timeline of the update and back-to-back rolling out the January 2024 security update for eligible Galaxy devices. Now the Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Note 20 series have started receiving the update.

As per information, these Galaxy devices have already received the update in the US, but it was limited to some carriers, which are now gradually expanding to new carriers, like Verizon, which rolled out the January 2024 security patch update.

Users who own the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers F946USQS1BWL7 and F731USQS1BWL7 respectively. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are getting the same update with the firmware version numbers F926USQS4HWL7 and F711USQS5HWL7, respectively. The Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra can identify the latest update by the build numbers N981USQS6HWL5 and N986USQS6HWL5, respectively.

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

For your information, the January 2024 security patch is the latest update for Galaxy devices. It doesn’t bring any new features or innovations for the devices, but it will bring you some new enhancements for all the new security enhancements for the devices.

For your information, the latest update will bring a total of 80 fixes that are addressed by Google and Samsung. Samsung, more specifically, has 75 fixes included by Google for addressing the issue of Android OS, while five more fixes are added by Samsung, which are exclusively for Galaxy devices.

So if you also want to strengthen the security of your devices, then you should keep them up to date with the latest version. To do that, you just need to go to the software update settings via system settings.


Are unlocked variants of these devices also receiving the January 2024 security patch?

From the above-mentioned devices, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and Galaxy Note 20 series devices have received the same update for the unlocked variants as well, but other devices will get the update in the coming days.

Is the Galaxy Note 20 series still eligible for more updates?

Yes, Galaxy Note 20 series devices are still eligible for some more security updates, but there will be no major update available for them.

Will I get some new features in this Udapate?

No, the January 2024 security patch doesn’t bring any new features for the device, but it may fix issues that cause the device to lag or slow down in performance.


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Samsung Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A53 receive June 2024 security patch in the US

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Samsung has started rolling out the June 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A53 devices in the US. These are the initial units of the device that are getting a new update, and it is expected that more units will start getting new updates in the next few days. 

Galaxy A54 and A53 get June 2024 update in the USA

Notably, the locked unit of the Galaxy A54 is getting a new update with the firmware version number A546USQS7CXF4. More specifically, the update for the smartphone is spotted on some networks, including T Mobile, MetroPCS, and Dish Wireless. However, it has not yet been released for the unlocked variants. It is expected to be available on more carriers in the next few days.

The Galaxy A53 grabbed the update in the US for both locked and unlocked variants. Users who own the locked variant can identify the latest update by the firmware version number, A536USQSAEXF2. As of now, the update has arrived on several networks, including T-Mobile and Dish Wireless, and is expected to be available in more countries. Meanwhile, the unlocked variant is getting a new update with the firmware version number A536U1UES9EXF2. 

For your information, the June 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy A54 and A53 doesn’t bring any significant features or changes for the devices, but it will provide some enhancements to the working of the devices. 

Along with this, if you are having any issues while using the device, the update may provide fixes to improve the experience of using the device in different conditions. The latest update may also improve the overall performance of the devices. 

If you are using the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A53 devices and live in the US, then you should start getting notifications about it. To install the latest update, you need to go to the software update menu via system settings. If you haven’t received the update yet, then you have to wait some more time.

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Samsung rolled out June 2024 security patch to the Galaxy A52s and Galaxy A42 in Europe

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In the last couple of months, Samsung hasn’t followed its traditional strategy to distribute the security patch to eligible devices rapidly because of the arrival of some significant updates, such as One UI 6.1. But now, with the June 2024 security path, the company is back on track to provide the update to most of the devices. Now the update has started reaching older devices, including the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A42.

Samsung has rolled out the June 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy A52s and Galaxy A42 smartphones with the firmware version numbers A528BXXS8GXEA and A426BXXS7DXF1, respectively. Don’t be too excited, as the update will not provide any significant changes for the device, but it will bring improvements to the security of the devices.

June 2024 update: What’s new?

The June 2024 security patch is the latest firmware, which will enhance the overall security of the devices. Going into details, the latest firmware includes 59 fixes, where Google has introduced 37 patches, while Samsung has also brought 22 more patches to exclusively improve the functioning of the Galaxy devices.

If you are using the Galaxy A52s and Galaxy A42 devices in Europe, then you can now update your device to the June 2024 security patch update by following these simple steps: First, open the system settings, then tap on the software update. Here, tap on the download and install option. If you find a new update, then tap on the download button.

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Samsung brings One UI 6.1 to Galaxy A25 in South Korea

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Earlier this week, Samsung introduced the One UI 6.1 update in the US. Now,  with the latest development, the company has started expanding the update to more countries, including South Korea. It is expected to be available to more units present in different regions in the next few days.

Notably, the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy A25 5G is coming with the firmware version number A256NKSU2BXE5. With the latest update, you will get a lot of new features and improvements to the existing functionalities, which will elevate the overall experience of the devices. It is worth noticing that the device is coming with an older security patch, i.e., a May 2024 security patch.

According to the official changelog, the upcoming update for the Galaxy will improve the overall performance of the device with different additions in many menus such as Gallery, Wallpaper, Quick ShareSamsung Find, Samsung Account, Reminder, and much more. If you want to explore the full changelog, you can check out this article.

Along with this, the update also brings enhancements for the Samsung Cloud and Passkey, which will increase your data safety. There are also some important additions to the Samsung Health Management system that will improve the exercise experience, daily activity goal options, and cycle recording. Similar to these, several new features (Galaxy AI is not included) have arrived for the device. If you want to explore the full changelog, you can check out this article.


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