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Galaxy Note 20, S21 FE, Fold 5, and Flip 5 getting January 2024 security patch

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Samsung is constantly rolling out the January 2024 security patch to eligible Galaxy devices. It has started the update session with its fourth-generation foldable smartphones, then expanded the update on a regular basis. Now, moving forward, it has started rolling out the update to five of the Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Fold 5, Galaxy Flip 5, and Galaxy S21 FE.

The January 2024 security update is the latest security patch for the Galaxy device. It doesn’t bring any new features for the device, but it comes with some new fixes that will enhance the overall security of the devices. Sometimes the update also brings some internal improvements for the devices, which can enhance the overall performance and stability of the devices.

The Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra have already received the update in several countries, and now they are spotted receiving it in the European and Latin American regions with firmware version numbers N980FXXS9HXA1 and N985FXXS9HXA1, respectively.

The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 are getting the update in Europe with firmware version numbers F946BXXS1BWL7 and F731BXXS1BWL7, respectively. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S21 FE also started getting a new update in Europe with the firmware version number G990BXXS6FWL5.

If you are also using these devices in the mentioned regions, then you are now able to update them to the latest software version. To do that, you just need to check the notification about the update availability, or you can also check the update manually by going to the software update menu through the system main settings.


  1. Will the January 2024 update also resolve issues regarding utility functions?

    Generally, the security patch does not include a particular resolution for issues except security, but sometimes it will bring some fixes.

  2. Is it necessary to update the Galaxy devices to the January 2024 security patch?

    It’s not always necessary, but if you want protection against external threats, then you should always keep it updated to the latest patch.

  3. When will the update be available on my device?

    The update has already been rolled out from the company’s server for the above-mentioned regions; however, it may take some time to reach every unit of the devices.


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Samsung Releases June 2024 Security Patch for Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 in the USA

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Last week, Verizon locked units of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 have already received the June 2024 security patch update in the US. Now the update is available on more carriers as well as the update is also available for the unlocked units.

Notably, with the latest development, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are spotted getting new updates with the firmware version numbers F926USQS6IXF2 and F711USQS7IXF2, respectively. The update is now live on T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Comcast, and Spectrum Mobile. In the latest update, you will not see any significant changes but a security patch. This update will improve the overall security of the devices.

Meanwhile, the unlocked units of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 can be verified via these firmware version numbers, F926U1UES6IXF1 and F711U1UES7IXF1, respectively.

In simple words, the June 2024 update is part of Google’s maintenance program, which aims to resolve issues regarding the vulnerability of device security. So if you want to stay protected against external threats, then you should always keep your device up-to-date.

Moreover, the update may also enhance the performance and stability of the device, so if you’re having any issues while using any functionality on your device, you should update your device to the latest version to get rid of those issues.

If you are using any unit of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Galaxy Z Flip 3 in the US, then you should start getting new update notifications, but if you don’t receive any new notifications, you can check the new update via system settings. 

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Galaxy A53 gets June 2024 security update in Europe

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Samsung has introduced the June 2024 security update to many Galaxy devices belonging to different series, including the Galaxy Z and Galaxy S series. Now that it has started rolling out the update for the Galaxy A series devices, the company has initiated the distribution of the Galaxy A53 devices.

The Galaxy A53 gets a June 2024 update in Europe

The Galaxy A53 has started getting a new update in Europe with the firmware version number A536BXXSAEXF1. According to the changelog, the latest update for the device will improve security. It means you will not get any significant changes for the device; it will only bring some new features for the device. 

Going into details, the update brings fixes for more than 50 security vulnerabilities found in the software since the last update. Here,  Google has applied 37 patches, and to the satisfaction of customers, Samsung has also added 22 more patches that improve the overall security of the devices.

However, sometimes the security updates also bring new changes to the software, which make improvements to the function and eradicate those issues. If you are using the device in Europe, then you should start receiving new updates, but if you haven’t received the update yet, then wait for some time until the update reaches your device.

For your information, the Galaxy A53 made its debut in the market back in 2022, and it came with Android 12 pre-installed. Later, it received two more major updates in the form of Android 13 and Android 14. Following the software update policy, the device will get one more security patch update. 

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Samsung pushed June 2024 security patch to its rugged Galaxy XCover7 and Galaxy XCover6 Pro

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Earlier, Samsung rolled out the June 2024 update to its popular devices; now the company is gradually expanding the update to less-known devices. Here we are talking about rugged smartphones, including the Galaxy XCover7 and Galaxy XCover6 Pro.

Notably, the XCover 7 and Galaxy XCover 6 Pro are getting new updates with the firmware version numbers G556BXXS4BXF1 and G736BXXS6EXF1, respectively.

With the latest update, the company is focused on providing security-related enhancements, so if you want to take advantage of new security, then you should update the device. The latest update of these devices is currently spotted in Europe, and it is expected that they will soon be available in more countries. 

According to the official documentation, the latest security patch update will provide nearly 60 patches. Going into the details, there are 37 patches added by Google, and along with this, Samsung adds 22 more patches to the devices.

Moreover, the update may also enhance the performance and stability of the device, so if you’re getting any issues while using any functionality on your device, then you should update your device to the latest version to get rid of those issues.

According to some reports, several users have faced problems after the OneUI 6.1 installation, so if you are also one of them, you should update your device to the latest version. 

To update your device to the latest version, you just need to go to the system settings, select the software update option, tap on the download and install button, and if a new update arrives, tap on the download button.

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