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Verizon Deploys April 2024 Security Update to 16 Samsung Galaxy Flagships in the US

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Samsung started distributing the April 2024 security patch at the end of March, and then it expanded gradually to more devices. It has already distributed the update to many Galaxy devices, whether they belong to high-end or midrange Galaxy devices,but due to server limitations, the update is not reaching every region. Now, with the latest development, Verizon has started rolling out the latest security patch to several Galaxy devices.

Verizon has made the April 2024 security patch update live for several Galaxy devices that are bound to its network. This includes the Galaxy S23Galaxy S22Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S21 FE (2022), Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Fold 3Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Galaxy A54 5G.

Verizon locked Galaxy devices getting the April 2024 update with these firmware numbers

  1. Galaxy Z Fold 3: F926USQS5HXD1
  2. Galaxy Z Flip 3: F711USQS6HXD1
  3. Galaxy S23: S911USQS2CXCN
  4. Galaxy S23+: S916USQS2CXCN
  5. Galaxy S23 Ultra: S918USQS2CXCN
  6. Galaxy S22: S901USQS4DXD1
  7. Galaxy S22+: S906USQS4DXD1
  8. Galaxy S22 Ultra: S908USQS4DXD1
  9. Galaxy S21: G991USQSAFXD1
  10. Galaxy S21+: G996USQSAFXD1
  11. Galaxy S21 Ultra: G998USQSAFXD1
  12. Galaxy S21 FE – G990U2SQS8FXD1
  13. Galaxy S21 FE (2022): G990U2SQS8FXD1
  14. Galaxy Note 20: N981USQS6HXD1
  15. Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: N986USQS6HXD1
  16. Galaxy A54 5G: A546 SQS6BXD1

For your information, the update has been spotted on the Verizon network, but it is expected that the update will be available on more carriers in the next few days. If you are using any of the devices mentioned in the above list, then you should start getting new update notifications. If you haven’t received it yet, you can also check it manually in your system settings.

It is worth noticing that the April 2024 update doesn’t bring any new features or innovations for the devices, but it will provide some enhancements under the settings, so you will get protection against external threats on the internet.


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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series received the May 2024 security update

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After introducing the May 2024 security patch to the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2022), Samsung has now rolled out the update for the latest flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S9 series. The update was spotted in Europe.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 getting a May 2024 security patch in Europe

Users who own the Galaxy Tab S9, Galaxy Tab S9+, and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers X716BXXS3BXE3, X816BXXS3BXE3, and X916BXXS3BXE3, respectively. The update is currently spotted in Europe for the cellular variants, and it is expected that Wi-Fi variants will get the same update in the next few days. According to the official changelog, the update doesn’t bring any visual changes, but it will fix some internal issues. 

According to the official documentation, the latest update will provide more than 50 foxes, whereas as usual, Google and Samsung have both actively added patches to improve the overall performance of Galaxy devices against security flaws.

Moreover, recently these devices have grabbed the One UI 6.1 update, so if you are getting any issues after installing the update, then you should update the device to the latest version as it may improve the working of the devices.

If you are using the Galaxy Tab S9 device in Europe, then you can now take advantage of the new software by going to the software update menu from the system settings. 

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Samsung One UI May 2024 security Patch released for these Galaxy devices so far

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Since the start of the month, Samsung has been busy providing the One UI 6.1 update to eligible Galaxy devices, so it has delayed providing the May 2024 security patch to them. However, it still successfully started rolling out the update for the Galaxy S24 series, and then it expanded the update to more devices. 

The May 2024 security patch update for Galaxy devices doesn’t bring any significant changes for the devices, but it will provide some enhancements for the security of the devices. According to the official documentation, the latest patch has brought more than 50 fixes. More specifically, Google has introduced 31 patches that enhance the functioning of the Android system, and along with this, there are 25 extra patches included by Samsung that address the issues found in the last update.

Moreover, the May 2024 update is part of a monthly security patch program run by Google, which only aims to make the device capable against the different types of cyber scams that may steal personal data, so if you are conscious of your data, then you should keep your device up to date with the latest version.

The list of Galaxy devices that received the May 2024 security patch till now


Note: As Samsung is gradually rolling out the update, the listed devices have not received the update in every country, but it is expected to expand the update to all the devices soon.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite supports LTE TDD band with Europe May 2024 update in Europe

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is the first tablet that initially got the May 2024 security patch among all tablets. However, with the latest update, the device will not get any new features, but it will surely provide enhancements for the security and network connectivity of the device.

The May 2024 security patch for the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is coming with the firmware version number P619XXU6CXE2. The update is currently spotted in Europe, and it is expected that the company will provide the update in more countries. Don’t confuse it with a new one; the update is available for the 2022 edition device.

It is worth noticing that Samsung has also brought regional LTE TDD support. With this band support, the device will be capable of catching 4G networks with more stability. However, it is important to note that if you purchased the device from Germany, you will not be able to receive LTE TDD signals in other countries, including Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic.

Apart from the 4G enhancement, there has been no significant change for the devices; however, if you are facing any other issues while using the device functionalities, then you should try the latest update as it may improve the overall functionality of the devices.

To install the latest update on your device, follow some simple steps: First, go to the system settings, then select the software update menu. Here you will see the option “download and install.” When you tap on it, start searching for the update, and if it says a new update is available, then tap on the download button. 

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