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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ gets monthly security patch against its update schedule

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Previously, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ dropped to get security updates quarterly, but it looks like the company has forgotten its update schedule or wants to become a leader as an after-sales update provider. Both of these devices got the September security patch last month and again getting a new update this month.

Samsung Galaxy S8 series getting a new software update that comes with the latest security patch released in October 2020. The update comes with a software version of G950FXXSBDTJ1 and G955FXXSBDTJ1 for Galaxy S8 and S8+ respectively.

This update is currently rolling out in Germany and we expect that the update should be available in other markets in the coming days/weeks. The changelog doesn’t mention any new features except the security patch.

Galaxy S8 series is the older flagship series smartphones of the company. They were launched with Android 7 and currently running on Android 9 Pie based One UI 1.1. Adding to this, Samsung is likely to reveal the latest One UI 3.0 update in the coming weeks/months but this series will not get a chance to experience the new One UI.

How to check for updates manually:

  1. Tap Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.
  2. Wait for the device to check for updates.
  3. Tap OK > Start.
  4. When the restart message appears, tap OK.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Galaxy S24 series gets July 2024 update in Brazil, awaited for Indian models

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Samsung Galaxy S24 july 2024 update Brazil

Samsung has pushed the July 2024 security update for the Galaxy S24 series in Brazil. This update installs the latest Android security patch to make your smartphone more stable, secure, and reliable.

July 2024 security update is rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Ultra smartphones in Brazil with One UI builds S921BXXS3AXFC, S926BXXS3AXFC, and S928BXXS3AXFC respectively. The installation package size of this update is around 533.29MB.

The fresh security patch for Galaxy S24 models is already available in Europe, South Korea, Australia, and the US. The company is releasing it in Brazil, however, users in India are still waiting for this update.

The Korean tech giant is releasing the latest software update with system security improvements to keep your files and data safe on your phone. It also optimizes system stability to offer you uninterrupted and seamless functionality on your device.

July 2024 patch brings fixes over 55 issues mainly related to components like One UI Home, System UI, Secure Folder, and more, further enhancing device security. The update improves overall performance for a better experience.

Users are advised to check for the availability of the July 2024 security update by navigating to the Settings app >> Software Update >>> Download and install option on their Samsung smartphones. The company will soon make this update available for all models.

Aside from this, Samsung is working on a major software update based on One 6.1, which will be similar to One UI 6.1.1. This major update brings new features and enhancements along with improved Galaxy AI functions to provide an intuitive experience.

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Samsung releases Galaxy A54 July 2024 update in the US

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Samsung has pushed the July 2024 security update for Galaxy A54 5G in the US. The update is available for both carrier-locked and unlocked models of this smartphone. However, this update is already out for users in Korea and US Trackfone network carrier.

July 2024 security update for the Samsung Galaxy A54 smartphone in the US can be identified through the One UI build version mentioned below.

  • Locked: A546USQS8CXG2
  • Unlocked: A546U1UES8CXG2

The installation package size of this update is around 280MB. This update enhances the security and stability of the Galaxy A54 smartphone by fixing a bunch of issues. These issues are mainly related to One UI Home, System UI, and Secure Folder, further improving device security.

Notably, the patch fixes 4 critical and 21 high-level vulnerabilities in Android and 33 SVEs from Samsung. In addition, the update improves some functions and enhances performance.

If you have received the notification of the update then install it now to get a bug-free experience. You can also check the update by visiting the Settings app on your smartphone and opening the Software Update section.

Now, click on the Download and install option. If any update is available, you can follow the on-screen instructions to install the update on your Galaxy smartphone.

July 2024 update for Galaxy A54, A52s live in more countries

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Exynos Galaxy S21 FE models grab July 2024 update in India

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Samsung is making the July 2024 security update available for Exynos variants of Galaxy S21 FE in India, following the Snapdragon variants. Users can identify the update through One UI build version G990EXXSAFXG1.

The fresh update improves system security and stability to enhance the overall performance. It protects against security threats by incorporating the latest security patches for Android. Also, it improves some functions to provide a better user experience.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Exynos model users will have to download a 274.81MB package to install the July 2024 security update in India. The update is based on One UI 6.1 and Android 14.

To install the update, users should navigate to the Software Update section found within the device’s Settings. They can select ‘Download and install’ from there to initiate the update process.

July 2024 Security Patch Details

July 2024 update contains the Security Maintenance Release (SMR), combining patches from Google and Samsung. Google addresses 4 critical and 21 high-level vulnerabilities in Android.

Samsung has also addressed 33 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) related to components like One UI Home, System UI, Secure Folder, and more, further enhancing device security.

Facing a Green line issue?

Samsung India is offering free display replacement if your S21 FE display has a green line. If you own a Galaxy S21 series including Galaxy S21 FE and are frustrated with a green line, you can change the display free of cost.

The company has proposed a free display replacement policy for affected Galaxy S21 models purchased within the last three years. This offer is valid for devices experiencing the green line issue until September 30, 2024.

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