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Samsung June 2021 Security Patch Details – New Fixes [One UI/Android]

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As always, Samsung launched the June 2021 One UI security patch before changing the calendar month, even ahead of the stock Android, commonly known as Google. The Galaxy S21 series was to first to grab the latest security patch, a week before this month.

Later on, the company expanded this latest security improvement package to more Galaxy devices from different segments and all of the latest and older (eligible) flagship phones have started getting it over the air in various smartphone markets.

Well, the most awaited Samsung June 2021 security bulletin has officially arrived, which includes dozens of new fixes for CVEs from Google and Samsung. At the same time, the company said that it has already fixed some exploits with the previous patches, while some are not applicable for Galaxy devices.

According to the official document, Samsung’s June 2021 security patch update brings fixes for 2 Critical (CVE-2021-0507, CVE-2021-0516), 27 High, and 5 Moderate levels of CVEs to Galaxy phones and tablets. While fixes for 9 new CVEs already included in previous updates and 4 not applicable to Samsung devices.

Samsung Android June 2021 Security Bulletin [New CVE Fixes]

Critical

CVE-2021-0507, CVE-2021-0516

High

CVE-2021-1891, CVE-2020-11284, CVE-2021-1905, CVE-2021-1915, CVE-2021-1927, CVE-2021-28663, CVE-2021-28664, CVE-2021-0495, CVE-2020-11279, CVE-2020-11273, CVE-2020-11274, CVE-2020-11285, CVE-2020-29661, CVE-2019-2219, CVE-2021-0511, CVE-2021-0521, CVE-2021-0508, CVE-2021-0509, CVE-2021-0510, CVE-2021-0520, CVE-2021-0505, CVE-2021-0506, CVE-2021-0523, CVE-2021-0504, CVE-2021-0517, CVE-2021-0522, CVE-2021-0304

Moderate

CVE-2021-1906, CVE-2021-0381, CVE-2020-0025, CVE-2021-0385, CVE-2021-0389

Already included in previous updates

CVE-2021-0492, CVE-2021-0491, CVE-2021-0493, CVE-2021-0494, CVE-2021-0497, CVE-2021-0498, CVE-2021-0489, CVE-2021-0490, CVE-2021-0496

Not applicable to Samsung devices

CVE-2021-0467, CVE-2020-11288, CVE-2020-11289, CVE-2021-1910

Samsung Android June 2021 Security Bulletin [New CVE Fixes]

Alongside Google patches, Samsung provides 19 SVE items in order to improve Galaxy device owners’ confidence in security. You can check the list below.

Note: Some of the SVE items may not be included in this package, in case these items were already included in a previous maintenance release.

  1. SVE-2021-20702 (CVE-2021-25410): Arbitrary file access vulnerability in CallBGProvider
  2. SVE-2021-20877 (CVE-2021-25413): Possible to access arbitrary content providers
  3. SVE-2021-20879 (CVE-2021-25414): Possible to theft or overwrite arbitrary files
  4. SVE-2021-21161 (CVE-2021-25407): Out of bounds write in Samsung NPU driver
  5. SVE-2021-20641 (CVE-2021-25417): Improper authorization in SDP SDK
  6. SVE-2021-20984 (CVE-2021-25412): Improper access control in genericssoservice service
  7. SVE-2021-20948 (CVE-2021-25409): Configure Notification settings without authorization
  8. SVE-2021-20178 (CVE-2021-25415): Possible remapping RKP memory as writable from EL1
  9. SVE-2021-20179 (CVE-2021-25416): Possible creating executable kernel page via abusing dynamic load functions
  10. SVE-2021-20176 (CVE-2021-25411): Vulnerable api in RKP allows attackers to write read-only kernel memory
  11. SVE-2021-21074 (CVE-2021-25408): Buffer overflow in Samsung NPU driver

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue 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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Samsung Canada: Galaxy Z Flip, A53/A52 and A71 will get One UI 5.0 on December 13

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Samsung One UI 5.0 Wallpaper and Style

Samsung One UI 5.0 is based on Android 13 operating system, which brings notable changes in the device’s usability and software appearance. Samsung’s custom Android skin introduces meaningful changes in the user interface alongside various new and useful features for your Galaxy.

So far, the company delivered its major firmware update to dozens of Galaxy devices globally. However, network carriers in Canada now revealed the One UI 5.0/Android 13 update release date for the Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A71 smartphones.

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According to the support pages of Fido and Telus, the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update will rollout for the Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A71 on December 13, 2022 in Canada. The new software will also carry a newer security patch for better device reliability.

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Fido/Telus One UI 5.0 Release –

  1. Galaxy A52 5G
  2. Galaxy A53 5G
  3. Galaxy Z Flip
  4. Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  5. Galaxy A71

Samsung One UI 5.0 Wallpaper and Style

All of the above-listed Galaxy devices have started to receive the Android 13 update in the international market. Canadian users have to wait a bit longer than the global variants due to additional testing and certification by the network provider.

Android 13 is the last major firmware update for the Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G and Galaxy A71 smartphone users. However, the Galaxy A52 will get Android 14 as well, while, the Galaxy A53 supports major upgrades up to Android 16 (One UI 8.0 tentative name).

How to update

Samsung consumers can check new software updates manually with a handful of simple steps. Firstly, visit your Galaxy device’s “System Settings,” once done, scroll down and tap the “Software update” tab, followed by the “Download and install” button.

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Samsung is rolling out the Android 13 update for Galaxy M13 [One UI 5.0]

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Samsung Galaxy M13

About 6 months back, Samsung introduced the Galaxy M13 and Galaxy M13 5G budget smartphones. The Galaxy M13 5G becomes the first entry-level phone, which is now installing the new Android 13-based One UI 5.0 firmware update.

Initially released in India, the Galaxy M13 5G’s Android 13 upgrade carries PDA version number M136BXXU2BVK3. In addition, it brings the new November 2022 Android security patch as part of enhancing the security and reliability of your Galaxy.

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Weirdly, the Galaxy M13’s latest firmware update packs a new Android and One UI operating system in a big 1.5GB package. However, the firmware doesn’t have a changelog, which appeared on all previous smartphones to showcase new features and changes.

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Samsung Galaxy M13 Android 13

What’s new with Android 13

Samsung’s new One UI 5.0 update brings Android 13 operating system to Galaxy devices. The new OS introduces better dynamic theming capabilities, themed app icons, a privacy dashboard and a handful of new privacy focussed feature along with security improvements.

On the flip side, the One UI 5 carries new visual effects, improved animations, text extract feature, the ability to disable RAM Plus, new wallpapers – Graphical/Colors, brand new stock apps icons, optimized user interface for better experiences and a lot more.

Samsung One UI 5.0 Features

How to update

Samsung consumers can check new software updates manually with a handful of simple steps. Firstly, visit your Galaxy device’s “System Settings,” once done, scroll down and tap the “Software update” tab, followed by the “Download and install” button.

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These 3rd party apps support Android 13 Themed Icons

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Android 13 Third party themed icons

Android 12 doesn’t but Android 13 does, see what. Although Google has released many features with Android 13 as well as improved the features of Android 12. The most eye-catching feature that makes your home screen look more beautiful is the Material You-themed icons.

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Material You or Dynamic Theming feature came with Android 12 and now it is improving with Android 13. Earlier, you could match the color of the icons of the apps to the theme of your mobile, did you ever notice that not all apps have themed colors? If you have not noticed this, then you can still watch it on your Android 12-based smartphone.

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Android 13 Third party themed icons

In Pixel smartphones, the themed app icon feature is limited to Google apps, similar to Samsung apps on Samsung devices. But now, Android 13 brings support for the themed app icons feature for 3rd party apps, i.e. many third-party apps will also be colored after enabling the feature.

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If you want to know which are the 3rd party apps that received the support of Material You themed app icons with Android 13, then you need not go anywhere, you can check the list of apps given below

Android 13 Material You themed icons support for third-party apps:

With Android 13, these apps now get Material You themed icon support.

  • 1Password 8
  • American Express
  • Anchor by Spotify
  • Battery Guru
  • Beeper
  • Brave Browser
  • Bitwarden
  • Bundled Notes
  • Bumble
  • Cafe Buddy
  • Cast My Radio
  • Castro
  • Cell Reader – New 
  • Citrix Workspace
  • Credit Karma
  • Cync by GE
  • Dashlane
  • Daybridge
  • Dolphin Emulator
  • Doordash
  • DuckDuckGo
  • Dynamic Wallpaper
  • eBay – New
  • Element Messenger
  • ESPN
  • Etsy
  • Exposure Calculator
  • Fastmail
  • Fotmob
  • Frameo
  • Genius Scan
  • Google Pixel Watch – New
  • Home Assistant – New
  • Infinity for Reddit
  • Instacart
  • Instacard
  • Inware
  • iOSXPC Wallpapers
  • Joey for Reddit
  • Joyn
  • Kanopy
  • LinkedIn
  • Lichess
  • Mastodon – New
  • MicCheck
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Monzo
  • Musicolet
  • MyFitnessPal
  • MyWallApp
  • Nextdoor
  • Offline Diary
  • Opera Browser (beta)
  • Opera GX
  • Pano Scrobbler
  • Pinterest
  • PixWallpapers
  • Pluma Browser
  • Pocket
  • Pocket Casts
  • Podcast Addict
  • PS Remote Play
  • Public
  • Reddit
  • Relay for Reddit
  • Repainter
  • Retro Music Player
  • RIF (Reddit)
  • Shazam
  • Shortcut Maker
  • Shortwave
  • Signal
  • Skit
  • Slack
  • Sleep As Android
  • Spotify
  • Swappa
  • Sync for RedditSymfonium
  • SimpliSafe – New
  • Talon for Twitter
  • Telegram
  • Telegram X
  • Twitch
  • Tusky for Mastodon – New
  • UDisc
  • URL Checker
  • Vivino
  • Vivaldi
  • VLC
  • WhatsApp
  • Wikipedia
  • Yandex Translate
  • Yaste Kodi Remote
  • Zalo
  • Zomato

Samsung Android 13 Coverage:

  1. Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 Eligible Devices
  2. One UI 5.0 Update Progress Report
  3. One UI 5.0 Beta – Registration Guide
  4. One UI 5.0 Beta – Rollback Guide
  5. One UI 5.0 Beta ROM – Download Link
  6. One UI 5.0 Features and Tweaks
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