Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 device owners are getting the latest April 2022 Android security patch update. It’s currently released for the unlocked models in the US while the other region users are expected to grab it very soon.
This update comes improves the security and stability of your device’s system as well as protects it from bugs and viruses. On the other hand, Samsung’s April 2022 security patch update fixes 88 privacy and security vulnerabilities from Google and Samsung, such as 27 high and 18 moderate levels of CVEs.
These vulnerabilities are released to improper access controls in S Secure, Samsung Contacts app, Knox Manage, StroageManager, StroageManagerService, One UI Home, Samsung DeX Home, and more. Additionally, it includes the ‘Dirty Pipe’ vulnerability that can leave the door open for hackers on devices running Android 12 and a newer kernel version (5.8 or higher).
Aside from these, the official changelog for the update doesn’t mention any new features or major changes. You might notice some minor changes and improvements after you install the latest security patch update on your device.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 April 2022 update comes with One UI build version F711U1TBS2CVC9. While the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 April 2022 update can be identified via the firmware version F926U1UES1CVC9.
How to download manually:
Make sure that you backup your important data, so you won’t lose any important files. Although the upgrade procedure won’t replace or remove any of the corresponding data from your smartphone, it’s recommended to do so for extra safety measures.
To download the Samsung Galaxy Z fold 3, Z Flip 3 April 2022 update, navigate to the Settings of your phone. Now click on Software update and tap Download and install. Your device will check for available updates and if available, click Download now.
After successful download, choose Install now or Schedule install according to your preferences. Once, installed the phone will reboot and start initial apps optimizations.
Samsung Galaxy A03s, M11 grabbing November 2023 security update
The fresh software brings system security improvements, stability optimization, functional enhancement, and bug fixes to deliver a better performance. The latest patch fixes 48 CVEs related to the Android operating system, 15 SVEs related to One UI software, and 2 CVEs related to Samsung.
- Galaxy M11 – M115FXXS5CWK3
- Galaxy A03s – A037FXXS5CWK3
Users 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.
Verizon releases One UI 6.0 with Android 14 update to Galaxy S21 in the US
In an exciting development, Verizon started to release Android 14 and One UI 6.0 update to the Galaxy S21 family in the US. The major firmware also installs the November 2023 Android patches, as part of enhancing system security and stability.
Verizon-locked Galaxy S21 lineup’s Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update can be identified via the PDA build version ending with FWK5. The carrier’s support page reads “This software update includes the latest Android OS 14 (U) and One UI 6.0, with improvements for user experience and performance.”
The Quick Settings layout has been updated to enhance usability. Talking about the Weather Widget, a new weather widget was added to provide weather forecasts and insights. You can now check the local weather on a map without adding a current location.
It also adds a Bixby text call button to easily switch to text calling. Bixby Text call must be first enabled in Call settings. In the Camera department, the One UI 6.0 brings a separate picture resolution button in the Camera quick settings menu. Now you can easily change picture resolution by tapping the 12M button.
Additionally, there’s a new separate video size button in the Video Quick settings menu. Select Video mode and tap the FHD 30 button at the top to show more options. Moreover, Samsung’s Android 14 release has a Custom camera widget to quickly launch the Camera with your saved settings.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra One UI Software Update Tracker
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is eligible for new software update until February 2028. Within its five-year software update lifespan, the Galaxy S23 Ultra will receive several new security patches, and feature drops as well as a total of 4 Android upgrades by Samsung.
The company listed the Galaxy S23 Ultra along with the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus for new software updates every month. This means, your device will get the latest Android patches every month until February 2027 (at least four years).
S23 Ultra Software — Current Status
- [Stable] Android & One UI — Android 14 & One UI 6.0 | US Carriers
- [Next UI] Android & One UI — Android 14 & One UI 6.1
- [One UI] Security Patch — November 2023
- [Android] Google Play System — October 2023
Future Software Update [Expected]
Samsung will provide a total of four major OS upgrades and five years of security patches.
- One UI 6.1, powered by Android 14 – February 2024
- November 2023 Android security patch — Rolling out to Public
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