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Samsung May 2022 security update

In the fourth week of April, Samsung started releasing the newest May 2022 security patch, which includes several bugs and issue fixes for the Galaxy devices. However, the company has also released the contents of this new security patch as well as a revised software update distribution plan (AKA Scope page).

Everyone knows, that the global tech giant has several smartphone lineups including the Galaxy S, Note, Z, A, and M as well as different software support offerings – monthly, quarterly and biannual, accordingly. In just a single month, Samsung rolls out millions of new s/w updates such as security patches and Android + One UI upgrades.

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Samsung Galaxy Update

Starting in 2022, the company announced five years of regular security updates for all the Galaxy devices launched in/after 2021. Though, Samsung will offer only two new updates in the last/ year and will discontinue official support. (Read more)

Read more: Samsung Galaxy Five Years Security Maintenance Release

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You can see the revised Samsung software updates plan for Galaxy devices below.

Current Models for Monthly Security Updates

  • Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  • Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10+ 5G, Galaxy Note10 Lite, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy XCover4s, Galaxy Xcover FieldPro, Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover5

 

Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates

  • Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy Note9
  • Galaxy A40
  • Galaxy A01 Core, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy A02, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A22e 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A82 5G
  • Galaxy A03, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A03 core, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A13 5G, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A73 5G
  • Galaxy M01, Galaxy M21 2021, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M22, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M32 5G, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M62, Galaxy M23 5G, Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy F12, Galaxy F22, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy F52 5G, Galaxy F62
  • Galaxy Tab A7, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active3
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+, Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • W21 5G, W22 5G
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A50

 

Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates

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  • Galaxy S8 Lite
  • Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+, Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A9 (2018)
  • Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G
  • Galaxy A11, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A01, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy J4, Galaxy J6, Galaxy J6+, Galaxy J7 Duo, Galaxy J8
  • Galaxy M10, Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31
  • Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018), Galaxy Tab A 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)
  • Galaxy Tab S4, Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G
  • W20 5G

 

May 2022 Security Patch details

According to Samsung, the May 2022 Android security update brings fixes for 7 Critical, 23 High, and 3 Moderate levels of CVEs for better system stability. Along with this, the company disclosed that it has already fixed 7 vulnerabilities with previous updates, while 6 are not applicable on Galaxy devices.

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T-Mobile releases May 2022 security update for Samsung Galaxy Note 20 in the US

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Samsung is sending the May 2022 Android security patch update for the carrier-locked Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone customers in the US. Whereas, the carrier-unlocked models have already had their hand on the latest patch earlier this month itself.

Carrier-locked Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra May 2022 update comes with One UI build version N981USQS2FVE6 and N986USQS2FVE6 in the US, respectively. It is currently released for Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s network users and will soon be available for other customers.

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Further, the fresh software update aims at improving the security and stability of your device. Additionally, it helps in preventing your phone from bugs and viruses to further boost the device’s performance and maintain users’ experience.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

As per the new information, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 May 2022 update comes with multiple privacy and security-related issues and exploits. However, the official support page mentions fixes for 7 Critical, 23 High, and 3 Moderate levels of CVEs from Samsung and Google.

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As soon as your phone will get a new software update it will notify you. In case you have not received any notification or missed it, you can go to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install to check the update manually. Now follow the mentioned prompts to install it on your device.

Do note that this update procedure will not harm or move any of your data but do not forget to prepare a backup of your important files to just have extra safety measures. Also, do start downloading it when your phone has sufficient battery.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 gets May 2022 security update in Brazil

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Updates

Way back in February 2019, Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 flagships on the occasion of the 10th-anniversary of the Galaxy S-series. This range introduces various smartphones including the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10 5G.

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Pre-equipped with Android 9-based One UI 1.1, the Galaxy S10 series is eligible for at least three years of Android OS upgrades, courtesy of the new Samsung update policy 2020. Major updates aside, the entire Galaxy S10 series is also eligible for four years of regular security updates.

Below you can check all the major and minor updates of the Samsung Galaxy S10 series.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Updates

May 23, 2022

May 2022 security patch – Brazil

Samsung Galaxy S10 series smartphones are getting the May 2022 Android security patch update in Brazilian markets. It improves system security and stability alongside fixing various bugs and viruses.

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How to check?

  • If you want to check for the latest update manually, head to your device Settings tap on Software updates, and finally hit the Download and install button.

 


 

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May 16, 2022

May 2022 security patch – South Korea

Samsung is releasing the May 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G smartphone users in South Korea. The update comes with improved system security and stability and fixes for various bugs.

Additionally, it upgrades 13 stock apps in order to enhance the overall device performance. The updated versions are as follows:

  • Galaxy S10: G970NKSU6HVE1
  • Galaxy S10e: G973NKSU6HVE1
  • Galaxy S10+: G975NKSU6HVE1
  • Galaxy S10 5G: G977NKSU6HVE1

Smasung Galaxy S10 May 2022 update

 

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January 27, 2022

January 2022 patch with 8 app updatesUAE

Samsung has now expanded the January 2022 security patch to the Galaxy S10 series smartphone users in the United Arab Emirates.

Along with the latest security patches, the new Galaxy S10 OTA aims to update 8 stock applications for a better overall user experience.

These apps may be updated with January 2022 update on the Galaxy S10 series phone:

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  1. AutoDoodle
  2. Samsung Notes
  3. SmartThings
  4. Samsung Members
  5. Calculator
  6. Email
  7. Smart Switch
  8. Voice Recorder

Samsung Galaxy S10 January 2022 update


Previous Galaxy S10 Series Update

Tip: You can check the latest security patch content on the official Samsung security update page and eligibility on the scope page.

 

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January 24, 2022

Galaxy S10 Lite – January 2022 update

Samsung just released the January 2022 security patch to the Galaxy S10 Lite smartphone users through a new firmware update in Spain.

Identified via PDA build version – G770FXXS6FVA1, the new S10 Lite s/w update improves the applications as well as overall device stability. Read more here

 

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January 17, 2022

January 2022 update – Germany [Initial]

Samsung just seeded yet another software update with January 2022 patch for the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ smartphone users.

The update rollout is initially happening in a few European countries, mainly in Germany with firmware build version ending GVA4. Read more

 

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January 10, 2022

Android 12 One UI 4.0

Samsung started rolling out the stable One UI 4.0 update based on Android 12 to the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 5G, and Galaxy S10 Lite in various regions. Read more here

 

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December 11, 2021

November 2021 security patch by Verizon

Verizon started rolling out November 2021 security patch to the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ devices in the US through a new software update.

The firmware brings fixes for several bugs and CVEs/SVEs from Google and Samsung, plus includes additional enhancements from the network carrier.

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  • Software versions:
  • Changelog:
    • The current software update provides performance improvements and the most up-to-date November Android security patches on your device.


 

December 07, 2021

December 2021 security patch

Samsung pushed a new firmware update to the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ devices in Switzerland, which brings the latest December 2021 security patch.

The latest software update brings fixes for several CVEs and SVEs from Google and Samsung for the eligible Galaxy devices, providing a better user experience.

  • Firmware versions:
    • Galaxy S10e – G970FXXSEFUL1
    • Galaxy S10 – G973FXXSEFUL1
    • Galaxy S10 Plus – G975FXXSEFUL1

The update is rolling out in a staged manner, therefore, you might have to wait a bit longer to receive this software. However, the company will also start bringing the same treatment to S10 series phones in more regions.

 

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December 06, 2021

November 2021 security patch @ T-Mobile

The Galaxy S10 series devices are now grabbing a new firmware update based on One UI 3.1 on top of Android 11 OS. In the US, T-Mobile released the November 2021 security patch to the locked units for better system stability.

  • Firmware versions:
    • Galaxy S10e – G970USQU6GUJ3
    • Galaxy S10 – G973USQU6GUJ3
    • Galaxy S10 Plus – G975USQU6GUJ3

The update is rolling out in a staged manner, therefore, you might have to wait a bit longer to receive this software. However, other US carriers will also start sending the same treatment to their locked S10 series phones.

 

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October 25: October 2021 Security Patch Panama

The Galaxy S10 series smartphone users are now getting the October 2021 security patch update in Panama. [Source]


October 22: October 2021 Security Patch India

The Galaxy S10 series devices now receiving the October 2021 security update in India. However, the firmware versions of these releases are the same as the European variants. [Source]

Galaxy S10 Update October


October 19: October 2021 Security Patch

Samsung has begun releasing the latest software update to the Galaxy S10 series smartphone users. As expected, the update installs October 2021 Android and One UI patches for better system stability and security. Currently, the update is rolling out in several European countries. [Source]

  • Software versions:
    • Galaxy S10e – G970FXXSDFUI5
    • Galaxy S10 – G973FXXSDFUI5
    • Galaxy S10 Plus – G975FXXSDFUI5
    • Galaxy S10 5G – G977BXXSAFUI5
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 getting May 2022 security update in Canada

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Updates

Article first published on June 06, 2021

Last August, Samsung launched its last Note lineup, the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. At the Unpacked event, the company announced that all the Galaxy flagships launched with Android 9 or later will get three years of Android upgrade support!

Debuted with Android 10-based One UI 2.5, the Galaxy Note 20 range entered the Android 11/One UI 3 beta trial last October. In December 2020, Samsung released the stable One UI version 3.0 via a software update, followed by One UI 3.1 in February 2021.

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Although the Galaxy Note 20 series received its first Android OS upgrade in the form of Android 11, it is officially confirmed to get two more major updates up to Android 13. And Samsung also committed to delivering four years of regular security updates from the date of the device’s initial release.

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Here we will cover every major and minor software update that will arrive for the Galaxy Note 20 series flagships.

Stay tuned here: Samsung One UI 4.1 Update Tracker

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Updates

May 23

May 2022 security update – Canada

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Samsung is releasing the May 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra phones in Canada.

It fixes various privacy and security-related issues and exploits including 7 critical, 23 high, and 3 moderate levels of CVEs from Google and Samsung.

Software versions:

  • Galaxy Note 20 – N981USQS2FVE6
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986USQS2FVE6

 


 

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May 2022 security update – United Kingdom

Samsung has dispatched the May 2022 Android security patch update for the carrier-unlocked Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in the UK.

The update comes with improved system security and stability alongside fices for various bugs that slow down the device’s performance and affect users’ experience.

Software versions:

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  • Galaxy Note 20 – N981BXXS4FVD6
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986BXXS4FVD6

 


 

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March 18

One UI 4.1 rolling out in Europe

Samsung started releasing the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update to the Galaxy Note 20 series devices in Switzerland.

The update can be identified via PDA version numbers: N980FXXU3FVC5 and N985FXXU3FVC5 for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.

Exclusively introduced with Galaxy S22, the Google Duo Live Sharing feature is now reaching Galaxy Note 20 devices, thanks to One UI 4.1

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Other noteworthy features that Samsung One UI 4.1 is bringing to your device are Object eraser, Enhanced Quick Share, the Grammarly-Powered Keyboard, and many more.

 


 

January 05

Verizon rolling Android 12 update

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Major US carrier – Verizon started releasing the official One UI 4.0 update based on Android 12 OS to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 carrier-locked units in the US.

This update brings various new features to the consumers alongside privacy improvements as well as additional tools for a better user experience. Software versions are mentioned below:

 


December 28

Official One UI 4.0 rolling

Samsung just released the Android 12-based stable One UI 4.0 update to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones in various European countries. [Source]

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December 21

One UI 4.1 coming in February 2022

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A Samsung representative said that the One UI 4.1 update will be rolled out to the Galaxy S21 Ultra in February 2022. In addition to the Galaxy S21 series, the same treatment will be given to the Galaxy Note 20 series smartphones. Read more

 


 

December 16

One UI 4 Beta 4 – South Korea

Samsung just released the fourth One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in South Korea.

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The fourth One UI 4 Beta update solves the error that disappears the bubble icon while minimizing the KakaoTalk app’s window.

  • Software version: ZULB
  • Changelog
    • Minimize KakaoTalk window, bubble icon does not disappear
    • Fix booting into safe mode or entering recovery mode after update
    • Link does not open in some apps such as Instagram and Facebook
    • Kiwoom Securities app does not run

 


 

December 07

One UI 4 Beta 3 – South Korea, the US

Samsung started releasing a new One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy Note 20 series smartphone users. The third Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta update is currently rolling out for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Korean and US unlocked variants. [Source]

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  • Bugs that have been fixed
    • Fixed the issue of Fingerprint authentication in some apps
    • Fixed the issues that are no effective when choosing the items of Quick panel
    • Fixed data display errors about a volume monitor
    • Fixed the dimming issue about the brightness of the screen after rebooting
    • Fixed the issue of resets when the lockscreen is not resolved quickly
    • Fixed crashes on Galaxy Watch 4
    • Fixed the issue that battery runs out quickly
    • Improved disconnected operations about USB connection with Windows PC
    • Fixed minor issues

 


November 25

One UI 4 Beta 2, December 2021 security patch

Samsung rolling out the 2nd One UI 4 Beta update to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra models in the US, India and South Korea, which brings the most up-to-date security patch dated December 01, 2021, as well as some bug fixes.

Changelog

  • Fixed errors that don’t work at adaptive refresh 120Hz
  • Fixed Quick share icon errors
  • Fixed errors that don’t work at Samsung’s Clear View Display Cover
  • Improved the operations of phone frame rate
  • Improved operations while searching in messages app

 


 

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November 09, 2021

Samsung announced the One UI 4 Beta program based on Android 12 for the Galaxy Note 20 series in Europe. Accordingly, the company has already started rolling out the One UI 4 Beta 1 for the Galaxy Note 20 series devices in Europe. Read more

 


 

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November 03, 2021

Samsung released the November 2021 security patch for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in Europe and the US. Still, we are waiting for the Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta announcement that could happen this month.

 


 

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October 13, 2021

Samsung started sending the October 2021 security patch update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in several European countries. [Source]

 


 

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May 06, 2021

Samsung released Dual Recording camera mode for Galaxy Note 20 alongside May 2021 security patch in Korea. Read more here

 


 

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February 18, 2021

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 One UI 3.1 update brings new smart camera features and more. Read more here

 


 

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December 17, 2021

Samsung starts Android 11 One UI 3.0 global rollout for Galaxy Note 20. Read more here

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