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Samsung July 2022 security update releasing for Galaxy S20 in India

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Update

On February 11, 2020, Samsung launched its new Galaxy S flagship series, consisting of three handsets – Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20. These devices came with Android 10-based One UI 2.1 out of the box and become the first to get the Android 11 Beta and Stable update last year.

Last month, Samsung upgraded the Galaxy S20 series devices to the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 operating system. Apart from big software updates, these devices are also eligible for new security patch updates on a monthly basis until 2024, thanks to the new Samsung update policy.

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July 19, 2022

Samsung is expanding the July 2022 Android security patch update in India. The update comes with improvements for system security and stability while fixing the common issues that affect users’ experience.

The update holds the One UI build version G980BXXSEFVF4, G985BXXSEFVF4, and G988BXXSEFVF4 for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra respectively.

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June 30, 2022

The carrier-unlocked models of the Samsung Galaxy S20 trio is getting the June 2022 Android security patch update in the US.

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The update comes with 60 privacy and security-realted issues and exploits to improve the overall device’s performance and maintain users’ experience.

You can identify it through One UI build version G980U1UES2FVE5, G985U1UES2FVE5, and G988U1UES2FVE5 for S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra in the US.

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

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June 29, 2022

The Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone users are now receiving the June 2022 Android security patch update in the Indian market.

The update installs June 2022 patch with fixes for over 60 bugs and issues in order to provide you with a better overall user experience and stable software system.

 


 

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June 27, 2022

Samsung Galaxy S20 carrier-locked models are getting June 2022 security update in the US. It improves system security by installing the latest patch.

The latest update fixes a bunch of privacy and security-related issues and exploits in order to enhance the overall device’s performance.

Updated Software Version

  • Galaxy S20 – G980USQU2FV1
  • Galaxy S20+ – G985USQU2FV1
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra – G988USQU2FV1

 


 

June 21, 2022

Samsung is releasing the June 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone users in India.

This update installs improvements for system security and stability alongside boosting the overall device’s performance to provide users with seamless performance.

Software versions:

  • Galaxy S20 – G980FXXSEFVE6
  • Galaxy S20+ – G985BXXUEFVDB
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra – G988BXXUEFVDB

 


 

May 26, 2022

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Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra smartphone owners are getting the May 2022 Android security patch update in UAE. This update upgrades 9 stock apps to boost the phone’s performance in every aspect.

Additionally, the update also aims at improving the security and stability of the system to main the users’ experience.

Software versions:

  • Galaxy S20 – G981BXXUEFVDB
  • Galaxy S20+ – G986BXXUEFVDB
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra – G988BXXUEFVDB


 

May 04, 2022

May 2022 security patch – Europe

Samsung May 2022 Android security patch update is rolling out to the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra smartphone users in Germany. It comes with 7 Critical, 23 High, and 3 Moderate levels of CVEs to boost the overall device functionality.

Update versions:

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  • Galaxy S20 – G981BXXUEFVDB
  • Galaxy S20+ – G986BXXUEFVDB
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra – G988BXXUEFVDB

May 02, 2022

April 2022 security patch – Brazil, Europe, and India

Samsung Galaxy S20 April 2022 security update is rolling out in Brazil and Europe. This update comes with better system security and stability alongside bringing fixes for 88 privacy-related vulnerabilities to enhance the overall device performance. Read the full story here.

Along with this, the company is also releasing April 2022 security update for Galaxy S20 LTE in India. It carries the One UI build version G985FXXSDFVC9. Read more here.


 

March 06, 2022

February 2022 security patch – US [Carrier Locked]

Samsung is now expanding its February 2022 security patch to the carrier-locked Galaxy S20 series smartphone in the US.

Identified via PDA release number EVB3, the update enhances overall system security and stability. It might also bring new updates to stock applications.

The update is rolling out by various carriers including AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular South, Comcast, Sprint, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile.


February 21, 2022

February 2022 security patch – US

Samsung is now expanding its February 2022 security patch update to more Galaxy S20 series smartphone users in the US.

In the latest development, the company has started to rollout the February 2022 security patches to the T-Mobile and Sprint carrier-branded Galaxy S20 units in the US.

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  • Galaxy S20 – G981USQS2EVB3
  • Galaxy S20+ – G986USQS2EVB3
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra – G988USQS2EVB3

 


 

January 30, 2022

February 2022 security patch – India

Samsung started rolling out the February 2022 security patch to the Galaxy S20 series smartphone models in the Indian market.

A Galaxy S20+ owner confirmed the arrival of the February 2022 security patch by sharing the screenshot after installing the latest OTA.

  • Galaxy S20
    • G980FXXUDEVA9
  • Galaxy S20+
      • G985FXXUDEVA9
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
      • G988BXXUDEVA9

 


 

November 08

November 2021 Security Patch – India

The Galaxy S20 series smartphones now receiving the November 2021 security patch in India through new firmware updates. This update brings fixes for a lot of CVEs and SVEs from Google and Samsung.

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Software Versions

  • Galaxy S20 – G980FXXSCDUJ5
  • Galaxy S20 Plus – G985FXXSCDUJ5
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra – G988BXXSCDUJ5


 

October 31

November 2021 Security Patch – GermanySamsung is already rolling out the November 2021 security patch update for the last year’s Galaxy S20 flagship lineup in Europe (Germany). Read more here

 


 

October 14

October 2021 Security PatchThe Galaxy S20 series devices had already received the October 2021 security patch update in South Korea and Europe.

Now, the company is releasing the latest security improvements to the devices without carrier bounding in the US [Source].

The update can be identified via PDA version numbers:

  • Galaxy S20 – G981U1UES2DUI5
  • Galaxy S20+ – G986U1UES2DUI5
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra – G988U1UES2DUI5

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

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 Galaxy A52s August 2022 update improves Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more

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Samsung Galaxy A52s August 2022 Update

Samsung pushed the latest August 2022 security update to the Galaxy A52s smartphone users in Europe. It’s not just a general security patch as it aims to improve important network functionalities including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, alongside.

While the August 2022 patch brings fixes for 36 CVEs from Google, Samsung also included 31 SVE items in order to further ensure system security on the Galaxy devices. The changelog confirms that the Samsung Galaxy A52s August 2022 update improves the stability of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections.

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In Europe, the owners of Galaxy A52s 5G can identify the August 2022 update through PDA version number A528BXXU1CVG7. In Korea, the update became available in a package size of nearly 855MB, therefore, it could be followed for European release as well.

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You can check out the update changelog, below.

Samsung Galaxy A52s August 2022 Update

How to download

To get the August 2022 update on your Galaxy A52s manually, you have to open your phone’s System Settings. Once done, head to the bottom of the interface by scrolling down and tapping Software updates, followed by Download and install.

Android 13 testing underway

Recently, it was reported that Samsung is testing the One UI 5.0 Beta, based on Android 13 on the Galaxy A52s device alongside the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy A53. To be noted, that this is taken from firmware information on Samsung’s own server, not officially confirmed.

4 Android updates

Twitter user Medbuddy asked Samsung about the Android OS updates support for Galaxy A52s 5G. Samsung UK accidentally confirmed 4 generations of Android updates for the Galaxy A52s and embedded the newsroom post of the new policy.

One UI 5 Beta should be opened

Samsung has initially announced the One UI 5 Beta testing for the Galaxy S22 series, while, we don’t know whether it will include the Galaxy A52s 5G or not. What do you think, should Samsung open the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program for the Galaxy A52s as well?

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Samsung Galaxy A52s deserves 4 Android updates

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Galaxy A52s 4 Android updates

Samsung Galaxy A52s is one of the most famous mid-range Galaxy smartphones that offers top-end features that can easily compete with flagships like Galaxy S20 FE. Then why not expect the same treatment as flagships? Don’t you think Galaxy A52s deserve 4 Android updates?

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Samsung has made a major change in its software update policy this year. The company is providing 4 major Android OS upgrades in addition to 5 years of security patch updates to its flagship and some select Galaxy A series phones.

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The Galaxy A73, A53, and A33 that were launched this year are eligible for the new software update policy and will get 4 Android updates in the future. On the other side, it is highly expected that the Galaxy A52s will also receive the same treatment of 4 major Android updates.

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Galaxy A52s 4 Android updates

The Galaxy A52s entered the smartphone market with Android 11-based One UI 3.x OS out of the box. The device later received the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 and One UI 4.1 update earlier this year. Android 13-based One UI 5.0 is the next major switch for the device, while the Android 14-based One UI 6 will be the last.

But users are not satisfied with this treatment of the company when the phone is totally worth 4 for the major Android update. The company should also provide advanced software treatment for select older mid-range phones, such as Galaxy A52, A52s, and A72, as well.

Samsung confirms 4 Android updates for Galaxy A52s:

Recently, a manager of Samsung UK Twitter has confirmed 4 updates, however, it’s not valid. A Galaxy A52s user shared information that his phone has received the August 2022 security patch. In reply to this, Samsung UK reminded him that the A52s support up to 5 years of security updates.

But nothing has changed on the software updates support page for the Galaxy A52. It still mentions 3 major Android OS updates and4 years of security patches.

On the other hand, Samsung has begun stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 testing for the Galaxy A52s smartphones. At this time, there’s no confirmation on when the update will go live, it’s expected to be released by November or December month this year.

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Samsung Galaxy A52 grabbing August 2022 security update

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Samsung A52 August 2022 update

Samsung has begun rolling out the Galaxy A52 August 2022 Android security patch update in Brazil. The update is released for the LTE version of the device while the 5G Galaxy A52 is yet to receive it.

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Furthermore, Samsung is releasing the Galaxy A52 August 2022 update with the One UI build version A525MUBU4BVG5. It carries a heavy package size of around 1.1GB, there’s it’s recommended to use an unmetered connection while downloading.

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On the other hand, this heavy package suggests that are many noticeable changes waiting inside. However, the official changelog didn’t mention anything besides minor system improvements and some stock app upgrades.

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Samsung A52 August 2022 update

Going by the changelog, the latest update comes with improved system security that will further help in protecting your files from bugs and viruses and will keep your data safe. Whereas, the enhancement in security ensures you seamless performance without any app crashing or lagging.

Moving on, the official changelog for the Galaxy A52 August patch also mentions some stock app upgrades. These apps include Samsung Notes, SmartThings, Samsung Members, Calculator, Smart Switch, and Voice Recorder.

However, what changes these apps are getting is not noted in the changelog. It could be possible that the company is improving the reliability of these applications, at the same time, enhancing some applications’ features to provide users will their best experience.

Despite these changes, Samsung’s August 2022 security patch details mention fixes for over 50 issues and exploits. These vulnerabilities include a fix for a serious Dialer bug that allowed local attackers to access ICCID via logs. It includes SVE-2022-0726(CVE-2022-33724) which harms the native Dialer app.

It’s worth mentioning that Samsung Galaxy A52 is eligible for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade. At this time, Samsung has only released the first One UI 5 beta for the Galaxy S22 series. The Galaxy A52 is not eligible for the beta version but will get the stable update around November or December.

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