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GPS fix update reportedly rooted Samsung phone, secure apps not working



Samsung Update rooted GAlaxy F62

Over the past few days, Samsung is releasing an important firmware update to various Galaxy devices including outdated as well. This update brings GPS stability improvements, however, the latest Samsung update has reportedly rooted a Galaxy F62 smartphone.

According to Samsung Community, a Galaxy F62 smartphone user has reported that his phone has stopped supporting the iMobile app which is useful for bank-related works and transactions. Per the screenshot shared by users, the iMobile app shows that “your device is rooted or jailbroken.”

The Galaxy F62 consumers denied of any case of rooting the device now or before, however, everything happened just after installing the GPS fix. Other apps are working fine because non-banking and related apps won’t be impacted by such causes.

As the GPS fix update is rolling out to several consumers worldwide, we recommend not to install it on your phone until Samsung brings fixes to the rooting issue. Over the past few years, Google made changes in the functionality and made Android rooting difficult, which can’t be done by general consumers.

Talking about possible solutions, the affected models should get a factory reset in case users found them rooted or unsupported with secure apps like payments and banking applications. You can also visit your nearby Samsung service center and share your concern, they are available to serve consumers.

Note: It could be a fault of iMobile app as well, you can uninstall and re-install it through Play Store.

In Android, rooting is a process that allows users to attain privileged control (in other words “root access”) over various Android subsystems. Usually, the rooting is performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on devices.

To be mentioned, a rooted device can easily be hacked by hackers as the Android operating system is already open-sourced while rooting makes it even less secure. It also kills the warranty eligibility provided by the smartphone manufacturer.

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Samsung November 2022 update rolling out to Galaxy devices



Samsung November 2022 Patch

Samsung debuted November 2022 security update for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 on October 26. It’s now common in Samsung’s ecosystem that Galaxy devices start to receive new security updates even before the beginning of the new month.

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The November 2022 security update arrived with a One UI 5.0 Beta firmware for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphones in India. Meanwhile, the company will start its deployment for more Galaxy phones and tablets on the Stable channel as well.

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October is undoubtedly a big month for Samsung as it began the rollout of Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software for the Galaxy S22 series. According to the schedule revealed a few days back, several Galaxy phones and tablets are ready to receive the major OS upgrade in November and December.

Samsung November 2022 Patch

Also, read | Samsung beats Google once again, rolls out November 2022 patch!

Below, you can check all the latest news of Samsung’s November 2022 security patch update rollout for Galaxy devices.

Samsung November 2022 Update News

Updated on November 30

November 30 | Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones are receiving a new update with November 2022 security patch.

November 29 | Galaxy Buds 2 users can install the November 2022 update, which boosts the performance and security of the device.

November 29 | Samsung improves Galaxy Buds 2 Pro performance with November 2022 update

November 29 | November 2022 security update now live for Galaxy S20 FE 5G users

November 28 | Samsung rolling out November 2022 update for Galaxy A32 5G users

November 25 | New update releasing for Samsung Galaxy A42 and M42 smartphones with November 2022 security update

November 24| Samsung Galaxy S21 grabs November 2022 update in Korea.

November 24November 2022 update is now available for Galaxy Note 20 users in UAE.

November 24 | Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro getting November 2022 update with new Ball Watch Face.

November 23 | The latest November 2022 security update is rolling out for Samsung Galaxy M53 smartphones with lots of issues and vulnerability fixes.

November 23 | The Korean company is dispatching the November 2022 Android security patch update for Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ tablets.

November 23 | Samsung has begun rolling out the November 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy F62 smartphones in India.

November 23 | Samsung’s November 2022 Android security patch update is releasing for Galaxy A71 smartphones.

November 23 | Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is installing the most up-to-date November 2022 Android security patch alongside a new software update.

November 23 | November 2022 Android security patch update is rolling out for the two-year-old Galaxy flagship smartphone – Galaxy Note 10 Lite.

November 23 | Samsung introduces the November 2022 Android security patch for the Galaxy S20 FE customers. It addresses multiple issues and vulnerabilities.

November 23 | Samsung Galaxy A52 smartphone users are getting the November 2022 Android security patch as well as the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 features.

November 17 | Samsung released a new firmware update with November 2022 security patch for the Galaxy S20 series devices.

November 17 | Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is the latest recipient of the November 2022 Android security patch update in Europe, with users in Switzerland getting the update first.

November 17 |Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series is receiving the November 2022 Android security patch Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update in India.

November 17 | Carrier-locked models of Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra smartphones have begun collecting the November 2022 Android security patch update in the US.

November 15 | Samsung has now started rolling out the second Android 13/One UI 5-based firmware update for the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra smartphone users

November 14 | Samsung just started to release the November 2022 update for the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus devices in Germany.

November 14 | Samsung starts releasing November 2022 security patch for the Galaxy A10e smartphone users in South Korea as part of its biannual firmware distribution promise.

November 11 | Samsung released the November 2022 Android security update for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra in the US.

November 11 | Consumers in the US confirmed the availability of the November 2022 patch for their Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ smartphones.

November 11 | Samsung is releasing the November 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy S10 Lite smartphone users.

November 10 | Samsung released the November 2022 security update for the Fan Edition model of the Galaxy S21 lineup in Brazil. The device owners are also waiting for the major Android 13-based One UI 5.0 firmware update.

November 09 | The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra in the US have started to collect the latest November 2022 patch update, before upgrading to the One UI 5.0.

November 07 | Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 users are getting November 2022 update in the US. The new update comes with One UI version F711U1TBS3EVJ2 and F926U1TBS2DVJ1 for Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3.

October 28 | Samsung kicked off the third One UI 5.0 Beta update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone users in India, which also includes the latest November 2022 Android security patches.

October 27 | Samsung rolled out November 2022 security patch early to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 with the second One UI 5.0 Beta update in India.

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Samsung is hiring around 1,000 engineers in India



Samsung India R&D Center

Strengthening its commitment, Samsung is hiring around 1,000 engineers from IITs and top engineering institutes in India in 2023. The company says that the engineers will work on cutting-edge technologies like AI (artificial intelligence), ML (machine learning), IoT (internet of things) and Deep Learning.

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The South Korean tech giant said that young engineers in India will work on new-age technologies at R&D institutes in Bangalore, Noida, and Delhi as well as Samsung Semiconductor Research unit in Bengaluru. These young engineers will join in 2023 and will work on new-age technologies, which are as follows:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep learning
  • Image Processing
  • IoT
  • Connectivity
  • Cloud
  • Big Data
  • Business Intelligence
  • Predictive Analysis
  • Communication Networks
  • System on a Chip (SoC)
  • Storage Solutions

Samsung India confirmed that it will be hiring engineers from multiple streams such as Computer Science and allied branches (AI/ML/Computer Vision/VLSI etc.) as well as IT, Electronics, Instrumentation, Embedded Systems, Communication Networks, Mathematics & Computing and Software Engineering.

Samsung India R&D Center

Statement of Samsung India’s Human Resources Head:

“Strengthening their focus on innovation and cutting-edge technology, Samsung’s R&D centres aim to hire new talent from India’s top engineering institutes who will work on breakthrough innovations, technologies, products and designs, including India-centric innovations, that enrich people’s lives. This will further our vision of Powering Digital India.”

Samsung India research centers have filed more than 7,500 patents in areas such as multi-camera solutions, TVs, digital applications, 5G, 6G and ultra-wideband wireless communications protocol. Many of these patents have been commercialized in Galaxy phones, watches, network equipment and digital applications.

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OnePlus challenges Samsung with 4 OS updates for all flagships!



Quick Settings One UI 5 OxygenOS 13

Surprisingly, OnePlus comes up to challenge Samsung’s after-sales OS and security updates dominance. At an OxygenOS Open Ears Forum in London, OnePlus confirmed (via 9to5Google) that “selected devices launched in 2023” will now get 4 OS updates and five years of “regular” security patches.

This sounds exactly the same Samsung is currently offering to all of its premium and select mid-range Galaxy devices released in 2021 onwards. Also, it’s worth mentioning that the Chinese phone maker revealed that the team behind OxygenOS is already working on future updates; OxygenOS 13.1 and 14.

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Up from Google, Samsung, earlier this year, announced that flagship Galaxy devices launched in and after 2021 will be eligible for up to 4 major One UI updates and up to five years of regular security patches. OnePlus appears to be doing the same as its upcoming OnePlus 11 is likely to initiate the new 4 OS updates policy.

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Quick Settings One UI 5 OxygenOS 13

With expanding Android and security updates lifespan, OnePlus is trying to lessen its consumers’ frustrations amid buggy and delayed updates and the cancellation of the “unified platform” with Oppo’s ColorOS. The company now appears to be preparing to bring advancements to its own software department.


“As a user-oriented company, we do everything we can to enhance user experience. With more users keeping their devices for longer, we want to make sure we can offer that possibility. This new update policy will give users access to the latest security and functional features required to power OnePlus’ signature fast-and-smooth experience throughout the lifetime of the phone.”

At present, OnePlus offers bimonthly security updates to all eligible devices, which may turn to “regular/monthly” patches in near future. When asked, Chen confirmed that a bimonthly update cadence will still be adhered to when pushing monthly security patches to OnePlus devices.

Well, Samsung is still ahead of OnePlus as the former OEM joined one year older flagship lineup in the new policy, while the latter is making announcements for products that will launch next year. As of now, there’s nothing good news for flagship phones that OnePlus sold in the past including the OnePlus 7, 8, 9 and 10.

| Via – 9to5Google |

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