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Samsung releases GPS fix update for Galaxy Note 9, Note 8, S9, S9+ S7, S8, J7 [U]



Samsung Galaxy J7 August 2022 update GPS

[August 22] Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users will no longer face issues related to GPS connectivity as the new update is released. The company recently released a new update for Galaxy Note 9 users that brings GPS stability improvement.

In addition, the update installs the latest Android patch released in August 2022 to enhance the system security. You can identify the latest update via the One UI build version N960NKSU3FVG4.

[August 20] Galaxy Note 8, S9 and S9+

Samsung is releasing a new update for Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S9+ users. The latest update installs an Android patch released in August 2022 to enhance system security.

In addition to the security patch, the new update improves GPS stability. After updating the latest version, GPS connectivity-related issues are resolved. The update comes with a One UI build version N950FXXUGDVG5, G960FXXUHFVG4, and G965FXXUHFVG4 for Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S9+ respectively.

Samsung Galaxy J7 August 2022 update GPS

[August 19] Galaxy S7 and S8

Some smartphone makers forget their products just after launch, some after providing 1 year of support, some after a handful of software updates, while each Galaxy smartphone launched by Samsung is unforgettable when it comes to after-sales support.

Samsung is releasing a GPS improver firmware update for the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge [EVG3], Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8 Plus [DVG4] devices. Both of these smartphone lineups are about 6 years old and Samsung has already fulfilled its promise of 5 years of security updates.

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In case you have any of the corresponding phones in your pocket or drawer, or your child using it for watching cartoon videos, you should take it back for a while and install the surprise firmware update. It will fix different kinds of issues occurring with the GPS functionality of the phone alongside stability improvements.

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[August 10] Galaxy J7

We saw years-old Samsung phones receive bug fix updates even after completely finishing their support promise. Your phone’s age doesn’t matter – here at Samsung! This time, Samsung is improving the GPS stability of an outdated smartphone – Galaxy J7, spotted by XDA.

The update rollout is happening, currently, in the Indian and Russian markets with build versions J700FXXU4BVG2 and J700HXXU3BVG2, respectively. The security patch level of the Galaxy J7 August 2022 firmware update is dated 2017-08-01, while the changelog mentions GPS: The stability has been improved.”

At the time of launch, Samsung claimed this dual-SIM smartphone from Samsung runs Android Lollipop v5.1 letting you view messages and notifications directly from the locked screen. Not only that, its Android Smart Lock feature makes your device more secure.


James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues 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 One UI 7 Update: Which Galaxy devices will get Android 15?



Samsung One UI 7

Google Pixel phones received the fourth Beta update of Android 15 this month. The new OS remained limited to the Pixel devices till I/O 2024. Samsung will likely open its Android 15 Beta Program — One UI 7 — for Galaxy devices next month.

Following the I/O 2024 event, many Android vendors such as Xiaomi, OPPO, and OnePlus have commenced Public Beta for their flagships, which Samsung is not subjected to follow. Meanwhile, the company is swiftly working to kick off the One UI Beta program soon.

One UI 6.1.1 is the latest Galaxy skin based on Android 14. The Android 15-based One UI 7 will arrive on many Samsung devices later this year. While we are in the middle of 2024, we already know Galaxy devices are eligible for Android 15.

Samsung Android 15 One UI 7 Galaxy Devices

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The Galaxy S24 series will surely be the first to get One UI 7 Beta sometime in August this year. The South Korean tech giant will then expand its Beta activity for some older lineups including but not limited to the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Z Fold 5.

Check the device list below:

Galaxy S Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy S21
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23
  • Galaxy S23+
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23 FE
  • Galaxy S24
  • Galaxy S24+
  • Galaxy S24 Ultra

Galaxy Z Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 5

Galaxy Tab Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy Tab A9 / A9+
  • Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab S8 / S8+ / Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S9 / S9+ / S9 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S9 FE / S9 FE+

Galaxy A/M/F Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy A05s / A15 / A25
  • Galaxy A14 / A24 / A34 / A54
  • Galaxy A33 / A53 / A73
  • Galaxy M14 / F14
  • Galaxy M34 / M54 / F54

In case you don’t find your Galaxy device in the list mentioned above, don’t panic. As the year progresses, we will update the list according to the eligibility of devices. Do note that the list is compiled on previous rollouts, software guarantees, and experience.

The official list will only come when the stable One UI 7 rollout will begin around October 2024.

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July 2024 update for Galaxy Note 20 series rolling out in Canada



Samsung Galaxy note 20 july 2024 update canada

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones are getting the July 2024 security update in Canada. This update is already accessible to users in the US and The company plans to roll it out to more countries shortly.

This update includes the July 2024 security patch that helps protect user data and improve the overall performance of the device. It makes your Galaxy Note 20 device more stable, secure, and reliable.

Samsung releases the July 2024 security update for Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones with One UI build N98xWVLS8HXFC in Canada. The update not only enhances device security but also ensures access to the most up-to-date features and enhancements.

To install the update on your smartphone, you just need to navigate toward your Galaxy Settings. Once done, visit the Software update tab and hit the Download and Install button. Let your device connect to the OTA server and allow it to download the new firmware, if there’s any.

Notably, the Galaxy Note 20 series update is currently running on Android 13 and is not eligible for the next One UI and Android versions. If you are planning to upgrade your smartphone then there are several options like the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S24 series, Galaxy Z Fold 6, and Galaxy Z Flip 6.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra receiving July 2024 security update

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Samsung expands Galaxy S21 July 2024 update to Brazil



Samsung Galaxy S21 July 2024 update Brazil

Samsung has pushed the July 2024 security update for Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones in Brazil. This update is already available for users in Europe and the US.

Users of the Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones in Brazil can verify the July 2024 security update with the version mentioned below.

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXSCGXF9
  • Galaxy S21 Plus – G996BXXSCGXF9
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXSCGXF9

The fresh update protects Galaxy devices against security threats by integrating Android and Samsung’s latest security patches. Additionally, it includes several bug fixes to provide a more reliable and efficient user experience.

The latest patch addresses over 55 issues primarily related to One UI Home, System UI, Secure Folder, and more, further enhancing device security. Users of these devices can install the update to enjoy these enhanced features.

To install the update, open the smartphone’s Settings, select ‘Software Update’, and then ‘Download and install’. Following these steps will ensure that your Galaxy smartphone is up-to-date with the latest security protections.

If you own a Galaxy S21 series including Galaxy S21 FE and are frustrated with a green line, you can change the display free of cost. Samsung is offering a free display replacement for affected Galaxy S21 models purchased within the last three years. This offer is valid for devices experiencing the green line issue until September 30, 2024.

Samsung Galaxy S21 series gets July 2024 security update

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