Update 3 – Oct 12, US unlocked…
Samsung has now expanded the September 2022 security patch for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable smartphone users in the US. Currently, the carrier unlocked models are getting the last month’s security update, while, Samsung should have delivered the latest one.
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) October 12, 2022
Update 2 – Oct 11, Europe…
Samsung’s September 2022 security patch is now released for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable smartphone in Europe. The update comes with version number F936BXXU1AVIG and improves the system security and stability for better user experience.
Update 1 – Sep 30, India…
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 started grabbing the September 2022 Android patches in India. The latest firmware build comes with release number F936BXXU1AVIH and includes system security improvements with a newer level of security patch package.
Initial Rollout – Sep 27, South Korea…
After a long wait, it’s finally happening! Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphone users have started installing the September 2022 Android security patch update. Well, the update is currently released in South Korean markets but will soon reach more users all over the world.
What’s new? Samsung is fixing over two dozen of privacy and security-related issues and vulnerabilities with the September 2022 patch for its Galaxy devices. These fixes include 29 SVE items from Samsung One UI software and 21 high levels and 3 moderate levels of CVE items from Google Android OS.
Furthermore, the official changelog for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 September 2022 security update also notes upgrades for around 14 stock applications. As soon as you update your phone to the latest version these apps will automatically get updated with their latest versions.
However, the changelog does not tell what improvements these app updates bring. We assume that these might relate to apps’ stability and some functionality improvements. You can check the list of these applications that is mentioned below:
- Galaxy Wearable
- Galaxy Kids
- Samsung SCS on-device Resource
- Samsung Internet
- Samsung Health
- Samsung Members
- Samsung Pay
- Samsung TV Plus
- Smart Switch
- Voice recorder
In addition to these, the update also comes with some minor performance optimizations for the devices. Samsung brings improved system security in order to protect your files and data from bugs and viruses and enhances the stability to deliver a seamless user experience.
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) September 27, 2022
It is worth mentioning that September 2022 update for Galaxy Z Fold 4 carries the One UI build version F936NKSU1AVIG. It comes in a heavy package size of around 1.25GB and you can download it by navigating to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install option.
Samsung Galaxy S22 users in Korea get February 2024 update
Earlier this week, Samsung postponed the February 2024 security update for Galaxy S22 users in Korea due to some additional changes. But without much delay, the company has started rolling out this update for Korean Galaxy S22 users.
Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra users are getting February 2024 security update in Korea with One UI build versions S901NKSS3DXAH, S906NKSS3DXAH, and S908NKSS3DXAH respectively.
Users will have to download a 451.29MB software package to install the update on their Galaxy S22. You can download the update through Settings >> Software update >> Download and install.
The latest security patch improves system security and stability to enhance the overall performance. However, the changelog of the update does not include any new features or changes but the update surely provides a better usability experience.
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) February 22, 2024
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Exynos variant grips February 2024 update in India
After the turn of Snapdragon variant, Samsung is now dispatching the enhancement and fixes of the February 2024 security update for the Exynos versions of Galaxy S21 FE smartphones. To be mentioned, the patch is currently live in India and will expand to more region users soon.
Launched back in 2022, the Galaxy S21 FE offers the ultimate performance for its users, as it comes with a powerful processor, massive battery, ample RAM, and more. However, now the availability of this latest month’s security patch will be like icing on the cake for the users of this Fan Edition.
As the update will work on the core functioning of your handy gadget and improve its security and stability for a secure and protected experience. It will also fix common bugs and glitches that may have been discovered in the system, reducing the risk of system crashes and data loss.
While the security maintenance release of February 2024, mentions fixes for over 80 vulnerability exposures from Google and Samsung software. Thus, we recommend upgrading your device to the latest version as soon as the patch reaches you.
Also, the consumers of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Exynos variant will be able to determine the February 2024 update through One UI build version G990EXXU7FWK5 and need to install a package of around 240MB. However, users can even check for the patch manually through Settings > Software Update > Download & Install.
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) February 22, 2024
Samsung may develop own mechanism if Android forces A/B Seamless Updates
Samsung is known to provide its users with a seamless and uninterrupted experience but the Korean tech giant is refusing to adopt Google’s A/B Seamless Updates mechanism. However, now it seems that Samsung could develop its own mechanism if Android continues to force it.
As per the latest input, Android is shifting towards a future where A/B Seamless Updates will be the only supported update mechanism revealed through a comment of AOSP. However, this will make it difficult for Samsung to keep denying seamless updates for its Galaxy devices.
This might bring hope to users, who want seamless update support for their Galaxy devices, but Samsung has some different plans that you can’t think about. It means rather than adopting an Android seamless update, Samsung may develop its own mechanism that will offer its users an ultimate experience.
Mishaal Rahman states,
- Samsung could still technically avoid using Seamless Updates. The company could develop its own update mechanism for use with its devices, or simply revert Google’s change in affected Android versions.
Seamless Update is a feature that allows you to continue to use your phone even during the firmware update installation. The software creates a secondary virtual partition in which the new update installs, completely ending the downtime.