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[India] Samsung Galaxy Note 20 October 2022 security update rolling out now!

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Update 2 – India

Samsung is now expanding October 2022 security update for Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in India. The firmware update comes with PDA release numbers N981BXXS5FVI5 and N986BXXS5FVI5 for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, respectively.

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Update 1 – Brazil

Samsung is now releasing the October 2022 security patch update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in Brazil. The update brings system performance improvements by installing the most up-to-date security patches.

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Samsung’s October 2022 security update is now rolling out for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in various markets. The new Android and One UI security patches are included in the latest software update packed for the Note 20 duo.

Users of the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra “LTE” can identify October 2022 security update via PDA version numbers: N980FXXS5FVI4 and N985FXXS5FVI4.

On the other hand, consumers having 5G models can identify the same update via build versions: N981BXXS5FVI4 and N986BXXS5FVI4 for the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.

Yesterday, the South Korean tech giant announced the October 2022 security patch details. According to the information, the October update brings fixes for over 40 security vulnerabilities; CVEs and SVEs.

October 2022 security patch now available for Galaxy Note 20 series in these markets:

  1. Caucasus countries
  2. Albania
  3. GernauGermany
  4. Greece
  5. Poland
  6. Portugal
  7. Tom Ukraine
  8. Southeast Europe
  9. Kazakhstan
  10. The Baltic region
  11. The Netherlands
  12. Uzbekistan.

Back in 2020, the company unveiled the Galaxy Note 20 series, which comes pre-loaded with Android 10-based One UI 2.5. It’s expected that the lineup will get its third and final major upgrade – Android 13-based One UI 5.0 later this year or early next year.

One UI 5.0 Beta

A few days ago, the company has started the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta testing program for the Galaxy S20 series, meanwhile, there’s no similar treatment for the 2020 Note flagship owners.

One UI 5.0 Beta Program is an opportunity that allows users to experience the new features and user interface of the upcoming Android 13 update. We expect, the company will soon announce the Beta program for the Note 20 series as well.

One UI 5.0 Features

Samsung’s One UI 5.0 iteration is based on the Android 13 operating system. It brings various new features and major improvements in the customization functionality such as Color Palette and Themed Icons.

Now, you have more choices in the Color Palette alongside plenty of new basic colors. Moreover, the Themed Icons are now not only available for select Samsung apps but also apply to Google & third-party apps too.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 gets FIFA World Cup Ball watch faces in India

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Samsung recently released November 2022 update for Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 users in Korea. Now, the company is expanding November 2022 update for Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 users in India, which brings a new ball watch face.

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According to the changelog, the new update of Galaxy Watch 5 added a new Ball face under the Graphical Category of the Galaxy Wearable app. The new watch face is added to Galaxy Watch 5 in celebration of the FIFA World Cup, users can cheer on their favorite team by using the flag as the background of the Watch face.

In addition, the update installs the latest Android patch to improve system security and stability to enhance the overall performance. You can identify the new watch face addition update for Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro in India with the One UI build version ending with AVK7. 

You will have to download a half GB package to install the latest update, you can use a Wi-Fi connection to install the update as the package size is large.

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How to update?

Before following the steps mentioned below, make sure the watch has a good charge on it. You may not be able to update without at least a 30% charge.

  • On the connected phone, navigate to and open the Galaxy Wearable app.
  • Tap Watch settings >> Watch software update.
  • If your watch displays a Home tab, swipe to and tap Watch software update or Band software update.
  • Tap Download and install.
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Samsung Galaxy A71 Android 13 (One UI 5.0) update reaches UK

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Samsung has now started rolling out the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy A71 smartphones in the UK, following the initial rollout in Poland earlier this week. This update comes with dozens of new features and countless improvements to provide these mid-range smartphone customers a premium experience.

According to the official changelog, the latest update brings the Per-app language to let you choose different languages for different apps, the Notification permission to provide you more control over system notifications, and easier access to Split-screen and Pop-up view with two new swipe gestures.

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The update further brings three new sections in System Settings so that you can manage all related functions in one place. These include Connected devices, Modes and Routines, and Security and Privacy.

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Samsung A71 Android 13 Update UK

System application such as Camera is getting a new Watermark feature, improved Pro mode and SIngle Take, and more. Whereas, the Gallery is receiving a new Extract text from the image feature and improved picture/video editing tools.  Other stock Samsung apps like Samsung Internet, Samsung Keyboard, and Calendar get new features as well.

Samsung has given its One UI skin a minor visual refresh with bold app icons, more reorganized menus, and smoother animations. You also get more customization options thanks to an improved Color Palette, new styles for Clock styles, and other system UI elements.

Download manually:

If you are using Samsung Galaxy A71 smartphone in the UK, you can now download the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update manually on your device. To do so, navigate to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install option. Complete a few steps installation procedure and fetch the latest changes to your phone.

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Samsung Galaxy A42, M42 grabs November 2022 security update with performance boost

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Samsung A42 M42 November 2022 update

Samsung is releasing a new software update for Galaxy A42 and Galaxy M42 smartphones that installs the latest November 2022 Android security patch. This update slightly boosts the phone’s performance and fixes lots of errors.

As per the official information, the company’s November 2022 security patch details mention fixes for multiple vulnerabilities and exposures that users were facing earlier. These contain 3 critical Google vulnerabilities which were highly affecting the Galaxy phone’s security and privacy.

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In addition, it also addresses 32 high, and 1 moderate level of CVEs as well as resolves 26 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items to further improve the privacy of your device and deliver seamless functionality over your phone.

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Aside from these, the update commonly enhances the system’s security in order to protect your files and data and keep them safe on your phone. Meanwhile, the optimized stability ensures that you get an uninterrupted performance.

Furthermore, Samsung is releasing the Galaxy A42 November 2022 update with One UI build version A426BXXS4DVK5 and the Galaxy M42 November 2022 patch with the M426BXXU3BVK2 version. The updates are currently rolling out in some Asian countries. But as soon as the company ensures its reliability, it will expand to more customers in other regions.

How to install manually:

As soon as the latest update will reach your phone, it will notify you. In case you want to check it manually, visit your phone’s Settings and head over to Software update >> Download and install sections. Finish the installation procedure and it’s done.

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