Software updates do not every time bring novelties for mobile devices! A ridiculous firmware update destroyed thousands of Galaxy smartphones’ data in Australia and Samsung is currently investigating it. And, consumers have no other option than a factory reset to get access back.
According to DailyMail report, a recent Samsung firmware update broke thousands of Galaxy devices in Australia. Users of affected devices lost access from the time when they clicked the Restart now button to install the latest firmware update.
The company has reportedly recommended consumers avoid installing the new firmware update, and started to investigate the reason behind this critical damage. Since users can access the phone only after a factory reset, they have naturally lost all the photos, contacts and documents stored in storage.
As of now, there’s no authentic information regarding the affected models or any other kind of identity. Meanwhile, the company reportedly stated that the buggy firmware affected only South Australian units. In case your device also got damaged post-firmware installation, do visit nearest Samsung service center.
“Samsung has received reports from customers of an issue when updating their phones,” the company said in a statement.
“At this time, these reports are from customers based in South Australia only. We are continuing to investigate this matter.”
Samsung, so far, managed to impressively deploy the Android 13 update without any kind of major harm on Galaxy devices. However, it seems like a technical error or something else, that to be investigated, but not a good thing for Samsung as the Galaxy S23 series is likely to go official next month.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE February 2024 update reaches Europe
The update primarily focuses on enhancing the system security of the device by including the latest Android security measures. Additionally, the update addresses various bugs and stability optimizations, which brings a better overall user experience.
February 2024 security update for Samsung Galaxy S21 FE in Europe can be identified through One UI build version G990BXXS6FXA7. The company is regularly working to make this update available to all models.
Users can install the update through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install. If you have received the update notification, then update it now to enjoy enhanced functions.
Samsung postpones Galaxy S22 update in Korea for additional tweaks
Samsung Galaxy S22 users in Korea will have to wait a little longer for the February update, as the company has announced a delay in the rollout. The update has been postponed due to some additional changes that need to be applied.
According to the community moderator, the Samsung Galaxy S22 series is under final testing and will take several more days to complete. On the other side, the Galaxy S21 series has just received the February 2024 update in Korea.
February 2023 security update for Samsung Galaxy S22 series to be released this week. The moderator also promised to provide further updates if there is any change in the situation.
It is worth mentioning that the latest security patch for the Samsung Galaxy S22 series is already live in Canada, Europe, and the US. The company will soon make it available for all devices. Now it remains to be seen what new Samsung brings to Korea with the February 2024 update.
Samsung expands Galaxy S21 February 2024 update to Korea
Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones are getting a February 2024 security update in Korea, following the release in the US and Europe. The update improves system security and stability to provide a better Galaxy experience.
Users of the Samsung Galaxy S21 series can identify the February 2024 security update in Korea through One UI build version G99xNKSS4FXAD and an installation package size of around 280MB.
The latest patch fixes over 80 issues to make the smartphone more secure, stable, and reliable. It mainly resolves problems with Smart Suggestions, Auto Hotspot, and Bootloader.
You can check the update by navigating to the device’s Settings, then a Software update, and Download and install. If you have received the update, install it now to get enhanced features.