Samsung starts bringing March 2023 security patch to the Galaxy S20 series through a new update. At present, the rollout of this new firmware is happening in select European countries including Germany. If you are in Europe, you can download and install the OTA update on your S20, S20 Plus, or S20 Ultra 5G.
Consumers in the European markets can identify the March 2023 security patch via PDA build versions G980FXXSFHWB1, G985FXXSFHWB1, or G988BXXSFHWB1 for their Samsung Galaxy S20 4G, S20 Plus 4G, or S20 Ultra 5G.
Samsung has recently rolled out One UI 5.1 features to the Galaxy S20 series worldwide. The update also included the February 2023 Android 13 patches for security improvements. It makes the March patch a big deal for consumers as part of the performance increment.
Quick patch overview:
- Critical – 5
- High – 35
- Moderate – 0
- Already fixed – 4
- Not applicable – 5
In addition to Google patches, Samsung makes Galaxy SMR further crucial by adding important fixes for SVE items. This complete software package helps your device stay secure and safe against Android vulnerabilities and exposures.
How to download and install:
- Open Settings >> Software update >> Download and install >> Install now.
Have you received One UI 5.1?
Last month, the South Korean tech giant started to release the One UI 5.1 update for the Galaxy S20 series. The rollout of that major firmware is still underway as there are a few markets that are still waiting for the feature-rich update. Have you received the One UI 5.1 update on your S20? Let us know via social media!
Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S23 grabs December 2023 security update
Samsung has pushed the December 2023 security update for unlocked models of Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones in the US. The update is already rolled out for locked models in the US.
The company is dispatching the latest software update with system security improvements to keep your files and data safe on your phone. It also optimizes system stability to offer you uninterrupted and seamless functionality on your device.
December 2023 security update for unlocked Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra models can be identified through One UI build versions S911U1UES2BWKA, S916U1UES2BWKA, and S918U1UES2BWKA respectively. The installation package size of this update is 421.40MB
December 2023 Security Patch Details
The newest security patch fixes over 60 vulnerabilities mainly related to buffer overflow, AR Emoji, KnoxCustom Service, bootloader, SmartManager, Knox Guard, and Contacts. Check the full details here.
Users can check for the update manually by going to Settings > Software update > Download and install.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy A14 5G, Tab A7 Lite receive November 2023 update in the US
Samsung is rolling out a new update with a November 2023 security patch for Galaxy A14 5G and Galaxy Tab A7 Lite devices on the Verizon network carrier in the US. The fresh update brings system security improvements, stability optimization, functional enhancement, and bug fixes to offer a better performance.
November 2023 security update includes patches from Google and Samsung. It update addresses 48 CVEs related to the Android operating system, 15 SVEs related to One UI software, and 2 CVEs related to Samsung.
- Galaxy A14 5G – A146USQS5BWK1
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite – T227USQS8CWK7
How to Update:
Users can check new software updates manually with a handful of simple steps. Firstly, visit your Galaxy device’s System Settings, once done, scroll down and tap the Software Update tab, followed by the Download and install button.
Samsung One UI December 2023 Updates List
Starting with the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung initiated its December 2023 One UI updates rollout. The company dropped patch details and a new update roadmap for Galaxy devices in the first week. Throughout the month, Samsung will release various new One UI updates.
December 2023 One UI update for Samsung devices contains a total of 75 fixes for known security vulnerabilities. It includes 54 CVEs related to the Android operating system from Google and the rest for the One UI software system from the manufacturer itself.
In particular, Samsung Semiconductor (for Exynos-related issues) offered four security fixes, while the software division fixed 16 security flaws with the December patch. Of the 54 fixes offered by Google, 7 are deemed critical, while 43 fixes are marked as high priority.
On the other hand, 9 are marked as high priority of the 16 fixes from Samsung, while 6 are of moderate priority. One UI fixes include Knox, memory and integer overflow, AR Emoji, bootloader, Smart Clip, and the Contacts app. You can read more about them here.
Samsung One UI December 2023 Updates List
- The Galaxy S23 series begins getting the latest patches in the United States.