T-Mobile starts rolling out the March 2023 One UI 5.1 patch to the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. The latest firmware aims to improve your smartphone’s system security and reliability to keep the data safe against exploits and vulnerabilities.
Consumers of T-Mobile carrier can identify the March 2023 One UI 5.1 patch on your Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, or S20 Ultra via PDA firmware versions G981USQS3HWB6, G986USQS3HWB6 or G988USQS3HWB6, respectively.
Notably, the carrier rolled out a major One UI 5.1 update to the Galaxy S20 series in the first week of March. And this new patch update comes as a big improvement over the previous version with additional optimization and performance boost.
Have you installed the March 2023 patch on your Samsung device?
Here’s how it’s crucial:
Earlier this month, the company revealed that its March patch brings fixes for five critical common vulnerability exposers. Moreover, there are fixes for about three dozen high-level CVEs for the Android operating system by Google.
For additional reliability, the Korean tech giant has included 26 SVE (patches to One UI). These Galaxy-exclusive patches include improvements for the native Phone app, System UI, Samsung Keyboard, Galaxy Themes, and more. You can read about it in detail here.
Since the rollout is happening gradually, the carrier may take some time to announce a wider availability. Meanwhile, we hope that other US carriers may soon debut the March patches for their Galaxy S20 series for better security and user privacy.
How to download:
First, open system Settings, then tap on Software update and finally hit Download and install button.
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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.