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Security Patch update November 2018 for Samsung Mobile Phones

Samsung has rolled out security patch for November and 3 of its smart phones will be getting these updates this week. An update has been release for the Galaxy A5 and A8, for the latest security patch to the devices. The updates has named as A520FXXU7CRJG and A530FXXS3BRK6 for the A5 and A8 respectively. The Galaxy J7 Prime was the one first device to get the November security patch. The Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy A3 later received it.

These Galaxy A series are getting the updates in different countries whereas the Galaxy S9 will get the update in some European countries. The Galaxy Note 8 was the one to get the updates in early November. The Galaxy S9+ also received similar security patch in some countries around Europe. To update Galaxy devices, you have to download the update from Samsung Smart Switch because it is hasn’t been rolled out for every smart phone around the globe yet. Then hit the Download updates manually option.

If you own Galaxy S9 or S9+ you can check the update option available for your device by getting into the settings app. Go to Settings > Software update menu. If you see the download update then it means you are locating in the areas where updates are already being rolled out and you can get the update over OTA. Just tap, download and install.

For Galaxy S9, the software version is G965FXXS2BRJ6. The change log doesn’t even sound much exciting other than fixing some critical Android OS vulnerabilities which were affecting only Samsung software. These vulnerability fix was a much-needed fix as this could have enabled hacker to use a special file to execute arbitrary code. The update will bring fixes for Samsung vulnerabilities and Exposures items. This would also fix the notification leak issue.

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