More The July 2022 Android security patch is now available for Samsung Galaxy smartphones. This month’s security update has been made available to the Galaxy Note 10 series, Galaxy A42 5G, and Galaxy Tab Active Pro during the last several days. The most recent SMR (Security Maintenance Release) for these devices is currently available in some markets but will soon be available everywhere.
As of this writing, users in several South American nations, including as Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, have SMRs for the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 that are rolling out . The firmware version of the upgrade, N97*FXXS8HVG1, does not include any new features or improvements. This month, security fixes are the main focus.
The Galaxy Tab Active Pro, which is currently receiving the July SMR in Mexico and Panama, is the same. This rugged Android tablet’s revised firmware versions are T540XXS3CVF3 for the Wi-Fi variant and T545XXS3CVF3 B2BF for the LTE model.
Advertisement Last but not least, starting with the unlocked units, the Galaxy A42 5G is picking up the most recent security update in the US. The mid-range device’s two-year-old firmware is now at version A426U1UES4BVF1. No new features are being added to this phone either.
But there are numerous security updates in the July SMR. It addresses 41 SVEs (Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures). These are security issues that impact Android-powered smartphones and tablets made by Korean companies. This month saw the patching of several high severity SVEs. If a hacker used them in the wild, they might allow unauthorized access to afflicted devices. Numerous other crucial services, like Samsung’s Knox security platform, also included the flaws.
A few Android OS vulnerabilities are also patched by the July update for Galaxy devices. The most recent security update also fixes about 20 bugs in Google’s Android software. All of these problems were of high severity, and some of them were classified as critical. Given the seriousness of the flaws fixed by the July SMR, you shouldn’t wait to apply the most recent patch when it becomes available.
Advertisement You will receive a notification as usual when the OTA (over the air) update reaches your phone. By tapping on the notification, you can go straight to the download page. As an alternative, you can go the Software update section of the Settings app on your phone and select Download and install to manually check for updates. Keep in mind that not everyone may always receive OTA updates at the same time. If you don’t see any updates, check back a few days later.