Last week, Samsung released the February 2024 Android security patch for a bunch of Galaxy smartphones in the US, including the Galaxy S23 series and the latest foldables. The company has now begun a second wave of February security updates stateside. It is pushing the update to the Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S20 series, and more devices.
More Galaxy devices receive the February update in the US
The Galaxy S23 series was the first Samsung phone to receive the February SMR (Security Maintenance Release) in the US. The Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Galaxy A53 followed shortly. The Korean firm has just released the latest security patch for the Galaxy S21 lineup too, including the FE model.
As of this writing, the factory-unlocked units of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra are picking up the new SMR in the US. The updated firmware build number for the phones is G99*U1UESAFXAB. Samsung should soon cover the carrier-locked units too. It has already released the update in some international markets, including Europe.
The February update for the Galaxy S21 FE, meanwhile, begins stateside. Both carrier-locked and unlocked variants are receiving the new security patch in the US. The update bumps the build number for the phone to G990USQSAFXAI for locked units and G990U1UESAFXAA for unlocked units. A global rollout should be just around the corner. The new SMR brings 69 vulnerability patches to the Galaxy family.
The Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra are also picking up this month’s security update in the US ahead of other regions. Samsung has released the update for carrier-locked units with the build number G98*USQS8HXA1 (G98*VSQS8HXA1 for Verizon users). A wider rollout should follow soon. Like the Galaxy S21 lineup, the 2020 flagships are also only getting the latest security fixes.
The Galaxy A15 5G is also getting the new security patch in the US
The Galaxy A15 5G is another new addition to Samsung’s February 2024 update party in the US. The newly released budget phone is picking up the latest security fixes on Verizon’s network with firmware version A156USQS1AXA7. If you are using any of these Galaxy smartphones in the US, watch out for the latest security update with dozens of vulnerability fixes. Three Android OS security issues patched this month were labeled critical by Google, so you might not want to delay the update.
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