Samsung details April 2024 security update for Galaxy devices

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Samsung has detailed the content of the April 2024 SMR (Security Maintenance Release) for its Android smartphones and tablets. The latest security update for Galaxy devices contains fixes for more than 40 vulnerabilities, including one critical Android OS flaw. These patches have already rolled out to the Galaxy S24 series and will soon make it into other eligible Samsung products.

Samsung patched over 40 security issues with the April 2024 update

Every month, Samsung releases new security patches for Galaxy devices to address various vulnerabilities and security issues. Called SMR, these patches contain the latest Android OS fixes from Google and some Galaxy-specific patches. This month’s release addresses 27 Android OS vulnerabilities, one of which is confirmed to be a critical flaw by Google. The rest are labeled high-risk vulnerabilities.

The April 2024 security update for Galaxy smartphones and tablets also contains 17 Galaxy-specific patches, aka Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items. As usual, the Korean firm hasn’t disclosed them all for security reasons. Among the disclosed vulnerabilities are four high-severity issues that allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on affected devices.

All of these security fixes have been already pushed to the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra globally. Samsung released the April update for the latest flagships last week along with some camera enhancements. It will gradually expand the new SMR to the Galaxy S23 and other models over the next few weeks. You should get a notification once the update reaches your Galaxy device.

Some devices may get these patches with the One UI 6.1 update

Samsung is in the middle of updating eligible Galaxy devices to One UI 6.1. Introduced with the Galaxy S24 series, the new One UI version brings AI features, camera improvements, and more. The company has already pushed it to the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Tab S9 series. These devices received the update with the March SMR.

One UI 6.1 will soon reach the likes of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and many more. Some of these devices may pick up the April SMR along with this feature update. We will keep you posted on these upcoming updates for Galaxy devices. To check for updates manually on your Samsung phone or tablet, go to Settings, enter the Software update menu, and tap on Download and install. If you don’t see any updates, check again later.

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