Samsung’s March 2024 update lands on Galaxy S20 series

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Samsung is on a roll lately. The company is incessantly rolling out the March 2024 update for eligible Galaxy devices. Over the past few days, it has pushed the new security patch to over a dozen models. A few more are joining the party today. The new SMR (Security Maintenance Release) is available for the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy A32 5G. It is also rolling out widely to the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5.

Galaxy S20 series grabs Samsung’s March 2024 update

As of this writing, Samsung’s March security update is available for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra in Europe. Both 4G and 5G versions of the 2020 flagship phones are receiving the update. The new firmware build numbers are G98*FXXSJHXC1 and G98*BXXSJHXC1, respectively. A wider rollout covering the devices globally, including the US, should follow in the coming days.

The update brings 46 vulnerability fixes as part of Samsung’s March 2024 SMR. The company has combined 37 Android OS patches from Google with 9 Galaxy vulnerabilities it fixed on its own. At least two security issues patched this month are confirmed to be critical flaws. Threat actors can exploit these flaws to gain remote access to an affected Android or Galaxy device. You should update your phone as soon as possible.

Don’t expect the update to bring anything more to your Galaxy S20, though. The 2020 Samsung flagships are well past their prime. They have stopped receiving feature updates (didn’t get Android 14) and will soon fall out of the Korean firm’s security support list. It is about time you upgrade to a newer model. For the time being, make sure to update the phone to the new security patch. You can check for updates from the Settings app.

The aforementioned security fixes are also rolling out to the Galaxy A32 5G in Latin America. The device is picking up the latest update with the build number A326BXXSACXC5. Like the Galaxy S20 series, this mid-range phone is also no longer eligible for feature updates and will stop getting security patches in a year or so. Samsung may or may not release the March update for it in other regions.

Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 are getting the new security patch globally

A few days back, Samsung released the March update for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 in the US. The new security patch is now rolling out to the two foldables globally. European versions of the phones are receiving the update with build numbers F946BXXS1BXBM and F731BXXS1BXBM, respectively. The duo will soon get the One UI 6.1 update with a host of new features.

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