Firmware

Samsung starts rolling out January security update for flagship smartphones

When the Stagefright vulnerability in the Android operating system was made public last year, Samsung promised to start rolling out Google’s monthly security updates to all its flagship smartphones to keep them up to date and safe from all of the latest exploits. The company has done a good job of sticking to that promise and has today announced that it’s now pushing out January’s upgrade for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Active, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 5.

The manufacturer could not disclose the entire changelog for this update as there are patches for bugs present that may not have been discovered prior to release and, once uncovered, hackers may attempt to use them to their own advantage before the firmware is rolled out. We do know, however, that there are several fixes for “critical” errors that are susceptible to remote code execution.

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tim54
tim54

Well, he did say “starting” to release the patches…. Nothing was said about finishing……

berkay2000
berkay2000

N920C still November patch

Goushique
Goushique

G925I has the December patch

tim54
tim54

So we should see these January patches around June then….

SteveTud
SteveTud

SM-N920C – Nothing, zilch, nope 🙁
Where’s that rope, i’m ending it all now.

radar320
radar320

Still sitting on the November security update here on my G920V.

HFL087
HFL087

I own SM G900H too in Israel. And only one device got it. sm g900f… but Nov update… from what I heard samsung pushed to test an January. November patch for sm g900h but November patched fail and sendEd it back to samsung. I hope I get Jan patch before android 6.0.1 that samsung finished testing

oxa2300
oxa2300

I have never received any security update on my SM-G928F… and my mobile is still freezing, at least once a day, when I turn it on. I’m very disapointed with Samsung.

Infinitodecimal
Infinitodecimal

still no patches on my g920i

lujki
lujki

I haven’t get a single security update after Stagefright one back in October… Owning a Galaxy S6.

HFL087
HFL087

I own SM G900H too in Israel. And only one device got it. sm g900f… but Nov update…

Nono100
Nono100

Look how good we are for consumers!* We will bring monthly updates**. Here we have the januari 2016 security patch***

* We dont give a **** about you
** See Google, look at us
*** Only for 2 randomly chosen regions and model numbers
**** fill in yourself, we like diversity

Bezno
Bezno

I’m still waiting the November patch, I think I need to change my SM-G900H :/

aboalshoosh
aboalshoosh

What the version of last software update for SM-G920F ?

TodesUrteil82
TodesUrteil82

The last firmware and/or security update I received on vodacom in south africa for the G925F and G800F was 3 months ago. Thus I don’t agree that samsung/vodacom kept to any promise of monthly security updates.

G83917
G83917

N910U Note 4 never received any security updates. Samsung is so garbage; not keeping its promise.

yousef jaber
yousef jaber

I received in the 3 january

CostaDelSol
CostaDelSol

Mmmm… I’m still waiting for the December update for my S6 Edge… (G925F French – no operator)

StreamedPepsi
StreamedPepsi

Same here. G925F DBT. Didn’t receive the November update either.

yousef jaber
yousef jaber

I have g920F and I live in Egypt
I don’t know why you didn’t receive it but I received it

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Hopefully it will come with 6.0.1.

Acorns
Acorns

I actually received mine on the 11th January

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Which device?

zocc
zocc

Same here !!! (G-920F)

sanayp
sanayp

Sorry but Samsung not keeping their promise to update all phones with security patches for 18 months.

Still Samsung same and not changed in 2016.