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T-Mobile releases July security patch for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners in the United States were happy to find out yesterday that Samsung had finally released Bixby in its true shape and form. Those who own the handset on T-Mobile also received a firmware update yesterday which brings the July security patch for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+.

The July security patch brings fixes for 65 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) discovered in the Android operating system as well as 16 exploits found in Samsung’s own software.

Not a lot of detail was provided about the patches that were applied. The idea behind privately disclosing them is to make sure that the exploits are not used by malicious elements during the time that it takes for the patch to make its way to the devices.

Firmware version G950USQU1AQGA and G955USQU1AQGA has now been rolled out by T-Mobile for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ respectively. The update weighs in at around 130MB and primarily features the July security patch.

The usual slew of performance and stability improvements are onboard as well. T-Mobile also says that the latest firmware release also includes a UMTS 911 update.

T-Mobile has rolled out the firmware update for the handsets and it should go live for all users in the United States soon.

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zengshengliu
zengshengliu

Got the update on my unlocked S8+.
Samsung decided to make the home screen navigation button white also. It used to be transparent, and previous update remove the transparent option for all but home screen, and this update remove the only remaining transparent navigation button on home screen, leaving the ugly whitelish color as the only option

kevv2288
kevv2288

The update has a bug. Anyone able to open “Lockscreen and security” under settings menu after this update? Mine just keeps stopping. Never did this prior to the update

antdigity
antdigity

I’ve noticed battery drain with this update on my S8+. This is second software update this month. Please fix.

Jumhaeg
Jumhaeg

This is a shock for me, as I did my normal check for Software Updates and found that an update had actually started to download. I thought that the July Security Patch would drop next month instead of this month for T-Mobile!

Emkei9
Emkei9

What about Europe?!?!

snow7551
snow7551

and in the mean time verizon is still stuck on may 1st patch we have not got in june or july