T-Mobile releases November security update for the Galaxy Note 8

T-Mobile has released a maintenance update for its carrier-branded variant of the Galaxy Note 8. The upgrade transports all of the patches included in last month and this month’s security release, as well as a fix for an IMR roaming bug.

Here’s the full changelog:

  • October Security Maintenance Release (SMR) — Patches for 215 patches for vulnerabilities in the open-source Android operating system and six for Samsung’s own modified software.
  • November Security Maintenance Release (SMR) — Patches for 61 vulnerabilities in the open-source Android operating system and six for Samsung’s modified software, as well as a fix for the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit.
  • IMS roaming bug fix.
  • Various bug fixes and software stability improvements.

How do I check to see if the update is ready for my Galaxy Note 8?

To check to see if the OTA is ready for your Galaxy Note 8, open Settings, select Software Update, then tap Download Updates Manually. Alternatively, you can always wait until you receive an alert prompting you to install the upgrade.

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The whole Note 8 update ordeal is a joke. I am on the international unlocked Note 8 and Samsung has not released any security patch for it past August. We can make a conclusion that Samsung is so unprofessional and weak in support, that it is carrier who push them to work. It used to be the other way around. Note 8 is now the most insecure and less supported so called flagship out there in the market. Especially funny to see all those commercials poking at Apple filmed by Samsung. Well Samsung needs to route money into software development.… Read more »