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Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy J7 Prime get April 2018 security patch update

As expected, Samsung hasn’t started rolling out the latest security patch to its flagship phones and is focusing on the budget and mid-range segment once again. To that end, the company has released an update with the April 2018 security patch to the Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy J7 Prime, with the former marking the first time a non-budget Samsung phone has received the April patch. For the A8 (2018), the update is available in Russia, while the J7 Prime is being updated in Sri Lanka. The build numbers for these updates are A530FXXU2ARD1 and G610FXXU1BRC1 respectively.

April 2018 security patch comes to the mid-range

The Galaxy A8 update doesn’t just include the latest security fixes. It also brings the option to increase the screen’s touch sensitivity (accessible from the Advanced features menu in the device settings), similar to the Galaxy S9 and S9+, and improves camera stability. It’s possible the same update will also be released for the Galaxy A8+ in the coming days. As for the April security patch, it brings fixes for seven critical Android vulnerabilities and eight vulnerabilities that only affect Samsung’s software. Of course, a slew of low and medium-risk vulnerabilities have also been patched to enhance the overall security of these devices.

You can download the update from the Settings » Software update menu on your Galaxy A8 (2018) or Galaxy J7 Prime, and we also have the full firmware available in our database for flashing via a PC. As always, you can just wait for the update to show up on its own, although that can take a few days.

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Jokka67
Jokka67

I downloaded today this ARD1 update from April. Question: as previous updated A530FXXU2ARB6 with several fixes was never available to download I will not get those fixes ? If so how can this happens?

Jokka67
Jokka67

My A8 (MEO Portugal) still waiting for Feb. 2018 update that is 2 months ago!!!!!!!!!

raphael nwalozie
raphael nwalozie

Still waiting for oreo for my note 8 international variant!!!

deardevil
deardevil

and thats how samsung Treat costumers lolol.asks for 1000€ for s9 plus,and dont deliver again the security patch of the current month first on their high end devices…. nice way to go Samsung….

Dezd1
Dezd1

Just received the March update for S8. Samsung seems to prioritise updates for their cheaper handsets rather than their flagship devices. Who ever is in charge of these decisions should be fired in my opinion. Way to kick your customers in the nuts and this idiotic update procedure is going to make many switch to other manufacturers for certain. Keep digging a deeper pit until you can’t get out Samsung.

zoran bibic
zoran bibic

What about Oreo update for A8 (2018) ?

PJaya
PJaya

My A710FD just jump from Aug 2017 to Mac 2018 patch

Aliyetim
Aliyetim

A82016(SM-A810F) august security!