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Samsung details May 2018 security patch

We reported last week that Samsung had released the May 2018 security patch update for one of its smartphones even before the company itself or even Google had announced what was included in this latest security maintenance release. This isn’t the first time that something like this happened, though. Nevertheless, Samsung today officially detailed the May 2018 security patch so now we know exactly what the latest security update for Samsung devices brings.

May 2018 security patch

Samsung will now start rolling out a security update as part of its monthly security maintenance release process. The patch brings fixes from both Google and Samsung. All of the patches that Google has included in its Android Security Bulletin – May 2018 package are present in this release.

These include fixes for six critical vulnerabilities discovered in the Android operating system as well as dozens of high and moderate-risk vulnerabilities. Fixes for 7 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures items or vulnerabilities that were discovered in Samsung’s own software are included as well.

Now that the company has detailed the latest security maintenance release for compatible devices, it can get down to the business of actually rolling out the updates. The process will be carried out throughout the month of May so it may be a while before your handset gets the May 2018 security patch.

Samsung has developed a habit recently of releasing the latest security patch for mid-range devices first. It has already released said patch for the Galaxy J2 Pro in Bangladesh and we can expect other mid-range devices to be the first to get the latest patch.

We’ll update you in the coming days when the first firmware with the May 2018 security patch become available.

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DeviceManager
DeviceManager

I am running ARE1 with May Security Patch ๐Ÿ™‚ on S9+

adiwilko76
adiwilko76

My last update was 1st May bringing Oreo 8.0 for my S7 Edge with April security patch. Since Oreo update I’ve been getting a pink line down the right hand side of my screen from top to bottom.

Hcmnoy
Hcmnoy

Reset your Phone.

Funmilayo1
Funmilayo1

I have not received any update since January for ECT . I wonder why I still stick with Samsung despite all these disappointment.

Striker247
Striker247

Just did the April “security update” on my note 8, NONE of the sensors on my phone work now. Do the developers even bother testing the stability of these things ??

prathibhakeshan98
prathibhakeshan98

j7 max why not release may 2018 security patch

jamesrhodes39
jamesrhodes39

Haven’t received an security update since july 2017. When I try to update keep getting told my S7 security is up to date.

Raees777
Raees777

Use the pc application smart switch to update it…its an official samsung program ๐Ÿ™‚

Jafar Sadeghi
Jafar Sadeghi

The longest wait time to get the update for S7 users.
Shame on you Samsung

fcaroll
fcaroll

Is it possible to know if S7 devices that got April security patches on Nougat instead of Oreo will have to wait for May security patches to get Oreo instead of getting Oreo but with no new security patches (because they already have them on Nougat)? Thanks a lot if anyone can answer ๐Ÿ™‚

Martin DAYI
Martin DAYI

In my experience, security patches are not necessary and slowly messes up your phone. I’m still in first nougat version (it was spesifically done for S7 and stayed beta for a long time and tested by the community) and never installed security or update since. People want to get “security” updates first and as much as possible, these updates fix some of the issues but broke other things.