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Samsung rolling out May 2018 security patch for the Galaxy J7 (2017)


Last updated: May 15th, 2018 at 10:51 UTC+02:00

Samsung detailed the May 2018 security patch last week and it’s now gradually rolling out the latest security maintenance release to compatible devices. The Galaxy J5 Prime was the first device to receive the May 2018 security patch four days ago after Samsung confirmed it and now it’s the Galaxy J7 (2017) that’s getting it.

Galaxy J7 (2017) May 2018 security patch

Samsung had actually released this security patch for the Galaxy J2 Pro even before it or Google had revealed anything about the latest security maintenance release. As expected, the rollout is beginning with mid-range devices. It’s going to take a few days before we see this patch arrive for more high-end devices.

The May 2018 security patch brings fixes for six critical vulnerabilities in the Android operating system and the dozens of high and moderate-risk vulnerabilities also discovered in the operating system. Fixes for 7 vulnerabilities discovered in Samsung’s software are included in this release as well.

Samsung has now started rolling out firmware version J730FXWU2ARE1 for the Galaxy J7 (2017) in Turkey. The update is being rolled out over-the-air and it’s also available for download from our firmware section.

It’s going to be a while before Galaxy J7 (2017) owners in other markets get this patch. We’ll update you as soon as the patch is rolled out for more devices. Expect that to happen over the next week or so.

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