[Update: S9+ too] Samsung releases May 2018 security patch for the Galaxy S9
Samsung has already released the May 2018 security patch for a string of low-end and mid-range devices. The company rolled out this update for the Galaxy A8+ and Galaxy J1 mini Prime just yesterday. It has also rolled out this update for devices like the Galaxy J7 (2017) and Galaxy J2 Pro in the past couple of weeks.
The company is finally turning its attention to flagship devices starting today with the rollout of the May 2018 security patch for the Galaxy S9. Samsung has made it a habit of rolling out new security maintenance releases for mid-range devices first before expanding it to its flagship models.
Galaxy S9 May 2018 security patch
Samsung is now rolling out firmware version G960FXXU1BRE5 for the Galaxy S9 in Germany. It’s going to be rolled out gradually over the air. We do have the firmware file available for download in our database.
The company is also rolling out the latest security patch to a couple of other handsets today. The newly announced Galaxy J4 is now receiving the May 2018 security patch in Saudi Arabia and Ukraine. The firmware version J400FXXU1ARE8 can also be downloaded from our database.
Last but certainly not the least, the Galaxy A7 (2017) is receiving the latest security maintenance release in India. Firmware version A720FXXU3CRE3 is being rolled out and is also available for download online.
The security patch for the month of May 2018 brings fixes for six critical vulnerabilities in the Android operating system alongside fixes for dozens of moderate and high-risk ones. There are fixes for seven vulnerabilities found in Samsung’s own software as well.
It goes without saying that Samsung will roll out the May 2018 security patch for more devices in the days to come. The handsets that have already released in it some markets should soon get it in others as well.
Update: The May 2018 security patch is now rolling out for the Galaxy S9+ a well. Firmware version G965FXXU1BRE5 has so far been released in the United Kingdom and is available for download online.