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Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) get July 2018 security patch update

The July 2018 security patch is making its way to two more mid-range Galaxy smartphones. An update is rolling out for the Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) in a couple of markets including the United Kingdom and India, bringing with it the latest security patch. The Galaxy A7 (2017) had received a similar update in mid-July.

Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) update rolling out

Since the new update is based on Android 8.0 Oreo, it might also include a few improvements to stability and fix some bugs that may have shown up with Oreo. As for the July 2018 patch, it brings the usual fare of fixes for critical vulnerabilities discovered in the Android OS and in Samsung’s software. You should be able to download the update by tapping the Download updates manually option in the Software update section of the phone’s settings.

We also have the firmware in our database for manually updating to the newest software, which carries build number A320FLXXU2CRG2 and A520FXXS5CRG5 for the A3 and A5 respectively. Do let us know if you have received the update in your country and whether it makes any noticeable changes.

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