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August security update for Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8+ available in more countries

In a surprising move, Samsung released the latest security patch for its flagship phones at the start of the month. The company usually updates its mid-range and budget phones with a new security patch before it makes its way to the flagships, but in August, we have seen the security patch update arrive on the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, and the Galaxy Note 8. And now, the update is available in more countries for at least the Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy Note 8.

Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8+ August update available more widely

The Galaxy Note 8 has been updated in the most number of markets. That’s well and good since the Galaxy Note 9 is likely to grab all of Samsung’s attention in the coming weeks. In any case, the new build (version N950FXXU4CRGA) can be downloaded in various European countries. In addition to the security patch, it brings some updated functionality for Samsung’s Game Launcher app, though it’s unclear exactly what those are.

The same changelog can be found on the Galaxy S8+, with the update carrying build number G955FXXU3CRGH. As for the security patch, Samsung is yet to tell us what kind of vulnerabilities it fixes, but that should change soon now that Google has made the August patch (and Android 9.0 Pie) official. And, of course, the August patch should also be making its way to more Galaxy devices in the coming days.

To download the update, open the Settings app on your phone, tap Software update, then hit the Download updates manually option. You can also take the alternative route and grab the firmware from our database if the update refuses to show up on your device.

Have you received the August security patch update on your Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, or Galaxy S9?

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Poojanpatel13
Poojanpatel13

Got it in India.. S8+

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

My S9+ is still on June! Lol! when are people going to realise that its only a couple of countries around the world that get monthly updates. just have to accept that Samsung value other countries more than others. They may give us in the UK the beta for the next android update but I have joined 2 of these betas and they both destroyed my phone’s battery life with ridiculous heating issues… and it was another month after the first official release that UK beta users got the official version. I will still probably join the beta if it… Read more »

Biransahin
Biransahin

I got in August 3rd!! Exynos Note8.

kapilrtn
kapilrtn

when s7 getting security patch update. we are on April 2018 security patch

feryrpd
feryrpd

same as my phone…

siaho
siaho

I am on july (s7e), so it should be soon.

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

I personally dont care for updates, but I’m aware that many do and have even made this public. So I ask, why wont Samsung just release updates all at once like Apple does with iOS? Keep the public happy and loyal, should’t be that big of a deal.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Unfortunately the process is different and there is one other problem. iOS is distributed directly by Apple but Android is mainly distributed through carriers. It’s the carriers themselves who cause delays as they send their bloatware updates to the OEMs before release and then Samsung must send it back to carriers who distribute it. The second difference is that Apple update very few models so updates get out more quickly. Take a look at Samsungs firmware updates here and see how many devices are being updated. Samsung software updates run 24/7 for hundreds of devices, not just a few iPhones.… Read more »

fcaroll
fcaroll

First, not all the devices are carrier locked and unlocked devices often get updated AFTER the carrier locked ones, at least samsung should update all the unlocked ones at once. Second, samsung is big enough to be able to update its devices in time (even though they don’t do that) and they should release an adequate number of devices to be able to decently maintain them. Third, bugs happen on samsung as much as with apple, the only difference here is that apple is able to send a fix much, much faster. Why samsung does not update all devices at… Read more »

Biransahin
Biransahin

You’re an iSheep…. pretty obvious. 😉

fcaroll
fcaroll

Really? I only had Galaxy SIII neo, Galaxy S5 neo, Galaxy S7 (using it right now) and i hate how Apple sells things. I try to be objective and that’s how samsung works. If I was an apple fan I wouldn’t be here I guess. You are a sheepsung my friend, sorry 😉