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Galaxy S6 update rolling out, brings October 2018 security patch

The Galaxy S6 crossed its three-year software support period earlier this year, but as is par for the course, that isn’t stopping Samsung from releasing a new security update for the device. The Galaxy S6 is getting an update in South Africa at the moment, carrying software version G920FXXU6ERI1 and the October 2018 security patch.

Galaxy S6 October security update released

Since the Galaxy S6 is almost four years old, the new security update is unlikely to reach many markets. Samsung only updates its devices past the support period when it’s necessary. For example, South Africa’s last Galaxy S6 update came out in May, while the device was updated with the June patch in some markets later on. The October update doesn’t seem to be available for the Galaxy S6 edge just yet, but it’s probably not far behind and will make the jump to the newer software in the coming days.

You can download the Galaxy S6 October security update from the Software update menu in the phone’s Settings app. As usual, we have the related firmware available in our firmware section for those who don’t want to wait for the over-the-air release. Do let us know if the update makes any notable changes once it has been installed on your Galaxy S6 (or Galaxy S6 edge).

  • Model: SM-G920F
  • Dimensions: 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm
  • Display: 5.1" (129.2mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 7420
  • Camera: 16 MP, CMOS OIS (F1.9)

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Rohit752
Rohit752

Why samsung a 8 plus not getting any kind of security patch or bug fix upadate after oreo?

Celso09
Celso09

The periodicity of patches for it is quarterly

ash55
ash55

I would love one day to see Samsung grow out of the 2 year software update 😢

Celso09
Celso09

Possibly this could change with the Galaxy S8.

deardevil
deardevil

galaxy S6 is more then capable to handle android 8, it would be so easy for samsung to push an update like that to s6 and s7

zizibuba
zizibuba

S7 has Android 8.

locarno
locarno

Maybe he thought about Pie ?

LeifS
LeifS

I wouldn’t really see Android 8 as a big step forward. It blocks useful things like call recording and doesn’t bring really new exciting stuff. Knowing how long an app gets used? There are already apps that can do it. Custom fonts, notification snoozing,. picture in picture..these are all things Samsung had since a long time.

My S8 will get Android 8 but i’ll happily skip that update. There are more drawbacks than benefits in it in my opinion.