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Galaxy S8 update with December 2018 security patch out in Germany

Samsung isn’t showing any signs of slowing when it comes to security updates, even when the company is busy working on the Android Pie update. Germany, one of the markets where the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 One UI beta is available, is now seeing the Galaxy S8 being updated with the December 2018 security patch. The December patch has already been released for the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, and the Galaxy Note 8 in some markets.

Galaxy S8 December update now available

The Galaxy S8 update comes with software version G950FXXU4CRL3 and features nothing but improved security. That’s probably going to be the case for all updates for the device until Android Pie comes out. Of course, that doesn’t make these updates any less important. The December patch is especially crucial, as it fixes as many as 40 vulnerabilities in Samsung’s software, including one that could allow someone access to gallery pictures saved in Secure Folder without authentication.

At this moment, only the Galaxy S8 is getting the new update. The Galaxy S8+ shouldn’t be too far behind, though. If you have received this update in a country other than Germany, do let us know in the comments. German users can download the update from the Software update menu in the Settings app on the device.

Thanks, Jonas!

  • Model: SM-G950F
  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • Camera: 12 MP, Dual Pixel F1.7 OIS

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cnori
cnori

Just got in Brazil now.

NicuPit
NicuPit

Just received today the november security patch from Sammy, kind of late, now i’m expecting the December security patch, on my S8/U.K/IRL model.

King Mustard
King Mustard

I received this some time in the past few days (UK, S8+, unlocked).

NicuPit
NicuPit

Why the S8 range has to get the security updates so slow and so late? UNLIKE OTHER S8 MODELS IN OTHER REGIONS?

raaxsl
raaxsl

Today received December security Update for S8+ in Sri Lanka

miner4le
miner4le

An update has come to Russia. S8

alinux33
alinux33

you can recive new update if you using Smart Switch. I gate last update using this app in Romania

J438N
J438N

I haven’t got December security patch update in 2018 yet. I have a Samsung Galaxy s8 plus us

King Mustard
King Mustard

Only just received the November security update on my S8+ (UK, unlocked).

NicuPit
NicuPit

No update for december yet on S8 for UK/IRL. STILL OCTOBER SECURITY PATCH…sHAME..

milandjordjevic8
milandjordjevic8

Decembar update no in Serbia 🙂

silviucaragea
silviucaragea

G950FOXM1AQJ5 is still on Androind 7.0 and security patch from Octomber 2017 🙁 🙁 🙁

tvBilly
tvBilly

Sorry, to clarify: December update today with November’s security patches.

tvBilly
tvBilly

December update today, USA, Unlocked S8 (SM-G950U1 XAA)

Haiko2011
Haiko2011

December update today belgium s8 plus

lexremaster
lexremaster

December update today netherlands

NicuPit
NicuPit

I think i’ll get it next year the december security patch, for the model for U.K(Samsung S8)

fredvaz87
fredvaz87

Unlocked s8+ from sammy in the U.S. I just received November’s update this morning

Ariam3D
Ariam3D

Just received Nov security update here in Cuba haha, so, will I receive Dec security update on January?? haha always a month later

pmenzies
pmenzies

And I just recieved the November update here in Denmark

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

In UK we just got the Nov security updates hmnn