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New Galaxy S8+ update brings the latest security patch

There’s a new Galaxy S8+ update rolling out today and it brings the latest security patch for the month of March 2019. Samsung detailed the new security maintenance release last week. It has also released it for the Galaxy Note 8 earlier today.

The update doesn’t seem to bring much in the way of new features. That’s to be expected of these minor updates which are primarily meant to apply the latest security patches to the operating system.

New Galaxy S8+ update arrives with March 2019 security patch

Samsung detailed the March 2019 security patch just last week. It has fixes for eight critical vulnerabilities in the Android OS in addition to several other vulnerabilities of high and moderate-risk. The update also has patches for 11 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items. One of those vulnerabilities leaked Private Mode thumbnail contents in Gallery.

This new Galaxy S8+ update has firmware version G955FXXU4CSB9. It’s out in Uruguay right now for units on the Claro network. The OS version is actually Android 8.0 Oreo and not Android Pie which is already out for the Galaxy S8 series. It’s available for download from our firmware section.

Now that the March 2019 security patch is out for the Galaxy S8+, it shouldn’t take long before it arrives in other markets across the globe. You should expect to receive it on your unit in the coming weeks. Samsung may also roll out the same update for the Galaxy S8 in the near future as well.

  • Model: SM-G955F
  • Dimensions: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
  • Display: 6.2” (158.1mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • Camera: 12 MP, Dual Pixel F1.7 OIS

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gtone339
gtone339

Galaxy S8 is now receiving Android 9.0 update here in New Zealand now hehe! 😀

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

The s8 is still an amazing phone!

fab1an
fab1an

indeed

locarno
locarno

But it lagging.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Not had a single issue with it being latfy at all and I’ve had it since dayn1 of the official release

locarno
locarno

Without factory reset?

yashsonkiya
yashsonkiya

yes without factory reset its working just fine

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

No factory reset and it’s running great. With one hi it was a bit slow at first and now it’s great. Marginally slower than my s10 but performing the same as my on one ui

gtone339
gtone339

Yeah, my S8 is still good, though my 2 yr warranty is going to expire next month. 🙁

Shall I upgrade to the S10 or wait for the Note 10/S11?

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

I got the s10 and it’s great. They fixed all the problems with the s9 upgrade. Eg 8gb ram Vs 4gb, bigger screen, triple camera Vs 1 etc… It’s also thinner

gtone339
gtone339

Good to know. Looking forward to the Galaxy Note 10 instead since the S10e, S10 & S10+ don’t have 5G modems yet, so here’s hoping for the Note10 to be 5G ready.

cardicek
cardicek

Except that Ram’s memory doesn’t solve anything if you have 8 or 4 gb: X to remember

NicuPit
NicuPit

I don’t think the S8 is lagging

gtone339
gtone339

Got Android 9.0 on my S8 now, and thanks to the One UI it looks more like the S10 now hehe!

cardicek
cardicek

Certainly it is not lagging behind, it is only here that some magicians write about Ram Memory: X