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Galaxy J7 (2017) is the latest Samsung device to get April security patch

Samsung kickstarted the global rollout of the April 2019 Security Maintenance Release (SMR) beginning with the Galaxy Note 8 last week. Since then, the company has released the same update for the Galaxy A30, Note 9, and the Galaxy S9 series as well. The Galaxy J7 (2017), also known as the Galaxy J7 Pro in some regions, has also joined the club now as the Korean company released the April security patch for this budget device yesterday.

The update is currently available only in Russia and carries the software version J730FMXXS5BSD1. Do note that the OS version is still Android 8.1 Oreo and this update affects only the Android security patch level. The release doesn’t seem to bring any new features to the table and is all about the security fixes detailed in the April security bulletin by Samsung. The April update patches five critical and dozens of high-risk Android OS vulnerabilities and fifteen SVE (Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposure) items of varying severities.

Even in Russia where the update is released, not all eligible devices may get the OTA update at once as the company typically rolls it out it in stages. To check up if the update is available to your device, open the Settings app, go to Software Update, and tap on the Download updates manually option. Alternatively, you can also download the latest firmware from our database and manually flash it if you want to have the update right away.

  • Model: SM-J730F
  • Dimensions: 152.4 x 74.7 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.5 "(139.5 mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos Exynos 7870
  • Camera: 13 MP, CMOS F1.7
  • Model: SM-J730FM
  • Dimensions: 152.4 x 74.7 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.5 "(139.5 mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos Exynos 7870
  • Camera: 13 MP, CMOS F1.7

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locarno
locarno

Screenshot from OTA ?

locarno
locarno

“and manually flush it if you want to have the update right away.”

flash it*

woody365
woody365

Got my April security patch for my S9+ today. Actually impressed with the timely manner for once.

locarno
locarno

You already said that in this article “Galaxy S9 receiving update with April 2019 security patch”.

punitverma2010
punitverma2010

Hey sammobile, m20 & m30 got spotted running android pie on wifi certification. Can you write and tell us more about that?

djcbs
djcbs

Meanwhile, nothing for the S10. Which is ridiculous, specially considering that Samsung made rooting a nightmare BECAUSE they integrated Google’s Project Treble into the phones…so these updates should be faster. And yet…

london2tim
london2tim

this will be a special update containing new features as well