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Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy A9 (2018) get May 2019 security update

Samsung released details of the May 2019 security update for its devices yesterday and has now started rolling out the update for the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy A9 (2018). The Note 8 is getting the update in Morocco while the A9 (2018) is getting it in India, with software versions N950FXXU6DSD5 and A920FXXU1BSDA for the two devices respectively.

The May security patch fixes seven critical vulnerabilities that were discovered in Android, with the most severe one allowing a “remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.” The patch also fixes 21 vulnerabilities that only affect Samsung’s software, one of which could leak clipboard contents and some learned words from the Samsung Keyboard app to the lockscreen through Bixby. No cases of these vulnerabilities being exploited have been reported yet.

To grab the new update over the air on your Note 8 or A9 (2018), open the phone’s Settings app, select Software update, then tap Download and install. We’re not sure there are any notable changes included in these updates in addition to the latest security patch, but you can help us out by checking out the changelog once the update shows up on your device. If you can’t access the update over the air, you can download the full firmware from our database and upgrade using a Windows PC.

  • Model: SM-A920F
  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 77 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.3"(167.64mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Camera: 24 MP, CMOS F1.7 & Telephoto 10MP, CMOS F2.4 & Ultra Wide 8MP, CMOS F2.4 & Depth 5.0 MP, CMOS F2.2
  • Model: SM-N950F
  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm
  • Display: 6.3" (160.02mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • Camera: 12 MP, 2x, 1 telephoto F2.4 and 1 wide angle F1.7 OIS

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locarno
locarno

“using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process”

Where I can download this file ?

cardicek
cardicek

The biggest comedy is that the S8 ETL is not even a April update

locarno
locarno

Yes. They forgot about S8.

cabbe86
cabbe86

May I say, freaking fast 😉 but still soon loose my hope, on Samsung when my note8 becomes glowing hot, melt my body parts..

TECHFRIEND
TECHFRIEND

Are you in a hot environment? I use Mophie’s battery case & play games & films on my Note 8 all the time, it’s warm but no where to the temps of melting anything.

cabbe86
cabbe86

Thank u😀, yes and no. But it was defect. Second mainboard replacement also replaced subboard, charging port, 4g-2g and wifi antenna and speaker. Now is my phone not clocking and burning my phone and seems to seems to work😀but pepper pepper take on wood. It’s not hot outside yet 🤔