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Galaxy Note 9 update with May 2019 security patch rolling out

Samsung is rolling out a new software update for the Galaxy Note 9, bringing the latest Android security patch to the device. The update is currently out in Russia, France, and Bulgaria, and it’s actually the second update the Note 9 has received in these countries in May. The last one brought two features that Galaxy S9 owners had already been enjoying for some time: a scheduling option for the Night mode theme and a field-of-view switch in the selfie camera.

May 2019 security patch now rolled out to Galaxy Note 9

The update that’s rolling out now follows a similar one for the Galaxy S9 that rolled out just a few hours ago, so it could have a similar changelog that includes improvements to the camera’s beauty mode and slow-motion video recording. That’s in addition to the May security patch, which fixes seven critical and dozens of high and moderate risk Android OS vulnerabilities, along with 21 vulnerabilities of varying severities that are specific to Galaxy devices.

The procedure to download the new update remains unchanged. Just hop into the Software update menu on your Note 9’s Settings app and tap Download and install to start downloading the update over the air. It may not be available for everyone in the aforementioned countries just yet, and if you fall under that bracket, you can upgrade using the firmware for the new update from our database.

Update: The update turned out to be just a security update, with no other improvements mentioned on the changelog.

  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Display: 6.4" (162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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donetus
donetus

this is why I moved away from Samsung but I ended up using one again after the Huawei issue. LOL.

massimo729
massimo729

It’s almost june. Samsung is funny.

Wayne Britz
Wayne Britz

As per usual, this has not arrived in the UK yet, why do mid range devices get the May patch before flagship devices?? We spend the money and get 2nd class service! Why why why has Samsung not learnt anything over the years?

Lilwarrior313
Lilwarrior313

And, notifications from apps like YouTube and Ebay are still white in the notifications shade even when night mode is enabled, which looks hideous

Lilwarrior313
Lilwarrior313

Well I’m still waiting for a fix for the bug I got when my Note 9 was first updated to Android Pie… Some notifications from apps like Pinterest or WhatsApp look cropped in the notifications shade and nobody seems to care since I’ve found nobody saying a word about it online…

locarno
locarno

From another article

“Samsung might bundle this update with the May security patch for some countries,”

So you were right.

rmbln01
rmbln01

No OTA yet but it is now live via Smart Switch

shikhu
shikhu

Which country ?

rmbln01
rmbln01

France (XEF) & Bulgaria (BGL)

Biransahin
Biransahin

Great news. I’ve been getting the patches with a, couple of weeks or so of release date, so expecting it soon!

shikhu
shikhu

You wouldn’t believe that note 9 in India is still on March security patch and they speak about monthly security patch update for flagship phone. LoL hahahaha….here mid range phone are getting this feature. Thanks a lot Samsung for keeping your promises with flagship users. Worst service ever I seen. Apple , one plus are far better , atleast the update they provide is less and stable one.

Skinzy pezi
Skinzy pezi

From gsmarena- 03 May 2019

“The 6T has received a few updates since launch, but at the moment it’s still stuck on the January 2019 security patch level, and that is anything but current.”
Congrats, your argument on Oneplus backfired. But yeah, apple does have amazing software support.

shikhu
shikhu

Atleast u r having stable update of your Jan patch (as per your post) , but on note 9 ,one ui is not even stable, lots of features have been lost after pie update, no scheduled night mode (where it should be ), no pro video recording and there is a lots of issues in their so called flagship phone. The update that we used to get (not at time) were all not up to the mark (stable).

rmn4
rmn4

What exactly isn’t stable? I use a an India Note9 and I dont have any instabilities. Its works perfectly. Aprt from the 2 minor features you mention what features have been lost?

shikhu
shikhu

hello , Mr. rmn4 Do you have feature of one tap to activat ? Do you have good camera quality ? apart from the software issues, lets talk about some hardware issue it has . Most of the 90% of note 9 users across THE WORLD not only in India only, they are suffering from vibrating issue when they go for 2x zoom option in camera and battery draining issue. Kindly once check this camera vibrating issue on YouTube or Google. You will gets lots of reviews on that. It is the responsibility of the Samsung to sort this issue… Read more »

mvassu
mvassu

Samsung should learn from Apple. Apple always having good support

mvassu
mvassu

Ur right….

gentux
gentux

Where is it for the S10+? Looks like even mid-rangers got the May patch first. Samsung should really do better if they ask so much for their devices!

m2geek
m2geek

Clearly you don’t know how this works… They update the phones that have the biggest user base first – that *isn’t* the flagship tier phones, that’s all the crappy cheap phones…

gentux
gentux

Sure but happy users of flagships bring the money, right? Without them, the crappy phones would be even crappier and sell worse.

altansat
altansat

NO TURKEY