Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A8 (2018) get May security update
The latest Android security patch has been released for two more Galaxy devices. A new update that includes the May security patch is rolling out to the Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Galaxy A8 (2018) in various countries. The A5 (2017) update features firmware version A520FXXSECTD7 and the A8 (2018) update is identified by firmware version A530FXXSCCTE1. The updates for both devices include only security fixes.
The May security patch, as detailed by Samsung earlier this week, brings fixes for nine critical vulnerabilities and dozens of moderate and high-risk vulnerabilities in the Android OS. Also included are fixes for 19 vulnerabilities in Samsung’s own software, including one that could allow an unauthorized change of the preferred SIM card when the device was locked and a bug that had been plaguing Galaxy devices since 2014.
Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A5 (2018) owners will find a notification waiting for them if the May security update is available in their region. If you own either device, you can also manually download the update over the air from the Settings » Software update menu. If that doesn’t work, you can download the latest firmware from our archive and install it on your phone using a Windows computer.