The original Galaxy Fold was among the first Samsung smartphones to receive the July 2021 security patch. The rollout began a couple of weeks ago but was limited to the international model. Fast forward to now, and Galaxy Fold owners in the USA are also able to acquire a new firmware update with the July 2021 security patch included.
The update is available for the unlocked Galaxy Fold with model number SM-F900U1 and can be identified by firmware number F900U1UES5EUF1. Going by this detail, we can safely assume that the new firmware update doesn’t bring any new features to the table aside from the latest security patch and other fixes.
Addressing Bluetooth vulnerabilities and Android Auto stability issues
As usual, a new security patch means that dozens of vulnerabilities found within Android OS and Samsung’s software were addressed. Patching Bluetooth vulnerabilities was the main focus for the month of July, but Android Auto should also be more stable. Galaxy Fold owners who may have had the app crashing on them should no longer face this problem once they install the new firmware update.
Samsung Galaxy Fold owners in the USA should be able to download the latest firmware update along with the July 2021 security patch by tapping the update notification once it arrives or by opening the Settings app on the phone and accessing Software update. They can also skip the wait by downloading the latest firmware updates from our archive.