Quite a few Samsung handsets have received the January 2018 security update over the past couple of weeks. Even flagships like the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8 have received it in some markets. Samsung is gradually rolling out the update to more devices and now it’s the Galaxy Note 5’s turn. The Galaxy Note 5 January 2018 security update has been released in several markets in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Galaxy Note 5 January 2018 update
Samsung’s latest security maintenance release brings fixes for five critical vulnerabilities in the Android operating system as well as patches for many low, moderate and high-risk vulnerabilities.
It also includes patches for 13 Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items that the company discovered in its own software. Users shouldn’t expect much in the way of new features with this update as its main purpose is to apply these patches.
Samsung is now rolling out firmware version N920CXXS4CRA1 for the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C) in more than a dozen markets in the aforementioned regions. The update is now rolling out in markets like the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Turkey, Nigeria, Morocco, Pakistan, Kenya and Saudi Arabia.
Galaxy Note 5 owners will receive an over-the-air update notification on their handsets when the firmware becomes available for their market. The firmware files are also available for download from our firmware section.