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Galaxy Note 8 update brings October 2019 security patch

The Galaxy Note 8 may not be eligible for the Android 10 and One UI 2.0 update, but it’s still getting regular security patches, and Samsung has now released the October 2019 security patch for the device. An update with software version N950FXXU7DSJ1 is rolling out in the Netherlands, Bulgaria, and the Baltic states, and like all recent updates for the Note 8, this one doesn’t bring any new features or improvements other than enhanced security.

The October 2019 security patch includes a fix for a serious vulnerability that was discovered to have been exploited by the NSO, an Israeli cyber intelligence firm. However, it’s not clear if Samsung is including the fix in the security patch it is rolling out to Galaxy devices, as the fix was released by Google separately instead of being included in the regular October patch release. It’s also unclear if the fix is even needed for devices that weren’t singled out by Google analysts when the vulnerability was first discovered – the only Galaxy phones mentioned were the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S9.

The latest Galaxy Note 8 update is available over the air and can be downloaded on the phone from the Settings » Software update menu. You can also update via Samsung Smart Switch or by downloading the latest firmware from our database and flashing it manually on your Note 8 using a Windows PC.

galaxy note 8 october 2019 security update

  • 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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Anas108
Anas108

Just updated my Note8 with October update in Indonesia. There’s several changes I notice. First, the notification. The title of the incoming notification isn’t bold anymore.
Then, the pop up notification is displayed at the bottom, not at the middle anymore.

cabbe86
cabbe86

It’s very bad, that Samsung isn’t update this phone to 10, 😠😡but I hope they change their screwed mind and do it..

cardicek
cardicek

Why would they do that? 🙂 Can you tell me? 🙂 They would be against each other … Even S7 did not get A9 🙂 Remember it just will not ..

ivku
ivku

Because the terrible update policy. It will be after my 8 years with samsung last one. Note8 is my current and last Samsung phone. I don’t care about updates to A10 anymore, because they also kill LoD with it. Only SPen can not rescue my mind. After spending premium price every two years ? Put it to bin ? This is very good reason to abandon this brand, because it costs more than other, inlcuding iPhones, because you can keep fully supported them for 5 years ? iPhones is half the price if you fully open your eyes and compare… Read more »

evilakuma111
evilakuma111

I updated the software last month and the battery dropped from 5/5 and a half screen on time to 3 and a half. It was just security patch and I guess making things a little worse so that I can upgrade to a new phone. Keep it up Samsung and you will lose your clients.👌

cardicek
cardicek

I haven’t seen anything like that … So it is with your hands and your cracked bull*hit bull*hit 🙂

minnona1
minnona1

“The Galaxy Note 8 may not be eligible for the Android 10 and One UI 2.0 update” let’s hope Samsung changes its mind this time. Seeing that android 10 is a minor update.

beesee
beesee

I don´t believe we will get Android 10 update on Note 8. We already got 2 major upgrades. I am sure S7 and S6 is also Android 10 capable, but there is no interest for updating this phones from Samsung side. Samsung needs to sell new phones 🙂

cardicek
cardicek

People you are normally driven: D over and over again .. Sure it will not 🙂 And Whether it does not even samsung even, it would just cough up the A10 quickly and it would be an update on him …. so A9 is enough and everything works as it should 🙂 pa kid

ivku
ivku

And loosing LoD ? Nope. Damn Samsung. SPen and LoD was killer feature for premium Samsung phones for travelling professionals, but now ? SW is making current phones different, HW is fully capable to A11, A12, A13, …
No upgrade, no better SW, no upgrade, no Samsung – EASY.