Galaxy S7, S7 edge, unlocked US Galaxy Note 8 get February 2018 security patch
Samsung is rolling out the February 2018 security patch update to a couple of its flagships phones in different regions. Two of those are the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, while the third is the unlocked variant of the Galaxy Note 8 in the US. The Note 8 first received the February patch last week in Italy, and it’s now being rolled out for unlocked units on the Verizon network. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge update, meanwhile, is available in Panama, Bolivia, Colombia, and Trinidad and Tobago. The build number for the S7, S7 edge, and Note 8 updates is G930FXXU2DRB7, G930FXXU2DRB7, and N950USQS3BRB1 respectively.
February 2018 security patch comes to more Samsung devices
Samsung’s been taking it rather slow with the February patch, no doubt because of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ (and possibly the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8), and with the month-end approaching, it doesn’t look like the February 2018 patch will be making their way to most Galaxy devices before March (or at all, if Samsung decides to skip ahead to the March security patch). To recap, the February patch fixes five critical and a multitude of low and medium-risk vulnerabilities in the Android OS, along with 16 vulnerabilities that only affect Samsung devices. More details on the patch can be seen on the company’s dedicated websites for Android security updates.
To grab the latest update, open the phone’s settings, navigate to and tap Software update, then tap Download updates manually. You can also download the firmware files from our database to upgrade using a PC.