Galaxy S8 firmware update rolls out bringing April 2020 security patch

Samsung has yet to officially publish the April 2020 security patch details as of this writing, but some Galaxy smartphones have already received it, including the Galaxy S10 and Note 10. Now it’s the Galaxy S8 series’ turn (SM-G950F/SM-G955F), as a new firmware update is rolling out in numerous countries, and although this OTA release doesn’t push the phone’s Android OS version beyond Pie, it does include the April 2020 security patch.

The new firmware update’s version number varies from G95xFXXS8DTC1 to G95xFXXS8DTC6, depending on which country is receiving it. And there are numerous countries in which the update is now available, including but not limited to France, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Romania, Germany, the UK, the Czech Republic, Greece, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Hungary, and other Southeast European, Baltic, and Nordic countries. The roll-out will continue to expand into more regions over the coming days.

It’s been three years since the Galaxy S8 lineup was introduced, meaning that this is the last year in which it will receive monthly security patches. The series will switch to a quarterly update schedule next year, and Samsung will cease to support it in 2022. Until then, you can rest easy that the company will continue to address software vulnerabilities and keep your phone safe from malicious attacks and exploits.

You can download the latest Galaxy S8 firmware update OTA after receiving the notification, or you can download it from our SM-G950F / SM-G955F archives and install it manually using a Windows PC.

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