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    July security patch now available for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in Korea

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    Last updated: July 8th, 2019 at 16:59 UTC+02:00

    Samsung is quickly expanding the rollout of the July 2019 security patch to more devices and regions every day. The latest devices to join the list are the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge – both of which seem to have started receiving the July monthly update over the weekend. As of now, the rollout appears to be limited to the Korean carrier variants of the 2016 flagships.

    The July Security Maintenance Release (SMR) includes fixes for ten critical and more than a dozen high-risk Android OS vulnerabilities and 13 Samsung-specific threats. The release doesn’t seem to bring any features to the old flagships, but that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone given the age of these devices.

    Do remember that the security patch may not be automatically downloaded to all the eligible devices at once since Samsung tends to push updates in stages. To manually trigger the update, go to Settings, select Software Update, and tap on the Download updates manually option. Alternately, you can also download the latest compatible firmware from our database and manually flash it.

    Samsung recently downgraded the Galaxy S7 duo support by removing them from the quarterly update schedule, in accordance with the company’s update policy. It means these older flagships are nearing the end of their life and may receive fewer and fewer software updates going forward. You can also expect these updates to be limited to only critical security fixes and devoid of any new features.

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