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Samsung releases August security patch for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Samsung has released the August 2019 security patch for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in more than a dozen markets yesterday. Both these devices were removed from the list of eligible models for quarterly security updates in June this year, but they are now back on the same list again. Though there is no official explanation for the back and forth, it is possible Samsung removed these devices from the list by mistake.

The August security patch for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is currently available in France, Poland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Portugal, Greece, Netherlands, Switzerland, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Spain, and a few other regions. In most of these markets, it is the Vodafone variant which is currently receiving the update.

Given how old these devices are, it is doubtful the release packs anything more than security fixes. According to Samsung’s security bulletin, the August Security Maintenance Release (SMR) includes patches from Google for seven critical and many high-risk Android vulnerabilities and 17 fixes from Samsung for threats that are specific to Galaxy devices.

Since Samsung rolls out software updates in stages, not all eligible devices may receive the OTA update notification at once. You can, however, manually check for the update by tapping the Download updates manually option under Software Update in settings. If that doesn’t trigger the update, you have to wait for Samsung to seed the update to your device. Alternatively, you can also download the latest firmware for your device (Galaxy S7, S7 edge) from our database and manually flash it.

  • Model: SM-G930F
  • Dimensions: 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.1" (129.2mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8890
  • Camera: 12 MP, Dual Pixel F1.7
  • Model: SM-G935F
  • Dimensions: 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm
  • Display: 5.5" (139.3mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8890
  • Camera: 12 MP, Dual Pixel F1.7

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RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

To me, this is still their best phone. Back when they weren’t cutting features, downgrading display resolution, or using ridiculous holes to use notches without saying they’re using notches.

androidloverbe
androidloverbe

What a joke S10+ is still on July he Samsung we paid more for the CURRENT device than a device that is 3 years OLDER get to work lazy bastards

GS7edge
GS7edge

What’s wrong with a 3 years old device getting security patch first? Do you think your S10+ will not be getting another update again?

androidloverbe
androidloverbe

No that’s not what i’m thinking .The problem ? simple S7 is older than 2 years so no longer entitled to any updates .I also fail to see why a country within Europe should be served after countrys like Pakistan , United Arab Emirates i just don’t see it …

henklbr
henklbr

“S7 is older than 2 years so no longer entitled to any updates”:
What do you mean with this? Be happy Samsung still updates older devices (something other brands won’t do!)…
Because “your S10” didn’t receive the August-patch yet, other/older devices are also not entitled to get this update?

androidloverbe
androidloverbe

No i’m not that selfisch .I know Samsung can decide to update older devices no problem with that .The only thing that get’s on my nerves is the fact that it’s always the same region(s) that have to wait and they even have the guts to lie about the dates they released updates in the changelog to hide they are late.

Almost September August patch is on the way …. i wonder how it will be with android Q let’s say Q comes March 2020 for my region that will be Oktober 2020 .

atommic
atommic

At least replace our old ones with your new ones to compensate us being loyal customers for years.

ic3t
ic3t

What are you talking about? My S10+ got the august security patch two weeks ago…

androidloverbe
androidloverbe

Check the LUX region nothing …..

henklbr
henklbr

Before a firmware is pushed to devices in a country, it’s first “tested” by the carriers/operators in your country.
Secondly: Samsung always pushes firmwares in a “staged roll-out”.
Just relax: it’ll come at your device soon too…

cardicek
cardicek

Good comedy: D And S8 + got last June: D

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

I guess I wont be making use of this update since I’m already on OneUI port rom… Newer android os and skin vs. newer security patch…

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

They just realised that 2 years of major software updates plus one for security ones just won’t make the cut anymore.

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

Just release the d*mn One UI update already Samsung. Stop making yourselfs looking like fools.

locarno
locarno

a5 2016 is also back on this list.

pigglett
pigglett

Got this in UK few hours ago