Galaxy S8 and S8+ January security update rolling out
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ may not be eligible for the Android 10 update, much to the annoyance of those who purchased either device, but Samsung is continuing to release regular security updates for 2017’s flagship Galaxy S smartphone(s). This week, the company is rolling out the January 2020 security update to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The update has been released in a few European countries, including France, Poland, Hungary, and the Netherlands.
The January update for the S8 and S8+ sports firmware version G950*XXS6DTA1 and, as you would expect, comes with only the latest security patch. The January patch brings fixes for a handful of critical vulnerabilities in Android OS, along with fixes for 17 vulnerabilities found to affect only Samsung’s software, including one that could allow brute force attacks on the lock screen password and allow unauthorized access to a device.
If you live in a country where the January update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ has been released, you should get a notification once it’s available for your device. You can also check for it manually by tapping Download and install in the Settings » Software update menu on the phone. We also have the latest firmware available in our firmware archive, which you can use to update your phone using a Windows computer.