Samsung releases March 2018 security patch for the Galaxy A8 (2018)

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Samsung detailed the March 2018 security patch merely two days ago and as expected, it’s starting the rollout with a mid-range device. The company has now released the March 2018 security patch for the Galaxy A8 (2018). Launched late last year, this device was previously known as the Galaxy A5 but Samsung didn’t stick with that moniker for this iteration.

Galaxy A8 (2018) March security patch

The security maintenance release for the month of March 2018 fixes nine critical vulnerabilities that were discovered in the Android operating system aside from countless moderate-risk and high-risk vulnerabilities. Samsung has also fixed five Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) that were discovered in its own software with this patch.

Samsung is now rolling out firmware version A530FXXU2ARB9 for the Galaxy A8 (2018). The firmware is being rolled out gradually so it’s going to take some time before it’s available for users in all markets. It’s already available for download from our fimrware section. We can also expect the patch to be released for the Galaxy A8+ (2018) in the near future as well.

It’s possible that we’ll see Samsung be quick with the March 2018 security patch release as it couldn’t really focus on last month’s security maintenance release because of its preoccupation with the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8. It’s also possible that some devices that didn’t receive last month’s patch will be jumping straight to the latest release.

While Samsung has promised to release monthly security updates for the Galaxy A8 (2018), it has decided to relegate the Galaxy A8+ (2018) to a quarterly update schedule for some odd reason, so it really can’t be said for sure right now when the latest patch would arrive on this particular handset.

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1 month 5 days ago
Monawwar Alam

A7 2017 Stuck on Nov patch India no updates from 4 months

marduksoft
1 month 11 days ago
marduksoft

Yo!!!!WHEN for Note 8??? how it’s this possibile…..A8….Update…100$ …and Note 8….no update…1000$ ….nice work Samsung!!!! just keep this going….this is my last Samsung Phone EVER!!!

vskumar1972
1 month 14 days ago
vskumar1972

Note 8 is still not getting the latest. S8+ not getting the latest. But Samsung pushing out for A8. Now I have little doubt which one is their flagship device. Useless people. I surely drop my idea of buying s9+

Dom1n8tr1x
1 month 14 days ago
Dom1n8tr1x

Yes the Note8 update support is pathetic. Mine is still on the November 2017 security patch.

Bigsmoke79
1 month 14 days ago
Bigsmoke79

One of these days something is gonna happen via hack on android etc and Samsung not having patches upto date on flagship’s etc is gonna get caught with its pants down!

They may pray it doesn’t as the media outcry etc could literally destroy them in the mobile market and customer confidence will be wrecked.

1 month 14 days ago
Eddygraphic

While Galaxy Note 8 is still stuck with the January one ๐Ÿ˜‚ that is just laughable.

Dom1n8tr1x
1 month 14 days ago
Dom1n8tr1x

Really? Mine is still on November 2017…

cristiano matos
1 month 14 days ago
cristiano matos

Fragmentation of Samsung updates is terrible! I don’t know who is the responsible for this inside the company. S8 got Oreo, A8 got march security patch and my Note 8 is stuck in january security patch. I can understand when takes too long from updates across Android versions. Tests need to be done avoiding bugs. What i can’t understand is why Samsung don’t have a real good politics regarding Security Patches updates. For me, security patches are more important than android versions, in many cases.

Yousef206
1 month 14 days ago
Yousef206

My s8 is still stuck on november update.. at least you got january update
๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿ–• samsung

Blur45
1 month 14 days ago
Blur45

We still dont get the oreo for 8 plus

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