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Samsung’s three-year-old Galaxy A51 is getting a new security update


Last updated: October 5th, 2022 at 18:08 UTC+02:00

It’s been a couple of months since the Galaxy A51 received a firmware update, and it’s about time we had a change. Samsung has just started seeding a new update for the Galaxy A51 and is now rolling out a new security patch for the 2019 mid-range phone.

Although Samsung has made the October 2022 security patch available to a handful of devices, the Galaxy A51 is not among them. Instead, the mid-range phone is now getting the September 2022 security patch. And as of this writing, availability is limited to the SM-A515F variant in Russia.

The update carries firmware version A515FXXS5FVI1, and as you might be able to tell by the firmware number’s structure, the update includes only the newer security patch and nothing else. There are no new features to look forward to, but improved security is nothing to sneeze at, especially for an aging 2019 mid-range phone.

The September update fixes over two dozen vulnerabilities, including memory access faults in various functions, and a bug that could allow an attacker to remotely initiate emergency calls.

Availability should expand to more countries and variants soon. Galaxy A51 users in eligible markets can download the firmware via the Settings app on the phone once they access “Software update” and tap “Download and install.” Galaxy A51 users can also download the official firmware files from our website and install the update manually through Samsung’s ODIN tool for Windows PCs.

FirmwarePhone Galaxy A51RussiaSeptember 2022 Security Patch
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