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Latest Security Maintenance Release news

Here you will find the latest news and most recent developments on the Security Maintenance Release, with regular updates and all the information you need.

[Update: T-Mobile, too!] Sprint releases October maintenance update for the Galaxy Note 5

  • By Josh L.
  • 5 years ago

Samsung details contents of September security patch

  • By Josh L.
  • 5 years ago

Samsung details contents of April security patch

  • By Josh L.
  • 5 years ago

Samsung details February 2017 security patch

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 6 years ago

Samsung reveals details about the December security patch

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 6 years ago

Samsung rolls out July SMR for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in India

Almost 24 hours after it started distributing this month’s Security Maintenance Release (SMR) for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in India, Samsung is now in the midst of rolling out an identical update for all unlocked variants of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in the region. As noted in the changelog that was published […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

Samsung rolls out July SMR for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+

Samsung has already started pushing out the July 1 version of this month’s Security Maintenance Release to all unlocked variants of the Galaxy S7 located in Europe, and now it’s in the midst of distributing an identical update for all unbranded models of the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+ in the […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

Samsung’s rolling out the July 1 security patch and not the one dated July 5

As I’m sure you’re aware, every month Google publishes a new Security Maintenance Release (SMR) for the Android operating system. The SMRs are developed to keep as many smartphones as possible up-to-date with the latest security patches. Manufacturers, like Samsung, are provided with the firmware a couple of days before it’s revealed to the public; […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

T-Mobile releases July security patch for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

T-Mobile is in the midst of pushing out this month’s security patch to its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge located in the United States. The upgrade weighs in at approximately 340MB, and brings the security level to July 1, and not July 5 like the firmware Vodafone started distributing for […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

Vodafone starts pushing out the July SMR for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in Germany

Vodafone is the first carrier in Europe to start pushing out this month’s Security Maintenance Release (SMR) to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. It’s kicking off the rollout in Germany where Samsung is expected to follow suit and start distributing an identical firmware for the handsets sometime over the course of the next couple […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

Samsung details contents of July security patch

Samsung has taken to its official Security Blog to share the contents of this month’s maintenance patch. The upgrade, which has already started making its way to the unlocked variant of the Galaxy S6 edge via Smart Switch, is primarily targeted at fixing a critical error that results in the Jack audio service enabling malicious applications […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

Samsung pushes out June security update for the Galaxy A5 (2016)

The Galaxy A5 (2016) is the latest handset in Samsung’s never-ending lineup of smartphones to receive this month’s Security Maintenance Release (SMR). The upgrade is relatively similar to the firmware that the manufacturer started distributing to the European model of the Galaxy Note 4 earlier today. However, this build doesn’t bring any new features to […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

Samsung pushes out June security update for the Galaxy Note 5 in Australia

Just three days after it detailed the contents of this month’s Security Maintenance Release (SMR), Samsung has started distributing the update for the unlocked variant of the Galaxy Note 5 located in Australia. The upgrade transports all of Google’s latest patches to the handset, in addition to a plethora of Samsung-specific optimizations, which includes a much-needed […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

Samsung pushes out May security OTA for the Galaxy A5 (2016) in Europe

Following a successful rollout for the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 5, Samsung has today started pushing out this month’s Security Maintenance Release (SMR) — LM47X.A510FXXS2APD2 — for the unlocked variant of the Galaxy A5 (2016) in Europe. As outlined by Samsung in a post over on its Security Blog, […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago

AT&T sending out May security patch for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

AT&T has started sending out an update containing the May security patch for the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge. Although we’re already 12 days into May, it’s good to see that the carrier hasn’t forgotten to issue the patch, even though it is yet to officially detail the new update on its website. It seems […]

  • By Valerie R.
  • 6 years ago

Samsung details May security update for its flagships

We’ve been seeing the Android security patches roll out to various Samsung devices in different regions, and the Korean giant has now published details of the security patches published in the month of April. As usual, the company is offering the fixes offered by Google for regular Android vulnerabilities, in addition to fixes for exploits […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 6 years ago

Samsung details contents of April security patch

Earlier today, Samsung posted the contents of this month’s exploit maintenance patch on its official Security Blog. The upgrade, which is currently en route to the South Korean company’s major flagship models, is primarily targeted at fixing a critical driver error which could, if not treated, enable intruders to access files stored on your device’s […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 6 years ago
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