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Latest SMR news

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

Galaxy J7 (2017) now receiving routine maintenance update in Europe

  • By Josh L.
  • 5 years ago

Samsung details the August security patch

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 5 years ago

Samsung details November security patch

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 6 years ago

Samsung details September security update

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 6 years ago

Samsung rolls out August security patch for the Galaxy Note 4 in Europe

  • By Josh L.
  • 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

Samsung rolls out July SMR to all unlocked variants of the Galaxy S7 in Europe

Samsung has today started rolling out this month’s Security Maintenance Release (SMR) to all unlocked variants of the Galaxy S7 located in Europe. The upgrade itself is identical to the one that the manufacturer started pushing out in the United Kingdom yesterday, bringing a much-needed fix for a critical error that resulted in the Jack audio service […]

  • 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 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

T-Mobile rolls out another security update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in the US

The United States’ third-largest operator, T-Mobile, has today started rolling out yet another security update for its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge located in the region. The upgrade itself is relatively small, weighing in at around 40MB, but don’t let its size fool you as it carries a patch for a critical […]

  • 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.
  • 7 years ago

Samsung rolls out May security OTA for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in Australia

Just four days after it pushed out the May security maintenance release for the Galaxy Note 5 in India, Samsung has today started distributing an identical upgrade for all unlocked variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in Australia. In addition to transporting all of Google’s latest patches to the handsets, the update […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 7 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.
  • 7 years ago
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