Original Galaxy Fold users can enjoy a new firmware update

Last updated: June 2nd, 2023 at 16:40 UTC+02:00

It’s been a few months since the original Galaxy Fold received a firmware update outside of Korea, but Samsung is now changing that. The May 2023 security update is rolling out in France, with more countries likely to follow suit.

Samsung started distrivuting the May 2023 update for the Galaxy Fold in Korea earlier in May, but now, the security patch is making its way toward the international SM-F900F variant. France appears to be the first country to get the update, but we’re guessing that the firmware will spread across Europe and beyond in the coming days and weeks.

Samsung fans that are still rocking the original Galaxy Fold can look for firmware version F900FXXU6HWE2. But even though the firmware version hints at new features, the changelog only mentions improved security.

The Galaxy Fold no longer receives major Android OS upgrades and will run Android 12 for the remainder of its lifetime. But Samsung will continue to release security patches for a while longer and will presumably stop in 2024 when the phone reaches five years of age. Indeed, it’s been that long since the original Galaxy Fold went live, and much has changed in the meantime.

If you are a Galaxy Fold user, you probably already know that you can check for new firmware updates by opening the Settings app, accessing “Software update,” and tapping “Download and install.” And if you prefer manual updates over a PC, you can download the official firmware files from our website.


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Samsung’s low-cost Galaxy F22 gets a new firmware update, better security

Last updated: May 26th, 2023 at 13:06 UTC+02:00

While many Galaxy devices are lucky enough to have received the latest security patch from Samsung, others are not. Their price and limited reach don’t make them a priority, but even so, they’re not abandoned or forgotten. One recent example is the Galaxy F22, which is now getting a newer – but not the latest – security update.

The April 2023 security update is now available for the Galaxy F22, you guessed it: in India. The update has firmware version E225FXXS6DEW1. If you’re expecting new features like the Image Clipper, don’t. The Galaxy F22 may never get that tool, plus this is a routine security patch — one that corresponds to April rather than May 2023. All you get is improved security.

Last month, Samsung revealed that the April 2023 security patch addresses 66 security flaws discovered in Galaxy phones and tablets. But don’t expect every one of these faults to affect your Galaxy F22. Some vulnerabilities concern Android OS, and others concern specific phones, tablets, hardware, and Samsung software.

Galaxy F22 users in India should receive an update notification at any moment, or they can try triggering the update manually by accessing the Settings app on their phones, navigating to “Software update,” and tapping “Download and install.” Or they can download the official firmware files from our website if they prefer manual updates through a Windows PC.


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Galaxy A21s gets a new firmware update, even though it will never get Android 13

Last updated: May 23rd, 2023 at 14:49 UTC+02:00

The Galaxy A21s, a smartphone that will never receive Android 13 or later OS upgrades, is now getting the latest security patch from Samsung. The May 2023 update has rolled out to dozens of Galaxy devices so far, but as far as the Galaxy S21s goes, the update’s reach is yet limited.

In other words, as of this writing, the May 2023 update appears to be rolling out only in Argentina. The update carries firmware version A217MUBUADWE2, which suggests that Galaxy A21s users could benefit from more features or other improvements, not just a newer security patch. However, Samsung has yet to add a new changelog to its update tracker, so as of now, the update is a tiny bit mysterious.

As far as better security is concerned, the May 2023 patch fixes flaws in the bootloader and addresses vulnerabilities in Exynos modems. In total, the May 2023 update addresses 72 security flaws spread across Android OS and Samsung’s own software. Six of these vulnerabilities are critical, while 56 are of high importance. However, they don’t all affect every Galaxy device out there, which means the Galaxy A21s doesn’t necessarily suffer from 72 security flaws or more.

The Galaxy A21s update should reach other markets outside of Argentina soon. As usual, customers who prefer manual updates over a PC can download the official firmware files from our website as soon as they’re available. Otherwise, Galaxy A21s users should be able to install the May 2023 update by opening the Settings app on their phones, accessing “Software update,” and tapping “Download and install.”


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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series gets May 2023 security update

Samsung has released the May 2023 security update to the Galaxy Tab S8 series. The company’s current-generation high-end tablets are now getting the latest security update in Japan. This is just the start, and other countries could get access to the update within the next few days.

The latest software update for the Galaxy Tab S8 comes with firmware version X700OPU4BWD8. The Galaxy Tab S8+ and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra are getting updated with firmware versions X800OPU4BWD8 and X900OPU4BWD8, respectively. The new software includes the May 2023 security patch that fixes over 70 security flaws, some of which are marked as critical. The update might also include other bug fixes and stability improvements.

How to install Galaxy Tab S8 May 2023 security update?

If you have a Galaxy Tab S8 series tablet and if you live in Japan, you can download and install the new software update by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping Download and install. Alternatively, you can use a Windows PC and download the new firmware file from firmware database and flash it manually.

Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S8 series early last year with Android 12 onboard. The three tablets in the lineup have already received the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update late last year and the One UI 5.1 update earlier this year. They will get at least two more Android OS updates in the future.



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Android 14 (One UI 6.0) update: List of eligible Samsung Galaxy devices

Samsung released Android 13 to Galaxy device owners late last year. The company has done an impressive job of quickly rolling it out for eligible devices. Tens of millions of Galaxy smartphones and tablets are now running Android 13 with One UI 5.0.

The focus now shifts to Android 14. Google has released the first Android 14 Developer Preview in February 2023. Keep in mind that Google’s previews aren’t available for Samsung devices. The company launches its own One UI beta program every year. We can expect this year’s beta program to go live in the third quarter. As is always the case, a new Android OS upgrade is accompanied by a new One UI version, and Android 14 will be coupled with One UI 6.0.

Samsung has streamlined its software update policies so it’s easy to figure out which devices will get the Android 14 One UI 6.0 update. There are many devices that are now eligible for four Android OS upgrades. This means that even modes that are up to three years old will receive the update. Check out the list below to see if your device is on the list.

Samsung Galaxy devices eligible for Android 14 One UI 6.0 update

Galaxy S series

Galaxy Z series

Galaxy A series

Galaxy M series

Galaxy Xcover series

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Galaxy Z Fold 4 is getting a new firmware update in the US

The month of April has only just begun and it’s great to see that Samsung has already started rolling out the latest security patch to compatible devices. We’ve seen the Galaxy S23 series get the new update already. Now, it’s the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s turn.

Samsung’s flagship foldable smartphone is receiving the April 2023 security patch in the United States. The update doesn’t bring much else other than the bug fixes and security improvements that we’ve come to expect from these monthly releases.

April 2023 security patch rolling out for the Galaxy Z Fold 4

It’s unlikely that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 April 2023 security update will include the camera improvements that the Galaxy S23 Ultra got with this update. It was actually the camera update for that device that brought the new security patch with it.

The official changelog for firmware version F936U1UES2CWC9 only mentions device stability improvements, bug fixes in addition to performance improvements. It weighs in at just over 414MB is now rolling out over-the-air.

If you’re based in the United States, you should expect to receive the update in the coming hours. There may be a slightly longer wait for those who have carrier-locked units. The pace has been pretty good in recent months so don’t anticipate having to wait for too long.

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is Samsung’s current top-of-the-line foldable phone but that’s set to change later this year. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Z Fold 5 by September 2023.


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One UI 5.1 is now available for the Galaxy Tab A8 in more markets

Last updated: April 7th, 2023 at 17:28 UTC+02:00

The Galaxy Tab A8 (2022) first received One UI 5.1 in Korea at the end of March. Now, the highly praised firmware update is making its way onto the Galaxy Tab A8 in additional markets across different continents.

Same as before, the One UI 5.1 update carries firmware version X200XXU2CWC1 and includes the January 2023 security patch. Now, however, the update is available for the Galaxy Tab A8 (SM-X200) in Canada, Europe, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Galaxy Tab A8 gets better multitasking features and more

One UI 5.1 turned out to be a great update, and as far as the Galaxy Tab A8 is concerned, the new firmware brings a variety of features. Mind you, not every One UI 5.1 feature available for flagship devices was included in this release for the Galaxy Tab A8.

Features added by the One UI 5.1 update include an easier way to color-adjust selfies, a cleaner info layout for photos and videos inside the Gallery app, simplified multi-window and pop-up view controls, minor additions to the Weather app to check useful information and precipitation info at a glance, and a new weather widget.

Furthermore, when using the Samsung Internet browser, Galaxy Tab A8 users can now continue where they left off on other devices. The app also got improved the search engine for bookmarks.

Additional changes include a new battery widget, support for up to three people in the AR Emoji Camera’s mask mode, settings suggestions, and the option to change the folder where screen recordings and screenshots are saved.

Galaxy Tab A8 users in markets where One UI 5.1 is now available should be able to download the update by opening the

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Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy A50 stop getting software updates

Four years after the launch of the Galaxy A50 and the Galaxy S10 series, Samsung has decided to discontinue software update support for them. This sad news was first spotted by our friends at GalaxyClub earlier today when Samsung released the details surrounding the April 2023 security patch.

Samsung has stopped releasing software updates to Galaxy A50, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+

The Galaxy A50, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ are no longer listed on Samsung’s webpage related to the software update schedule of Galaxy devices. For some reason, the Galaxy S10 5G, which was also launched in February 2019 alongside the rest of the Galaxy S10 series devices, is still listed and will continue to get software updates.

The Galaxy A50 was launched with Android 9 onboard and received two major Android OS updates: Android 10 and Android 11. The Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ debuted with Android 9, and the devices received three major Android OS updates: Android 10, Android 11, and Android 12.

Galaxy S10 Lite will continue to get software updates for one year more

Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 Lite in early 2020 with Android 10 onboard, and it received Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13. It recently received the One UI 5.1 update with additional new features. It will continue to get security updates for at least one more year.

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Just about every Galaxy phone and tablet which is been up to date to One particular UI 5.1

Final up to date: April 5th, 2023 at 15:56 UTC+02:00

Samsung announced its 2023 flagship phone series on February 1, and as normal, the business launched a new model of One UI together with its newest hardware. But unexpectedly more than enough, Samsung didn’t hold One UI 5.1 unique to the Galaxy S23 collection for extensive and began updating more mature Galaxy telephones to the latest update right before the S23 sequence pre-get period of time concluded.

All this was Samsung’s way of exhibiting devotion to offering wonderful firmware help to as numerous prospects as doable. Once the rollout began on the Galaxy S22 sequence on February 13, quite a few other Galaxy units gained the 1 UI 5.1 update, when many others are ready in line for the new firmware.

Below we’ve compiled a record to assist you preserve track of the Galaxy phones and tablets that have received A single UI 5.1.

Each individual Galaxy machine up to date to One UI 5.1

We will update this checklist regularly so you can bookmark it for afterwards reference. As for what is new in 1 UI 5.1, the update improves some features that have been extra with variation 5. and provides a lot more top quality-of-lifetime advancements for contact-based mostly One particular UI end users and Samsung DeX alike.

With One particular UI 5.1, split-display and pop-up view do the job extra seamlessly, and customers get entry to far more widgets, together with a dynamic weather widget with supplemental animations. The Gallery acquired enhancements in AI-dependent remastering, and there’s a new relatives album choice. Consumers can set unbiased wallpapers for distinctive Modes and Routines, and they can now output audio to Wi-Fi speakers with far more relieve. And thanks to One UI 5.1, Galaxy Guide end users can management

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