OnePlus Nord N20 SE Receives Firmware Update with Security Patch

OnePlus has started rolling out a firmware update for the global variant of the OnePlus Nord N20 SE. The update, labeled CPH2469_13.1.1.520(EX01), brings various fixes and the latest September 2023 Android Security Patch to enhance system security. This update addresses a severe zero-day vulnerability that could have allowed unauthorized access to the device without user interaction. Additionally, it fixes three critical vulnerabilities and resolves several less severe potential issues.

To ensure optimal security, it is highly recommended to keep smartphones up to date with the latest security patches. OnePlus Nord N20 SE users can check for updatesnavigating to Settings > About > System Update on their device.

Feedback and bug reports can be submittedusers encountering any issues while using the smartphone on a daily basis through the OnePlus Community. OnePlus values user feedback and strives to improve the overall experience.

Furthermore, OnePlus is actively working on the development of OxygenOS 14, based on the latest Android 14. The Open Beta program for OxygenOS 14 is already available for the OnePlus 11. Users can choose to participate in either the Closed Beta or Open Beta programs to experience the latest features firsthand.

The Closed Beta is currently available for the OnePlus Nord 3, OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite, OnePlus 11R, OnePlus 11 (with an Open Beta option), OnePlus Nord 2T, and OnePlus 10 Pro. These devices can enjoy OxygenOS 14, which introduces several new features, including the Trinity Engine.

Keeping devices updated with the latest firmware and security patches is crucial in maintaining device performance and safeguarding against potential vulnerabilities.

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Google’s July 2023 security patch is here for Pixel devices

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In case you’re thinking, “today’s a Wednesday, but Pixel updates usually land on Mondays,” you’re right, Google is indeed a little bit behind its usual schedule. This month’s release has been delayed slightly until today, as a result of 4th July’s federal holiday to celebrate Independence Day in the US. Nonetheless, Google’s freshly baked Pixel software updates for July are finally here.

Of course, this isn’t one of the big feature drop updates (that was last month), but device owners can obviously look forward to the latest security patches and a handful of fixes and improvements. Notably, several Samsung Galaxy devices have also started receiving the new set of patches.

July 2023 Android Security Bulletin

The July 2023 Android Security Bulletin outlines a total of 24 vulnerabilities in the Android Framework and system components and a total of 20 vulnerabilities in the kernel and vendor components. The CVE numbers, type of vulnerability, and affected OS components are listed in the tables published by Google. Nearly all the vulnerabilities in the Android Framework and system components have been addressed with the security update to the 2023-07-01 patch level, whereas the vulnerabilities in the kernel and closed-source vendor components have been addressed with the 2023-07-05 patch level.

For more information on how the monthly Android security update process works, we recommend reading our explainer available here.

Pixel Update Bulletin/Functional Update

In addition to patching the vulnerabilities affecting all Android devices, the July 2023 Android security update also patches a few issues exclusively affecting Google’s own Pixel phones. These are documented in the Pixel Update Bulletin for this month.

The full changelog is below:

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Samsung Galaxy S23’s July 2023 security patch has started rolling out

After a delayed June update, Samsung is back on track with its monthly security patch rollout

Samsung has always been at the forefront of updating its premium phones to the latest monthly security patch right at the beginning of the month. The June 2023 update was an outlier though, with the Galaxy S23 series firmware rolling out after a couple of weeks of delay. To Samsung’s credit, the build included several camera-focused changes, including adding a 2x mode for portrait shots. The Korean giant is back on track with the July 2023 patch’s rollout, as the update is now available for its flagship phone in the US.

T-Mobile Galaxy S23 owners report receiving a 425MB AWFD update containing the latest monthly security patch. Given the relatively small size of the firmware, it is unlikely to include any other improvements besides some minor bug fixes. For now, users of other Galaxy S23 carrier variants have not reported receiving the update, but it should not be long before the build is available for them.

Samsung is also typically quick to release updates in Europe, so S23 owners in European and other international markets could expect the latest security patch to land on their phones later this week. Other Galaxy S, Fold, and Flip devices should also get the July 2023 security firmware as soon as this week.

The first Android 14-based One UI 6 beta for the S23 lineup is expected to drop in the third week of July. So, the company may have moved its attention to that instead of adding more features to One UI 5.1.

If you are on T-Mobile’s network, you can grab the Galaxy S23’s latest firmware from Settings > Software update > Download and install.

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OnePlus Nord N20 SE, Nord N10 and the Nord CE 2 Receives the May 2023 Android Security Patch Update

OnePlus has started to roll out new firmware updates with the Android security patch of May 2023 to three of its smartphones which include the OnePlus Nord N20 SE, OnePlus Nord N10, and the OnePlus Nord CE 2.

Here’s more about it.

OxygenOS 12 A.13 Firmware Update for OnePlus Nord N20 SE

The OnePlus Nord N20 smartphones will be receiving the new OxygenOS 11 A.13 firmware update with firmware version CPH2469_11.A.13 starting today, 22nd May 2023. The update will be rolled out in the global market.

The update will bring the May 2023 Android security patch to the device for improved and enhanced system security. No UI changes or feature additions will be part of the new update.

OxygenOS 11.0.13 Firmware Update for OnePlus Nord N10

In the global market, the OnePlus Nord N10 will also be receiving a new firmware update. The OxygenOS 11.0.13 update with firmware version 11.0.13.BE89BA for the OnePlus Nord N10 has started rolling out starting today, 22nd May 2023.

This update will also only be bringing the Android security patch of May 2023 with no UI changes or feature additions.

OxygenOS 13 F.48 Firmware Update for OnePlus Nord CE 2 

The OxygenOS 13 F.48 firmware update for the OnePlus Nord CE 2 smartphone is being rolled out in India only and many of its users might have already received the new update.

The update not only brings the May 2023 Android security patch but also brings some minor system improvements and fixes. With the update, the system stability will be improved along with improvements in the background display effect of Quick Settings. The issue with the brightness control in Quick Settings will also be fixed with the new update.

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Google releases Android 14 Beta 1.1 patch, fixing a lot of bugs

Google has today released Android 14 Beta 1.1. As the rather weird naming implies, this is a mere small update to the first beta, which came out a couple of weeks ago. The next, second beta is scheduled for next month, so you might be wondering why Google would go through the trouble of releasing an intermediary version right now.

The answer is bugs. Apparently the company thought some of the bugs running around in Beta 1 were too annoying to let be until Beta 2 comes around, and that’s how Beta 1.1 came about.

Google releases Android 14 Beta 1.1 patch, fixing a lot of bugs

The new build is labeled UPB1.230309.017.A1 for Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a units on Verizon, and UPB1.230309.017 for all others. It’s going out over-the-air to the Pixel 4a 5G and later models which are enrolled in the Android Beta Program. As usual with Google updates, expect the rollout to take at least a few days, if not more, to reach all eligible devices.

Google highlights a few of the bugs that have been squashed:

  • Fixed an issue where the system UI crashed when trying to access the Wallpaper & Style screen either through the Settings app or by long-pressing from the home screen.
  • Fixed some issues that prevented fingerprint unlock from being used.
  • Fixed an issue where the status bar did not display the mobile network.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented a SIM card or eSIM from being detected or activated in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue where the lock screen displayed a message with an unresolved string placeholder when Smart Lock was enabled.

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Samsung Galaxy A14 5G gets January 2023 security patch with its first software update

Samsung launched the Galaxy A14 5G in India, the US, and a few other markets this month, and the smartphone has now started getting its first software update. In some markets, the device hasn’t even reached consumers, so those buying the device will find the phone ready to install a new update as soon as they boot it up.

The latest Galaxy A14 5G (SM-A146B) software update comes with firmware version A146BXXU1AWA2. The new update brings the January 2023 security patch that fixes dozens of security vulnerabilities, including those in Samsung Knox and Secure Folder. The update might also include general bug fixes, performance improvements, and additional optimizations.

If you have bought the device recently, be sure to check out the latest software update for it. You can do that by heading to Settings » Software update and tapping Download and install. You can also download the new firmware file from our firmware database and flash it manually.

Samsung launched the Galaxy A14 5G a few days ago, and it is the company’s first smartphone launch for 2023. The device comes with Android 13-based One UI 5.0 out of the box. It will get at least two major Android OS updates and at least four years of security updates.

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Galaxy A53 joins older cousins, gets updated with January 2023 security patch

The Galaxy A53 is currently the best mid-range Samsung phone available on the market, but its maker isn’t discrimating against other models when it comes to updates. That is probably be why the Galaxy A53 5G is only getting an update with the January 2023 security patch after some of its predecessors, like the Galaxy A50, A52, and A52s 5G.

But the wait for the January security update for Galaxy A53 owners should finally be over. The device is getting a new update with firmware version A536EXXS4BWA4 in a few countries, including Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia, and it is likely to get the same update in other markets in the coming weeks.

As mentioned in the title, the Galaxy A53’s newest update includes the January 2023 security patch. Sadly, that’s it for what’s new with the update. It means that if you continue to face some bugs and issues after installing Android 13, this update probably won’t fix any of them (though to be fair, Android 13 and One UI 5.0 have been surprisngly stable since day one).

Still, as it stands, many owners, assuming they care, will be happy they received the January security patch before the month ended. If you own a Galaxy A53 (with model number SM-A536E), you should head into the phone’s Settings » Software update menu and tap the Download and install button.

Alternatively, you can download the latest Galaxy A53 firmware for your country from our archive and install it on the phone using a Windows PC.

Android 13 is just the beginning of updates for the Galaxy A53

The next meaningful update for the Galaxy A53 is likely to be One UI 5.1. And since Samsung has promised four OS upgrades for it, there are now three big updates remaining and the Galaxy

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