In terms of timely update releases, Samsung has established a reputation as one of the better Android device manufacturers. For these Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets, the September 2022 Android security update has started to roll out.
Samsung deviated from its custom of rolling out upgrades to devices the day before a new month starts, starting the release of the September 2022 security patch to Galaxy devices the day after Google updated its Pixel phones. The usual separate Security Update Bulletin from Samsung has been released, outlining the fixes and enhancements contained in this month’s patch.
In addition to the 24 security flaws detailed in Google’s Android Security Bulletin, at least 21 attacks that were specific to Galaxy devices have been addressed by Samsung. One vulnerability, with a High severity rating, took use of a Samsung Knox feature to produce a local, ongoing denial of service.
The September 2022 update does not appear to include any modifications to functionality for the devices it has been deployed on so far, aside from the customary security upgrades.
Galaxy S series Galaxy Z series foldables Galaxy Note series Galaxy A/M/F series How to check for the latest OTA on your Galaxy device Recently, Samsung has a loose tendency to release updates for its phones in reverse chronological order, giving premium products like the Galaxy S flagships and Galaxy Z foldables a little more attention. The September update will undoubtedly roll out to more smartphones in the larger Galaxy portfolio over the upcoming weeks.
The update’s initial release location and whether it is also accessible in the United States will be noted in this list. The most recent additions will, as usual, be in bold.
Samsung S Series
Due to their high price and widespread appeal, the Galaxy S series of phones sometimes receive security upgrades before other phone models. Since Samsung added previously Note-exclusive capabilities to the Galaxy S range in recent years, that focus has also improved.
Beginning on September 7 , Samsung released the latest patch for the Galaxy S21 series of last year’s flagship smartphones. The update was received the same day across most of Europe by the Galaxy S20 FE 5G, model number right behind . The S20 FE’s LTE variant received the same patch, version a few days later .
This month, there was some interesting back and forth for users of the Galaxy S22 series. The most recent update was first released by Samsung in Europe on Security Update Bulletin 0, followed the following day by Security Update Bulletin 1 for the Galaxy S22 and S22. In the end, Samsung published a new update for owners of the Galaxy S22 series globally on Security Update Bulletin 2, over a week later.
The Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy S21 FE, both running the Security Update Bulletin 3 operating system, were among the subsequent wave of Galaxy S phones to receive patches. The Exynos-powered Galaxy S21 FE was an Security Update Bulletin 4 device.
Samsung Galaxy S22, S22, and S22 Ultra S90xEXXS2AVHD (Released globally) Available on both locked and unlocked smartphones in the US XBXXS5CVHI Galaxy S21, S21, and S21 Ultra (Released first in Germany) US: Accessible on devices with carrier locks G990BXXU2CVH7, Galaxy S21 (Released first in Europe) FE 5G Galaxy S20 G781BXXU4FVI1 (Released first in Europe) FE LTE Galaxy S20 G780GXXU3CVI1 (Released first in Asia) S10 Lite Galaxy S10 G770FXXU6GVH6 (Released first in Spain) FOLDABLE GALAXY Z SERIES
Samsung has recently taken the lead in pushing for foldable Android handsets, making them a reality at an accessible price. The Galaxy Z Flips and Z Folds frequently receive the same level of consistent upgrades as the Galaxy S phones due to the company’s concentration on foldables and the raw retail cost of those phones.
That hasn’t really held true for September, since the Galaxy Z phones didn’t start receiving this month’s upgrade until almost halfway through the month. Owners of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 have both started receiving the most recent patch from Security Update Bulletin 6 as of Security Update Bulletin 5. Both the Galaxy Z Flip and Z Flip 5G received updates on Security Update Bulletin 7 around the same time.
F926USQS2DVHE Galaxy Z Fold 3 F711USQS3DVHD Galaxy Z Flip 3 F707BXXU7HVH9 Galaxy Z Flip 5G (Released first in Europe) F700FXXUAHVH9 Galaxy Z Flip (Released first in Italy) Samsung Galaxy Note Series
The Note 20 generation served as the series’ last release, effectively ending the Galaxy Note line as of 2021. Nevertheless, Samsung continues to actively support a few of those devices and continues to provide regular updates for them. Notably, the Galaxy Note 9’s update cycle ended this month.
Unsurprisingly, the most recent Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note 20, was the first to receive an update for September, applying the patch to Security Update Bulletin 8.
Note 20 Ultra / Galaxy Note 20 N98xFXXS5FVH7 (Released first in Europe) SERIES GALAXY A/M/F
Samsung has a ton of relatively cheap Android phones in addition to its higher-end options. Samsung delivers fairly frequent upgrades even for its less priced phones, with lower-end alternatives in the Galaxy M and Galaxy F series and midrange to upper-midrange Galaxy A series.
Samsung released an update for the Galaxy A52s 5G at that time, on Security Update Bulletin 9, the same day the Galaxy S21 received an upgrade. The Galaxy A53 5G picked up the upgrade from Galaxy S series 0 next, and then Galaxy S series 1 was followed by the Galaxy A33 and A52.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G A536USQU3AVH1 (Released first in the US) Available on both locked and unlocked smartphones in the US A52s 5G Galaxy A528BZTU1CVH6 (Released first in Taiwan) A52 Galaxy A525FXXS4BVI2 (Released first in Russia) A335GALAXY A336EDXU4AVH9 (Released first in Indonesia) HOW TO VERIFY YOUR GALAXY DEVICE HAS THE LATEST OTA If the patch is supposed to have been delivered to your device already but it hasn’t, you can try updating manually. To download and install, just open the Settings app, touch Software update, and then select Download.
The most recent change to this page was made on September 14; it was first published on September 7.