Samsung is having a great day. Not only has the August 2022 Android security patch already been issued, but many devices have received the update. The Galaxy S22, S21, and S20 models will all receive the upcoming security patch. The rollout is presently only available in a few places, but it won’t be long before it is available everywhere.
As of this writing, Europe is distributing the August SMR (Security Maintenance Release) to the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. In Russia and the Caucasus, the upgrade is likewise available and is rolling out with firmware version S90*BXXU2AVG6. Users in other regions, such as the US, can anticipate receiving the most recent security update soon.
Along with the security fixes for the upcoming month, stability enhancements are listed in the official changelog on Samsung’s update tracker. Unfortunately, the August security bulletin won’t be published by the company for some time. As a result, we are unable to validate what the new SMR contains. As usual, there will be updates for a number of vulnerabilities, some of which are unique to the Galaxy. The type and severity of things, however, will have to wait until the official release.
Advertisement All of the security updates are currently available for rolling out for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Ultra, and other Galaxy S21 models. Users in Germany are the only ones who can now get the upgrade for Samsung’s 2021 flagships. It has firmware version G99*BXXU5CVGB out of the box. In the upcoming days, the rollout should extend to the rest of Europe before eventually going global. These phones are probably also benefiting from stability upgrades.
THE AUGUST SECURITY UPDATE IS ALSO BEING APPLIED TO THE GALAXY S20 SERIES. The Galaxy S20 series is also compatible with the August SMR. The 2020 flagship models of Samsung are receiving the latest security update with firmware versions G98*BXXUEFVG5 and G98*FXXUEFVG5, respectively. Once more, the rollout is limited to Germany; however, a wider rollout ought to come soon. With this update, stability improvements may also be made to the Galaxy S20, S20 Ultra, and S20. Unfortunately, we can’t confirm that without access to the changelog.
Nevertheless, if you’re using one of Samsung’s previous three Galaxy S series flagships, the most recent security update—if it hasn’t already—should be accessible to you very soon. In the upcoming days, keep an eye out for a notification about the OTA (over the air) release. From the Settings app, you may manually check for updates as well.