1. Samsung has released the September security update for the Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Note 20 series, initially in international markets and now in the US.
2. The update is available for the factory-unlocked variants of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and both carrier-locked and unlocked units of the Galaxy Z Fold 5. It will be rolled out to carrier-locked variants of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 soon.
3. The Galaxy Note 20 series is also receiving the update, starting with unlocked variants and followed by carrier-locked variants.
4. The update includes over 60 security fixes, including critical fixes from Google and patches for Exynos flaws and Galaxy-specific security issues.
5. The update does not bring any notable changes or improvements aside from the security fixes.
A New Security Update for Samsung Devices Released in the US
A few days ago, Samsung launched the September security update for the Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and the Galaxy Note 20 series. Initially, the update was available in some international markets, but it has now been expanded to the US.
The latest security patch is being rolled out to the factory-unlocked versions of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 in the US. The firmware build number is F731U1UES1AWI1, and it is widely available on most networks, including Verizon, T-Mobile, Xfinity Mobile, Dish, Metro, Comcast, US Cellular, Bluegrass Cellular, Nextech, and more. Carrier-locked variants of the new Flip model will also receive the update soon.
As for the Galaxy Z Fold 5, the update is available for both carrier-locked and unlocked units. The firmware versions for the bigger foldable are F946USQS1AWI1 and F946U1UES1AWI1, respectively. While the rollout is live on most networks for unlocked units, it is currently confirmed on T-Mobile and Metro networks for carrier-locked units. Users on other networks should expect the update soon.
For the Galaxy Note 20 series, Samsung is starting with a wide rollout for unlocked variants. The update comes with the build number N98*U1UES5HWHC. The Korean company will also push the September SMR (Security Maintenance Release) to the carrier-locked variants of the Note 20 series in the coming days. It is worth noting that these phones have already received the update in international markets.
Over 60 Security Fixes in the September Update
The latest update for the Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Note 20 series in the US does not bring any notable changes or improvements for users, according to the official changelog. It only contains security fixes for this month.
However, these security fixes are important. Samsung has addressed 62 vulnerabilities across the Galaxy family in this update. The September SMR includes four critical fixes from Google, patches for four Exynos flaws, and addresses 35 Galaxy-specific security issues. If you own a Galaxy device, make sure to check for and install the new update. You can do this by going to the Software update section in the Settings app.