Earlier today, Samsung published the content of the September 2023 security update for Galaxy devices. The company also released the latest security patch for the Galaxy A14 5G. It’s now pushing the new SMR (Security Maintenance Release) to the Galaxy S22 series.
The 2022 Samsung flagships are currently receiving the September update in Europe. The new firmware build number for the phones is S90*BXXS6CWH6. As the build number suggests, this update doesn’t bring any new features or improvements. It’s all about this month’s security fixes (“S” as the sixth-to-last character indicates a security patch).
The OTA (over the air) download size of this update also confirms that Samsung is only pushing the latest SMR here. According to a screenshot shared by SamMobile, which first reported this rollout, the new update for the Galaxy S22+ weighs around 235MB. The base Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Ultra should also be receiving this update with similar OTA sizes.
As usual, Samsung will gradually expand the rollout of the September security update for the Galaxy S22 series to more markets, including the US. You should receive a notification once the OTA release hits your unit. You can also manually check for updates from the Settings app. Go to the Software update menu and tap on Download and install. Note that updates are released in batches and may not be simultaneously available to everyone in a region.
The September update for Galaxy devices patches over 60 security issues
Samsung today revealed that its September update for Galaxy devices contains more than 60 vulnerability patches. As usual, that’s a combined total of Android OS patches coming from Google and Galaxy-specific patches coming from the Korean brand. The latest SMR fixes 23 Android OS issues and 35 Galaxy flaws.
This month’s security update for Galaxy devices also contains four patches from Samsung’s semiconductor division. They concern flaws in various Exynos chipsets, including those for phones, wearables, and automotive products. At least four vulnerability patches in September SMR are confirmed to be of “critical” severity.
All of these security fixes will roll out to more eligible Galaxy devices in the coming days. Samsung will push the September update to the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Tab S9 series, and more flagship and budget devices. Some devices may have to wait longer than others for the update. We will keep you posted with all of those rollouts as they come.