The June 2022 Android security patch for Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE 5G in the US is now widely available. Both locked and unlocked variants of the phone receive the latest security update in the United States. This update fixes more than 70 vulnerabilities affecting Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Samsung accounts, etc. Some of these vulnerabilities affected all Android devices while others were specific to Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Samsung’s updated security bulletin categorizes a few as critical issues.
If you’re using the Galaxy S20 FE 5G in the US, you should receive the June update in a few days if you haven’t received it already. The update comes with firmware version G781USQS7FVE2 for carrier-locked variants and G781U1UES7EVF1 for unlocked variants. Other than this month’s security patches, devices are unlikely to detect anything else. The changelog doesn’t mention anything else, and the new firmware version number doesn’t suggest any add-ons.
As always, the June SMR (Security Maintenance Release) for your Galaxy S20 FE 5G will be rolling out as an over-the-air (OTA) update. You probably already know the drill when it comes to installing new firmware. You don’t need to do much on your side. Once the OTA package is available for your unit, you will be notified. Tap the notification and follow the onscreen instructions to download and install it.
Alternatively, you can head to the Software update section in the Settings app and tap Download and install to check for updates manually. If no update is available, repeat the steps a few days later or wait for the notification.
Samsung may release July security update soon
We are now entering the last week of June and it is time for Samsung to release the July SMR. Yes, there are still a few days left in June, but the Korean firm has got into the habit of deploying a new security patch in advance, and before everyone else. The June SMR arrived well over a week before we entered the new month.
As usual, the rollout will start slowly before Samsung picks up the pace. Flagship models will get first priority, but the company isn’t keeping its Galaxy A-series mid-rangers on hold for new security updates for very long either. We’ll let you know when the July SMR begins rolling out to Galaxy smartphones and tablets.