Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 5 receive new update, brings security improvements


A new software upgrade is rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 5. It's an incremental update that brings the Android security patch for the month of December. 

T-Mobile is the first US carrier to provide the patch for Samsung's 2017 flagship pair. After installation, the build number for the T-Mo versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ should be at G950USQS2BQL1 and G955USQS2BQL1, respectively. South Korean users have also reported receiving the same update, and we suspect that a more global rollout will occur in the following days.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 5 is also receiving a similar update. With a size of 17MB, the update brings small improvements to performance, stability, and bug fixes in addition to the aforementioned security patch. 

When you get a notification for the software upgrade on your handset, make sure that your phone is sufficiently charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network before proceeding. If you haven't received one already, you can check for the update manually by heading to Settings > About Device > Software Updates.


source: T-Mobile via GSMArena

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3 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Note 8 love too please.

2. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

It looks like my 2 year old android smartphone is getting the latest security patch

3. M.O.A.B

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

i received a 330 MB (not sure about the exact size but it was around 330 MB) and the weather widget (and the weather app) is updated to match the one in the S8, as well as december security patch and improvement on the battery life and performance, a great update i'd say.

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