Samsung Galaxy S22 Series Boosts Security with January 2024 Firmware Update

Sohail Akhtar

Samsung is taking a proactive step in safeguarding its users. The tech giant has officially rolled out the January 2024 firmware update for its Samsung Galaxy S22 series, including the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra. If you have been using one of these devices, here’s what to look out for.

Kicking things off from North America, the January patch is poised to broadcast to other regions in the coming days. If you're eager to spot this update on your Galaxy S22 device, keep an eye out for the specific One UI build versions: S901EXXS7DWL8 for Galaxy S22, S906EXXS7DWL8 for Galaxy S22 Plus, and S908EXXS7DWL8 for Galaxy S22 Ultra.

So, what's so special about the January 2024 update? The real show-stopper is the patch itself, addressing over 75 vulnerabilities in the Android OS. These include one critical, 68 high-risk, and multiple moderate-risk vulnerabilities. Samsung is leaving no stone unturned. 

The company is rolling out over 80 specific fixes for the latest Samsung 5G models. Among the addressed issues is a vulnerability related to multi-user settings on tablets, where one profile could view notifications of other users. My Files app also gets a security boost, closing gaps that could allow attackers to create files or pair Bluetooth devices without user consent.

Until the update arrives, users in Pakistan can keep checking for the update manually. Head to the "Software Update" section in your device settings. Be patient, though: the rollout is gradual and may take some time to reach all Galaxy S22 smartphones. 

If you spot the update notification, don't hesitate to install it promptly to benefit from the heightened security and additional functionality improvements. Additionally, Samsung is extending the January 2024 security patch to several other Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy Z Flip, Z Fold series, and more.


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