Galaxy S10: Update brings July security patches

However, the latest Android update is currently only available for the free Galaxy S10 models in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Apart from the July security patches, there are no other changes.

Samsung has with the delivery of the AndroidJuly security patches for Galaxy S10 smartphones started. So far, however, the update is only available for free models in Germany (DBT), Austria (ATO) and Switzerland (AUT). The provider devices should receive the update shortly.

Galaxy S10 receives July update (screenshot: ZDNet.de)

In addition to the July security patches, the update does not bring any improvements, according to the release notes. The month before, the update brought improvements for WLAN, camera and touchscreen.

July security patches

The of Google Published July patches close a total of 20 vulnerabilities on Samsung smartphones, four of which are classified as critical. Critical vulnerabilities allow an attacker to take over the smartphone completely. In addition, Samsung fixes nine security holes in its own software, one of which is classified as critical. Samsung does not provide details of other gaps so as not to encourage attackers to exploit them.

Samsung provides monthly security updates for its current smartphones that are no more than three years old. These include the Galaxy S20, S10, S9 and Note 10, Note 9 and Note 8 series. The three-year-old S8 models only receive updates every three months. However, Samsung will no longer deliver updates for the Galaxy S7, which is over four years old.

Galaxy S10: Update (Image: ZDNet.de)

Carry out update

The update should be offered for installation under Settings – Software update on the devices mentioned. If this is not the case, you can try the Samsung tool Smart Switch to manually install the update. This is often available earlier for Smart Switch than Over the Air (OTA). Smart Switch is available for Windows and macOS.

If you are not sure which firmware version is installed on your Samsung smartphone, you can find out with the Phone INFO Samsung app. The app lists the product code, among other things, so that you can use the table below to check whether an update is available. Alternatively, you can access this information by entering * # 1234 # in the phone app. The corresponding provider code is specified under CSC.

Samsung Galaxy S10: Current firmware overview (Source: Sammobile, as of July 14, 2020)

Android version Security patch CSC (provider code in red) Product Code Provider
10.0 July 1, 2020 OXM7CTF1 DBT Free device
10.0 June 1, 2020 OVF7CTF1 VD2 Vodafone
10.0 June 1, 2020 ODX7CTF1 DTM T-Mobile
10.0 June 1, 2020 CKH7CTF1 DRE Hutchison Drei (Austria)
10.0 June 1, 2020 OVF7CTF1 MOB A1 (Austria)
10.0 June 1, 2020 ODX7CTF1 MAX T-Mobile (Austria)
10.0 July 1, 2020 OXM7CTF1 ATO Free devices (Austria)
10.0 July 1, 2020 OXM7CTF1 AUT Free device (Switzerland)
10.0 June 1, 2020 OVF7CTF1 SWC Swisscom (Switzerland)

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