Google releases a new update for Pixel phones once every month, which includes new security patches as well as fixes for bugs. The most recent version is typically released on the first Monday of each new month. One may assume that, given their status as a Pixel, they are among the first to get new security fixes.
However, this is not the case; Samsung has routinely rolled out monthly upgrades for its handsets in advance of Google’s releases. The situation is exactly the same with the new security patch that the company has just released for October 2022.
Once again, Samsung is the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for Android to provide a new security update. The South Korean company has updated its flagship smartphone series with the latest security patches three days before the start of October 2022. The update is now being sent out to the unlocked versions of the Galaxy S22 in the United States.
Firmware version S90XU1UES2AVI5 is included in the most recent software update for the carrier-unlocked variants of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, as well as Galaxy S22 Ultra. It includes the security patch for October 2022, and also the official changelog states that the upgrade enhances both the device’s privacy and its security. There may also be some bug fixes and enhancements to the overall stability included.
As is their custom, Samsung has issued their very own unique Security Update Bulletin, in which they detail the many enhancements and bug fixes that are included in this month’s patch.
In addition to the twenty-four vulnerabilities that were detailed in Google’s Android Security Bulletin, Samsung has fixed at least twenty-one vulnerabilities that were specific to Galaxy devices. The “High” degree vulnerability used a feature of Samsung Knox to “create a local permanent denial of service.” This vulnerability was rated as “High” severity.
The majority of the devices for which the September 2022 update has been deployed do not seem to have any modifications to their functioning as a result of the update, which is in addition to the standard security enhancements. However, for a select few devices, such as the whole array of Galaxy Z foldable, Samsung has been bundling the One UI 4.1.1 upgrade with the September security patch. This update brings the large-screen capabilities that were introduced with Android 12L.
Where to Find the Update
AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, and C-Spire are among the providers that have made the update accessible at this time. The October 2022 update is now available for download for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra models that use the Snapdragon processor in the United States. The versions that are not locked to a carrier have a software version that is designated as S90xU1UES2AVI5, whilst the carrier-locked devices have a firmware version that is marked as S90xUSQS2AVI1.
Comcast and Xfinity Mobile customers may access the AVI1 build at the time of this report through their respective networks. Users who are subscribed to Verizon can anticipate receiving the OTA update in the near future given that the carrier has already included the same version on the official software update tracker. In point of fact, Verizon’s changelog incorrectly stated that this release will be used for the steady rollout of One UI 5 at first, but the error has since been fixed.
Furthermore, Samsung has made the October 2022 patch accessible for download for unlocked Galaxy S21 models in both the United States of America and Germany. The monthly security bulletin has not been updated by the firm as of yet.
There is no way of knowing what kinds of security flaws have been fixed until that occurs. Until then, nothing can be said for certain. According to the changelog for the update that was released by Verizon, it should also address the situation where many users of the Galaxy S21 and S22 were unable to receive incoming text messages.
You may now check for the latest software update on your Galaxy S22 series handset if you are located in the United States and have an unlocked model by going to the Settings menu, selecting Software update, and then clicking the Download and install button. You have the option to choose the manual firmware flashing method once you have downloaded the most recent version of the firmware file from our database. But ensure that you regularly back up your data.
How to check for the latest OTA on your Galaxy device
You may try upgrading manually if the patch was supposed to have been installed on your device already but it hasn’t arrived yet even though it was supposed to have been updated. Launch the Settings app, choose “Software update,” and then select “Download and install” from the menu that appears.