The US version of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 now includes the August 2022 Android security patch from Samsung. This week saw the start of the rollout for the unlocked units. The carrier-locker counterparts should get it soon too. The most recent security update for the foldable has already been installed in Europe, Asia, Australia, and other locations.

The August SMR (Security Maintenance Release) for the unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 2 in the US bears uses firmware version F916U1TBS2HVG9 or F916U1UES2HVG9 depending on your carrier. On the majority of large and small carrier networks, the update is already live. Within the following few days, the remaining handful should also begin to take action.

There are no major new features or modifications in the most recent update for Samsung’s second-generation Fold device in the US. Improvements to system stability were noted in the official changelog for the same version in international markets, however these rarely affect users’ experience. The vulnerability fixes for this month are the main focus of the new release.

Advertisement More than 30 Android OS bugs are fixed in the August SMR, according to Samsung. These problems offered a variety of security and privacy hazards. One of them was a crucial flow since anyone might use Bluetooth to remotely execute code over it.

In addition to these, Samsung also resolved roughly 30 other problems that were exclusive to its product line. These defects are present in its client software, namely One UI, as well as other device parts. The company categorized a large number of them as critical. Samsung DeX, Knox VPN, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, Launcher, Smart View, App Lock, and Dialer are among the components that are impacted.

These improvements ought to be arriving shortly if you use the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in the US. When the OTA (over the air) deployment becomes available for your phone, you will be informed. From the Settings app’s Software update option, you can also manually check for updates.

Advertisement VERY SOON, GALAXY Z FOLD 2 COULD GET THE NEW TASKBAR. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 from Samsung, running One UI 4.1.1 based on Android 12L, was just released. The persistent taskbar that displays at the bottom of the screen is one of the new foldable’s most notable characteristics. You may easily switch between your favorite apps by pinning them.

According to rumors, Samsung will upgrade One UI to 4.1.1 later this year and bring this Taskbar to previous Fold models. Although it hasn’t been confirmed yet, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will probably get it as well. Before Samsung starts seeding the One UI 5.0, which is based on Android 13, to its devices, the update may be available by October. We’ll keep you informed.

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