The Galaxy A12 is now receiving the August 2022 Android security patch from Samsung. In Russia, the low-cost phone now has firmware version A127FXXS6BVH4 and the most recent security update, version receiving . In the upcoming days, other regions, including the US, ought to start receiving the most recent SMR (Security Maintenance Release).

More than 60 vulnerabilities are fixed by the August SMR, according to Samsung. Among these is a serious Android OS bug that allowed hackers to use Bluetooth to remotely execute code on a victim’s handset. About 30 other, less serious problems with Android OS were also resolved by Google.

In addition to those, Samsung patched nearly as many problems unique to its products. The powerful Korean company classified many of them as critical. Other brands’ Android products are unaffected by the issues. Its Galaxy smartphones and tablets have software and component problems. Samsung DeX, Knox VPN, App Lock, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Dialer, Launcher, Smart View, and other elements are among those that are impacted.

Advertisement Just over a week after it first began receiving the Android 12 update with Samsung’s One UI Core 4.1, the Galaxy A12 is now receiving the August SMR. It upgraded and added a ton of additional features to the low-cost handset. It is the second significant Android OS update for the phone and debuted with Android 10 in late 2020. It is doubtful that it will get any more of them.

The best-selling smartphone of 2021 was the Galaxy A12. The largest smartphone vendor in the world is Samsung. Every year, the Korean company releases dozens of products at various price points, with prices ranging from just under $100 to more than $2,000 (the 1TB Galaxy Z Fold 4 recently went on sale for $2,159). However, less expensive versions typically sell more than flagship models. The Galaxy A12 sold more than 50 million units in 2021, outpacing sales of every other smartphone combined.

You should soon receive a new security update if you’re one of those people and still use the phone. As was previously mentioned, the Galaxy A12 has received the Android 12 upgrade. However, it isn’t yet generally accessible. Therefore, people eager for the significant Android update may receive it along with the August SMR. In either case, it will be broadcast to you (OTA). In the upcoming days, be on the lookout for notifications regarding it. To manually check for updates, open the Settings app and navigate to the Software update menu.

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