BlackBerry has been one of the most repected and trustworthy manufacturing company when it comes to the security of their devices. Back in the day when BlackBerry launched the handsets with basic functionality, their phones had the best security among all the available devices at that time. BlackBerry failed to pivot to the change in the smartphone industry with changing times and didn’t adapt to Android OS. BlackBerry has now started to launch newer devices with Android OS. But, BlackBerry is still keeping up on its reputation of having the most secure devices in the industry.BlackBerry takes its security very seriously and they have launched the May security patch which is the latest security patch released by Google to secure from various attacks on Android OS.
BlackBerry PRIV units are receiving a new firmware update which is being rolled out to the global variants over the air. The update installs the latest security patch. Arriving as build number AAL202, the new update brings May security patch. It also tags along system improvements and fixes for regular bugs. Although a minor one weighing at around 198MB, the update is highly recommended as it enhances the security of your device.
As is the case with OTA roll out, it may take some time to appear on your device. But if waiting is not your thing, there’s a way for you to check the update manually. You can do this by going to Settings > About device > System updates.
One thing to add to this is that, surprisingly, BlackBerry has stopped the sales of its BlackBerry PRIV, Passport, Classic and Leap phones in the US. Before downloading the update, make sure you have atleast 50% battery on your device and ensure downloading the update at a stable WiFi connection and backup your data before installing the update.