Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ receive the March Security Patch update

Samsung Galaxy S9

After pre-orders a week back, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9+ are only now reaching the customers across regions. However, Samsung has already pushed out the first update to it’s flagship smartphones. This a security update and does not bring any major overhauls to the UI.

The update arrives in at 242MB with version number G960FXXU1ARC5 for the Galaxy S9 and G965FXXU1ARC5 for the Galaxy S9+. This update brings the March security patch level that was released to the Pixel devices about a week back.

The March security patch brings crucial fixes and fixes 21 vulnerabilities in total. The most severe one may allow a remote attacker to execute code on your smartphone via a ‘crafted file’.

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That said however, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will only ship with the February security patch level. Even though Samsung is doing an impressive job by releasing timely security updates, the Samsung Galaxy S9 still runs on Android 8.0 while Android 8.1 is the latest firmware. It is also worthy to note that Google has pushed out Android P developer Preview 1 for it’s Pixel devices.

To manually check for updates, go to Settings > Software update. As is the case usually, the update may take upto a week to hit your handset.