July 2021 security update hits the Galaxy Note 9

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The Galaxy S10 was the first smartphone to get the July 2021 security patch. The update was then released to the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, and the Galaxy A52. Now, Samsung is expanding the rollout of its latest security update to the Galaxy Note 9.

Samsung released a new software update with the July 2021 security patch to the Galaxy Note 9 earlier today in Germany. The new update, which has firmware version N960FXXS8FUF5, fixes close to 20 bugs related to user privacy and security. The update also fixes the recent Android Auto-related bug that some users were facing on Galaxy smartphones.

If you are a Galaxy Note 9 user in Germany, you might have received the update notification already. If you haven’t received it yet, you can manually check for the update by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping on Download and install. You can also download the latest firmware file from our firmware section and flash it manually.

Samsung had launched the Galaxy Note 9 in mid-2018 with Android 8.1 Oreo. The phone received the Android 9-based One UI update in early 2019 and the Android 10-based One UI 2 update in December 2019. The smartphone won’t be getting any additional Android OS update in the future, but it is good to see Samsung releasing the latest security update to the device.

  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: Bar: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm
  • Display: 6.4 inch / 162.56 mm Super AMOLED Display
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12MP

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