Samsung Galaxy Note 10 receives update with May 2020 security patches
The Galaxy S20 lineup and the Galaxy Fold started receiving the May 2020 security patches in selected regions since yesterday, and it seems that Samsung is pretty much determined to deliver the update to other flagships in their portfolio. As it turns out, the Galaxy Note 10 is the latest recipient of the new security patches, the details of which are yet to be published by Google.
The update is rolling out in the form of software version N97xFXXS4CTD1, and it is currently available in a number of European countries, including France, Poland, Switzerland, and Germany. Once again the Exynos-powered global variant is first in line to receive the new build, albeit the 5G capable Galaxy Note 10 version is excluded from the initial wave of the rollout.
To recall, the previous update for this series was quite massive, as it introduced One UI 2.1 infused with a slew of Galaxy S20 software features to the Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+. The newest update is comparatively lightweight, but there is a hidden catch! Samsung is shipping a new bootloader (v4) through this OTA, which means end-users can’t perform a manual downgrade to earlier builds after updating to the new build.
The OTA is rolling out in batches, so you might have to wait a couple of days before the update notification pops up on your device. Power users, on the other hand, can opt for tools like Frija to directly download the update package from Samsung’s firmware repository for their device variant. The owners of the US Snapdragon models are still out of luck, though, as it is impossible to cross-flash the Exynos firmware on those units.
Thanks to XDA Senior Member henklbr for the screenshot!