Samsung brings the May 2020 security update to the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy A50
Google rolled out the May 2020 security patches today, but Samsung had already rolled out the patches for this month to the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Fold, and the Galaxy Note 10 lineup. The company has now added three more devices to that roster, as the foldable Galaxy Z Flip and the entire Galaxy S10 family are now receiving new updates with the May 2020 patches. The inclusion of the mid-range Samsung Galaxy A50, however, is even more interesting.
Galaxy Z Flip
First up, we have the Galaxy Z Flip, which is one of the few Samsung devices to ship with factory-installed One UI 2.1. The newest software version, F700FXXS1ATD9, is meant for the global variant of the foldable phone (model number SM-F700F) and brings no new features except an updated Android security patch level (SPL). The OTA is currently available in several European countries.
The update for the Exynos-powered Galaxy S10 series is rolling out in the form of software version G97xFXXS5CTD1. As a matter of fact, the generic 5G variant (model number SM-G977B) of the Galaxy S10 has also received the May 2020 security patches via the G977BXXS4CTD1 build. Apart from bumping up the security patch level, Samsung has also incremented the bootloader version with this OTA – v5 (from v4) for the 4G models and v4 (from v3) for the 5G model – thus users can’t perform a manual downgrade after installing these builds.
Lastly, we have the Galaxy A50, which received its Android 10 update back in March. Despite being a mid-range phone, the Galaxy A50 is guaranteed to receive monthly security updates, which means it should get the May 2020 patches before any other device in its price range. At the time of this report, the SM-A505FN variant is receiving the update (A505FNXXS4BTCA) across Europe.
As always, the updates are rolling out in batches. Tools like Frija can be handy if you want to download the updated firmware packages right away from Samsung servers.
Thanks to XDA Senior Member marselcj for the screenshot!