Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Fold receive updates with May 2020 security patches

Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Fold receive updates with May 2020 security patches

Remember when Samsung rolled out the January 2020 security patches to a bunch of phones even before Google published the corresponding security bulletin? There was no voodoo involved, though, as Android Partners are usually notified of all Android framework issues and Linux kernel issues at least 30 days before the bulletin is made public. Nevertheless, Samsung should be appreciated for integrating those patches on top of a heavy Android skin like One UI and pushing the OTA across the globe long before other OEMs. In fact, the company has done it again – the Galaxy S20 lineup and the Galaxy Fold are now receiving the May 2020 security patches.


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Tagged with the version number G98xxXXS2ATD5, the software update for the Galaxy S20 series is intended for the Exynos-powered international variants. Apart from a bump in the Android security patch level, the new build also introduces a new bootloader (v2), which is enough to prevent downgrade attempts via manual flashing. The official changelog doesn’t mention anything other than the new security patches, which makes it rather distinct from the other two bug fix updates (ATD1 and ATD3) that arrived in the month of April for these phones.


The Galaxy Fold, on the other hand, has received a pretty significant update. As reported by SamMobile, Samsung backported various Galaxy S20 camera features, such as Pro mode in video recording and custom camera filters in the new build (F900FXXU3BTDD), which also features the May 2020 security patches. This is the first OTA since the long-anticipated Android 10/One UI 2.1 update for the Galaxy Fold, and it is currently rolling out in France.

Samsung has yet to publish the details of the May 2020 security bulletin on their site. The updates are rolling out in batches, but you can skip the queue and download the new firmware packages directly from the Samsung update server using Frija.

Thanks to XDA Senior Member west2cool for the screenshot!

Source: SamMobile

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