Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Note 10, and XCover Pro receive new updates with December 2020 security patches
Samsung hasn’t had the best track record of pushing monthly security updates to its devices in the past. However, the company has been doing a terrific job over the last few months. Samsung’s update schedule has improved to the extent that it’s now pushing the latest Android security patches to some of its devices even before Google officially publishes the corresponding Android Security Bulletin. For instance, even though Google hasn’t officially published the Android Security Bulleting for December 2020, the Galaxy S20 lineup, the Galaxy S20 FE, and the Galaxy S9 have already received the December 2020 patches. And it doesn’t seem like Samsung is stopping anytime soon, as the company has now released similar updates for three more devices — the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Note 10, and Galaxy XCover Pro.
As per a recent post on Reddit, the company has started rolling out an update for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 (model number SM-F916B) with the software version F916BXXS1BTK1, and it brings the latest Android security patches to the device. The update is rolling out in several regions, including countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Similarly, a recent post on our Galaxy Note 10+ forums suggests that a similar update is rolling out to the Galaxy Note 10 lineup. The update (version N97xFXXS6DTK8) is rolling out to the Exynos versions of the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-970F and SM-975F) in Europe at the moment. Finally, the Galaxy XCover Pro (model number SM-G715FN) is also receiving a similar update (version G715FNXXS6ATK2) in Europe, which includes the Android security patches for December 2020.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Note 10, and Galaxy XCover Pro users in the aforementioned regions should be able to download the update on their devices by heading over to the Software update section in the device settings. In case the update isn’t available on your device yet, you can skip the wait and download the firmware package directly from Samsung’s update server using tools like Samloader and install it manually using a Windows PC. Alternatively, Galaxy Note 10+ users can grab the update package from the XDA Forums thread linked above.