Just recently, Samsung released the security patch details for May 2021, which showed that this patch fixes 3 critical CVEs, 24 high CVEs, and 17 moderate CVEs. At the same time, the company also shared a revised list of qualified Galaxy devices for new security updates.
It is worth mentioning that the South Korean technology giant even started to send security updates for May 2021 before the beginning of May, and the Galaxy S21 series became the first to experience security updates. In addition, the company also expanded this version to more Galaxy smartphones, while also improving the camera.
According to information, Samsung has pushed a new firmware update for the Galaxy S9 series smartphones in the US. Surprisingly, this FOTA includes security improvements for May 2021, and the changelog again shows copy-pasted changes, such as new features/enhancements, bug fixes, and device stability improvements.
As you can see above, I added “surprising”! Yes, this is an unexpected update because the company migrated the Galaxy S9 and S9+ to the quarterly update schedule, but since these devices received the April 2021 security update last month, it released another monthly update.
Currently, the security update for May 2021 is available in the United States and is applicable to Galaxy S9 series products. The software contains PDA firmware versions: G960U1UES9FUD1 and G965U1UES9FUD1 for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ respectively. In the next few days or weeks, it may also expand outside the United States.
If you are using one of the Samsung Galaxy S9 series flagship products, please manually check for updates by operating the device settings, scroll down and select the “Software Update” section, and finally click “Download and Install”.