The best commercially available foldable and flip smartphones from Samsung, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 are picking up the latest April 2022 security update. Notably, the update is live for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 users in the USA.
The update is landing on the unlocked models of the phone. Speaking of the update, not only does it bump the security patch level to April 2022, but it also brings a critical bug fix for both devices.
According to the latest report, the April 2022 security patch brings a bug fix for the popular “Dirty Pipe” vulnerability. Reports indicate that due to this vulnerability, hackers had a free chance to enter any Samsung phone and hack the device.
Devices running Android 12 with a newer kernel version of 5.8 or higher were the main targets of this vulnerability. Thankfully, the latest April 2022 security patch fixes the issue with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3.
Although there is no information if the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 were among the phones exposed due to this vulnerability, the fix is bundled with the update.
The latest Galaxy Z Fold 3 update is arrives with firmware version F926U1UES1CVC9
The update for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 arrives with the firmware version F711U1TBS2CVC9. On the other hand, the update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 carries firmware version F926U1UES1CVC9.
Samsung is pushing the April 2022 security patch for both devices simultaneously. If you live in the US and own an unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 3 or the Galaxy Z Flip 3, then you should have received the update notification.
However, if you haven’t received the update yet, you should note that the update is rolling out via OTA. This means that it will arrive for all phones gradually.
To be sure, you can manually check for the update on your phone. To do this, simply head over to the Settings menu. Tap on the Software Update option. Hit the Download and install button.
Your phone will start looking at the official servers for the update, and if it detects one, it will prompt you to install it. Sadly, there is no information about the size of the update.
So, we would advise you to download the update on a stable Wi-Fi or unlimited mobile data plan to avoid paying extra data charges. Both phones were launched last year, came with Android 11, and have bagged the Android 12 update. They are eligible to receive updates until Android 15, as per the new update policy by Samsung.