Galaxy S23, Galaxy S20 & A53 5G get March update in the US

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Samsung‘s March update is available for more Galaxy devices in the US. The Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy S20 series, and the Galaxy A53 5G are picking up the latest security patch stateside. They join the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, Galaxy Note 20, and all recent Galaxy Z series foldables in the party.

The March SMR (Security Maintenance Release) for the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra is available widely for both carrier-locked and unlocked variants in the US. The updated firmware build number for the former is S91*USQS1AWBM while that for the latter is S91*U1UES1AWBM. Samsung doesn’t seem to be pushing any new features to the devices with this release. That isn’t surprising, though. The handsets have just arrived on the market. You can expect feature updates for the phones in the coming months.

Likewise, the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra are fresh from the One UI 5.1 update and are only getting the latest security update today. As of this writing, Samsung is pushing the March SMR to the factory-unlocked variants of its 2020 flagships in the US. The new firmware version for the phones is G98*U1UES3HWB5. Carrier-locked units should follow in the coming days. The update for the unlocked units is rolling out widely on most wireless networks stateside, including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.


This month’s security update is also available for the Galaxy A53 5G in the US. The rollout began recently for carrier-locked models. The handset is getting the update with the firmware build number A536USQS4CWC2. Users with an unlocked unit of the 2022 premium mid-ranger can expect to receive this software release in the coming days. Don’t expect any new features, though. Like the Galaxy S20 series, your phone also recently picked up the One UI 5.1 update with a host of goodies. The latest release is all about vulnerability fixes.

March update for Galaxy devices contains several dozen security patches

Samsung has been rolling out the March update for its Galaxy smartphones and tablets since early last week. It has already pushed the new SMR to most of its recent flagship models and a few mid-rangers. The update contains patches for more than 60 vulnerabilities that affect various system components across the Galaxy lineup. About 20 of those are Galaxy-specific vulnerabilities while the remaining flaws affect the entire Android ecosystem. You can go to Settings > Software update on your Galaxy smartphone and tap on Download and install to check for new updates.