May update widely available for US Galaxy S20, Fold 2 & Note 10

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Samsung‘s May 2023 update is available for a bunch of Galaxy smartphones in the US. The company is widely rolling out the latest security patch to the Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Note 10 series. It has already updated dozens of other models to the new SMR (Security Maintenance Release).

The May SMR is available for both carrier-locked and unlocked variants of the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra in the US. Samsung is pushing the update with firmware build numbers G98*USQS4HWE1 and G98*U1UES4HWD5 for the two variants, respectively (via). The rollout is already live on most networks, with the remaining few following soon. The devices aren’t getting anything apart from the latest security fixes (more on that later).

The pattern remains the same for the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Samsung has widely released the May SMR for both carrier-locked and unlocked units of its 2020 foldable. Users can look forward to receiving the update with the build number F916USQS2JWE4 or F916U1UES2JWE3 depending on their variant. Once again, there aren’t additional goodies here. This update is all about the latest batch of monthly security fixes from Samsung and Google.

If you’re using a Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy Note 10+ in the US, the latest security patch is available for your phone as well. That’s regardless of whether you have a factory-unlocked unit or a carrier-locked one. Samsung has got all of you covered. The new build number for the former group is N97*USQU7HWE1, while that for the latter is N970U1UEU7HWE1. For a change, this update contains more than the May security patch.


Unfortunately, nothing much on the user-facing side of things again. According to Samsung’s official changelog, the latest update for the Galaxy Note 10 series in the US brings revised Terms & Conditions. The company says that you are agreeing to those revised terms for your device, which include the Dispute Resolution Agreement with arbitration terms, by installing this update.

These Galaxy devices are getting a host of security fixes with the May update

The May 2023 update for Samsung’s Android smartphones contains fixes for more than 70 security issues. These include at least six critical flaws, some of which allowed remote code execution. If you’re using any of the aforementioned Galaxy devices stateside and haven’t received the May SMR yet, you should soon. Watch out for a notification about the OTA (over the air) release in the coming days. You can also manually check for updates from the Settings app.