Millions of old Samsung Galaxy smartphones receive major firmware update


The coming months will be a real test for Samsung. Hundreds of millions of older smartphones that are no longer officially supported are due to receive a critical firmware update.

Update for oldies Samsung

Right now, the Koreans are holding one of the largest campaigns to update outdated smartphones in the entire history of the industry. We are receiving signals from everywhere that Samsung devices are receiving a software patch related to the operation of the GPS module. The manufacturer does not specify what exactly he needs to fix, but apparently the matter is so important that the update comes even to models that said goodbye to regular security updates many years ago.

At the time of publication of the article, it is known about updates to the flagships Galaxy S6, S7 and S8, Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note 9. Also, the distribution of patches for the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy S5 Neo models from 2015 is confirmed.

Other sources also point to a patch sent to the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy A7 (2018). The first one is a real relic, because it comes from 2014. This means that Samsung had to unscheduledly update the device, which is already eight years old!

Surely most of us use newer smartphones. However, we often pass old gadgets on to children or the older generation, who use them mainly for calls. Therefore, do not be too lazy to install an update there with a fix for the problem in the firmware.

If you have information about an update on any other old Samsung smartphone that is not listed, please let us know in the comments. Maybe it will benefit other users of the same model!