Samsung Galaxy A50 & Xiaomi Mi Max 3 getting new security updates

New monthly security update alerts on Samsung and Xiaomi phones!

South Korean phone manufacturer Samsung recently pushed the July OTA for Galaxy S10 devices. And Samsung Galaxy A50 is next. As you may know, Galaxy A50 is the OEM’s current year high-end phone fueled by a Exynos 9610 processor. The device embraces Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.

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Samsung Galaxy A50

Currently, Galaxy A50 is receiving a new update that bumps the version from A505FDDU2ASF2 to A505FDDU2ASG4 and brings along the latest July security patch. Apart from security update, the patch improves camera stability, picture quality, WiFi connectivity as well as the device security.

Here’s what the changelog of the update (A505FDDU2ASG4/A505FODM2ASG4/A505FXXU2ASG1) listed at the company’s official device-specific software page reads:

What’s new
· The stability of Camera has been improved
· Camera picture quality has been improved.
· Wi-Fi connectivity and stability have been improved.
· The security of your device has been improved.
· Other stabiliser codes are applied.

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User shared image of July OTA on Samsung Galaxy A50

June OTA on Xiaomi Mi Max 3

Coming to Xiaomi, Mi Max 3 (Chinese OEM Xiaomi’s 2018 mid-ranger phone), is now receiving the June security patch instead of the latest one. Bumping the version from V10.3.2.0.PEDMIXM to V10.3.3.0.PEDMIXM, the patch adds the famous customizable lock screen clock.

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Xiaomi Mi Max 3

Apart from that, it fixes problems like the media volume not restoring after notifications, hands-free call duration not displaying in Game Turbo and contacts not deleting from SIM. It also optimizes WiFi network sorting principles and Mi Cloud sync across devices.

Here’s what the complete changelog reads:

[System]
Optimization: Updated Android Security Patch to June 2019. Increased system security.
[Contacts]
Fix: Contacts couldn’t be deleted from SIM cards in some cases
[Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade]
New: Introducing customizable Lock screen clock (Settings > Lock screen & password > Advanced settings). New Lock screen clock doesn’t work with third party themes.
Fix: Media volume couldn’t be restored after receiving a notification
[Settings]
Optimization: Sorting principles for Wi-Fi networks
[Game speed booster]
Fix: Hands-free call duration wasn’t displayed correctly in Game Turbo
[Mi Cloud]
Optimization: Improved sync across multiple devices

Needless to say, as is usually the case with firmware updates, they are rolled out in batches. Same goes for the July and June patch rolling out on Galaxy A50 and Mi Max 3. The updates may take time to make it to all units. So hang in tight, as you may get to see the notification on your units soon.

But in case you own a Xiaomi Mi Max 3 and don’t wish to wait for the OTA update, you can install the patch using the following download link:

  • Device: Mi Max 3
  • Codename: nitrogen
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V10.3.3.0.PEDMIXM
  • Android: 9.0
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 856043a2e80dedfb4a52c774dc3f2bd2

Enjoy the updates, and feel free to drop a comment and share with us your experience about it.

NOTE: For more Samsung and Xiaomi related update, news and bugs/issues, interested readers may head here and here.

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