Samsung Galaxy J4+ & Galaxy J8 October security updates arrive in Europe & South America

Samsung has already released the latest October security patches to multiple devices. It all started with the Galaxy A50 before being joined by the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy J2 Core.

The October patch then found its way to the premium Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy Tab S4, and the Galaxy Note 9. The latest to receive the new security update are the Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J8.

Galaxy A50 got October patch last week

The new software is rolling out to the Galaxy J4+ in multiple markets across Europe, including Spain, France, Netherlands, Portugal, and the UK. The J4+ variant sold in these markets has model number SM-J415FN.

Other regions’ variants have model numbers SM-J415F and SM-J415G.

Galaxy J4+ (SM-J415F, SM-J415G) received September updates

Unlike the former (SM-J415FN) that never got a software update since July patches rolled out, the latter duo got September security patches last month.

Granted, the incoming October security update may be limited to model SM-J415FN while the other two will remain on September patches for now. The OTA is arriving as software version J415FNXXS4BSI4 and of course, it’s based on Android 9 Pie.


The story should be more of the same with the incoming Galaxy J8 October security update. The update is arriving as software version J810MUBS2BSI2, a target for model number SM-J810M. The J8 also has models SM-J810F, SM-J810G, and SM-G810Y.

The latter three did receive September security updates, but model SM-J810M stayed on August security patches all along. Granted, the new October security patches should be limited to this model, which is sold in South America. Below is the full changelog:

· Device stability improvements, bug fixes.
· New and / or enhanced features.
· Further improvements to performance.

Just so you know, the update that brought September security patches to the other Galaxy J8 variants had the same changelog as what is arriving as part of the October patches in South America.

Galaxy J8 September security update for model number SM-J810F

Both the Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J8 are in line to receive the update to One UI 2.0 based on Android 10, their second and last major OS upgrades. But the wait could go all the way to Q2 2019 or maybe even later.

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