Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy Note 10+ & Galaxy Note 9 receiving February security update ahead of Google Pixel

Samsung has really changed the way it used to push updates for its devices. Back in December, it has beaten all other OEMs even Google in terms of pushing the January 2020 security update.

And it seems that Samsung has taken this tag of beating Google in pushing updates pretty seriously as, in a recent development, a bunch of Samsung devices has been served with the February 2020 security patchset.

Notably, the Exynos variant of the Galaxy Note 10+ and Note 9 along with the Galaxy Tab S3 is getting the February patchset. Unfortunately, there is no update for Galaxy Note 10.

Keep in mind the update for Galaxy Note 10+ and Note 9 is currently available in the German region while Tab S3 grabs the update in Korea.

Galaxy Note 10+

The update for the Galaxy Note 10+ (Exynos) is arriving with the build number BTA7. The update along with the February patchset brings in other system improvements. It also updates the bootloader from V1 to V2.

Keep in mind that, with new bootloaders, one can’t go back to older builds via simple software-based flashing.

What’s new:
– February security patches
– The security of your device has been improved

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Interestingly, we were able to grab the update via the Frija tool. This tool downloads the firmware file directly from the Samsung FUS (Firmware Update Server). You can read in-depth about the Frija tool by heading here.

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Galaxy Note 10+ February 2020 patch using Frija

Galaxy Tab S3

The Korean variant of the Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T825N0) is also grabbing the February security patchset. The airborne update carries the build number CTA1.

The update is being pushed via OTA but, we were able to grab the update via the Frija tool.

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Galaxy Tab S3 February 2020 patch using Frija

Galaxy Note 9

The Exynos variant of the Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F) is also getting the latest February 2020 security patchset with the version number DTA5 and is currently serving the German users.

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Galaxy Note 9 February 2020 patch using Frija

Keep in mind that the update is being pushed via OTA in batches and will take some time in hitting all the units. However, you can also go ahead and check for the update notification by heading to Settings>>Software Update>>tap on Download and Install option.

Note: You can check out our dedicated Samsung Section to know more about such similar stories and the latest happenings around Samsung devices.

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