Sprint Galaxy S10 February OTA arrives; January patches for Redmi 7A/8A/Note 8 & Nokia 3.1 Plus (Download links inside)

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T-Mobile one-upped its counterparts with the release of the latest Samsung Galaxy S10 February security update nearly two weeks ago. With the devices having received Android 10, this was just a small update.

Verizon Wireless users of the same Galaxy S10 series had to wait until this week to receive their February security update. As of this writing, those on Sprint are now receiving the same update.

Arriving as version G97XUSQS3CTA3, the OTA package doesn’t bring much other than the updated security patch level, at least according to the carriers changelog. But as usual, you can expect a few optimizations here and there alongside bug fixes.

Sprint-Galaxy-S10e-February-security-update
(Source 1, 2, 3)

January OTA for Redmi 7A, Redmi 8A, and Redmi Note 8

On the receiving end of new software updates too is a series of Xiaomi Redmi handsets, namely Redmi 7A, Redmi 8A, and Redmi Note 8. All three are receiving January 2020 security patches in various markets, but there’s more to the updates than just new security patches.

The January OTA is arriving on the global Redmi 7A as MIUI 11.0.6.0.PCMMIXM while the European (EEA) model is getting the same update as version 11.0.14.0.PCMEUXM. So far, the Indian variant hasn’t received the new update. Below is the summarized changelog:

System
– Updated Android Security Patch to January 2020. Increased system security.
Status bar, Notification shade
– Fix: Couldn’t open notification settings in the Notification shade in Second space
Other
– Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots

Since OTA updates take some time to reach all units, we thought of sharing the download link for the updated firmware for manual download and installation. Be sure to download the version for your variant.

  • Device: Redmi 7A
  • Codename: pine
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 11.0.6.0.PCMMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 3dbb87d63c3ddf47aae79987ac2f47c0
  • Channel: Europe (EEA) Stable
  • Version: 11.0.14.0.PCMEUXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 1d2d60ed95cbbf893809e596c8e39928

For owners of the Redmi 8A, the update is also rolling out to the global, European and Indian variants. The OTA is arriving on the global variant as MIUI 11.0.5.0.PCPMIXM and V11.0.3.0.PCPEUXM in Europe.

Redmi-8A
Redmi 8A

In India, the same update is rolling out as V11.0.7.0.PCPINXM. Like the rest, there is still no change to the base OS, meaning Pie prevails. Below is the changelog attached to the new Redmi 8A updates:

System
– Updated Android Security Patch to January 2020. Increased system security.
App vault
– New: Music card
– EU privacy adjustments
Security
– Optimization: Localized payment security icon for India
Status bar, Notification shade
– Fix: Couldn’t open notification settings in the Notification shade in Second space
– Fix: Couldn’t open the Notification shade in some cases
Other
– Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots

Akin to the Redmi 7A, we also have download links for the Redmi 8A firmware updates in various regions. Grab the version of your variant below and install it manually if you can’t wait for the OTA rollout.

  • Device: Redmi 8A
  • Codename: olivelite
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 11.0.5.0.PCPMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: b47db7319d7a10ecd1cdee29f24b7421
  • Channel: Europe (EEA) Stable
  • Version: 11.0.3.0.PCPEUXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 450a25d46be1c155e17c3a5e63e158b8
  • Codename: olivelitein
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: 11.0.7.0.PCPINXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 05e152505e6d72fd643cda3abc9cdbc9

Last but not least is the Redmi Note 8, whose incoming OTA update is meant for the Chinese variant. Arriving as MIUI 11.0.5.0.PCOCNXM, the OTA package weighs in at 389MB and tags along the January security patch and fixes the bug where data usage warning appears multiple times.

You can grab the updated firmware from the link below for manual installation.

  • Device: Redmi Note 8
  • Codename: ginkgo
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: 11.0.5.0.PCOCNXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 01cc753a51cb65e7b3c5b933437f5ba8

The Redmi Note 8 is also expected to receive Android 10 update in the coming days alongside the Note 8 Pro, which has already picked up the OS back at home.

January OTA for Nokia 3.1 Plus

Another device receiving a new security update is the Nokia 3.1 Plus, whose OTA is arriving as version 2.25R and weighs in at about 90MB.

Nokia-3.1-Plus-January-patch
(Source)

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