We are soon approaching the half-way mark in the month of March, and it seems like the smartphone OEMs have buckled up for releasing the new security updates for their devices.

Samsung, Xiaomi, and Sony are reportedly rolling out March patches for the Galaxy Z Flip (the US unlocked and Canadian variant), Mi Play and Xperia 1 and Xperia 5, respectively.

While other Xiaomi phones including Mi Note 10, Mi Play, Redmi 7A and Redmi 8 along with OnePlus 5/5T, are getting the February 2020 patchset.

Let us take a look at the updates one by one:

(March 2020 update)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung is the king at the moment when it comes to rolling out monthly security patches as it has beaten every other OEM including Google in delivering January, February and now March security updates for its devices.

Talking about the updates for Galaxy Z Flip, it arrives with version number F700U1TBU1ATBC for the US unlocked variant while carries the version number F700WVLU1ATBC for the Candian variants.

One user on Twitter has also confirmed that the update is now up for grabs for the Galaxy Z Flip.

galaxy z flip update march

Xiaomi Mi Play

Chinese OEM Xiaomi has also pushed the March 2020 security patchset for the Mi Play. The update bumps the version number from V11.0.2.0.OFIMIXM to V11.0.3.0.OFIMIXM.

Note that the Chinese variant is also getting the update with version V11.0.5.0.OFICNXM and it brings along fixes for data usage warnings, and error after switching SIM cards.

xiaomi mi play
Mi Play

Though we do not have the official changelog for the global Mi Play update, it is possible that the global update is also bringing similar changes as highlighted in the changelog for the Chinese variant, below:

– Updated Android Security Patch to March 2020. Increased system security.

Data usage
– Fix: Data usage warning appeared multiple times
– Fix: Errors occurred after switching SIM cards

Fortunately, we have the links for downloading the global update package file:

  • Device: Mi Play
  • Codename: lotus
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.3.0.OFIMIXM
  • Android: 8.1
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 8213c08e296bb152fdd7e7395b38578b

Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5

Sony has also joined the bandwagon and pushed the latest March 2020 update for its flagships, Xperia 1 and 5.

The update is arriving with the build number 55.1.A.3.107 for Xperia 1, whereas the update for Xperia 5 arrives with build 55.1.A.3.112.

xperia 1 update
Xperia 1 March 2020 update (Source)

(February 2020 update)

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Xiaomi is rolling out the February 2020 security patchset for both the global as well as the Europian variants of the Mi Note 10. The update hits the units with version V11.0.8.0.PFDMIXM for the global users while the European users are getting the update with version number V11.0.16.0.PFDEUXM.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

If you are interested in upgrading your Mi Note 10 manually, then you can grab the download file for both the variants, below:

  • Device: Mi Note 10
  • Codename: Tucana
  • Channel: Global
  • Version: V11.0.8.0.PFDMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 85ed799ef6929b111ebf2feed6257fee
  • Channel: Europe
  • Version: V11.0.16.0.PFDEUXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 9ac25e9dc780382f864c386afd81630b

Xiaomi Redmi 7A and Redmi 8

Both the Redmi 7A and Redmi 8 are getting the February 2020 patchset in India. The update for the Redmi 7a comes with version number V11.0.4.0.PCMINXM, while the update for Redmi 8 arrives with version V11.0.8.0.PCNINXM.

For interested users, below are the links to download the update file for Redmi 7A and Redmi 8:

  • Device: Redmi 7A
  • Codename: Pine
  • Channel: India
  • Version: V11.0.4.0.PCMINXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 0ea04d4f450846c61dbb12d0214d882d
  • Device: Redmi 8
  • Codename: Olive
  • Channel: India
  • Version: V11.0.8.0.PCNINXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 089d77e4b68ce29938884c77c910d95a

OnePlus 5/5T

OnePlus is also not far behind and has made the February patchset available for its OnePlus 5 and 5T phones. The update weighs in around 335 MB for OnePlus 5T while it weighs 455 MB for the OnePlus 5.

Below is the changelog for both the devices:

– Updated Android security patch to 2020.02
– Improved system stability and fixed general bugs

oneplus 5-5t feb update (1)

Happy updating!

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