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Samsung S9: What about the Android™ Security Patch Level November 2021?
BatDroid
Member

The last Security Patch my S9 received is the one back in August 2021, as indicated here:

https://www.verizon.com/support/samsung-galaxy-s9-update/

Google released a new one last November, however it does not seems yet available from Verizon. If I check for updates from the phone, it tells me that none is available. The only reference I can find on the Verizon website is about a few of the previous ones, as in the page linked above.

Has anyone received the November security patch yet or does anybody know when Verizon will release it? I realize that it can take some time between when Google release their patch and when carriers will deploy it, but it is now over a month.

I asked Verizon support via their chat a few weeks ago, but the agent did not have any release date yet.

Thanks in advance to anyone that may have any information about this.

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Re: Samsung S9: What about the Android™ Security Patch Level November 2021?
BatDroid
Member

Does anybody from Verizon care to reply?? Given that Samsung is still supporting quarterly security updates on the S9 I do not see why Verizon should not. See here:

https://security.samsungmobile.com/workScope.smsb

At some point the S9 will be moved to a biannual update schedule, but even that is better than NO update...

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Re: Samsung S9: What about the Android™ Security Patch Level November 2021?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

We don't have access to when a security update will be released. Help is here if you are interested. Please advise. 

 

-Natasha

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Re: Samsung S9: What about the Android™ Security Patch Level November 2021?
BatDroid
Member

For those interested, this morning after checking manually for the nth time if a system update was available, finally the latest one got downloaded and installed successfully.

Details are posted here:

https://www.verizon.com/support/samsung-galaxy-s9-update/

Since the previous one happened in August and this one is dated December 2021, it may mean that the S9 has been now moved from quarterly to biannual updates.

I still find puzzling that Verizon Support have no clue and no advanced information as to when a security patch is going to be released. Especially or those of us using our phone also for work it is a serious matter.

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