The update addresses several common vulnerabilities including one that could allow a hacker to compromise a user’s security and identity. While this isn’t particularly important for many of us who still use Android Marshmallow on our Note 9 and Galaxy Note 10 devices, the fact that the update has been pushed out for two weeks is worrisome. It’s not unreasonable to assume the latest security patch will be rolled out eventually.
As you can see, the update doesn’t contain all of the changes. First and foremost the update includes an “increase for Samsung Account” update. This will increase the monthly allowance that users can use on Samsung’s site for Samsung mobile apps. In other words, for those who haven’t upgraded, the monthly allowance will go up from $0.20 up to $0.40. It’s a small adjustment, but in my book this is a critical one.
The rest of the update is a simple one-time download. The update will apply two security patches (v2 and v3) and it is only a software update. It does not roll out any other software.
Now that we have those patchnotes out of the way, please note that there was a change to the update yesterday. While it wasn’t as extreme as having a single software update with two security updates. After some tinkering, I finally found a way to apply both. Now when I install the update, the two patches will be applied from the same update.
So here is how I did it. I called Samsung directly and had them send a test build to me so I could have a look at it.
This is how the two patches will be applied. I will provide the link below once it’s done.
Please know that I will not be performing a full update of the Galaxy Note 10/10 devices for a couple of weeks. Samsung says that Samsung updates aren’t complete yet. I’ve been using these devices for a few weeks, after which I plan to make the jump to another device.
UPDATE: The original post from a few days ago has been updated to reflect the update with more patches applied.
Source: Verizon (Updated with correct link) Source: Samsung (Updated with correct link)
Updated: 1/11/2016 6:20pm