Samsung updates Galaxy S10 Lite to February security patch
Samsung has begun rolling out the February 2023 Android security patch to the Galaxy S10 Lite. The device is currently picking up the latest security update in Europe. A wider rollout should follow in the coming days. The handset received the January SMR (Security Maintenance Release) in the US just a few days back. So users stateside may have to wait a few weeks to get the new security release.
The February SMR for the Galaxy S10 Lite comes with the firmware build number G770FXXS6HWB1 in Europe. As of this writing, the update is only available to users in Spain. But it should just be a matter of time before it reaches other European countries. Samsung should also expand the rollout to more regions over the next few days. We will let you know when it arrives in the US.
In the meantime, you can go to the Software update menu in Settings and tap on Download and install to check for updates manually. If an update is available, you will be prompted to download it. If you don’t see any pending updates, wait a few days and check again. You may also get a notification when the OTA (over the air) release becomes available for your Galaxy S10 Lite unit.
This update doesn’t bring anything notable. There aren’t any new features or improvements here. Samsung is only pushing the latest vulnerability fixes to the Galaxy S10 Lite. There are plenty of those, though. The February SMR patches more than 50 vulnerabilities, including seven Galaxy-specific ones. The Korean firm patched issues with Secure Folder, Contacts, Phone, Fingerprint TA, and more system apps.
The remaining vulnerability patches found in the February SMR are part of Google’s latest ASB (Android Security Bulletin). These are issues found in Android OS and other partner components. The Android maker labeled five patches as “critical” this month. Some of those could lead to remote code execution. The remaining patches were all labeled “high-severity” by Google.
Galaxy S10 Lite may not get Samsung’s One UI 5.1 update
Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 Lite in early 2020, just a month before the Galaxy S20 series. Both devices arrived with Android 10 out of the box and received updates to Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13. While neither is eligible for Android 14, the Korean firm has confirmed that the latter will get One UI 5.1, which debuted with the Galaxy S23 series last week. The Galaxy S10 Lite appears to be missing out on it. We will let you know when Samsung starts rolling out the One UI 5.1 update to older Galaxy devices.