Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Refreshes With BlueBorne Security Update In The US

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Within a few days of the official launch, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone has been refreshed with an update to address the BlueBorne security vulnerability for the US variant. The update is being rolled out via OTA and it includes bug fixes and enhancements.

The users of T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon have confirmed the availability of the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 update. The sources revealed to us that the update will soon roll out to AT&T customers as well.

With build number N950USQU1AQI5, the latest update measures 198.04MB in size. Even though it is possible to install the update over the air, we highly recommend you to activate Wi-Fi to avoid interruptions. Initially, the update was pushed to Verizon users followed by T-Mobile and Sprint.

In addition to the bug fixes and device enhancements, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 update for the US-based users brings in improved stability for the navigation app, weather widget, and Google maps. The update also includes exclusive performance related improvements.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Update

If your device is affected by BlueBorne, then hackers will be able to take advantage and control of the phone and can access all your media content and apps including the microphone. If you are working with the Galaxy Note 8, you should install the update to protect yourself from the attackers.

The update will be visible in the form of a message notification. Alternatively, you can also verify the existence of the update by tapping the Settings icon. Before proceeding to install the update, it is advisable to charge the handset up to 90 percent.

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