Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 10 devices receive fingerprint vulnerability patch

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Aura White back at angle

Update: November 5, 2019 (10:55 AM ET): The November security patch is here for Verizon Galaxy Note 10 devices, and with it comes a patch for a major security issue that plagues device fingerprint sensors.


Original article: Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus update hub. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the latest Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus updates. That includes their current versions and when future updates are likely to arrive. Keep in mind that the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus generally receive their updates at the same time.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus update

  • Current stable version: Android 9 Pie
  • When will the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus get Android 10? January 2020 – February 2020 (estimated)

The Galaxy Note 10 line launched with Android 9 Pie. Like most Android flagships, these are expected to receive at least two major updates in their lifetimes. The first major update will be Android 10, which publicly launched toward the beginning of September. It’ll take a bit longer for Samsung to roll out Android 10 to the Galaxy Note 10 line, but it should only take a few months at most.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10/Note 10 Plus update availability Android 10 Android 11
AT&T TBA TBA
Sprint TBA TBA
T-Mobile TBA TBA
Verizon TBA TBA
U.S. Unlocked TBA TBA
International Unlocked TBA TBA

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus‘ received its first update in August. It didn’t include new features, but SamMobile reported that it included the August 2019 security patch.

The update also improved the performance of the fingerprint sensor, camera, and more with software version N97*FXXU1ASH5. Here’s the full changelog:

  • The performance of fingerprint recognition has been improved
  • The performance of touch screen has been improved
  • The stability of camera has been improved
  • Camera picture quality has been improved
  • The security of your device has been improved

The October 2019 Android security patch rolled out to Exynos variants of the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus on October 7. The patch brought with it some camera quality enhancements and keyboard tweaks.

Later, Samsung accidentally rolled out the One UI 2.0 beta program for the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. The company pulled the update soon afterward, telling users it would be rolled out later on. Eventually, Samsung officially released One UI 2.0 beta update. SamMobile reported that it initially began rolling out to Note 10 users in Germany before rolling out to other markets.

Now, the November update brings several security patches to Verizon Galaxy Note 10 devices. This update not only brings minor bug fixes but also a patch for the critical fingerprint flaw that affected many flagship Samsung Galaxy devices.

Samsung began working on a fix right after the issue surfaced last month, but it looks like it took until now for the update to roll out to Verizon customers. Verizon says all users should install this update as soon as they can. It also says users should re-register their fingerprints without a screen protector after receiving this update to assure effective biometric security.

The OTA update is currently rolling out to all Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, and even Galaxy S10 devices on Verizon. Hopefully, Samsung also releases patches for remaining affected devices soon.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Aura Blue back on table

Let us know which Galaxy Note 10 update you’re rocking in the comments. Also, feel free to tip us if you’ve spotted a recent update we’ve missed!

Looking for another device update? Check out our Android 9 Pie and Android 10 update trackers.

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