Galaxy Note 4
Samsung releases May Android security patches for Note 4 and Note Edge Reuters

Two more Galaxy smartphones have joined the list of phones that have recently received Samsung's Android security patch for May. The handsets are Galaxy Note 4 and its Edge screen variant.

The latest Android firmware for Note 4 brings build version N910FXXU1DQE2 and for Note Edge it is N915FYXXS1DQE1.

As outlined in Samsung Android's security update page the May release patches 54 vulnerabilities in Android OS, along with resolving 11 bug issues to improve the security of the Samsung Galaxy devices. Most of Samsung's vulnerabilities and exposures belong to either the medium or low severity.

In addition, the May Android security patch integrates the usual bug fixes and optimisations for performance and stability, reports Galaxy Club, which spotted the rollout.

Since the Note 4 and Note Edge are over two years old, they will no longer receive any major Android upgrade. However, Samsung is continuing to push out security updates for the handsets.

If you have received a notification alert about the availability of the update, do the following steps to install the update manually.

  • From the home screen, tap apps
  • Tap Settings
  • Scroll down and tap System Updates
  • Tap Check for new system update
  • If the update is available, follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the update.