Samsung has initiated the rollout of a significant firmware update for its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. The update, which is currently available in Thailand and Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines is expected to expand to other regions soon.
The firmware versions S911BXXU3AWGJ, S916BXXU3AWGJ, and S918BXXU3AWGJ bring the August 2023 security patch to these devices, enhancing their overall security. The update is quite substantial, with a package size of around 1.4GB, indicating that it likely includes more than just security improvements.
While the official changelog only mentions device reliability and stability enhancements, the size of the update suggests that it may also include new features and changes to deliver an enhanced user experience. Several stock apps, including AR Zone, Samsung Notes Adds-ons, Clock, Galaxy Wearable, Global Goals, Samsung Kids, Free, Notes, PENUP, Internet, Health, SmartThings, Galaxy Shop, Members, Calculator, Smart Switch, and more, may be updated to their latest versions after installing the software update.
One UI 6 Beta Program
Despite the anticipation for the Android 14-based One UI 6 beta program, Samsung has not yet made any official announcements. However, rumors suggest that the public beta program might start sometime this month. The current update still mentions One UI 5.1 in the changelog, and it's possible that some new features from One UI 5.1.1 are included, with the rest reserved for the upcoming One UI 6.
How to Update
Users can manually check for the update by navigating to Settings > Software update > Download and install on their devices. As always, it's recommended to back up your data before installing any updates to prevent potential data loss. Samsung is rolling out the update in stages, so it may take some time before it reaches all devices. Users are advised to keep their devices charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network during the update process.
For those who wish to manually upgrade their Galaxy S23, S23+, or S23 Ultra devices, the latest firmware versions can be found at SamFrew.com. Our website provides a comprehensive archive of Samsung firmware updates.
Simply search for your specific model to find the corresponding firmware. Remember, manual updates should be performed with caution and it's always recommended to back up your data beforehand. Here are the direct links to the firmware versions for each device: