The security update for April 2019 is here: If you have the 2017 Samsung Galaxy J7, you should receive a notification about the availability of the update soon. Since Samsung is rolling out the update gradually, as usual, it will probably take a few more days.

First, Samsung is making the update available in Russia, SamMobile reports. The new firmware for the Galaxy J7 from 2017 has the identification number J730FMXXS5BSD1. Note that the Android version remains the same, so Android 8.1 Oreo. The update closes five critical and many high-risk vulnerabilities affecting the Android operating system. In addition, Samsung addresses a total of 12 vulnerabilities, which occur only in the in-house user interface.

More updates for the Galaxy J7?

To best protect your Galaxy J7 (2017), you should install the security update for April 2019 in a timely manner. If you do not want to wait for the update via OTA (Over the Air), you may already be able to install it manually. Open the settings and look in the device information under Software Update to see if it is already available.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is not the company’s first smartphone to be equipped with the latest security update. For example, Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note 9 users already have the option to install the update. It will show how long owners of the J7 still enjoy regular updates. Samsung has recently announced that it will stop the series and replace it with the new Galaxy A series .