The March 2023 Android security patch is now rolling out to Samsung‘s Galaxy A52 5G in the US. The update is live for the carrier-locked variants of the 2021 premium mid-range smartphone. Users with a factory-unlocked unit should get this update in the coming days. The Korean firm has already seeded the latest security update to the phone in most international markets.
Galaxy A52 5G gets the March security update in the US
As of this writing, Samsung is pushing the March SMR (Security Maintenance Release) to the carrier-locked Galaxy A52 5G on Comcast’s network. The new firmware build number for the phone is A526USQS7EWC1 (via SamMobile). The rollout should soon reach units on other networks as the company brings it to unlocked variants. Everyone will get the same update though the build number may vary for some.
Don’t expect anything major here, though. Samsung is only pushing the latest security patch to your phone. The Galaxy A52 5G is coming fresh from the One UI 5.1 update, which was a major one. It brought a host of new features and improvements. One UI 5.1 itself came just a few months after One UI 5.0, which brought Android 13 and even more new features. The latest release is all about vulnerability fixes.
Samsung has already revealed that the March SMR patches more than 60 vulnerabilities in Galaxy devices. As usual, that’s a cumulative number for the entire Galaxy family. Not every vulnerability is present in every Galaxy model. The company says 23 of those are Galaxy-specific issues. The remaining patches are for Android OS issues and come from Google and other Android partners. At least five Android OS vulnerabilities patched this month were critical ones, potentially allowing remote code execution.
If you’re using the Galaxy A52 5G in the US, all of these vulnerability fixes will be available to you soon. You should get a notification once the OTA (over the air) release becomes available for your unit. You can also manually check for updates from the Settings app. Go to the Software update menu and tap on Download and install. If you don’t see any updates today, wait a few days and try again.
Galaxy A52 5G will get Android 14
Samsung launched the Galaxy A52 5G in March 2021. The device arrived running Android 11 out of the box. It has since received updates to Android 12 and Android 13. The company’s software support policy makes it eligible for one more major Android OS upgrade. That means it will get Android 14 as well. But that update is still months away. The handset will pick up a few more security updates before Android 14 is here. We will keep you posted on those updates.