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Unlocked Galaxy Note 8 gets November security patch update in the US

Those owning an unlocked Galaxy Note 8 in the US are finally getting the latest security patches on their phone. An update with the November 2017 security patch is rolling out to the unlocked model of the Galaxy Note 8 in the country. Verizon, in fact, is also releasing an update for its carrier-locked variant, but that one seems to have only the October security patch (although it does include a fix for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability).

Verizon’s update for its carrier-locked variant includes changes to the Live Focus interface in the camera. After the update is installed, the Live Focus ready notification will be shown with a bright yellow background, so it’s easier to know once the camera is ready to take a Live Focus photo. The update also adds “+” and “-” icons to the background blur adjustment slider so users can tap on them to increase or reduce the level of background blur in Live Focus mode in incremental steps.

Unlocked Galaxy Note 8 gets November security patch update in the US

It’s unclear if these camera app changes are included in the update for unlocked models or in the update for international variants. We can’t say until one of our Note 8 units gets the update, which could take a while judging by the pace of software updates for Samsung’s costliest flagship. If you’re using an unlocked Galaxy Note 8 in the US or elsewhere and have received this update, feel free to let us know by leaving a comment.

To get the latest update on your Galaxy Note 8, go to the Settings » Software update menu and tap on Download updates manually. You can also download the firmware for your respective carrier from our database and use a PC for getting on the latest build.

Firmware Details:

Model SM-N950U1
Model name Galaxy Note8

Version Android 7.1.1
Changelist 12461033
Build date Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:39:55 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-11-01
Product code BST


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