After finally updating the latest flagship devices of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge along with older ones, Samsung is showing interest towards the mid-tier. The latest dose of Samsung October security update for Galaxy A3 and Galaxy J5 is now rolling out.

Bringing a handful of OS-related changes, the update also offers patches with the Security Maintenance Release (SMR). The Galaxy A3 2016 model is being updated to firmware version XXU2BPJ1, while the Galaxy J5 2016 model now carried firmware MMB29M.J510FNXXU1APJ3.

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If you are among the users expecting the Samsung October security update for Galaxy A3 and Galaxy J5, expect the OTA notification to pop up within a few days. For those whose Galaxy devices are tied to a network carrier, the update might take longer than just a few days.

The October security patch released by Google one step ahead in security, bringing fixes to 68 crucial bugs. Moreover, the update also comes with 7 crucial fixes that were identified by the Samsung software team. However, since the updates are incremental and rolling out in stages, it may take a few days to reach your devices.

To check for the latest available update manually, just open Settings->About phone->Software update->Check for updates. You can also keep an eye out for all the latest available Samsung October security update on our Samsung firmware platform.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool