Latest Galaxy A53 update doesn't bring Android 14 for everyone

Samsung Galaxy A53 cameras edit AH 2022

A few days back, Samsung released the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update for the Galaxy A53 in Europe. The premium mid-range phone is now receiving a new update in Latin America but it doesn’t bring Android 14. The company is only pushing the latest security patch in the region. The November security update is also available for the Galaxy F41, which isn’t eligible for Android 14.

Galaxy A53 receives November security update widely

Samsung plans to update most Galaxy devices to Android 14 before the end of the year. In previous years, it prioritized flagship and high-end models but that isn’t the case this year. For example, the Galaxy A14 has already received the update but the Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are still waiting. The Galaxy A53 has also picked up Android 14 in Europe.

However, in Latin America, Samsung is rolling out a new update to the phone with the latest security patch. Android 14 or One UI 6.0 isn’t part of the package. The Korean firm has already pushed the November SMR (Security Maintenance Release) to the Galaxy A53 in the US, while the new security patch came with Android 14 in Europe. So the big update should be available in the rest of the world soon.

The new update for the 2022 handset in Latin America comes with the firmware build number A536EXXS7CWK3 or A536EXXS7CWK1 depending on the country. Despite varying build numbers, the changelog is the same. The update is all about this month’s security fixes. The November SMR contains fixes for more than 60 vulnerabilities. At least five of those are critical security issues, Google confirmed.

If you are using a Galaxy A53 in the US or Latin America, the next update following the November security patch should bring Android 14 and One UI 6.0. You can check for OTA (over the air) releases by going to Settings > Software update and tapping on Download and install. You may also get a notification when the update reaches your Samsung smartphone.

The Galaxy F41 is also picking up the latest security patch

Samsung’s Galaxy F41, which is pretty much limited to India, Brazil, and Panama, is also picking up the November security update. The new SMR is available in the latter two countries with the build number F415FUBS3CWK2. It should arrive in India shortly. Debuting with Android 10 in October 2020, the device received updates to Android 11 and Android 12. It isn’t eligible for further feature updates.