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Samsung Galaxy S5 security updates for "Broadpwn" vulnerability
The last security updated for the S5 was April 1st of this year and Google released a patch for the "Broadpwn" wifi vulnerability in the beginning of July. Since no new security patches have been released for the S5 does this mean the S5 will NOT be patched???
If AT&T is not going to support this AT&T phone anymore would you at least give us the ability to unlock the bootloader so we can load a firmware that is patched for this vulnerability?
6 years ago
Thank you for reaching out to us on the Community Forums! I understand how important it is to be able to receive the latest updates.
At this time, we don't have any information on what updates the Galaxy S 5 will be getting. I recommend checking on our Device Support Page periodically for the latest software updates. You can get to this by selecting your make and model, scrolling down, and selecting "Software Updates".
I hope this information is helpful. Take care and have a fantastic weekend!
Jonathan, AT&T Community Specialist
6 years ago
OK, some time has passed and now we have ANOTHER WIFI issue that the phone is vulnerable to and you still have the last update as April 2017... Verizon pushed out Android security patch August 2017 last month... I know that doesn't fix the latest issue but at least they did the patch that Samsung issued. Do you plan to update this phone in the future or do you just consider this phone an end of life product even when the manufacturer is still supporting it???
If you are not going to support this phone model, how about you give us an ability to unlock the bootloader that you put on this model, so we can go load more up to date firmware that will be supported. The rest of the world has this model of phone without the boot loader being locked except AT&T and Verizon.
ACE - Expert
6 years ago
The s5 was EOL when the s7 was released..... Any patches after 3 years are them being nice... They also look at the amount of active s5 devices on the network to see if its worth patching. In this case I would say they made the call not to.... google does not even support devices after 3 years with the exception of the new pixel 2 line its 3 years os updates and 4 years security patches. Was 2/3. Asking for a bootloader unlock is not going to happen... All us based samsung phones ship with a signed bootloader now on all carriers and even the us unlocked model. The note 8 and s7 and s8 series...