[Update] Galaxy S4, Nexus 7, HTC One M8, and M9 Receive Stagefright Lollipop Update
Considered as one of the high-risk security vulnerabilities discovered in Android operating system, carriers have started rolling out updates to fix the exploit. We shared with you yesterday a complete guide to manually flash Android 5.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy S5 fixing the Stagefright vulnerability.
Stagefright fix arrives for more devices today:
Google and carriers are working to roll out this critically important security update as soon as possible. Stagefright bug allows attackers to take control of your data and steal data from the devices. In the latest run, Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One M8 have received the Stagefright exploit fix. These three updates have come from Verizon and Sprint. Here are the details about which devices are getting what update:
- Samsung Galaxy S4 has received the LRX22C.I545VRUGOF1 Android 5.0.1 from Verizon to patch the bug; update also brings stability tweaks.
- Android 5.1.1 incremental update from Verizon for Nexus 7 bringing all the Material Design goodies.
- And, Sprint has rolled out Android 5.0 Lollipop update for HTC One M8 to patch the exploit with no other changes.
Regardless of the serious risk that Stagefright poses Android users to, all these three (and other similar future updates for different devices) will be rolled out in multiple phases in different regions. Let us know if you have received the notification already on your devices. If you think you might have missed the notification, you can go to Settings > About Device > Software Updates > Check Now to confirm if you have got the update notification from your carrier. If you have indeed received the firmware update notification, click to download it. Once done, move forward with the installation. Make sure you charge your devices to at least 60% before starting the installation process.
Don't forget to share if you have received the update on your devices. Please share your region, carrier, and device names for our readers to get a clue on when to expect this patch from their carrier.
[Update]: HTC One M9 also starts receiving Stagefright fix in Android 5.1 Lollipop update from Verizon, as tweeted by Mo Versi, VP HTC.
HTC One (M9) Verizon customers! Received approval for L5.1 which will OTA out tomorrow. Includes Stagefright fix,Band 3 & 7 enabled -roaming
— Mo Versi (@moversi) August 19, 2015