Cast your minds back a couple of weeks, and you’ll hopefully recall the security issue potentially affecting Samsung phones with Exynos 4210 and 4412 processors.
Well, the South Koreans have finally started rolling out a fix, kicking off with Samsung Galaxy S III owners in the UK. Hurray!
The issue was first discovered by a member of xda, who observed that a flaw in the kernel gave full read/write access to all areas of physical memory.
And while that meant easy rooting, it also left devices like the Samsung Galaxy S III open to attacks from malicious apps.
To Samsung’s credit, it quickly acknowledged the problem, and promised “to provide a software update to address it as quickly as possible.”
Fast-forward a couple of weeks and we’re hearing that Samsung Galaxy S III owners in the UK are the first to see the software update. But before we go rolling out the Union Jacks, remember the US Samsung Galaxy S III uses a Qualcomm processor.
As usual, Samsung Galaxy S III owners can update OTA (over the air) or via the lovely (ahem) Kies.
Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S III? Have you installed the software update? Hit us up below.
via: The Verge