Epic 4G Touch Update Fixes Exynos Security Exploit
In case you’ve followed the tech blogosphere for the past few weeks then you should be aware of the kernel exploit that has been discovered in certain Samsung Exynos chipsets. It’s nothing to be too worried about assuming that you’re not downloading malicious software that could contain bits of code to take advantage of that exploit. Besides, you shouldn’t download suspicious (or pirated) software in the first place, and in addition to that, no apps that could take advantage of this security vulnerability have been detected thus far.
Nonetheless, you should be cautious and Samsung should fix the problem as soon as possible. In fact, the manufacturer has already started rolling out a hotfix for the SGS3 (in the UK) and now, Sprint’s Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch is about to receive the same treatment.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch Update
In case you happen to own the gadget mention above then you should be glad to learn that Sprint has now officially announced that a new software update “FL24” will be deployed within the next 30 days. The changelog is not really that large but the kernel security issues will be fixed, and above all that you’ll also benefit from Sprint’s Connection Optimizer.
In case you’re worried about your Epic 4G Touch’s vulnerability and you simply can’t wait until the OTA reaches you, there is a solution. The guys over at SXTP-Developers have made the FL24 software update available in TAR format, so head down to their webpage and see what’s what.
In the meantime we’ll keep an eye out on Sprint so stay tuned and we’ll keep you up to speed as soon as the story develops.
Thanks Android Central for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch update.