Samsung starts rolling out software update in the UK to fix Exynos security flaw. Galaxy S3 owners across the world are now receiving software update I9300XXELLA over-the-air and via Kies to patch up the vulnerability. The on air firmware update is said to solve the Sudden Death Syndrome that affected the Galaxy S3s around the world, although there is no solid evidence of this. We doubt that the firmware will bring back the already fallen Galaxy S3’s back from the grave but it might help in the prevention of the horrid glitch.
Even though we are seeing the fix rolling out for the most popular Galaxy S3, we still don’t have any word about the fix’s availability on other Exynos devices. Other devices like the original Galaxy Note, The Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S2 and Galaxy 10.1 are also among the potentially exploitable devices (don’t worry about U.S carrier branded Galaxy S3’s, they’re packing entirely different processors and aren’t susceptible to the same security flaw). There is also no information when the firmware will be ready for other regions, but we are sure it will soon start rolling out. We will update you as soon as the firmware is available on the state side.