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BlackBerry Priv gets the July 5 Android security patch

BlackBerry Priv owners can now get their hands on the July 5 Android security patch. The update is for those who purchased their phones from ShopBlackBerry, and patches the latest set of vulnerabilities. Some people may have already seen this update arrive earlier this week.

This security patch fixes a number of vulnerabilities that are detailed by BlackBerry. Some of them include:

  • Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities in Mediaserver
  • Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Bluetooth
  • Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in NFC
  • Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Qualcomm USB Driver

Be sure to check out all of the details in BlackBerry's Knowledge Base post and check your phone for the update. If you aren't already seeing the update, you can head into Settings, then About phone and finally check for update.

22 Comments
  • Been very happy with BlackBerry and their timely security updates. Unlike my Samsung S7edge that's still on April's update. Posted with my S7 edge via the Android Central App
  • Blame your carrier for that one... most carriers are on May at least, and if I'm not mistaken, the June patch WAS released for the unlocked version last month.
  • Amazingly, Verizon has even pushed June out.
  • New Unlocked US version was released with May update and still haven't seen any new security updates pushed out as of now. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The new unlocked version also literally just came out, and this update is not pushing yet. Lets wait and see if it gets this update before gathering the pitchforks.
  • What carrier are you on? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Telus in BC Posted with my S7 edge via the Android Central App
  • I'm on an unlocked S7 Edge and I'm on the June update. It's not Samsungs fault, but your carrier. Posted via my Titanium S7 Edge!
  • Blame your carrier, My S6 edge has received June 1 patch 2 weeks ago. Posted with ❤Love❤
  • Good one Blackberry, but it won't make me forget the fact that you 'killed' the classic BB yesterday :( (I wasn't gonna buy it anyway, but still... I remember my days with the Pearl... ooooh, the keyboard bliss!)
  • They didn't kill it. Couldn't but the parts to make it anymore kinda forced to stop making it. Never understood why they went with such an old chipset anyways Posted via the Android Central App
  • Keeps costs down to have your entire product lineup using the same chips......also a very bad idea in the long run, especially when said chips are already ancient. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I love the "I wasn't gonna buy it anyways" remark... Posted via the Android Central App
  • True.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes but now they are building a classic version for android! Can't wait! Hopefully with nougat preinstalled! Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is how every manufacturer should do it, rather than leaving it to the carrier.
  • True Posted by way of my Note Edge
  • Props to them, for beating everyone else. I wish it was smaller though, we'll see what they offer with their other phones to come.
  • They didn't beat everyone else. Google and Sammy posted earlier today. Posted via my glorious Nexus 6P
  • I meant, aside from Google. I didn't know about Sammy though. I should have said, aside from the other big players.
  • I'm close to giving up on verizon and the BlackBerry Priv Posted via the Android Central App
  • At&t is in the same boat. Surely 6.0 will come before summer is over. Posted via the Android Central App