Samsung Fix For Galaxy S III Reset Exploit Already Out In Most Recent Software Update

Samsung isn’t wasting any time getting in front of this story after reports went wide yesterday that a number of Galaxy devices were capable of being hard-reset when clicking a very specific URL in a browser. Samsung has issued a quick statement saying that a fix is “already” in place along with assurances that the Galaxy S III is not vulnerable.

In fact, as you can see in the video blow, courtesy of Android Police, the exploit does not work on the Galaxy S III, even without Jelly Bean installed. The latest maintenance update, released in the middle of August apparently rectified this situation on Samsung’s flagship device. All GSIII owners are encouraged to make sure they have the most recent software, so go ahead and double check that on your smartphone right away.

Samsung’s Belgian Twitter account did reference a software patch currently undergoing testing for the Galaxy S II, so Samsung is proving to be clearly ahead of these news reports.

The company’s short statement follows below and then catch the video for proof the exploit doesn’t work on the Galaxy S III.

“We would like to assure our customers that the recent security issue concerning the GALAXY S III has already been resolved through a software update. We recommend all GALAXY S III customers to download the latest software update, which can be done quickly and easily via the Over-The-Air (OTA) service.”

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  • Stream

    Btw my GSIII (tmo, unrooted) already has a resizable pop up player on the system default video player.. Heard that it would be in the Jelly Bean update but I already have it on ICS

    • contriver87

      It’s a feature that launched with the phone and can be found on any TouchWiz firmware version on the GS3.

  • frigadroid

    Lol, samsung is quick to stay out in front with the crappiest software and the worst build quality!

    • Guest


      • At least my s3 didn’t come scratched out of the box, like icrap.

    • mingkee

      At least Samsung doesn’t justify issues like Apple iphone 5.

  • mingkee

    Kudos to Samsung which is proactive for this security issue. Mine doesn’t have this problem.

  • Jill klies

    Ok..I’m not good wth all ths techy stuff -just received my G S III cple always I went & looked for any upgrades. It said one was avail so I downloaded it..ithat all oil need too do then? I just know. I just don’t know whre trio look

  • tommest

    its not samsung, its the 4.0.4 ice cream sandwhich which have alot of bugs and issues. Example the web scrolling is laggy and keyboard not precise. I have be one the 4.1.1 jellybean for the past month. All the bugs and issues are gone. Its the program not the device that is mul

  • CrazyUkrainian

    Better fix your for NO REASON cracks will appear on the screen!!!

  • kod

    Iphone are the wrost phones ever made come every year looking like there last year phone smh…s3 best phone ever