Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

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We appreciate Google’s leadership in addressing the potential issue with security of the Android operating system. Our customers deserve the very best protection possible, so we’ll continue working with Google and handset makers to ensure that any security patches are available as soon as they’re fully tested and approved.

Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

justjames
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Thanks, Carol. Can you give us an ETA please?

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

carseller0822
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could you please answer the question? WHEN CAN WE EXPECT OS UPDATES FOR STAGEFRIGHT VULNERABILITY?

This isn't some minor update that you can drag your feet on. This is serious and it would be nice to know if VZW is giving it the attention it deserves

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

thebrownhaus
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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

recDNA
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ATT, Sprint, and tMobile have ALREADY patched this vulnerability in their Samsung phones! I called VZW today and tech support got flummoxed and transferred me to Samsung. Samsung guy acted like he never heard of any google update to pass along. IT HAS ALREADY BEEN PASSED ALONG AS UPDATE FROM EVERY MAJOR CARRIER EXCEPT VERIZON!  Come on VZW. We pay the MOST $. How about the courtesy of an extimate of when ota is coming out? How about an email telling us best ways to avoid this virus? How about an app to check for and if needed get rid of the virus? How about the courtesy of an answer?

Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

TedETGbiz2
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I have repeatedly called a Verizon tech guy who has helped me in the past; no response for over a week.  I am disabling pre-fetching MMS messages on all our phones, but the hack can still happen until the patch is out.

Is this your incentive to root our phones, VWZ??

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

TedETGbiz2
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Actually, there are several apps to check for the vulnerability in the Google Play store.  I'm using this one:

Stagefright Detector - Android Apps on Google Play

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

check your S5 for an OTA today. My Note 4 just got the stagefright exploit patch this morning and I heard the Note Edge and S5 were also receiving it today as well.

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

recDNA
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How about the note 3?

On Aug 10, 2015 3:10 PM, "Doing_work_son" <forums@verizonwireless.com>

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

good question bro, I haven't heard anything about the Note 3 stagefright update yet, but I'd imagine it will be soon! Samsung is really getting this patch pushed out before other OEM's!

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