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AT&T Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Update (G920AUCS5DPI1, G925AUCS5DPI1) September Android Security Patch

AT&T is sending out an OTA update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to which brings the Android device security updates. It’s basically the new security patches for Android vulnerabilities for the month of September. A weeks ago AT&T has released the Wi-Fi Calling and Advanced Messaging support for their Galaxy S6,  Galaxy S6 edge, and S6 edge plus line up, but it was only includes the August Security patch updates. So this time around it’ll gonna cover the month of September fixes, and there are no any new additional features along with it.

Moreover, the September security patch addresses around 66 Android’s Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and 9 patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), according to Android security bulletin.

What’s New in Galaxy S6 update version G920AUCS5DPI1 and  Galaxy S6 edge update version G925AUCS5DPI1?

  • Android device security updates – September Security Patches

Technical Details:

AT&T Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A)

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920AUCS5DPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614 dpi@SWDD6919
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920AUCS5DPI1

AT&T Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925A)

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925AUCS5DPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614 dpi@SWDD6919
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925AUCS5DPI1

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The update only weighs at 17 MB in size if you’ll update your device from UCU4DPH5 to UCS5DPI1. This might be one of the smallest Over-The-Air OTA update your device has ever receive.

Previous version of the Galaxy S6:

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920AUCU4DPH5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614 dpi@SWHC3610 KST 2016
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920AUCU4DPH5

Previous version of the Galaxy S6 edge:

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925AUCU4DPH5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614 dpi@SWHC3610 KST 2016
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925AUCU4DPH5

Features:

– Wi-Fi Calling
– Advanced Messaging
– August Security Patch

How to Update the Galaxy S6 Edge via Over-The-Air (OTA)

This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 edge  to the latest software version.  This method is what we called Firmware Update  Over-The-Air and so-called as FOTA or simply OTA update. In most often cases, a notification message will be directly sent out to you by your network provider and by Samsung itself, telling you that there is a new update that has now available for download.  This approach requires you to prepare a strong WiFi connection,  and so it might happen sometimes that one did not receive any software update notification messages; (1) If and when the device is out of range during the software update roll out  period, (2) Automatic update has been turned off in the device Settings.
However, We can still manually check for the update instead.

Here’s how to do it manually:

  • From your Galaxy S6 edge Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for an update.

It will then notify you that a new update is available for download. But it also says that “Your device software is up to date“, and there is no software update is yet available for grab. You can simply choose Install now if you do so or else Install later if you want to get the update in later time.

But if ever you might have had received this message while checking software update that says something like “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.”  This is a warning message that only appears for those devices that have been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot the Galaxy S6 edge first, and or removed any modification that has been installed in it.

Update the Galaxy S6 edge using Smart Switch for PC

Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to choose the one that is specifically built for computer, depends on what you have either a PC or Mac.  Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need to do is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 edge on your  computer using the supplied USB  cable.

  1. Open Smart Switch in your computer.
  2. Connect the Galaxy S6  edge into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.
  3. Smart Switch will automatically prompt you if the update is available. Just click on the “Update” then the “OK”  button to start the update.

[Thanks’ to Jennifer]