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Canadian Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ receiving updates to version G920W8VLU5CPK3 & G920W8VLU5CPK4

All major Canadian carriers are deploying the new OTA updates for the Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8), Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925W8) and the Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928W8). These updates is said to bring several bug fixes and applies the new Android Security Patches to which now contains the November 1, 2016 security package.

However, these updates were bundled in a different firmware build version. Bell’s Galaxy S6 gets the build version G920W8VLU5CPK3, while other carriers like Rogers and Telus will also receive the build version G920W8VLU5CPK4. But all carriers Galaxy S6 edge receives the same build version dubbed as G925W8VLU5CPK4.

In the meantime, the Galaxy S6 edge+ has bumped-up to build version G928W8VLU4BPK4 from previous released version G928W8VLU4BPJ1.  Only few carriers has  showed up  it’s availability at this moment,  but might going to be seen rolling out this week to all Galaxy S6 edge+ owners in Canada.

What’s New:

  • Bug fixes and November Android Security Patch Update

Update build version G920W8VLU5CPK4

Available for for Rogers, Telus, Fido,  MTS, and Eastlink Galaxy S6. But might also going to release on other carriers soon.

Android version 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level November  1, 2016
Baseband version G920W8VLU5CPK4
Kernel version 3.10.61-G925W8VLU5CPK4
Build number MMB29K.G920W8VLU5CPK4

Update build version G920W8VLU5CPK3

This update has seen released on Bell and Virgin Mobile Galaxy S6.

Android version 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level November  1, 2016
Baseband version G920W8VLU5CPK3
Kernel version 3.10.61-9716277
Build number MMB29K.G920W8VLU5CPK3

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Update build version G925W8VLU5CPK4

Deployed to all Canadian carriers Galaxy S6 edge.

Android version 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level November  1, 2016
Baseband version G925W8VLU5CPK4
Kernel version 3.10.61-9716277
Build number MMB29K.G925W8VLU5CPK4

Update build version G928W8VLU4CPK4

Will start to roll out Quebec and Ottawa ‘s Videotron Galaxy S6 edge+. While other carriers hasn’t any movements so far, but as might as well not too long enough soon.

Android version 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level November  1, 2016
Baseband version G928W8VLU4BPK4
Kernel version 3.10.61-9894479
Build number MMB29K.G928W8VLU4BPK4

Previous release:

Benefits: September/October Android Security Patch Updates

Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G920W8)

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920W8VLU5CPI4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9232017
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920W8VLU5CPI4

Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925W8)

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925W8VLU5CPI4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9232017
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925W8VLU5CPI4

Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928W8)

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G928W8VLU4BPJ1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9393136
  • Build number: MMB29K.G928W8VLU4BPJ1

How to Update the Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ via Over-The-Air (OTA)

This is the usual method on how to check and to perform the device update.  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 device 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 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, just simply connect your device to your  computer using the supplied USB  cable.

  1. Open Smart Switch in your computer.
  2. Connect the device 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 begin updating your Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ .