Galaxy S6 G920F Update version G920FXXU5DQA7, January 2017 Security Updates

If you’ve got the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F an update with build version G920FXXU5DQA7 is hitting your device this week. This is just another monthly Android security updates to which now contains the January 2017 security patches. It does not contain additional changes nor any noticeable adverse effect to the device, but it might be a preparation for the upcoming Nougat updates.

In addition, there also some different build version is being rolled out in various countries. Like for example some parts of Europe will also received the build version such as G920FXXU5DQAF, G920FXXU5DQAG, and G920FXXU5DQA8. While in Middle East countries will get the build version G920FXXS5DQA3 and then followed by African countries of which will also receive the build version G920FXXU5DQAJ.

The table below shows you the technical details of each specific build version.

Update version G920FXXU5DQA7

Region/Country Europe
Carrier  unlocked version
Device name  Galaxy S6
Model number  SM-G920F
Android version  6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch level  1 January 2017
Baseband version  G920FXXU5DQA2
Kernel version  3.10.61-8821257
Build number MMB29K.G920FXXU5DQA7
AP: G920FXXU5DQA7
CP: G920FXXU5DQA2
CSC: G920FOXA4DPGW
Release date: 2/2/2017

Update version G920FXXU5DQA8

Region/Country Europe
Carrier  unlocked version
Device name  Galaxy S6
Model number  SM-G920F
Android version  6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch level  1 January 2017
Baseband version G920FXXU5DPL3
Kernel version  3.10.61-8821257
Build number MMB29K.G920FXXU5DQA8
AP: G920FXXU5DQA8
CP: G920FXXU5DPL3
CSC: G920FOXE5DQA3
Release date: 2/2/2017

Update version G920FXXU5DQAG

Region/Country  The Netherlands
Carrier  unlocked version
Device name  Galaxy S6
Model number  SM-G920F
Android version  6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch level  1 January 2017
Baseband version  G920FXXU5DPLD
Kernel version  3.10.61-8821257
Build number MMB29K.G920FXXU5DQAG
AP: G920FXXU5DQAG
CP: G920FXXU5DPLD
CSC: G920FPHN5DPL5
Release date: 2/2/2017

Update version G920FXXU5DQAF

Region/Country Nordic Countries
Carrier  unlocked version
Device name  Galaxy S6
Model number  SM-G920F
Android version  6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch level  1 January 2017
Baseband version G920FXXU5DPL5
Kernel version  3.10.61-8821257
Build number MMB29K.G920FXXU5DQAF
AP: G920FXXU5DQAF
CP: G920FXXU5DPL5
CSC: G920FNEE5DPK2
Release date: 2/2/2017

Update version G920FXXS5DQA3

Region/Country  United Arab Emirates
Carrier  unlocked version
Device name  Galaxy S6
Model number  SM-G920F
Android version  6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch level  1 January 2017
Baseband version  G920FXXU4DPK1
Kernel version  3.10.61-9151931
Build number MMB29K.G920FXXS5DQA3
AP: G920FXXS5DQA3
CP: G920FXXU4DPK1
CSC: G920FOJV4DPI4
Release date 2/2/2017

Update version G920FXXU5DQAJ

Region/Country South Africa
Carrier  unlocked version
Device name  Galaxy S6
Model number  SM-G920F
Android version  6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch level  1 January 2017
Baseband version G920FXXU5DQA2
Kernel version  3.10.61-8821257
Build number MMB29K.G920FXXU5DQAJ
AP: G920FXXU5DQAJ
CP: G920FXXU5DQA2
CSC: G920FXFV5DQA1
Release date: 2/2/2017

Again, the release will take into several days, if ever you haven’t see the update coming yet, give a day or two. Each update weighs at around 320 MB in file size, it might a bit bigger as we expected since there were some months this particular device had skipped and missed some security updates. So better check the update right if you are from those mentioned regions.

How to Update the Galaxy S6 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

  • Make sure to recharge your phone first.
  • Do not forget to backup all of the important data that were stored in the device memory.
  • Your Galaxy S6 must still run on the official software version and has not been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware.

Updating the Galaxy S6 via Over-The-Air (OTA)

This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 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 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 removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Update the Galaxy S6 using  a Computer via 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 on your  computer using the supplied USB  cable.

  1. Open Smart Switch in your computer.
  2. Connect the Galaxy S6 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.

Once the update has made, you may now check the technical details of the new update, from Home screen  simply touch the Settings gear icon and then tap About device > Software info.

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