An OTA update dubbed as version G928PVPS3BQA1 is heading its way on Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928P) this month. This update is the January 2017 Android security patch, and its still stayed in Android Marshmallow and not the much awaited Nougat update yet. It’s just a minor OTA update and will only brings the monthly security updates for Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge+. Henceforth, we cannot expect any noticeable changes nor any adverse effect it may bring for the device.
What’s New in G928PVPS3BQA1 Update?
- Android security updates – January 2017 security patch
Device Updates Technical Details:
Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge+SM-G928P
- Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
- Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
- Baseband version: G928PVPS3BQA1
- Kernel version: 3.10.61-9010628
- Build number: MMB29K.G928PVPS3BQA1
The update is officially live via Over-The-Air (OTA) and it weighs at approximately 60 MB in file size. The rolling out usually takes place into several days, so better check the update manually by going to Settings > About device > Software Update > Check for updates, if you haven’t prompted the availability of the this update yet. You must also ensure that your phone has not been rooted or otherwise the update may fail and you may not successfully get the update.
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
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.
- Open Smart Switch in your computer.
- Connect the Galaxy S6 edge into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.
- 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 Rebecca]