Update version G920TUVS5EQA2, T-Mobile Galaxy S6 SM-G920T January 2017 Security Patch

For T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 owners you must check the new update version G920TUVS5EQA2. While for those who owns the Galaxy S6 edge you may also check the OTA update to version G925TUVS5EQA2.

According to T-Mobile, these updates will bring the new security patches for both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. It’s basically contains the December and January security patches, since both devices hasn’t received the December security patch last month.

What’s New:

  • January 2017 Android Security Patch Update

OTA Update version G920TUVS5EQA2 details

Device Galaxy S6
Model number SM-G920T
Android version 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level January  1, 2017
Baseband version G920TUVS5EQA2
Kernel version 3.10.61-9756325
Build number MMB29K.G920TUVS5EQA2

The G920TUVS5EQA2 is just a small OTA update and only weighs at  23 MB. So if you’ve got a T-Mobile GS6, better fire-up that update menu to try and trigger the OTA. If it’s not showing up yet, just keep on eyeing out of it until you see the OTA notification message.
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How to Update 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 or removed any modification that has been installed in it.

Update the Galaxy S6 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  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.

That’s it!