If it happens that your one among the owners of the US factory unlocked unlocked or unbranded Galaxy S6 SM-G920T model, then you have to check for the new update. This update will bumped up the device Android OS to version G920TUES5DQA1 from previous released version G920TUES5DPL1. The update includes the new Android security updates to which caters the January 2017 security patches. It is just actually a minor OTA update that brings no any noticeable changes but will it enhanced the device security.
- January 2017 Android Security Patch Update
OTA Update version G920TUVS5EQA2 details
|Android version||6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|Android security patch level||January 1, 2017|
This update weighs-in at approximately 20 MB in size, and it is now live via Over-The-Air OTA update. So if you got this particular Galaxy S6 model which exactly the same as T-Mobile Galaxy S6, then you may fire up that update menu to grab it.
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
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.
- Open Smart Switch in your computer.
- Connect the Galaxy S6 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 begin updating your Galaxy S6.
[Thank’s to Tim]