Verizon Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ Receiving December Android Security Updates to G920VVRS4CPL3 & G925VVRS4CPL3

If your Galaxy S6, Galax S6 edge and or Galaxy S6 edge+ is from Verizon wireless, then you are about to or might already receive a new update. The big red has just made an announcement that the new OTA update will start to roll out today. It’s all still base in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and not the much awaited Android Nougat update yet. This update will not bring any particular changes to the devices or in connection about the upcoming Nougat update, but none other than the December Android Security patches.

What’s New in the Update?

  • Android device security updates – December Security Patches
  • Optimize device performance
  • Resolved known issues, General bug-fixes

Technical Details:

Verizon Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V) – Update version MMB29K.G920VVRS4CPL3

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920VVRS4CPL3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920VVRS4CPL3

Verizon Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925V)  – Update version MMB29K.G925VVRS4CPL3

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925VVRS4CPL3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925VVRS4CPL3

Verizon Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928V) Update – version MMB29K.G928VVRS3BPL4

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G928VVRS3BPL4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G928VVRS3BPL4

These updates are now live via Over-The-Air OTA and thru big red’s owned tools – the software upgrade assistant.mmb29k-g928vvrs3bpl4

Previous updates: 

Verizon Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920VVRU4CPK2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920VVRU4CPK2

Verizon Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925V)

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925VVRU4CPK2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925VVRU4CPK2

Verizon Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928V)

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G928VVRU3BPJ3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G928VVRU3BPJ3

How to Update Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and 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.

via:  Verizon Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ support pages [1][2][3]