Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ February to March 2018 Updates

Samsung and Google has been continuously deploying the monthly Android security patch updates for the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and the S6 edge+ Plus. Yup, this device is still rocking even though it's already gotten its  three successors, the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, and the latest Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S9 edge. The recent updates did not just tightened the device security but it also includes the BlueBorne fix, KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability fix, and the Meltdown and Spectre Migration Patches. While some specific devices also receives several improvements such as the Support for new Mobile Hotspot APN, and Network performance improvements.

In this post, we are going to take a look back each Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ Plus specific devices recent updates from February to March 2018.  Just make sure your devices are fully updated to get the full benefits  and greater experience of what does it brings.

AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 Edge & S6 Active Receiving Meltdown and Spectre Migration Patches

AT&T has just recently released an update that brings the Meltdown and Spectre migration patches to their Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Active devices. Moreover,  the said update primarily contains the January 1st 2018 security patches, as part of the monthly Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR) of which provided by Google and Samsung.

The Galaxy S6 receives a 50.1MB  software update and move its current Android 7.0 Nougat OS to version G920AUCS7ERA2. While the Galaxy S7 edge will also get a 50.5MB update that bumps the device OS version to G925AUCS7ERA2. On the other hand, the Galaxy S6 Active also move to G890AUCS7DRA2, with an update file size of 51 MB.

The rolling out starts on January 26, 2018 and may only last for a couple of days.

Meltdown and Spectre Security Updates Hitting Verizon Galaxy S6, S6Edge/S6 Edge+

In recent events that there is a new concern about the Meltdown and Spectre that also includes and targets the mobile devices data, aside from personal computers.  Luckily enough, Verizon has just released an update that brings the said Meltdown and Spectre Security Updates on their Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ line-up. So if you are a Verizon Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ users, you folks might already receive or about to get the new Firmware Over-The-Air update to iron out the said  issues.

The update  starts hitting the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ devices starting January 25, according to big red. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ will bump up to version Galaxy S6 edge+ (Plus) to version NRD90M.G928VVRS3CRA1, while the Galaxy S6 edge will also move to version NRD90M.G925VVRS4DRA1, and the Galaxy S6  to version NRD90M.G920VVRS4DRA1. Below are the technical details about the said updates.

T-Mobile Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 edge+ Receiving January 1st 2018 Security Updates

T-Mobile has started rolling out a new firmware update to their Galaxy S6, Galaxy  S6 Edge, and  Galaxy S6 edge+ users. The update is said to bring the monthly Android security maintenance of which now covers the January 1st 2018 security patches.  Aside form Google and Samsung  security updates, it also includes a minor bug fixes and other system improvements. Each update ere dubbed as release build G928TUVS5ERA1 for the Galaxy S6 Edge plus, G925TUVS6FRA3 for the Galaxy S6 edge, and  G920TUVS6FRA3  for the standard Galaxy S6.

Here are the technical details:

Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ October 2017 Android Security PatchUpdates

Updated on December 4, 2017: Added all updates that still includes the October 2017 Android security patches but has just been recently rolled out for unknown reasons.

Here comes the October 2017 Android Security Patch Updates on Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+. These updates includes the Blueborne Security Patches for all phones that are vulnerable when they’re connected to a Bluetooth device.

Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ Updates in United States


Some major US carriers has  manage to unleashed the October 2017 security updates much earlier than the usual release schedule.  Verizon has made to the first spot to released the Blueborne security patch. Then followed by AT&T and Sprint, and then Samsung US itself also released the said  updates for the factory unlocked variants of the Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+.  For some reasons the  T-Mobile  Galaxy S6, S6 edge hasn't made any movements yet, but the Galaxy S6 edge got an update. So we'll assume that they might as well deploys the October and November 2017 security updates till the end of November.

Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge plus Updates in United States


Here are the recap of of each release build version according to each specific US carriers and each of the Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ model numbers.

Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ September 2017 Android Security Patch Updates

Here's another round of Android Security Updates that has recently release on the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and the S6 edge plus.  This time, we're rounding up the September 2017 Security Maintenance Release package that includes patches from Google and Samsung.

Compared to last month released (August 2017 Security updates) delivery was right on time, there is bit delay into this month's distribution.  While some have already been rolled out as early as we've expected. But some specific carriers and model variants of the Galaxy S6 , S6 edge, and S6 edge Plus hasn't got  any updates yet.

So lets take a closer look of which Galaxy S6 and S6 edge plus that has gotten the September 2017 Android security updates.

Galaxy S6, S6 edge S6 edge+ Updates in United States


Verizon is the first carrier in the US whom delivered the September 2017 Android Security updates on their Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ flagship models.  The update dubbed as Blueborne Security Patch Update of which primarily contains patches to Bluetooth vulnerabilities.

Blueborne Security Patch Updates Hitting Verizon Galaxy S6, S6edge, and S6 edge Plus

Verizon has recently released an update for Galaxy S6, S6edge, and S6 edge Plus dubbed as Blueborne Security Patch.

The Galaxy S6 bumps up to version NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQI1, while the Galaxy S6 edge will also move to version NRD90M.G925VVRS4DQI1, and the Galaxy S6 edge+ (Plus) to version NRD90M.G928VVRS3CQI2.

Galaxy S6 & S6 edge August 2017 Android Security Updates Roundup 08-31-2017

Here comes the end of August 2017, and September approaches too past.  That means another batch of the monthly Android security updates were making its rounds on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users all over the world.

In this post, we are rounding up each particular Galaxy S6 and S6 edge variants that has received the said August 2017 Android Security Updates provided by Google and Samsung itself.

Anyways, the August 2017 monthly Security Maintenance Release (SMR) includes 51  patches on Google Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and 12 patches on Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE).

This is the screenshot of the August 2017 security patches list, according to Samsung's Android Security Bulletin.


August 2017 Android Security Updates Hitting Verizon Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+

Verizon has just released an update on Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and the S6 edge+. The update is said to bring the monthly Android security patches of which basically bumps up the said phones Android Security Patch Level to August 1, 2017. According to big red's announcements, the Over-The-Air updates will begin shortly on August 28, and might only last in just a couple of days, since these updates were just part of Samsung and Google's monthly Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR).

The Verizon Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V) variants will receive an update dubbed as version NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQH1. Similar thing happens to the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925V) of which will also move to version NRD90M.G925VVRS4DQH1. While on the other hand, the Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928V) variant will also bump up to version NRD90M.G928VVRS3CQH1.

Here are the technical details to the device updates;

What's New: Android Security Patch Level: 2017-08-01

Verizon Galaxy S6 Update version NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQH1


  • Device name: Galaxy S6

  • Model number:  SM-G920V

  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2017

  • Android version: 7.0

  • Baseband version: G920VVRS4DQH1

  • Kernel version: 3.10.61

  • Build number: NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQH1

  • CP: G920VVRS4DQH1

  • CSC: G920VVZW4DQH1

  • CP: G920VVRS4DQH1

Canada's Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edgeplus Receiving August 2017 Android Security Updates

Canadian owners of the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and the S6 edge+ has started receiving the monthly Android security updates. It is bundled and are still based in the recent Android 7.0 Nougat.  But this time, the said updates includes the August 1, 2017 Android security patch level.

In addition, among all major Canadian carriers, Bell's Galaxy S6, S6 and the S6 edge+ support pages has now updated to show the information about the release.  But other carriers such Telus, Rogers, and the rest might also have their own release schedules.