T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Update build G920TUVS3DOJC, Not Marshmallow yet but an Android OS Security Updates

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) has gotten another update to build G920TUVS3DOJC. This update is not the much awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow update but it's still base in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.  According to Samsung, the said update build  G920TUVS3DOJC brings nothing more but the Android OS Security Updates, and you may not see any differences from the previous released build G920TUVU3DOJ7.  Once the update has made, you may only notice that the security patch level is set for the month of December in the device software info.  In addition, this update be a preparation before the Android 6.0 Marshmallow's arrival to which reportedly coming within this month.

Here's what the details says about the update build G920TUVS3DOJC:

  • Device name: Samsung Galaxy S6 (T-Mobile USA)
  • Model number: SM-G920T
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: G920TUVS3DOJC
  • Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5756057
  • Build Number: LMY47X.G920TUVS3DOJC

  • Android OS Security updates

This update weighs at approximately 68.58 MB in files size. It is officially released and are available via Over-The-Air and thru Smart Switch for PC.

Updating 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 removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Update the Galaxy S6 using  a Computer via 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.

Once the update is made, you may now check the technical details of the new update, from Home screen  simply touch the Settings gear icon and then tap About device. You may then see that the Baseband version has changed to G920TUVS3DOJC and the build number to  LMY47X.G920TUVS3DOJC.