AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 active, S6 edge and S6 Edge+ receiving October Security updates [G920AUCS5DPJ1]

AT&T is now pushing updates to the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 active, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 Edge+.

According to AT&T's support pages,  these updates includes the October security patches. So there is nothing more any new features nor any noticeable adverse effect to expect. Even though the security updates is not that much anticipated in these days, but it helps keep your personal data safe. It always much better to keep an eye for your device updates each month.

Below are the technical details of each specific device. Just make sure to check the update if your device haven't yet receive one of these recently released software updates.


Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A):


Android version: 6.0.1
Security patch level (SPL): October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920AUCS5DPJ1
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614
Build number: MMB29K.G920AUCS5DPJ1

Galaxy S6 Active (SM-G890A):


Android version: 6.0.1
Security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G890AUCS5CPI4
Kernel version: 3.10.61.8347181
Build number: MMB29K.G890AUCS5CPI4

Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925A):


Android version: 6.0.1
Security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925AUCS5DPJ1
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614
Build number: MMB29K.G925AUCS5DPJ1

Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928A):


Android version: 6.0.1
Security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G928AUCS3CPJ1
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8961126
Build number: MMB29K. G928AUCS3CPJ1

Device Update 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.

Device Update 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.

[Than’s to Kelly!]

Sprint Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Android Security Update, October Patches (G920PVPS4CPJ1 & G925PVPS4CPJ1)

Sprint  has pushed an OTA update for Galaxy S6 (SM-G920P) and the Galaxy S6 edge (SM G925P), bringing the new Android security Patch for the month of October. The update came out as build version G920PVPS4CPJ1 (for the Galaxy S6) and build G925PVPS4CPJ1 (for the Galaxy S6 edge). Both updates are still base in Android 6.0 Marshmallow and not the much awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update.  The released  were still part of the monthly security maintenance that fixes the recent Android vulnerabilities.

What’s New : 


October Android Security Patches

The October Android security packaged will address around  68 Android Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and 7 Samsung security patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), according to Android Security Bulletin.  But then again, there are no exploitation or abuse has been reported of these vulnerabilities.


Technical details:

Sprint Galaxy S6  SM-G920P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920PVPS4CPJ1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8847946
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920PVPS4CPJ1

Sprint Galaxy S6  SM-G925P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925PVPS4CPJ1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8847946
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925PVPS4CPJ1

The update is officially live via Over-The-Air (OTA) and it weighs at approximately 50 MB in file size.  The rolling out usually takes into several days, so better check the update manually by going to Settings > About device > Software Update > Check for updates, if you haven’t prompted the availability of the this update yet. You must also ensure that your phone has not been rooted or otherwise the update may fail and you may not successfully get the update.

How to Update the Galaxy 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.

Update the Galaxy S6 edge 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 edge on your  computer using the supplied USB  cable.
  1. Open Smart Switch in your computer.
  2. Connect the Galaxy S6  edge 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 start the update.

[Thanks’ to Lauren]

Galaxy S6 SM-G920F September Security Patch Updates (G920FXXS4DPIJ)

Since the Android 7.0 Nougat updates is just right behind the corner and are about to arrive on the Galaxy S6, but yet the security patch updates has been continuously rolled in a  monthly basis. In recent updates we have seen several build version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow has been released on the Galaxy S6 all over the world.

This update brings nothing more changes nor any new features, but rather then the recent Android Security Patch to which covers the month of September. Furthermore, this updates were just a minor Over-The-Air update but yet again it has a vital importance against the recently found Android vulnerabilities.

So those who already receive nor still awaiting the new security patch updates, below are the technical details of each specific build version released in various countries and carrier providers.

This details can be found in your Galaxy S6 settings. You can simply navigate from your device Home screen > Apps > Settings > About Device.


Europe's Factory Unlocked Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) Updates


Update version G920FXXS4DPIJ


  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPIA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8821257
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIJ

Countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania, Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Russian Federation, Ukraine Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Baltic States, and Southeast Europe countries.

Update version G920FXXU4DPIO


  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIO
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8826787
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPIO

Country: Germany

Update version G920FXXU4DPIH


  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIM
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8826787
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPIH

Countries: Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland

Update version G920FXXU4DPIL

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIL
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8826787
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPIL

Countries: Switzerland, The Netherlands

Europe's Carrier Locked / Branded Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F)

Update version G920FXXS4DPIB

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPHP
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8821257
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIB

Carriers: O2 ,  and Movistar
Countries: Germany, United Kingdom, Spain

Update version G920FXXU4DPIL


  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIL
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8821257
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPIL

Carriers: TIM
Countries: Italy

Update version G920FXXS4DPIP

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIL
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8125258
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIP

Carriers: T-Mobile, Cosmote, Telekom
Countries: Austria, Germany,  Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, The Netherlands,  Czech Republic, Romania, and Greece.

Update version G920FXXS4DPIQ

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPI3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8598730
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIQ

Carriers: T-Mobile
Countries: Germany

Update version G920FXXS4DPIR


  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPIF
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8734643
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIR

Carriers: Swisscom
Countries: Switzerland

Update version G920FXXS4DPIU

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPIF
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8734643
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIU

Carriers: Orange
Countries: Poland, Romania, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Moldova, and Slovakia

Africa, and Middle East Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) Updates

Update version G920FXXS4DPIK

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8007686
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIK

Countries: United Arab Emirates

Update version G920FXXS4DPI4

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7169835
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPI4

Countries: Most of Africa and Middle East countries

Southeast Asia Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) Updates

Update version G920FXXS4DPIS

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIS
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8326249
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIS

Countries: Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei

There you have it! Just let us know if your Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) has yet receive or haven't gotten one of those said updates.

Verizon Galaxy S6 G920VVRS4CPI2, S6 edge G925VVRS4CPI2 update, brings September security patches

Verizon Galaxy S6 and S6 edge has yet receive another Security Patch updates to which now covers the month of September.  The Galaxy S6 has bumped up its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS from  build version G920VVRU4CPH1 to G920VVRS4CPI2. While on the other hand, the Galaxy S6 Edge has also moved from  build version G925VVRU4CPH1 to G925VVRS4CPI2. The update does not include any additional features but has brought some significant changes to the device performance.

What’s New in the Update?

  • Android device security updates – September Security Patches

Technical Details:

Verizon Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920VVRS4CPI2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920VVRS4CPI2
Verizon Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925V)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925VVRS4CPI2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925VVRS4CPI2
The update only weighs at around 50 MB in size if you’ll update your device from VRU4CPH1 to VRS4CPI2. This might be one of the smallest Over-The-Air OTA update your device has ever receive.


Previous version of the Galaxy S6:
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920VVRU4CPH1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920VVRU4CPH1

Previous version of the Galaxy S6 edge:
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925VVRU4CPH1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925VVRU4CPH1

Features:
  • Fewer dropped Wi-Fi voice calls
  • Video calls using a cellular network will start with a pop-up reminder that you'll be using data
  • Ensures you can only make HD Voice Calls when connected to the 4G LTE network
  • Improvements to HD Voice Call volume
  • You can now register for Voice over Wi-Fi calling when roaming

How to Update Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 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.

How to Update Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Edge Using Verizon Software Upgrade Assistant


You may download and install the Software Upgrade Assistant  at Verizon support page if you haven't installed it yet in your computer.
verizon-galaxy-s6-edge-software-upgrade-assistant
  1. Launch  Software Upgrade Assistant.
  2. Connect your device to the PC using the supplied USB cable.
  3. You may need to manually open the "USB computer connection" and select "Transferring media files/ File transfer".
  4. Select the Samsung device.
  5. Click Upgrade.
  6. When  the software upgrade process completed you may then close the program and disconnect your device.

[Thank's to Gretchen]

AT&T Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Update (G920AUCS5DPI1, G925AUCS5DPI1) September Android Security Patch

AT&T is sending out an OTA update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to which brings the Android device security updates. It's basically the new security patches for Android vulnerabilities for the month of September. A weeks ago AT&T has released the Wi-Fi Calling and Advanced Messaging support for their Galaxy S6,  Galaxy S6 edge, and S6 edge plus line up, but it was only includes the August Security patch updates. So this time around it'll gonna cover the month of September fixes, and there are no any new additional features along with it.

Moreover, the September security patch addresses around 66 Android's Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and 9 patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), according to Android security bulletin.

What's New in Galaxy S6 update version G920AUCS5DPI1 and  Galaxy S6 edge update version G925AUCS5DPI1?

  • Android device security updates - September Security Patches

Technical Details:


AT&T Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920AUCS5DPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614 dpi@SWDD6919
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920AUCS5DPI1

AT&T Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925A)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925AUCS5DPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614 dpi@SWDD6919
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925AUCS5DPI1


The update only weighs at 17 MB in size if you'll update your device from UCU4DPH5 to UCS5DPI1. This might be one of the smallest Over-The-Air OTA update your device has ever receive.

Previous version of the Galaxy S6:
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920AUCU4DPH5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614 dpi@SWHC3610 KST 2016
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920AUCU4DPH5

Previous version of the Galaxy S6 edge:
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925AUCU4DPH5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614 dpi@SWHC3610 KST 2016
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925AUCU4DPH5

Features:

- Wi-Fi Calling
- Advanced Messaging
- August Security Patch

How to Update the Galaxy 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.

Update the Galaxy S6 edge 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 edge on your  computer using the supplied USB  cable.
  1. Open Smart Switch in your computer.
  2. Connect the Galaxy S6  edge 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 start the update.

[Thanks’ to Jennifer]