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

  • 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.
  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]