Update Sprint Galaxy S6 to version G920PVPS4CQA2, January Security Patch

It's another security patch update dubbed as build version G920PVPS4CQA2 is hitting on Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920P) this month.  It's the same update that were also seeded on Sprint Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925P) to build version G925PVPS4CQA2. Again, this update is still base in Android Marshmallow and not the much awaited Nougat update yet.  The update includes the January security patch only that will enhanced the device security status. Therefore, there is no any new features nor any noticeable changes it could bring to the device.

What’s New in OTA Update G920PVPS4CQA2?

  • Android device security updates – January 2017 security patch

Technical Details:

  • Device:  Galaxy S6  (Sprint)
  • Model number: SM-G920P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920PVPS4CQA2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9935814
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920PVPS4CQA2

How to Update 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 edge first, and or removed any modification that has been installed in it.

Update the Galaxy S6 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 start the update.

[Thanks’ to Liza]