AT&T Galaxy S6 edge March 2017 Security Updates version G925AUCS6DQC1

AT&T is sending out an OTA update for the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925A). Unfortunately, the update is not the much awaited Android 7.0 Nougat yet, but still in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The update were dubbed as build version G925AUCS6DQC1 bringing nothing more but then the usual monthly Android security patches. It is now contains the March 1, 2017 Android security patch level.

Here's what the details stated:
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G925AUCS6DQC1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925AUCS6DQC1

What's Changes in the Update?
– Android device security updates - March 2017

This update weighs at 109 MB in size, and it requires the previous version G925AUCS5DPK5 prior to get the update via Over-The-Air (OTA).

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.

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AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ Android 7.0 Nougat Updates Ready for Release

If you owned a AT&T Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A), or a Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G925A) and a Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928A) have been waiting for the Android 7.0 Nougat updates to roll out. Well, it looks like AT&T has finally prepares the said Nougat updates for their devices. In-fact, two Android 7.0 Nougat firmware version have been spotted recently in their public  firmware  server.  The first one was floating out there since early February, and the other one is also recently added later on this March.

The Android 7.0 Nougat firmware have been out there for a quite some time now, but it's not officially released yet so far. For whatever reasons it may have, or maybe those were just  a test-builds, it will definitely going out very soon. But to when the exact date really is are still blurry at this time being.

Anyways, here goes the Android 7.0 Nougat updates for the said devices. Again, this isn't rolled out yet,  but some folks already managed to install the said Nougat firmware on their devices.

The recent one caters the Android security patch level of February 1, 2015. But it hasn't released instead AT&T rolled out another Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to build version G920AUCU5DQB3 on Galaxy S6. While previous one that we saw earlier in February is also equipped with Android security patch level of January 1, 2017. This simply means that these firmware builds were running on constant changes.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920A Android 7.0 Nougat


Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware version G920AUCU5EQB8
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level: February 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920AUCU5EQB8
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10752672
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920AUCU5EQB8

Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware version G920AUCU5EQA8
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920AUCU5EQA8
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10459309
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920AUCU5EQA8

It is the same goes to the Galaxy S6 edge devices, since it shares similar firmware version to the Galaxy S6 with just slightly few differences.

Galaxy S6 edge  SM-G925A Android 7.0 Nougat


 Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware version G925AUCU5EQB8
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level: February 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G924AUCU5EQB8
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10752672
  • Build number: NRD90M.G925AUCU5EQB8

Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware version G925AUCU5EQA8
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G925AUCU5EQA8
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10459309
  • Build number: NRD90M.G925AUCU5EQA8

Whilst for the Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928A) the Android 7.0 Nougat update dubbed as build version G28AUCU4EQC5 has also showed up. It also been there ready to replace the recently released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G928AUCS4CQA1.
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level: February 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G28AUCU4EQC5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10752672
  • Build number: NRD90M.G28AUCU4EQC5

There you have it! Just keep on eyeing out of it as it could be release anytime soon.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920F Android 7.0 Nougat Updates version G920FXXU5EQBG

Following the Galaxy S6 edge Android 7.0 Nougat updates, we also received some tips from our friends in Italy that their Galaxy S6 have received an update to Nougat. And guess what? It's also came from Vodafone carrier. So here we go again, it's not so surprising that the carrier branded Galaxy S6 now getting ahead of the game. So those who owns the factory unlocked version, might hold on for a while.

The update came out as firmware version G920FXXU5EQBG, which is also similar to the Galaxy S6 edge update a while ago.

Here goes the details:
  • Device name: Galaxy S6
  • Model number: SM-G920F
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU5EQAC
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10789740
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920FXXU5EQBG
  • Android security patch level: February 1, 2017
  • AP: G920FXXU5EQBG
  • CP: G920FXXU5EQAC
  • CSC: G920FVFG5EQBG
  • Release date: March 8, 2017
  • File size: 1.3 GB

This update is release in stages and it may take time before it reaches in other areas. But just keep on checking if you haven't received the notification message yet.

The Android 7.0 Nougat features a much improved user interface. With this, it enables the device for a faster speed and stability.

Android Nougat Updates Changelog details:


  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS upgrade
  • Provides new UX and various performance modes
  • Improved usability of the Notification feature and Quick settings button
  • Improved usability of the Multi-window
  • Improved setting menu and Always On Display
  • Efficient space for installation of downloaded apps, improved speed of system upgrade and app installation

Multi-Window Usability Improvements


A newly improved Multi-Window that allows users to easily adjust and controls the window size in split view.  Users can now access up to seven apps at the same time as the new pop-up window supports up to five separate windows in addition to the two split-views.

Improvements in Quick Panel and Notifications


The Quick Panel is redesigned into a much cleaner view. The title in the first panel’s depth icons have been removed. Whilst the second depth icons were lined-up into nine groups and are now much easier to locate.

The Notifications is added with Direct Reply support and are now also rearranged to display information.

Improved User’s Interface and Performance Mode


There are now four available modes such as the Optimized mode, Game mode, Entertainment mode, Entertainment mode, and High Performance mode.

The Optimized mode will now allows users to optimized and extends the battery life performance in the settings.

The Game mode also provides two additional functions  such as Game Launcher and Game Tools. Entertainment mode enhances the sound and image quality, while the High Performance mode is for setting up the best quality display settings.

Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925F Official Android 7.0 Nougat Updates to G925FXXU5EQBG Initially Release

The much awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for Galaxy S6 edge has finally arrived. However, the roll out is initially available for Vodafone Galaxy S6 edge users in select countries in Europe. The Nougat  firmware dubbed as version G925FXXU5EQBG are now hitting in United Kingdom, Germany,  Switzerland, and Italy. But other carriers in Europe might as well follows. Not to mention, that the factory unlocked version of the Galaxy S6 edge well also get it sooner, since  carrier branded  firmware builds primarily originated from the unlocked version.

Anyways, here are the details of the first Android 7.0 Nougat Updates on Galaxy S6 edge.
  • Device name: Galaxy S6 edge
  • Model number: SM-G925F
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU5EQAC
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10789740
  • Build number: NRD90M.G925FXXU5EQBG
  • Android security patch level: February 1, 2017
  • AP: G925FXXU5EQBG
  • CP: G925FXXU5EQAC
  • CSC: G925FVFG5EQBG
  • Release date: March 7, 2017

The update weighs at about 1.4 GB. The roll out is still in phases, and it may take several days to arrive in some areas. Therefore, only select few can get the updates, but the full release will start at the end of March to June 2017.  So if you owned the Galaxy S6 edge just keep on eyeing out if you haven't received the said Android 7.0 Nougat update.



The Android 7.0 Nougat features a much improved user interface. With this, it enables the device for a faster speed and stability.

Android Nougat Updates Changelog details:


  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS upgrade
  • Provides new UX and various performance modes
  • Improved usability of the Notification feature and Quick settings button
  • Improved usability of the Multi-window
  • Improved setting menu and Always On Display
  • Efficient space for installation of downloaded apps, improved speed of system upgrade and app installation

Multi-Window Usability Improvements


A newly improved Multi-Window that allows users to easily adjust and controls the window size in split view.  Users can now access up to seven apps at the same time as the new pop-up window supports up to five separate windows in addition to the two split-views.

Improvements in Quick Panel and Notifications


The Quick Panel is redesigned into a much cleaner view. The title in the first panel’s depth icons have been removed. Whilst the second depth icons were lined-up into nine groups and are now much easier to locate.

The Notifications is added with Direct Reply support and are now also rearranged to display information.

Improved User’s Interface and Performance Mode


There are now four available modes such as the Optimized mode, Game mode, Entertainment mode, Entertainment mode, and High Performance mode.

The Optimized mode will now allows users to optimized and extends the battery life performance in the settings.

The Game mode also provides two additional functions  such as Game Launcher and Game Tools. Entertainment mode enhances the sound and image quality, while the High Performance mode is for setting up the best quality display settings.

Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge+ Updates to version G928VVRS3BQB1, February 2017 Security Patch

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ has gotten an OTA update bumping it's Android OS to version G928VVRS3BQB1.  The said update is still part of the monthly security maintenance to which contains the  Android security patches for February 2017.  So therefore, it's not the much awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update so far, and the device stayed in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

What’s New?
  • Android Security Updates –  February 2017 Security Patches

Technical Details:

Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928V) Update version G928VVRS3BQB1

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: February 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G928VVRS3BQB1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G928VVRS3BQB1

Previous update:
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G928VVRS3BQA1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G928VVRS3BQA1

How to Update 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.

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