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.