Showing posts with label ATamp;T Galaxy S6 Active SM-G890A OTA Update. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ATamp;T Galaxy S6 Active SM-G890A OTA Update. Show all posts

AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 Edge & S6 Active Receiving Meltdown and Spectre Migration Patches

AT&T has just recently released an update that brings the Meltdown and Spectre migration patches to their Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Active devices. Moreover,  the said update primarily contains the January 1st 2018 security patches, as part of the monthly Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR) of which provided by Google and Samsung.

The Galaxy S6 receives a 50.1MB  software update and move its current Android 7.0 Nougat OS to version G920AUCS7ERA2. While the Galaxy S7 edge will also get a 50.5MB update that bumps the device OS version to G925AUCS7ERA2. On the other hand, the Galaxy S6 Active also move to G890AUCS7DRA2, with an update file size of 51 MB.

The rolling out starts on January 26, 2018 and may only last for a couple of days.

August 2017 Android Security Patches Pushed on AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 edge,S6 edge+, and S6 active

The monthly Android Security Patches are now making its rounds on AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 Active, S6 edge, and the Galaxy S6 edge+. Since we are now in late August, we've already expected that these will only bumped the said devices Android Security Patch Level to August 1, 2016.

This is basically just small OTA update, as  each device update only clocks at 17 MB in file size.  So it wouldn't take too long to update the device at a right time.

What's new: Android Device Security Updates - August 1, 2017

AT&T's Galaxy S6 Update version G920AUCS6EQH1


  • Device: Galaxy S6 SM-G920V
  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): August 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920AUCS6EQH1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920AUCS6EQH1
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G920AUCS6EQH1

AT&T's Galaxy S6 edge Update version G925AUCS6EQH1


  • Device: Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925V
  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): August 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G925AUCS6EQH1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G925AUCS6EQH1
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G925AUCS6EQH1


AT&T's Galaxy S6 edge+ Update version G928AUCS4EQH1


  • Device: Galaxy S6 edge SM-G928A
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): August 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G928AUCS4EQH1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809541
  • Build number: NRD90M.G928AUCS4EQH1


AT&T's Galaxy S6 active Update version G890AUCS6DQH1


  • Device: Galaxy S6 active SM-G890A
  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): August 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS6DQH1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS6DQH1
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G890AUCS6DQH1


So if you’ve got a AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 active, S6 edge, and S6 edge+, you can manually check for a software update by going into Settings > About device> Check for an Update.

How to update a Galaxy S6, S6 active, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ via Over-The-Air:


Ensure your battery is fully charged before starting the software update. This is a must and very important part to get rid of some issues if ever the software update being interrupted due to a power failure.

From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key > Settings > About device > Software updates > Check for Updates.
If your device finds a new software update, tap Download now. When complete, a screen will appear advising you that the new version of software is ready to be installed. Tap Install the update.
The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.

source: AT&T S6 (here), S6 edge (here), S6 active (here), S6 edge+ (here) support pages.

AT&T Galaxy S6 Active Receives July 2017 Security Updates

Following the rolling out of the July 2017 Android security updates on AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge few days earlier. This time around, its time for the AT&T Galaxy S6 active (SM-G890A) users to receive a very similar treatment. Today, AT&T has officially release an update dubbed as build version G890AUCU6DQG1, weighing at 23MB in file size. The latter brings none other than the July 1, 2017 Android security patches.

Here are the details:

What's new:

  • Android device security updates

The details:


  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Security patch level: July 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU6DQG1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS6DQG1

AT&T Galaxy S6 Active, S6 and S6 edge June 2017 Security Patch Updates [G920AUCS6EQF1 & G925AUCS6EQF1]

AT&T is now sending out the monthly Android device security updates on Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A), the Galaxy S6 active (SM-G890A),  and Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925A).  The Android device security updates usually happens at the end of the month.  This time each device will bumped up the Android security patch level to June 1, 2017.  These updates are all still base in Android 7.0 Nougat.

In addition, the AT&T's Galaxy S6 edge+ (plus) (SM-G928A) variant hasn't have any movement yet.  But it might follow shortly this coming few days.

Here's the details:

What's New:

  • Android device security updates

AT&T Galaxy S6 Active SM-G890A Update version G890AUCS6DQF1

  • Android version: 7.0
  • Android Security patch level : June 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU6DQF1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS6DQF1
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G890AUCS6DQF1

AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 active and S6 edge plus Receiving May Android Security Updates

AT&T has just released this month's OTA updates for their own Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 active and the Galaxy S6 edge plus models.

These new releases brings nothing more any new changes to the recent Android 7.0 Nougat, but this time around it includes the May 1, 2017 Android security patch level. Each devices receives at about 15 MB to 50 MB OS update,  of which it won't take too long to download and install.

Here goes the technical details on each device update:

What's New:

  • Android Device Security Updates - May 2017 Maintenance Release

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6  (SM-G920A) Update version G920AUCS6EQE1

  • Android version: 7.0  (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920AUCS6EQE1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920AUCS6EQE1
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G920AUCS6EQE1
  • Previous version required: G920AUCU6EQCF
  • File size: 50.6MB

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925A) Update version G925AUCS6EQE1


  • Android version: 7.0  (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G925AUCS6EQE1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G925AUCS6EQE1
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G925AUCS6EQE1
  • Previous version required: G925AUCU6EQCF
  • File size: 35.2MB

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 active  (SM-G890A) Update version G890AUCS6DQE1


  • Android version: 7.0  (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU6DQE1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS6DQE1
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G890AUCS6DQE1
  • Previous version required: G890AUCU6DQD1
  • File size: 15.6MB

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928A) Update version G928AUCS4EQE1


  • Android version: 7.0  (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G928AUCS4EQE1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809541
  • Build number: NRD90M.G928AUCS4EQE1
  • Previous versions required: G928AUCS4EQD1
  • File size: 15.8MB

AT&T Releases Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 Active Android 7.0 Nougat Updates to G925AUCU6EQCF

AT&T has finally started the roll out of the official Android 7.0 Nougat updates for the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A), Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925A), and the Galaxy S6 Active (SM-G890A). Noting that AT&T's Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928A) Nougat update have been deployed earlier last month, while leaving these three variants waiting for the same treatment. So this is it! The long-wait is finally over.

Here goes the details of each devices, but shares similar features and enhancements.


  • What's new: Android 7.0 Nougat, Samsung Cloud, Samsung Pass, and Android device security updates
  • What's changing: Other fixes and enhancements
  • What's going: AT&T Address Book and MobiTV


January 2017 Security Patch Updates Hitting AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 Active and S6 edge+

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 (G920A), Galaxy S6 edge (G925A), Galaxy S6 edge+ (G928A), and the Galaxy S6 active  (G890A) are all getting the January 2017 Android security patch updates.  The over the air update release schedule starts on February 8, 2017, and the rolls out has begun as we speak. These were just minor OTA updates that varies from 16 MB up to 50 MB on each devices.

In addition, these updates has still stayed in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and not Android Nougat update that we've been waiting for. Speaking of the Nougat updates, we already seen that it's already been lurking around in the corner and are about to emerge anytime soon. So just until then only AT&T will decide to when it could be the roll out begins.

Anyways, here are the technical details on each device updates:

Whats New: January 2017 Android Device Security Patches


AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920A


  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920AUCS5DPK5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9462607
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920AUCS5DPK5

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6  edge G925A


  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G925AUCS5DPK5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925AUCS5DPK5

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ SM-G928A


  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G928AUCS4CQA1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8961126
  • Build number: MMB29K.G928AUCS4CQA1

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 Active SM-G890A


  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS5CPK5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61.9696102
  • Build number: MMB29K.G890AUCS5CPK5

Device Update via Over-The-Air (OTA)


This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, or S6 active 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, S6 edge, S6 edge+, or S6 active  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, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ first, and or removed any changes that has been installed in it.

via: AT&T support pages [1]  [2]  [3]

AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 Active OTA Updates G920AUCS5DPK3 & G925AUCS5DPK2

AT&T has pushed the first round of OTA updates on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge for this year. These updates aren't the Nougat updates yet that we've been waiting for,  but it's still another dose of Android security updates to which now brings the December Android security patches.  The updates has bumped AT&T's Galaxy S6 to build version G920AUCS5DPK3, while the Galaxy S6 edge moved to build version G925AUCS5DPK2.  On the other hand, the Galaxy S6 Active also got the build version G890AUCS5CPK4.

Here are the technical details of of each updates:

What's New?
- Android device security updates


Galaxy S6 SM-G920A 
Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920AUCS5DPK3
Kernel version: 3.10.61-9462607
Build number: MMB29K.G920AUCS5DPK3

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925A

Android version: 6.0.1
Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925AUCS5DPK2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614
Build number: MMB29K.G925AUCS5DPK2

Galaxy S6 Active SM-G890A

Android version: 6.0.1
Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
Baseband version: G890AUCS5CPK4
Kernel version: 3.10.61.9696102
Build number: MMB29K.G890AUCS5CPK4

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.

via: AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 Active support pages [1]  [2]  [3]

AT&T Galaxy S6 OTA Update G890AUCU5CPI2, Improved Network Density, Messaging, and September Security Patch

AT&T Galaxy S6 Active (SM-G890A) has just receive an OTA update that bumped up its Android 6.0.1  Marshmallow OS to build version G890AUCU5CPI2 from G890AUCU4CPH3. The update hasn't brought out any new features but it addressed several improvements particularly about the device performance in areas with lower network density and enhancements to Messaging services. The update also applied the latest security patch to which now covers the month of September 2016.

Here are the technical details about the update:

The update includes:
  • Improves device performance in areas with lower network density
  • Performance enhancements to Messaging services
  • Android device security updates

Build version:
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level : September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU5CPI2
  • Kernel version: 3.1061.8347181dpi@SWDD6920 #1 Fri Sep 9 15:02:35 KST 2016
  • Build number: MMB29K.G890AUCU5CPI2

This Over-The-Air update weighs at approximately 123 MB i file size to download if your Galaxy S6 Active is currently running with the previous build version G890AUCU4CPH3.  So better check the update right now if you owns the AT&T Galaxy S6 Active.

How to Update the Galaxy S6 Active 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 Active 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!]

AT&T Galaxy S6 Active SM-G890A Official Android 5.1.1 Update, Release build G890AUCU3BOJE

Those who owns AT&T Galaxy S6 Active (SM-G890) which the rugged version of the regular Galaxy S6, you folks are lucky enough to get the official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. Samsung and AT&T has just officially released the update build G890AUCU3BOJE to which will not just upgrade the device OS to  Android 5.1.1, but also added with bunch of new features like the AT&T Video Calling, Android for Work, and Advanced Messaging.  Adding to that is the Samsung Pay mobile payment support.

The said update is officially pushed in stages via Over-The-Air (OTA) Update. Fortunately, those who even got the unlocked version will also be able to get the update via Smart Switch for PC as we speak. Samsung has already made an announcements  two days earlier, but however the update has only to be seen earlier today and was also officially announced by AT&T itself.

Effective November 20, 2015, AT&T will release a software update for the Samsung Galaxy S 6 active (SM-G890A). This update will be made available to customers via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA). A Wi-Fi connection is required for the update.


Here are the details of the new Android 5.1.1 update build G890AUCU3BOJE:
  • Device: AT&T Galaxy S6 Active SM-G890A
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU3BOJE
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-6145392 dpi@SWCH3906#1
  • Build number: LMY47X.G890AUCU3BOJE

Software update includes:
  • AT&T Video Calling
  • Advanced Messaging
  • OS Update to 5.1.1
  • Android for Work
  • Samsung Pay (PIN only)
  • Gear Manager preload

The update file size is at around 719MB to download, so make sure to make some extra memory space, and so you can install the update at once when the notification message appears. And one more thing, also ensure that your device has not been rooted so you can upgrade your phone without any hiccups.

Source: Samsung and AT&T Galaxy S6 Active support pages [1] [2]