Showing posts with label August 2017 Security Updates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label August 2017 Security Updates. Show all posts

Galaxy S6 & S6 edge August 2017 Android Security Updates Roundup 08-31-2017

Here comes the end of August 2017, and September approaches too past.  That means another batch of the monthly Android security updates were making its rounds on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users all over the world.

In this post, we are rounding up each particular Galaxy S6 and S6 edge variants that has received the said August 2017 Android Security Updates provided by Google and Samsung itself.

Anyways, the August 2017 monthly Security Maintenance Release (SMR) includes 51  patches on Google Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and 12 patches on Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE).

This is the screenshot of the August 2017 security patches list, according to Samsung's Android Security Bulletin.


August 2017 Android Security Updates Hitting Verizon Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+

Verizon has just released an update on Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and the S6 edge+. The update is said to bring the monthly Android security patches of which basically bumps up the said phones Android Security Patch Level to August 1, 2017. According to big red's announcements, the Over-The-Air updates will begin shortly on August 28, and might only last in just a couple of days, since these updates were just part of Samsung and Google's monthly Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR).

The Verizon Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V) variants will receive an update dubbed as version NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQH1. Similar thing happens to the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925V) of which will also move to version NRD90M.G925VVRS4DQH1. While on the other hand, the Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928V) variant will also bump up to version NRD90M.G928VVRS3CQH1.

Here are the technical details to the device updates;

What's New: Android Security Patch Level: 2017-08-01

Verizon Galaxy S6 Update version NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQH1


  • Device name: Galaxy S6

  • Model number:  SM-G920V

  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2017

  • Android version: 7.0

  • Baseband version: G920VVRS4DQH1

  • Kernel version: 3.10.61

  • Build number: NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQH1

  • CP: G920VVRS4DQH1

  • CSC: G920VVZW4DQH1

  • CP: G920VVRS4DQH1

Canada's Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edgeplus Receiving August 2017 Android Security Updates

Canadian owners of the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and the S6 edge+ has started receiving the monthly Android security updates. It is bundled and are still based in the recent Android 7.0 Nougat.  But this time, the said updates includes the August 1, 2017 Android security patch level.

In addition, among all major Canadian carriers, Bell's Galaxy S6, S6 and the S6 edge+ support pages has now updated to show the information about the release.  But other carriers such Telus, Rogers, and the rest might also have their own release schedules.


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.

August 2017 Security Updates Hitting Galaxy S6 G920I and S6 edge G925I in Asia Regions

Owners of the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) and S6 edge (SM-G925I) are now started receiving monthly Android security maintenance in select regions in Asia. Samsung has started the rolling out the August 2017 Security Updates on the said Galaxy S6 variants. The update has now making its way in India, Nepal, Bagladesh, and Sri Lanka. While other countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America regions that also shares the same Galaxy S6  models might also follow soon.

Again, the update will only bump up the Galaxy S6 G920I and S6 edge G925I Android security patch level to August 1, 2017.  The Galaxy S6 will move its recent Android 7.0 Nougat OS to version G920IDVS3FQH2. While the Galaxy S6 edge will also get the update version G925IDVS3FQH2.

Here goes the following details on each device updates;

What's New:

  • August 2017 Android Security Patches

Galaxy S6 G920I Update version G920IDVS3FQH2


  • Device name: Galaxy S6
  • Model number:  SM-G920I
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3FQF4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-11574363
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920IDVS3FQH2
  • Android security patch level: 1 August 2017

Galaxy S6 edge  G925I Update version G925IDVS3FQH2

  • Device name: Galaxy S6 edge
  • Model number:  SM-G925I
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Baseband version: G925IDVU3FQF4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-11574363
  • Build number: NRD90M.G925IDVS3FQH2
  • Android security patch level: 1 August 2017

Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ August 2017 Android Security UpdatesRolling Out in Europe

Samsung has started the rolling out the monthly Android security maintenance  on Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F), Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925F), and Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928F) variants. This update includes the August 2017 Android security patches.  The released has now seen available in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, and France,  and there's no doubt that it will also starts hitting the rest of the European regions in few days.

The August 2017 security maintenance released has 50 patches for Android OS vulnerabilities and 12 for the Samsung's owned applications.

Here the technical details of the updates, noting the released version may vary according to the device country of origin and or mobile network operator.