Showing posts with label Galaxy S6 amp; Galaxy S6 Edge Firmware Update. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Galaxy S6 amp; Galaxy S6 Edge Firmware Update. Show all posts

Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ October 2017 Android Security PatchUpdates

Updated on December 4, 2017: Added all updates that still includes the October 2017 Android security patches but has just been recently rolled out for unknown reasons.

Here comes the October 2017 Android Security Patch Updates on Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+. These updates includes the Blueborne Security Patches for all phones that are vulnerable when they’re connected to a Bluetooth device.

Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ Updates in United States


Some major US carriers has  manage to unleashed the October 2017 security updates much earlier than the usual release schedule.  Verizon has made to the first spot to released the Blueborne security patch. Then followed by AT&T and Sprint, and then Samsung US itself also released the said  updates for the factory unlocked variants of the Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+.  For some reasons the  T-Mobile  Galaxy S6, S6 edge hasn't made any movements yet, but the Galaxy S6 edge got an update. So we'll assume that they might as well deploys the October and November 2017 security updates till the end of November.

Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge plus Updates in United States


Here are the recap of of each release build version according to each specific US carriers and each of the Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ model numbers.

Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ September 2017 Android Security Patch Updates

Here's another round of Android Security Updates that has recently release on the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and the S6 edge plus.  This time, we're rounding up the September 2017 Security Maintenance Release package that includes patches from Google and Samsung.

Compared to last month released (August 2017 Security updates) delivery was right on time, there is bit delay into this month's distribution.  While some have already been rolled out as early as we've expected. But some specific carriers and model variants of the Galaxy S6 , S6 edge, and S6 edge Plus hasn't got  any updates yet.

So lets take a closer look of which Galaxy S6 and S6 edge plus that has gotten the September 2017 Android security updates.

Galaxy S6, S6 edge S6 edge+ Updates in United States


Verizon is the first carrier in the US whom delivered the September 2017 Android Security updates on their Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ flagship models.  The update dubbed as Blueborne Security Patch Update of which primarily contains patches to Bluetooth vulnerabilities.

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.


Sprint Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ July 2017 Security Updates

If you owned a Sprint Galaxy S6 or a S6 edge and S6 edge+ then you must have or about to received a new software update notification. Sprint is sending out the monthly security update that brings the July 2017 Android security patches. It's basically just a security patches that brings no other changes to the said devices recent Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

The update will move the Sprint Galaxy S6 (SM-G920P) current Android 7.0 Nougat to version G920PVPU4DQG4 from G920PVPS4DQF1.  Same goes to the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925P) that will also bump to Nougat version G925PVPU4DQG4 from G925PVPS4DQF1. While on the other hand, the Galaxy S6 edge+  (plus SM-G928P) to Nougat version G928PVPU3DQG2 from its previous released version G928PVPS3DQF1.

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 edge+ July Security Updates with Various systemimprovements

Just right around 10 days after the last update landed on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, here comes another release build heading on its way.  It's seems the updates is something very similar to the previous released as the latter will also brings  various system improvements for the said device.  Even though, this update is launch in the month of August, so  we've speculated that this might be the August 2017 security update.  But however, the update still covers the July 2017 Android security patches.

The new update for T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 edge+ is version G928TUVU4EQG3.  This release build includes the July 1, 2017 security patch level, like the previous update version G928TUVS4EQG1.

Here's the update details;

What's New:

  • Various system improvements

Details:

  • Device name: Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Model number:  SM-G928T
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G928TUVU4EQG3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809541
  • Build number: NRD90M.G928TUVU4EQG3
  • Release date: August 1, 2017
T-Mobile has also made an announcement found on their Galaxy S6 edge+ support page  to show that this update is officially release  beginning August 1, 2017.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920F & S6 edge SM-G925F July 2017 Security Updates Roundup 7/1/2017-7/31/2017

Yet another month passed by, and so does another round of Android security updates has landed on Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F and the Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925F across the globe. These updates solely brings the Android security patches that covers the month of July.

In this post, we are rounding up each updates to take a look back of which countries and or mobile network operators whom received and released an updates in July.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920F Updates in Europe

The following updates were the ones we've seen released in Europe region for the past couple of weeks. Some of these updates are gradually available until August 2017 in various countries.

Update build NRD90M.G920FXXS5EQG1

  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: 1 July 2017
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU5EQCD
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10958180
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920FXXS5EQG1
  • Carrier: Factory unlocked Galaxy S6 SM-G920F
  • Countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

AT&T Galaxy S6 edge Plus July 2017 Security Updates Rolling Out

Following AT&T's released of the July 2017 security updates  on Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 active  last week.  This time, AT&T's is pushing the same treatment for the Galaxy S6 plus (SM-G928A). According to AT&T, a new update will be hitting the Galaxy S6 edge+ that will bump up its recent Android 7.0 Nougat OS to version G928AUCS4EQG1 from previous release version G928AUCS4EQF1.

The update only weighs at 22MB in file size, and there is no doubts that it only brings the said July 2017 security updates.

Here are the details:
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): July 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G928AUCS4EQG1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809541
  • Build number: NRD90M.G928AUCS4EQG1
  • Previous versions required: G928AUCS4EQF1

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Receiving Updates with Various System Improvements

A week earlier, T-Mobile has released an update on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge that includes the July security updates.  This time, another round of updates will be hitting on the said devices.  This update will now bring various system improvements, according to T-Mobile's announcement. It's basically means that the update includes fixes to found issues, improvements to the device performance, battery life optimizations, and general system enhancements.

Here are the details:

What’s New:

  • Various System Improvements

The details: 

Update build G925TUVU5FQG3 for T-Mobile Galaxy S6 SM-G920T

  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920TUVU5FQG3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-11187574
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920TUVU5FQG3

Update build G925TUVU5FQG3 for T-Mobile Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925T

  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G925TUVU5FQG3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-11187574
  • Build number: NRD90M.G925TUVU5FQG3

So if you've got a T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 edge and may have been updated to the previous release version and you've also  found out some  issues, then you must update your device now.

AT&T Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Receiving July 2017 Security Updates

Another Over-The-Air OTA update has now being pushed on AT&T Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.  AT&T Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users will receives an about 22MB software update beginning July 25, 2017, according to AT&T. These updates were to bring another doze of the Android device security updates of which basically means that it has the July 2017 Android security patches. The Galaxy S6 will move its Android 7.0 Nougat OS to version G920AUCS6EQG1. While the Galaxy S6 edge on the other hand, will also bump up to version G925AUCS6EQG1.

Here's the technical details;

What’s New:

  • Android device security updates

Details:


AT&T SAMSUNG Galaxy S6 SM-G920A Update
  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920AUCS6EQG1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920AUCS6EQG1
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G920AUCS6EQG1
  • Previous version required: G920AUCS6EQF1

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Receives July 2017 Security Updates

Earlier in June, T-Mobile has rolled the Android 7.0 Nougat updates on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.  This time around a new update is being pushed of which has the monthly Android security maintenance updates.

A new software update for Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) dubbed as build number G920TUVS5FQG1 and for the Galaxy S6 edge  (SM-G925T) with build number G925TUVS5FQG1 will be hitting on both devices this week. These releases contain the monthly security update to which basically bumps up the said devices Android security patch level to July 1, 2017.

So if you’ve got a T-Mobile Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, you can manually check for a software update by going into Settings > About device> Check for an Update.

Here goes the update details:

What's New:


  • Security update

Update build G920TUVS5FQG1 for T-Mobile Galaxy S6 SM-G920T


  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920TUVS5FQG1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-11187574
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920TUVS5FQG1

Update build G920TUVS5FQG1  for T-Mobile Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925T


  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G925TUVS5FQG1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-11187574
  • Build number: NRD90M.G925TUVS5FQG1

Galaxy S6 edge+ June 2017 Android Security Updates

Here's the monthly roundup of the Galaxy S6 edge+ updates for the month of June 2017.  The following lists covers almost all Galaxy S6 edge+ models across the globe.  Bear in mind that all updates have a unique released build numbers, and it depends in the Galaxy S6 edge+ model number, country  or region, and the mobile network providers.  So just take a look around if your precious Galaxy S6 edge+ has already gotten one of the following updates.

Galaxy S6 edge+ Updates in United States


We've spotted several updates in United States for the Galaxy S6 edge+. However, there is one particular carrier hasn't had any signs of movements yet.

Sprint Galaxy S6 edge+ SM-G928P Update


  • Carrier: Sprint
  • Device name: Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Model number: SM-G928P
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G928PVPS3DQF1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809541
  • Build number: NRD90M.G928PVPS3DQF1
  • Release date: June 27, 2017
  • What's new: Android device security updates

Galaxy S6 edge May/June 2017 Android Security Maintenance Updates

In this post,  we are rounding up a lists of Galaxy S6 edge Android OS updates. This time around we covered the month of June 2017, so you can take a good picture of which one got an update or otherwise did not. Basically, the June updates contains the monthly Android Security Maintenance updates to which has bumped the Galaxy S6 edge devices Android security patch level to June 1, 2017, while there were still some that are getting the May's security releases.

United States Galaxy S6 edge Updates


The following Galaxy S6 edge devices are receiving May and June 2017 Android Security Maintenance Updates in the United States.

AT&T  Samsung Galaxy S6 edge  Updates


AT&T is fully aware of  the monthly Android security updates, and they are always on the right track. Here goes their June releases on Galaxy edge.

Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925A (AT&T) Update build NRD90M.G925AUCS6EQF1


  • Region: United States
  • Carrier: AT&T
  • Device name: Galaxy S6 edge
  • Model number: SM-G925A
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Android Security patch level : June 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G925AUCS6EQF1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G925AUCS6EQF1
  • Release date: June 23, 2017

Galaxy S6 June 2017 Android Security Updates Roundup 6/1/2017 -6/30/2017

Here comes the Galaxy S6  updates that we've gathered around for the month of June 2017. Whilst each of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge models around the globe has gotten new updates of which basically brings the June 1, 2017 Android security patches. The lists below are the June updates that we've seen rolled out on each Galaxy S6 and S6 edge model numbers and specific carrier providers. So let's take a look back of which Galaxy S6 devices got the June security update and which one has not.

Galaxy S6 Updates in United States

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 SM-G920T Update

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 edge has gotten its 1st Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade from Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow in June 2017. The rolling out only begins a month after the T-Mobile Galaxy S6 edge+ received the nougat update way back in May.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920T (T-Mobile) Update build NRD90M.G920TUVU5FQE1
  • Region: United States
  • Carrier: T-Mobile
  • Device name: Galaxy S6
  • Model number: SM-G920T
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Android security patch level : May 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920TUVU5FQE1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-11187574
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920TUVU5FQE1
  • Release date: June 5, 2017

Verizon Galaxy S6 SM-G920V Update

Verizon has also rolled out an update on their Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in early June. However,  these updates only covered the Android security patches for the month of May of considering that there's a one month gap left behind before the new security update is released.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920V (Verizon) Update build NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQE1
  • Region: United States
  • Carrier: Verizon
  • Device name: Galaxy S6
  • Model number: SM-G920V
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Android security patch level : May 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920VVRS4DQE1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQE1
  • Release date: June 8, 2017

AT&T Galaxy S6 SM-G920A, and Galaxy S6 active SM-G890A Update


AT&T is fully aware of  the monthly Android security updates, and they are always on the right track. Here goes their June releases on Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 active.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920A (AT&T)  Update build NRD90M.G920AUCS6EQF1
  • Carrier: AT&T
  • Region: United States
  • Device name: Galaxy S6
  • Model number: SM-G920A
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Android Security patch level : June 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920AUCS6EQF1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920AUCS6EQF1
  • Release date: June 23, 2017

Galaxy S6 active SM-G890A (AT&T) Update build NRD90M.G890AUCS6DQF1
  • Region: United States
  • Carrier: AT&T
  • Device name: Galaxy S6 active
  • Model number: SM-G890A
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Android Security patch level: June 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU6DQF1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS6DQF1
  • Release date: June 23, 2017

Sprint Galaxy S6 SM-G920P Update


Sprint has also  rolled out the monthly security updates on their S6 and S6 edge for the month on June. Even though they already stopped updating their support pages about their Galaxy S6 and S6 edge but these folks has always on the right track to kept their devices gets the most latest updates.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920P (Sprint) Update build NRD90M.G920PVPS4DQF1
  • Region: United States
  • Carrier: Sprint
  • Device name: Galaxy S6
  • Model number: SM-G920P
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Android security patch level : June 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920PVPS4DQF1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10994289
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920PVPS4DQF1
  • Release date: June 22, 2017

Galaxy S6 Updates in Canada


All major and minor Canadian carrier has rolled out an update on Galaxy S6 of which contains the June 1, 2017 Android security patches. However, each carrier has their own release schedules.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8 (Canada) Update build NRD90M.G920W8VLS5DQF1
  • Region: Canada
  • Carrier: Factory unlocked, Telus, Bell, Rogers, Fido. Koodo,
  • Freedom, Videotron, Virgin-Mobile, Sasktel, Eastlink, MTS
  • Device name: Galaxy S6
  • Model number: SM-G920W8
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Android security patch level : June 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920W8VLS5DQF1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-11094681
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920W8VLS5DQF1
  • Release date: June 25, 2017

Galaxy S6 Updates in Australia


In Australia we've found that only one carrier has rolled  an update for Galaxy S6 SM-G920I. While other variants including the factory unlocked, Optus, and Vodafone has no signs of movements yet.

Update build NRD90M.G920IDVU3FQF1
  • Region: Australia
  • Carrier: Telstra
  • Device name: Galaxy S6
  • Model number: SM-G920F
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Android security patch level : June 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3FQF1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-11560484
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920IDVU3FQF1

Galaxy S6 Updates in New Zealand


All Galaxy S6 in New Zealand has gotten the June 2017 security updates, including the unlocked version, and the carrier branded ones such as Vodafone, Sparks, and 3degrees.

Update build NRD90M.G920IDVU3FQF5
  • Region: New Zealand
  • Carrier: Factory unlocked version, Vodafone, 3degrees, Sparks
  • Device name: Galaxy S6
  • Model number: SM-G920F
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Android security patch level : June 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3FQF5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-11656310
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920IDVU3FQF5

Galaxy S6 Updates in Europe


The Galaxy S6 devices has received the same June 2017 security treatment across the Europe region.  But each updates comes in different build version and it differs to countries, and carrier providers. Here goes the lists of Europe's Galaxy S6 updates.


May 1 2017 Android Security Updates Released on Verizon Galaxy S6, S6edge and S6 edge+

Verizon is sending out an OTA updates containing the May 1, 2017 Android Security Patch Level for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and the Galaxy S6 edge+ .  These are now the second Android 7.0 Nougat being rolled out on the said devices.

The Verizon Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V) has moved its Nougat OS to version NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQE1 from NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQD1 . Similarly happened to the Galaxy S6 edge that also bumped to version NRD90M.G925VVRS4DQE1 from NRD90M.G925VVRS4DQD1. While Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928V) on the other hand, had also jumped up to version NRD90M.G928VVRS3CQE1 from NRD90M.G928VVRS3CQD1.

What's New:

  • This update has been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920V Update version NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQE1

  • Android version 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level May 1, 2017
  • Baseband version G920VVRS4DQE1
  • Kernel version 3.10.61
  • Build number NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQE1
  • AP G920VVRS4DQE1
  • CP G920VVRS4DQE1
  • CSC G920VVZW4DQE1
  • Release date May 24, 2017

Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925F Receiving May 2017 Security Updates to version G925FXXU5EQE7

Few days earlier, Samsung has started rolling out its May 2017 Security Updates for the Galaxy S6 SM-G920F and Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925F. Owners of the Galaxy S6 in United Kingdom has received an Over-The-Air update bumping the device OS to Android Nougat labeled as build version G920FXXU5EQE7. This time around we've also seen the rolling out of the Android Nougat for Galaxy S6 edge G925F that includes the 1 May 2017 Android security patch level.

UK's S6 edge has gotten an update dubbed as build version G925FXXU5EQE7. While in The Netherlands, we've also seen an update to version G925FXXU5EQE8.

Here's the details:
  • Device name: Galaxy S6 edge
  • Model number: SM-G925F
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: 1 May 2017
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU5EQCD
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10958180
  • Build number: NRD90M.G925FXXU5EQE7
  • AP: G925FXXU5EQE7
  • CP: G925FXXU5EQCD
  • CSC: G925FBTU5EQD2
  • Country: United Kingdom

Verizon Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Android 7.0 Nougat Updates [G920VVRS4DQD1 & G925VVRS4DQD1]

A week earlier Verizon has rolled out the Android 7.0 Nougat update on Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928V), this time around it has also begun sending out the said Nougat updates on Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V) and the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925V).

The Galaxy S6 bumped-up to Android 7.0 Nougat build version NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQD1 from Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29K.G920VVRS4CQA3 . While the Galaxy S6 edge on the other hand, also moved to Nougat version NRD90M.G925VVRS4DQD1 from Marshmallow version MMB29K.G920VVRS4CQA3.

The Android 7.0 Nougat basically brings some new stuff, including the  new battery managements that allows users to optimize the battery life performance. The Android 7.0 Nougat Multi-tasking function now also supports split screen view for all apps, and the updated keyboard with built-in language predictions.

Here are the technical details:

Verizon Galaxy S6 SM-G920V Android 7.0 Nougat Update G920VVRS4DQD1

  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920VVRS4DQD1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQD1
  • AP: G920VVRS4DQD1
  • CP: G920VVRS4DQD1
  • CSC: G920VVZW4DQD1

Verizon Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925V Android 7.0 Nougat Update G925VVRS4DQD1

  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G925VVRS4DQD1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: NRD90M.G925VVRS4DQD1
  • AP: G925VVRS4DQD1
  • CP: G925VVRS4DQD1
  • CSC: G925VVZW4DQD1

Aside from Android 7.0 Nougat goodies, both devices also received the April 1, 2017 Android security patch level.

Changelog details of the  Android 7.0 Nougat updates:
  1. Android 7.0 Nougat OS upgrade
  2. Samsung Cloud
  3. Samsung Pass
  4. Provides new UX and various performance modes
  5. Improved usability of the Notification feature and Quick settings button
  6. Improved usability of the Multi-window
  7. Improved setting menu and Always On Display
  8. Efficient space for installation of downloaded apps, improved speed of system upgrade and app installation

The roll out is still in phases and it will take into several days before it reaches in some areas. Some users may see get right on the spot, while others may not. Just make sure to keep on checking by hitting your device settings. From Home screen > Apps > About phone > Check for updates. You may also use the Software upgrade assistant.

If it just keeps saying like "Service unavailable software update is temporarily unavailable. Try again later" then you must wait until the OTA server is not overly saturated.

[Thank’s to Anne]

source: Verizon support pages [1] [2]

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.

US Factory Unlocked Galaxy S6 Updates to G920TUES5DQA1

If it happens that your one among the owners of the US factory unlocked unlocked or unbranded Galaxy S6 SM-G920T model, then you have to check for the new update. This update will bumped up the device Android OS to version G920TUES5DQA1 from previous released version G920TUES5DPL1. The update includes the new Android security updates to which caters the January 2017 security patches. It is just actually a minor OTA update that brings no any noticeable changes but will it enhanced the device security.

What’s New:

  • January 2017 Android Security Patch Update

OTA Update version G920TUVS5EQA2 details

DeviceGalaxy S6
Model numberSM-G920T
Android version6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch levelJanuary  1, 2017
Baseband versionG920TUES5DQA1
Kernel version3.10.61-7610624
Build numberMMB29K.G920TUES5DQA1

This update weighs-in at approximately 20 MB in size, and it is now live via Over-The-Air OTA update. So if you got this particular Galaxy S6 model which exactly the same as T-Mobile Galaxy S6,then you may fire up that update menu to grab it.

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 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 begin updating your Galaxy S6.

[Thank's to Tim]

Update version G920TUVS5EQA2, T-Mobile Galaxy S6 SM-G920T January 2017 Security Patch

For T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 owners you must check the new update version G920TUVS5EQA2. While for those who owns the Galaxy S6 edge you may also check the OTA update to version G925TUVS5EQA2.

According to T-Mobile, these updates will bring the new security patches for both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. It's basically contains the December and January security patches, since both devices hasn't received the December security patch last month.

What’s New:

  • January 2017 Android Security Patch Update

OTA Update version G920TUVS5EQA2 details


DeviceGalaxy S6
Model numberSM-G920T
Android version6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch levelJanuary  1, 2017
Baseband versionG920TUVS5EQA2
Kernel version3.10.61-9756325
Build numberMMB29K.G920TUVS5EQA2

The G920TUVS5EQA2 is just a small OTA update and only weighs at  23 MB. So if you’ve got a T-Mobile GS6, better fire-up that update menu to try and trigger the OTA. If it’s not showing up yet, just keep on eyeing out of it until you see the OTA notification message.

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 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 begin updating your Galaxy S6.

That’s it!

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 edge+ Update G928TUVS4DQA1 January Android Security Patch

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928T) has started receiving the OTA update dubbed as build version G928TUVS4DQA1. The update includes the new Android security updates to which now contains the January 2017 security patches for CVE and SVE. The package is considerably covered the December 2016 patches since the previous update build version G928TUVU4DPK6  was brought the November security package.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) and S6 edge (SM-G925T) might also get the same treatment very soon.  Noting that the two devices hasn't seen any updates since December.

So if you’ve got the T-Mobile Galaxy  S6 edge+,  you must check for updates right if you haven’t received the  notification message yet.

What’s New:

  • January 2017 Android Security Patch Update

Update version G928TUVS4DQA1

Android version6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch levelJanuary 1, 2017
Baseband versionG928TUVS4DQA1
Kernel version3.10.61-9831985
Build numberMMB29K.G928TUVS4DQA1

Previous Update:


Features:
  • Domestic data roaming improvements
  • DTMF fix
  • November Android Security Patch Update

Details:
  • Model number: SM-G928T
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G928TUVU4DPK6
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9831985
  • Build number: MMB29K.G928TUVU4DPK6

How to Update the 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.



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 edge+ 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 edge+ on your  computer using the supplied USB  cable.
  1. Open Smart Switch in your computer.
  2. Connect the Galaxy S6  edge+ 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 edge+ .