Showing posts with label Galaxy S6edge plus Firmware updates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Galaxy S6edge plus Firmware updates. Show all posts

Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ February to March 2018 Updates

Samsung and Google has been continuously deploying the monthly Android security patch updates for the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and the S6 edge+ Plus. Yup, this device is still rocking even though it's already gotten its  three successors, the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, and the latest Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S9 edge. The recent updates did not just tightened the device security but it also includes the BlueBorne fix, KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability fix, and the Meltdown and Spectre Migration Patches. While some specific devices also receives several improvements such as the Support for new Mobile Hotspot APN, and Network performance improvements.

In this post, we are going to take a look back each Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ Plus specific devices recent updates from February to March 2018.  Just make sure your devices are fully updated to get the full benefits  and greater experience of what does it brings.

T-Mobile Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 edge+ Receiving January 1st 2018 Security Updates

T-Mobile has started rolling out a new firmware update to their Galaxy S6, Galaxy  S6 Edge, and  Galaxy S6 edge+ users. The update is said to bring the monthly Android security maintenance of which now covers the January 1st 2018 security patches.  Aside form Google and Samsung  security updates, it also includes a minor bug fixes and other system improvements. Each update ere dubbed as release build G928TUVS5ERA1 for the Galaxy S6 Edge plus, G925TUVS6FRA3 for the Galaxy S6 edge, and  G920TUVS6FRA3  for the standard Galaxy S6.

Here are the technical details:

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.

Blueborne Security Patch Updates Hitting Verizon Galaxy S6, S6edge, and S6 edge Plus

Verizon has recently released an update for Galaxy S6, S6edge, and S6 edge Plus dubbed as Blueborne Security Patch.

The Galaxy S6 bumps up to version NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQI1, while the Galaxy S6 edge will also move to version NRD90M.G925VVRS4DQI1, and the Galaxy S6 edge+ (Plus) to version NRD90M.G928VVRS3CQI2.

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.

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.

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.