Showing posts with label Security Patch Update. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Security Patch 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.

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

1 May 2017 Security Updates on Galaxy S6 G920F, Android Nougat version G920FXXU5EQE7

Yet another month and so does another Android security updates is heading its way on Galaxy S6 SM-G920F. This time around we've started seeing the rolling out the 1 May 2017 Android security updates in UK. The Android security updates usually happens in a monthly basis just to keep up the Android device safe from vulnerabilities. So here is a rundown of new updates heading its way on the international variants of the Galaxy S6, the SM-G920F models.

First on the spot, an update to version G920FXXU5EQE7 for the unbranded Galaxy S6 SM-G920F owners in United Kingdom. Noting that this is also the first official Android 7.0 Nougat updates released in the said region. So this is not just a usual security updates but it also brings the Android 7.0 Nougat goodies, as well as several system enhancements.

Update version G920FXXU5EQE7

  • Device name: Galaxy S6
  • Model number: SM-G920F
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: 1 May 2017
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU5EQCD
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10958180
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920FXXU5EQE7
  • AP: G920FXXU5EQE7
  • CP: G920FXXU5EQCD
  • CSC: G920FBTU5EQD2
  • Build type: unbranded
  • Region: Europe
  • Country: United Kingdom

T-Mobile Rolls Out Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ March 2017 Security Updates

T-Mobile Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ are getting the March 2017 Android security patch updates. These updates were still in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow base, and not the much awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update yet.

Speaking of the Android 7.0 Nougat updates, it seems like it might be delayed for a while until the Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch this month. So the rolling out might begin for next couple of months.

Anyways, here goes the update's details of the said devices.

What’s New in the Update?


  • March 2017 Android Security Patch Update

Galaxy S6 SM-G920T OTA Update version G920TUVU5EQC2


DeviceGalaxy S6 SM-G920T
Android version6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch levelMarch  1, 2017
Baseband versionG920TUVU5EQC2
Kernel version3.10.61-9756325
Build numberMMB29K.G920TUVU5EQC2

Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925T OTA Update version G925TUVU5EQC2



DeviceGalaxy S6 SM-G920T
Android version6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch levelMarch  1, 2017
Baseband versionG925TUVU5EQC2
Kernel version3.10.61-9756325
Build numberMMB29K.G925TUVU5EQC2

Galaxy S6 edge plus SM-G928T OTA Update version G928TUVU4DQC2


DeviceGalaxy S6 SM-G920T
Android version6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch levelJanuary  1, 2017
Baseband versionG928TUVU4DQC2
Kernel version3.10.61-9831985
Build numberMMB29K.G928TUVU4DQC2

All of these updates were rolled out in phases. If you haven't received the OTA notification message yet just keep on eyeing by navigating thru in your device settings. From Home screen > tap on Apps >  Settings > About device > Check for an Update.

Here’s how to do it:
  • From your Galaxy S6, S6 edge, or 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.

source: T-Mobile S6 edge+ support

Europe Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ December Android Security Updates

Samsung has rolled an update for the international Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F),  and Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) during the holiday season. While later this week  the Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928F) also receives the same treatment. These updates brings the December Android security patches for the said devices, to which also includes  the device stability improvements and to boost its performance.

Anyway, these updates are still in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow base, and it's not the Android Nougat updates we've been waiting for.  The Nougat update for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ might not arrive too early this year, just as long as we have to see it released on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge beforehand.

Here are the technical details of each updates:

What’s New in the Update?

  • December Android device security updates (details)
  • Optimize device performance
  • Resolved known issues, General bug-fixes

Technical Details:

Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) – Update version G920FXXU5DPL4

  • Model number: SM-G920F
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: 1 December2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU5DPL4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9408889
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU5DPL4

Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) – Update version G925FXXU5DPL4


  • Model number: SM-G925F
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: 1 December2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU5DPL4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9408889
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU5DPL4

Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928F) – Update version G928FXXS3BPL6

  • Model number: Sm-G928F
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: 1 December2016
  • Baseband version: G928FXXU3BPJ3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9408889
  • Build number: MMB29K.G928FXXS3BPL6

Again, the rolling out has already started in select countries and/or carrier specific devices,  but the rolling out will continue to other countries any time soon.

How to Update the Galaxy S6  to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow


  • Make sure to recharge your phone first.
  • Do not forget to backup all of the important data that were stored in the device memory.
  • Your Galaxy S6 must still run on the official software version and has not been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware.

Updating 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 removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Update the Galaxy S6 using  a Computer via 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.

Once the update is made, you may now check the technical details of the new update, from Home screen  simply touch the Settings gear icon and then tap About device.

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 edge updates to G920TUVU5EPK5, with November Android security patch rolling out

A new OTA update for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) and the S6 edge (SM-G925T) are about to roll out this week. This update will bump up the Galaxy S6 recent Android Marshmallow OS to build version G920TUVU5EPK5, While the Galaxy S6 edge will also moved to build version G920TUVU5EPK5.

However,  there are no available details we can provide for now, as T-Mo's support page hasn't refreshed at this time being.  But there is one thing for sure the latter was just like the previous release version. It is not the much awaited Android Nougat yet, but it's still in Android Marshmallow base.

Updated December 7, 2016: T-Mobile has made its announcement that update said update brings the Domestic data roaming improvements, and the November Android security patch update on both Galaxy S6 and S6 edge devices.

What's New:

  • Domestic data roaming improvements
  • November Android Security Patch Update

It is  basically the Android's security maintenance our devices has been receiving in a monthly basis.  The T-Mobile Galaxy S6 previous update has carried the July and August security patches,  so there was a gap for two months period, as October and September hadn't came out. So we consider that this update now contains the November Android security patches but also covers the other security patches that had been missed.

Galaxy S6 Update build version G920TUVU5EPK5


Android version6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch levelNovember 1, 2016
Baseband versionG920TUVU5EPK5
Kernel version3.10.61-9756325
Build numberMMB29K.G920TUVU5EPK5

Galaxy S6 edge Update build version G925TUVU5EPK5


Android version6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch levelNovember 1, 2016
Baseband versionG925TUVU5EPK5
Kernel version3.10.61-9756325
Build numberMMB29K.G925TUVU5EPK5

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.

Galaxy S6 edge G925I October Android device security patch updates in Australia, Asia, and Latin America

As we have already covered Galaxy S6 SM-G920I OTA updates the October Android device security patches for the past couple days, this time we are going to tackle down the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925I as well.

Now, the Galaxy S6 edge updates were significant to the flat Galaxy S6  but it has some slight differences hence both devices differs at its screen configuration.

These updates were landed either on both unlocked and carrier branded Galaxy S6 SM-G925I in various countries. Though there many different build version but it has one thing in common,  it brings the said October Android Security patch package.

So those whom looking for the updates for this month the following are the technical details of each specific updates that has been deployed via Over-The-Air OTA. This details can be viewed in the device, from Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > About device.

OTA Updates in Australia


Update build version G925IDVS3EPJ6Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPIA
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8829014
Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVS3EPJ6
Country/Carrier: Australia (SIM Free version)

Update build version G925IDVS3EPJ8

Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPJ8
Kernel version: 3.10.61-9101769
Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVS3EPJ8
Country/Carrier: Australia (Vodafone)

OTA Update in  India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka


Update build version G925IDVU3EPJHAndroid version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPK2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-9592162
Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVU3EPJH
Countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

Update build version G925IDVS3EPJ7Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPH4
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8981187
Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVS3EPJ7
Countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

Galaxy S6 SM-G925I Update in Singapore


Update build version G925IDVU3EPJEAndroid version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPJE
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8436188
Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVU3EPJE
Country/Carrier: Singapore (SIM-Free, Singtel, M1, Starhub)

OTA Update in Latin America


Update build version G925IDVS3EPJEAndroid version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPH3
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8492995
Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVS3EPJE
Country/Carrier: Argentina, Uruguay, Panama, Columbia, Bolivia, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, and more

Update build version G925IDVS3EPJDAndroid version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPI4
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8492995
Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVS3EPJD
Country/Carrier: Peru, Colombia (Claro, Movistar)

Update build version G925IDVS3EPJCAndroid version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPI7
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8455042
Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVS3EPJC
Country/Carrier: Nicaragua, Ecuador (Claro, Comcel)

Update build version G925IDVS3EPJAAndroid version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPIF
Kernel version: 3.10.61-9249427
Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVS3EPJ4
Country/Carrier: Brazil, Peru (Claro, Vivo)

Update build version G925IDVS3EPJ4Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPI7
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8332966
Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVS3EPJ4
Country/Carrier: Colombia, Paraguay, Panama (Claro, Comcel)

Update build version G925IDVS3EPJ3Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925IDVS3EPI5
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8013872
Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVS3EPJ3
Country/Carrier: Mexico, Peru, Chile (Movistar)

Galaxy S6 SM-G925I Update in Middle East


Update build version G925IDVS3EPJGAndroid version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPI9
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8324534
Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVS3EPJG
Country: KSA

That’s all for now folks!  The next updates will posses the November Android Security Patches. Who knows it might come in Android Nougat package. So until then, just make sure to keep your device updated to the latest Android OS updates.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I October Android Device Security Patch Update Roundup [G920IDVS3EPJ6]

The October Android devices security patch update for the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ (plus) has been released in different region across the globe. As we've  been tracking down each specific releases in every region across the world to this month updates. this time we are going to cover the Galaxy S6 SM-G920I specific models. So here is the rundown of all updates we've been collected for Galaxy S6 SM-G920I in Australia, including Asia,  Middle East, and Latin America.

The following are the technical details of each specific updates in each countries or by region, and the carrier provider itself. This details can be viewed in the device, from Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > About device.


Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Update in Australia


Update build version G920IDVS3EPJ6


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPIA
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8829014
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJ6
Country/Carrier: Australia (SIM Free version)

Update build version G920IDVS3EPJ8


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPJ8
Kernel version: 3.10.61-9101769
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJ8
Country/Carrier: Australia (Vodafone)

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Update in  India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka

Update build version G920IDVU3EPJH


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPK2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-9592162
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVU3EPJH
Countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

Update build version G920IDVS3EPJ7


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPH4
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8981187
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJ7
Countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Update in Singapore

Update build version G920IDVU3EPJE

Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPJE
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8436188
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVU3EPJE
Country/Carrier: Singapore (SIM-Free, Singtel, M1, Starhub)

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Update in Middle East


Update build version G920IDVS3EPJG


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPI9
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8324534
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJG
Country: KSA

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Update in Latin America


Update build version G920IDVS3EPJE


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPH3
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8492995
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJE
Country/Carrier: Argentina, Uruguay, Panama, Columbia, Bolivia, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, and more

Update build version G920IDVS3EPJD


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPI4
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8492995
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJD
Country/Carrier: Peru, Colombia (Claro, Movistar)

Update build version G920IDVS3EPJC

Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPI7
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8455042
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJC
Country/Carrier: Nicaragua, Ecuador (Claro, Comcel)

Update build version G920IDVS3EPJA

Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPIF
Kernel version: 3.10.61-9249427
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJ4
Country/Carrier: Brazil, Peru (Claro, Vivo)

Update build version G920IDVS3EPJ4

Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPI7
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8332966
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJ4
Country/Carrier: Colombia, Paraguay, Panama (Claro, Comcel)

Update build version G920IDVS3EPJ3


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVS3EPI5
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8013872
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJ3
Country/Carrier: Mexico, Peru, Chile (Movistar)

These updates were landed either on both unlocked and carrier branded Galaxy S6 SM-G920I in various countries in the Latin America region. Though there many different build version but it has one thing in common, that's the said October Android Security patches.

That's all for now folks!  The next updates will posses the November Android Security Patches. Who knows it might come in Android Nougat package. So until then, just make sure to keep your device updated to the latest Android OS updates.

November Android Security Updates for Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge has started on international models

Hence the Android security maintenance updates is released by Samsung and Google itself  in a monthly basis.  This time we have seen an unexpected early roll out of the November Security patches for Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) & Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) models in select countries.

This update is still base in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, and there's no official Android 7.0 Nougat update ever hit on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 so far.  The update has seen available in Russia at this time being, but might as well be push to the rest of Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge users around the world.

Below are the details of each release build version that contains the said November Android Device Security Patches. I will just update this post if and when there new other build version that posses the same feature to the latter.

 Galaxy S6 SM-G920FGalaxy S6 edge SM-G925F
 Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPJC
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8821257
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPJN
Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925FXXU4DPJC
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8821257
Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU4DPJN

To those who might wonder what are these Android Security Patch is all about, the November Android security package contains 66 Google and 14 Samsung patches for Android vulnerabilities, according to Samsung mobile security bulletin.



"Along with Google patches, Samsung Mobile provides 14 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items described below, in order to improve our customer’s confidence on security of Samsung Mobile devices¹.
Some of the SVE items may not be included in this package, in case these items were already included in a previous maintenance release."

Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925F October Android Device Security Patch Update Roundup

While international models Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge receives an updates at the same time. As we have already covered the Galaxy S6 October Android security patch updates, this time will be rounding up all of the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925F) October Android Security patch updates in various countries, and mobile network operators.

Even though it comes with different build version, these update were similar to each other.  It does not bring any features, but only brings the said October Android Security Patches.

The following details can be viewed in the device, from Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > About device.



Europe’s Galaxy S6 SM-G925F Factory Unlocked version Updates :


Update build version G925FXXS4DPJ5


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925FXXU4DPIO
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8826787
Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXS4DPJ5
Countries / Region: Germany

Update build version G925FXXS4DPJ2


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925FXXS4DPIJ
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8826787
Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXS4DPJ2
Countries / Region: Europe

Update build version G925FXXU4DPJH


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925FXXU4DPIL
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8821257
Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU4DPJH
Countries / Region: The Netherlands


Update build version G925FXXU4DPJC


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925FXXU4DPJC
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8826787
Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU4DPJC
Countries / Region: Europe


Europe’s Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925F Carrier branded Updates :


Update build version G925FXXU4DPJG


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925FXXU4DPIT
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8734643
Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU4DPJG
Carrier: Vodafone Europe

Update build version G925FXXU4DPJK


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925FXXU4DPIN
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-9308498
Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU4DPJK
Carrier: 3 UK

Update build version G925FXXU4DPJD


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925FXXU4DPJD
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-9408889
Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU4DPJD
Carrier: T-Mobile Europe, Cosmote

Update build version G925FXXU4DPJ8


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925FXXS4DPHP
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8821257
Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU4DPJ8
Carrier: O2 UK , O2 Germany,  Movistar Spain

Update build version G925FXXU4DPJ4


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925FXXU4DPIN
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-9308498
Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU4DPJ4
Carrier: 3 Italy, Tre Sweden

Middle East and Africa’s Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925F Updates :


Update build version G925FXXS4DPJ4


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925FXXS4DPI1
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-7169835
Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXS4DPJ4
Countries / Region: Middle East, Africa

Update build version G925FXXS4DPJ3


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925FXXS4DPI1
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8007686
Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXS4DPJ3
Countries / Region: United Arab Emirates

Update build version G925FXXU4DPJB


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925FXXU4DPHH
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8558601
Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU4DPJB
Countries / Region: South Africa

Update build version G925FXXU4DPJA


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPGW
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8826787
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPJA
Countries / Region: South Africa

Southeast Asia Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925F Updates :


Update build version G925FXXS4DPJL


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925FXXU4DPIS
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8326249
Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXS4DPJL
Region: SEA

Again, each update is part of the monthly security maintenance provided by Google and Samsung. The next updates will posses the November Android Security Patches and will be release anytime soon.

There you have it folks! Just let us know if you’re Galaxy S6 edge already got one of those updates.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920F October Android Device Security Patch Update Roundup

The Galaxy S6 SM-G920F has gotten its security maintenance updates in monthly basis. This time we have seen the released of the October Android device security patch update in various countries. These updates are still base in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.  Though the Android 7.0 Nougat beta program has already begun on Galaxy S7 there is no doubt that the  Galaxy S6 might also follow until the final release build goes around.

Below are the technical details of each specific updates in each countries or by region, and carrier providers. This details can be viewed in the device, from Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > About device.


Europe's Galaxy S6 SM-G920F Factory Unlocked version Updates


Update build version G920FXXS4DPJ2


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPIJ
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8826787
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPJ2
Countries / Region: Europe

Update build version G920FXXS4DPJ5


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIO
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8826787
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPJ5
Countries / Region: Germany

Update build version G920FXXU4DPJC


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPJC
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8826787
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPJC
Countries / Region: Europe

Update build version G920FXXU4DPJH


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIL
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8821257
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPJH
Countries / Region: The Netherlands

Europe's Galaxy S6 SM-G920F Carrier branded Updates


Update build version G920FXXU4DPJG


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIT
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8734643
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPJG
Carrier: Vodafone Europe

Update build version G920FXXU4DPJK


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIN
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-9308498
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPJK
Carrier: 3 UK

Update build version G920FXXU4DPJD


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPJD
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-9408889
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPJD
Carrier: T-Mobile Europe, Cosmote

Update build version G920FXXU4DPJ8


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPHP
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8821257
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPJ8
Carrier: O2 UK , O2 Germany,  Movistar Spain

Update build version G920FXXU4DPJ4


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIN
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-9308498
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPJ4
Carrier: Tre Sweden

Middle East and Africa's Galaxy S6 SM-G920F Updates

Update build version G920FXXS4DPJ4


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPI1
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-7169835
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPJ4
Countries / Region: Middle East, Africa

Update build version G920FXXS4DPJ3


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPI1
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8007686
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPJ3
Countries / Region: United Arab Emirates

Update build version G920FXXU4DPJB


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPHH
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8558601
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPJB
Countries / Region: South Africa

Update build version G920FXXU4DPJA


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPGW
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8826787
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPJA
Countries / Region: South Africa

Southeast Asia Galaxy S6 SM-G920F Updates

Update build version G920FXXS4DPJL

Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIS
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8326249
Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPJL
Region: SEA

Most of these update were similar to each other. Even though it comes with different build version it will only brings the said October Android Security Patches. The next updates will posses the November Android Security Patches, but then again, it is still part of the monthly security maintenance provided by Google and Samsung.

There you have it folks! Just let us know if you're Galaxy S6 already got one of those updates.

Sprint Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Android Security Update, October Patches (G920PVPS4CPJ1 & G925PVPS4CPJ1)

Sprint  has pushed an OTA update for Galaxy S6 (SM-G920P) and the Galaxy S6 edge (SM G925P), bringing the new Android security Patch for the month of October. The update came out as build version G920PVPS4CPJ1 (for the Galaxy S6) and build G925PVPS4CPJ1 (for the Galaxy S6 edge). Both updates are still base in Android 6.0 Marshmallow and not the much awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update.  The released  were still part of the monthly security maintenance that fixes the recent Android vulnerabilities.

What’s New : 


October Android Security Patches

The October Android security packaged will address around  68 Android Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and 7 Samsung security patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), according to Android Security Bulletin.  But then again, there are no exploitation or abuse has been reported of these vulnerabilities.


Technical details:

Sprint Galaxy S6  SM-G920P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920PVPS4CPJ1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8847946
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920PVPS4CPJ1

Sprint Galaxy S6  SM-G925P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925PVPS4CPJ1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8847946
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925PVPS4CPJ1

The update is officially live via Over-The-Air (OTA) and it weighs at approximately 50 MB in file size.  The rolling out usually takes into several days, so better check the update manually by going to Settings > About device > Software Update > Check for updates, if you haven’t prompted the availability of the this update yet. You must also ensure that your phone has not been rooted or otherwise the update may fail and you may not successfully get the update.

How to Update the 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.

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 start the update.

[Thanks’ to Lauren]

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge+ Getting September Security Patch Update G928TUVS4DPH2

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928T)  is getting the Android security patch for that covers the September fixes. This is the earliest September Security Patch update we've got so far among all of the rest the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and S6 edge+ variants not only in the United States but all over the world.  Noting that T-Mobile Galaxy S6 edge+ skipped the August Security patch update last month, so this security maintenance release covers both August and September patches.

The Over-The-Air OTA update came out as build version G928TUVS4DPH2 and weighs at only 77 MB in size.

Technical Details: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update Firmware build G928TUVS4DPH2


  • Device: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
  • Model number: SM-G928T
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G928TUVS4DPH2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8479853
  • Build number: MMB29K.G928TUVS4DPH2
  • AP: G928TUVS4DPH2
  • CSC: G925TTMB4DPH2
  • CP: G928TUVS4DPH2

Main Improvements:
  • August and September security maintenance release


So those who did not received the update’s notification message yet, you folks might better check the update manually either via Over-The Air update and or thru Samsung Smart Switch for PC.

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+ .