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

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 SM-G920F September Security Patch Updates (G920FXXS4DPIJ)

Since the Android 7.0 Nougat updates is just right behind the corner and are about to arrive on the Galaxy S6, but yet the security patch updates has been continuously rolled in a  monthly basis. In recent updates we have seen several build version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow has been released on the Galaxy S6 all over the world.

This update brings nothing more changes nor any new features, but rather then the recent Android Security Patch to which covers the month of September. Furthermore, this updates were just a minor Over-The-Air update but yet again it has a vital importance against the recently found Android vulnerabilities.

So those who already receive nor still awaiting the new security patch updates, below are the technical details of each specific build version released in various countries and carrier providers.

This details can be found in your Galaxy S6 settings. You can simply navigate from your device Home screen > Apps > Settings > About Device.


Europe's Factory Unlocked Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) Updates


Update version G920FXXS4DPIJ


  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPIA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8821257
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIJ

Countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania, Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Russian Federation, Ukraine Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Baltic States, and Southeast Europe countries.

Update version G920FXXU4DPIO


  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIO
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8826787
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPIO

Country: Germany

Update version G920FXXU4DPIH


  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIM
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8826787
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPIH

Countries: Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland

Update version G920FXXU4DPIL

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIL
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8826787
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPIL

Countries: Switzerland, The Netherlands

Europe's Carrier Locked / Branded Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F)

Update version G920FXXS4DPIB

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPHP
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8821257
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIB

Carriers: O2 ,  and Movistar
Countries: Germany, United Kingdom, Spain

Update version G920FXXU4DPIL


  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIL
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8821257
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU4DPIL

Carriers: TIM
Countries: Italy

Update version G920FXXS4DPIP

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIL
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8125258
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIP

Carriers: T-Mobile, Cosmote, Telekom
Countries: Austria, Germany,  Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, The Netherlands,  Czech Republic, Romania, and Greece.

Update version G920FXXS4DPIQ

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPI3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8598730
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIQ

Carriers: T-Mobile
Countries: Germany

Update version G920FXXS4DPIR


  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPIF
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8734643
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIR

Carriers: Swisscom
Countries: Switzerland

Update version G920FXXS4DPIU

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPIF
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8734643
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIU

Carriers: Orange
Countries: Poland, Romania, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Moldova, and Slovakia

Africa, and Middle East Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) Updates

Update version G920FXXS4DPIK

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8007686
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIK

Countries: United Arab Emirates

Update version G920FXXS4DPI4

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS4DPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7169835
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPI4

Countries: Most of Africa and Middle East countries

Southeast Asia Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) Updates

Update version G920FXXS4DPIS

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU4DPIS
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8326249
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS4DPIS

Countries: Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei

There you have it! Just let us know if your Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) has yet receive or haven't gotten one of those said updates.

Verizon Galaxy S6 G920VVRS4CPI2, S6 edge G925VVRS4CPI2 update, brings September security patches

Verizon Galaxy S6 and S6 edge has yet receive another Security Patch updates to which now covers the month of September.  The Galaxy S6 has bumped up its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS from  build version G920VVRU4CPH1 to G920VVRS4CPI2. While on the other hand, the Galaxy S6 Edge has also moved from  build version G925VVRU4CPH1 to G925VVRS4CPI2. The update does not include any additional features but has brought some significant changes to the device performance.

What’s New in the Update?

  • Android device security updates – September Security Patches

Technical Details:

Verizon Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920VVRS4CPI2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920VVRS4CPI2
Verizon Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925V)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925VVRS4CPI2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925VVRS4CPI2
The update only weighs at around 50 MB in size if you’ll update your device from VRU4CPH1 to VRS4CPI2. This might be one of the smallest Over-The-Air OTA update your device has ever receive.


Previous version of the Galaxy S6:
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920VVRU4CPH1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920VVRU4CPH1

Previous version of the Galaxy S6 edge:
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925VVRU4CPH1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925VVRU4CPH1

Features:
  • Fewer dropped Wi-Fi voice calls
  • Video calls using a cellular network will start with a pop-up reminder that you'll be using data
  • Ensures you can only make HD Voice Calls when connected to the 4G LTE network
  • Improvements to HD Voice Call volume
  • You can now register for Voice over Wi-Fi calling when roaming

How to Update Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 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.

How to Update Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Edge Using Verizon Software Upgrade Assistant


You may download and install the Software Upgrade Assistant  at Verizon support page if you haven't installed it yet in your computer.
verizon-galaxy-s6-edge-software-upgrade-assistant
  1. Launch  Software Upgrade Assistant.
  2. Connect your device to the PC using the supplied USB cable.
  3. You may need to manually open the "USB computer connection" and select "Transferring media files/ File transfer".
  4. Select the Samsung device.
  5. Click Upgrade.
  6. When  the software upgrade process completed you may then close the program and disconnect your device.

[Thank's to Gretchen]

AT&T Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Update (G920AUCS5DPI1, G925AUCS5DPI1) September Android Security Patch

AT&T is sending out an OTA update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to which brings the Android device security updates. It's basically the new security patches for Android vulnerabilities for the month of September. A weeks ago AT&T has released the Wi-Fi Calling and Advanced Messaging support for their Galaxy S6,  Galaxy S6 edge, and S6 edge plus line up, but it was only includes the August Security patch updates. So this time around it'll gonna cover the month of September fixes, and there are no any new additional features along with it.

Moreover, the September security patch addresses around 66 Android's Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and 9 patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), according to Android security bulletin.

What's New in Galaxy S6 update version G920AUCS5DPI1 and  Galaxy S6 edge update version G925AUCS5DPI1?

  • Android device security updates - September Security Patches

Technical Details:


AT&T Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920AUCS5DPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614 dpi@SWDD6919
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920AUCS5DPI1

AT&T Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925A)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925AUCS5DPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614 dpi@SWDD6919
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925AUCS5DPI1


The update only weighs at 17 MB in size if you'll update your device from UCU4DPH5 to UCS5DPI1. This might be one of the smallest Over-The-Air OTA update your device has ever receive.

Previous version of the Galaxy S6:
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920AUCU4DPH5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614 dpi@SWHC3610 KST 2016
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920AUCU4DPH5

Previous version of the Galaxy S6 edge:
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925AUCU4DPH5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614 dpi@SWHC3610 KST 2016
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925AUCU4DPH5

Features:

- Wi-Fi Calling
- Advanced Messaging
- August Security Patch

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 Jennifer]

Sprint Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Update version [G920PVPS4CPI3,G925PVPS4CPI3], September Security Patches

Sprint is also rolling out the September security patch for their Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge line-up. The update to which comes as build version G920PVPS4CPI3 for the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920P) and G925PVPS4CPI3 for the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925P). The update does not bring any new features to the current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow as it is just a part of the monthly security maintenance releases. So there is not much more to tell about it as it only applies the new security patch for the month of September. Though it might have include some enhancements and system improvements but it wasn't mentioned in the released keynotes.

Additionally,  you might have noticed that Sprint has released two updates within this month. Actually, the previous released was the August Security Patches while this update is the September Security Patch that has released much earlier than as we expected.

What’s New in Update version G920PVPS4CPI3 and G925PVPS4CPI3?


– September Security Patch


The September security packaged contains Google’s  security patches to address around 66 Android Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and 9 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: G920PVPS4CPI3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8847946
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920PVPS4CPI3

Sprint Galaxy S6  SM-G925P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925PVPS4CPI3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8847946
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925PVPS4CPI3

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.



Previous version:

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920PVPU3CPG3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7280193
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920PVPU3CPG3

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925PVPU3CPG3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7280193
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925PVPU3CPG3


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 Mickey]

US Unlocked Galaxy S6 G920TUES5DPI2 September Security Patch Update

The US Unlock Galaxy S6 is getting the new OTA update that brings its Android Marshmallow OS to build version G920TUES5DPI2 from G920TUES4DPH2. The update basically brings the new Android Security Patch to which now covers the month of September fixes. However,  the changelog does not mentioned any additional key features but there might also some minimal system improvements and general bug-fixes along with it. This update is now the 5th Android  6.0.1 Marshmallow released for the Unlock Galaxy S6 in the United States alone.

What's New in Update version G920TUES5DPI2?


- September Security Patch


The September security packaged contains Google's  security patches to address around 66 Android Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and 9 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:

US Factory Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6  SM-G920T
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920TUES5DPI2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7610624
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920TUES5DPI2


The G920TUES5DPI2 Over-The-Air OTA update weighs at around 50MB in size if your Galaxy S6 runs in previous version G920TUES4DPH2.  While those who prepares Samsung Smart Switch for PC it could be around a hefty 1.8 GB in file size.

Previous version:
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920TUES4DPH2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7610624
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920TUES4DPH2

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 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 Sarah]