Sprint Galaxy S7 and S7 edge July Security Patch Update (VPS2APG1)

The July security patch update is now heading its way to Sprint Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users in the United States. As it is briefly noted, the update brings nothing more any new features but mainly the said Android security patches only. This released will address more than 40 Android security vulnerabilities, including the vulnerability in audio service, according to an Android security bulletin. But there are no exploitation of the said vulnerabilities has yet been reported, the bulletin said.

The update weighs at 47 MB in size and the rolling out starts from July 21 and will be completed by August 5, 2016. It will arrive as build version MMB29M.G930PVPS2APG1 for the Galaxy S7, and MMB29M.G935PVPS2APG1 on Galaxy S7 edge.

What's New in VPS2APG1 update:
  • July Android Security Patch

What are the Technical details:

Sprint Galaxy S7 (SM-G930P)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G930PVPS2APG1
  • Kernel version: 3.18.20-8196840
  • Build number: MMB29M.G930PVPS2APG1

Sprint Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935P)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G935PVPS2APG1
  • Kernel version: 3.18.20-8196840
  • Build number: MMB29M.G935PVPS2APG1

How to update the Galaxy S7 and S7 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.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key > Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for Updates.
  2. 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 update.
  3. The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.
  4. You’ve successfully updated your software.

How to Update the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Thru Smart Switch?

The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download the Smart Switch from there, and install it in your PCs or Mac computer. Once you installed the Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

For those who have a rooted Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, you folks might need to download the stock firmware itself – Galaxy S7 Firmware and  Galaxy S7 edge Firmware as you may no longer get the Over The air update as long as your device has been rooted or modified .  This process will completely unroot and remove any modification in your Galaxy S7 and S7 edge phone and restores it back to its official or factory default firmware.

Source: Sprint