Telus, Bell, Rogers Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Receives Improved Wi-FiCalling and July Security Patch Update (VLU1APG1)

All major and minor Canadian carriers Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge has started receiving the Android Security patch update for July.  The update also includes the Wi-Fi calling improvements, and resolves several bug fixes. Noting that there were some downside have been found in April's released. The previous update had been reportedly causing battery draining problem. So hope's this update would come out flawlessly and without any glitches.

Telus was the first carrier to released the said update, then followed by Rogers, Bell, and the rest of Canadian carriers, including Wind, Koodo, Fido, Videotron, Eastlink, and Virgin-Mobile to their own Galaxy S7 and S7 edge lineup. The Factory unlocked version of Canada's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge also get the same treatment. The update weighs at approximately 260MB in size and came out as build version MMB29M.G930W8VLU1APG1 for the Galaxy S7 and MMB29M.G935W8VLU1APG1 for the Galaxy S7 edge devices.

What New in July's update:

  • Wi-Fi calling improvements.
  • Android Security Patch Update

What are the Technical details:

Galaxy S7 (SM-G930W8)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G930W8VLU1APG1
  • Kernel version: 3.18.20-8421152
  • Build number: MMB29M.G930W8VLU1APG1

Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935W8)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G935W8VLU1APG1
  • Kernel version: 3.18.20-8421152
  • Build number: MMB29M.G935W8VLU1APG1

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, 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.