Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 edge July Security Patch Update (VRS2APF2)

Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 edge yet received another OTA update earlier today. According to the big red's released notes, the update will bring the new Android security patches that covers its fixes for the month of July. This release is part of the monthly Security Maintenance Release (SMR) process. The patch will address more than 40 security vulnerabilities, including the vulnerability in audio service, a remote code execution that could affect device through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files. But yet there are no exploitation of the said vulnerabilities has yet been reported, according to an Android security bulletin.

The update came out as build version MMB29M.G930VVRS2APF2 on Verizon Galaxy S7 (SM-G930V), while the Verizon Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935V) got the build version MMB29M.G935VVRS2APF2.

What's New in VRS2APF2 Update:
  • June Android Security patch update

What are the Technical details:

Verizon Galaxy S7 (SM-G930V)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G930VVRS2APF2
  • Kernel version: 3.18.20
  • Build number: MMB29M.G930VVRS2APF2

Verizon Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935V)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G935VVRS2APF2
  • Kernel version: 3.18.20
  • Build number: MMB29M.G935VVRS2APF2

The update is released in stages, but the rolls out might run into several days before it covers all Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users in the United States. You can manually check it out via Wi-Fi and Over-The-Air  OTA update and or by using the Verizon’s software upgrade assistant itself.

How to update the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge via Over-The-Air:

Before you download:
  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network first, or make sure it has a strong Wireless network connection.  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.
  • 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.

Source: Verizon