US Unlocked Galaxy S7 & S7 edge August Security Patch Update (UEU2APG9)

The unlocked version of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will get an OTA update that brings the August security patches. You might have been noticed that this particular variant has not been receiving the monthly security maintenance release for about two months. The last security patch level of the two devices was on May 1, 2016, so this update will technically covers June, July and August security fixes. Aside from. This is only a minor update and you may not noticed any new changes or features but it deals with the device security to which is far more important for the users protection from malicious applications. The August security patches delivers at around 50 Google patches and provides 8 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures, according to Android Security Bulletin.

The update is dubbed as build version number MMB29M.G930UUEU2APG9 for the Galaxy S7 (SM-G930U), and build version MMB29M.G935UUEU2APG9 for the the Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935U). This update is deployed on all unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in the United States, either the device is using Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, T-Mobile, AT&T, Tracfone, Metro PCS, and Cricket SIM card.

What's New in UEU2APG9 Update:

  • August Security patch update
  • Bug fixes
What are the Technical details:

Galaxy S7 SM-G930U
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G930UUEU2APG9
  • Kernel version: 3.18.20-8421152
  • Build number: MMB29M.G930UUEU2APG9

Galaxy S7 edge SM-G935U
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G935UUEU2APG9
  • Kernel version: 3.18.20-8421152
  • Build number: MMB29M.G935UUEU2APG9

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.