Sprint Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is getting SMS over WiFi and August/September Security Patch Update [G930PVPU2APH7]

Sprint has rolled out a security patch update for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to which covers the month of August and September 2016 fixes.  The update will bring the Touch improvements, as well as it also enable the Short Message Service (SMS) over WiFi, and it has several fixes including the Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi), Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) and the Additional SOS message issues. It also includes the Battery draining problem when the phone is use in China. The update has bumped up to build version G930PVPU2APH7 (for Galaxy S7) and G935PVPU2APH7 (for Galaxy S7 edge) from the previous version G930PVPS2APG1 and G935PVPS2APG1.

What’s New in VPU2APH7 update:
  • August 2016 Android Security Patches
  • Improved Touch
  • SMS over WiFi
  • Additional SOS message fixes
  • VoWiFi fixes
  • RSSI fix
  • Battery drain issue in China

What are the Technical details:

Sprint Galaxy S7 (SM-G930P)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G930PVPU2APH7
  • Kernel version: 3.18.20-9053331
  • Build number: MMB29M.G930PVPU2APH7

Sprint Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935P)
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G935PVPU2APH7
  • Kernel version: 3.18.20-9053331
  • Build number: MMB29M.G935PVPU2APH7

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.

[Thanks to Billy]