G935PVPU4APL6 Sprint edge Galaxy S7 Battery Life, LTE, WiFi and Hotspot Improvements

Sprint Galaxy S7 edge is getting this month's Android security updates. An update to build version G935PVPU4APL6 is officially rolling out via Over-The-Air and thru Kies or Smart Switch. The update basically contains the December 2016 Android security patches, but it also includes several bug-fixes, enhancements for LTE, WiFi and Hotspot stability and further improvements to performance such as battery life.

The G935PVPU4APL6 is prior to last months G935PVPS4APK1 released, to which has also been covered the month of November 2016. This is basically happening once in every month since Google and Samsung has been rolling out the monthly Security Maintenance Release (SMR) for Android devices.

Here are the technical details of the said update version G935PVPU4APL6.

Sprint Galaxy S7 edge SM-G935P Update version G935PVPU4APL6

What’s new:

  • Improved LTE performance
  • Improved WiFI stability
  • Improved Hotspot stability 
  • Applies the December Android security patches

Build version details:

  • Model number: SM-G935P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G935PVPU4APL6
  • Kernel version: 3.18.31-9978521
  • Build number: MMB29M.G935PVPU4APL6
  • AP: G935PVPU4APL6
  • CP: G935PVPU4APL6
  • CSC: G935PSPT4APL6
  • Release date: January 16, 2017

Previous update:

  • Model number: SM-G935P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G935PVPU4APL6
  • Kernel version: 3.18.31-9507190
  • Build number: MMB29M.G935PVPS4APK1
  • AP: G935PVPS4APK1
  • CP: G935PVPU4APK1
  • CSC: G935PSPT4APK1
  • Release date: November 28, 2016

So those who owns the Sprint edge Galaxy S7 (SM-G935P) and haven't receive the update's notification message yet, you folks might check the update right now. The G935PVPU4APL6 OTA update weighs at a hefty file size of around 500 MB to download.

How to update Galaxy 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 device > 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 Galaxy S7 Edge via Kies/Smart Switch for PC

The second method is a firmware update through Kies or Samsung Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to Samsung support page to where you can download the Kies or Smart Switch for PC, and then install it in your PC or Mac computer. Once you installed the Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Galaxy S7 edge into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.
  1. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
  3. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
  4. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
  5. If a software update is available for your device, Smart Switch will automatically prompt you to update. At any time, you can click Update.
  6. Click Update to begin downloading the necessary files.
  7. Click OK to proceed.Your device may turn off and on a few times during the update process. Once complete the device will return to the Home screen.