Sprint Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Updates to version G930PVPU4APL6 &G935PVPU4APL6

Sprint is simultaneously rolling out an OTA updates on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The updates is not the Android Nougat yet but still in Android Marshmallow based. While judging by its size, it seemingly not just a minor OTA update that brings the usual monthly security patches, but it will also definitely brings several improvements for the device. While according to Sprint, the update contains the December Android security patches but it also includes the network performance improvements and general bug fixes.

Furthermore, Sprint Galaxy S7 update came out build version G930PVPU4APL6. While the Galaxy S7 edge on the other hand received the build version G935PVPU4APL6. Both updates are now deployed via Over-The-Air OTA only and isn't released via Smart Switch yet.

What’s New?

  • Android Security Patches - December Security Maintenance Release
  • Network Performance Improvements
  • Bug Fixes

Sprint Galaxy S7 (SM-G930P) details :
Android version6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch levelDecember 1, 2016
Baseband versionG930PVPU4APL6
Kernel version3.18.20
Build numberMMB29M.G930PVPU4APL6

Sprint Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935P) details : 

Android version6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch levelDecember 1, 2016
Baseband versionG935PVPU4APL6
Kernel version3.18.20
Build numberMMB29M.G935PVPU4APL6

How to update the Sprint 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 Sprint 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.