US Unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge New Updates to G930UUEU4APL2 & G935UUEU4APL4

Samsung is rolling out new updates on the US factory version of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The update is not the Android Nougat update yet that we've been waiting for but still it came out as Android Marshmallow. The update is said to bring the December Android security patches and there is nothing any new features surrounds it.  But it also came along with some improvements in UI and the device general performance.

This update were released to all unlocked version of Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930U and the Galaxy S7 edge SM-G935U across the United States, whether its using Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, T-Mobile, AT&T, Tracfone, Metro PCS, and Cricket SIM card.

The technical details are as follows :

What’s New?

  • December Android Security patches
  • Device stability and performance enhancements, and general bug fixes.

US factory unlocked  Galaxy S7 (SM-G930U) details :

Android version6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch levelDecember 1, 2016
Baseband versionG930UUEU4APL2
Kernel version3.18.20-9049622
Build numberMMB29M.G930UUEU4APL2

US factory unlocked Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935U) details : 

Android version6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch levelDecember 1, 2016
Baseband versionG935UUEU4APL4
Kernel version3.18.20-9978521
Build numberMMB29M.G935UUEU4APL4

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, Galaxy S7 edge stock firmware as your phone 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.