O2 Galaxy S7 and S7 edge April 2017 Security Patch Updates Hitting in UK

If it happens that your in UK and you owned the O2 Galaxy S7 and or a Galaxy S7 edge, then you must be seeing an update on your smartphone.  The update will eventually brings the April 1, 2017 security patch level.  And your devices are the first ones who got this update anywhere in the world.

The update bumped up the O2 Galaxy S7 current Android 7.0 Nougat OS to version G930FXXU1DQD1. While the O2 Galaxy S7 edge on the other hand, moved to version G935FXXU1DQD1.

Here goes the update details released to the said smartphones.

What’s New in the Update?
  • Android Security Updates
  • General system improvements

Update version:

O2 Galaxy S7 Update version G930FXXU1DQD1

  • Model:  SM-G930F
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G930FXXU1DQD1
  • Kernel version: 3.18.31-11104523
  • Build number: NRD90M.G930FXXU1DQD1

O2 Galaxy S7 edge Update version G935FXXU1DQD1

  • Model:  SM-G935F
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G935FXXU1DQD1
  • Kernel version: 3.18.31-11104523
  • Build number: NRD90M.G935FXXU1DQD1

How to update a Galaxy S7 or a Galaxy S7 edge via Over-The-Air OTA

  • 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 or S7 edge Using 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 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 or 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.