Showing posts with label Galaxy S7 edge OTA Updates. Show all posts
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April 2018 Android Security Updates for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Here comes April 2018 Android Security Updates for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices across the world. These updates are all still based in Android 7.0 Nougat as the Android Oreo updates are nearly approaching this coming June.

Again, these updates will only add-up the April 2018 Android Security Paches and there is nothing more to expect for but might also includes various bug fixes.

You may check out the following table below according to your device model number and or carrier providers. Noting that each variants will get an update in phases, so be patient as you will get your update sooner.

United States Carriers Including the Factory unlocked variant: 

Carrier Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7 Edge
T-Mobile G930TUVU4CRF1  G935TUVU4CRF1 
Sprint G930PVPU4BQD2 G935PVPU4BQD2
Verizon G930VVRS4BRC3 G935VVRS4BRC3
US Unlocked G935UUEU4BRD1 G935UUEU4BRD1

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Meltdown and Spectre Migration Patches with March 2018 Android Security Updates

Here comes another round of updates for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge within this month of March 2018. Unlike any previous released, these updates deals the Meltdown Spectre and Migration Patches, while also bumping up the devices Android Security Patch level to March 1, 2018. In short, these updates brings fixes for Android OS vulnerabilities, and it does not bring any further changes to its features and other application.

So here goes  the updates for each Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S& edge variants.  Just make sure your precious Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge should received these important treatment to deal with this two huge security issues in the form of Meltdown and Spectre.

2018 January Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Updates includes Meltdown and Spectre migration patches

Here are the updates hitting the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge that brings up the Android security updates for January 2018. But nevertheless, these updates also includes the latest "Meltdown" and "Spectre" migration patches. The said fixes is about the recently found  critical vulnerabilities in modern processors in computers including the mobile phones.
Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware vulnerabilities allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs. This might include your passwords stored in a password manager or browser, your personal photos, emails, instant messages and even business-critical documents.

November 2017 Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge Updates aka The KRACK Exploit Fix

Last month the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge received the  "BlueBorne" fix, the Bluetooth vulnerability security patches. This time around another round of updates hitting each devices that does not only bringing the monthly security updates, but it also includes "KRACK" exploit fix.  Whatever that is, it simply means as the Wi-FI vulnerability patches.

KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack) is a severe replay attack on the Wi-Fi Protected Access protocol that secures Wi-Fi connections. It was discovered in 2016 by the Belgian researchers Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens of the University of Leuven.
We discovered serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Concretely, attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks.

Galaxy S7, S7 Edge August 2017 Updates

Here goes Galaxy S7 and Galaxy  S7 edge official release updates for the month of August 2017. As time goes on this devices has received the monthly Android security maintenance for the past couple of months since its launched. This time around let's take a look inside of the new updates for the whole month of August across the world. Noting that these updates has one thing in common, and that is bumping  up the Android security patch level to August 1, 2017.

First, here comes the updates of which officially rolled out in the United States Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users.  This includes all major US carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and the factory unlocked variant.

AT&T's Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935A) and Galaxy S7  (SM-G930A)

Bringing the Android device security updates for the month of August 2017. These updates weighs at 41.6MB in file size,  of which officially rolled out on August 28, 2017.

Galaxy S7 & S7 edge July 2017 Android Security Patch Updates

Here are the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge updates that we have been gathered  for the whole month of July 2017.  Most of these updates includes the July 2017 Security patch that basically bumped-up the device Android security patch level to July 1, 2017. However, other releases also contains fixes to known issues, performance improvements, and other system enhancements.

You may simply find your Galaxy S7 and or a Galaxy S7 phone in the list below to take a closer look if your device already received the said update.

US Unlocked Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 edge Updates

This update is release to all factory unlocked version of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge no matter what SIM-card the device used.  Either Cricket, C-Spire, Boost, Tracfone, Blue Grass Cellular, US Cellular, Virgin-Mobile, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and all the retail factory unlocked Galaxy S7/S7edge in the US.

Galaxy S7 & S7edge 2017 June Android Security Patch Updates

Here's another round of the monthly Android security updates landed on Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge throughout the month June 2017. Since we already hitting the month-end of June, so we've rounding up a list of all updates that brings none other than the June 2017 security patches.

You may simply find your Galaxy S7 and or a Galaxy S7 phone in the list below to take a closer look if your device already received the said update.

United States - June 2017 Android Security Updates on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

First on the list below are the June 2017 Security updates landed on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge variants in the United States.

AT&T Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 edge Updates

For AT&T Galaxy S7 and S7 edge updates were not soly brings the June 2017 Security enhancements but rather also includes additional fixes and several improvements. The updates also contains various fixes, including Calendar fixes, Samsung Knox fixes, and Messaging fixes. While the rest such as stability improvements, and the Video calling improvements were also addressed. The rolling out were scheduled to start on July 6, 2017.

AT&T Galaxy S7 and S7 edge April 2017 Security Patch Updates (G930AUCU4BQD4 - G935AUCU4BQD4)

AT&T is sending an update on Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G90A) and Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935A) that brings the April 1, 2017 Android security patch level. The update also includes several fixes, such as Advanced Messaging, AT&T Messages Backup & Sync, Wi-Fi calling. While it also serve an additional improvements to Video Calling  and other various fixes and improvements to system related stuff.

The AT&T Galaxy S7  has bumped-up its current Android 7.0 Nougat OS to version G930AUCU4BQD4 from previous version G930AUCS4BQC2. While the Galaxy S7 edge also moved to version G935AUCU4BQD4 from G930AUCS4BQC2.

Here are the updates details:

Telstra and Optus Released the March 2017 Security Updates on Galaxy S7and S7 edge

It seems like Australian carriers  such as Telstra and  Optus are releasing the March 2017 Android security patch updates on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Telstra has announced the  approval of the new updates and the rolling out begins on April 7. However, Optus and will also follow in mid-April hence the update has just recently approved and are now just awaiting for the deployment.

These security updates will not bring any significant changes to the recent Android 7.0 Nougat OS. But it also includes an  updates to select Samsung applications, while the rest are other global bug fixes, stability and performance improvements .

Sprint Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Receives Battery Life Improvements and Security Updates [G930PVPS4BQC1/G935PVPS4BQC1]

Sprint is rolling out an update on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge that will technically improves the batter life performance. Along with it is the security patch update that has moved to March 1, 2017 Android security patch level. Though the update is only at around 50 MB in size, but is have been found some changes and a slightly increased in the device performance, as well as it also prolonged the power consumption.

What's New in The Update?

  • Improved the device security - March 2017 Security Patches
  • General bug fixes and system improvements, including an an increase in battery life performance

AT&T Galaxy S7 edge March 2017 Security Updates version G935AUCS4BQC2

While AT&T has unleashed the Android 7.0 Nougat updates Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge last month. But then again another month passes by, and so does the Android security patch updates that came along once in every month is once again again hitting the said devices. Earlier, we posted about AT&T Galaxy S7 March 2017 Security updates, and so does the Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935A) came out also.

The AT&T Galaxy S7 edge received the second round of Android Android 7.0 Nougat OS to version G935AUCS4BQC2 from its previous version G935AUCU4BQA6. The update now includes the March 1, 2017 Android security patch level.

Here goes the details:

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 edge March 2017 Security Patch Updates G935TUVS4BQC1

T-Mobile is pushing the second wave of Android 7.0 Nougat update on Galaxy S7 edge bumping the device OS to version  G935TUVS4BQC1 from the previous  released build G935TUVU4BQB1. The update includes various system improvements along with the March 1, 2017 Security patches. This will bring additional enhancements for the device performance and stability.

It's a minor OTA update as it seems bu it may have some additional bug-fixes for the device that might resolved some issues and problems found on the previous released.

Here goes the details:

What's New: 
  • Various system improvements
  • Android Security Updates

Update version:
  • Model number:  SM-G935T
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G935TUVS4BQC1
  • Kernel version: 3.18.31-10376601
  • Build number: NRD90M.G935TUVS4BQC1
  • AP: G935TUVS4BQC1
  • CP: G935TUVS4BQC1
  • CSC: G935TTMB4BQC1

Galaxy S7 G930F & S7 edge G935F Android 7.0 Nougat February 2017 Security Patch Updates

Samsung has pushed the Android 7.0 Nougat updates on the international Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge earlier this year.  Each of these Nougat updates were also equipped with Android security patches that contains the month of January 2017 patches. Yet another month passes by, Samsung has just began sending out another round of Android 7.0 Nougat updates, but this time it contains the February 1, 2017  Android security patch level.

Along with the new Android security parch, it also includes general bug-fixes,  several system enhancements and improvements to the Android 7.0 Nougat.

So those who might have missed out the first Android 7.0 Nougat roll out,  then here's another doze of Android 7.0 Nougat updates heading on their way  to all Galaxy S7 SM-G930F and Galaxy S7 edge  SM-G935F devices around the globe.

Android 7.0 Nougat with February 2017 Android Security Patch Updates

Sprint Galaxy S7 edge Android Nougat Update to version G935PVPU4BQAA Rolling Out

If you are a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 or a Galaxy S7 edge owners then you're about to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat updates for your device. Starting today, Sprint has started rolling out the said devices Nougat updates.

Again, this release isn't still part of the Galaxy beta program that have been releasing the Nougat beta way back in December, but it's an official public release.

Anyways, the Android 7.0 Nougat update brings a lot of new features and changes. It also includes the most recent Android security patch dated as February 1, 2017. The Galaxy S7 edge receives the Nougat update version G935PVPU4BQAA, while the Galaxy S7 also got the Nougat update version G930PVPU4BQAA.

Here are the details: 
  • Model number: SAMSUNG SM-G935P
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: February 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G935PVPU4BQAA
  • Kernel version: 3.18.31-10318620
  • Build number: NRD90M.G935PVPU4BQAA
  • Release date: February 22, 2017

Android Nougat Updates Features

  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS upgrade
  • Provides new UX and various performance modes
  • Improved usability of the Notification feature and Quick settings button
  • Improved usability of the Multi-window
  • Improved setting menu and Always On Display
  • Efficient space for installation of downloaded apps, improved speed of system upgrade and app installation

This update is now live via Over-The-Air (OTA) and weighs at 1.3 GB in size.

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 edge Official Nougat Update version G935TUVU4BQB1

The awaited Nougat update has finally arrive on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The Galaxy S7 edge first official  Android 7.0 Nougat firmware came out as  build version  G935TUVU4BQB1, while the Galaxy S7 also bumped to version G935TUVU4BQB1.

Though T-Mobile has already made an announcements that the roll out will start on  on February 20, 2017, but many Galaxy S7 and S7 edger owners has started receiving the said Nougat update as earlier to the given scheduled release date.

Here are the technical details of the said Nougat update:
  • Model number:  SM-G935T
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: February 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G935TUVU4BQB1
  • Kernel version: 3.18.31-10376601
  • Build number: NRD90M.G935TUVU4BQB1
  • AP: G935TUVU4BQB1
  • CP: G935TUVU4BQB1
  • CSC: G935TMB4BQB1
  • Release date: February 20, 2017
  • File size: 1563 MB
The update is now live via Over-The-Air as we speak. To get the update simply head to your phone’s Settings > About device > Check software update.

Galaxy S7 edge Nougat Update G935FXXU1DQB3 Released in UK

United Kingdom owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935F) has started receiving another round of Android Nougat updates. The Over-The-Air (OTA) update dubbed as build version NRD90M G935FXXU1DQB3 has rolled out in the region for the entire week. This is the second official Android Nougat update that we have seen released in the UK alone, right after the Galaxy beta program ended last few weeks ago. Noting that only UK users whom only got the privilege of joining the said Nougat beta testing, way back in December. Therefore, this consecutive Nougat updates for Galaxy S7 edge owners in UK are no longer quite surprising.

Anyways, this Nougat update is far better as it includes several bug-fixes,  bunch of improvements for the device stability, and lots of system enhancements. There are also some handy new features, including some additional pre-installed applications.

Android Nougat Update version G935FXXU1DQB3  details:

  • Device: Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Model number: SM-G935F
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G935FXXU1DQB1
  • Kernel version: 3.18.31-10422490
  • Build number: NRD90M.G935FXXU1DQB3
  • AP: G935FXXU1DQB3
  • CP: G935FXXU1DQB1
  • CSC: G935FOXA1DQB1
  • Release date: January 7, 2017

This Nougat update version G935FXXU1DQB3 weighed at 98.11 MB in size and its available either via Over-The-Air OTA or by using Kies or Smart Switch for PC. Again, it is only released and available in United Kingdom as of this moment, but might also soon sent out through the rest of Europe regions.

G935UUEU4APL4 US Unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge G935U Updates

An update for the unlocked Galaxy S7 edge SM-G935U is heading its way in the United States.  The update is dubbed as build version G935UUEU4APL4 and it's not a Nougat update yet but still in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based. The G935UUEU4APL4 build carries the new Android security patches to which now covers up to December 2016.

In addition, this the third and the newest update we've seen on US Unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge so far, since October lat year. It may also seem come into our conclusion that this device might only get a quarterly security updates instead of the usual monthly release schedules.  Compared to other Galaxy S7 Edge models that had been receiving updates in a monthly basis.

Galaxy S7 edge SM-G935U Update version G935UUEU4APL4

What’s new: Android security updates
Build version details:
  • Model number: SAMSUNG-SM-G935U
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G935UUEU4APL4
  • Kernel version: 3.18.20-9978521
  • Build number: MMB29M.G935UUEU4APL4
  • AP: G935UUEU4APL4
  • CP: G935UUEU4APL4
  • CSC: G935UOYM4APL4
  • Release date: January 9, 2017

If you haven’t received the update’s notification message, you may check for it manually. To do so, simply head on to your device settings -> From Home screen > tap on Settings > About device and then Check for the update.

This update requires the previous released version G935UUEU4API3.
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G935UUEU4API3
  • Kernel version: 3.18.20-9049622
  • Build number: MMB29M.G935UUEU4API3
  • AP: G935UUEU4API3
  • CP: G935UUEU4API3
  • CSC: G935UOYM4API3
  • Release date: October 10, 2016

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Official Nougat Updates Rolling out in England

Samsung has began rolling out of Android 7.0 Nougat update on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in the England. The release was initially deployed to those who participated the Galaxy beta program who eventually have been receiving the Nougat beta updates since December 14, 2016. Recently, Samsung has announced that the Nougat beta has finally ended and the final Android Nougat update are heading its way to all Galaxy S7 and S7  edge owners across the Great Britain. Whilst the rest of the European countries will also receive the same treatment very soon.

According to Samsung, the Nougat updates has focused on new and improved features, as well as enables the device for a much faster speeds and a promising user experience.

Android Nougat Updates Changelog details:

  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS upgrade
  • Provides new UX and various performance modes
  • Improved usability of the Notification feature and Quick settings button
  • Improved usability of the Multi-window
  • Improved setting menu and Always On Display
  • Efficient space for installation of downloaded apps, improved speed of system upgrade and app installation

Multi-Window Usability Improvements

A newly improved Multi-Window that allows users to easily adjust and controls the window size in split view.  Users can now access up to seven apps at the same time as the new pop-up window supports up to five separate windows in addition to the two split-views.

Improvements in Quick Panel and Notifications

The Quick Panel is redesigned into a much cleaner view. The title in the first panel’s depth icons have been removed. Whilst the second depth icons were lined-up into nine groups and are now much easier to locate.

The Notifications is added with Direct Reply support and are now also rearranged to display information.

Improved User’s Interface and Performance Mode

There are now four available modes such as the Optimized mode, Game mode, Entertainment mode, Entertainment mode, and High Performance mode.

The Optimized mode will now allows users to optimized and extends the battery life performance in the settings.

The Game mode also provides two additional functions  such as Game Launcher and Game Tools. Entertainment mode enhances the sound and image quality, while the High Performance mode is for setting up the best quality display settings.

The Galaxy S7 G930F Nougat Update is dubbed as build version G930FXXU1DPLT/ G930FOXA1DPLT/G930FXXU1DPLT. While The Galaxy S7 edge G935F on the other hand, has gotten the build version G935FXXU1DPLT/ G935FOXA1DPLT/G935FXXU1DPLT.