AT&T Galaxy S5 and S5 Active Updates G900AUCS4DQD1 & G870AUCS2DQD1, April Android Security Patches

Yet another month passes by and so does another Android security patches has started rolling out on the Galaxy S5. First on the line-up is the AT&T Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) has just received an OTA update containing the April 1, 2017 Android Security Patch Level. The update has bumped the device Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS to G900AUCS4DQD1 from the last month’s update version G900AUCS4DQC1.

On the other hand, the Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A also gotten its update to version G870AUCS2DQD1 from G870AUCS2DPK7.

Here’s the details:

Galaxy S5 SM-G900A Update version G900AUCS4DQD1

  • Device: Galaxy S5 SM-G900A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900AUCS4DQD1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9723602
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900AUCS4DQD1

Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A Update version G870AUCS2DQD1

  • Device: Galaxy S5 SM-G870A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G870AUCS2DQD1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9723602
  • Build number: MMB29M.G870AUCS2DQD1

What’s New: Android security patch update – April 1, 2017

This update weighs at 21 MB in size, so its just small update that brings nothing more further changes then the said monthly security maintenance release.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android OS

Samsung urges us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedure to keep your  phone in safe.

Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failure may cause damaged to your device that might result to what we called “soft-bricks”.  If this happened on your device, it may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Backup important data – You should back-up your important files, including contacts, emails, messages, photos, videos, apps and other stuff. Like I said while during software update process is interrupted there is a possibility that your data stored from your device internal SD card may lose or deleted when a sudden unexpected failure happened and it forces you to perform a factory data reset which basically wipes your phone’s memory.

Ensure that your Galaxy S5 should still running in an official or factory firmware and hasn’t been rooted nor modified – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900T may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in Kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

How to Perform an Update via Over-The-Air (OTA)?

This is usually how the carrier branded or locked Samsung Galaxy S5, performs a software update.  This method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which most often  a notification message will directly send out to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not receive any notification messages you can manually check for the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 Settings > About Device > Software Update.

  • From the Home screen, touch the Settings icon.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch Software update.

It will automatically tell you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

[Thank’s to Dwayne]

source: AT&T support pages [1][2]

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