Verizon Galaxy S5 Gets February 2017 Security Update to G900VVRS2DQB2

There’s an update hitting on Verizon Galaxy S5 this month, bringing the February 2017 Android Security patches. The update will move the device current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS from previous version G900VVRS2DQA1 to G900VVRS2DQB2.

This is just a small Over-The-Air (OTA)update that won’t even bothers you taking the update. Besides, there are lots of  security updates will be hitting on this device this year, and much even more than the prior year.

Update version MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQB2 details :

  • Model number: SM-G900V
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 
  • Android security patch level: February 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900VVRS2DQB2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQB2

Previous Update version MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQA1 :

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900VVRS2DQA1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQA1

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V to Marshmallow 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 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 so you may only navigate on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900V  Settings > System updates > Check for new system update.

  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the Settings icon.
  • Tap System update.
  • Tap Check for new system update.

It will automatically tells you that a new update is available. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

The other option is to use the Verizon software update tool itself, from where you  simply plug-in your phone into your computer to perform an update.

[Thank’s to Rod]

2 thoughts on “Verizon Galaxy S5 Gets February 2017 Security Update to G900VVRS2DQB2”

  1. Since the update any music I play (Amazon music, Pandora, Slacker) shuts off after about 2 songs or about 5 minutes, why does this happen?

  2. We run a small corporate Verizon account, and a handful of Galaxy S5 (including my own Samsung-SM-G900V). We have noticed that our ActiveSync mail connections to the Exchange server are no longer able to “Preview” nor “Download” PDF email attachments. Although we have set (and reset) the default PDF viewer in the Android OS on several phones, and we initially blamed this on the Amazon Kindle app (that comes pre-loaded with Verizon, and has taken ownership of the default PDF viewer role), it does not seem that re-setting the default app has made a difference.
    So, at this point the February 1, 2017 security update appears to have broken PDF support in the mail client. Annoying. Happily I usually manage my attachments through a PC (or laptop) but our mobile workforce are unhappy with this “upgrade”


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