December Android Security Updates G900FXXS1CPLV Galaxy S5 SM-G900F

Another round of Google's Android Security updates is  rolling out on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F international variants.  The update comes out as build version G900FXXS1CPLV and replaced the previous build version G900FXXS1CPK1. The G900FXXS1CPLV is bearing  the December Android security patches, including general bug-fixes, optimize the device performance, and resolve known issues.

In addition, the December Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR) packaged contains 81 patches for Google Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and 15 patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), according to Samsung Mobile Security bulletin.

What’s New:


  • New Android Security Patches Updates – December Security Maintenance Release.

Technical details: Update version G900FXXS1CPLV


  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level:  1 December 2016

  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPLV

  • AP: G900FXXS1CPLV

  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6

  • CP: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Build date: 12/5/2016

Previous Update: 

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: 1 November 2016

  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPK1

  • AP: G900FXXS1CPK1

  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6

  • CP: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Build date: 11/2/2016



How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


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 – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 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 SM-G900F Settings > About Device, tap 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.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to a PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

For advanced users and for those who have a rooted Galaxy S5, you can download the stock firmware instead – Galaxy S5 Stock Firmware. Since your device has been modified it will no longer receive an over-the-air OTA. So the only way to get the marshmallow update is to fully unroot your Galaxy S5 first.

Verizon Galaxy S5 Updates to G900VVRS2DPL1, December Android Security Patches

Verizon has just pushed an OTA update dubbed as build version MMB29M.G900VVRS2DPL1 on Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V). The update is said to optimize the device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches, according to big red's announcement. This is considerably means that this update will not bring any adverse effect nor noticeable changes to the device. However, the latter contains the December Android Security maintenance packaged released by Google itself.

Furthermore, this update will replace the previous released version  MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPJ2 and it is now the 5th Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update we’ve seen landed on Verizon Galaxy S5 alone.  Even though this device has been already succeeded by the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S7 for a quite some time now, but it is still rocking around competing the newer ones.

What’s New:


  • December Android security patches

  • Optimize the device performance

  • Resolve known issues

Android Marshmallow update G900VVRS2DPL2 details :



  • Model number: SM-G900V

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 

  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900VVRS2DPL1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRS2DPL1

Previous Update:

  • Model number: SM-G900V

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900VVRU2DPJ2

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPJ2


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.

  • Find “Software 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.

[Thank’s to Clarissa]

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Updates to version G900TUVS1GPK3 and G900T3UVS3GPK3

T-Mobile Mobile is sending out OTA updates to Samsung Galaxy S5 this week.

First up, the Galaxy S5 SM-G900T will receive an update to version G900TUVS1GPK3, while the other variants the Galaxy S5 SM-G900T3 will also get the new update version G900T3UVS3GPK3.

Both updates will bring the domestic data roaming improvements and also applies the new Android security patches, to which now covers the month of November. Noting that the previous updates (version G900TUVS1GPI1 and G900T3UVS3GPI1) of these T-Mobile Galaxy S5's has brought the August and September Android security patch.

Anyway, here are the technical details of the updates:

What’s New?


  • Domestic data roaming improvements

  • November Android Security updates

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T Update version G900TUVS1GPK3


  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)

  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900TUVS1GPK3

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900TUVS1GPK3

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T3 Update version G900T3UVS3GPK3


  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)

  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900T3UVS3GPK3

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900T3UVS3GPK3

The update is now live via Over-The-Air OTA, and if you haven’t gotten it yet, you can manually check for it by going into Settings > About device > System updates > Check For Update.


You may also try using Kies or Samsung Smart Switch for PC if you're not lucky enough to see the update in OTA.

Again, the roll out will take in stages and it simply means that each and every T-Mo’s Galaxy S5 users will not receive the update’s notification message at the same time.

Below are the basic instructions on how to perform a software update on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


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 SM-G900T 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.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900T and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies / Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

For those who have a rooted T-Mobile Galaxy S5, you folks might need to download the stock firmware itself – either the G900TUVS1GPK3 for SM-G900T or G900TUVS1GPK3 for the SM-G900T3 model, as you may no longer get the Over The air update as long as your device has been modified – Galaxy S5 SM-G900T Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware.  So the only way to upgrade your phone to Marshmallow is to manually install the official Android 6.0.1 Marsmallow firmware itself. This process will completely unroot and remove any modification in your Galaxy S5 phone and restores it back to its official or factory default firmware.

[Thank’s goes to Mike and Danny]

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Verizon Galaxy S5 Update G900VVRU2DPJ2 brings October & NovemberAndroid security patches

Verizon has pushed an OTA update on Galaxy S5 (SM-900V) to which came out as build version MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPJ2.
The latter isn't a Nougat update for the device but still in Android Marshmallow base. The update only contains and applies the new Android security patch for the month of October and November.  It is quite somehow similar to the previous update build version MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPG2 that also bears the September Android security patches.

In addition, this update is now the fourth Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update we've seen  on Verizon Galaxy S5 alone. This simply means that this device is still rocking around even though it's already succeeded by the Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy S7 for a quite sometime now.

What’s New:


  • October/November Android security patches

  • Optimize the device performance

  • Resolve known issues

Android Marshmallow update G900VVRU2DPJ2 details :


  • Model number: SM-G900V

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 

  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900VVRU2DPJ2

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8025411

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPJ2

Previous Update:

  • Model number: SM-G900V

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900VVRU2DPG2

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8025411

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPG2


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.

  • Find “Software 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.

[Thank’s to Rebecca]

Sprint Galaxy S5 Update G900PVPS3CPK1, Bringing November AndroidSecurity Patches

Sprint Galaxy S5 has receive an OTA update that has bumped up to build version G900PVPS3CPK1. The latter only brings the Android device security packaged,  to which covers the Android security patch level to November 1, 2016.  It's only a small OTA update and wasn't even announced at Sprint support page at this very moment.  It was actually started rolling out on 22nd November and it's still available via OTA and Smart Switch updates.

In addition, the November Android security packaged contains 66 Google and 14 Samsung patches for Android vulnerabilities and exposures, according to Samsung Mobile Security bulletin.

Technical details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow – update build G900PVPS3CPK1

  • Model number: SM-G900P

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)

  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900PVPS3CPK1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9510242

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPS3CPK1

Enhancements:


  • November Android Security Patch updates

Previous updates:
Model number: SM-G900P
Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: August 1, 2016
Baseband version: G900PVPU3CPJ2
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9510242
Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPU3CPJ2


The G900PVPS3CPK1 OTA update weighs at  approximately 25 MB to download via  Over-The-Air (OTA)  and or by using Kies or Smart Switch for PC. This  update is at its phased released, and  it may take into several days to completely arrive on all Galaxy S5 owners. Yet,  if you haven’t received the notification message, you may manually check the update from time to time until it tells you that the new update is available for grab. Simply just tap on your Galaxy S5  Settings > About device > Software update > Check for update.

Also, keep in mind that you can only get the new update if your device has not been rooted and or currently running on a modified firmware.  You must unroot your device first before taking an OTA update so your device may not get into any issues.

November Android Security Patch Update G900FXXS1CPK1 on Galaxy S5

Samsung has pushed the November Android Security patch updates for  Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. The release firmware  build came out as   version  G900FXXS1CPK1 to which update the previous version G900FXXU1CPJ6. It's currently rolling out in the UK at this time being but as well available throughout the rest of European countries soon.  The update is only weighs at around 25.88 MB, so it is quite too small to expect some adverse effect or noticeable changes but rather then the said Android security patch updates.

In addition, the November Android security packaged contains 66 Google and 14 Samsung patches for Android vulnerabilities and exposures, according to Samsung Mobile Security bulletin.

What’s New:


  • New Android Security Patches Updates – November package.

Technical details: Update version G900FXXS1CPK1


  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPK1

  • AP: G900FXXS1CPK1

  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6

  • CP: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Build date: 11/2/2016


How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


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 – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 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 SM-G900F Settings > About Device, tap 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.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to a PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

For advanced users and for those who have a rooted Galaxy S5, you can download the stock firmware instead – Galaxy S5 Stock Firmware. Since your device has been modified it will no longer receive an over-the-air OTA. So the only way to get the marshmallow update is to fully unroot your Galaxy S5 first.

Sprint Galaxy S5 Update G900PVPU3CPJ2 October Android SecurityPatches

Sprint has rolled another OTA update on Galaxy S5 brings the Android device security packaged as for the month of October patches. However, Sprint hasn't made some announcement about it yet, but the said update is now live via Over-The-Air.

It's only a small OTA update so it will not gonna take too long to install. So better check the update if you do have Sprint galaxy S5 (SM-G900P) if you haven't receive the notification message yet.

Here are the technical details of this update, taking note that it bumps up it's current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS to build version MMB29M.G900PVPU3CPJ2.

OTA Update version G900PVPU3CPJ2


  • Model number: SM-G900P

  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)

  • Baseband version: G900PVPU3CPJ2

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9510242

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPU3CPJ2

Enhancements:



  • October Android Security Patch




The G900PVPU3CPJ2 OTA update weighs at  approximately 86 MB to download via  Over-The-Air (OTA)  and or by using Kies or Smart Switch for PC. This  update is at its phased released, and  it may take into several days to completely arrive on all Galaxy S5 owners. Yet,  if you haven’t received the notification message, you may manually check the update from time to time until it tells you that the new update is available for grab. Simply just tap on your Galaxy S5  Settings > About device > Software update > Check for update.

Also, keep in mind that you can only get the new update if your device has not been rooted and or currently running on a modified firmware.  You must unroot your device first before taking an OTA update so your device may not get into any issues.

Galaxy S5 G900F Marshmallow Update G900FXXU1CPJ6, October AndroidDevice Security Patch

The Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F Snapdragon) has gotten another security patch updates.   This time around it has bump up its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to build version G900FXXU1CPJ6.  The update brings the month of October Android Security Patches to which strengthen the device security platform.

Moreover, there were also several new improvements in numerous Apps, and some changes to the looks of the Apps drawer, including the System UI.  The TouchWiz also got an update to the newest version.  While the rest targets the system enhancements to which make this G900FXXU1CPJ6 update version far more stable Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow so far.  Nonetheless, the network signal and Wi-Fi connectivity is a lot more improved, while the device stability when running an apps, browsing contacts, reading emails, watching videos is much lot better than before.

What's New:


  • New Android Security Patches - October package.

  • The device stability is much improved.

  • Improvements User's Interface (UI).

  • Icon's changes in Apps drawer.

  • Touchwiz updated  to version 1.1.23.

  • General bug-fixes and other system enhancements.


Technical details: Update version G900FXXU1CPJ6


  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPJ6

  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6

  • AP: G900FXXU1CPJ6

  • CP: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Build date: 10/13/2016

This update version G900FXXU1CPJ6 is available for all Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F owners in Europe. It is seeding via Over-The-Air (OTA) and thru Samsung Kies or Smart Switch for PC. The OTA version weighs at approximately 155 MB in file size to download.


How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


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 – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 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 SM-G900F Settings > About Device, tap 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.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to a PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

For advanced users and for those who have a rooted Galaxy S5, you can download the stock firmware instead – Galaxy S5 Stock Firmware. Since your device has been modified it will no longer receive an over-the-air OTA. So the only way to get the marshmallow update is to fully unroot your Galaxy S5 first.

Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (G900HXXS1CPJ7) October Android Security PatchUpdates Roundup

The Samsung Galaxy S5 (Exynos SM-G900H) has  receive its October Android Security Patches. Those who might have already receive the update and or hasn't yet but might still wonder how's these new updates behave on your Galaxy S5. Well, just like as we said earlier, these updates are still part of  Google's monthly security maintenance for Android devices.

In addition, these updates brings nothing any new features nor will upgrade your precious Galaxy S5 to Android 7.0 Naugat but it will still stay to its current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.

Here are the run down of each specific build version released in various region:

What's New: October Android Security Patches

Technical details: You can view the details in your Galaxy S5 via Home screen >  Apps > Settings> About device.

Update version G900HXXS1CPJ7

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CPJ7

  • CSC: G900HOXE1CPG2

  • AP: G900HXXS1CPJ7

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Build date: 10/14/2016

  • Released in Russian Federation, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan

Update version G900HXXS1CPJ6

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CPJ6

  • CSC: G900HOJV1CPF1

  • AP: G900HXXS1CPJ6

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Build date: 10/14/2016

  • Release in Middle East

Update version G900HXXS1CPJ5

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPC6

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CPJ5

  • CSC: G900HOLB1CPG1

  • AP: G900HXXS1CPJ5

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPC6

  • Build date: 10/12/2016

  • Released in Southeast Asia such as Vietnam, Indonesia, and Cambodia

Update version G900HXXS1CPJ3

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPD1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CPJ3

  • CSC: G900HUWA1CPH1

  • AP: G900HXXS1CPJ3

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPD1

  • Build date: 10/11/2016

  • Released in Latin America for carrier branded Galaxy S5

Update version G900HXXU1CPJ1

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPD1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CPJ1

  • CSC: G900HUUB1CPJ1

  • AP: G900HXXS1CPJ3

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPD1

  • Build date: 10/11/2016

  • Released in Latin America for both carrier branded and unlocked version of the Galaxy S5.

These update is available viva Over-The-Air and Samsung Kies. It only weighs at around 30 MB in file size.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


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-G900H 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 SM-G900H 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.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies / Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

For those who have a rooted Galaxy S5, you folks might need to download the G900HXXU1CPH5 stock firmware itself, as you may no longer get the Over The air update as long as your device has been modified – Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware.  So the only way to upgrade your phone to Marshmallow is to manually install the official Android 6.0.1 Marsmallow firmware itself. This process will completely unroot and remove any modification in your Galaxy S5 phone and restores it back to its official or factory default firmware.

[Thank’s to Pia]

AT&T Galaxy S5 OTA Update G900AUCS4DPH4, Brings October AndroidSecurity Patches

AT&T Galaxy S5 has gotten it's Android Security patches that covers the month of October. The update is still base in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and dubbed as build version G900AUCS4DPH4. The AT&T's Galaxy S5 is the first  device we have seen receive the October Android security patches in United States alone.  While other US carriers Galaxy S5 might also seen similar updates soon.

Technical details of the update build G900AUCU4DPH2


Features/Enhancements:
  • October Android security updates

Details:
  • Device: AT&T Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900AUCS4DPH4
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8903521 dpi@SWHD4023 #1
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900AUCS4DPH4

The Over-The-Air OTA update weighs at approximately 63MB in file size. This will update the device from previous build version G900AUCS4CPH3 to G900AUCS4DPH4.


How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


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 SM-G900T 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.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900T and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies / Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

[Thank’s to Miley]

Verizon Galaxy S5 OTA Update G900VVRU2DPG2, September Android SecurityPatch Update

The September Android Security Patch update is now hitting on Verizon Samsung galaxy S5 SM-(G900V). The latter came out as release build version G900VVRU2DPG2, to which will update the device from the previous release build version G900VVRU2DPF4. The G900VVRU2DPG2 released now serve as the 4th Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the device.  It said that it was already tested to optimize the device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches, according to Verizon.

What's New:


  • September Android security patches

  • Optimize the device performance

  • Resolve known issues

Android Marshmallow update G900VVRU2DPG2 details :


  • Model number: SM-G900V

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 

  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900VVRU2DPG2

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8025411

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPG2

Previous version:

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900VVRU2DPF4

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8025411

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPF4


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.

  • Find “Software 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.

[Thank's to Bella]

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Update G900TUVS1GPI1 & G900T3UVS3GPI1, Brings Augustand September Security Patches

T- Mobile Galaxy S5 has finally receive another round of the monthly security maintenance update. Noting that T-Mo's Galaxy S5 did not get the security patch last month, so here it comes the September security patch instead to which also covered the month of August. The update comes as build version G900TUVS1GPI1 to which has just replaced the previous build G900TUVS1GPG2.  Again, this update will not bring any new additional features nor any noticeable changes to recent Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Here what the technical details of the new security patch update:

What's New?- August/September Security updates


Build version for T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)

  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900TUVS1GPI1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900TUVS1GPI1

Build version for T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T3

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)

  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900T3UVS3GPI1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900T3UVS3GPI1

Build version for MetroPCS Galaxy S5 SM-G900T1

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)

  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900T1UVS1GPI1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900T1UVS1GPI1

In addition, The September security patch package addresses 65 Google and 9 Samsung vulnerabilities and exposures, according to Android Samsung Mobile security bulletin.
Here are the list of Android and Samsung security vulnerabilities.


Again, the roll out will take in stages and it simply means that each and every T-Mo's Galaxy S5 users will not receive the update's notification message at the same time.  Those who haven’t received the update yet, you folks might better manually check it via Over-the-air (OTA) update or by using Kies or Samsung Smart Switch for PC. Below are the basic instructions on how to perform a software update on your Samsung Galaxy S5

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


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 SM-G900T 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.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900T and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies / Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

For those who have a rooted Galaxy S5, you folks might need to download the stock firmware itself - either the G900TUVS1GPI1, G900T1UVS1GPI1, or the G900T3UVS3GPI1 as you may no longer get the Over The air update as long as your device has been modified – Galaxy S5 SM-G900T Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware.  So the only way to upgrade your phone to Marshmallow is to manually install the official Android 6.0.1 Marsmallow firmware itself. This process will completely unroot and remove any modification in your Galaxy S5 phone and restores it back to its official or factory default firmware.

[Thank’s goes to Lucy and Tiffany]

Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Update G900FXXS1CPHW Brings September Security Patch

The Samsung Galaxy S5 had been receiving the security patch updates in a monthly basis. This time around will cover the Galaxy S5  (SM-G900F) intentional version updates because some folks have had been asking "why are the're too many updates that brings nothing any changes at all". While some were also expecting that the new updates brings the Android 7.0 Nougat since it has been there around the corner.

Well, the message is clear the Samsung Galaxy S5 will never get the Android Nougat in the first place, and it will stay in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.  So we have to move on and accept the reality that this monthly updates we've received is just part of the monthly security maintenance provided by Google and Samsung.

The following are the new update for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F that contains the September Security Patch packaged.  These updates have been released within September 2016 and covered different countries across the globe.

Europe's Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Updates:


The unbranded or unlocked version of Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F receives the build version G900FXXS1CPHW in England. While the rest has gotten the build version G900FXXS1CPI6 and G900FXXU1CPI9. The carrier branded or locked  Galaxy S5 SM-G900F had also been receiving several updates but is came out with various  build version according to its country and carrier allocation, these build version are thes  G900FXXS1CPI1, G900FXXS1CPI2, G900FXXS1CPI4, and G900FXXU1CPIH.




Here the technical details of each specific builds:

Update in United Kingdom
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPB8
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPHW

Update in The Netherlands
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPI9
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8538464
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPI9

Update release to the rest of Europe's unlocked Galaxy S5
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC9
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI6

Update received from several carrier locked Galaxy S5

Vodafone:
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPIA
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8193525
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPIH

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPD2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8193525
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI2

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPD2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8193525
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI1

3/Three
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC5
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI4

Middle East Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Update


This update goes in Middle East countries alone such as United Arab Emirates, Israel, and many more.  It is the same build version and covered both unlocked and carrier locked Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in the said region.
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7987207
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPI8

So there you have it! Just make sure to check the update if your Galaxy S5 haven't received one of this builds that contains the said September Security patches.  The September security patch packages addresses 65 Google and 9 Samsung vulnerabilities and exposures.



But so far, there are no reported incidents of exploitation and abuse from the said vulnerabilities, according to Android Security Bulletin. If you update the device from time to time, it will keep your personal data and files stored in the device more secure.

Sprint Galaxy S5 Update G900PVPU3CPH3 Android Security Patch for August

There is a new update for Sprint Galaxy S5 has arrived today. The update initial changelog details says it's an Android security enhancements, so it is considerably just a security patch update for the month of August. The latter came out as build version G900PVPU3CPH3 via Over-The-Air OTA update and weighs at approximately 60MB in size to download. So better check the update manually if it happens that you still owns the Sprint Galaxy S5 with model number SM-G900P.

In addition, if you are very aware and or even not familiar of the recent Android vulnerabilities, this update plays very important part.
According to Android Security Bulletin, the August security patch package addresses 55 Google and 8 Samsung vulnerabilities and exposures. But so far, there are no reported incidents of exploitation and abuse from the said vulnerabilities. If you update device from time to time, it will just keep your personal data and files stored in the device more secure.

Technical details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow – update build G900PVPU3CPH3



  • Model number: SM-G900P

  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)

  • Baseband version: G900PVPU3CPH3

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9011736

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPU3CPH3

Primary Features and/or Enhancements:



  • August Android Security Patch Level



The G900PVPU3CPH3 OTA update weighs at  approximately 60 MB to download via  Over-The-Air (OTA)  and or by using Kies or Smart Switch for PC. This  update is at its phased released, and  it may take into several days to completely arrive on all Galaxy S5 owners. Yet,  if you haven’t received the notification message, you may manually check the update from time to time until it tells you that the new update is available for grab. Simply just tap on your Galaxy S5  Settings > About device > Software update > Check for update.

Also, keep in mind that you can only get the new update if your device has not been rooted and or currently running on a modified firmware.  You must unroot your device first before taking an OTA update so your device may not get into any issues.

Galaxy S5 SM-G900H September Security Patch Update G900HXXU1CPH5

Samsung has been continually rolled out the monthly Android security maintenance update for the Galaxy S5. This time the "Exynos" version of the Galaxy S5 (the SM-G900H) has gotten its September security patch update.  This update will move up the said device current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS of to build version  G900HXXU1CPH5.  However, the update is initially released in India at this time being, but might as well also available in other countries very soon.

Here are the technical details of  the said update build version G900HXXU1CPH5 to which can be viewed via Settings > About device.
  •  Device: Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android Security Patch level: Septmeber 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.9-7760371
  • Build number: MMB29K.G900HXXU1CPH5


This update will replace the previously released build version G900HXXU1CPE6 way back in May. Below, is the step-by-step guide on how to get the Marshmallow September security patch update for your Galaxy S5 SM-G900H device.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


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-G900H 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 SM-G900H 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.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies / Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

For those who have a rooted Galaxy S5, you folks might need to download the G900HXXU1CPH5 stock firmware itself, as you may no longer get the Over The air update as long as your device has been modified – Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware.  So the only way to upgrade your phone to Marshmallow is to manually install the official Android 6.0.1 Marsmallow firmware itself. This process will completely unroot and remove any modification in your Galaxy S5 phone and restores it back to its official or factory default firmware.

[Thank’s to Meagan]

AT&T Galaxy S5 Active Update G870AUCU2DPH2 It's official Android Marshmallow Too!

Following the Marshmallow update on AT&T Galaxy S5, the AT&T Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870A) isn't left behind and are now also started getting its Android Marshmallow update. The Galaxy S5 Active Marshmallow update brings very similar to the Galaxy S5. Nonetheless, only the firmware build version is different. The via Over-The-Air update came out as build version G870AUCU2DPH2 and are now heading its way to arrive on all AT&T Galaxy S5 users.

In addition, the update will not only bring the Marshmallow goodies, but it is also equipped with the August security patch. There were also some new features to which only AT&T subscribers to enjoy with, such as the Wi-FI Calling and Video Calling support for the device.

Technical details of the Update build G870AUCU2DPH2


  • Device: AT&T Galaxy S5 active
  • Model number: SM-G870A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android Security Patch Level (SPL): August 1, 2016
  • Baseband Version: G870AUCU2DPH2
  • Kernel Version: 3.18.20-8737252
    dpi@SWDD5606 #1 SMP PREEMPT
    Mon Aug 8 13:14:36 KST 2016
  • Build Number: MMB29M.G870AUCU2DPH2

New Features:


  • Android OS 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Wi-Fi Calling
  • Video Calling
  • Android device security enhancements


How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


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 SM-G900T 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.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900T and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies / Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

[Thank’s to Monica]

AT&T Galaxy S5 Update G900AUCU4DPH2 Official Android Marshmallow

AT&T carrier has finally started to roll out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on  Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A). The said Android marshmallow upgrade came out  as build version G900AUCU4DPH2. This is the final and official release build hence some of AT&T's Galaxy S5 users who participated the beta program already began receiving several Marshmallow update since May 2016. During the Beta test period there are almost 3 updates have been deployed, these are the build version  G900AUCU4DPE3 (released on May),  build version G900AUCU4DPF3 (on June), and the build version G900AUCU4DPG3 to which just released last month.

To those who haven't seen how's the Android Marshmallow update behave in our Galaxy S5, well  I'll just say it's pretty awesome. Though there are some doubts that the update might causes something like battery draining problem. The battery life performance is not one of the biggest concern since the the update itself contains the new power saving mode. This new feature will allow users to control some Apps running in the background to increase the battery life performance.   Aside to it, there are also several other new features, as well as noticeable changes to the UI design.

So better check the update for yourself,. Below are the technical details of the said Android marshmallow update  on AT&T Galaxy S5.

Technical details of the update build G900AUCU4DPH2


  • Device: AT&T Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900AUCU4DPH2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8903521
    dpi@SWHD4408 #1
    Wed Aug 3 20:18:15 KST 2016
  • Build Number: MMB29M.G900AUCU4DPH2

Features/Enhancements:
  • Android OS 6.0.1 Marshmallow Upgrade
  • Wi-Fi Calling
  • Video Calling
  • August security patches

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


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 SM-G900T 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.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900T and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies / Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

[Thank’s to Bill]

Sprint Galaxy S5 Sports Marshmallow Update G860PVPU2CPD1

Sprint galaxy S5 Sports has finally getting it's Android Marshmallow update.  The Marshmallow update is dubbed as build version G860PVPU2CPD1 upon its arrival. However,  we do not have any changelog  details about what other new features aside from Android 6.0 Marshmallow goodies as Sprint info page hasn't been being refreshed as of this moment. So better check the update manually so you'll be surprise tat it's actually available for download.

If you haven't seen the notification message yet, just keep on checking. The update basically rolled out in stages and might take few days to arrive in some certain areas. Below is the technical details screenshot of this OTA update build version G860PVPU2CPD1.


  • Device: Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
  • Model number: SM-G860P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Baseband version: G860PVPU2CPD1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7713144
  • Build number: MMB29M.G860PVPU2CPD1

Main Feature/s:
  • Upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The update is now live via Over-The-Air OTA, just do better take a look at it by navigating your device Settings > About Device > Check for Software Update. To check for more info make sure to hit the source below or follow are simple guide.

How to Update Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport G860P to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow


Samsung always advises 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 procedures 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 failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called “soft-bricks”. If this happens your device 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. Follow the guide here if you don’t yet on how to backup data on your Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport.

Your Galaxy S5 Sport should not been rooted – Your device should not been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport 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.

Update via Over-The-Air (OTA)


Samsung Galaxy S5 OTA Update 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 usually a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download. If you did not received any notification messages you can manually check fro the update instead. Doing this you may only tap on your Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport G860P Settings>>About Device, tap Software Update.
  • Find “Software update”
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the settings icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.

It will automatically tells 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 Tiffany]