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]