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]