Galaxy S5 G900F Android Security Maintenance Updates for April 2017

If you owned the international variants of the Galaxy S5, the SM-G900F models, then you should see an update landing on your device this week.  If you might have thought that this is some kind of Android 7.0 Nougat update; No, it is not! This update is still part of the monthly Android Security Maintenance Released or (SMR). This time around it'll bring the April 1, 2017 Security patches.

As we have lurked around at Samsung's site, we spotted  several  build versions. Each of these version varies on region, and either for unlocked or a carriers branded Galaxy S5 G900F variants.

So here goes the new updates you should watch out.

Update version G900FXXS1CQDA


This version will be hitting the carrier branded Galaxy S5 in Europe.
  • Device name: Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQA1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQDA

Update version G900FXXS1CQD2


This version will land in Nordic Countries unlocked Galaxy S5 G900F owners.
  • Device name: Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQD2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQD2

Update version G900FXXS1CQD4


This is also a unbranded version and it will be hitting the factory unlocked Galaxy S5 throughout the Europe regions.
  • Device name: Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CQA3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQD4

Again, these updates will be deployed in stages, and it will take several days before the deployments finishes. However, 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.


That's it for now! See you soon until the next updates.

Sprint Galaxy S5 Receiving April 2017 Android Security MaintenanceUpdates to version G900PVPS3CQD1

We have juts spotted a new update for Sprint Galaxy S5 SM-G900P at Samsung's site. The update will bump-up the device recent Android 6.0 Marshmallow system to version G900PVPS3CQD1 from G900PVPS3CQC1. However, Sprint has no longer made any official announcements for this device updates, so we couldn't tell everything about it. But there is one thing this update brings, and it's the April 1, 2017 Android security patch level. Noting that Samsung were sending out the monthly Android Security Maintenance Released (SMR).

Update Build version G900PVPS3CQD1 Technical details:


Country: United States
Carrier: Sprint
Device name: Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900P
Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
Baseband version: G900PVPS3CQD1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9510242
Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPS3DQD1

What’s New:


Android Security Updates – April 2017 Android security patches

Previous updates:

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
Baseband version: G900PVPS3CQC1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9510242
Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPS3CQC1

This update clocked at around 21 MB in file size. It seeding via Over-The-Air OTA update only. The rolls out is still in stages, and it may take into several days before it will completely arrives on all Sprint Galaxy S5 owners.

However, 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.

April 2017 Security Update Landed on Verizon Galaxy, Moved to version G900VVRS2DQD1

The April 2017 Android Security Patch updates has just recently deployed on Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900V. The update has moved the device Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS to version G900VVRS2DQD1 from last month's update version G900VVRU2DQC2.

As usual, this update brings nothing any new features but apparently brings the latest Android security patches. This time around the Android security patch level  bumped-up to April 1, 2017.

Update version MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQD1 details :


The current software update gives you the most up to date Android security patches on your device.
  • Model number: SM-G900V
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900VVRS2DQD1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQD1

Previous Update version MMB29M.G900VVRU2DQC2
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900VVRU2DQC2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRU2DQC2

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V to Marshmallow via Over-The-Air (OTA)


This is usually how the carrier branded or locked Samsung Galaxy S5, performs a software update.  This method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which most often  a notification message will directly send out to you from your network provider and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not receive any notification messages you can manually check for the update instead.  Doing so you may only navigate on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900V  Settings > System updates > Check for new system update.
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the Settings icon.
  • Tap System update.
  • Tap Check for new system update.
It will automatically tells you that a new update is available. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.
The other option is to use the Verizon software update tool itself, from where you  simply plug-in your phone into your computer to perform an update.

[source]

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

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

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


Here’s the details:

Galaxy S5 SM-G900A Update version G900AUCS4DQD1

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

Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A Update version G870AUCS2DQD1

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

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

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

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android OS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


[Thank’s to Dwayne]

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

Verizon Galaxy S5 March 2017 Security Patch Updates MMB29M.G900VVRU2DQC2

Verizon is pushing an OTA update for Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V) containing the March 1, 2017 Android Security patch level. Noting that big red's has also unleashed the Android 7.0 Nougat updates on its Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 flagships. Even though the Galaxy S5 will never get any Android 7.0 Nougat treatment, but the Big Red still ensures that the device will receive the Security Maintenance Release (SMR) in a monthly basis.  The update has moved the device recent Android 6.0.1 OS to build version MMB29M.G900VVRU2DQC2 from previous released build MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQB2.

Aside from Android security patches, it also includes fixes to an email issue and updates the Amazon Shopping app.  Fixes an issue that prevented Outlook 2007 and 2003 users from accessing and downloading email attachments, according to Verizon addressed changelog details.

Update version MMB29M.G900VVRU2DQC2 details :


  • Model number: SM-G900V
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900VVRU2DQC2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRU2DQC2

Previous Update version MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQB2 

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

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V to Marshmallow via Over-The-Air (OTA)


This is usually how the carrier branded or locked Samsung Galaxy S5, performs a software update.  This method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which most often  a notification message will directly send out to you from your network provider and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not receive any notification messages you can manually check for the update instead.  Doing so you may only navigate on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900V  Settings > System updates > Check for new system update.

  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.

  • Tap the Settings icon.

  • Tap System update.

  • Tap Check for new system update.

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


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

[source]

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 March 2017 Security Updates G900TUVU1GQC2

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 has once again received the monthly Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR) for the month of March. The update has bumped T-Mo's S5 to version G900TUVU1GQC2 while also moving its Android security patch level to March 1, 2017. Noting that the last update has covered the month of January, so this update also considerably covered the last month's security patches that we haven't seen coming in. Aside from security patches, this update also includes various system improvements.

Here goes the technical details of the said update:

What’s New?

  • Various system improvements
  • March 2017 Android Security updates

Galaxy S5 SM-G900T update version G900TUVU1GQC2 details: 

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900TUVU1GQC2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900TUVU1GQC2

Previous Update: G900TUVS1GQA2
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900TUVS1GQA2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900TUVS1GQA2

In addition, the March 2017 Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR) packaged has 72 patches for Android Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and 12 patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), that's according to Google and Samsung Mobile Security bulletin.

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 Britanny]

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AT&T Galaxy S5 March 2017 Security Patch Updates version G900AUCS4DQC1

AT&T is sending out an OTA update for the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A). The update has bumped the device Android Marshmallow OS  to build version G900AUCS4DQC1 from G900AUCU4DQB1. It's just a small OTA update bringing the monthly security patches, and this time around it contains the March 1, 2017 Android security patch level.

Here's the details:
  • Device: Galaxy S5 SM-G900A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900AUCS4DQC1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9723602
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900AUCS4DQC1

What's New: Android security patch update

This update only weighs at 20MB in file size. The roll out started on March 28, 2017 and will end-up in a week or  two.

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

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


[Thank’s to Chris]

source

Galaxy S5 G900F March 2017 Android Security Patch Updates Rolling out in UK

The international variant of the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) are receiving an update to build version   G900FXXS1CQC1. This update is carrying the March 1, 2017 Android security patch level. In the meantime it is officially pushed in UK's Galaxy S5 owners, but it might be also heading towards the rest of the nearby countries in the Europe region these coming couple of days.

Here goes the details:

What’s New:

  • March 2017 Android Security Patches

Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Update

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  1 March 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQAV
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQC1
  • AP: G900FXXS1CQC1
  • CP: G900FXXS1CQAV
  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6
  • Build date: Thu 2 Mar 2017
  • Region: Europe

While judging to the firmware build details, it quite very similar to last month's updates. So the only thing this version probably brings is non other than the said Android security patch updates and there's nothing more.

Anyways, the Android security patch updates addresses several Android’s Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE). So you must keep your Galaxy S5 updated from time to time to keep it safe from any of these vulnerabilities.

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 removed the root image from your Galaxy S5 first.

AT&T Galaxy S5 OTA G900AUCU4DQB1 February 2017 Security Updates

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 starts receiving the February 2017 Android security patch updates today. The update of which comes as build version G900AUCU4DQB1 to which carries the said February 2017 security patches. As usual, this update will not bring any major changes for the device, but judging by its file size at a hefty 184 MB, it might also equipped with several bug-fixes and other system enhancements to improved the device performance.

What's New:

  • Android device security updates - February 1, 2017
  • Device name SAMSUNG-SM-G900A
  • Android version 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level February 1, 2017
  • Baseband version G900AUCU4DQB1
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-9723602
  • Build number  MMB29M.G900AUCS4DQB1

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?
This update requires the previous released version G900AUCU4DQA1 prior to get the update. It is seeding via Over-The-Air and it may take into several days before hitting all AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A owners.

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

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

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

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

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


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

It will automatically 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 Marilyn]

Sprint Galaxy S5 Updates to version G900PVPS3CQB3, Brings February 2017Security Patches

Sprint has once again rolled out an OTA update for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P.  The update has bumped up to version G900PVPS3CQB3 from last few weeks update version G900PVPS3CQA2. As usual, the update does not brings any noticeable changes nor any adverse effect to the device as it is still part of the monthly Android security updates.  The latter will brings the February 2017 Android security patches prior to the previous version which also contains the January 2017 security patches.

Here are the technical details:

Update Build version G900PVPS3CQB3 Technical details: 


  • Country: United States
  • Carrier: Sprint
  • Device name: Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: February 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900PVPS3CQB3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9510242
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPS3CQB3

What’s New:

  • Android Security Updates – February  2017 Android security patches

Previous updates:

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)

  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017

  • Baseband version: G900PVPS3CQA2

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9510242

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPS3CQA2

Again, the G900PVPS3CQA2 update size only weighs at 27.3 MB to download either via  Over-The-Air (OTA) and or by using Kies/Smart Switch for PC. The rolls out is in phased basis, and it may take into several days before it will completely arrives on all Sprint Galaxy S5 owners.

However, 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.

Verizon Galaxy S5 Gets February 2017 Security Update to G900VVRS2DQB2

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

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

Update version MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQB2 details :

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

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

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V to Marshmallow via Over-The-Air (OTA)


This is usually how the carrier branded or locked Samsung Galaxy S5, performs a software update.  This method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which most often  a notification message will directly send out to you from your network provider and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not receive any notification messages you can manually check for the update instead.  Doing so you may only navigate on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900V  Settings > System updates > Check for new system update.
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the Settings icon.
  • Tap System update.
  • Tap Check for new system update.

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

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

[Thank’s to Rod]

Galaxy S5 February 2017 Android Security Patch Updates versionG900FXXS1CQBW

Yet another month and another Android security patch updates is hitting on Galaxy S5. This time around we have seen Samsung started releasing the February 2017 Android security updates on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F (Snapdragon) and the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos) variants.

First came around is the Galaxy S5 G900F update to version G900FXXS1CQBW of which is recently hitting in Europe particularly in the UK. Then follows by the Galaxy S5 G900H updates in various region such as Latin America, Europe and Southeast Asia. These updates also comes in different version, such as G900HXXU1CQB2, G900HXXS1CQB4, and G900HXXS1CQB5.

Anyways, if somehow someone seeking for the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S5, I may say that  it won't and it will never happen. All of these recent updates were still in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow base that brings nothing more but rather than the Android security patches. Besides, this device will stay rocking in 2017 with a monthly updates.

Here are the technical details:

What’s New:

  •  February 2017 Security Patches - Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR)

Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Update

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  1 February 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQAV
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQBW
  • AP: G900FXXS1CQBW
  • CP: G900FXXS1CQAV
  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6
  • Build date: 02/13/2017
  • Region: Europe


Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update


Update version G900HXXS1CQB5
  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  1 February 2017
  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPC6
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQB5
  • AP: G900HXXS1CQB5
  • CP: G900HXXU1CPC6
  • CSC: G900HOLB1CPG1
  • Build date: 02/13/2017
  • Region: Southeast Asia

Update version G900HXXS1CQB4
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  1 February 2017
  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPD1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQB4
  • AP: G900HXXS1CQB4
  • CP: G900HXXU1CPD1
  • CSC: G900HUUB1CPJ1
  • Build date: 02/14/2017
  • Region: Latin America

Update version G900HXXU1CQB2
  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  1 February 2017
  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXU1CQB2
  • AP: G900HXXU1CQB2
  • CP: G900HXXU1CPCA
  • CSC: G900HOXY1CPL4
  • Build date: 02/08/2017
  • Region: Europe

The February 2017 Android security update addresses 50 Android's Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and 7 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE).

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 removed the root image from your Galaxy S5 first.

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Update version G900TUVS1GQA2, January 2017 AndroidSecurity Patch

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T gets an OTA update and it'll bump up the Android OS version to G900TUVS1GQA2 from G900TUVS1GPK3. It is just a minor update that  brings up the January 2017 Android security patches, so it does not bothering to take the update at the right time. This is the same security updates that have been also recently sent out on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint Galaxy S5 variants.

Here goes the technical details of the said update:

What’s New?

  • January 2017 Android Security updates

Galaxy S5 SM-G900T update version G900TUVS1GQA2 details: 

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900TUVS1GQA2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900TUVS1GQA2

Previous version:
  • 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

In addition, the January 2017 Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR) packaged contains 68 patches for Android Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and 28 patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), according to Samsung Mobile Security bulletin.

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 Sarah and Ben]

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AT&T Galaxy S5 Updates to version G900AUCU4DQA1, Brings January 2017Security Patch

AT&T has pushed the OTA update dubbed as build version G900AUCU4DQA1 for its Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A).  The update that weighs at 192 MB in size will bring the new Android security patch that covers 'til the month of January 2017.  It also includes some improvements for the device performance, it might rather be particularly a system enhancements or a battery life improvements, we do not know yet.

Here goes the details: 

Sprint Galaxy S5 Update to G900PVPS3CQA2, January 2017 Security Patch

Sprint Galaxy S5 is  getting an update to build version G900PVPS3CQA2,  bringing the January 2017 Android security patch update.  It's just a small OTA update that only weighs at 27 MB in file size.  By judging by its size it's rather nothing new at all and we cannot expect any  adverse effect to the device. This update will bump up the device current Android Marshmallow OS from build version G900PVPU3CPL2 to G900PVPS3CQA2.

Anyways, the January security patch contains 67 patches for Android's Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), along with 28 patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE).

January 2017 Android Security Updates G900FXXS1CQAV Galaxy S5 SM-G900F

A new firmware update dubbed as build version G900FXXS1CQAV for Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) has started rolling out in the European shores. Yet, this is another similar update we have seen from the past few months, to which only brings the monthly Android security updates. This time, the said update version G900FXXS1CQAV contains the January 2017 Android security patches as per details from the initial changelog, addressed by Samsung itself.

What’s New:

  • Android Security Maintenance Release – January 2017 Security Patches.

Technical details: Update version G900FXXS1CQAV

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  1 January 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQAV
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQAV
  • AP: G900FXXS1CQAV
  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPJ1
  • Build date: 01/02/2017

Previous Update: 
  •  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

In addition, the January Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR) packaged contains 61 patches for Android Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and 28 patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), according to Samsung Mobile Security bulletin.

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 removed the root image from your Galaxy S5 first.

Verizon Galaxy S5 Updates MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQA1, January 2017 SecurityPatch

An update for Verizon Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V) dubbed as build version  number MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQA1 is rolling out this week. The said G900VVRS2DQA1 update will bring the Android security patches for January 2017. Its basically the same update we've seen last month, dubbed as released build version G900VVRS2DPL1 of which contains the December 2016 Android security patches.

In addition to this, this is a significant signs that the Galaxy S5 will continually getting an update for at-least once in every month within this year.  Even though the Galaxy S5 has been succeeded with the Galaxy S6,  Galaxy S7, and the upcoming Galaxy S8, it is truly amazing that the latter are still rocking around.

What’s New:


  • January 2017 Android security patches

  • Optimize the device performance

  • Resolve known issues

Update version MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQA1 details :



  • Model number: SM-G900V

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 

  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017

  • Baseband version: G900VVRS2DQA1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQA1

Previous Update version MMB29M.G900VVRS2DPL1 :

  • 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


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.

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

[Thank’s to Bella]

Galaxy S5 G900H January 2017 Android Security Patch Updates

Samsung has begun rolling out the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Android Security updates to which now brings the January 2017 security patches. The update comes in different build version of which corresponds to each specific region across the globe. All of these updates are still in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based. So those who owned and still rocking the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos) version, you folks might better check the update either via Over-The-Air or thru Samsung Kies.

Below are the technical details of each specific build version.

What's New:


  • Android Device Security Updates - January 2017 Security Patches

  • General bug-fixes, improved features and other system enhancements.

Latin America Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update version G900HXXS1CQAE


  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level:  1 January 2017

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPD1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQAE

  • AP: G900HXXS1CQAE

  • CSC: G900HUUB1CPJ1

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPD1

  • Build date: 01/20/2016

This build version specifically released for the Galaxy S5 owners in The Americas, in countries such as Panama, Argentina, Uruguay, Columbia, and etc.

Africa, and Middle East Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update version G900HXXS1CQAA



  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level:  1 January 2017

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQAA

  • AP: G900HXXS1CQAA

  • CSC: G900HOJV1CPL1

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Build date: 01/13/2016

This update is rolled out on various countries in Middle East such as United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and more. While also the same update goes out in African region such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and many more.

Southeast Asia Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update version G900HXXS1CQA9



  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level:  1 January 2017

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPC6

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQA9

  • AP: G900HXXS1CQA9

  • CSC: G900HOLB1CPG1

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPC6

  • Build date: 01/12/2016

This update build version G900HXXS1CQA9 were released in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

Europe Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update version G900HXXS1CQA1


  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level:  1 January 2017

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQA1

  • AP: G900HXXS1CQA1

  • CSC: G900HOXY1CPL4

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Build date: 01/03/2016

The G900HXXS1CQA1 build were exclusively released in Russian Federation, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.

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 Updates to version G900PVPU3CPL2, December AndroidSecurity Patches

Sprint has started pushing an OTA update dubbed as build version G900PVPU3CPL2 on Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900P). It's more likely just another security updates to which contains the December Android Security patches. Sprint haven't posted anything about this update yet though. But by judging the update's file size that weighs at around 237 MB,  it considerably includes several bug fixes,  enhanced features and or other system improvements.

In addition, the December Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR) packaged contains 81 security patches for Google Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and around 15 security patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE). You may find this details at Google's Android Security bulletin.

Update Build version G900PVPU3CPL2 Technical details: 


  • Country: United States

  • Carrier: Sprint

  • Device name: Galaxy S5

  • Model number: SM-G900P

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)

  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900PVPU3CPL2

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9510242

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPU3CPL2

What's New:



  • Android Security Updates - December 2016 Android security patches

  • Device stability and optimize performance

  • General bug-fixes to resolve known issues, and other system improvements.

Previous updates:

  • 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



The G900PVPU3CPL3 OTA update weighs at  approximately 230 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.