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.