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.