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).

Update Build version G900PVPS3CQA2 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: January 1, 2017

  • Baseband version: G900PVPS3CQA2

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9510242

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPS3CQA2

What’s New:

  • Android Security Updates – January 2017 Android security patches

Previous updates:

  • 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

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.

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.