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]

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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.