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.

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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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