Galaxy S5 G900F Android Security Maintenance Updates for April 2017

If you owned the international variants of the Galaxy S5, the SM-G900F models, then you should see an update landing on your device this week.  If you might have thought that this is some kind of Android 7.0 Nougat update; No, it is not! This update is still part of the monthly Android Security Maintenance Released or (SMR). This time around it'll bring the April 1, 2017 Security patches.

As we have lurked around at Samsung's site, we spotted  several  build versions. Each of these version varies on region, and either for unlocked or a carriers branded Galaxy S5 G900F variants.

So here goes the new updates you should watch out.

Update version G900FXXS1CQDA


This version will be hitting the carrier branded Galaxy S5 in Europe.
  • Device name: Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQA1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQDA

Update version G900FXXS1CQD2


This version will land in Nordic Countries unlocked Galaxy S5 G900F owners.
  • Device name: Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQD2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQD2

Update version G900FXXS1CQD4


This is also a unbranded version and it will be hitting the factory unlocked Galaxy S5 throughout the Europe regions.
  • Device name: Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CQA3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQD4

Again, these updates will be deployed in stages, and it will take several days before the deployments finishes. 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.


That's it for now! See you soon until the next updates.

Sprint Galaxy S5 Receiving April 2017 Android Security MaintenanceUpdates to version G900PVPS3CQD1

We have juts spotted a new update for Sprint Galaxy S5 SM-G900P at Samsung's site. The update will bump-up the device recent Android 6.0 Marshmallow system to version G900PVPS3CQD1 from G900PVPS3CQC1. However, Sprint has no longer made any official announcements for this device updates, so we couldn't tell everything about it. But there is one thing this update brings, and it's the April 1, 2017 Android security patch level. Noting that Samsung were sending out the monthly Android Security Maintenance Released (SMR).

Update Build version G900PVPS3CQD1 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: April 1, 2017
Baseband version: G900PVPS3CQD1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9510242
Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPS3DQD1

What’s New:


Android Security Updates – April 2017 Android security patches

Previous updates:

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
Baseband version: G900PVPS3CQC1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9510242
Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPS3CQC1

This update clocked at around 21 MB in file size. It seeding via Over-The-Air OTA update only. The rolls out is still in stages, 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.

April 2017 Security Update Landed on Verizon Galaxy, Moved to version G900VVRS2DQD1

The April 2017 Android Security Patch updates has just recently deployed on Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900V. The update has moved the device Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS to version G900VVRS2DQD1 from last month's update version G900VVRU2DQC2.

As usual, this update brings nothing any new features but apparently brings the latest Android security patches. This time around the Android security patch level  bumped-up to April 1, 2017.

Update version MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQD1 details :


The current software update gives you the most up to date Android security patches on your device.
  • Model number: SM-G900V
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900VVRS2DQD1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQD1

Previous Update version MMB29M.G900VVRU2DQC2
  • 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

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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