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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.

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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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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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.

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: 

Verizon Galaxy S5 Updates MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQA1, January 2017 SecurityPatch

An update for Verizon Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V) dubbed as build version  number MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQA1 is rolling out this week. The said G900VVRS2DQA1 update will bring the Android security patches for January 2017. Its basically the same update we've seen last month, dubbed as released build version G900VVRS2DPL1 of which contains the December 2016 Android security patches.

In addition to this, this is a significant signs that the Galaxy S5 will continually getting an update for at-least once in every month within this year.  Even though the Galaxy S5 has been succeeded with the Galaxy S6,  Galaxy S7, and the upcoming Galaxy S8, it is truly amazing that the latter are still rocking around.

What’s New:


  • January 2017 Android security patches

  • Optimize the device performance

  • Resolve known issues

Update version MMB29M.G900VVRS2DQA1 details :



  • Model number: SM-G900V

  • 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

Previous Update version MMB29M.G900VVRS2DPL1 :

  • Model number: SM-G900V

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 

  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900VVRS2DPL1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRS2DPL1


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.

  • Find “Software 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 Bella]

Galaxy S5 G900H January 2017 Android Security Patch Updates

Samsung has begun rolling out the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Android Security updates to which now brings the January 2017 security patches. The update comes in different build version of which corresponds to each specific region across the globe. All of these updates are still in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based. So those who owned and still rocking the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos) version, you folks might better check the update either via Over-The-Air or thru Samsung Kies.

Below are the technical details of each specific build version.

What's New:


  • Android Device Security Updates - January 2017 Security Patches

  • General bug-fixes, improved features and other system enhancements.

Latin America Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update version G900HXXS1CQAE


  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level:  1 January 2017

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPD1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQAE

  • AP: G900HXXS1CQAE

  • CSC: G900HUUB1CPJ1

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPD1

  • Build date: 01/20/2016

This build version specifically released for the Galaxy S5 owners in The Americas, in countries such as Panama, Argentina, Uruguay, Columbia, and etc.

Africa, and Middle East Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update version G900HXXS1CQAA



  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level:  1 January 2017

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQAA

  • AP: G900HXXS1CQAA

  • CSC: G900HOJV1CPL1

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Build date: 01/13/2016

This update is rolled out on various countries in Middle East such as United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and more. While also the same update goes out in African region such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and many more.

Southeast Asia Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update version G900HXXS1CQA9



  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level:  1 January 2017

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPC6

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQA9

  • AP: G900HXXS1CQA9

  • CSC: G900HOLB1CPG1

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPC6

  • Build date: 01/12/2016

This update build version G900HXXS1CQA9 were released in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

Europe Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update version G900HXXS1CQA1


  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level:  1 January 2017

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQA1

  • AP: G900HXXS1CQA1

  • CSC: G900HOXY1CPL4

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Build date: 01/03/2016

The G900HXXS1CQA1 build were exclusively released in Russian Federation, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.

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 unroot your Galaxy S5 first.

Galaxy S5 G900F Marshmallow Update G900FXXU1CPJ6, October AndroidDevice Security Patch

The Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F Snapdragon) has gotten another security patch updates.   This time around it has bump up its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to build version G900FXXU1CPJ6.  The update brings the month of October Android Security Patches to which strengthen the device security platform.

Moreover, there were also several new improvements in numerous Apps, and some changes to the looks of the Apps drawer, including the System UI.  The TouchWiz also got an update to the newest version.  While the rest targets the system enhancements to which make this G900FXXU1CPJ6 update version far more stable Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow so far.  Nonetheless, the network signal and Wi-Fi connectivity is a lot more improved, while the device stability when running an apps, browsing contacts, reading emails, watching videos is much lot better than before.

What's New:


  • New Android Security Patches - October package.

  • The device stability is much improved.

  • Improvements User's Interface (UI).

  • Icon's changes in Apps drawer.

  • Touchwiz updated  to version 1.1.23.

  • General bug-fixes and other system enhancements.


Technical details: Update version G900FXXU1CPJ6


  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPJ6

  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6

  • AP: G900FXXU1CPJ6

  • CP: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Build date: 10/13/2016

This update version G900FXXU1CPJ6 is available for all Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F owners in Europe. It is seeding via Over-The-Air (OTA) and thru Samsung Kies or Smart Switch for PC. The OTA version weighs at approximately 155 MB in file size to download.


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 unroot your Galaxy S5 first.

AT&T Galaxy S5 OTA Update G900AUCS4DPH4, Brings October AndroidSecurity Patches

AT&T Galaxy S5 has gotten it's Android Security patches that covers the month of October. The update is still base in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and dubbed as build version G900AUCS4DPH4. The AT&T's Galaxy S5 is the first  device we have seen receive the October Android security patches in United States alone.  While other US carriers Galaxy S5 might also seen similar updates soon.

Technical details of the update build G900AUCU4DPH2


Features/Enhancements:
  • October Android security updates

Details:
  • Device: AT&T Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900AUCS4DPH4
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8903521 dpi@SWHD4023 #1
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900AUCS4DPH4

The Over-The-Air OTA update weighs at approximately 63MB in file size. This will update the device from previous build version G900AUCS4CPH3 to G900AUCS4DPH4.


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.

[Thank’s to Miley]

Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Update G900FXXS1CPHW Brings September Security Patch

The Samsung Galaxy S5 had been receiving the security patch updates in a monthly basis. This time around will cover the Galaxy S5  (SM-G900F) intentional version updates because some folks have had been asking "why are the're too many updates that brings nothing any changes at all". While some were also expecting that the new updates brings the Android 7.0 Nougat since it has been there around the corner.

Well, the message is clear the Samsung Galaxy S5 will never get the Android Nougat in the first place, and it will stay in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.  So we have to move on and accept the reality that this monthly updates we've received is just part of the monthly security maintenance provided by Google and Samsung.

The following are the new update for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F that contains the September Security Patch packaged.  These updates have been released within September 2016 and covered different countries across the globe.

Europe's Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Updates:


The unbranded or unlocked version of Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F receives the build version G900FXXS1CPHW in England. While the rest has gotten the build version G900FXXS1CPI6 and G900FXXU1CPI9. The carrier branded or locked  Galaxy S5 SM-G900F had also been receiving several updates but is came out with various  build version according to its country and carrier allocation, these build version are thes  G900FXXS1CPI1, G900FXXS1CPI2, G900FXXS1CPI4, and G900FXXU1CPIH.




Here the technical details of each specific builds:

Update in United Kingdom
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPB8
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPHW

Update in The Netherlands
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPI9
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8538464
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPI9

Update release to the rest of Europe's unlocked Galaxy S5
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC9
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI6

Update received from several carrier locked Galaxy S5

Vodafone:
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPIA
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8193525
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPIH

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPD2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8193525
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI2

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPD2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8193525
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI1

3/Three
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC5
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI4

Middle East Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Update


This update goes in Middle East countries alone such as United Arab Emirates, Israel, and many more.  It is the same build version and covered both unlocked and carrier locked Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in the said region.
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7987207
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPI8

So there you have it! Just make sure to check the update if your Galaxy S5 haven't received one of this builds that contains the said September Security patches.  The September security patch packages addresses 65 Google and 9 Samsung vulnerabilities and exposures.



But so far, there are no reported incidents of exploitation and abuse from the said vulnerabilities, according to Android Security Bulletin. If you update the device from time to time, it will keep your personal data and files stored in the device more secure.

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Update G900TUVS1GPG2 July Security Patch

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 has gotten another update that moves its Android Marshmallow OS to build version G900TUVS1GPG2 from its current version G900TUVU1GPE1. This update is merely a small OTA update that brings the monthly security maintenance patches to which now covers for the month of July.  The update is technically just a security  update and there is nothing any more changes or any additional features to the recent Android Marshmallow. The July security package is equipped with 46 Google patches and 4 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures, according Android Security Bulletin.

The following are the technical details of the Marshmallow update on T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T and SM-G900T3:

Technical details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update – Release build version G900TUVS1GPG2


  • Model number: SM-G900T
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900TUVS1GPG2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900TUVS1GPG2
  • Build date: 07-07-2016
  • AP: G900TUVS1GPG2
  • CSC: G900TTMB1GPG2
  • CP: G900TUVS1GPG2

Marshmallow Update on Galaxy S5 SM-G900T3 models:
  • Model number: SM-G900T3
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900T3UVS2GPG2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900T3UVS2GPG2
  • Build date: 07-07-2016
  • AP: G900T3UVS2GPG2
  • CSC: G900T3TMB2GPG2
  • CP: G900T3UVS2GPG2



This Over-The-Air OTA update build G900TUVS1GPG2 containing the July Security patch weighs at approximately 90 MB in size.


Again, the released are still in stages and it simply means that each and every Galaxy S5 SM-G900T and Sm-G900T3 owners will not get the update at the same time.  Those who haven’t received the update yet, you folks might better manually check it via Over-the-air (OTA) update or by using Kies or Samsung Smart Switch for PC. Below are the guides that show you 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 Galaxy S5, you folks might need to download the G900TUVU1GPE1 stock firmware itself, 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 to Tina and Camille]

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Marshmallow Update G900HXXU1CPE6, 1st Official Android 6.0.1 Release

For those of you who owned the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos) that  might have been waiting for the Android Marshmallow update. Well, here it comes the first official released build G900HXXU1CPE6, to which technically  based in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.  The G900HXXU1CPE6  is currently rolling out in phases in Kazakhstan, but might as well also soon available to the rest of any countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. This is only an initial release to which will take more time before it reaches to any parts of the world.

In addition, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the Samsung Galaxy S5 is taking quite so slow, but it’s still nice to see the rollout has begun. The Galaxy S5 is now more than 2 years old, but still kicking in for the latest Android OS. Furthermore, several variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5 such as the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F (Snapdragon), Galaxy S5 SM-G900I, while some major carriers in United States, and Canada like Sprint Galaxy S5 SM-G900P, T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T, Telus, and Bell Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 have had also received the said Marshmallow update from the last couple of days and weeks earlier.

Technical details of the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update – 1st Official Release build version G900HXXU1CPE6


  • Model number: SM-G900H
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXU1CPE6
  • Build date: 05-11-2016
  • AP: G900HXXU1CPE6
  • CSC: G900HOXY1CPE6
  • CP: G900HXXU1CPCA

Along with the Android Marshmallow goodies are several bug fixes. It is also loaded with the newest Android security patch for May 2016.

Again, the released are still in stages and it simply means that each and every Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H owners will not get the Marshmallow update at the same time.  Those who haven’t received the update yet, you folks might better manually check it via Over-the-air (OTA) update or by using Kies or Samsung Smart Switch for PC. Below are the basic guidelines 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-G900H 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-G900H 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-G900H 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 Galaxy S5, you folks might need to download the G900HXXU1CPE6 stock firmware itself, as you may no longer get the Over The air update as long as your device has been modified – Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 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 to Olga]

Galaxy S5 SM-G9000F Android Marshmallow Update build G900FXXU1CPE9 and All May 2016 Released

The Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G9000F has receives another round of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update build G900FXXU1CPE9 in  France.  The said update is sent out to the factory unlocked Galaxy S5 SM-G9000F. Whilst some select carrier locked Galaxy S5 version also receives the Marshmallow update but dubbed with another build such as G900FXXU1CPD3. In addition, Africa, and Middles East Galaxy S5 owners also gotten its first official Marshmallow update dubbed as build G900FXXU1CPE2. While some select countries in Southeast Asia also got the first Marshmallow update build G900FXXU1CPDG.

Here are the technical build details on each Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update builds:

Update build G900FXXU1CPE9


Held available in France at this time being.
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC9
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPE9
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPE9
  • CSC: G900FOXX1CPE2
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPCH

Update build G900FXXU1CPE2


Rolled out in South Africa and Middle East countries.
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPB8
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7987207
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPE2
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPE2
  • CSC: G900FOXX1CPE2
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPB8

Update build G900FXXU1CPDG


First Marshmallow update released to Southeast Asia countries.
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPCB
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7987207
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPDG
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPDG
  • CSC: G900FOLB1CPD5
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPCB

Update build G900FXXU1CPD3

Solely released on some select carrier locked Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in Europe.
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC5
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPD3
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPDG
  • CSC: G900F3IE1CPC1
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPC5

The firmware build details can be viewed in the device settings. From Home Screen tap Apps > Settings > About device.

So those who might have been waiting for this Android Marshmallow update, you folks might better check the update right now. It's now available via Over the Air and thru Samsung Smart Switch for PC.

Main Features and/or Enhancements:

  • OS upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • The new TouchWiz provides enhanced usability and an updated visual design.
  • Quick connect helps you easily find and connect to nearby devices and pre-connection.
  • Fingerprints are securely protected. An alternative unlock method (pattern,PIN, or password.
  • Advanced power saving mode restricts background data and extends battery life.
  • New enhanced users interface and a lot more.

All of these Marshmallow update were already packed with the latest security patches, to which now addresses as to the month of May 1, 2016.

Those who have not received the update yet, you folks might better manually check it via Over-the-air (OTA) update or using Kies. Below are the guides that show you the basic  instructions on how to perform a software update on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

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 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow 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 unroot your Galaxy S5 first.