Monday, March 26, 2018

2018 March Galaxy Note 5 Updates With Mobile Hotspot APN Fixes

Yet another round of updates has been making its rounds on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 recently.  These updates includes the monthly Google security fix, while other variants also received various system improvements, just like AT&T's Galaxy Note 5 that have had gotten its  Mobile hotspot APN fix alongside with the Android device security updates.

This just to let you know that the Galaxy Note 5 is still rocking these days even though it has already gotten its long time successors, the Galaxy Galaxy Note 8, and then the upcoming Galaxy Note 9.

Anyways, here are the recent updates of each  specific Galaxy Note 5 variants across the world. Just take a look at your device model numbers and make ensure that it has been updated from time to time.

AT&T Galaxy Note 5 Update (SM-N920A)

  • Device name: Galaxy Note5
  • Model number: SM-N920A
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N920AUCU5ERB5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-12579816
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920AUC55ERB5
  • Release date: Mar. 27, 2018
  • Mobile Hotspot APN fix and Android device security updates


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

August 2017 Android Security Updates Hitting Galaxy Note5 N920C/N920G

For those who owns the Galaxy Note5 particularly the SM-N920C and SM-N920G models, there's a new update heading on its way for your devices. These updates are still part of Samsung and Google's monthly Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR)  that will now bump up both Galaxy Note 5's Android Security Patch Level to August 1, 2017.

In addition, the update will start to hit the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. While similar thing will also happens to the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G owners in Latin America, and select regions in Asia.

The rolling out starts on August 30, so make sure to keep an eye of this update of which will arrive shortly for a couple of days.

Here are the technical details of each release version according to the Galaxy Note5 model number, and receiving regions.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Verizon Galaxy Note5 Update to version N920VVRS3CQH1, August 2017 Security Patches

Verizon has just rolled out an update brings the August 2017 Android security patches on their own Galaxy Note5.  The update is still part of the monthly Android security maintenance of which has now bumped the device Android Security Patch Level  to August 1, 2017.

Changes: Android Device  Security Updates - 2017-08-01

  • Device name: Galaxy Note5
  • Model number: SM-N920V
  • Android version7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920VVRS3CQH1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920VVRS3CQH1
  • Release date: August 28, 2017

This type of Android OS update only weighs at approximately 20 MB in file size so it looks like it doesn't takes much time to install in the device,
So again, if you've got a Verizon Galaxy Note5 and yet haven't receive the update's notification message.  Just simply hit that software update button in your device. From the device Home screen simply tap Apps > Settings > About device > Check for Updates.




How to Update Galaxy Note 5 via Over-The-Air:


Make sure your phone’s battery is fully re-charged before starting the software update. This is a must and very important part to get rid of some issues if ever the software update being interrupted due to a power failure.

  • From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key > Settings > About device > Software updates > Check for Updates.
  • If your device finds a new software update, tap Download now.
  • When the download complete, a screen will appear advising you that the new version of software is ready to be installed. Tap Install update.
  • The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.
  • One the phone reboots, you may head back to Settings > About device to double-check if you’ve successfully updated your Galaxy Note 5.

source: Verion Note5 support page

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Galaxy Note5 Gets August 2017 Security Updates in Canada

An Over-The-Air (OTA) monthly Android Security Maintenance update is heading it way on Galaxy Note 5 in Canada. The update is said to bring the August 1, 2017 Android security patch level, while bumping the device recent Android 7.0 Nougat OS to version  N920W8VLS4CQH1.

The August 2017 Android security update contains 50 patches for vulnerabilities found on Android OS. While Samsung also around 12 patches for their own application vulnerabilities.

In addition, this update is now the 4th Android 7.0 Nougat landed on the Canadian variants of the Galaxy Note5. This release version are being deployed on all major and minor Canadian carriers Galaxy Note5, including Bell, Rogers, Freedom, Fido, Videotron, Sasktel, Virgin-Mobile, and MTS.

Here are the details:

What’s New
  • August 2017 Android security patches
  • Resolved known issues
  • General system enhancements

Technical details:


  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920W8VLS4CQH1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10942903
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920W8VLS4CQH1
  • AP: N920W8VLS4CQH1
  • CP: N920W8VLS4CQH1
  • CSC: N920W8OYA4CQH1

Previous update version:
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920W8VLS4CQG1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10942903
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920W8VLS4CQG1
  • AP: N920W8VLS4CQG1
  • CP: N920W8VLS4CQG1
  • CSC: N920W8OYA4CQG1



Friday, August 25, 2017

AT&T Galaxy Note5 Receiving August 2017 Security Updates, Bumped to version N920AUCS4EQH1

AT&T Has pushed the monthly Android security updates on Galaxy Note5.  THis time around, the update has bumped up the latter's Android Security Patch level to August 1, 2017.  The update has also moved the device recent Android 7.0 Nougat OS to version N920AUCS4EQH1 from N920AUCS4EQG1.

Changes: Android Device  Security Updates


  • Device name: Galaxy Note5

  • Model number: SM-N920A

  • Android version7.0 (Nougat)

  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2017

  • Baseband version: N920AUCS4EQH1

  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809541

  • Build number: NRD90M.N920AUCS4EQH1

  • Release date: August 25, 2017

The Over-The-Air OTA update weighs at 18.4MB in file size so it looks like it doesn't takes much time to install the said  update.
So again, if you've got a AT&T Galaxy Note5 and wants to take the update, just simply hit that software update button in your device. From the device Home screen simply tap Apps > Settings > About device > Check for Updates.


Monday, July 31, 2017

Galaxy Note5 Updates with July 2017 Android Security Patches and Various Improvements Roundup

Since Samsung has been continuously rolling out the monthly Android security updates on the Galaxy Note5 this year. Here comes another  wave of updates that includes the Android security patches for the month of July 2017. But wait, this time around it's not just about the Android security updates but some Galaxy Note 5 variants were also getting some doze of newly added features and various system improvements.

So without further ado, here goes the Galaxy Note5 July 2017 updates.

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A - AT&T


  • Model number: SM-N920A
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920AUCS4EQG1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809541
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920AUCS4EQG1
  • Release date: July 31, 2017

Changes: Android device security updates

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T - T-Mobile


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Galaxy Note 5 June 2017 Android Security Updates (6/1/2017 - 6/30/2017)

Yet another month passes by, and so does the monthly release of the Android security patch updates for the Galaxy Note 5 continually pouring in. This time around, we are going to leave you a compiled list of each updates that we've seen coming through for the whole month of June 2017 on each Galaxy Note 5 variant across the globe. Noting that each updates brings nothing new additional features rather but it brings the new Android Security patch updates to keep our Galaxy Note 5 invulnerable to any harmful and or malicious apps and other activities.

Furthermore, all of the following updates only brings the June 1, 2017 Android security patch level to each Galaxy Note 5 models. You may take a look back if your Galaxy Note 5 already received one these updates.

AT&T Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A Updates


Update build number N920AUCS4EQF1

  • Region: United States

  • Carrier: AT&T

  • Model number: SM-N920A

  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)

  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2017

  • Baseband version: N920AUCS4EQF1

  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809541

  • Build number: NRD90M.N920AUCS4EQF1

Monday, June 19, 2017

Canada's Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 Android 7.0 Nougat's June Security Update to version N920W8VLS4CQF2

As Canada's Galaxy Note 5 already received its Android 7.0 Nougat updates way back in April. Now here comes another round of Nougat updates that are about to hit the said devices this month. This update will bumped up all Canadian carriers Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 to Nougat version N920W8VLS4CQF2 from the previous released version N920W8VLU4CQC9.

However, the update will not bring  any additional features, but it includes the June 1, 2017 Android security patch level. Aside from June's Security patches it may also includes general enhancements, bug-fixes, and other system improvements.

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 Update version N920W8VLS4CQF2


What's New:
  • June 2017 Android security patches
  • Resolved known issues
  • General system enhancements

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Android 7.0 Nougat Updates on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I Released in Australia, version N920IDVU3CQD3

The Android 7.0 Nougat update for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I variants has finally begun.  The said Nougat update is now available for those who owned the factory unlocked and Vodafone Galaxy Note 5 in Australia.  While other carriers such as Telstra and Optus might as well follow soon.

However, for New Zealand and Singapore Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I  owners, you folks might still hold on for a little while.  There hasn't any signs of the Android 7.0 Nougat movements from Samsung's software update center in the said region as of this moment.

Anyways, the first Android Nougat update comes in build version N920IDVU3CQD3. It is a similar build heading in both unbranded and carrier branded Galaxy Note 5 in Australia. Along with all the Nougat goodies, this version also includes the March 1, 2017 Android security patch level.


Here are the details:
  • Device name: Galaxy Note 5
  • Model number: SM-N920I
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android Security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920IDVU3CQD2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809520
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920IDVU3CQD3
  • AP: N920IDVU3CQD3
  • CP: N920IDVU3CQD2
  • CSC: N920IXSA3CQD3

Android 7.0 Nougat Features:
  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS upgrade
  • Provides new UX and various performance modes
  • Improved usability of the Notification feature and Quick settings button
  • Improved usability of the Multi-window
  • Improved setting menu and Always On Display
  • Efficient space for installation of downloaded apps, improved speed of system upgrade and app installation

The update is seeding via Over-The-Air. Once the device received the update, the OS version will bumped to Android 7.0 Nougat version NRD90M.N920IDVU3CQD3 from the previous Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow version MMB29K.N920IDVS3BQA3.

Make sure to manually check the update by going to the device settings. From Home screen, Apps > Settings > Software info> Software updates > Check for Updates.

How to Update Galaxy Note 5 to Android 7.0 Nougat via Over-The-Air:


Make sure your phone’s battery is fully re-charged before starting the software update. This is a must and very important part to get rid of some issues if ever the software update being interrupted due to a power failure.
From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key > Settings > About device > Software updates > Check for Updates.
If your device finds a new software update, tap Download now. When complete, a screen will appear advising you that the new version of software is ready to be installed. Tap Install update.
The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.
You’ve successfully updated your Galaxy Note 5 OS to Android 7.0 Nougat.

[Thank’s to William]

Thursday, May 25, 2017

AT&T Galaxy Note 5 Update to version N920AUCS4EQE1, Includes May 1,2017 Android Security Patch Level

Just a heads up for AT&T Galaxy Note 5 owners, there's a new update hitting on your devices this week.  This is the 3rd round of Android 7.0 Nougat update that will bumped the device Nougat OS  to version N920AUCS4EQE1 from the last month released version N920AUCS4EQD1.

This is a just a minor OTA update that only bring the May 1, 2017 security patches. It is now seeding live via Over-The-Air OTA and weighs at 15.8MB in file  size.

Here's the Update details:

What's New:

  • Android device security updates

Technical details:

  • Device: SAMSUNG-SM-N920A
  • Model number: SM-N920A
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Android Security patch level: May 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920AUCS4EQE1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809541
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  • Build number: NRD90M.N920AUCS4EQE1
  • AP N920AUCS4EQE1
  • CP N920AUCS4EQE1
  • CSC N920AATT4EQE1

How to Update a Galaxy Note 5 via Over The Air (OTA)