Monday, October 19, 2015

OTA Update N920IDVU2AOJ4 on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I, Improved Stability of Call and Battery usage Optimization

A new OTA update has just recently released on the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I)  in Australia and Singapore.  The update is dubbed with build number  N920IDVU2AOJ4, to which still an Android 5.1.1 base firmware. The N920IDVU2AOJ4 is an update to the previously release build N920IDVU1AOH2 particularly in Australia. While on the other hand, it is also an update to previous released build  N920IDVU1AOH6 in Singapore's Galaxy Note 5 users.

In addition, the update is said to mainly bring an improvement to the stability of Call  to which have been found some minor glitches. There is also a new feature called Battery usage Optimisation added, to which will now allow users to optimise some unused apps to improve the battery life performance as possible.  Adding to that is the Google Security patches to which basically address the recent Android vulnerabilities.

Technical details of the Android 5.1.1 OTA Update build N920IDVU2AOJ4

These details can be viewed in Apps > Settings > About Device.
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920IDVU2AOJ3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5944450 dpi@SWHD8906 #1 Sat Oct 10 12:46:35 KST 2015
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920IDVU2AOJ4
  • AP: N920IDVU2AOJ4
  • CP: N920IDVU2AOJ3
  • CSC: N920IXSA2AOJ4

Changelog of N920IDVU2AOJ4 5.1.1 Update:

Features and Enhancements:
  1. The stability of Call has been improved.
  2. Battery usage optimisation.
  3. The security of your device has been improved.
  4. Added with Samsung Gear VR2 support.
  5. Bug fixes, stability and performance improvements.

The size of the update build N920IDVU2AOJ4 is at approximately 144.28 MB via Over-The-Air OTA update and  a hefty files size of  3.75 GB to get it via Kies or Smart Switch for PC.

This update are now officially  released on both unbranded and carrier branded Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I in Australia and Singapore.  The roll out might take in stages and not everyone may get the update at the same time.  So better check the update manually if you did not receive any notification message yet.

How to update Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I) to Android 5.1.1 OS build N920IDVU2AOJ4

Prepare the following recommendations before you update your device, to keep it safe as possible.
  1. Check the remaining power percentage of the battery, it should be at least 50% or higher before you take the update. If it is lower to the recommended level, the device must be charged first. Insufficient battery power may cause a fatal error if and when the update failed to initiate.
  2. Ensure that your device is connected to a strong Wi-Fi connection. Some firmware update may take long enough to install and it will depend on how small or large the update file size is.
  3. Check the remaining storage space of your device memory if it still enough and can still store the file size of the incoming update. You can easily determine the incoming update’s file size as it prompts you the exact details. The size may vary, some minor updates usually varies from 100MB to 200MB while major updates also usually varied from 300MB up to 500MB.
  4. Ensure to create a backup of your stored data in the device memory. You can easily backup your Galaxy Note 5 data by using Smart Switch. This process is very important and it is highly recommended before taking an update. You should secure you data first beforehand. If ever something might go wrong during the update process, and you might encounter a failure, you will not lose your data. Some fatal errors while performing the software update usually forces you to perform the factory reset in recovery mode. Doing so, will bring the device back to its original factory default settings but it deletes your stored data as it technically wipes and cleans out the device memory cache.
  5. Do not ever touch your phone if the updating process is already initiated. Just let the phone sit on top of your table and make sure it could not be interrupted on any part. You should not press any keys, nor turning the power off and or removing the battery. Do not disconnect the USB cable if you’re performing an update using a computer.
  6. Make sure you Galaxy Note 5 has no root in it, and or running on any unofficial firmware. Keep in mind that a rooted and a modified phone will no longer receive any official firmware update from the dealer. Doing so, you will only receive the advisory message that says something like this;
    “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.”

Update your Galaxy Note 5 via Over The Air (OTA Update)

The Over The Air (OTA) update requires you to connect your Galaxy Note 5 to a Wi-Fi network to ease your burden on high data charges.
  • From the device Home screen, simply tap Apps.
  • Tap the Settings (gear icon).
  • Tap the System tab.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for updates.
  • Tap the Install button, then OK.

Wait until the phone completely reboot before touching it. It may reboot (turn on and off) multiple times as the update might still at its finalization stage.
If the update is available, it will just prompt you the update’s technical details including on how to download and install it. If somehow the update isn’t available yet, it will also tell you that your device software is up to date. However, even if the update is already rolled out and you’ve already knew that it is officially released in your country and or network provider, you should also consider that the released usually take in stages and may also take days before it arrives on some areas. So you may have to wait and keep on checking until you get the update.

Update your Galaxy Note 5 using a computer via Smart Switch PC

This method is always handy on some part, especially if you have missed the update and you’re left behind to the update’s scheduled dates that usually only took place and runs in weeks. You can still easily update your Galaxy Note 5 using your PC or Mac. All you need is a USB cable and then the Smart Switch firmware update tool. Smart Switch is similar to the before Kies that have been used to older devices. Also, Smart Switch has the capability to back up and restore your data in just a few clicks away.
  1. Download Smart Switch for PC and MAC computers version and then  install it on your computer.
  2. Connect your Galaxy Note 5 on your computer using the USB cable.
  3. Run Smart Switch, then wait until it recognizes the connection of the device. If the update is available it will automatically prompt you to update your device.
  4. Click on the Update button. Some other steps like on how to back up and restore your data is included in the instructions.

Again do not touch the phone like disconnecting the USB cable if the software update has started. You may need to wait much longer while updating via Smart Switch as your firmware is being served by Samsung itself. The Smart Switch firmware file is a much larger to the ones released via Over The Air but were still the same file.