Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sprint Galaxy Note5 October Android Security Patch Update N920PVPS3BPJ2

Sprint Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920P) hast yet receive the monthly Android security maintenance update.  The update will bump up the device current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS version to N920PVPS3BPJ2 from its previous version N920PVPU2BPH9. This is just a small Over-The-Air OTA update to which brings the October Android security patches.  The October security packaged contains 68 Google patches and 7 Samsung patches, according to Samsung Mobile Security bulletin.

In addition, the Android 7.0 Nougat update for Galaxy Note 5 is fast approaching very soon. In fact, the Android Nougat beta program is now available for the some select Galaxy S6 and S6 edge models. There is no doubt that our precious Galaxy Note 5 will eventually get the Android Nougat  update  any time soon. So those owns the Sprint Galaxy Note5 must update to the latest firmware as possible.

Here are the technical details about the update:

Update version N920PVPS3BPJ2

What’s New: 
  • Android Device Security Updates

Technical details:
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level: October 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920PVPS3BPJ2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9010628
  • Build number: MMB29K. N920PVPS3BPJ2

This update is rolling out via Over-The-Air and it weighs at approximately 100 MB in file size to download.

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

The Over The Air (OTA) update requires you to connect your Galaxy Note 5 to a Wi-Fi network to avoid high data charges. Ensure that your device battery is recharged before performing the software  update. The phone must not have been rooted or otherwise the update may fail or it may cause a fatal error. You must fully unroot your Galaxy Note5 first before performing the software update.
  • From the device Home screen, simply touch Apps.
  • Touch the Settings (gear icon).
  • Touch the System tab.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch Software update.
  • Touch Check for updates. It will then prompts you to the new software update.
  • Lastly, touch the Install button, then OK.