Sunday, December 4, 2016

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Updates to version N920VVRU3BPJ3

There is another update hitting on Verizon Galaxy Note 5 this week. The update is dubbed as build version MMB29K.N920VVRU3BPJ3 and it's still base in Android Marshmallow. However, the latter brings the latest security patches as well as optimizes the device performance, and resolve known issues, according to Verizon. So, it seems that its a minor OTA update only and there is no any other major impact to the device.

Since the previous update has brought us the September Android security patches, so there is no doubt that this update will now also brings the security patches for the month of October. Then the November security updates might be held available before December end.

In addition, there are still no credible reports to when the Android Nougat updates will arrive on the Galaxy Note 5. Noting that the Nougat beta updates was already sent out on the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge, but there are still some issues have been found and needs further fixes. So the Nougat updates might not coming for the Galaxy Note 5 this year. It might come out late on or in between from March to June next year.

OTA Update version N920VVRU3BPJ3

What’s New: 
  • October Android Device Security Updates

Build version details:
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  November 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920VVRU3BPJ3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920VVRU3BPJ3

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.