Saturday, February 4, 2017

T-Mobile Galaxy Note5 Update N920TUVS4DQA2, January 2017 Android Security Patch

T-Mobile Galaxy Note5 got a new update to version N920TUVS4DQA2, bringing the Android security patch level to January 1, 2017. This might just a minor over-the air (OTA) update, but the update size weighs at around 60 MB, it is much larger since it also contains the security patches for the month of December 2016.
Noting that the previous update build version N920TUVU4DPK6 has only moved its security patch level to November 1, 2016, and there hasn't any security updates being released last month.

Yet again, this update is still and has stayed in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and there  is no indication of any Android Nougat updates. Though, it has been reported and already announced that the Galaxy Note5 will get the Nougat goodies, but we can't guarantee the exact time and date of its release.

OTA Update version N920TUVS4DQA2

What’s New: 
  • January 2017 Android device security updates

Build version details:
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920TUVS4DQA2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9831985
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920TUVS4DQA2

You may check for the update right now,  if you haven't  receive the notification message yet.  The update is release in stages and it may take several days before it completely deployed to all T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 devices.

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.

(Thank’s to Ron)