Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Verizon Galaxy Note5 January 2017 Security Patch Update N920VVRS3BQA1

Verizon has just pushed an update for the Samsung Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920V). The update will bump up the device current Android OS to build version N920VVRS3BQA1 from previous released build N920VVRS3BPL4.  Yet, the update does not bring any significant changes nor any adverse effects to the device, as it only brings the recent January 2017 Android security patch.  Also, it has stayed in Android Marshmallow and not the much awaited Nougat update so far.

The update rolls out starts on January 31,  2017 and will run in a couple of weeks. It is now live via Over-The-Air  OTA update and thru big red's owned software upgrade assistant tool as we speak.

OTA Update version N920VVRS3BQA1

What’s New: 
  • January Android Device Security Updates

Build version details:
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920VVRS3BQA1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920VVRS3BQA1

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.