Showing posts with label Canada Galaxy Note5 SM-N920W8 Update. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canada Galaxy Note5 SM-N920W8 Update. Show all posts

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Galaxy Note5 Gets August 2017 Security Updates in Canada

An Over-The-Air (OTA) monthly Android Security Maintenance update is heading it way on Galaxy Note 5 in Canada. The update is said to bring the August 1, 2017 Android security patch level, while bumping the device recent Android 7.0 Nougat OS to version  N920W8VLS4CQH1.

The August 2017 Android security update contains 50 patches for vulnerabilities found on Android OS. While Samsung also around 12 patches for their own application vulnerabilities.

In addition, this update is now the 4th Android 7.0 Nougat landed on the Canadian variants of the Galaxy Note5. This release version are being deployed on all major and minor Canadian carriers Galaxy Note5, including Bell, Rogers, Freedom, Fido, Videotron, Sasktel, Virgin-Mobile, and MTS.

Here are the details:

What’s New
  • August 2017 Android security patches
  • Resolved known issues
  • General system enhancements

Technical details:


  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920W8VLS4CQH1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10942903
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920W8VLS4CQH1
  • AP: N920W8VLS4CQH1
  • CP: N920W8VLS4CQH1
  • CSC: N920W8OYA4CQH1

Previous update version:
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920W8VLS4CQG1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10942903
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920W8VLS4CQG1
  • AP: N920W8VLS4CQG1
  • CP: N920W8VLS4CQG1
  • CSC: N920W8OYA4CQG1



Monday, June 19, 2017

Canada's Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 Android 7.0 Nougat's June Security Update to version N920W8VLS4CQF2

As Canada's Galaxy Note 5 already received its Android 7.0 Nougat updates way back in April. Now here comes another round of Nougat updates that are about to hit the said devices this month. This update will bumped up all Canadian carriers Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 to Nougat version N920W8VLS4CQF2 from the previous released version N920W8VLU4CQC9.

However, the update will not bring  any additional features, but it includes the June 1, 2017 Android security patch level. Aside from June's Security patches it may also includes general enhancements, bug-fixes, and other system improvements.

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 Update version N920W8VLS4CQF2


What's New:
  • June 2017 Android security patches
  • Resolved known issues
  • General system enhancements

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Android 7.0 Nougat Updates N920W8VLU4CQC9 Hitting Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 in Canada

The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 variant has finally arrived in Canada. Earlier, Telus Galaxy Note 5 users has already started receiving the said Android Nougat updates.  While those from Bell, Rogers, and among the rest of all Canadian carriers might also follow shortly.

The Android 7.0 Nougat update has bumped the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 OS version to N920W8VLU4CQC9. While it also moved the Android security patch level to March 1, 2017.

The details:

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 Android 7.0 Nougat Update version N920W8VLU4CQC9


  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920W8VLU4CQC9
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10942903
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920W8VLU4CQC9
  • AP: N920W8VLU4CQC9
  • CP: N920W8VLU4CQC9
  • CSC: N920W8OYA4CQC9

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Canadian Galaxy Note 5 Gets Marshmallow version N920W8VLU4BPK4 Updates

The Canadian Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920W8) might receive the new OTA update anytime soon.  We have just spotted an update dubbed as build version N920W8VLU4BPK4 to which are about to start rolling out to all major Canadian carriers.

This upcoming update is still in Marshmallow base, and yet it's not the Nougat that everyone might have been sneaking around.  It's basically another packaged of Google's monthly Android Security Patch updates to which covers the November fixes.  Noting that the previous released version N920W8VLU4BPJ1 has moved the device Android security patch level to October 1, 2016. Whilst this one will also simply bump up it's level to November 1, 2016.

Here are the details:

What’s New: 
  • November Android  Security Patches

Technical details:
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android Ssecurity patch level: Novmeber 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920W8VLU4BPK4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9892501
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920W8VLU4BPK4

In addition, this update might also include some minor bug- fixes and other system enhancements that merely brings unnoticeable impact to device.

You may manually check the update either via Over-The-Air or by using Smart Switch for PC.  It's currently heading it's way to Bell and Virgin Mobile Galaxy Note 5 users, but other carriers such as Telus, Rogers, Fido, Wind, Koodo,  Videotron, Sasktel, Eastlink, including the factory unlocked version of the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 might also follow soon.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Telus, Bell, and Rogers Galaxy Note 5 receives Voice over LTE and October Android security patch updates to N920W8VLU4BPJ1

Canada's Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has gotten the new Android security patch update. The new OTA update has bumped up the device Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to build version N920W8VLU4BPJ1  from previous version N920W8VLS3BPF1. Along with the update is an improvements to the Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and also equipped with October Android security patches updates that addresses the Android vulnerabilities.

This update is now rolling out to Telus, Bell,  Rogers, including the factory unlocked and among the rest of Canadian carrier's Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

What's New: 
  • Improved Voice over LTE
  • Google Security update

Technical details:
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level: October 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920W8VLU4BPJ1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9393136
  • Build number: MMB29K. N920W8VLU4BPJ1

This update weighs at approximately 277 MB in file size to download via Over-The-Air.  It is also being held available via Samsung Smart Switch for PC. This update is released to Telus, Bell, Rogers, Koodo, Fido, Wind Videotron, Sasktel, Eastlink, Virgin-mobile, including the factory unlocked version of the Galaxy Note5 SM-N920W8.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Telus, Bell, Canada Galaxy Note5 Receives Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Updates to build N920W8VLU2BPC5

Canadian owners of the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920W8) has started receiving the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, Today, following Bell's announcement the said Android Marshmallow upgrade dubbed with software version N920W8VLU2BPC5 or MMB29K.N920W8VLU2BPC5 roll out begins via Over-The-Air OTA) update. This is not only happening on Bell's Galaxy Note5 but likewise to Telus as well, to which also pushed the same update.  While the rest of all major Canadian carriers such as Rogers may follow not too long enough but very soon.

Here are the technical details of the said Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update build N920W8VLU2BPC5:
  • Device: Canada version of the Samsung Galaxy Note5
  • Model number: SM-N920W8
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Baseband version: N920W8VLU2BPC5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7569018
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  • Build number:
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2016
  • AP: N920W8VLU2BPC5
  • CSC: N920W8OYA2BPC5
  • CP: N920W8VLU2BPC5

Features/Enhancements:
  • OS upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • The new TouchWiz provides enhanced usability and an updated visual design.
  • Quick connect helps you easily find and connect to nearby devices and pre-connection.
  • Fingerprints are securely protected. An alternative unlock method (pattern,PIN, or password.
  • Advanced power saving mode restricts background data and extends battery life.
  • A new vibration pattern concept has been applied
    Settings for the following has been reset: Theme, Email, Icon/Widget
  • New app icons and folder designs.
  • A new search bar lets you quickly search for apps.

This update weighs at approximately 1277.89MB in file size to download via Over-The-Air.  It is also being held available via Samsung Smart Switch for PC. This update is released to Telus, Bell, Koodo, Videotron, Sasktel, Eastlink, Virgin-mobile. Whilst the rest of Canadian carriers like Rogers, including the factory unlocked version Galaxy Note5 SM-N920W8 might be delayed for a while.

Friday, December 11, 2015

OTA Update N920W8VLU2AOK5 for Canada's Galaxy Note5 SM-N920W8

Telus, Bell, Rogers and the rest of Canadian carriers has pushed the OTA update for the Samsung Galaxy Note5 SM-N920W8. The update comes with build number N920W8OYA2AOK5, and it's still base in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and not the awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow yet. This update brings several improvements to the device, including the Gear VR support, stability of Call, and the latest Android OS security enhancements.

Details of  N920W8VLU2AOK5 OTA Update


  • Device name: Galaxy Note 5
  • Model number: SM-N920W8
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Android security patch level:  2015-11-01
  • Baseband version: N920W8VLU2AOK5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-6329592
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920W8VLU2AOK5
  • AP:  N920W8VLU2AOK5
  • CP:  N920W8VLU2AOK5
  • CSC: N920W8OYA2AOK5
  • Build date: November 11, 2015
  • Date released: December 11, 2015

Update Features/Improvements: 
  • Gear VR supported.
  • Overall device performance has been improved.
  • The stability of Call has been improved.
  • The security of your device has been improved.

The N920W8VLU2AOK5 update weighs at approximately 159 MB in size. It is officially available via Over-The-Air OTA update and thru Smart Switch for PC. This update is released to Telus, Rogers, Bell, Fido, Koodo, Wind, Videotron, Sasktel, MTS, Virgin, and the factory unlocked version Galaxy Note5 SM-N920W8.

How to manually check the software info on Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920W8)


To manually check the firmware build details of your device just simply touch on AppsSettings > then touch About device under the System tab. Lastly, touch the Software Info to view the installed Android version, Baseband version, Kernel version, Build number, and among other system information. Following is the technical details of the software information  that was found on Bell’s Galaxy Note5.

If your Galaxy Note 5 still runs on the exact firmware details above, it simply means that your device hadn’t got any update yet. So make sure to update your device to the latest software version as the above firmware build is the initially released one and your device OS might have been outdated.

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920W8) to the latest build version


Prepare the following recommendations before you update your device, to keep it safe as possible. There is a risk involved upon updating, so make sure to follow this steps before you proceed.
  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 might requires you to connect your Galaxy Note 5 to a Wi-Fi network to get rid of 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 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 your PC or Mac computer via Smart Switch


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 backup 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 backup 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.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

First Update Build N920W8VLU1AOI1 on Canadian Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8

All major Canadian carrier's is sending out the first software update Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8. The update is still an Android 5.1.1 OS but will bump up to build  N920W8VLU1AOI1. The update mainly bringing improvements to the device performance.  It may also include the security improvements to address recent vulnerabilities in pictures and video messaging (MMS) to which have been released on select Samsung devices in Canada.

The following  is the update detail to which already covers all Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 from major carrier's like Telus, Bell, Roger, Wind, and among others to which the firmware build version were all the same.

Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920W8
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920W8VLU1AOI1
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5388899
Build number: LMY47X.N920W8VLU1AOI1

How to manually check the software info on Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920W8)


To manually check the firmware build details of your device just simply touch on AppsSettings > then touch About device under the System tab. Lastly, touch the Software Info to view the installed Android version, Baseband version, Kernel version, Build number, and among other system information. Following is the technical details of the software information  that was found on Bell’s Galaxy Note5.

If your Galaxy Note 5 still runs on the exact firmware details above, it simply means that your device hadn’t got any update yet. So make sure to update your device to the latest software version as the above firmware build is the initially released one and your device OS might have been outdated.

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920W8) to the latest build version


Prepare the following recommendations before you update your device, to keep it safe as possible. There is a risk involved upon updating, so make sure to follow this steps before you proceed.
  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 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 your PC or Mac computer via Smart Switch


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 backup 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 backup 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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 Initial Firmware Build N920W8VLU1AOGD

The Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 to which technically released in Canada and some  select  countries in the North America.  For the meantime, we have just found out that the Puerto Rico's Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 runs on the initial firmware build N920W8VLU1AOGD which is base in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS. On the other hand,  the Canadian Galaxy Note 5 initial released OS build version would be on our next post.

How to manually check the software info on Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920W8)


To manually check the firmware build details of your device just simply touch on Apps > Settings > then touch About device under the System tab. Lastly, touch the Software Info to view the installed Android version, Baseband version, Kernel version, Build number, and among other system information. Following is the technical details of the software information  that was found on Bell's Galaxy Note5.

Technical details of the build N920W8VLU1AOGD:


About device:
Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920W8

Software info:
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920W8VLU1AOGD
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5388899
Build number: LMY47X.N920W8VLU1AOGD

If your Galaxy Note 5 still runs on the exact firmware details above, it simply means that your device hadn’t got any update yet. So make sure to update your device to the latest software version as the above firmware build is the initially released one and your device OS might have been outdated.

The Galaxy Note 5 is available at the majority of Canadian carriers, including Bell,  Rogers, Telus, Wind, SaskTel,  Videotron and MTS.

Canada's Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920W8 specs:

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop, TouchWiz
  • 5.7inch Quad-HD Super Amoled (2560×1440)
  • Exynos 7420 octa-core (2.1GHz quad + 1.5GHz quad) 64bit, 14nm
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32 GB storage
  • 3,000 mAh battery with Fast Charging
  • 16MP rear camera F1.9 lens and OIS (optical image stabilization)
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS and NFC
  • 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm
  • 171g
  • Wireless charging
  • S Pen stylus
  • 4G LTE enabled

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920W8) to the latest build version


Prepare the following recommendations before you update your device, to keep it safe as possible. There is a risk involved upon updating, so make sure to follow this steps before you proceed.
  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 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 your PC or Mac computer via Smart Switch


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 backup 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 backup 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.