Showing posts with label Galaxy Note5 Firmware Update. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Galaxy Note5 Firmware Update. Show all posts

Monday, March 26, 2018

2018 March Galaxy Note 5 Updates With Mobile Hotspot APN Fixes

Yet another round of updates has been making its rounds on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 recently.  These updates includes the monthly Google security fix, while other variants also received various system improvements, just like AT&T's Galaxy Note 5 that have had gotten its  Mobile hotspot APN fix alongside with the Android device security updates.

This just to let you know that the Galaxy Note 5 is still rocking these days even though it has already gotten its long time successors, the Galaxy Galaxy Note 8, and then the upcoming Galaxy Note 9.

Anyways, here are the recent updates of each  specific Galaxy Note 5 variants across the world. Just take a look at your device model numbers and make ensure that it has been updated from time to time.

AT&T Galaxy Note 5 Update (SM-N920A)

  • Device name: Galaxy Note5
  • Model number: SM-N920A
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N920AUCU5ERB5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-12579816
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920AUC55ERB5
  • Release date: Mar. 27, 2018
  • Mobile Hotspot APN fix and Android device security updates


Monday, July 31, 2017

Galaxy Note5 Updates with July 2017 Android Security Patches and Various Improvements Roundup

Since Samsung has been continuously rolling out the monthly Android security updates on the Galaxy Note5 this year. Here comes another  wave of updates that includes the Android security patches for the month of July 2017. But wait, this time around it's not just about the Android security updates but some Galaxy Note 5 variants were also getting some doze of newly added features and various system improvements.

So without further ado, here goes the Galaxy Note5 July 2017 updates.

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A - AT&T


  • Model number: SM-N920A
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920AUCS4EQG1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809541
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920AUCS4EQG1
  • Release date: July 31, 2017

Changes: Android device security updates

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T - T-Mobile


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Galaxy Note 5 June 2017 Android Security Updates (6/1/2017 - 6/30/2017)

Yet another month passes by, and so does the monthly release of the Android security patch updates for the Galaxy Note 5 continually pouring in. This time around, we are going to leave you a compiled list of each updates that we've seen coming through for the whole month of June 2017 on each Galaxy Note 5 variant across the globe. Noting that each updates brings nothing new additional features rather but it brings the new Android Security patch updates to keep our Galaxy Note 5 invulnerable to any harmful and or malicious apps and other activities.

Furthermore, all of the following updates only brings the June 1, 2017 Android security patch level to each Galaxy Note 5 models. You may take a look back if your Galaxy Note 5 already received one these updates.

AT&T Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A Updates


Update build number N920AUCS4EQF1

  • Region: United States

  • Carrier: AT&T

  • Model number: SM-N920A

  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)

  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2017

  • Baseband version: N920AUCS4EQF1

  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809541

  • Build number: NRD90M.N920AUCS4EQF1

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 receiving May 2017 security update version NRD90M.N920VVRS3CQE1

Following  the May 1, 2017 Android security update on T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5, Verizon is now pushing an OTA update dubbed as version NRD90M.N920VVRS3CQE1 for their Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920V) variants. This update primarily brings the May 1, 2017 Android Security Patch Level to the earlier Android 7.0 Nougat update version NRD90M.N920VVRS3CQD1.

Here are the details: 
  • Device name: SAMSUNG-SM-N920V (Verizon)
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android Security patch level: May 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920VVRS3CQE1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920VVRS3CQE1
  • AP: N920VVRS3CQE1
  • CP: N920VVRS3CQE1
  • CSC: N920VZWS3CQE1

What new: The current software update gives you the most up to date Android security patches on your device.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 Nougat Updates to N920TUVU4EQE1, Brings May 2017 Security and Fixes to Intermittent Call Failure

T-Mobile is sending out another round of Android 7.0 Nougat update on the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T). This new update will move the Note 5 recent Nougat OS to version N920TUVU4EQE1 from the last month Android 7.0 Nougat update version N920TUVU4EQC6. According to T-Mobile, this update applies the May 1, 2017 Android security patch level, and brings fixes to Intermittent Call Failure that have been found in earlier released.

In addition, this update is also rolled out  and available for those T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 owners who still currently runs in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS version N920TUVU4DQC2.

Here are the details:

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T Android 7.0 Nougat Update version N920TUVU4EQE1

What's New:


  • May 2017 Android Security Updates
  • Intermittent call failure fix
  • Updated GMS application
  • Android 7.0 Nougat for users still on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow version N920TUVU4DQC2

The Technical details:

  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920TUVU4EQE1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809541
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920TUVU4EQE1
  • AP: N920TUVU4EQE1
  • CP: N920TUVU4EQE1
  • CSC: N920TTMB4EQE1

The N920TUVU4EQE1 update clocks at 209.56MB in file size and its being held available via Over-The-Air OTA and or thru Samsung Smart Switch.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Android 7.0 Nougat Updates Hitting Galaxy Note 5 Variants in Korea

The Galaxy Note 5 variants in Korea such as the SM-N920K, SM-N920L, and SM-N920S had also started receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat updates. These devices usually received the first treatment when it comes to Android OS upgrades since these devices were just at Samsung's backyard.

But anyways, even though the scenario has changed, and these devices hasn't treated the way it was before,  the good thing is that the Nougat updates still arrived at the perfect time.

Here goes the details of each specified variants:

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920K Android 7.0 Nougat Update version N920KKKU2DQC9

  • Device name Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920K
  • Android version  7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version N920KKKU2DQC4
  • Kernel version  3.10.61-10947019
  • Build version NRD90M.N920KKKU2DQC9
  • Build date Thu 23 March 2017
  • CP N920KKKU2DQC9
  • CP N920KKKU2DQC4
  • CSC N920KKTC2DQC9

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L Android 7.0 Nougat Update version N920LKLU2DQC7

  • Device name Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920K
  • Android version  7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version N920LKLU2DQC4
  • Kernel version  3.10.61-10947019
  • Build version NRD90M.N920LKLU2DQC7
  • Build date Tue 21 March 2017
  • CP N920LKLU2DQC7
  • CP N920LKLU2DQC4
  • CSC N920LLUC2DQC7

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S Android 7.0 Nougat Update version N920SKSU2DQC7


  • Device name Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S
  • Android version  7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version N920SKSU2DQC5
  • Kernel version  3.10.61-10947019
  • Build version NRD90M.N920SKSU2DQC7
  • Build date Tue 21 March 2017
  • CP N920SKSU2DQC7
  • CP N920SKSU2DQC5
  • CSC N920SSKC2DQC7

Just in-case you might need to know some new stuff in Android 7.0 Nougat update. Here it goes as follows:
  • Android 7.0 Nougat Upgrade
  • New and improved UX
  • Various Performance modes added
  • Improved Multi-window – Split Screen
  • Improved Notification and Quick settings button features
  • Device security updates

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C Official Android 7.0 Nougat Updates Rolling Out

The official Android 7.0 Nougat updates on Galaxy Note 5 has started rolling out in the Middle East. Owners of the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C variants are the lucky ones to have received the said upgrades on their devices. While the other variants such is in United States, Canada, and Australia might also follow soon.

Anyways, the first Nougat firmware came out as build version N920CXXU3CQC7, and weighs at 1.2 GB in size. Along with all the Android Nougat goodies it also carries the March 1, 2017 Android security updates.

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C Android 7.0 Nougat Update version N920CXXU3CQC7


What’s New:
  • Android 7.0 Nougat Upgrade
  • New and improved UX
  • Various Performance modes added
  • Improved Multi-window - Split Screen
  • Improved Notification and Quick settings button features
  • Device security updates

Firmware build version:
  • Device name Galaxy Note5
  • Model number SM-N920C
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Baseband version N920CXXU3CQBB
  • Kernel version 3.10.61-10809520
  • Build number NRD90M.N920CXXU3CQC7
  • Android security patch level March 1, 2017
  • Build date Thu 9 Mar 2017
  • CP N920CXXU3CQC7
  • CP N920CXXU3CQBB
  • CSC N920COJK3CQC1

This Nougat updates are hitting Turkey, United Arab Emirates,   Saudi Arabia, Israel,  and the rest of the Middle East countries. Whilst Europe, and Asian region might also follow very soon.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

AT&T Galaxy Note 5 Updates N920AUCS4CQB2 February 2017 Security Patch

AT&T has just released an update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A). The latter will move the device current Android Marshmallow OS to build version N920AUCS4CQB2. Just like the previous updates that bears the monthly Android security patches, so this one also carry the February 1, 2017 Android security patch level.

Here goes the details;

What's New: Android Security Patch Updates - February 2017

Device name: SAMSUNG-SM-N920A

Model number: SM-N920A

Android version: 6.0.1

Android security patch level: February 1, 2017

Baseband version: N920AUCS4CQB2

Kernel version: 3.10.61-8961126

Build number: MMB29K.N920AUCS4CQB2


However, even though it's only brings the new security pacthes, but the update files size weighs at hefty 167 MB.  So probably there might be some minor bug-fixes and other enhancements hitting on the device system.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sprint Galaxy Note 5 Updates to version N920PVPS3BQB1

Sprint Galaxy Note 5 has started out receiving an OTA update to version N920PVPS3BQB1. Just like the previous month update, the latter contains the Android security patches  for the month of February 2017.

Anyways, this is just a small OTA update, bumping the device current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS from build version N920PVPS3BQA1 to N920PVPS3BQB1. So make sure the check the update right now if you owns the Sprint Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920P variant.

Here are the details:

What's New: Android Security Updates - February 2017 security patches

Version: 

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: February 1, 2017

  • Baseband version: N920PVPS3BQB1

  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9010628

  • Build number: MMB29K.N920PVPS3BQB1

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.

Update your Galaxy Note 5 using your computer via Smart Switch PC


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 back up 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 Note5 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, February 9, 2017

AT&T Galaxy Note5 Update version N920AUCS4CQA1, January 2017 Security Patch

AT&T Galaxy Note5 receives an OTA update to build version N920AUCS4CQA1. The update will apply the new Android security patches and has moved its level from December 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017. Though it isn't the much awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update yet and it's still stayed in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but it is just a minor OTA update weighing at just 57.1MB in size. So it couldn't bother anyone to take the update at the very least.

Here goes the technical details of the said update:

What’s new: January 2017 Android Security Updates
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920AUCS4CQA1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8961126
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920AUCS4CQA1

Previous version: December Android Security Updates
  • Android version:6.0.1
  • Android security patch level:December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920AUCS4CPL1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8961126
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920AUCS4CPL1

The roll out starts on February 08,  2017 and the deployments could take at approximately 15 days or until it completely covered all AT&T Galaxy Note5 devices.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sprint Galaxy Note5 Update version N920PVPS3BQA1, January 2017 Android Security Patches

Yet another month and another Android security updates is hitting on Sprint Galaxy Note5 SM-N920P. The update bumps up the device OS to build version N920PVPS3BQA1 from N920PVPS3BPL1. It is just a minor OTA update bringing the January 2017 Android security patches. So there is nothing more to expect any noticeable changes.

Anyways, though this update is still in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based, but yet the Android 7.0 Nougat is just around the corner. Since the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge has just recently started getting the said Nougat updates, so it should be the Galaxy Note5 is among the first in the next lineups.

OTA Update version N920PVPS3BQA1


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: N920PVPS3BQA1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9010628
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920PVPS3BQA1

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Australia's Galaxy Note5 N920I Update N920IDVS3BQA3, Telstra Rolls out First

The Samsung Galaxy Note5 SM-N920I is also getting a new update to which now bumping to build version N920IDVS3BQA3. This month's Galaxy Note5 Android OS updates which dubbed as "Q" series are all the same thing, bringing not the Nougat goodies yet, but its the January 2017 Android security patches.

Those among with Telstra carrier in Australia will receive it first, while the rest such as Vodafone, Optus, and the factory unlocked version might also follow soon.  While in New Zealand and Singapore users will also get the same update build version.

Here goes the technical details:

What’s new in the update version N920IDVS3BQA3?


  • Android Security Updates - with security patch level Janaury 1, 2017.
  • Other global bug fixes, stability and performance improvements

Technical details :



Android version:
6.0.1

Android security patch level:
1 January  2017

Baseband version:
N920IDVS3BQA1

Kernel version:
3.10.61-8848699

Build number:
MMB29K.N920IDVS3BQA3

AP:
N920IDVS3BQA3

CP:
N920IDVS3BQA1

CSC:
N920ITEL3BPK2


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

AT&T Galaxy Note 5 Updates to N920AUCS4CPL1, No Nougat Yet, It's December Security Patches

AT&T has just released an OTA update on Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A), bumping the Android OS version to N920AUCS4CPL1 previous build N920AUCS4CPK1.
The update is still in recent Android Marshmallow OS and not the much awaited Android Nougat updates. It is the same update the device has been receiving from the past couple of months to which brings out the monthly Android security patches. So this time around this labeled update version N920AUCS4CPL1 will move the Android security patch level to December 1, 2016.

Here are the technical details:

What's new: December Android Security Updates
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920AUCS4CPL1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8961126
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920AUCS4CPL1

Previous version: 
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level:  November 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920AUCS4CPK1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8961126
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920AUCS4CPK1

In addition, the update file size just  weights at 17.4MB, it is way too small if ever we might expect that it has something more along with it. There could be none, but only applies the new security patches. The roll out starts on January 16,  2016 and the deployments  will run for at-least around 10 to 15 days.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Galaxy Note 5 July Security Patch, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, International Updates (07-31-2016 Roundup)

All among the Galaxy Note 5 variants have been receiving an update for the whole month of July.  Many have asked, why there are so many updates that seems it is all the same Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS and  it doesn't  give as much nor any changes at all.  Well, thus updates are not actually similar, it is basically the monthly security patch update for Galaxy Note 5  devices that are technically the fixes to the recently found Android vulnerabilities.

There forward, Google and Samsung will release the maintenance security packaged once in every month.  So each update plays very important role as it deals about the safety of the user's data stored in device that might be easily exploited in no time.  But according to Android security bulletin, there are no any  reports that the said Android vulnerabilities have been exploited already. So those updates are just the extra-precautionary measures if there is an exploitation attempts happens.

So those who already receive the update from July 1 to July 31, but might still continues until the 2nd week of August, this updates are the security patches for the month of July. You might already notice that there is this thing that says, "Android Security patch level: July 1, 2016" in your phone's system info.  Below is the list of each Galaxy Note 5 specific devices across the world.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 New Security Patch OTA Update to build N920VVRU2OJ3

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has received the monthly Android security patch update treatment. This update has bumped up the latter's Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS build from N920VVRU2AOJ2 to N920VVRU2OJ3. Since this update only bringing in the said most up to date Android security patch for the device, that simply means that there are no any noticeable changes or any adverse effect to take place once the update has made. The only thing you might notice is the new entry added in about device that says something like "Android security patch level" to which also indicated the date as to November 1st.

Technical details of the update version: LMY47X.N920VVRU2OJ3


  • Android version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Baseband version: N920VVRU2AOJ3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5966591
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920VVRU2AOJ3

Features/Improvements:


  • This software update has been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.

Previous update:


  • Android version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Baseband version: N920VVRU2AOJ2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5966591
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920VVRU2AOJ2

Features:
  • Samsung Pay
  • Advanced Calling 2.0
  • Multi Endpoint
  • Enhanced Conf Calling
  • VoWiFi
  • UHQA (HiFi Audio)
  • Live Video Broadcast
  • App Edge
  • ALM fix
  • Wireless charging fix
  • Security patches

This update is being held available via Over-The-Air OTA update and through Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant.

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 strong Wi-Fi network to avoid high data charges. Ensure that your device battery is fully charged 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.

Support pages: [1][2]

Monday, December 14, 2015

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 N920TUVS2COKC OTA Update, Android OS Security Enhancements

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T) has just received another OTA update bumping the build version from N920TUVU2COJ5 to N920TUVS2COKC. This update is still base in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and yet it's not the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update that you might have been waiting for. This update will just bring up the monthly Android OS Security Enhancements for this month, and there are no any other features has been added in it. Once you'll received the update, the only thing you'll notice is the "Android security patch level" dated as "2015-12-01" now being shown in the system details (can be viewed in Settings > About device).

Below are the technical details of the update, including the screenshots we took during N920TUVS2COKC OTA delivery. We've received the update at around 5 AM as of the 15th of December 2015.

Features/Enhancements: 

  • Android OS Security Enhancements

Technical Details:

  • Device: T-Mobile GALAXY Note 5
  • Model number: SM-N920T
  • Android version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Baseband version: N920TUVS2COKC
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5966591 dpi@SWDD6309 #1 Fri Dec 4 17:20:25 KST 2015
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920TUVS2COKC
  • AP: N920TUVS2COKC
  • CP: N920TUVS2COKC
  • CSC: N920TUVS2COKC



This N920TUVS2COKC 5.1.1 update size weighs at approximately 74.49 MB if you are going to update your device via Over-The-Air (OTA). While if you choose to update via Kies or Smart Switch for PC, it is roughly around 1.5 GB.  The roll out starts on November 02, but the delivery of the update usually runs in stages and it may take into several days before it completely released to all T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 owners.

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.
  • 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.

Source: T-Mobile Note 5 support page

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Vodafone Australia Galaxy Note 5 Update build N920IDVU2AOL2, Brings Voice-over-LTE support

Vodafone Australia has just pushed the software update on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I), to which will now move its Android 5.1.1 (lollipop) OS to build N920IDVU2AOL2. The said N920IDVU2AOL2 update will mainly brings the Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) support, including the Google security patches, and some Samsung applications update. While the rest targets to bug fixes,  stability and further  improvements to the device performance.

Here are the technical details N920IDVU2AOL2 update:


  • Device:  Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Carrier: Vodafone Australia
  • Model number: SM-N920I
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920IDVU2AOKC
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-6278982 dpi@SWDD6306 #1 Thu Dec 3 20:33:44 KST 2015
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920IDVU2AOL2
  • AP: N920IDVU2AOL2
  • CP: N920IDVU2AOKC
  • CSC: N920IVAU2AOL2
  • IMEI-SV: 04

Features and improvements of N920IDVU2AOL2 update

  1. Voice-over-LTE support
  2. Google security patches
  3. Samsung applications update
  4. Other global bug fixes, stability and performance improvements

According to the technical support team of Vodafone Australia, this update will start to roll out at 1PM AEST on the 13th of December 2015, and will continue to run for about 14 days. The update weighs at approximately 99.04 MB when you update via Over-The-Air (OTA) update, and hefty file size of 3.75 GB when you update via Kies or Smart Switch for PC.

How to manually check the software info on Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I)


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.

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-N920I) 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 require 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 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 back up 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 back up 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.

Source: Vodafone Australia - support page

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Galaxy Note 5 Update N920IDVU2AOK2, New Zealand and Telstra Australia

Australia and New Zealand Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I) users might received an update that will bump up the baseband version to N920IDVU2AOK2. But this update comes with  two different build version such as the N920IDVU2AOKA and the N920IDVU2AOK6. We have just spotted this firmware build at Samsung's firmware server,  but might be officially push soon. This build is equipped with Android OS security update and has nothing any new features to conclude. So better watch out for this update that might start to roll out these following days.

Here are the technical details of each build version. These details can be viewed in Apps > Settings > About Device.

Update build N920IDVU2AOKA:
  • Model number: SM-N920I
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920IDVU2AOK2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5944450
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920IDVU2AOKA
  • AP: N920IDVU2AOKA
  • CP: N920IDVU2AOK2
  • CSC: N920ITEL2AOKA

This update build N920IDVU2AOKA, will be heading its way to Telstra's Galaxy Note 5.

Update build N920IDVU2AOK6:
  • Model number: SM-N920I
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920IDVU2AOK2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5944450
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920IDVU2AOK6
  • AP: N920IDVU2AOK6
  • CP: N920IDVU2AOK2
  • CSC: N920INZC2AOK2

This build are also heading their way to New Zealand Galaxy Note 5, including the factory unlocked version, Vodafone, and Sparks.
As of now there are no official report to when the update wil start to roll out. So better check the update manually to confirm its availability.

How to update Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I) to Android 5.1.1 OS build N920IDVU2AOK2


Prepare the following recommendations before you update your device, to keep it safe as possible.
  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 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 a computer via Smart Switch PC


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 back up 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 back up 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.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Update on Sprint Galaxy Note 5 to N920PVPS2AOK3, Added with Android OS Security Enhancements

Sprint has released an update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920P), to which has moved its Android 5.1.1 OS build from N920PVPU1AOJ6 to N920PVPS2AOK3. This update brings nothing any new features, but nonetheless the Android OS Security Enhancements is being added on it, according to Samsung and Sprint.

Here what the technical details says about the N920PVPS2AOK3 update: 
  • Android version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Android security patch level: 2015-11-01
  • Baseband version: N920PVPS2AOK3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5944578
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920PVPS2AOK3
  • AP: N920PVPS2AOK3
  • CP: N920PVPS2AOK3
  • CSC: N920PSPT2AOK3

Improvements:
  • Android OS Security Enhancements

Update version: N920PVPS2AOK3/N920PSPT2AOK3/N920PVPS2AOK3
- The security of your device has been improved.
A software update can include, but not limited to:
- Device stability improvements, bug fixes.
- New and/or enhanced features
- Further improvements to performance
To get the best from your device, please keep your phone up to date and regularly check for software updates.


The N920PVPS2AOK3 weighs at around 45.7MB in file size, and its officially available via Over-The-Air OTA update and thru Smart Switch for PC.

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


The Over The Air (OTA) update requires you to connect your Galaxy Note 5 to a WiFi network to ease you on high data charges.

Make sure to recharge your phone. A power failure may interrupt the updating progress. If necessary, you may also create a backup copy of all of your important files stored in the phone’s memory, so that if something might went wrong during the update process your files is in safe place already.  You may also need to perform a factory reset if you want a cleaner and a much fresher firmware installation. This process  will help out to get rid of  some lag issues once the new update has made.
  • 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 prompt you the update’s technical details including on how to download and install it. If somehow the update isn’t available yet, you may have to wait and keep on checking later on until you get the update.

Source: Sprint support [page]

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Update Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G to build N920GDDU2AOK4, Rolling out in India owners

The Galaxy Note 5 S(SM-N920G) variants has just received another Android 5.1.1 Update to which has just bumped up the build to N920GDDU2AOK4 from N920GDDU2AOJ5. This update is said to bring several improvements to the device overall performance to which also includes with security enhancements. The latter is the second 5.1.1 update that we've seen heading its way in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. So to those who owned the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G from the said countries, you folks much better check this update right now.

Technical details of the  N920GDDU2AOK4 5.1.1 Update


  • Model number: SM-N920G
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920GUBU2AOK3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-6364375
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920GODD2AOK4
  • AP: N920GDDU2AOK4
  • CP: N920GUBU2AOK3
  • CSC: N920GODD2AOK4

Features/Enhancements:
  • Overall device performance has been improved
  • The Security of your device has been improved

This update is officially released in India as will as in Sri Lanka’s Samsung galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G owners. It is being held available via Over-The-Air and through Smart Switch for PC.

How to Update Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920G) to the Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) build LMY47X.N920GDDU2AOK4


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 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 back up 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 back up 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.