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

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C Update build N920CXXU2AOK7, Southeast Asia Released

Southeast Asian owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C) has gotten a new update that will bump up its recent Android 5.1.1 to build N920CXXU2AOK7. This update is the same to recently released update build N920CXXU2AOK6 in Europe and Middle East which is said to mainly bring improvements to the device performance and security.  The N920CXXU2AOK7 is an update to the previous released build N920CXXU2AOJ5 last month.

Technical details of the N920CXXU2AOK7 5.1.1 Update:


Device: GALAXY Note 5
Model number: SM-N920C
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920CXXU2AOK5
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5943515
Build number: LMY47X.N920CXXU2AOK7
Released date: November 26, 2015

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

The N920CXXU2AOK7  update weighs at approximately 87MB in size, and it is officially rolled out via Over-The-Air and through Smart Switch for PC.

How to Update Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C) to LMY47X.N920CXXU2AOK7


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 recharged 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 WiFi 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 avoid 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 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 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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C Update build N920CXXU2AOK6, Improvements to Security and Performance Added

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C) has gotten a new update that will bump up to build N920CXXU2AOK6. This update is still base in Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) to which bringing in some improvements to the device security and performance, according to Samsung.  This update heading to all Galaxy Note 5 owners in Russia, and select countries in the Middle East. The N920CXXU2AOK6 is an update to the previous released build N920CXXU2AOJ5 last month.

Technical details of the N920CXXU2AOK6 5.1.1 Update:


Device: GALAXY Note 5
Model number: SM-N920C
Android version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
Baseband version: N920CXXU2AOK5
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5943515
Build number: LMY47X.N920CXXU2AOK6
Released date: November 26, 2015

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

The N920CXXU2AOK6 update weighs at approximately 87.82 MB in size, and it is officially rolled out via Over-The-Air and through Smart Switch for PC.

How to Update Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C) to LMY47X.N920CXXU2AOK6


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 recharged 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 WiFi 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 avoid 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 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 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.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

AT&T Galaxy Note 5 OTA Update N920AUCU2AOJ1, Adds Gear VR and Android for Work support

AT&T has just send out an update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A). The update will come as build number N920AUCU2AOJ1, to which the latter brings an additional support for the Gear virtual reality features and the Android for Work. The update is also added with some enhancements for the Samsung keyboard, and an updated security enhancements. While the rest are general bug fixes and improvements to the device performance.

In addition, this update is still base in Android 5.1.1 and the 3rd OTA update ever rolled out on AT&T's Galaxy Note 5.  But, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow might also follow  next month, as Samsung itself already confirmed that this device will also get an Android M treatment.

Technical details of the update build N920AUCU2AOJ1


  • Device: AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Model number: SM-N920T
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920AUCU2AOJ1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5921265
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920AUCU2AOJ1
  • AP: N920AUCU2AOJ1
  • CP: N920AUCU2AOJ1
  • CSC: N920AATT2AOJ1

Features/Enhancements:
  • Support for additional Gear VR features
  • Support for Android for Work (AfW)
  • Enhanced support for the Samsung keyboard accessory
  • Updated Samsung Knox to version 2.5.1
  • Other general fixes


This update is available via either Firmware Over the Air (OTA) , and the size of the download will be roughly 119MB. The released may take in stages so not everybody will be able to get the update at the same time. So better check the update manually if you haven't received the update's notification message yet. Just hit on your device Settings > About device > Software updates > Check for updates.

How to 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.

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 tells 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 always consider that the delivery of the update usually takes place into stages and may also take days before it arrives on some areas. So you may have to wait and keep on checking until you see the update.

Source: AT&T Galaxy Note 5  support page

Sunday, November 1, 2015

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 OTA Update build N920TUVU2COJ5, a security updates with various bug fixes and improvements

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T) has gotten a new OTA update that bump up its build to N920TUVU2COJ5. This update is still base in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to which is said to bring the security updates, along with various bug fixes and improvements. The latter is now the 4th Android 5.1.1 had been sent on T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 alone, but we've already assumed that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is not that far enough to roll out. While speaking of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, it is now almost complete upon into its depth testing process, according to T-Mobile.

But for a while, you may need to update your Galaxy Note 5 to build N920TUVU2COJ5 first, while the much awaited Android M are about to come very soon.

Technical details of  the update build N920TUVU2COJ5


  • Device: T-Mobile GALAXY Note 5
  • Model number: SM-N920T
  • Android version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Baseband version: N920TUVU2COJ5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5966591
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920TUVU2COJ5
  • AP: N920TUVU2COJ5
  • CP: N920TUVU2COJ5
  • CSC: N920TTMB2COJ5

Features/Enhancements:
  • Battery usage optimization
  • Gear VR is now supported
  • Smart Manager enhancements
  • Android for Work function has been added
  • Android OS Security Enhancements


The N920TUVU2COJ5 5.1.1 update weighs at approximately 43.89 MB in size if you update your device via Over-The-Air. The update can also be downloaded using the Samsung Smart Switch for PC. The roll out starts on November 02, but the delivery of the update  usually run in stages and it may take into several days before it completely arrived on 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

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I Update build N920IDVU2AOJD, Device Security Patch Update

There is an update to build N920IDVU2AOJD to which is still base in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has been released on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+ (SM-N920I)  in Singapore. The latter is now the third Android 5.1.1 update in a row which is next to the previously released update build  N920IDVU2AOJ4 last month.

In addition,  this  just a minor OTA update that weighs at approximately 39MB in file size. According to the initial changelog, that says "Your device security has been improved". This is basically means that it is just another security patches. The update might also include some minor bug fixes that haven't mentioned form the summarized changelog details.

Technical details of N920IDVU2AOJD 5.1.1 (Lollipop) update


  • Device name: GALAXY Note 5
  • Model number: SM-N920I
  • Android version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Baseband version: N920IDVU2AOJ3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5944450
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920IDVU2AOJD

Features: The security of the device has been improved. Device stability, bug fixes, and further improvements to performance.


This particular update build LMY47X.N920IDVU2AOJD were released on unbranded and carrier branded Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I in Singapore.

The roll out might take in stages and not everyone may get the update at the same time.  So better check the update manually if you did not receive any notification message yet.

How to update Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I) to Android 5.1.1 OS build N920IDVU2AOJD


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.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Sprint Galaxy Note 5 OTA Update N920PVPU2AOJ6, Enables Gear Virtual Reality and Android for Work Support

Sprint has just released another  OTA update to build N920PVPU2AOJ6 for the Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-N920P). The latter is now the second Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) update next to the previous released build N920PVPU1AOI6. According to Sprint, the N920PVPU2AOJ6 update is added with Android for Work and the Gear Virtual Reality (VR) support. In addition, this OTA update also bring the new Google Security patches.

Technical details of the OTA update build N920PVPU2AOJ6


  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920PVPU2AOJ6
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920PVPU2AOJ6

Features/Enhancements: Samsung Galaxy  Note 5 software update - version N920PVPU2AOJ6
  • Additional brand support
  • Google Security Patches
  • Support for additional Gear VR features
  • Support for Android for Work (AfW)
  • Enhanced support for the Samsung keyboard accessory
  • Updated Samsung Knox to version 2.5.1
  • Other general fixes

The update will be rolling out in phases, so it simply means that not everyone will receive the update at the same time. The roll out starts on October 31st and it ends up until on the 15th of November. It being is held available via Over-The-Air OTA update only, and have not to be seen yet via Smart Switch fir 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 community [support page]

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G update build N920GDDU2AOJ5, Rolling Out in India

India's Samsung Galaxy note 5 (SM-N920G) owners have gotten a new update that will bump up the recent Android 5.1.1  Lollipop OS from initial released build N920GDDU1AOH7 to build N920GDDU2AOJ5.  The update is said to bring some bug fixes, security patches, stability, and further improvements to performance.  Though there are no any proper chagelog that has been addressed by Samsung,  the N920GDDU2AOJ5 update also features the Battery usage optimization, and enhancements to wireless charging.  Below are the technical details of the update build N920GDDU2AOJ5.

Technical details of the  N920GDDU2AOJ5 5.1.1 Update


  • Android version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Baseband version: N920GDDU2AOJ3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5943515
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920GDDU2AOJ5
  • AP: N920GDDU2AOJ5
  • CP:  N920GDDU2AOJ3
  • CSC: N920GODD2AOJ6

Features:
  • The stability of Call has been improved.
  • Battery usage optimization.
  • Improved device security.
  • Improved wireless charging.
  • Bug fixes, stability and further improvements to performance.

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 new Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) build N920GDDU2AOJ5


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.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G Update build N920GUBU2AOJ4 in The Americas

There is a new update for the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920G) variants and its heading its way to The Americas region.  The said update will bump up its recent Android 5.1.1, Lollipop OS from build N920GUBU1AOH6 to build N920GUBU2AOJ4. The N920GUBU2AOJ4 update is said to bring some improvements to the device security and a new feature called Battery Apps Optimization. The latter also brings some  fixes to improve the Wireless charging and the stability of Call function.

Technical details of  the update build N920GUBU2AOJ4


  • Android version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Baseband version: N920GUBU2AOJ3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5962091
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920GUBU2AOJ4
  • AP: N920GUBU2AOJ4
  • CP: N920GUBU2AOJ3
  • CSC:  N920GZTO2AOJ2 (varies in countries/carrier)

Features:
  • The stability of Call has been improved.
  • Battery usage optimization.
  • Improved device security.
  • Improved wireless charging
  • Bug fixes, stability and further improvements to performance

This update is officially released in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay, and Jamaica. The update is being held available via Over-The-Air and through Smart Switch for PC.

How to Update Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920G) to the new Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) build N920GUBU2AOJ4


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.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C Update build N920CXXU2AOJ5, Features BatteryUsage Optimization and Improved Call Stability

Samsung has just  released an update for the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C owners. This update comes with build number N920CXXU2AOJ5 to which the latter is still base in Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop).  According to Samsung, this update mainly brings some fixes to stabilized the quality of calls, and a new feature called Battery usage optimization. In addition, it is also added with some patches to improved the device security.

Furthermore, the update is now officially and massively rolled out to all Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C) owners across Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and African countries.

Technical details of N920CXXU2AOJ5 5.1.1 Update


  • Android version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Baseband version: N920CXXU2AOJ3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5943515
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920CXXU2AOJ5

Features and Enhancements:
  • The stability of Call has been improved.
  • Battery usage optimization.
  • The security of the device has been improved.

This update file size is at approximately 232.44MB is now officially rolled out via Over-The-Air and through Samsung's Smart Switch for PC.

How to Install the Update build N920CXXU2AOJ5 on your Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C)


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 recharged 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 WiFi 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 avoid 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 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 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.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 OTA Update build N920VVRU2AOJ2, Brings Samsung Pay and Android security patches

Verizon has just rolled out an update on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920V) to which will now bump it recent Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) operating software version to N920VVRU2AOJ2. The latter mainly brings the Samsung pay application that will then enable the device to use the said mobile payment method. The update also includes the Android security patches to which basically address the recent Android vulnerabilities, according to Verizon.

In addition, there are also some several fixes, enhancements to features, and other improvements to some application that hasn't been mentioned in the summarized changelog details. According to Samsung support, the update were also equipped with fixes to the Wireless charging issues, an enhancements to Advanced calling, Multi Endpoint, and a lot more.



Technical details of the N920VVRU2AOJ2 5.1.1 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. You better check the update right now to get those mentioned features and system enhancements if you owns a Verizon Galaxy Note 5.

Support pages: [1][2]

OTA Update N920IDVU2AOJ4 on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I, Improved Stability of Call and Battery usage Optimization

A new OTA update has just recently released on the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I)  in Australia and Singapore.  The update is dubbed with build number  N920IDVU2AOJ4, to which still an Android 5.1.1 base firmware. The N920IDVU2AOJ4 is an update to the previously release build N920IDVU1AOH2 particularly in Australia. While on the other hand, it is also an update to previous released build  N920IDVU1AOH6 in Singapore's Galaxy Note 5 users.

In addition, the update is said to mainly bring an improvement to the stability of Call  to which have been found some minor glitches. There is also a new feature called Battery usage Optimisation added, to which will now allow users to optimise some unused apps to improve the battery life performance as possible.  Adding to that is the Google Security patches to which basically address the recent Android vulnerabilities.

Technical details of the Android 5.1.1 OTA Update build N920IDVU2AOJ4


These details can be viewed in Apps > Settings > About Device.
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920IDVU2AOJ3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5944450 dpi@SWHD8906 #1 Sat Oct 10 12:46:35 KST 2015
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920IDVU2AOJ4
  • AP: N920IDVU2AOJ4
  • CP: N920IDVU2AOJ3
  • CSC: N920IXSA2AOJ4

Changelog of N920IDVU2AOJ4 5.1.1 Update:


Features and Enhancements:
  1. The stability of Call has been improved.
  2. Battery usage optimisation.
  3. The security of your device has been improved.
  4. Added with Samsung Gear VR2 support.
  5. Bug fixes, stability and performance improvements.


The size of the update build N920IDVU2AOJ4 is at approximately 144.28 MB via Over-The-Air OTA update and  a hefty files size of  3.75 GB to get it via Kies or Smart Switch for PC.

This update are now officially  released on both unbranded and carrier branded Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I in Australia and Singapore.  The roll out might take in stages and not everyone may get the update at the same time.  So better check the update manually if you did not receive any notification message yet.

How to update Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I) to Android 5.1.1 OS build N920IDVU2AOJ4


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.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

AT&T Galaxy Note 5 OTA Update to N920AUCU2AOI6, Brings Samsung Pay and Security Improvements

If you are rocking AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A),  you may have just received and or going to receive the update's notification message.  This new update will bump the build number to N920AUCU2AOI6 from the previously released  build N920AUCU2AOH5. According to AT&T's announcement, the update  mainly brings an  enhanced performance and device improvements but rather than bringing the Samsung Pay update, to which the said mobile payments is about to launch in the United States.

The official OTA release will ask you to install the update's file size at around 28MB.  It just too small, but an important update as AT&T and Samsung were adding some few adjustments to the Samsung Pay's components, like bringing the new security patch, and back end stuff to integrate and fully protect everyone's payment info.



The Samsung Pay will officially launch on Septemeber 28, so everyone must take the OTA update to build N920AUCU2AOI6.

Here are details of  the N920AUCU1AOI6 update:
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920AUCU2AOI6
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5554916
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920AUCU2AOI6
  • File size: 28MB

Software update includes
  • Samsung Pay
  • Enhanced performance and other device improvements

The update is rolled out and available via Over-The-Air OTA only. So you may simply do the following steps below if you want to check the update manually.
  1. From the device Home screen, simply tap Apps.
  2. Tap the Settings (gear icon).
  3. Tap the System tab.
  4. Tap About device.
  5. Tap Software update.
  6. Tap Check for updates.
  7. Tap the Install button, then OK.
  8. 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.

However, if somehow the update isn’t available yet, you should also consider that the released usually take in stages and may also take days before it arrives in some areas. So you may have to wait and keep on checking until you get the update.

Source: AT&T Note 5 support page [doc]

Sprint Galaxy Note 5 OTA Update to N920PVPU2AOI6, Bringing Samsung Pay update, Wireless Charging improvements and Bug fixes

If you've got a Sprint Galaxy Note5, you may have gotten an update that will bump up its Android 5.1.1 to build N920PVPU1AOI6. The update mainly brings several improvements to the device. One of these is the Samsung Pay updates, which adds some few adjustments to the said new mobile payment in the United States before its official launch this coming September 28.  Adding to that is the Samsung security patch that address the recent Android vulnerability.  The are also several improvements and fixes to which particularly resolve the Wireless Charging issues.

In addition to the Samsung Pay mobile payment, owners of Sprint Galaxy Note 5 will then be able to see the fully enabled Samsung Pay in the application drawer. But it isn’t activated yet until the Samsung Pay’s arrival. So don't panic if you'll notice that isn't actually working after taking the update.  In due time, users will then be able to download and install the Samsung Pay Apps when launch and then be able to register their owned bank cards account that were officially tied up with the Samsung Pay.


Here are the details:
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920PVPU1AOI6
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5377588
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920PVPU1AOI6

Features / Enhancements:
  • Samsung Pay update
  • Samsung security patch
  • Wireless Charging improvements
  • RSSI Icon fix
  • Further improvements to performance

The update weighs at 113. 86 MB and it's officially rolling out via Over-The-Air OTA update as of September 26, 2015.  The N920PVPU2AOI6 5.1.1 is the first official update that have arrived on Sprint Galaxy Note 5,  that is the main reason why the update is equipped with massive system enhancements and improvements at a time. So better check the update right now if you haven't received the notification message yet, and especially when your device have been experiencing some issues.

[Thank's to Sylvester]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 Update to N920TUVU2COI5, Brings the Fully Functional Samsung Pay Support

T-Mobile is sending out an update on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T) that will bump the Android 5.1.1 build to N920TUVU2COI5. The N920TUVU2COI5 update brings nothing more any major changes but just a minor OTA update that brings some adjustments to the Samsung Pay.  T-Mobile is ensuring that the said mobile payment will work perfectly before its official launch on September 28, 2015 in the United States.



Here are the details:

Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920TUVU2COI5
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5556672
Build number: LMY47X.N920TUVU1COI5
Build date: September 19, 2015
Release date: September 25, 2015
AP N920TUVU2COI5
CSC N920TTMB2COI5
CP N920TUVU2COI5
File size: 30.01 MB

Features: Samsung Pay updates

In addition, once the update has made, owners of the Galaxy Note 5 will then be able to see the fully enabled Samsung Pay in the application drawer. But it isn't activated yet, until the Samsung Pay's arrival. Users will then be able to download and install the Samsung Pay Apps itself upon launch and then be able to register their owned bank cards that were officially tied up with the Samsung Pay.

The N920TUVU2COI5 update is rolling out via Over-The-Air (OTA) and can also be downloaded using the Samsung Smart Switch for PC and MAC computers. So better check the update right now or else you will left behind with new Samsung Pay craze.

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 tothe new software udate.
  • Lastly, touch the Install button, then OK.

That's it!

[Thank's to Aubrey]

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Update Build N920CXXU1AOI3 for the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C, Arriving in Europe

While playing around with Samsung Smart Switch, we spotted a new update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C. The build number is N920CXXU1AOI3 to which will be heading to Europe's Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C owners. The latter might be an initial release build version for Europe's since we haven't seen any other older version. Noting that we already posted numerous updates hitting the Africa, Middle East, and Asia but this the first one for Europe version.

In addition, the N920CXXU1AOI3  is eventually available to countries such as Ukraine, Russia, and Uzbekistan. The following is the technical details N920CXXU1AOI3.
  • Device name: Galaxy Note 5
  • Model number: SM-N920C
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920CXXU1AOI3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5412468
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920CXXU1AOI3

Noticeably, the “Baseband version” is newer than to the ones released in Asian countries (update build N920CXXU1AOI1) but the “Kernel version” hasn’t been changed and it stays similar to the older update.

So those who might have just purchased the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C. You might manually check the OS version of your device if it'll match the above info. If not, it means your device hasn't been updated yet. You might better check the update manually.

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C) to software build N920CXXU1AOI3


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 avoid 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.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Update Build N920GUBU1AOI1, Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G Improved Battery Life and Wireless Charging

The Samsung Galaxy Note5 SM-N920G  is getting an update  that will bump Its Android 5.1.1 OS to build N920GUBU1AOI1.  The latter is officially available in select countries in The Americas. The said update manually brings improvements to which particularly the battery life performance and the wireless charging.  The N920GUBU1AOI1 update is the 3rd  Android 5.1.1 revisions that have been released on the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G models.

So those who got the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G and hasn't seen any update yet, you may check the update manually either via Over-The-Air and by simply using the Smart Switch for PC.

Here are the details:

Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920G
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920GUBU1AOH6
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5692246
Build number: LMY47X.N920GUBU1AOI1

Again the N920GUBU1AOI1 update is rolled out in select countries only and might not be available in some parts of Latin America region.

Previous updates:

Some recent updates of Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G  is the update build N920GUBU1AOH7 in India.

Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920GUBU1AOH6
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5676655
Build number: LMY47X.N920GDDU1AOH7

The previous or initial released in Latin America is the build N920GUBU1AOH6.

Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920GUBU1AOH6
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5692246
Build number: LMY47X.N920GUBU1AOH6

To manually check the firmware build details on your Galaxy Note5 SM-N920G,  just simply touch in Apps > Settings > then touch About device under the SYSTEM tab touch the Software Info to view the installed Android version, Baseband version, Kernel version, Build number, and among other system information.

You must keep your phone up to date on any latest software updates, so you’ll enjoy and get the best of your device. Below is the step by step guide on how manually check and perform an update on your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G.

How to update Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920G) to an updated version of Android OS


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.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Update to build N920CXXU1AOI1 Landed in Asia's Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C

Another update on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C model that  move up the build to N920CXXU1AOI1 has landed in Asia. Fortunately,  the update has a similarity to the previously released  build N920CXXU1AOH4 as it also adds stability, bug fixes and further improvements to performance. Meaning, there are no any major changes to take effect once the update has made. But it will boost the device performance, as the update mainly targets the Android core.

Update build N920CXXU1AOI1 details
Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920C
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920CXXU1AOH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5412468
Build number: LMY47X.N920CXXU1AOI1

When you take look the software info, you may notice that the “Baseband version” and the “Kernel version” hasn’t been changed and it stays similar to the previous released.


This update is officially released in select South-East Asia countries to particularly available in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia only. However, some part of Europe and Arab countries may also get an update soon,  either it could be a similar version or might be another build number rather than the update build N920CXXU1AOI1.

The following is the step by step guide on how to update your Galaxy Note5 to build N920CXXU1AOI1 either via Over-The-Air or by using a computer.

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C) to software build N920CXXU1AOI1


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 avoid 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.