Showing posts with label Galaxy Note5 SM-N920C Update. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Galaxy Note5 SM-N920C Update. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

August 2017 Android Security Updates Hitting Galaxy Note5 N920C/N920G

For those who owns the Galaxy Note5 particularly the SM-N920C and SM-N920G models, there's a new update heading on its way for your devices. These updates are still part of Samsung and Google's monthly Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR)  that will now bump up both Galaxy Note 5's Android Security Patch Level to August 1, 2017.

In addition, the update will start to hit the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. While similar thing will also happens to the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G owners in Latin America, and select regions in Asia.

The rolling out starts on August 30, so make sure to keep an eye of this update of which will arrive shortly for a couple of days.

Here are the technical details of each release version according to the Galaxy Note5 model number, and receiving regions.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C and SM-N920G Getting April 1st Security Patch Updates to N920CXXU3CQD1

Samsung has released another round of Android 7.0 Nougat updates for those who owns the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C and SM-N920G variants. This time around, these updates will only bumped the devices Android security patch level to April 1, 2017.

Few days earlier, the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G models has started receiving an update to version N920CXXU3CQD1. The update has landed in Middle East, and African region, then it just recently hitting the Europe region.

While the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G on the other hand, also received an update to version N920GDDS3CQD1 in Asia region. Noting that parts of Latin America region of which also shares the same variant has not received any Android 7.0 Nougat update yet.

Here are the update details on each specific Galaxy Note 5  variant:

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C Android 7.0 Nougat Update version N920CXXU3CQD1
  • Device: Galaxy Note5
  • Model number: SM-N920C
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920CXXU3JQC3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809520
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920CXXU3CQD1
  • Build date: Tue 4 Apr 2017

This update has arrived in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, South Africa, Russian Federation, and the rest of the Middle East, Europe and African region that owns the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C.

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G Android 7.0 Nougat Update version N920GDDS3CQD1
  • Device: Galaxy Note5
  • Model number: SM-N920C
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920GUBU3CQC2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10863284
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920GDDS3CQD1
  • Build date: Mon 17 Apr 2017

This update is hitting India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Again, Latin America region did not get any Android 7.0 Nougat update yet and it has stayed in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow at this time being.

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.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Galaxy Note 5 January 2017 Android Security Updates is Hitting SM-N920C and SM-N9208 Variants

Samsung began deploying  the January Android Security updates for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C and the Galaxy Note5 Dous SM-N9208 variants in a timely manner this year.  This is the first Android Security Updates that we've seen covers the January 2017 security patches for the said  Galaxy Note 5  variants so far,  while the rest might be coming late 'til the end of February.

So, for those who owned the Galaxy Note 5 at hand but of-course with model numbers such as the SM-N9208 or  SM-N920C should check the update right now, just in-case if you folks haven't receive the notification message yet.  These updates will bumped up the Galaxy Note5 Dous SM-N9208 to build version N9208XXS3BQA6. While the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C on the other hand, will also moved to build version N920CXXS3BQA9 or  N920CXXS3BQAA .

Here are the technical details of the updates:

What's New:


  • Android Security Updates - January 2017 Security Patches
  • Device stability and improvements to performance
  • General bug fixes to resolved known issues and other system enhancements

Galaxy Note5 Dous SM-N9208 Updates


Update version N9208XXS3BQA6


  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android Security Patch Level: 1 January  2017
  • Baseband version: N9208XXU3BQA3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9407408
  • Build number: MMB29K.N9208XXS3BQA6
  • AP: N9208XXS3BQA6
  • CP: N9208XXU3BQA3
  • CSC: N9208OLB3BPJ2

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C Updates


Update version N920CXXS3BQAA


  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android Security Patch Level: 1 January  2017
  • Baseband version: N920CXXU3BQA2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9407408
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920CXXS3BQAA
  • AP: N920CXXS3BQAA
  • CP: N920CXXU3BQA2
  • CSC: N920COXE3BPJ2

Update version N920CXXS3BQA9


  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android Security Patch Level: 1 January  2017
  • Baseband version: N920CXXU3BQA1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9407408
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920CXXS3BQA9
  • AP: N920CXXS3BQA9
  • CP: N920CXXU3BQA1
  • CSC: N920COXE3BPJ2

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Galaxy Note 5 Receiving October Android Security Patch Updates

Several variants of the international Galaxy Note 5 has started receiving the new Android Security Patch Updates for the month of October in various countries. It might have been quite annoying why there is an OTA update that keeps on coming once in a month.  The said update is once again and were still part of the monthly security maintenance released by Google and Samsung. It'll basically fixes Android vulnerabilities and brings additional security protection for your smartphone and personal data.
In addition, these recent updates are still based in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and there ain't  no Android 7.0 Nougat update has been spotted so far on Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

The following are the technical details of each specific model number of the Galaxy Note 5.

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C October Android Security Patch Updates


OTA Update version N920CXXU3BPJ5


This update has release in Europe, Middle East, and Africa countries

Features and or Enhancements
  • October Android Security Patches

Technical details :


  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android Security Patch Level: October 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920CXXU3BPIC
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9407408
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920CXXU3BPJ5

OTA Update version N920CXXU3BPJ7


This update is released in Southeast Asia countries only.

Technical details :


  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android Security Patch Level: October 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920CXXU3BPIC
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8848699
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920CXXU3BPJ7

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G October Android Security Patch Update


This update is release in Latin America countries.

Features and or Enhancements
  • October Android Security Patches

OTA Update versionN920GUBS3BPJ1


Technical details :


  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android Security Patch Level: October 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920GUBU3BPI2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8245743
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920GUBS3BPJ1



Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C September Security Patch Updates build N920CXXU3BPIA

The Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C variant has also gotten its September security patch update to which has started from the past few days. The said updates were released in various build version according to each specific countries and regions.

Again, the update only brings the security patches and there is nothing any new features nor any noticeable changes to current the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Below are the technical details of each build that might serve as a guide to those who have not yet receive the said Android security patch for the month of September.

Update in Europe's Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920CXXU3BPH4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7980311
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920CXXU3BPIA

Update in Southeast Asia Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920CXXU3BPH4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7764194
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920CXXS3BPI7

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920CXXU3BPH4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7980311
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920CXXS3BPI6

Update in Middle East and Africa's Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920CXXU3IPH4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7980311
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920CXXS3BPI5

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920CXXU3IPH4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7764194
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920CXXS3BPI3

This updates can be downloaded via Over-The-Air (OTA) and thru Smart Switch for PC.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Galaxy Note5 Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update Release Build N920CXXU2BPB6

Samsung has just released the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on Galaxy Note5. The first Android Marshmallow is being dubbed with build number N920CXXU2BPB6 to which technically headed out on Galaxy Note5 with model number SM-N920C. It is now officially rolling out in Southeast Asia, but might soon follows in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

Technical details of the first official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update:


  • Device:  Samsung Galaxy Note5
  • Model number: SM-N920C
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Baseband version: N920CXXU2BPB2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7227966
    dpi@SWHE2301 #1
    Mon Feb 15 15:32:49 KST 2016
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920CXXU2BPB6
  • AP: N920CXXU2BPB6
  • CP: N920CXXU2BPB2
  • CSC: N920COLB2BPB6



Changelog details:


Features and or Enhancements
  • OS upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • The new TouchWiz provides enhanced usability and an updated visual design.
  • Quick connect helps you easily find and connect to nearby devices and pre-connection.
  • Fingerprints are securely protected. An alternative unlock method (pattern,PIN, or password.
  • Advanced power savin mode restricts background data and extends battery life.
  • New enhanced users interface and a lot more.



The roll out has already began in Cambodia, but as we said earlier, it may continue to roll out to other countries any time soon. The Android Marshmallow firmware itself weights at  1337.05MB in file size, and it can be downloaded via Over-The-Air (OTA) and thru Smart Switch for PC.

How to Update the Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920C) to Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow


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 500MB to 1000MB.
  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 Note5 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 Note5 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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Update on Galaxy Note5 SM-N920C to build N920CXXU2APA2, Not Marshmallow but a Security Patch for Jan 2016

Firs firmware update for the year 2016 has landed on Galaxy Note5 SM-N920C models which comes in build number N920CXXU2APA2. The update isn't the much awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow update yet, but still base in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.  While Samsung has been sending out rounds of  Android security upgrades to which primarily protects the users data against Android OS vulnerability issues. So this update does not bring any major changes to the device OS platform but just another round of updated version of security patches.

However, the update build N920CXXU2APA2 is only seen heading in South Africa to which particularly a carrier branded firmware for Vodacom Galaxy Note5 SM-N920C.

Technical details of the update:

  • Device:  Samsung Galaxy Note5
  • Carrier: Vodacom  South Africa
  • Model number: SM-N920C
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920CXXU2APA2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-6268364
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920CXXU2APA2
  • AP: N920CXXU2APA2
  • CP: N920CXXU2APA2
  • CSC: N920COJV2APA1
  • IMEI-SV: 04

Features and or Enhancements: Android Security Patch - (January 2016)

How to Update Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920C) Android OS to build N920CXXU2APA2


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 Note5 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 Note5 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Update N920CXXU1AOH6 on Galaxy Note5 SM-N920C, Bringing Various Bugfixes and Improvements

Another update has landed on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C) variant. The update now comes in build N920CXXU1AOH6 to which mainly bring various bug fixes and improvements to boost the device performance. The update is believed to improve the device battery life and the wireless charging.
The updated build N920CXXU1AOH6 has been gradually rolled out and are now available in the Middle East and African countries. Also, the N920CXXU1AOH6 is now the 4th Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to which has been officially released particularly on the Galaxy Note5 SM-N920C models.

Update build N920CXXU1AOH6 Specifications


Version: N920CXXU1AOH6/N920COJV1AOH7/
N920CXXU1AOH2


To manually check the firmware build details on your Galaxy Note5, just simply touch on 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.
  • 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.N920CXXU1AOH6
  • Date: August 20, 2015


Previous Updates


Update Technical DetailsDate
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920CXXU1AOH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5412468
Build number: LMY47X.N920CXXU1AOH4

August 18, 2015
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920CXXU1AOH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5412468
Build number: LMY47X.N920CXXU1AOH2

August 08, 2015
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920CXXU1AOGE
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5412468
Build number: LMY47X.N920CXXU1AOGE

July 2015

So if it happens that you owned a Galaxy Note5 SM-N920C variant to which particularly from Arab countries and somewhere in Southeast Asia, you better check the update right now. Below is the step by step guide on how to update your Galaxy Note5 to build N920CXXU1AOH6either via Over-The-Air or by using a computer.

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C) to software build N920CXXU1AOH6


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.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Update Build N920CXXU1AOH4 on Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C), Second Android 5.1.1 Release

Another OTA update has arrived on the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C) variant. The update has bumped up the build number to N920CXXU1AOH4 from the previously released build N920CXXU1AOH2. The said update includes stability, device improvements, and enhancements to features. We have no idea to the overall changes it brings, but there is some sort of battery usage optimization and the stability of the wireless charging improvements added in it, according to the initial changelog details.

The N920CXXU1AOH4 update is now the second Android 5.1.1 ever rolled out on the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C).  But if and when there are still some few glitches found on the update, we can still expect another update soon.

Here are the technical details of the update build N920CXXU1AOH4:

Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920C
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920CXXU1AOH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5412468 dpi@SWHE2619 #1
Build number: LMY47X.N920CXXU1AOH4

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.


So if it happens that you owned a Galaxy Note5 SM-N920C variant to which particularly from Arab countries and somewhere in Southeast Asia, you better check the update right now. Below is the step by step guide on how to update your Galaxy Note5 to build N920CXXU1AOH4 either via Over-The-Air or by using a computer.

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C) to software build N920CXXU1AOH4


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.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Update Build N920CXXU1AOH2 on Samsung Galaxy Note5 SM-N920C

First Samsung Galaxy Note5 SM-N9120C update to build number N920CXXU1AOH2. The latter is rolling out in the Middle East and Southeast Asian countries. According to what the update details, it stated that it brings system stability improvements and further enhancement to the device performance. So this just a minor incremental update that might only bring some few adjustment to the initial firmware released build N920CXXU1AOGE. It might only bring up some few tune-ups so the device may perform a lot better on each particular regions.

Following is the technical details of the software information  which was taken right after the device received the said N920CXXU1AOH2 update.
To manually check the firmware build details on your Galaxy Note5,  just simply touch on 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.

Technical details of N920CXXU1AOH2


Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920C
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920CXXU1AOH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5412468 dpi@SWHE2619 #1
Build number: LMY47X.N920CXXU1AOH2



The update build N920CXXU1AOH2 has officially released in Israel, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and
Morocco. While on the other hand only Thailand and Vietnam received the said update in SEA region.  So if it happens that you owned a Galaxy Note5 SM-N920C variant and if you are from the mentioned countries, you better check the update right now. Below is the step by step guide on how to update your Galaxy Note5 to build N920CXXU1AOH2 either via Over-The-Air or by using a computer.

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C) to the latest software build N920CXXU1AOH2


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.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C Initial Release Firmware (N920CXXU1AOGE)

The Galaxy Note 5 is a looker in 2015 due to its sleek glass-and-metal build, wide and gorgeous screen, a top-of-the-line camera, and powered with the latest Android operating system.
Now speaking of the Android OS, we are going to take a look inside on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C. The very first build Android OS found on the latter is the N920CXXU1AOGE, it's technically the initial release and isn't an update yet.

The N920CXXU1AOGE is the factory default firmware during the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C shipment and until during its market launch. So those who might have been looking for the device update and still got this firmware build it simply means that your device hasn't been updated yet.

To manually check the firmware build details of your device just simply tap Apps > Settings > System tab and then touch About device.

Technical details of N920CXXU1AOGE:


Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920C
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920CXXU1AOGE
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5412468 dpi@SWHE2619 #1
Build number: LMY47X.N920CXXU1AOGE

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 to the latest firmware


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.

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 the update fail.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 a copy of Samsung Smart Switch and then simply install it in your computer.
    Smart Switch for your PC
    Smart Switch for your Mac

  2. Connect your Galaxy Note 5 on your computer

  3. Run Smart Switch, then wait until it recognizes the connection of the device.

  4. If the update is available it will automatically prompt you to update your device. All you need is to simply click 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.

That's all! Hope you have updated your Galaxy Note 5 to the latest firmware version.