Showing posts with label Galaxy Note5 SM-N920G Update. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Galaxy Note5 SM-N920G 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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G Android 7.0 Nougat Updates Hitting Asian Region

As Samsung has begun the rolling out of the Android 7.0 Nougat updates on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C last week. This time around, it has also started hitting on the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G variant. However, the released are initially available in the Asian region, including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. While the Latin America and Caribbean regions will also follow anytime soon.

The Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G first official Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade came out as build version N920GDDU3CQC7, and weighs at a hefty 1.2 GB in size.  Aside from the Android Nougat goodies, it also contains the March 1, 2017 Android security updates.

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G Android 7.0 Nougat Update version N920GDDU3CQC7


What’s New in Android 7.0 Nougat:
  • 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-N920G
  • Android version 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Baseband version N920GUBU3CQC2
  • Kernel version 3.10.61-10863284
  • Build number NRD90M.N920GDDU3CQC7
  • Android security patch level March 1, 2017
  • Build date Thu 16 Mar 2017
  • CP N920GDDU3CQC7
  • CP N920GUBU3CQC2
  • CSC N920GODD3CQC7

How to Update the Galaxy Note 5 to Official Android 7.0 Nougat


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.

The following  process will not work on a modified device. If you have a rooted and modified Galaxy Note5 SM-N920G.  You may grab the stock firmware N920GDDU3CQC7 itself, then unroot and restore back your Galaxy Note 5 to the official or factory default firmware.
  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 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  Smart Switch for 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.

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



Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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

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

Technical details of the  N920GDDU2AOK4 5.1.1 Update


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

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

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

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


Prepare the following recommendations before you update your device, to keep it safe as possible. There is a risk involved upon updating, so make sure to follow this steps before you proceed.
  1. Check the remaining power percentage of the battery, it should be at least 50% or higher before you take the update. If it is lower to the recommended level, the device must be charged first. Insufficient battery power may cause a fatal error if and when the update failed to initiate.
  2. Ensure that your device is connected to a strong Wi-Fi connection. Some firmware update may take long enough to install and it will depend on how small or large the update file size is.
  3. Check the remaining storage space of your device memory if it still enough and can still store the file size of the incoming update. You can easily determine the incoming update’s file size as it prompts you the exact details. The size may vary, some minor updates usually varies from 100MB to 200MB while major updates also usually varied from 300MB up to 500MB.
  4. Ensure to create a backup of your stored data in the device memory. You can easily backup your Galaxy Note 5 data by using Smart Switch. This process is very important and it is highly recommended before taking an update. You should secure you data first beforehand. If ever something might go wrong during the update process, and you might encounter a failure, you will not lose your data. Some fatal errors while performing the software update usually forces you to perform the factory reset in recovery mode. Doing so, will bring the device back to its original factory default settings but it deletes your stored data as it technically wipes and cleans out the device memory cache.
  5. Do not ever touch your phone if the updating process is already initiated. Just let the phone sit on top of your table and make sure it could not be interrupted on any part. You should not press any keys, nor turning the power off and or removing the battery. Do not disconnect the USB cable if you’re performing an update using a computer.
  6. Make sure you Galaxy Note 5 has no root in it, and or running on any unofficial firmware. Keep in mind that a rooted and a modified phone will no longer receive any official firmware update from the dealer. Doing so, you will only receive the advisory message that says something like this;
    “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.”

Update your Galaxy Note 5 via Over The Air (OTA Update)


The Over The Air (OTA) update requires you to connect your Galaxy Note 5 to a Wi-Fi network to ease your burden on high data charges.
  • From the device Home screen, simply tap Apps.
  • Tap the Settings (gear icon).
  • Tap the System tab.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for updates.
  • Tap the Install button, then OK.

Wait until the phone completely reboot before touching it. It may reboot (turn on and off) multiple times as the update might still at its finalization stage.
If the update is available, it will just prompt you the update’s technical details including on how to download and install it. If somehow the update isn’t available yet, it will also tell you that your device software is up to date. However, even if the update is already rolled out and you’ve already knew that it is officially released in your country and or network provider, you should also consider that the released usually take in stages and may also take days before it arrives on some areas. So you may have to wait and keep on checking until you get the update.

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


This method is always handy on some part, especially if you have missed the update and you’re left behind to the update’s scheduled dates that usually only took place and runs in weeks. You can still easily update your Galaxy Note 5 using your PC or Mac. All you need is a USB cable and then the Smart Switch firmware update tool. Smart Switch is similar to the before Kies that have been used to older devices. Also, Smart Switch has the capability to back up and restore your data in just a few clicks away.
  1. Download Smart Switch for PC and MAC computers version and then  install it on your computer.
  2. Connect your Galaxy Note 5 on your computer using the USB cable.
  3. Run Smart Switch, then wait until it recognizes the connection of the device. If the update is available it will automatically prompt you to update your device.
  4. Click on the Update button. Some other steps like on how to back up and restore your data is included in the instructions.

Again do not touch the phone like disconnecting the USB cable if the software update has started. You may need to wait much longer while updating via Smart Switch as your firmware is being served by Samsung itself. The Smart Switch firmware file is a much larger to the ones released via Over The Air but were still the same file.

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.

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.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G Got the Initial Firmware Build N920GDDU1AOH7 in India

If you've got a newly purchased  Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G variant, and you are from India, Bangladesh, Nepal  and Sri Lanka, you folks got Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS initial release firmware build N920GDDU1AOH7. The latter is the shipment firmware Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G  that only support the 4G TDD-LTE band.  This particular varaint  is something similar to the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I found in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore to which also technically equipped with 4G TDD-LTE bands frequency support.

Here are the details:

Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920G
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920GUBU1AOH6
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5676655
Build number: LMY47X.N920GDDU1AOH7

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.
If it happens that your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G still running on the same Android OS build above, it simply means that your device hasn’t been updated yet. 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.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Galaxy Note 5 LTE-A SM-N920G Initial Android 5.1.1 Released Firmware build N920GUBU1AOH6

If you've got a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 LTE-A with model number SM-N920G, and might want to know what's the initial firmware build this device running at during its launch. The Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G is the ones sold in Latin America and some select countries in Asia. As you may know, that all Galaxy Note 5 variants across the globe are all powered with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS, and particularly the Galaxy Note 5 LTE-A SM-N920G was being launch under the initially released firmware build N920GUBU1AOH6.

So those who are new about Galaxy Note 5 and this so called Android version and software updates and might wonder how to you can check this information. This can be simply be done by navigating to your device settings.

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.


Specifications of N920GUVU1AOH6 Android 5.1.1


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.N920GUBU1AOH6

If it happens that your Galaxy Note 5 still running on the same Android OS build above, it simply means that your device hasn't been updated yet. 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.