Showing posts with label Galaxy Note5 SM-N920I Update. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Galaxy Note5 SM-N920I Update. Show all posts

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Android 7.0 Nougat Updates on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I Released in Australia, version N920IDVU3CQD3

The Android 7.0 Nougat update for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I variants has finally begun.  The said Nougat update is now available for those who owned the factory unlocked and Vodafone Galaxy Note 5 in Australia.  While other carriers such as Telstra and Optus might as well follow soon.

However, for New Zealand and Singapore Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I  owners, you folks might still hold on for a little while.  There hasn't any signs of the Android 7.0 Nougat movements from Samsung's software update center in the said region as of this moment.

Anyways, the first Android Nougat update comes in build version N920IDVU3CQD3. It is a similar build heading in both unbranded and carrier branded Galaxy Note 5 in Australia. Along with all the Nougat goodies, this version also includes the March 1, 2017 Android security patch level.


Here are the details:
  • Device name: Galaxy Note 5
  • Model number: SM-N920I
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android Security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920IDVU3CQD2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809520
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920IDVU3CQD3
  • AP: N920IDVU3CQD3
  • CP: N920IDVU3CQD2
  • CSC: N920IXSA3CQD3

Android 7.0 Nougat Features:
  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS upgrade
  • Provides new UX and various performance modes
  • Improved usability of the Notification feature and Quick settings button
  • Improved usability of the Multi-window
  • Improved setting menu and Always On Display
  • Efficient space for installation of downloaded apps, improved speed of system upgrade and app installation

The update is seeding via Over-The-Air. Once the device received the update, the OS version will bumped to Android 7.0 Nougat version NRD90M.N920IDVU3CQD3 from the previous Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow version MMB29K.N920IDVS3BQA3.

Make sure to manually check the update by going to the device settings. From Home screen, Apps > Settings > Software info> Software updates > Check for Updates.

How to Update Galaxy Note 5 to Android 7.0 Nougat via Over-The-Air:


Make sure your phone’s battery is fully re-charged before starting the software update. This is a must and very important part to get rid of some issues if ever the software update being interrupted due to a power failure.
From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key > Settings > About device > Software updates > Check for Updates.
If your device finds a new software update, tap Download now. When complete, a screen will appear advising you that the new version of software is ready to be installed. Tap Install update.
The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.
You’ve successfully updated your Galaxy Note 5 OS to Android 7.0 Nougat.

[Thank’s to William]

Saturday, February 4, 2017

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

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

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

Here goes the technical details:

What’s new in the update version N920IDVS3BQA3?


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

Technical details :



Android version:
6.0.1

Android security patch level:
1 January  2017

Baseband version:
N920IDVS3BQA1

Kernel version:
3.10.61-8848699

Build number:
MMB29K.N920IDVS3BQA3

AP:
N920IDVS3BQA3

CP:
N920IDVS3BQA1

CSC:
N920ITEL3BPK2


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Galaxy Note 5 N920I Updates to version N920IDVU3BPL2 in Australia

A new update is heading  to Australia's Samsung Galaxy Note 5  (SM-N920I). This released were dubbed as build version N920IDVU3BPL2 and  it's said to bring the new Google's Android security update for the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It is quite similar to the previous released build version N920IDVU3BPJ3 that was brought the October Android security packaged, while this one contains the December Android security patches.

In addition,  this new software builds are still in a testing phase and will soon start to roll out by the end of December, according to Australian carriers such as Optus and Telstra. However, the factory unlocked version of the Galaxy Note 5 ("XSA" variant) might soon receive the update much earlier before the 30th of December.

What’s  in the update version N920IDVU3BPL2?

  • December Android Security Updates
  • Other global bug fixes, stability and performance improvements

Technical details :



Android version:6.0.1
Android security patch level:1 December 2016
Baseband version:N920IDVU3BPL2
Kernel version:3.10.61-8848699
Build number:MMB29M. N920IDVU3BPL2
AP:N920IDVU3BPL2
CP:N920IDVU3BPL2
CSC:N920IXSA3BPL2
IMEI-SV:06

Previous version:


Android version:6.0.1
Android security patch level:1 October 2016
Baseband version:N920IDVU3BPJ3
Kernel version:3.10.61-8848699
Build number:MMB29M. N920IDVU3BPJ3
AP:N920IDVU3BPJ3
CP:N920IDVU3BPJ3
CSC:N920IDVU3BPJ3
IMEI-SV:06

The Android security patches is some kind of Android technical matters, but all of the details about the December Android security update were described at Android Security Bulletin. (https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-12-01.html)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Australia Galaxy Note 5 October Android security update N920IDVU3BPJ3

We've seen an update hitting on Australia's Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I). The said update is bundled with October Android security patches to which came out as build version N920IDVU3BPJ3, an update to previous released build N920IDVU2BPG3. The Android security update is just a small Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) update and oftentimes it does not bring any noticeable changes nor any new features. This update includes all of the security patches as well as some other minor bugfixes to the device.

What’s  in the update version N920IDVU3BPJ3?


  • October Android Security Updates
  • Other global bug fixes, stability and performance improvements

Technical details :


Android version:6.0.1
Android security patch level:1 October 2016
Baseband version:N920IDVU3BPJ3
Kernel version:3.10.61-8848699 dpi@SWHD4003 #1 Wed Oct 19 2016
Build number:MMB29M. N920IDVU3BPJ3
AP:N920IDVU3BPJ3
CP:N920IDVU3BPJ3
CSC:N920IDVU3BPJ3
IMEI-SV:06

This update is rolling out via Over-The-Air and or through Samsung Kies/ Samsung Smart Switch for PC. This is the 4th Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update landed on Australian Galaxy Note 5 users alone. The previous version was released way back in August and posses the Android security patch level of 1 August 2016, while this update bumped up to 1 October 2016. As you may notice there is a month gap between the two, as the September Android security update was missing. But considering that the October security patches has been applied, so it already covers both the month of September and October security patches.
Previous version:

Android version:6.0.1
Android security patch level:1 August 2016
Baseband version:N920IDVU2BPG3
Kernel version:3.10.61-8848699 dpi@SWHD4003 #1 Thu Jul 28 2016
Build number:MMB29K.N920IDVU2BPG3
AP:N920IDVU2BPG3
CP:N920IDVU2BPG3
CSC:N920IVAU2BPG3
IMEI-SV:06

The Android security patches is somewhat technical but all of the details the October Android security update were described at Android Security Bulletin. (https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-11-01.html)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

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

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

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

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


Sunday, December 13, 2015

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

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

Here are the technical details N920IDVU2AOL2 update:


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

Features and improvements of N920IDVU2AOL2 update

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

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

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


To manually check the firmware build details of your device just simply touch on AppsSettings > then touch About device under the System tab. Lastly, touch the Software Info to view the installed Android version, Baseband version, Kernel version, Build number, and among other system information.

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

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I) to the latest build version


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Source: Vodafone Australia - support page

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Galaxy Note 5 Update N920IDVU2AOK2, New Zealand and Telstra Australia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Monday, October 19, 2015

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

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

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

Technical details of the Android 5.1.1 OTA Update build N920IDVU2AOJ4


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

Changelog of N920IDVU2AOJ4 5.1.1 Update:


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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Monday, September 7, 2015

Update N920IDVU1AOH6 on Galaxy Note 5 (4G+) SM-N920I, a Battery Life and Fast wireless charging improvements

An update to build N920IDVU1AOH6 on the Samsung  Galaxy Note 5 4G+ SM-N920I is rolling out in Singapore.  According to Samsung, the N920IDVU1AOH6 update will be bringing some improvements to battery life performance and stability improvements to wireless charging. Adding to that, there are also some various bug fixes and few enhancements to features that will improve the device performance. The N920IDVU1AOH6 is now the first official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update released in Singapore's Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (4G+), but the latter is the 4th built build if we also include Australia and New Zealand's Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I updates.

Update Details of N920IDVU1AOH6


Version: N920IDVU1AOH6/N920IOLC1AOH2/
N920IDVU1AOH3

Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920I
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920IDVU1AOH3
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5471438 dpi@SWHE2317 #1
Build number: LMY47X.N920IDVU1AOH6

Features / Enhancements:
  • Battery usage optimization.
  • The stability of Wireless charging has been improved.
  • Bug fixes and further improvements to performance.

Previous updates of the Galaxy Note 5 (4G+) SM-N920I before the N920IDVU1AOH6 released


Update detailsDate

  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920IDVU1AOH2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5471438 dpi@SWHE2317 #1
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920IDVU1AOH4
August 13, 2015

  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920IDVU1AOH2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5471438 dpi@SWHE2317 #1
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920IDVU1AOH2

Details of N920IDVU1AOH2 update
August 11, 2015

  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920IDVU1AOGJ
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5413190
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920IDVU1AOGJ

Initial release in Australia's Galaxy Note 5.
Details of N920IDVU1AOGJ
July 2015

  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920IDVU1AOGG
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5413190
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920IXXU1AOGE

Initial release in New Zealand Galaxy Note 5.
Details of N920IDVU1AOGE
July 2015

How to update Galaxy Note 5 4G+ (SM-N920I) to Android 5.1.1 OS build N920IDVU1AOH6


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.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Update Build N920IDVU1AOH4 on Telstra Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I in Australia

Another update has on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I in Australia. This time around the update to which dubbed as build N920IDVU1AOH4 is sent out on Telstra's Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I devices.  So whatever the update might be, it basically has the same benefits such as device stability improvements, bug fixes, and more improvements to the device performance. Following are the technicals of the update build N920IDVU1AOH4.

Technical details of N920IDVU1AOH4


Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920I
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920IDVU1AOH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5471438 dpi@SWHE2317 #1
Build number: LMY47X.N920IDVU1AOH4

Noticeably, the build number is LMY47X.N920IDVU1AOH4 but the baseband version, as well as the kernel version, is similar to the ones found on the Unlocked and Vodafone's Galaxy Note5 update to build LMY47X.N920IDVU1AOH2. So let assumes that there are no any major changes to take effect once your Galaxy Note5 receive the said the update.


Take note the build version is LMY47X.N920IDVU1AOH4 It may have much a higher and much latest to the ones released on Vodafone's Galaxy Note5 to which the latter has also dubbed as build N920IDVU1AOH2.

In addition, the N920IDVU1AOH4 is the first update on Telstra's Galaxy Note5 to which technically replace the initial release firmware build N920IDVU1AOGJ.

So if it happens that you owned a Galaxy Note5 SM-N920I, 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 Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I) to Android OS build N920IDVU1AOH4


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Friday, September 4, 2015

Update Build N920IDVU1AOH2 Release on Samsung Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920I)

Samsung has just rolled out the first software update to which will bump up the firmware build to N920IDVU1AOH2 on the Samsung Galaxy Note5 SM-N920I. The N920IDVU1AOH2 update to which is technically an Android 5.1.1 is rolling out to the Galaxy Note5 SM-N920I owners in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. While on the hand,  the N920IDVU1AOH2 also happens to be the initially released firmware in Singapore's Samsung Galaxy Note5 SM-N920I owners due to the fact this particular variant was held available first in the Oceania region.

So those who got the Samsung Galaxy Note5 SM-N920I at hand you might better check the update right now. Following is the technical details of the software information  which was taken right after the device received the said N920IDVU1AOH2 update.

To manually check the firmware build details on your Galaxy Note5,  just simply touch onApps > 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 N920IDVU1AOH2


Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920I
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920IDVU1AOH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5471438 dpi@SWHE2317 #1
Build number: LMY47X.N920IDVU1AOH2


The update build N920IDVU1AOH2 has officially released on both unlocked and carrier-branded Galaxy Note5 in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and Singapore. The update will overwrite the previous software version such from the build N920IDVU1AOGJ and build N920IDVU1AOGE to build N920IDVU1AOH2.

So if it happens that you owned a Galaxy Note5 SM-N920I 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 Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I) to Android OS build N920IDVU1AOH2


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.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Australian Carrier's Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I) Variant, Initial Release Firmware Build N920IDVU1AOGJ

As part of covering the Australia's  Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I) updates on our database, so does the carrier branded ones is also among on it. Aside from the unlocked or SIM-free Galaxy Note 5 version this particular variant is also available at the majority of Australian carriers, including Vodafone,  Optus, and Telstra.

So the first step we do is to gather up some information about the Android operating system running on it during the latter's market launch.  Below is the technical details of the initially released firmware build found on Vodafone,  Optus, and Telstra Galaxy Note 5 during its availability in the Australian shores.

Technical details of the build N920IDVU1AOGJ

About device:

Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920I

Software info:

Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920IDVU1AOGJ
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5413190
Build number: LMY47X.N920IDVU1AOGJ

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

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


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

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920I) to the latest build version


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

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


The Over The Air (OTA) update 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-N920I Firmware Build N920IDVU1AOGE, Initial Release in New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea

New Zealand Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I is the same variant to ones sold in Australia, as a TD-LTE  models. Even though it is identical  but New Zealand initial released firmware build is N920IDVU1AOGE under the Android 5.1.1 operating system.  So those who owns the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I but just recently found out that the device is still running in build N920IDVU1AOGE, it simply means that it isn't an updated yet but an initially released firmware build during the device shipment and market launch.

Technical details of the build N920IDVU1AOGE:


About device:
Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920I

Software info:
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920IDVU1AOGG
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5413190
Build number: LMY47X.N920IXXU1AOGE

List of countries and mobile network operators carries the firmware build N920IDVU1AOGE on Galaxy Note 5:

  1. Fiji (Vodafone)

  2. Papua New Guinea (SIM free)

  3. New Zealand Vodafone (SIM free)

  4. New Zealand Vodafone (Vodafone)

How to check the software info on Galaxy Note 5


To manually check the firmware build details of your device just simply tap Apps > Settings >  then touch About device under the System tab. Lastly, touch  the Software Info to view the currently installed Android version, Baseband version, Kernel version, Build number, and among others system information.

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920I to the latest build version


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

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.

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.






Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N910I