Showing posts with label T-Mobile Galaxy Note5 Update. Show all posts
Showing posts with label T-Mobile Galaxy Note5 Update. Show all posts

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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

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

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

Here are the details:

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

What's New:


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

The Technical details:

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

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 Android 7.0 Nougat Updates N920TUVU4EQC6 Now Available

For those who owns a T-Mobile Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920T) you folks can now take a deep breath as the Android 7.0 Nougat update is finally here.

Earlier this month, Galaxy Note 5 owners on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon has started receiving their Android 7.0 updates, while those on T-Mobile have been patiently waiting and lurking around to get their Nougat update too.  Well fellas, the long wait is finally over.

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T Android 7.0 Nougat Update version N920TUVU4EQC6

  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920TUVU4EQC6
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10809541
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920TUVU4EQC6
  • AP: N920TUVU4EQC6
  • CP: N920TUVU4EQC6
  • CSC: N920TTMB4EQC6

Saturday, February 4, 2017

T-Mobile Galaxy Note5 Update N920TUVS4DQA2, January 2017 Android Security Patch

T-Mobile Galaxy Note5 got a new update to version N920TUVS4DQA2, bringing the Android security patch level to January 1, 2017. This might just a minor over-the air (OTA) update, but the update size weighs at around 60 MB, it is much larger since it also contains the security patches for the month of December 2016.
Noting that the previous update build version N920TUVU4DPK6 has only moved its security patch level to November 1, 2016, and there hasn't any security updates being released last month.

Yet again, this update is still and has stayed in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and there  is no indication of any Android Nougat updates. Though, it has been reported and already announced that the Galaxy Note5 will get the Nougat goodies, but we can't guarantee the exact time and date of its release.

OTA Update version N920TUVS4DQA2


What’s New: 
  • January 2017 Android device security updates

Build version details:
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920TUVS4DQA2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9831985
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920TUVS4DQA2

You may check for the update right now,  if you haven't  receive the notification message yet.  The update is release in stages and it may take several days before it completely deployed to all T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 devices.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 Updates N920TUVU4DPK6, Not Nougat but still on Marshmallow

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 recives an update to build version N920TUVU4DPK6. This is not the much awaited Nougat update yet, but still on Android Marshmallow lineup. The update brings the new S cloud performance improvements, to which allows users to automatically sync the gallery items into the Samsung cloud storage. While the Android security patches is also included in this package and  now covers November 1st.

Anyway, here are the technical details about the update:

OTA Update version N920TUVU4DPK6


What’s New: 
  • Improved S Cloud performance
  • November Android device security updates

Build version details:
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  November 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920TUVU4DPK6
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9831985
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920TUVU4DPK6

Although, this is not the Nougat update yet, but rest assured that T-Mobile and Samsung are now preparing to deliver the said update.
It has been already posted for a quite some time now at T-Mobile's support page.

The update weighs at 453 MB in file size, to which tells us that it is not just a minor OTA update. It might have something very important matter in connection with the upcoming Nougat updates.


The update is release in stages and it may take several days before it completely deployed to all T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 devices.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 September Security Patch Update N920TUVS4DPH2

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 will start to receive the September security patch update starting today until the next couple of days.  The update will bump up the Android Marshmallow OS to build version  N920TUVS4DPH2 from previous build N920TUVU3DPG1.  Noting that the latter haven't received the security patch update last month, so this update covers both August and September months security patches.

The size of this update weighs at around 67 MB in size. So you cannot expect any major changes or either new features from the said update considering  that this update is too small.

Features/Enhancements: 


  • Security update

Technical Details:


  • Device name Galaxy Note5 (T-Mobile U.S.A.)
  • Model number: SM-N920T
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920TUVS4DPH2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8479853
    dpi@SWHC3620 #1
    Mon Aug 29 20:17:31  2016
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920TUVS4DPH2

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, April 17, 2016

T-Mobile Galaxy Note5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update build N920TUVU2DPD1

T-Mobile has just started the released of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on Samsung Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920T) devices. The said update comes with software build version N920TUVU2DPD1 and it is now live via Over-The-Air (OTA) update as we speak. The Android M brings a much more improved User Interface (UI), and several featured enhancements. Aside from the Marshmallow goodies the update is also equipped with the newest security patches.

In addition, though the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow brought the same features across to all other US variants of Galaxy Note 5, but there is a little differences happened on T-Mobile's update. On  T-Mobile' update they have deleted the Facebook messenger, Instagram,  Whatsup functions for some reason. Furthermore, there might be some other downsides found during its testing period that may have caused the delayed for a quite bit longer than expected.

Here are the technical details:

Features/Enhancements: 

  • OS Upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Deleted the following functions: Facebook messenger, Instagram,  Whatsup
  • UI improvements
  • Security update

Technical Details:
  • Device name Galaxy Note5 (T-Mobile U.S.A.)
  • Model number: SM-N920T
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: April 02, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920TUVU2DPD1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7652062
    dpi@SWHD7413 #1
    Fri Apr 13:25:05 2016
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920TUVU2DPD1
  • Date released 04/18/2016


The N920TUVU2DPD1 6.0.1 update weighs at approximately 1367.14 MB in file size if you are going to update your device via Over-The-Air (OTA). While if you choose to update via Kies or Smart Switch for PC, it is roughly around 1890 MB.  The update were still  in phased release and it may take several days before it completely distributed to all T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 devices.

Monday, December 14, 2015

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

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

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

Features/Enhancements: 

  • Android OS Security Enhancements

Technical Details:

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



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

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


The Over The Air (OTA) update requires you to connect your Galaxy Note 5 to a Wi-Fi network to avoid high data charges. Ensure that your device battery is recharged before performing the software  update.
  • From the device Home screen, simply touch Apps.
  • Touch the Settings (gear icon).
  • Touch the System tab.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch Software update.
  • Touch Check for updates. It will then prompts you to the new software update.
  • Lastly, touch the Install button, then OK.

Source: T-Mobile Note 5 support page

Sunday, November 1, 2015

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

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

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

Technical details of  the update build N920TUVU2COJ5


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

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


The N920TUVU2COJ5 5.1.1 update weighs at approximately 43.89 MB in size if you update your device via Over-The-Air. The update can also be downloaded using the Samsung Smart Switch for PC. The roll out starts on November 02, but the delivery of the update  usually run in stages and it may take into several days before it completely arrived on all T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 owners.

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


The Over The Air (OTA) update requires you to connect your Galaxy Note 5 to a Wi-Fi network to avoid high data charges. Ensure that your device battery is recharged before performing the software  update.
  • From the device Home screen, simply touch Apps.
  • Touch the Settings (gear icon).
  • Touch the System tab.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch Software update.
  • Touch Check for updates. It will then prompts you to the new software update.
  • Lastly, touch the Install button, then OK.

Source: T-Mobile Note 5 support page

Saturday, September 26, 2015

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

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



Here are the details:

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

Features: Samsung Pay updates

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

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

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


The Over The Air (OTA) update requires you to connect your Galaxy Note 5 to a Wi-Fi network to avoid high data charges. Ensure that your device battery is recharged before performing the software  update.
  • From the device Home screen, simply touch Apps.
  • Touch the Settings (gear icon).
  • Touch the System tab.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch Software update.
  • Touch Check for updates. It will then prompts you tothe new software udate.
  • Lastly, touch the Install button, then OK.

That's it!

[Thank's to Aubrey]

Thursday, September 10, 2015

T-Mobile Galaxy Note5 OTA N920TUVU1BOH6 Video Calling UI Updates

T-Mobile has just released an update on Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920T) that will bump the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop's baseband version to N920TUVU1BOH6. Surprisingly, the update mainly includes the Video Calling UI updates,"  according to T-Mobile. Noting that the Video Calling support has been already added to the previously released build N920TUVU1BOH4, so this N920TUVU1BOH6 update will bringing in some few tweaks  to the said feature.  Much better check the update right now, and see how's the updated Video Calling UI may look like.

The update is now available via Over-The-Air (OTA), and weighs in at 67.4MB file size. If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 5 and you haven’t yet gotten your update, you can check for it manually by heading into Settings > About device > Software update.

How to update 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.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

T-Mobile Galaxy Note5 Update N920TUVU1BOH4 Brings Video Calling Support

T-Mobile has sent out the first OTA update on Samsung Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920T) to which will bump up the firmware build to N920TUVU1BOH4. The N920TUVU1BOH4 update itself contains the T-Mobile Video Calling support to which users may now notice a small camera icons appear next to contacts to make and receive video calls across LTE wireless networks.

Along with the update were some few improvements to features that haven't mentioned in the given changelog. Noting that there is some sort of RAM management problem surrounding the Galaxy Note5 so hope that this update also includes some fixes in it.

The update itself is now available via Over-The-Air (OTA). Again this update will replace the baseband version to N920TUVU1BOH4 from the previous and the initial release build N920TUVU1BOGE.

The following is the technical details of the update build N920TUVU1BOH4 once your Galaxy Note 5 received the said update.

Technical details of the firmware build N920TUVU1BOH4


Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920T
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920TUVU1BOH4
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5556672 dpi@SWHE2611 #1
Build number: LMY47X.N920TUVU1BOH4
Build date: August 11, 2015
Release date: September 03, 2015
AP: N920TUVU1BOH4
CSC: N920TTMB1BOH4
CP: N920TUVU1BOH4


To manually check the firmware build details of your device just simply touch on Apps Settings > then touch About device to which where you can view the installed Android version, Baseband version, Kernel version, Build number, and among other system information.

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T) 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.

source: T-Mobile [1], [2]

Thursday, September 3, 2015

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T Initial Release Firmware Build N920TUVU1AOGE

If you have a T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T), here is a recap on its Android OS. This device is running on the firmware build N920TUVU1AOGE, an Android 5.1.1 Lolipop base, during  its shipment and upon market launch in the U.S. shores. Those who may have intentionally choose this particular model, and you may wonder how's the initial release firmware being built.  Does the device has a locked bootloader? Does the device friendly enough for advanced users that whom loved into tweaking and tinkering?

To answer those questions, here is a quick lookup on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T) Android operating system.  The T-Mobile  (SM-N920T) which has an option to unlock and relock the bootloader manually by means of an OEM unlocking feature which can be found in the device developer settings. This simply means that the T-Mobile  Galaxy Note 5  OS can be rooted and modified, and not  that much unlikely to AT&T and Verizon Galaxy Note 5 from which the Android OS itself is being locked up.

In addition, the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 do still have KNOX that was designed to break if and when the Android OS itself will run through on any modification method.  Below is the technical details of the initially released firmware build N920TUVU1AOGE.

Technical details of the firmware build N920TUVU1AOGE:


About device:
Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920T

Software info:
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920TUVU1AOGE
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5378774
Build number: LMY47X.N920TUVU1AOGE

Note: If your T-Mobile 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-N920T)


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 T-Mobile Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920T).

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T) 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.