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

Monday, August 28, 2017

Verizon Galaxy Note5 Update to version N920VVRS3CQH1, August 2017 Security Patches

Verizon has just rolled out an update brings the August 2017 Android security patches on their own Galaxy Note5.  The update is still part of the monthly Android security maintenance of which has now bumped the device Android Security Patch Level  to August 1, 2017.

Changes: Android Device  Security Updates - 2017-08-01

  • Device name: Galaxy Note5
  • Model number: SM-N920V
  • Android version7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920VVRS3CQH1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920VVRS3CQH1
  • Release date: August 28, 2017

This type of Android OS update only weighs at approximately 20 MB in file size so it looks like it doesn't takes much time to install in the device,
So again, if you've got a Verizon Galaxy Note5 and yet haven't receive the update's notification message.  Just simply hit that software update button in your device. From the device Home screen simply tap Apps > Settings > About device > Check for Updates.




How to Update Galaxy Note 5 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 the download 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.
  • One the phone reboots, you may head back to Settings > About device to double-check if you’ve successfully updated your Galaxy Note 5.

source: Verion Note5 support page

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 receiving May 2017 security update version NRD90M.N920VVRS3CQE1

Following  the May 1, 2017 Android security update on T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5, Verizon is now pushing an OTA update dubbed as version NRD90M.N920VVRS3CQE1 for their Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920V) variants. This update primarily brings the May 1, 2017 Android Security Patch Level to the earlier Android 7.0 Nougat update version NRD90M.N920VVRS3CQD1.

Here are the details: 
  • Device name: SAMSUNG-SM-N920V (Verizon)
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android Security patch level: May 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920VVRS3CQE1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920VVRS3CQE1
  • AP: N920VVRS3CQE1
  • CP: N920VVRS3CQE1
  • CSC: N920VZWS3CQE1

What new: The current software update gives you the most up to date Android security patches on your device.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Android 7.0 Nougat Updates Bumped-up to N920VVRS3CQD1 with April 2017 Security Patches

The Verizon Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920V) has just received its Android 7.0 Nougat update last month. Yet Verizon is sending out another round of the said Nougat update this month. The update will moved the devices recent Nougat OS to version NRD90M.N920VVRS3CQD1 from NRD90M.N920VVRU3CQB9.

The update apparently brings the latest Android security patches of which contains the April 1, 2017 Android security patch level.


Here are the details: 
  • Device name: SAMSUNG-SM-N920V (Verizon)
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android Security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920VVRS3CQD1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920VVRS3CQD1
  • CP: N920VVRS3CQD1
  • CP: N920VVRS3CQD1
  • CSC: N920VZWS3CQD1

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Android 7.0 Nougat OTA Update N920VVRU3CQB9 Now Available

Verizon has also started pushing the Android 7.0 Nougat updates on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920V. Big red has just made an announcement that an OTA update dubbed as OS version NRD90M.N920VVRU3CQB9 has officially released and are now available for its Galaxy Note 5 users. Among all major US carriers, this rolls out has put Verizon at the 3rd spot to unleash the said Nougat on Galaxy Note 5, next to Sprint and AT&T.

The Android 7.0 Nougat brings some new features, including the Advanced S Pen, Battery management, split screen, updated keyboard, and a lot more.

What’s New in Android 7.0 Nougat:
  • Android 7.0 Nougat Upgrade
  • Samsung Cloud, and Samsung Pass
  • New and improved UX
  • Various Performance modes added
  • Improved Multi-window – Split Screen
  • Improved Notification and Quick settings button features
  • Device security updates

  • Device name: SAMSUNG-SM-N920V (Verizon)
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android Security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920VVRU3CQB9
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: NRD90M.N920VVRU3CQB9
  • Build date: Fri 17 Mar 2017
  • CP N920VVRU3CQB9
  • CP N920VVRU3CQB9
  • CSC N920VVZW3CQB9

The rolling out might still in stages and it may take into several days before it reaches on some certain areas. You may check the update right now if you haven't received any notification messages yet.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Verizon Galaxy Note5 February 2017 Security Update to N920VVRS3BQB1

Verizon is sending out an OTA update dubbed as build version N920VVRS3BQB1 for the Galaxy Note5 devices. Noting that this phone receives frequent updates in a monthly basis just to bring the Android security patch updates. And yet another month comes around and so does the security patch will level up to February 2017.

On a side note, it's not the most anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update yet but it has stayed still in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Verizon does not even released any Nougat updates on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge so far.  So it quite unsure to when that much awaited Nougat update will arrive onto your precious Galaxy Note5.

Anyways, here are the build version details of this update:

OTA Update version N920VVRS3BQB1

What’s New: February 2017 Android Device Security Updates

Android version6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch levelFebruary 1, 2017
Baseband versionN920VVRS3BQB1
Kernel version3.10.61
Build numberMMB29K.N920VVRS3BQB1

It is just small OTA update, so it won't bother that much of your time to take the update.  The roll out usually takes into several days, but if you haven't received the notification message yet, you may just simply fire up that software update in your device settings.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Verizon Galaxy Note5 January 2017 Security Patch Update N920VVRS3BQA1

Verizon has just pushed an update for the Samsung Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920V). The update will bump up the device current Android OS to build version N920VVRS3BQA1 from previous released build N920VVRS3BPL4.  Yet, the update does not bring any significant changes nor any adverse effects to the device, as it only brings the recent January 2017 Android security patch.  Also, it has stayed in Android Marshmallow and not the much awaited Nougat update so far.

The update rolls out starts on January 31,  2017 and will run in a couple of weeks. It is now live via Over-The-Air  OTA update and thru big red's owned software upgrade assistant tool as we speak.

OTA Update version N920VVRS3BQA1


What’s New: 
  • January Android Device Security Updates

Build version details:
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N920VVRS3BQA1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920VVRS3BQA1

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Updates to version N920VVRS3BPL4

Verizon has pushed an update on Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920V), and its bumping the device Android OS to build version N920VVRS3BPL4 from previous released version N920VVRU3BPJ3. The said update is not the Android Nougat update that we have been waiting for, but it's the monthly Android security maintenance released to which now brings the December Android security patches.

The rolling out was originally started on December 28, during while everyone has been enjoying the holiday season.  But the update is still live via Over-The-Air as we speak and might end shortly for a couple days.

OTA Update version N920VVRS3BPL4


What’s New: 
  • December Android Device Security Updates
  • Optimize device performance
  • Resolve known issues

Build version details:
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version:  N920VVRS3BPL4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920VVRS3BPL4

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Updates to version N920VVRU3BPJ3


There is another update hitting on Verizon Galaxy Note 5 this week. The update is dubbed as build version MMB29K.N920VVRU3BPJ3 and it's still base in Android Marshmallow. However, the latter brings the latest security patches as well as optimizes the device performance, and resolve known issues, according to Verizon. So, it seems that its a minor OTA update only and there is no any other major impact to the device.

Since the previous update has brought us the September Android security patches, so there is no doubt that this update will now also brings the security patches for the month of October. Then the November security updates might be held available before December end.

In addition, there are still no credible reports to when the Android Nougat updates will arrive on the Galaxy Note 5. Noting that the Nougat beta updates was already sent out on the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge, but there are still some issues have been found and needs further fixes. So the Nougat updates might not coming for the Galaxy Note 5 this year. It might come out late on or in between from March to June next year.

OTA Update version N920VVRU3BPJ3


What’s New: 
  • October Android Device Security Updates

Build version details:
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  November 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920VVRU3BPJ3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920VVRU3BPJ3

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Update N920VVRS3BPI1, Bringing September Security Patch


Verizon Galaxy Note 5 has receive an OTA update that bumped up its Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS to build version N920VVRS3BPI1. The said update brings the September security patches, bug fixes, and other system enhancements.

The released is still part of the monthly security maintenance to which provided by Samsung and Google. The September Security packaged is consists of approximately 65 Google security patches and provides 9  Samsung vulnerabilities and exposures. But even though the security update comes in every while, there is no any exploitation nor abuse of the said Android vulnerabilities being reported from active users by far, according to Android Security Bulletin.


Changelog details of the update build N920VVRS3BPI1


Features and or Enhancements
  • September Security Patch
  • Resolved known issues
  • Performance enhancements

Technical details:


  • Device:  Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note5
  • Model number: SM-N920V
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android Security Patch Level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920VVRS3BPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920VVRS3BPI1

So those who got the Verizon Galaxy Note 5 at hand and did not receive the notification message yet, you folks might check the update manually. It is much better to update your precious Galaxy Note 5 from time to time. In this way, it makes your device a lot better secure.

Just do the following simple steps and you’ll update your Galaxy Note 5 in no time.

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 strong Wi-Fi network to avoid high data charges. Ensure that your device battery is fully charged 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: Verizon Galaxy Note 5 [support page]

Friday, September 2, 2016

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Update N920VVRU2BPG5 Adds Advanced Calling and new Galaxy features

If you're Galaxy Note 5 is from Verizon then you might have also received an update today. The update is said to which will now enables the Advanced Calling support, and also brings the new Galaxy features that will also support the Barcode Beaming, and a new ways  for images and file sharing. However, the update removed the Amazon Music app, but the said app can be installed manually by the user itself thru Google Play store.

Changelog details:

Features and or Enhancements
  • Advanced Calling
  • New Galaxy features:  Barcode Beaming, share images and files.
  • Removed Amazon Music

Technical details:

  • Device:  Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note5
  • Model number: SM-N920V
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Baseband version: N920VVRU2BPG5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920VVRU2BPG5

This update is being held available via Over-The-Air OTA update and through Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant.


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.


Friday, March 4, 2016

Verizon Galaxy Note5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update, 1st Released build N920VVRU2BPB2

Verizon has unleash the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on Samsung Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920V).  The latter is also the first major carrier that had just brings the Android M in the US alone.  The first build dubbed with build number N920VVRU2BPB2 is hitting Over-The-Air (OTA)  beginning March 4, 2016.   Along with the said Marshmallow update is the latest security patches and also provides the Wi-Fi Calling for HD Voice support and improvements to the Live Broadcast .

Technical details:

  • Device:  Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note5
  • Model number: SM-N920V
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: February 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: N920VVRU2BPB2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61
    dpi@SWHE9608 #1
    Sat Feb 13 13:29:24 KST 2016
  • Build number: MMB29K.N920VVRU2BPB2
  • AP: N920VVRU2BPB2
  • CP: N920VVRU2BPB2
  • CSC: N920VVZW2BPB2

Changes details:


Features and or Enhancements
  • OS upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • The new TouchWiz provides enhanced usability and an updated visual design.
  • Quick connect helps you easily find and connect to nearby devices and pre-connection.
  • Fingerprints are securely protected. An alternative unlock method (pattern,PIN, or password.
  • Advanced power savin mode restricts background data and extends battery life.
  • New app icons and folder designs.
  • A new search bar lets you quickly search for apps.

This update is being held available via Over-The-Air OTA update and through Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant.



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 strong Wi-Fi network to avoid high data charges. Ensure that your device battery is fully charged 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.

Support pages: [1][2]

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 New Security Patch OTA Update to build N920VVRU2OJ3

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has received the monthly Android security patch update treatment. This update has bumped up the latter's Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS build from N920VVRU2AOJ2 to N920VVRU2OJ3. Since this update only bringing in the said most up to date Android security patch for the device, that simply means that there are no any noticeable changes or any adverse effect to take place once the update has made. The only thing you might notice is the new entry added in about device that says something like "Android security patch level" to which also indicated the date as to November 1st.

Technical details of the update version: LMY47X.N920VVRU2OJ3


  • Android version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Baseband version: N920VVRU2AOJ3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5966591
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920VVRU2AOJ3

Features/Improvements:


  • This software update has been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.

Previous update:


  • Android version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Baseband version: N920VVRU2AOJ2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5966591
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920VVRU2AOJ2

Features:
  • Samsung Pay
  • Advanced Calling 2.0
  • Multi Endpoint
  • Enhanced Conf Calling
  • VoWiFi
  • UHQA (HiFi Audio)
  • Live Video Broadcast
  • App Edge
  • ALM fix
  • Wireless charging fix
  • Security patches

This update is being held available via Over-The-Air OTA update and through Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant.

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 strong Wi-Fi network to avoid high data charges. Ensure that your device battery is fully charged 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.

Support pages: [1][2]

Monday, October 19, 2015

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

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

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



Technical details of the N920VVRU2AOJ2 5.1.1 Update:


  • Android version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Baseband version: N920VVRU2AOJ2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5966591
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920VVRU2AOJ2

Features:
  • Samsung Pay
  • Advanced Calling 2.0
  • Multi Endpoint
  • Enhanced Conf Calling
  • VoWiFi
  • UHQA (HiFi Audio)
  • Live Video Broadcast
  • App Edge
  • ALM fix
  • Wireless charging fix
  • Security patches

This update is being held available via Over-The-Air OTA update and through Verizon's Software Upgrade Assistant. You better check the update right now to get those mentioned features and system enhancements if you owns a Verizon Galaxy Note 5.

Support pages: [1][2]

Friday, September 25, 2015

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920V Receives Security Patch Update to Build N920VVRU2AOGJ

Verizon is sending its first OTA update on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920V). The update will bump up the latter's Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS to N920VVRU2AOGJ from its initial build N920VVRU2AOGI. The update primarily adds the new security patch for Exynos chipset vulnerability.  Therefore, it's only a minor incremental update to which mainly address the recent bug (Stagefright) vulnerability but also brings additional improvements to the device performance.

While some other US carrier's Galaxy Note 5 has also been receiving the same update, but somehow only Verizon's Galaxy Note 5 that did not include a new feature like the Samsung Pay. Only knowing that Verizon is not part and tied up with the new mobile payment in the United States. But anyhow, Verizon Galaxy Note 5 do still have the other mobile payment like the Android Pay.

Here's what the technical details says about the update build N920VVRU2AOGJ;
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: N920VVRU1AOGJ
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5337315
  • Build number: LMY47X.N920VVRU1AOGJ

Features / Enhancements:
  • Android Security Patch


The Android Security Patch is just the initial changelog details and we couldn't confirm any other fixes like the wireless charging issues that have been reported by some users. So to those who are rocking the Verizon Galaxy Note 5, you folks might better check the update manually and take a look for a while how the device perform once the update has made.

To update via Over-The-Air (OTA), it may 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.

Source: Verizon Note5 support page 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920V Firmware Build N920VVRU1AOGI (Initial Release)

The Verizon Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920V) has an initial release firmware build N920VVRU1AOGI, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS. The latter might be the same to AT&T's Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A) from which the Android OS itself is equipped with KNOX enterprise which prevents root and any further customization. Doing so, the device won’t boot up and it will shut down the phone completely.

While those other Galaxy Note 5 handsets, such as T-Mobile and Sprint and the unlocked variants. Although those devices do have KNOX but did not include this feature that breaks the device OS into fatal consequences when it comes to root access matter. That is how it goes, if you'd owned the Verizon Galaxy Note 5, you must be aware with that.  Below is the initial firmware build N920VVRU1AOGI details.

Technical details of the firmware build N920VVRU1AOGI:


About device:

Device name: Galaxy Note 5
Model number: SM-N920V

Software info:
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: N920VVRU1AOGI
Kernel version: 3.10.61
Build number: LMY47X.N920VVRU1AOGI

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 to which is more prone to bugs and other problems.

How to manually check the software info on Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920V)


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 Infoto 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.

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920V specs:



  • Android 5.1 Lollipop, TouchWiz

  • 5.7inch Quad-HD Super Amoled (2560×1440)

  • Exynos 7420 octa-core (2.1GHz quad + 1.5GHz quad) 64bit, 14nm

  • 4GB of RAM

  • 32 GB storage

  • 3,000 mAh battery with Fast Charging

  • 16MP rear camera F1.9 lens and OIS (optical image stabilization)

  • 5MP front-facing camera

  • WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS and NFC

  • 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm

  • 171g

  • Wireless charging

  • S Pen stylus

  • 4G LTE enabled

How to update the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920V) 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.