Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Joins Galaxy Note 4 in Receiving June Android Security Updates

Galaxy Note 4

One might think that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has become vulnerable following the update that saw the 2014 phablet shift from using Android Lollipop to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Ever since the phone has been on the receiving end as far as security updates are concerned. The device was the first to be updated with the April Android Security update and the latest update to come by is hitting Samsung Galaxy Note 4 units with model number SM-N910F, which is the European variant of this phablet. The update brings the phone’s security patch level to June 1, 2016.

In addition, the new update also brings quite a number of battery life improvements, performance as well as management enhancements. You will also be getting improvements as far as overall system stability is concerned. The update brings the Galaxy Note 4’s build number to N910FXXS1DPE6 and just in case the OTA notification hasn’t shown up on your phone, you can check the update via Settings>About phone>Software update.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) has reportedly joined this bandwagon of June Android security updates. In essence, there is close to no difference between the update on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the latest to appear on the Galaxy A5 (2016). However, don’t expect any new feature from this new update, rather, it brings all of the latest Google-based Android security updates to the phone alongside a few Samsung-based optimizations. The update fixes one of the major issues that was affecting the Galaxy A5 (2016) – a hole that could easily be exploited by hackers to bypass screen lock via a USB cable.

Galaxy Note 4

Just like the update to Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy A5 (2016) variants in Europe are the ones receiving this update. However, those in Asia can also check out for the OTA notification or directly head to their phone’s Settings>About phone>Software update>Update now.

Before proceeding with the update, make sure your phone’s battery is at least 75% fully charged or connected to a power source.

Note that Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is among the devices expected to be updated with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but this update has nothing to do with this update. Maybe Samsung is getting the phone ready for the update, which should come sooner than later. As of now, the Galaxy A5 (2016) is still powered by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

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