Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge get April Android Security Patch

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung recently detailed out the upcoming Android security patch for the month of May, but it’s just now that Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users on Sprint are getting last month’s Android security update.

This is not strange at all since Samsung usually rolls out these updates to the unlocked models first before the same treat heads out to the carrier-branded models. Being a monthly security patch, it’s not heavy, coming in at 149.47MB. The update carries software version G930PVPU4BQD2 for the standard Galaxy S7 and G935PVPU4BQD2 for the high-end Galaxy S7 Edge.

Other than installing the latest Android security patch for the month of April, as usual, the update also installs fixes to bugs as well as improves the stability and general performance of the Galaxy S7 duo.

Note that this is an over the air update and as such, it will take time before all Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge units on Sprint are actually updated to the new software version. While you have the option to sit back and wait for the OTA notification to come in at a later time, it’s also possible to trigger a manual update by heading to your phone’s Settings>About phone>System updates and check for updates manually.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

In case you find the update ready for you, make sure that the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge in question is connected to the internet through Wi-Fi. Also make sure that you have a battery that is at least 50% charged, otherwise, get a power source and keep the phone charging during the entire update period.

Since Sprint has already updated both Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS, this security patch is based on this OS. But as for this month’s security patch, it might take another month before these two units start receiving the update – an update that has already been rolled out to Google Pixel and Nexus devices.

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