AT&T and T-Mobile rolling out October security patch to Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 series and Galaxy S7 Active

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Duos

After taking care of the BlueBorne vulnerability, Samsung has now resumed business as usual with respect to monthly security updates and even though a bit late, it’s better than never.

Earlier this week, the Korean company started rolling out October’s Android security patch to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ users in South Korea. Today, those using the 2015 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ on T-Mobile are now receiving the latest security patch via an OTA update, a few days after Galaxy S8 and S8+ users on the Magenta carrier started receiving the same treat.

Just like any other monthly security patch, the incoming update is here to fix bugs and improve system stability, including fixes for the DIGITS and IMS Roaming bug. Where the update carries software version N920TUVU4EQJ3 for the Galaxy Note 5, those using the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will get firmware version G928TUVU4EQJ3.

AT&T is also rolling out the same update to both Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, but unlike T-Mobile, the list is a little longer. Those using the standard S6 and S6 Edge as well as the rugged Samsung Galaxy S7 Active are included in the latest rollout. AT&T has already updated the Galaxy S8, but there’s still no room for the Galaxy S6 Active. Most importantly, the update comes with the fixes for BlueBorne as well as KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability for those using the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

The update carries software version G920AUCS6EQJ1 for the Galaxy S6, G925AUCS6EQJ2 for the Galaxy S6 Edge, G928AUCS4EQJ1 for the Galaxy S6 Edge+, G920AUCS4EQJ1 for the Galaxy Note 5 and G891AUCS2BQJ4 for the Galaxy S7 Active, which also happens to be the heaviest, weighing 132MB.

All of these updates are based on Android Nougat and apart from the Galaxy S7 Active, none of these devices will be updated to Android Oreo.

If you own any of these devices and you have not seen the notification, don’t fret. OTA updates take days before hitting all units, which means you might get this one over the weekend or probably next week. Alternatively, you might want to check the update manually through settings.

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