AT&T’s March Android Security Patch Available for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, S7 Active, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S5


AT&T has started seeding the latest Android security patch for the month of March to a number of Samsung devices that include the Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy S6b as well as 2014’s Galaxy S5.

The update brings with it a bunch of bug fixes and performance improvements to the four phones but as you may know, only the Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 Active’s updates are based on Android 7.0 Nougat. As for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S5, they are still based on the older Android Marshmallow, something that makes these latest updates a must-have for these two devices.

For Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge users, watch out for an update that carries software version G935AUCS4BQC2 and for those using the rugged Galaxy S7 Active, the update has software version G891AUCS2BQC2.

If you are using the older Samsung Galaxy S6, AT&T is rolling out an update that carries software version G920AUCS6DQC1 whereas the 2014 flagship Galaxy S5 is receiving software version G900AUCS4DQC1. Since these are monthly security updates, they are quite light, with the likes of Galaxy S6 and S5 receiving updates that are no more than 20MB.

Samsung Galaxy S6

The updated Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S5 now join the likes of Galaxy S7, S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge in receiving the update to March security patch on AT&T. As an OTA update, not all affected units will receive the notification to download and install the files at once. It might take a few days before all models are updated, but you don’t need to wait for this long. To skip the line, there’s room to go to Settings>About phone>System updates>Check for updates manually.

Do make sure that your phone has a Wi-Fi connection and the battery is at least 50% full before you begin the update process.