AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Note 4 and Galaxy S5 Active Get February Android Security Patch


With two weeks into March, AT&T is finally rolling out February’s Android security patch to a number of Samsung devices that include the Galaxy Note 5 as well as 2014’s Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 Active.

The new firmware brings the latest security updates to the three phones, but as you may know by now, this is not actually the latest version for Google Pixel and Nexus users. The two groups have already received the latest update for the month of March, but is just now that AT&T is pushing last month’s update to the Galaxy Note 5, Note 4 and S5 Active.

As expected, the update is coming out over the air and as such, different devices will be receiving it at different times. As at the time of this writing, quite a number of people have already received the update on Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4 as well as the rugged Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. However, others will be joining the party gradually as the new week begins.

Those using the rugged Galaxy S5 Active should get an update that carries firmware version G870AUCS2DPK5. This update weighs about 187MB, which is a hit heavy when compared to the usual size. This could mean that AT&T has included a few improvements here and there, but don’t expect any major feature along with the update.


If your phone is the phablet Samsung Galaxy Note 5 from 2015, AT&T is rolling out firmware version N920AUCS4CQB2 and this one is also a little heavy at 167MB. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 4 receives the lightest update that weighs in at 137MB and it carries software version N910AUCS2EPK4.

Even though Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is expected to receive the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update, this latest OTA is still based on the older Android Marshmallow. As for the Galaxy Note 4 and S5 Active, monthly security updates are the only thing left as they both are past the two-year period that devices are covered by OEMs in terms of software updates.

If the latest Android security patch for the month of February hasn’t hit your Galaxy Note 5 or Note 4, just go to the Settings>About phone>System updates and you can check for the updates manually. The story is no different when it comes to the Galaxy S5 Active.

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