AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note Edge Getting an Essential Security Update


You probably know that Samsung Galaxy S5 and the curved edge Samsung Galaxy Note Edge are no longer receiving Android OS upgrades.

The best these two can get is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow – and they’ve already done that. As a result, the only updates that Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note Edge owners can expect are monthly security patches. Given their status as security updates, it is important that these devices be installed with the new software in order to keep them free from malicious attacks as well as improve their performance.

While Google Pixel and Nexus devices are on this month’s Android security patch, AT&T has just started rolling out last month’s update to Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note Edge phones. As usual, there’s not much you can expect from these monthly updates as far as new features are concerned, but you can be sure of a few performance improvements and bug fixes here and there.

Where Samsung Galaxy S5 users can look forward to receiving a new firmware version G900AUCS4DQB1, those on the Galaxy Note Edge can expect to receive version N915AUCS2DPK4. The two updates are not so heavy, with the former weighing in at 184MB while the latter is 107MB in size.

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Before you can download and install the latest Android security patch for the month of February on your Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note Edge, there is a condition that must be met for either case. For Galaxy S5 users, your phone must be using at least version G900AUCU4DQA1 in order for the latest version QB1 to install successfully. As for the Galaxy Note Edge, you need to have version N915AUCS2DPK3 running the show before you can think of getting version PK4 on your phone.

As usual with OTA updates, the latest versions will hit AT&T users of both phones gradually, which means it could take up to the end of this week before some people receive the OTA notification to download and install the update. If you don’t want to wait, you can do the whole thing manually by going to Settings>About phone>System updates, but before you proceed with downloading and installing, do make sure your phone’s battery is at least 50% full. You may also want to connect to the internet via a Wi-Fi hotspot, unless you don’t mind using cellular data for downloading the said file sizes.

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