We recently reported about an ongoing Samsung Galaxy Note 5 July Android security update in Europe, Middle East and other parts of Asia.
While the update was back then rolling out to Galaxy Note 5 units with model number SM-N920C, the latest report indicates that those using the same handset on North America’s AT&T carrier can now download and install the latest July Android security updates. Like the update that was rolled out to European and Asian variants, those on AT&T will get the patch as an OTA update. As a result, users should expect to receive an OTA notification that asks them to download and install the latest update.
This is just a monthly security update that brings the latest patches to the Galaxy Note 5 and as such, expect nothing major from it. The software version is MMB29K.N920AUCS2BPG1 and it weighs about 23MB. This means that you don’t necessarily need to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi in order to proceed with the update.
If you have not received the OTA notification, it is probably because you are not using the current firmware version from Samsung, which should be ending with PE6. You can check this via the About device section of the phone’s Settings. If your phone happens to be based on the current software version and you haven’t received the OTA notification, you can also manually check for the availability of the update via the same route, but this time hit the Software update>Check for updates options.
With this security patch, AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be joining the likes of Verizon and T-Mobile in rolling out the latest July Android security patch. This is not the only software update that AT&T has delayed with respect to the Galaxy Note 5. In fact, it is less than a month since this handset started receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on the same carrier, yet others did release the update months ago.