Just this week, Google made it official that owners of Pixel, Nexus and Android One devices can download and install the latest Android security patch for the month of April.
Well, those using the flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on Sprint network cannot speak the same language, but at least they have an update of their own to download and install. If you own any of these two phones, you should have already received the OTA notification for downloading the latest security patch available for the two – which is that of the month of March.
Interestingly, Samsung has already rolled out April’s Android security patch to the Galaxy J3 2016, but it is just now that the flagship variants on Sprint are getting the same treat, but one month behind. It’s not strange given the status of the two phones in question here – carrier-branded. The update, being a security patch, is not heavy, weighing in at just 50.42MB.
Those using the standard Samsung Galaxy S7 will receive an update with firmware version G930PVPS4BQC1 and the S7 Edge gets version G935PVPS4BQC1. Other than updating the security patch to the month of March, the update also comes in with unnamed big fixes as well as a myriad of stability and performance enhancements.
Sprint is rolling out the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge update over the air. As a result, it will take some time before all units on the carrier are actually ready to download and install the files. You can either sit back and wait for the OTA notification or try invoking the download files by heading to your phone’s Settings>About phone>System updates>Check for updates.
If the update is there, you’ll be notified to download and install it. Make sure you are connected to the internet via Wi-Fi and the battery is at least 50% full before you proceed with the update process. Just as a reminder, this March Android security patch for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on Sprint is based on Android 7.0 Nougat, which was released by the carrier back in February.