Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might not be on the list of devices that are expected to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, but the phone is still receiving other updates to improve its performance and stability.
In a new update, Sprint is rolling out the latest Android security patch to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users in the U.S. Even though this was expected, it is the size of the update that leaves us wondering what the carrier is up to. Apparently, the update weighs an impressive 333MB, which is quite huge for a mere monthly security patch.
Those using this phablet on the carrier can watch out for an update that carries software version N910PVPS4DQC1 and other than the monthly update, the OTA files also come in with some bug fixes and performance improvements. As usual with OTA updates, this one will take a while before all Samsung Galaxy Note 4 units get it. As a result, you may have to wait for days before the notification comes to your phone.
To skip the long wait, go to Settings>About phone>System updates>Check for updates manually. This should give you access to the latest OTA update from Sprint. If you are comfortable with downloading 333MB via cellular connection, go ahead. However, the best option is to find a Wi-Fi network and use it for the upgrade process. Also ensure that the battery is at least 50% charged before you start the update, alternatively, plug your phone into a power source the entire time of downloading and installing the update.
Whether Samsung will at some point decide to update the Galaxy Note 4 to Android 7.0 Nougat is still anyone’s guess. But it would be a huge welcome for many out there who still own this phablet, which most power users see as the last real Galaxy Note phone.