At the beginning of this month, Samsung released all the details regarding this month’s Android security update, but as usual, it takes time before all units are actually updated.
It might take even more time for carrier-based phones to receive these monthly updates compared to the unlocked variants, but lately, T-Mobile has been doing pretty much well when it comes to rolling out Android security updates to its flagship devices.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users on T-Mobile can enjoy the fact that they can now be able to download and install the latest Android security patch for the month of May. This patch comes in about a week or so before Google releases the next update for the month of June, but it’s always better late than never.
This update is based on Android 7.0 Nougat since the Galaxy Note 5 on T-Mobile was updated to the new OS in April, but the device has since been running on March’s Android security patch. Rather than push it a month further, the carrier has jumped straight to the latest version, which ups the software’s build number to N920TUVU4EQE1.
Since it’s not a major update, we’d expect to see a small package, but the one rolling out is not that small, weighing about 210MB. In addition to carrying this month’s Android security updates from Google, this OTA also brings with it a bunch of fixes from Samsung alongside enhanced performance and stability of the system in general.
As noted, this is an OTA update and as usual, not all Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users on T-Mobile will be able to receive the download notification at once. In short, it’ll take some days before all units are updated to May’s Android security patch. Instead of waiting, you may also do a manual upgrade by heading to Settings>About phone>System updates. But make sure you have a stable Wi-Fi internet connection and the battery is at least 50% charged.
Update: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, which started getting the Nougat treat earlier this month, is also receiving a new OTA update with software version G928TUVU4EQE1, same as the Note 5.