Following in the footsteps of the high-end Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 5 and the 2014 Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, Samsung has just started rolling out a new Android security patch to the Galaxy S5 Mini and Galaxy S4 handsets.
The two phones are quite old, with the Galaxy S5 Mini having been around since 2014 while the Galaxy S4 dates back to 2013. It’s a good thing from Samsung that it’s still taking care of its old fans, ensuring that they remain as safe as possible.
So far, the Galaxy S5 Mini is receiving an update that carries software version G800FXXU1CQE1 while those on the Galaxy S4 are receiving an update with software version I9500ZCUIQD1. Just like any other monthly security patch, the Galaxy S5 Mini and Galaxy S4 will not be getting any new features with these updates, instead, Samsung is just beefing them up by fixing bugs and improving the general performance and system stability.
For devices that have been around for years, it’s essential that you get this update right away. We don’t know the exact size of the updates so far, but they shouldn’t be huge. Nonetheless, make sure you get a stable internet connection in order to download and install them on your Galaxy S5 Mini or S4 handset.
Also, these are OTA updates and usually, such updates take time. To force a manual update on your phone rather than wait, go to Settings>About phone>Software updates.