About three weeks ago, Samsung released the details of May Android security updates for all of its smartphones and tablets.
After the updates rolling out to a number of its unlocked high-end models as well as some carrier variants, the same treat is now headed to Verizon and AT&T. The two carriers are the biggest in the U.S. and if you own a Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge or the AT&T-exclusive S7 Active, you can download and install this month’s Android security patch on your phone right now.
Those on Verizon can expect to receive an OTA update carrying software version G930VVRS4BQC9 for the Galaxy S7 while those on the Galaxy S7 Edge can watch out for software version G935VVRS4BQC9. In order to make the jump to the new versions, your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge must be installed with the previous software version, which is G930VVRU4BQC5 or G935VVRU4BQC5, respectively.
As for those using any of these two phones on AT&T, the software version will be bumped to G930AUCS4BQE1 for the Galaxy S7 and G935AUCS4BQE1 for the S7 Edge. The rugged Samsung Galaxy S7 Active will be updated to software version G891AUCS2BQE1.
The updates on AT&T weigh about 40MB and in addition to installing the latest Android security patch for the month of May, users of the Galaxy S7 trio will also receive several bug fixes as well as minor stability and performance improvements.
Samsung is also rolling out updates to the Galaxy Tab E and the Galaxy Grand Prime, but unlike Verizon and AT&T’s Galaxy S7 handsets, these two are currently receiving last month’s Android security patch. Where the Galaxy Tab E is getting an update with software version T113NUDXS0AQD1, the Galaxy Grand Prime will have its software bumped to version G530FZXXU1BQD1. These two devices will also receive some performance and stability tweaks to go with the security patch.
All of these devices are receiving their updates over the air (OTA) and as a result, it’ll take a few days before every user receives the OTA notification to download and install them. There’s an option of getting the update manually via Settings>About device>System updates, but make sure your device’s battery is at least 50% full before proceeding with the upgrade.