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Verizon sends out Wi-Fi fix for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Verizon sends out Wi-Fi fix for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Verizon has announced that it is sending out an update for both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. According to the nation's largest carrier, the OTA update fixes an issue with Wi-Fi connectivity that seems to be related to Android 6.0. Both models come out of the box with the Marshmallow build of Android pre-installed.

Verizon says that the problems include connecting to the internet using Wi-Fi, frequent data disconnections, and problems while loading files or web pages. But software versions MMB29M.G930VVRU2APB5 (Galaxy S7) and Software Version: MMB29M.G935VVRU2APB5 (Galaxy S7 edge) are coming to the rescue.

When you receive notification of the update, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi signal and that your battery is at least 50% charged before downloading and installing it. Verizon also warns you to expect additional time for your apps to download after the update is installed. This annoying time-wasting issue will reportedly be eliminated in Android N.


source: Verizon (1), (2) via AndroidCentral

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posted on 25 Mar 2016, 14:56 2

1. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


A major flaw out of the box? Wow.

Google better not half-ass Andtoid N!

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 15:39 1

4. xondk (Posts: 1393; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Have had 0 issues here, and am surprised its mentioned only to be Verizon, which would seem to indicate that it is something they themselves have done, maybe some of their carrier branded software? that causes the issue?

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 17:46

8. LionStone (Posts: 743; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


If it was VZW issue many other phones would have the problem, the fact that the S7 and S7e were having issues, even though yours and a few others here do not have any doesn't matter, it's enough of an issue that an immediate fix was required. This would certainly be pointed toward Sammy's software, not surprised.

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 17:52

9. xondk (Posts: 1393; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Why would many others have the problem if it is a problem with the software branded onto the S7 & S7 edge as I suggested? I don't quite follow how it would mean that other phones would have issues?

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 16:45

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12980; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Google already did that with Android L, aka Lollipop.

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 16:47

6. roscuthiii (Posts: 2217; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Yeah, Lollipop was more like Lollipoop out of the starting gate.

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 20:50

12. combatmedic870 (Posts: 627; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Im having issues with wifi on tmobile

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 00:11

13. emmawilliam834 (Posts: 155; Member since: 09 Feb 2016)


No fix for the SD card error still?

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 15:18

2. torr310 (Posts: 839; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Using the S7 for the third day but have not experienced wifi issue yet.

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 15:23

3. DFranch (Posts: 206; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Me either. Been using it for over 2 weeks, haven't had a problem with WiFi.

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 16:52

7. mrraider602 (Posts: 25; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


No problems with my Verizon S7 Edge..had it since launch day and no issues. Hope if I do update it won't create any problems! Love this phone!

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 20:18

10. JohnnyFever (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Mar 2016)


Got my S7 first day of availability via VZW website. Have had it 2 weeks and ZERO problems with any type of connectivity, it's smooth as butter. I've owned iPhones, Motorolas,LG's and other Samsungs. (Phones AND tabs). The S7 is the finest gear I've ever used.

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 20:24

11. JohnnyFever (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Mar 2016)


P.S. Have D/L and installed 2 VZW OTA updates (incl. the above mentioned patch) with no issues or problems.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 19:54

16. Justme2018 (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Still not working well not as good as my Note 4!!!!!!! Fix the WiFi!!

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