Samsung pushes out July security update to Galaxy S5

Samsung pushes out July security update to Galaxy S5

A new update has started rolling out for Samsung's 2014 flagship - the Galaxy S5. The patch contains the Android security update for the month of July and should bump the build number of the S5 to G900FXXU1CQG1.

While Samsung probably won't dish out any significant Android updates to this phone as it's more than 2 years old, it's nice to see that the company at least provides security updates on a semi-regular basis. The last time the S5 got patched was in April when it received the security update for the month of March. 

The update is currently available OTA in several European markets, and it remains to be seen when or if it will make it across the ocean. If you happen to live in Europe, you can check for it manually by going to Settings > About Device > Software Updates. As always, make sure that your phone is sufficiently charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network before proceeding with the patch.


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5 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

and I am on the May security patch on my S7 Edge... nice...

2. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1521; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Your carrier still needs to push it out unless you have an unlocked device.

3. notfair

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

unlocked device, forgot to mention...

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Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

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5. CAVBR

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Only the SM-G900F that was contemplated with the July patch (which is already an impressive feat for a 3 year old device). The rest are still (and should continue) stuck in the April patch.

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