Verizon pushes out security update to Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 variants


Verizon is sending out a security update to the Samsung Galaxy Note5, the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+. The only thing noted on the changelist for all four models is Android security patches. Last month, Samsung announced that it would start sending out such security patches monthly.

Samsung's announcement in August came as word about the Stagefright vulnerability starting spreading. The lethal malware affected 95% of all Android devices at its peak, and could allow a hacker to take control of a user's camera and microphone, and get a hand on some personal information. Samsung was one of the first Android manufacturers to release a Stagefright patch for its handsets.

The update will be rolling out OTA on a staggered basis, which means that while you might not receive it today, it should arrive in a few days. When it does arrive, make sure that you are on a Wi-Fi network when downloading and installing it. Also, you should make sure that the battery on your phone is at least 50% charged.

If you're the impatient type, you can try to manually pull out the notification of the update from your phone by going to Settings > About device > Software update.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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5 Comments

2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Nice job Samsung now can you get AT&T to roll out he 5.1 update with the same fixes and Samsung Pay? There are only 3 days left before the feature goes live and AT&T, which is a partner, has not release any update that will allow the pay feature to be used on the S6 or S6 Edge.

3. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Just downloaded on my Note 5. WE WANT SAMSUNG PAY YOU PIECES OF s**t!

4. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

You should be able to dump Verizon for not supporting the manufacturer's features. Samsung should hold their devices till they do. F you Verizon

5. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Just check today and it looks like AT&The has finally pushed out the 5.1 update. Took long enough . Downloading it now as I type this. Samsung pay here we come.

6. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Too bad about the ugly deathstar on the back. T-Mobile pushed out 5.1.1 before Samsung did.

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