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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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

A major flaw out of the box? Wow. Google better not half-ass Andtoid N!

4. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 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?

8. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 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.

9. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 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?

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Google already did that with Android L, aka Lollipop.

6. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

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

12. combatmedic870

Posts: 983; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Im having issues with wifi on tmobile

13. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

No fix for the SD card error still?

2. torr310

Posts: 1627; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

3. DFranch

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

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

7. mrraider602

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 27, 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!

10. JohnnyFever

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

11. JohnnyFever

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

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

16. Justme2018

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

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

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