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Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S5 receives update giving it the August 2017 security patch

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Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S5 receives update giving it the August 2017 security patch
Even though the Verizon branded Samsung Galaxy S5 launched in April 2014, the graybeard apparently isn't too old to receive an update. The new software build to version MMB29M.G900VVRU2DQH2 brings the Android August 2017 security patch to the former flagship. In addition, the update fixes an issue that prevented the phone from connecting and pairing with some Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices.

When you receive the notification telling you that the update has arrived on your phone, before you start the process of downloading and installing it, make sure that your Galaxy S5 is connected to a Wi-Fi signal. If that is not possible, your phone should have a strong hookup to Verizon's cellular pipeline. Also, the battery on the unit should be completely charged before you start the update.

One thing that you won't have to worry about if you own this phone, is getting updated to a new OS build. In May 2016, Verizon updated the handset to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and barring a hack of some sort, that is where it will forever stay.

source: Verizon

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Samsung Galaxy S5 specs
  • Display 5.1 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Samsung TouchWiz UI
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