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

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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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"Samsung phones don't receive updates for more than a year" - sheeple.

2. Stakeout

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 28, 2016

all these Security Updates do is screw up the phone.. it causes the phone to NOT recognize the Micro-SD card .. a Reset is the only way to correct it.. it has done it on my wife's Galaxy S5 up to this time as well as on my Note 4.. Verizon will NOT help with advising how to block the updates and advises to do a Reset.. a waste of time

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Not sure about that, as I've been receiving security updates on my old Galaxy S6 with no problems at all.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Never had this issue you speak of.

5. CAVBR

Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

But it's just the SM-G900V and the SM-G900F. The rest has already stopped in the April patch.

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