Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge receive the June Android security update

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge receive the June Android security update
The Verizon branded version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge are in the midst of receiving their June Android security update which is getting pushed out by Big Red. 21 security vulnerabilities are being patched in the update, with the most serious being a "a critical security vulnerability that could enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files."

Google does point out that no devices have been affected by any of these vulnerabilities. As usual, Google recommends that all Android users accept the security updates when they receive the notification. Before you start the process of downloading and installing the update, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, or have a strong connection to the Verizon cellular network. At the same time, you might want to make sure that your battery is fully charged before proceeding.

The security update brings software version MMB29M.G930VVRU2APE1 to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Keep in mind that it is being disseminated via an OTA update which means that it is sent out in waves. If you don't receive it today, tomorrow, or even the next day, relax. Your phone will soon be protected by the latest security patches from Google.


source: Google via Verizon, AndroidCentral

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7 Comments

1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That was fast.

2. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Verizon and Samsung are really surprising lately.

3. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And my S7 Edge is yet to receive any new security patch update. I am still on the April one.

4. xocomaox

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Third Verizon update on S7 since March. Almost once a month which is stellar for Verizon.

5. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

My S7 Edge is waiting

6. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Are you on Verizon

7. Freeza

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

That was faster than my 6P :O

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