T-Mobile pushes OTA update to Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and J7 (2015)

Update: The T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge+ is also receiving an OTA update with firmware build G928TUVU4EQJ3. However, unlike S6 and S6 Edge, the S6 Edge Plus update comes with October security patch only with IMS roaming fix and DIGITS bug fix, as per the official changelog over here.

T-Mobile is pushing a maintenance and security update to its popular 2015 devices — Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy J7 (2015). The update to Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge bring along the November security patch, but the Galaxy J7 didn’t receive the latest monthly Android security patch, it stays at the same security patch level 01.08.1017 even after the update.

T-Mobile only stated “Various improvements and Security updates” in their changelog for all three devices. However, we suppose these updates include fixes for the recently discovered BlueBorne and KRACK WiFi vulnerabilities. The last time T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge received an update was in July, and the Galaxy J7 received its last update in August, hence all three of these devices were pending an OTA update with some seriously needed security patches. Although, it’s still unfortunate to see Galaxy J7 staying at August security patch level while the S6 and S6 Edge received the latest security patch, but we’re hopeful that the update to J7 includes fixes for the BlueBorne and KRACK WiFi vulnerability.

The OTA updates are rolling out to all three devices as we speak. If you haven’t received the update notification yet on your device, head over to device Settings and manually check if a system update is available for your device. The new firmware build numbers are as follow:

  • Galaxy S6: G920TUVU5FQK1
  • Galaxy S6 Edge: G925TUVU5FQK1
  • Galaxy J7 (2015): J700TUVU3BQK3

That said, recent news about Samsung’s Oreo update hints at an official release of Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge as well. If this rumor holds true, it’ll be the first time Samsung will be pushing a major Android update to a 3-year old device. More importantly, it might be a start of a new world where more Android OEMs will be providing 3-year support of Android software updates, starting with Google and Samsung.

Source: T-Mobile (1, 2, 3)

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