Everyone tends to await eagerly for Android version updates for their devices and understandably so, but what they tend to forget is that security patches and minor updates are just as important. While the open-source ecosystem of Android is a major advantage, exploits like Stagefright and Dirty Cow can be used to gain remote access of your device. To ensure that your device stays secure, major OEM’s usually promise you monthly security updates.
While Samsung will not be providing the S5 with a nougat update, the South-Korean conglomerate has started rolling out the February Android security patch via an OTA update with comes with firmware version G900VVRS2DQB2.
One might argue that a security update coming at the end of the month might be pointless but looking at the track record of mobile carriers and their tendency to delay or put updates on hold, we just might consider this a win for the good old Samsung Galaxy S5.
The last update Verizon pushed to the Galaxy S5 came with firmware version G900VVRS2DQA1 and carried the January security patch. To be able to get the latest OTA update, your device must be running the QA1 firmware build.