AT&T has begun the process of rolling out an update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on the carrier’s network. The updates for both devices are small at 46.5MB and bring the Android Security Update patch to the December 1, 2017 level. The patch also brings a fix to the BlueBorne Bluetooth exploit on both devices.
For the Galaxy S7, the updated build is G930AUCS4BQL1 while for the S7 Edge, you are looking for build G935AUCS4BQL1. Given the small size of the updates, you can download them via your mobile data account but it is always recommended that you download them via WiFi. After it is downloaded, expect about a 10-15 minute install and a required reboot.
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The release team at T-Mobile has been quite busy it would seem preparing updates for multiple Samsung Galaxy devices on their network. Late yesterday the carrier released multiple updates for Galaxy devices, bringing overall improvements as well as the December Android Security Update patch to them.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the first ones to get updated. The S7 will be receiving build G930TUVS4BQL2 while the S7 Edge will be getting build G935TUVS4BQL2. For both devices, the OTA updates are less than 50MB and is primarily the December security patch although there could be some undocumented improvements brought to the devices.
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T-Mobile has released an update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on their network that is aimed at improving roaming on the devices. Build G930TUVU4BQH7 for the S7 and build G935TUVU4BQH7 for the S7 Edge are the updates you are looking for on these respective devices and they should be hitting your device over the course of the next few days.
The biggest change in this smallish 200MB update is improved IMS Roaming. What is IMS Roaming you ask? Essentially it is an interconnect between T-Mobile and other carriers to allow you to make VoLTE calls, video calls and media sessions to someone on another carrier in another country. It isn’t super sexy and unless you do international travel, it isn’t a big deal frankly. But it is good to see T-Mobile improving support for it (and Samsung for that matter).
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For readers who have the either the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the S7 Edge on AT&T, there is a new update heading your way starting today. The update brings the June Android Security update to both devices. The update follows a similar update from Sprint and T-Mobile for the phones on their networks. It does not bring any significant new features and it remains on Android Nougat 7.0.
For the AT&T Galaxy S7, you are looking for build G930AUCU4BQF3 while on the Galaxy S7 Edge, build G935AUCU4BQF3 is your flavor of the day. The updates are about 300MB in size, so not huge but certainly one you will want to download while you are on Wi-Fi just to make it all a bit faster process.
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Yesterday, T-Mobile started rolling out the June Android Security update to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on their network. Today, Sprint has followed suit. The update is build G930PVPU4BQF3 for the Galaxy S7 while the S7 Edge will be getting build G935PVPU4BQF3. The update for either device comes in at just under 300MB in size and it is recommended that it be downloaded via Wi-Fi and that you have at 50% of battery left prior to trying to install it.
The release notes for the updates are somewhat generic in describing what is addressed. The security is improved thank to the new Android Security patch level but there are also “device stability & improvements”. There are also performance improvements but again, not specific is called out. This is similar to the T-Mobile release yesterday which just indicated “various system improvements”.
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For readers who have the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on the T-Mobile network, be on the look out for a sizable update coming your way. The update brings a host of improvements to both devices as well as the June Android security update. For those with a S7, you are looking for firmware build G930TUVS4BQE1 while those of you with a S7 Edge, you are getting build G935TUVU4BQF6. Both updates coming in at just over 350MB in size.
With that size, there are clearly other tweaks and improvements that have been made to the firmware beyond the June security updates. Those updates themselves are only about 25MB so the rest is more-or-less other improvements.
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After a horrendously long wait, the unlocked variant of the Samsung Galaxy S7 appears to be having its official Android Nougat update rolling out. Android Authority is reporting that multiple users of Reddit have reported getting an OTA update to the Galaxy S7 with the Nougat update. Samsung, to this point, has not confirmed if this is indeed the case. The update comes a week after the update to the unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge received its update to Nougat and months after the carrier locked versions of the update hit devices. Why the update to the unlocked variants too so long is unclear.
It is indicated that the update weighs in at just over 1Gb in size so you will want to make sure you download it over Wi-Fi. The update will take about 10 minutes to install once you have it downloaded and will require a reboot. Once you are back up and running, you will be running on Nougat. If you need a rundown of what’s new in Nougat, check out my overview.
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