Samsung Pushes March Security Update for Galaxy Series Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016

Samsung has rolled out March security update for the Galaxy J5 2016, Galaxy C5, and Galaxy J2 Prime smartphones. If you install the security update, your smartphone will be updated with the latest patch and resolves bug fixes.

Interestingly, the budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime has started to receive the update with build number G532GDDU1AQC2. Equipped with mid-range specifications and features, the handset was launched in November 2016 followed by the launch in Bangladesh in 2016.

While the March security update for Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 is dubbed as build number J510MNUBU2AQC1, the Galaxy C5 update is currently being rolled out as build C5000ZCU1AQC1.

Samsung is rolling out the March security update via OTA. Hence, it will take few days for the update to hit your handsets. If you are not willing to wait, you can manually verify the existence of the update by tapping Settings | About device | System update. In addition to charging the handset completely or at least 50 percent, you should also establish connectivity with Wi-Fi before proceeding to download the update.

Nowadays, Samsung is pushing new security updates monthly instead of once in three months. The main benefit is that users will be able to protect their devices against malware and viruses. Moreover, they can easily download and install the updates instead of waiting for a long time. If you have access to Galaxy J5 2016, Galaxy C5, and Galaxy J2 Prime handsets, you should verify for the update.

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