AT&T Pushes March Security Update For Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

AT&T has rolled out March security update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active smartphone. With baseband version G890AUCS6CPK8, the latest March security update includes several bug fixes including system improvements for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active handset.

With a size of 97MB, the security patch level is dated as of March 1 for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. While the build number for the update is given as MMB29K.G890AUCS5CPK5, the Kernel version is tagged as 3.10.61.9696102.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Update

As you see from the update screenshot, the update has been released on April 5 although the security patch level dates to March 1. Hence, there is a one month gap between the patch and the actual release date.

The update is being rolled out via OTA. Hence, it will take few days for the update to hit your Galaxy S6 Active smartphone. If you are eligible to receive the update, you will view a message notification. You can also verify the presence of the update by navigating to Settings | About device | System updates.

If you can view the message notification, you should not hit the Download button. Firstly, you need to connect your handset to WiFi and check whether the phone has been charged completely. You need not have to charge the phone up to 100 percent but the phone should have sufficient backup to finish the installation process.

On the specifications front, the Samsung Galaxy S6 active features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED QHD Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display, Exynos 7420 processor, Mali-T760MP8 graphics, 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB expandable internal storage, 16MP rear camera, 5MP selfie snapper loaded with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop.

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Powered by a 3500mAh battery with support for wireless charging, the Nano-SIM Samsung Galaxy S6 active is dust and water resistance technology via IP68. Moreover, the phone also offers support for MIL-STD-810G certification, which helps you to protect the phone from salt, dust, humidity, rain and thermal shock.

If rumors are to be believed, Samsung Galaxy S7 Active will be refreshed with Android 7.0 Nougat since the phone was spotted on GFXBench. The appearance of a smartphone on the benchmarking site signals the imminent arrival of the device into the retail market.

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