AT&T pushes May security update for Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and S7 Active smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S7

AT&T has rolled out May security update for Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy S7 Active handsets. If you install the OTA update, your device will be updated with the latest security patch.

With build number NRD90M.G930AUCS4BQE1, the Samsung Galaxy S7 (G930A) update is being made available as the baseband version G930AUCS4BQE. Moreover, the kernel version is listed as 3.18.31-11198144. The update is oriented for Android 7.0 Nougat with the total capacity of 40.5MB. You should install the previous version with the build G930AUCU4BQD4 in order to install this update.

Samsung Galaxy S7

If you look at the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (G935A), the build number is given as 7.0/NRD90M/G935AUCS4BQE1 with baseband version G935AUCS4BQE1. Moreover, the kernel version is specified as 3.18.31-11198144. With a capacity of 40.9MB, you should install the previous update with build number G935AUCU4BQD4.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

When it comes to Samsung Galaxy S7 active with model number G891A, the build number for the latest update is tagged as NRD90M.G891AUCS2BQE1 alongside baseband version G891AUCS2BQE1. With kernel version 3.18.31-10651105, you will have to install the previous updated tagged as G891AUCS2BQD4. The size of the update is around 40.4MB, which can be installed easily.

Samsung Galaxy S7 active

In addition to the security patches, the latest update also includes bug fixes including minor performance enhancements. After the installation of the update, your phone will deliver improved user experience coupled with stability to the Android Nougat platform.

If you have access to Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy S7 Active smartphones, you will be able to receive the update. You will view an update message notification since it the bits is pushed via OTA. However, it will take few days for the update to reach your handsets depending upon your location.

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You can also verify the presence of the update manually by tapping the Settings icon. You need to select About device from System updates page.

Before proceeding to install the update, you should establish connectivity with WiFi network and also charge the smartphone up to 90 percent. You should note that the size of the update is 40MB and hence a 30 percent charged phone will serve the purpose. You can also download the update using a reliable 4G connection since the size of the update is less.

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