Recently a security threat called Blueborne Vulnerability is making rounds of every Android tech-based news. This issue has been taken seriously and almost all device manufacturers are trying to get the threat patched ASAP. Samsung is not at all behind in this effort. Right from the end of the first week this month, it started rolling out series of updates for its flagships to fix the Blueborne threat. Mostly the update covered Galaxy S series and Note series of flagships. Adding to the list, Samsung has rolled out the September Security Update for Galaxy S7 (edge).
Although rolled out in September, the update carries August 2017 security patch. We believe that since the Blueborne fiasco surfaced, Samsung is trying to fix the threat first, and in the process, September security patch has been delayed. If you observe, in this month mostly the Galaxy flagship series devices are getting the firmware updates to fix the Blueborne threat. Samsung did not want to seed the September patch with the Blueborne threat unfixed. Of course, fixing a threat is more important than a monthly security update which will eventually follow-up.
This update brings the firmware build number G930FXXU1DQIC/G935FXXU1DQIC to the European variants of Galaxy S7 (edge). This update is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The update weighs around 370 MB in size. You can capture the OTA or directly download the firmware from Samsung servers.
Changelog: Latest September OTA Update for Galaxy S7 (edge)
The current update not only fixes the Blueborne security issue but also brings other system improvements and optimizations.
- New and improved features.
- Performance enhancements.
- improved stability of the device.
- Regular bug fixes.
- Blueborne security patch.
Firmware Info: Latest September Security Update
Let’s take a detailed look at the September security update for Galaxy S7 (edge).
|Model name||Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge|
|Build date||Fri, 08 Sep 2017 05:45:26 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2017-08-01|
Download: September Security Update for Galaxy S7 (edge)
The update is, of course, rolling as an OTA(over-the-air) update. It will find its way to your device in due course of time. But if you are not into waiting you can manually check for the availability of the update.
- Go to device Settings > About device > System Updates
- Tap on system updates to see if the update is available.
- If it is there, download and install it.
Alternatively, You may download the firmware directly from Samsung servers using the SamFirm tool.
How To Install September Security Update for Galaxy S7 (edge)?
You have to use a tool called Odin Tool to install the firmware You downloaded in the earlier step. Follow the link below to know the detailed and exact steps of installing the firmware using Odin Tool.
Therefore, make sure to grab the update in time to fix the Blueborne vulnerability. Also, the update will enhance and optimize your device. Enjoy the enhanced Galaxy S7 (edge) and keep an eye on AndroidSage for all the latest updates on Android security.