Samsung seems to be slowly and steadily rolling out the October security updates for its devices. Although there was no September security patch, Samsung effortlessly rolled out dedicated firmware to patch the Blueborne threat. Samsung is well known for its efficiency in time-bound update releases. It made sure none of its devices will miss the October security update. October security patch already started rolling onto mid-range Samsung Galaxy A5. Now, another Samsung flagship is getting the latest October firmware update. Yes..!! October 2017 security patch for Galaxy S7 (edge) is now rolling.
This brings the firmware build number G930FXXU1DQJ1 and G935FXXU1DQJ1 to the European variants of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge respectively. This update is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The updates are sized around 125 MB.The OTA update is rolling in waves and will take some time to reach all devices. And you can also download the firmware directly from the Samsung’s server and install it manually.
Changelog: October 2017 Security Patch for Galaxy S7 (edge)
Although the update is not a very major update, it’s quite important in terms of stability and security enhancements of the device. the security update of Samsung has been delayed by a month now. The October security patch makes up for the same by bringing the following collective changes to both Galaxy S7 and s7 Edge.
- October 2017 security update patch.
- Stability of the applications has been enhanced.
- New features added.
- Regular bug fixes.
- Overall performance enhancement
This is a direct jump from August to October patch.
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OTA update: Download October 2017 Security Patch for Galaxy S7 (edge)
First, you can wait till your device automatically captures the OTA. Otherwise, you can also manually capture the OTA by following the steps below.
- Unlock your device.
- Go to device Settings > About device > Software Updates option.
- First, check for updates if they are available.
- If it is available Click the Download manually option.
- Then simply follow on-screen instructions to install the update.
Alternatively, you can also directly download and install the latest firmware directly from the Samsung servers. Let’s see how.
Stock firmware: Manually Install Latest Galaxy S7 (Edge) Firmware using Odin Tool
In this process, you have to first download the firmware using the SamFirm tool.
Latest SamFirm Tool | Download
Next, to install the firmware you have to use another software called Odin Tool.
Odin Tool | Download
All you have to do is to put the .TAR file from the firmware zip file in AP section of Odin Tool.
For a more detailed approach follow the below link.
Therefore, go catch the October 2017 security patch for Galaxy S7 (edge). So, update your devices ASAP even though it’s not a major update, yet it brings the latest security enhancements for the device. Also, stay tuned to AndroidSage for all latest firmware updates on Samsung devices.