Samsung Security Patch

Samsung rolls out November 2017 Security Patch for Galaxy S6, S7, A5 and more

Samsung is now rolling out the November 2017 security patch that Google is currently seeding into the AOSP repositories. The latest security updates are now rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and the A5 for now in some parts and specific devices. This maintenance update for Galaxy S6 and S7 fixes the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability. It also brings some general bug fixes and brings patch for 38 CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure) in the Android OS. Galaxy A5 gets support for S-bike mode and Samsung members App following the update.

Samsung’s November 2017 security patch packs the firmware build number G920FXXU5EQK4 ,G925FXXU5EQK4, G928FXXU5EQK4 for the galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge Plus respectively for the global variants. Similarly, you will see a new firmware build for Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge unlocked variants G930UUEU4BQJ5 and G930UUEU4BQJ5. The Galaxy A5 is the first device from the A series phones to receive the November OTA with build A510FXXU4CQJ8.

The build numbers may change according to the variant and region. The OTA is currently live in the regions of Asia, Europe, USA, etc. The patches are mostly rolling as OTA (over-the-air) update. Since it is rolling in batches, your device might not capture it immediately.

Other flagships like the Note 8 and Galaxy S8 (plus) are yet to receive the latest November patch, but they are sure to get the OAT anytime soon. so stay tuned. Also, Samsung’s Android Oreo Beta program is going in full heat with numerous users getting it across the globe. You can still download and install the Android 8.0 Oreo for Exynos variant of Galaxy S8 followed by the Android 8 Oreo Beta 2 rollout for Galaxy S8(plus) Snapdragon variants.

Samsung November 2017 security patch firmware information

Let’s check out the details of the firmware that brings the November security for the Galaxy S6/S7/A5.

Galaxy S6(Edge)

Samsung Model SM-G920F, SM-G925F
Device name Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge
Country
France
Version Android 7.0 Nougat
Changelist 10958180
Build date Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:22:56 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-11-01
Product code SFR
Firmware PDA G920FXXU5EQK4 /G925FXXU5EQK4
Firmware CSC G920FSFR5EQI1

Galaxy S7

Samsung Model SM-G930U
Device name Galaxy S7
Country
USA
Version Android 7.0 Nougat
Changelist 12483084
Build date Mon, 30 Oct 2017 07:36:18 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-11-01
Product code USC
Firmware PDA G930UUEU4BQJ5
Firmware CSC G930UOYM4BQJ5

Galaxy A5(2016)

Samsung Model SM-A510FD
Device name Galaxy A5
Country
India
Version Android 7.0 Nougat
Changelist 12407379
Build date Fri, 27 Oct 2017 06:21:34 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-11-01
Product code INS
Firmware PDA A510FXXU4CQJ8
Firmware CSC A510FDODD4CQJ8

How to Download November Security Patch for Galaxy S6(Edge)/S7/A5?

The OTA will be automatically captured by the devices. You can yourself check the availability of the update too.

Simply go to your device Settings > About device > System updates. Under system updates tap Check for updates.

If the update is available your device will seek permission to install it. Just comply and install the update.

Apart from that you can manually download the firmware and move your device to latest security patch level.

Download stock firmware file from Samsung Servers:

Download November Stock Firmware For Galaxy S6/S7/A5 Using SamFirm

Download Stock Firmware from third-party sources

  • Galaxy S6 | Download
  • S6 Edge | Download
  • Galaxy S7 | Download
  • Galaxy A5(2016) | Download

How to Install Latest Samsung Stock Firmware using Odin?

We are providing the direct link to download the stock firmware. Along with this, you can also download the firmware directly from Samsung servers.

Use SamFirm tool to download the firmware and Odin Tool to install the latest firmware. Below is the download link for

Step-1 Download the firmware zip file from above links or from SamFirm.

Step-2  Extract the TAR file from it.

Step-3 Open Odin Tool > Place the TAR file in the AP section.

Step-4 Begin the firmware installation.

Read: How To Install Stock Firmware on Samsung Device Using Odin Tool

Therefore, make sure to install these latest updates and fortify your Galaxy device against security vulnerabilities. Stay tuned to AndroidSage for all latest firmware updates on Samsung devices.