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Samsung Gear S2 gets another software update

The Gear S2 got a major software update earlier this month, and Samsung is pushing yet another update to its best smartwatch this week. The new update is available in many regions already, though Samsung seems to have forgotten to update the changelog as it mentions exactly the same changes that graced the watch with the previous update. It’s probably just bug fixes and stability improvements – maybe even a few changes for the upcoming iOS support?

The update is available as a 20.39 MB download, and you can grab it from the Samsung Gear app (from the app’s settings) on your smartphone, though the app should notify you of an update on its own at some point. Let us know if you notice anything new on your Gear S2 after installing the update.

Samsung Gear S2 gets another software update

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CopierColler
CopierColler

i have same problem boot-loop after update and i dont show the ‘recovery mode’ on boot menu !! need help please!!

jjcommonsense
jjcommonsense

Ok I am downloading an update now that says its bringing over Samsung Pay!!!! Not sure why its taking 15 mins to download. On the flip side, I dont see anything in the settings that says anything about it adjusting the brightness to prevent glare. I thought this thing didnt have an ambient sensor…..

maarten.zondervan
maarten.zondervan

I’ve brought it to a samsung service point and they’ve sent it to the repair centre. (at the service point they do not have equipment to update wired)

pavel_levchuk
pavel_levchuk

As far as I see this update fixed bug from previous update when history data in San Health app was broken.

maarten.zondervan
maarten.zondervan

I have the same issue here…boot loop.
When I keep the power button pressed it shows rebooting. when the fastly pressing the power button a few times it comes to the screen where you normally should be able to recover except my only options are continue (=boot loop), download mode (probably need connection with PC) and turn off. (I hope this screen shows more options for you and you can solve it!)

I guess this means it does not have any software anymore. Do you have an idea how fo solve this or does it need to be a repair?

phljcnth
phljcnth

Help. My Gear S2 got stuck in boot loop after update. Tried draining the battery then charging it again but it didn’t fix it.

maarten.zondervan
maarten.zondervan

My solution to the boot loop was to bring it in for repair. I brought it to a Samsung service point and they needed to sent it to.a repair centre as they did not have the equipment to do a wired flash to the Gear S2.

Within a week I received the same watch with new firmware working fine.

vanillasky
vanillasky

I still haven’t received the previous uodaye with flight mode feature. What’s weird, I have 2 units of Gear S2 Sport at home and one got the update about 3 weeks ago, the second didn’t. Both in the same country, even in the same home

LaDeX
LaDeX

I haven’t received any updates either in 2016.