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Samsung pushes out August security update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in the United States

Following its rollout for the Galaxy Note 4 in Europe yesterday, Samsung has today started distributing this month’s security update to the unlocked variant of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge located in the United States.

As noted in the official changelog, this upgrade is primarily aimed at addressing an issue that results in malware being installed on a handset if the SideSync application is activated before completing the Setup Wizard.

In typical OTA fashion, this release is being distributed in stages. To see if it’s ready for your device, simply follow the four steps listed below:

  1. Head into Settings.
  2. Select About Device.
  3. Tap on the heading entitled Software Update.
  4. Hit the Download Updates Manually button.

Alternatively, you can wait until you receive a push notification prompting you to install the update. However, it’s worth noting that you will only receive this alert if you have at least 50% of battery on your handset or it’s plugged into an outlet.

August-Patch

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LACO89
LACO89

nothing for SM G930ZA S7

Papp Zsolt
Papp Zsolt

SM-J500FN 6.0.1?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

My S6 edge+ got the August patch but still not able to change the app default setting that magically appeared on the Note 5

Afigenguy
Afigenguy

Please update note 4 to new functions from note 7

bcsc
bcsc

Sweet! This means were only 3 month away from getting the August update on Rogers in Canada. Cant wait.

ansarcec
ansarcec

nothing for my S7 in Belgium – sucks

nkolsen
nkolsen

They are already starting to slow down the support of the S7………seriously it’s not even 6 months old and security already starts to lack….I’m seriously starting to consider other brands.

bcsc
bcsc

The only ones weve seen in Canada are April and July. Count yourself lucky. We may get lucky and get November by the end of the year.