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Original Galaxy J5 getting update with July security patch in Europe

Samsung is currently pushing out an update that brings the July security patch to the original Galaxy J5 in Europe. The 45MB update doesn’t have anything else of importance, other than the usual bug fixes and performance improvements. As for the July security patch, it addresses a total of 65 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in the Android operating system and 16 weaknesses in Galaxy-branded smartphones and tablets.

The update should be showing up on your phone in the near future, and you can also grab it by manually checking via the Settings » About device » Download updates manually menu. In case you were wondering when that supposed Nougat update will arrive on the Galaxy J5, well, there’s no telling if the update will even arrive, given the J5 is two years old and came in near the bottom rung of Samsung’s budget segment. For now, it’s good to see the company continuing to push out security updates to such old devices, challenging the bad-mouthing it receives for its update policies.

Original Galaxy J5 getting July security patch in Europe

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Dawood Bhutta
Dawood Bhutta

J5 2016 nugat updates do

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

So how long was this device left unpatched? Do they really deserve praise for this?

omglol441
omglol441

since 2nd may to be exact when april patch was released for south east europe at least, last time i saw an update overall was in spain for june i think and thats it , before that it got january patch in march and before that it was sitting on august 2016 when it got 6.0 update anyway if you are curious in turkey roadmap its scheduled to get nougat in november

Tofunmi
Tofunmi

Nougat for this phone

Kathan Gandhi
Kathan Gandhi

S6 edge India got new update of July security patch yesterday

llincha
llincha

I can`t install it on my Baltic J5!!! 🙁

Il Dottore
Il Dottore

Nougat for j7 2016 ?

404error
404error

by August 28

Il Dottore
Il Dottore

How do you know?

404error
404error

Its their regular pattern skipping a security patch

Il Dottore
Il Dottore

But according to samsung turkey, the update was due on 31/07/2017

Il Dottore
Il Dottore

August 28 is for j7, not j7 2016. The j7 2016 was scheduled for July 31, 2017