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October security patch hits the Galaxy A5 (2016) and A5 (2017)

The September security patch got lost in the hubbub of Samsung’s focus on patching the BlueBorne vulnerability on its smartphones. We saw a slew of updates for Samsung phones in September without the month’s security patch and had guessed early on that the company would directly bring us the October security patch, and that is what is happening now. Only, Samsung has decided to make the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2017) the first recipients of the latest security patch.

October security patch hits the mid-range first

Owners of recent devices, especially flagship ones like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, aren’t going to like this, but Samsung has been moving to a “we don’t care if flagships get the newest updates first” philosophy in recent years, at least for minor updates. With that said, the October security patch should be hitting more devices in the coming days. As Samsung had detailed at the beginning of the month, the October patch brings fixes for 215 vulnerabilities discovered in Android and six exploits that are exclusive to Samsung’s software.

The update is currently rolling out in the Netherlands. To see if it is available on your A5 (2016) or A5 (2017), head into the phone’s settings, tap Software update, then hit the Download updates manually button. As usual, you can wait for the update to show up on its own. You can also download the relevant firmware from our database and manually flash it on your phone; the A5 (2016) firmware hasn’t gone live yet, but that should change in the very near future.

Have the update with the October security patch on another device? Let us know in the comments!

Firmware Details:

ModelSM-A520F
Model nameGalaxy A5
Country
VersionAndroid 7.0
Changelist11940524
Build dateWed, 27 Sep 2017 01:58:32 +0000
Security Patch Level2017-10-01
Product codePHN
PDAA520FXXS2BQIJ
CSCA520FPHN2BQI3

 

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gino76ph
gino76ph

Still no sign of digital or electronic image & video stabilisation included in the latest update?

Jordan14447
Jordan14447

Got the October security patch today in Bulgaria (BGL).

Shuja945
Shuja945

When will nougat come in pakistan for a5 2017

mario9295
mario9295

Please android nougat galaxy a5 2017 telcel mexico

mario9295
mario9295

if you have not gotten the update of nougat to mexico with telcel, less the security patch

mario9295
mario9295

when it arrives android nougat to mexico with telcel, I have seen that it has reached other countries and us when?

mostafamv
mostafamv

Did you forget A3 2015?
I have A300H and the latest frimware for my device is android5.0.2
Why???
J5 2015 got android 6 and we still android 5.0.2
Samsung please make us an update?

zimlali61
zimlali61

a5 2015 ?????? android nougat 7.0

Suxrobbekgalaxy
Suxrobbekgalaxy

Tell me please in the UAE (XSG) firmware has Russian language?

Muhammad Tajy
Muhammad Tajy

Yes

tuhinvfx
tuhinvfx

i didnt even get blueborn patch on a5 2017 in france

manish sapkota
manish sapkota

My samsung phone not getting
Update ??? For J7 series of 2016

Arnob Karmokar
Arnob Karmokar

my samsung J5 2016 (J510GN) got BlueBorne fix with security patch level August 1. Build number J510GNDXU2AQI1

Andrei603
Andrei603

S6 in Germany is still on August and BlueBorne unfixed….

Yousef206
Yousef206

Meanwhile my s8 is still stuck in Aug patch

fcaroll
fcaroll

Because yes Samsung is still a little brand so they can’t manage to update too many phones at once YOU KNOW not even for too long, sammy poor thing

sriram231092
sriram231092

It’s actually good that they’re concentrating on the mid range phones prior to the flagship phones. This strengthens my thoughts of future updates. I just wish Samsung provides 3 years of s/w updates beginning from S8.

Big Dre
Big Dre

Half way threw October and my Note 8 still on August patch smh COME ON SAMSUNG

anactoraaron
anactoraaron

but Samsung has been moving to a “we don’t care if flagships get the newest updates first”

Great comment. This is also why I have been moving towards making my S8+ my last Samsung phone. Sick of spending a small fortune on a phone to essentially be told that the company couldn’t care less if I purchase another anything from them. If the rumors are true and they bring Samsung Pay and mst to other phones that will seal the deal.

US unlocked S8+ on Aug patch and no blueborne fix.

Big Dre
Big Dre

This is crazy 2016 fone gets it first while Note 8 2 months behind

kica3101
kica3101

Galaxy J3 2016 J320A has already been updated to android 7.1.1

dung_dung1341
dung_dung1341

My S7 still stays in June security patch :)))

Tokher
Tokher

Same here 🙂

abdking
abdking

Why a7 didnt recieve security patch update??

PJaya
PJaya

A5 2016 again?
I think Samsung forgot A7

sukrith2194
sukrith2194

Coming from the Nexus 6P I actually don’t care for up to date software now! 6P’s software was bland and unenjoyable now that I’ve used the S8. I just hope Samsung gives us 7.1.1 at least so that I can have app shortcuts. It’s the only feature I miss coming from the 6P!

LTAA
LTAA

use nova launcher

sukrith2194
sukrith2194

Not all apps have app shortcuts enabled on nova launcher. I’m using it but chrome, Amazon prime video, camera etc doesn’t get it!