The Samsung Galaxy S5 may be quite outdated, but until now it still receive the security patch update for the month of July. The update comes with build number G900FXXU1CQG1 and is being rolled out over OTA, which means it will need a time to hit all Galaxy S5 units. Although this is not a major update bringing any new features, it’s still great to install it to increase the security as well as protect it against the threats.
The update patch rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S5 brings some bug fixes as well as system enhancements to bring a better experience for users. Google noted the Android security patches after a serious malware called Stagefright, which infected millions of Android phones. These monthly Android security patches protect Android phones against the latest threats to ensure there is no exploit left unpatched. The security updates comes with monthly for devices running older Android versions.
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To refresh your memory, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was first introduced in 2014 with Android KitKat out of the box, and then it currently stops at Android Marshmallow OS. As the smartphone is already nearly three years old, so it no longer receives any new Android versions, and there is no chance of tasting Android 7.0 Nougat. However, luckily the latest security updates still rolls out for it. As usual, before downloading and installing the latest update with the security update patch of July, make sure you connect your S5 to a stable Wi-Fi or cellular connection and your phone must have at least 50 percent of battery life backup. The Galaxy S5 owners will automatically receive an update notification that is ready to install, but in case there is no notification, you can manually check for the update by going to your smartphone’s Settings menu, then tapping on About Device, and choose System Updates. Note that getting the update using a cellular connection may suffer data charges.