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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge get a new security update

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge get August security update
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
The unlocked variants of the two flagship models have just begun to receive this month’s security update all across the United States.
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Although Samsung's Galaxy S7 lineup should get Android 7.0 Nougat soon, especially the unlocked variants, it looks like there is still room for at least another Android Marshmallow-based firmware. This update has begun its rollout in the United States earlier today, and its main purpose is to fix some security problems.

According to the official changelog, the main issue fixed by the update concerns the SideSync application. This problem's description reveals the following: "Activating the SideSync application before finishing Setup Wizard stage enables bypass of FRP by installing malicious applications. The patch blocks activation of the SideSync application before finishing Setup Wizard stage."

Since the new firmware arrives in stages as it usually happens with OTA updates, those who did not get the notification yet should go to Settings > About Device > Software Update > Download Updates Manually. Once the process is complete, the new build number should be MMB29M.G935UUEU2APG9.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-08-24 (Update: 2016-08-24)