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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Codrut Nistor, 2016-08-24 (Update: 2016-08-24)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.