Galaxy A5 (2016) Receives the August Security Patch

21 August, 2017 Samsung Updates

Now that some major handsets are out of the way, Samsung has started rolling out the August security update to the unlocked Galaxy A5 (2016). If you are wondering which regions are getting the security patch at the moment, the good news is that reports suggest all regions more or less are included. So head over to your phone's Settings menu and see if any OTA package is waiting for you in the Software Downloads section.

The download is decent sized at 215.08MB so it's best if you hook your phone up with your Wi-Fi first. Firmware version on the update is A510FXXU4CQH2 and it addresses a total of 40 vulnerabilities on the Galaxy A5 (2016); 12 of Samsung's own patches and 28 CVEs common to all smartphones running on the Android OS. This update will also install the Facebook app on your smartphone for some reason! Let us know if you see any major changes in the smartphone's UI after the update. Enjoy!

Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.

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