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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LennyB42, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. LennyB42

    LennyB42 Lurker
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    My S5 has no security patch later than 1 April 2017. Why? I have Android 6.0.1 on the UK Three network. Three say security updates are Samsung's responsibilty. Samsung say it's Three's responsibility. Somebody dig me out of this please.
     


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  2. dynomot

    dynomot Android Expert

    If your S5 has network (carrier) branded firmware (a '3' splash screen on boot up, 3 apps preinstalled, maybe some things disabled like Wi-fi calling) then it's 3's responsibility to release it's branded firmware into the cloud for your phone to latch onto and get an update (all Samsung servers, but 3 have to 'tinker' with the unbranded one and hand it back to samsung). If it is "unbranded" with no network apps etc. (To find out for sure you need your CSC code dial *#1234# into the dialler and Google the CSC code, any of the top five Google results will tell you) it is Samsungs.

    My guess is that the S5 is no longer supported by either 3 or Samsung, and possibly both.
     
  3. LennyB42

    LennyB42 Lurker
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    I don't have branded firmware.
    When I used #1234# I got the message 'Connection problem or invalid MMI code'' although there was no connection problem. The Samsung Phone Info app tells me I have the latest firmware and the CSC is BTU which is UK/Ireland - I am in UK.SO two questions:


    1. Where do the OTA updates come from if both 3 and Samsung say it's not their responsibility?
    2. I hear that I won't get Android updated for the S5. But given what I 've told you do think I'm now stuck with no future security patches?
     
  4. philayl

    philayl Android Expert

    Hi, the BTU designation means it is UK unbranded, so any patches will come from Samsung, are you using Samsungs SmartSwitch, this is keeping my old Note 4 up to date. Also this site will tell you the latest firmware update. Phil
    https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/
     
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  5. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    My S5 which is on Boost Mobile also is on the April Security patch. Looking at Sammobile it appears Samsung stopped releasing security patches for the S5 and April is the last one.
     
  6. DefMan

    DefMan Lurker

    Yep, S5 no longer supported. Pretty sure it's stopping at 6.0.1 They'll release patches if needed such as security exploits. Samsung's way of saying "buy our newer devices".
     
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