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Android Software Updates – 14/03/2017

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When a new Android Operating System update is announced by Google there are a few steps that take place before it becomes ready for your device.  The manufacturer receives the update and customises the software for the device and mobile carriers in each country.  Once this is completed they’ll send the update to the carriers for testing.

 

For more info on this process check out our page:

 

Android Device Updates - What's The Process?

 

The below table provides information on the latest Android updates we’ve received for testing and approval as of 14/03/2017. If no information is listed, it means we haven't received the build or any new details from the manufacturer.

 

When a version is marked as completed it means testing has been finished on our end and approved.  Each manufacturer has a process for releasing updates to devices and once we approve the update, it’s sent back to the manufacturer to be released through their standard update processes. Generally, updates are rolled out progressively, for example the manufacturers might make the update available for a small number of users (i.e. 5%) initially; then if no unforeseen problems pop up, it’ll gradually be made available to more and more users over the following weeks.

 

Manufacturer & Device

Current Version

Next version and Latest Information

HTC

 

 

Desire 816

6.0

 

Desire 820

6.0.1

 

One M7

5.0.2

 

One M8

6

 

One M9

7.0

 

10

7.0

7.0 upgrade including VoLTE Enablement - approved as of 14/03/2017

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

7.1.1

 

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

6.0

 

Mate 9

7.0

 

LG

 

 

LG G2

5.0.2

 

LG G3

5

 

LG F70

4.4.2

 

LG G4

6.0

 

LGG5

7.0

 

OPPO

 

 

R7

5.1.1

 

R9s

6.0

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Core Prime

5.1.1

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5

 

Galaxy A3

6.0.1

 

Galaxy A5 (2017)

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Nexus

4.3.0

 

Galaxy Note 2

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 3

5.0

 

Galaxy Note 4

6.0.1

 

Galaxy  Note 5

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S3 i9300

4.3.0

 

Galaxy S3 i9305

4.4.4

Google March Security Update - Testing expected to complete mid to late March

Galaxy S4 i9505

5.0.1

 

Galaxy S4 i9507

5.0.1

 

Galaxy S4 Mini

4.4.2

 

Galaxy S5

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S6

6.0.1

Google March Security Update + bug fixes - Testing expected to complete late March

Galaxy S6 Edge

6.0.1

Google March Security Update + bug fixes - Testing expected to complete late March

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

6.0.1

Google March Security Update + bug fixes - Testing expected to complete late March

Galaxy S7

7.0

Android 7.0 upgrade

Galaxy S7 Edge

7.0

Android 7.0 upgrade

Galaxy Note 10.1 FG

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

5.0.2

 

Sony

 

 

Xperia SP

4.3.0

 

Xperia Z

5.1.1

 

Xperia Z1

5.0.2

 

Xperia Z1 Ultra

5.0.2

 

Xperia Z2

5

 

Xperia Z3

5.1

 

Xperia Z3 Compact

5.1

 

Xperia Z5

6.0

 

Xperia Z5 Premium

6.0

 

Blackberry

 

 

Blackberry Priv

6.0.1

 

 

42 Comments
Frequent Visitor Dannythehumble
Frequent Visitor

For the s7 edge i heard that there is an update that is about 33mb but i din receive it,and did samsung release the fix for ims service error?

New Contributor Missrippa
New Contributor

@Optus got the January security update for my galaxy s6edge + and now its freezing constantly  and my phone is always running hot now . Tried the usual resets and no difference.  How long till the next update- an  exact timeframe would be nice instead of the usual run around 

Moderator Aman_B
Moderator

Oh no 😞 @Missrippa. The next security update testing will be competed around end of March. 

Moderator Aman_B
Moderator

Hey @Dannythehumble, not too sure about the size of the next upgrade.  The next upgrade is due anytime now. 

New Contributor tizza42
New Contributor

I've been working in IT since the late 70's (OK, call me a dinosaur, I like to think I have a modicum of experience).

 

So, you are working on releasing a Security patch for the Samsung Galaxy S6 when you already have the Nougat update.

 

Wait foir it.... (drum roll)

 

Here's the burning question...

 

Does Nouogat already have this security issue fixed?  If the answer to this is "yes" then why are you wasting your effort testing a secuirty patch when you could be testing the Nougat update?

 

Work smarter, bit harder...

New Contributor Kab63
New Contributor

Hi dannythehumble

I am assuming that the 33mb update was at least partly a fix for the ims error as my edge didn't get the error again after updating even with volte turned off.

Frequent Visitor Dannythehumble
Frequent Visitor

@Kab63but i din receive it!by the way did your notification toggle have bluelight filter?mine doesnt have and i need to go to setting to activate or close bluelight filter,do u know how can i fix this?is it anyway to get optus version nougat software of s7 edge?

Contributor anthony
Contributor

When will the Huawei Mate 9 be added to the list? The Huawei kiosk rep advised that regular updates are being pushed through to carriers , yet it hasn't been added to the above list and I have never seen an update for this flagship device?

New Contributor tizza42
New Contributor

May I ask how many people are in the Optus Android team?

Frequent Visitor fredzfrog
Frequent Visitor

So, another month, another lack of updates for the Sony line. Are you just going to abandon it?

Sorry about the downward tone of this message, but with constant empty corporate statements and no apparent action kinda makes loyal customers feel a bit unappreciated. 

I guess optus doesn't make any money from updates. 

New Contributor Kab63
New Contributor
Hi dannythehumble Should have got the update by now though I had problems updating as well after the ims fiasco. Have you tried updating through smart switch it helped me and yes I do have a blue notification light. Samsung was also helpful with all the problems I had after the ims error. Sam mobile has most firmwares but you will void your warranty if you go that rout. samsung may need to repair your phone. wish I could help more as I know what your dealing with.
New Contributor Kab63
New Contributor
Sorry What I meant to say is I have the blue light toggle
New Contributor Kab63
New Contributor
Hi dannythehumble it took me a few times with smart switch so don't give up and I also had to turn off volte before it finally worked. like you one of my notification toggles was missing I didn't have secure folder but when I finally got the 33mb update everything was fine and working well but as I said could only do it with smart switch. sam mobile does have the Australian optus firmwear and instructions but you will void your warranty.
Frequent Visitor Dannythehumble
Frequent Visitor

@Kab63huh?i dont understand,why flashing optus firmware will void my warranty?it is still optus right?can i know your build number?mine is g935fxxu1dqbd.my last phone got a problem and they replace it with this phone,this phone although it dont have bluelight toggle but the software is still stable.

New Contributor Kab63
New Contributor
Dannythehumble Hi again build no is G935FXXU1DQBH I don't why it voids your warranty but that's what samsung told me I had to have my phone put in to their repair center to be flashed after the ims problem. My phone is an unlocked edge if that helps. You could ask optus if this would hurt your warranty in anywayif you flash the official optus firmware. https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/SM-G935F/
Frequent Visitor Dannythehumble
Frequent Visitor

@Optushelp me

RetiredModerator LucyS
RetiredModerator

@anthony - sorry the Huawei Mate 9 should have been added to our list. I've included it now. 🙂

Contributor anthony
Contributor

Thanks @LucyS great work! 

Frequent Visitor Dannythehumble
Frequent Visitor

@Kab63So how do i do it with smartswitch? You say you try it several times, does that mean that you it always state your device is up to date?

Contributor Pommster
Contributor

Are there any updates about Android 7 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5?

Occasional Visitor yunperng
Occasional Visitor

Has anyone received the nougat update for their Virgin Mobile HTC 10 ?

Frequent Visitor Dannythehumble
Frequent Visitor

@Kab63Thank you very much, i figure out a way to solve it without voiding warranty. I use smartswitch to reinstall the firmware by using emergency software recovery and initialization. Still, thank you very much for your help!

New Contributor Kab63
New Contributor
Dannythehumble Hi I'm so glad you got it fixed This update has caused many issues with me as well and smart switch was the one thing that actually helped. So glad you solved it.
New Contributor tizza42
New Contributor

@LucyS hi - I've asked 2 questions in this thread - would you see if someone at Optus could answer them please?

 

Thank you.

Forums Community Manager

@tizza42 We're not currently running tests on the 7.0 update for the S6 or S6 Edge as we haven't received the update from Samsung as yet. We have, however, received the latest security update to test to help keep customers phones secure. As for the number of people in the tema, this isn't information we would share. 

New Contributor tizza42
New Contributor

@MattJ Thanks for answering my question.  Since Optus (Singtel) is a major telco in the Asia Pacific region, has Samsung at least advised you as to when you will receive this update?

 

I understand that there is "selected" roll out of this update by telcos in Europe.

Forums Community Manager

No info yet sorry @tizza42 and I wouldn't want to estimate either as past experience shows it can vary quite significantly from handset to handset and manufacturer to manufacturer

Frequent Visitor CrayCraig
Frequent Visitor

Given that the VoLTE update for the Galaxy S6 was meant to out around November last year and how now dissappeared completely, its fair to assume the Galaxy S8 will be released before Nougat is released for the S6.
Oh and the Android Security Patch level is from 1st September 2016 on my S6 Edge

New Contributor Victrix
New Contributor

 @yunperng Yes Virgin mobile HTC10 has started receiving the update already.

 

 

New Contributor Zyn0
New Contributor

Still nothing on huawei p9? Been 2 months nearly since nougat came out worldwide and nothing at all...?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi @Zyn0, we update the blog as soon as the upgrade come through from the manufacture for test. If it's not listed then they have not sent it to us yet. 

Member TheFirst
Member

anyone running the S7 7.0 original update before it was pulled due to issues is your micro sd working as its killed my micro sd card not sure if the slot is working as well as dont have another card to test in it.

 

Tested card on pc in two differant readers both want formatting of card to use

New Member craigha
New Member

My Optus Sony Xperia Z3 is on Android 6.0.1 - as supplied OTA by Optus - are you certain your list is accurate?

 

New Contributor woo
New Contributor

Wait... So April S6 get security update...

So, on May we will get Nougat update?

Jeez... that's like 2 month late compared to European countries....

Member Jack_gecko
Member

Come on Optus it's been months since Sony released Nougat for the Z5, and updates for the other models. 

Can you please confirm when this will roll out????

RetiredModerator Pete
RetiredModerator

Hey Jack_gecko! No word on this yet; however once we have more info we'll update the thread. 

New Contributor tizza42
New Contributor

It's Monday 27 March, which means Friday is the end of March.

 

Your Latest update says that the Samsung Galaxy S6 (and other phones) will get the security update this week.

 

Can you please confirm this?

 

Many thanks Optus buddies 🙂

Forums Community Manager

@tizza42 Just to clarify, the list above shows estimates for the completion of our testing of updates, not for when users will receive them. Once we finish testing it's up to the manufacturer (Samsung for you) to distribute it. That said, it looks like we've all but completed the testing the S6 security updates listed above so it shouldn't be much longer before you receive them

New Contributor tizza42
New Contributor

@MattJ Thanks for the response.  Any word from Samsung on the Nougat update - that's the one we are waiting for!

Occasional Visitor Danoh34
Occasional Visitor

Could anybody kindly let me know just approx date the Sony Z5 will get the nougat  update?.. or will we ever get it on sony phones?

Forums Community Manager

@tizza42 No info yet sorry

 

@Danoh34 We haven't received the update from Sony just yet so until we do, we won't have any information for you sorry

Forums Community Manager

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