Verizon starts rolling out Security updates for a bunch of Samsung and LG devices

Security updates are now rolling out on Verizon for the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, Galaxy S6 edge/S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy Note 8 and Note 5. These Samsung devices are getting the latest December security patch. Also, the LG’s former flagship that is the LG G5 on Verizon is now getting the November security patch. These updates are rolling on Verizon and should start spreading across the nation in the coming days.

Following are the new firmware build for the Samsung & LG devices:

  • Galaxy S8 the build number is G950USQS2BQL1
  • Galaxy S8 Plus build number is G955USQS2BQL1
  • For Galaxy Note 5 the number is N920VVRU3CQL4
  • For the Galaxy Note 8, it is N950USQS2BQL5
  • For Galaxy S6 Edge the build is G925VVRU4DQL1
  • On Galaxy S6 Edge + it is G928VVRU3CQL4
  • And lastly, the LG G5 with build number VS9872CA

As these updates are related to the security of the devices, you should start installing them as soon as possible. As always the norm, make sure you have at least 60% battery remaining in your device, and it is also recommended that you download it over WiFi, rather than mobile Internet data, to avoid any extra charges.

Now as far as the Android Oreo status is concerned, the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus are currently on Oreo beta 4, while the Galaxy Note 8 has yet to see any official statement about the beta, but an Oreo beta for the Galaxy Note 8 seems to be in works. For the Galaxy S6 edge plus, chances of getting the Android Oreo update are still alive thanks to some recent news. And for Galaxy Note 5, it just won’t make it to the Oreo list, sadly.

Now coming towards LG G5, this should get the update, but LG hasn’t said anything about it yet, so we have to wait and watch what the future holds for the LG G5.

Akshay Mhatre

Akshay Mhatre is a Tech Journalist who likes to keep up with the latest from the tech world. He has worked at many popular news portals like BGR and TechRadar before joining TheLeaker as a News writer and journalist. A writer by day and a VFX artist by night. In his free time, he also likes to make motion graphics and concept art. You can find him on Instagram @akshayrazr_95 and contact him on akshaymhatre[@]theleaker.com

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