Oct 21, 2019 | Updated: 10:42 AM EDT

Sprint’s Galaxy Note 4 to Receive March Security Patch Update

Mar 30, 2017 09:28 PM EDT


U.S carrier Sprint has started to roll out a new update to all Samsung Galaxy Note 4 devices this week. The update, however, is not a software upgrade to Android Nougat 7.0 but a security patch which carries bug fixes and other performance improvements. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - which came with Android 4.4.4 Kit Kat from the box, is currently upgradeable to Android 6.1 Marshmallow.

The Sprint update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is rolling out with the software build number N910PVPS4DQC1. The update size is 333MB and available for download through OTA (Over the Air) method. If you are one of the users of Sprint's Galaxy Note 4 and would like to check if the update is ready for download, head to Setting > About Phone > Software Update. It is highly recommended to ensure that the device is at least 50% charged and connected to a WiFi network to avoid extra data charge.

It is not known if the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is eligible for Android Nougat 7.0 upgrade. The phablet smartphone was released in October 2014, and according to some experts, it is unlikely that the Galaxy Note 4 will be upgraded to the latest version of android.The Korean tech company has yet to release any official statement regarding the Nougat eligibility for the previous Samsung premium smartphones, and tech experts assume that the company will no longer spend time adapting the new Android version due to the advanced age and relatively outdated hardware.

However, that is just merely a speculation because according to other tech experts, there is still hope for the device to get the update since it is equipped with a powerful processor to host and operate Android Nougat. The Galaxy Note 4 runs under quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 or octa-core Exynos 5433 chipset.


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