T-Mobile pushing Samsung Galaxy Note 4 software update

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UPDATE: T-Mobile has confirmed that updates are now hitting the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. They both include domestic data roaming improvements and a Band 66 Handover fix.

 

ORIGINAL: Another Galaxy Note 4 update is now rolling out.

T-Mobile is now pushing a security update to the Galaxy Note 4 that includes the January 1, 2017 Android security patches. TmoNews reader Hector received the update this morning, and after installing the 60.54MB update, the Note 4 was on software version N910TUVS2EQB1.

T-Mo hasn’t yet updated its Note 4 support page with info in this update, so it’s unclear what else might be included.

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It’s also worth noting that while T-Mobile hasn’t yet updated its Galaxy Note Edge support page, that device is also likely receiving this security update. The Note 4 and Note Edge have gotten software updates simultaneously in the past, so it’s likely that that’s the case with this update, too.

Stay tuned and I’ll be sure to update this post when T-Mobile confirms this new update.

Thanks, Hector!

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  • Philip

    Only miss this phone bc it has replace battery. Those are the days.

    • Jah Rankin

      What phone is of better overall choice?

      • Svengalis

        Oneplus 3t

        • Jah Rankin

          Alright choice but lack of support from manufacturers discouraged me from making purchase.

      • Philip

        You saw the S7 Edge for $470? That is an awsome deal.

        • Bonedatt

          Isn’t Samsung selling them for $430 on their site?

      • Acdc1a

        Everything depends on your usage. For most a new mid ranger is enough. For others last year’s flagship is the ticket. I have the Moto G4 which is one in my rotation with the S7 Edge and Nexus 6. Honestly it is good enough for what I use it for. Nexus 6 is my favorite for screen size.

  • MarcosDroid

    Thanks for the announcement and the article, but in truth it is not worth that update is garbage currently the version mashmellow 6.0.1 has more internal problems. That of a security update .. that will not fix anything . I did root on my phone and mount another Rom thanks ..

    • Jah Rankin

      What custom rom did you install?

      • Nick Ramacciato

        I personally recommend EmotionOS or Dr. Ketan’s Note 4 ROM

        • Jah Rankin

          Thanks.

        • James Dunkerley

          are you able to root and rom with this update and if so could you point me to a good instruction how to root while on marshmallow ?

        • Nick Ramacciato
        • James Dunkerley

          Thank you,I hope this works with the latest update i just got 2 days ago OTA.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    Nice

    Rcs

  • Thomas Maher

    I have sprint note 4 and it working great still and has February update. 6.0.1 bugged out. Why do they stop os upgrades on worst buggest updates ever?

    • Zakariyya Al-Quran

      When I got it, the screen was messed up and burnt a chip on the MB. Now it needs replacing/fixing from Samsung. I hope they release 7.0 for it

      • Thomas Maher

        Ya I love to keep my note 4 but also I wanna sell it for like $400 or so. It looks brand new still had it over 2 years now. Replaced the battery and it doing great now.

        • Zakariyya Al-Quran

          They sell em for 350$ certified refurbished on samsung.com… gonna be tough selling yours for 400

  • Thomas Maher

    Any way to force os 7 on notec4?

  • Thomas Maher

    Get pixel xl best phone as of 2017

    • 3165dwayne

      Storage and price…

      • Thomas Maher

        I got the pixel xl 128gb for like $400 from verizon deal fully google nothing can be seen it was ever from them. (Got lucky google shipped a non bloat infected android). Factory reset fixed all issues was having at first and removed all bloatware.

        • 3165dwayne

          I’m one of the guys that will agree with Paul Garrison. I too feel that the V20 is the best option. 128 GB is not enough for me and considering Google’s asking price I expect better audio than the lackluster sound that the pixel produces. For me,128 GB is not enough. The pixel is a great option for the majority of other people though. Clean Android and fast updates are great. I also wouldn’t consider Verizon so I probably won’t get the deal you got.

        • Thomas Maher

          Well true I agree space storage no sd card slot. (I can use my 1tb hd through usb adapter and my phone detects it if I really needed extra storage). Audio stinks compared to my note 4 but for google first phone was it? Ik they had nexus line but oh well. Trying to buy it on google.com but they never had it and kinda needed it asap since leaving sprint and ran into pixel xl deal. (Verizon tried ripping me off for full price but I had printed proof and it was pain to print as ii had only 1 second to print before page went unselectable. For price I got for 2 yr payment plan it very good deal and I got it asvif I bought it from google. Fully unlocked and everything. Really wished for note 7 though (8). Maybe in few yrs when I get new phone I can get note 10 lol.

        • Acdc1a

          My old Nexus 6 is still better than current phones in my opinion.

    • Paul Garrison

      Opinion noted, I have V20 and I feel it is the best.

      • Thomas Maher

        Yes agreed. Though wish it was bigger screen. I wanted min 5.7 but nothing was good and got stuck with pixel xl and I come to realize it not that bad and pretty good.

      • Aaron Davis

        V20 is pretty close to Vanilla, compared to the nexus 5 (on 7.0)

        • Paul Garrison

          I can from a Nexus 5 then it died. Got a Galaxy 5s for insurance replacement. Then I got the V20, and I like it a lot.

    • Maverick

      Vanilla Android OS sucks!

    • gmo8492

      I think the OnePlus 3T has it beat.

  • vinnyjr

    Have Note 4, never use it. Kept it because I have so many accessories. Still have it in original box and never rooted it. Maybe it’s about time I rooted it & flashed a custom Rom. It’s the last of the phones from Samsung that is easily rooted and access to battery.

    • Thomas Maher

      Same but dont feel like installing custom rom.

    • Thomas Maher

      But ibstill use my note 4

    • Aaron Davis

      If you have a GearVR for it, be careful using custom roms on the note 4, some of them (even touchwiz-based roms) don’t support it.

      (If you don’t have a gearVR for the note 4, I have one I can sell you)

  • XJCAR

    Still have my Verizon N4, it’s doing great. I didn’t feel that the N5 was worth upgrading. And the previous Note. . Well you know. With all that and I’m a battery drainer, so I like that I can swap mine out. Plus I’m still happy with it. I’m waiting to see what’s next.

    • June April

      It’s nice to have an SD card and be able to swap with the two extra charged batteries I keep around.

      Am I missing something? Why are phones without removable batteries and SD cards preferable now?

      • Bklynman

        You can thanks Apple,but do you know that Samsung makes unlock phones with removable batteries,sd slots? That every bit as good as the phones they sell to carries from anywhere from $200-$400 cheaper?

      • David Muhs

        It keeps you from removing the battery to avoid government spying.

    • Bklynman

      I have N3,it is doing good too,but I kind of concern about security patches. Like you I have seen no phone by Tmo,I would go for to replace my 3,I might go unlock,get a new phone this year,I will not ever pay $700 for a phone again. I have seen alot of nice unlock phones out,for anywhere from $300-$500.

      • Maverick

        What’s the big deal in paying $700 if you can pay $500?

        • Bklynman

          Maybe $200.00 is not a not it is to you,but to some people it is.
          Not trying to be funny or flame u or anything but u did read what I wrote $300 to $500. Guess which ones was near $500? The Sammys,who else? I didn’t go thru all 21 pages of unlock phones,from jet dot com,you can check yourself. Lets not forget if u have a family,you need 4 or more phones,lets remember this 2017,not 2012,within a yr or 2 your $700. phone is now worth $150 $300 if that hign. Case in point v-10 is now wroth $150-250. All depends where you shop for a use phone.

    • Paul Garrison

      Try a V20 it is almost Vanilla, and you may like it. It has a removable back.

  • June April

    I’ve been waiting for an update to make Okay Google really work when the screen is on but the device is locked.

    You think this one will?

    • Zakariyya Al-Quran

      Any Google updates especially for Google now would come from Google play services

  • T Redd

    every since my note 4 was upgraded to marshmallow, my battery life has been terrible.

    • Erik

      Have you performed a factory rest after the update?

      • T Redd

        yup. i even Swapped out batteries.

  • Trevnerdio

    Band 66? Anyone? No? I didn’t think that would be a software-upgradable fix. I know my V20 is the first to have the functionality built-in from the factory, but this is really cool.

  • Jess

    Band 66 handoff? that does not sound right. The Note 4 does not have Band 66.

  • Sharif Rizal

    Anyone experiencing any issues after applying this update? Phone was working fine. Now its doing random reboots. I’ve tried removing the battery, SIM card, SD card… also wiping the cache and doing a factory reset with original apps (no restore from old profile). I know its not the battery because I tried a different one and tried this battery one a different phone and the problem doesn’t follow.

    • Kevin Gibbs

      Yes, many many reboots especially when the keyboard pops up in the text app and when scrolling through Facebook news need. Lag city since the update almost unusable. New battery installed 2 weeks ago too.

      • Kevin Gibbs

        New update today. We’ll see…

    • Kevin Gibbs

      Called T Mob today. The call center in the Philippines had me attempt to wipe the cache but that failed. So phone is bricked. Call center said they are getting a lot of calls about this update (3 on Sunday 3/12/17 by lunch) but that each caller is claiming a different issue. Some people have very large icons and others are being solved by clearing cache.

      • Sharif Rizal

        Cleaning the cache didn’t help in my case. I’ve run the emergency firmware recovery tool using “Samsung Smart Switch”, it downloaded 2.5GB update, fully wiped the phone and flashed it again… still having the same problem. Most of the time the phone will start to lag then freeze couple of times and finally reboot. I’m going to call the tech support and log my issues. If many users are having issues after the latest update, hopefully they will release a fix or at-least an update that will roll back to the last working version.
        Does anyone know how to roll back to the previous update using Samsung software?

        Thank you.

  • Kevin Gibbs

    I was never able to get the process you describe to work and tried many times. Failures were as you describe. I think it was my phone memory which was at 27gb out of 32gb. Maybe the update ran out of space. In any event, I cleared cache dozens of times and wiped data with factory reset a few dozen times but that had no effect. Though the internal memory went down to about 9gb.

    I don’t remember what screens displayed during the update that failed and I don’t recall how long that process took because it happened 1st thing in the morning and after I accepted the update I put my phone on the counter and got busy doing other things.

    After calling T mobile several times on Sunday and getting no real help I called again on Monday and they sent me a replacement phone for $5. I’ve been a customer since the Voicestream Wireless days in 2001 so I’m not sure if that paid any part.

    I wish I could have fixed my old phone, the replacement is newer looking but the home button is a little wobbly and I need to press hard on the back button to get that to work. I think the screen was replaced sometime in it’s previous life and the new screen isn’t seated properly. I might have to manually correct that myself.

    • Sharif Rizal

      “Certified replacement device” is one of the reason why Im not pushing T-mobile to replace my phone. I’ve been with them since 99 and they always treat me good but I dont want to a used phone for replacement. Anyways, my problems are back after using the phone with the latest update for 48+ hours… its laggy, doing random reboots and battery drain… i’m using samsung’s core apps, no google play apps or anything… Also noticed the screen won’t rotate and one of the gyro sensor test is failing (*#0*#) which explains why. I’ve ordered a new replacement battery from amazon… just to try it.. but I dont think it will fix it. Tonight I’ll try to get back to 5.1 (if ODIN lets me). Its very frustrating.

      • Kevin Gibbs

        T Mobile is now billing me $5.60 extra since the replacement for the following services I previously wasn’t paying for nor was I made aware that I would be charged for if I accepted the replacement phone. What is your understanding of these costs? Can I cancel at any time? I was never on Jump or had insurance and my plan was to buy a ZTE MAX Pro for $179 to get me through until Note 8.

        Assurant PHP w/Lookout Mobile Security Tier 4-5

        JUMP, Insurance, Warranty, and Mobile Security Tier 1-3

        • Sharif Rizal

          No idea! I never bought their insurance or security service.. looks like when you got your replacement, Lookout got turned on and your are getting billed for it by default. I always disable all those stock apps as soon as I turn of the phone for the first time. For JUMP, I don’t know why they signed you up for it? Could be something the rep. had to enable to initiate the replacement process for a phone which is out of warranty! Have you tired talking to them about those line items?
          My phone is doing lot better… still occasional lags and reboots but better than what it was after the last update. Hopefully this phone will last until Note 8 hits the market.

        • Kevin Gibbs

          Ya, I need to call support and cancel. I suspect the CSR had to add JUMP and Insurance on my line in order to send me the replacement but she was very specific that it would only cost me $5.30 for the replacement phone. No mention of additional service costs. In fact, I’m pretty sure I would have bought a ZTE if they had explained that to me.

  • SeanBear

    Ever since the N910TUVS2EQB1 update of March 2017, the T-mobile Note 4 and Note Edge up/down LTE arrows constantly stay on permanently causing battery drain. no 3rd party apps, everything closed, did factory reset, nothing running in background. not sure what data is being transmitted but phone stays hot with nothing running in background only thing that fixes this problem is a manual restart. taking in/out of airplane mode or turning data on/off does not fix. N910TUVS2EQB1 needs a fix ASAP! Its happening on all T-mobile Note 4 and Note Edges since N910TUVS2EQB1 update. The 2 little Up/down LTE arrows under the 4gLTE symbole constantly stay on permanently. Please ask Samsung to push out an update fix. thank you

    • Kevin Gibbs

      This last update is a hot mess. Though, my replacement phone downloaded it just fine and does not have the problems you describe.

    • Kevin Gibbs

      Check your phone, there is a new update today.

  • Gina Adams

    Ever since the March update i can’t make phone calls and have to restart each time. I go to dial someone and the phone never rings then just hangs up and I have to restart my phone everything here in San diego