T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 4 getting update with Stagefright patch


UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge users, you’re getting a Stagefright patch, too! It bumps you to software version N915TUVU1BOG2 and is 150MB in size.

UPDATE 2: And now the Galaxy S5 is getting a Stagefright patch as well. T-Mobile’s like “You get a Stagefright patch! And you get a patch! And you do!” The S5’s update will move the phone to software version G900TUVU1FOG6 and it’s 388.75MB. Also included in the update is a fix for a bug that would prevent letters from typing or getting deleted using Swype.


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owners, it’s time to update.

T-Mobile says that starting today, August 10, it’s pushing a 142MB update to its version of the Galaxy Note 4. The update bumps the Note 4 to software version N910TUVU1COG2 and includes “messaging security improvements.” The update itself reveals that it’s meant to patch the Stagefright exploit, a bug with Android that could allow malicious code to be run on your phone through an MMS message.

After installing the update, one xda-developers forum user used two Stagefright test apps to ensure that the exploit had been patched. While the Lookout Mobile Security app showed that the phone was no longer vulnerable to Stagefright app, Zimperium’s detector claims that the exploit isn’t totally patched.

This update is heading out both over the air and using Samsung Kies. To check for it on your phone, make sure that you’ve got at least 50 percent battery life and are on a Wi-Fi connection. Then head into Settings > About device > Software update > Ok.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Jose Hernandez

    What about the Nexus 6? any other phones?

    • Alex Wagner

      Yep, began rolling out to Nexus 6 earlier this month: https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-18109

      • Jose Hernandez

        Alex, thank you so much for the reply. I can’t believe I missed that!

        • Alex Wagner

          You’re welcome!


    There’s seem to be something missing about Tmo news, and Alex, I don’t feel the energy or passion Cam and David had coming fom you in your post. It is as though you really care less about what’s going on with Tmo. Hmmm!

    • Frankwhitess

      Dude… What is it that you want from this guy?? Like,… Let him do his thing.. When Cam started he too needed time to adjust… Like dam… Get off his back… He is doing a fine job!!! What more do you want from him?? To take a selfie with john Legere ??

    • steveb944

      It’s an article about an update, specifically Samsung, about an overblown issue. So really?

      • MatthewPDX

        Glad I’m not the only one who thinks it’s an overblown issue.

    • Mike Palomba

      It’s a short post about a minor update… What do you expect? If you think you can do it better start your own website and write some articles

    • JJCommonSense

      Exactly what were u looking for from an update post? And alex is neither David nor Cam so comparing him to them is fruitless. Hold up, are u paying to view this site? If not i dont think you should be administering performance reviews. imo

  • Mr. Mister

    143.49 MB to be exact

  • Mike91270

    Just curious, does anyone know if the parch has been sent out to the S6 edge from T-Mo?

    • Alex Wagner

      T-Mo says that the patch began going out on July 27: https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-21137

      • thepanttherlady

        I just had to approve your comment. Now that’s funny! :)

        P.S. I think I fixed it so moving forward your posts won’t go into moderation.

        • Alex Wagner

          Haha. I saw that my comment was waiting for moderation and thought that that was a bit strange. Thank you!

  • Mike

    What about the Galaxy Note Edge?

    • Alex Wagner

      The post has been updated to show that both the Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy S5 are getting Stagefright patches, too.

    • AM Gone

      I got the push on Friday. Note Edge here.

    • superg05

      yeah it was sent days back

      • Mike

        I forgot I’m rooted on a custom rom until the rom is updated I disable auto retrieve on my Note Edge

  • AC

    What about 5.1? This Lollipop updated messed up the Note 4. Crashes all the time…

  • Jose Lugo

    Wait, can I get this patch if my N4 is on Kitkat?? As AC just said, Lollipop was not friendly to my N4.

    • Mike Palomba

      Probably not

  • steveb944

    Wow. So Samsung wins.

  • Sean

    Still waiting on that Nexus 6 patch.

  • s

    What about Note 3?

  • phone145264

    What would make this more informative and to show how important an issue this is:
    looking at you legere

    show a list of phones on a grid
    excel style (not everyone maybe a poll)

    They had a pic somewhere of which phones will get fixed.

    Make it very simple yet constant.


    not patched

    very very soon

    never going to get it

    should i start
    nexus 5 is patched today

  • Android_God

    Where’s 5.1, yo?

  • Android_God

    Did anyone else notice there is now the option to run stock Android after the update? Is this may be as a result of stage fright?

  • JayBEE

    What about the Note 3? Some of us still have the Note 3 and will most likely stay with it because the Note 5 may be a regression as it is rumored to not include a SD Card slot, removable battery nor an IR blaster.

    • Bklynman

      This is why I never update my phone, even those I have jump,I have the Note3,also, never updated the os. Never had problem with it,most likely will cancel it, since I keep my phones long time,they really have no phone to temp me to change.

  • Slickyrickyross

    My S5 had been terribly slow to the point of me almost pulling the trigger on G4 even after multiple hard resets. It looks like the lollipop update had no effect on some s5’s but slowed some down like mine. However, this new patch has made my phone noticeably faster..so far, has anyone else seen this on their S5??

    • Calgrav24

      Yeah, same here after the last update my phone was going so slow, almost to the point of being unusable. But now after this patch it is finally running almost like new again. Let’s hope it stays that way.

      • Don Goyo

        The 5.1 update broke, among other things, the hdmi port, have any of you tested it after the patch?

        • JJCommonSense

          Hdmi port?

        • Don Goyo

          There is an MHL (micro USB) to HDMI cable that allows you to mirror the phone on a HDTV. Last update broke that capability, and the phone kept restarting when connected.

        • JJCommonSense

          Duh.. my bad i 4got that.. but you know what, i use an Amazon fire stick to screen mirror and have never had any issues and i dont have to be plugged into the tv… plus the fire stick is the same price or cheaper than a mhl adapter ( in retail stores) and you get the other benefits of a fire stick

        • JJCommonSense

          In case your hdmi link doesnt get fixed with the update

        • Don Goyo

          I went back to 5.0 after the 5.1 update and already had the cable,that fixed it and the other bugs the update has, its something the phone should do, T-Mobile should test better before releasing updates.

        • JJCommonSense

          There hasnt been an official 5.1 update for the note 4 on TMO yet

        • Don Goyo

          My question was regarding the GS5.

  • The Note 4 seems to be working a little better with the update, and my battery life appears to be better today too which is hopefully something that continues.

    • tony

      it messed my note 4 up. now it wont read any of my apps on my sd cards, it says google play needs updating but it wont update, and my phone restarts and stays stuck on the tmobile screen till i remove the battery.

      • Sorry to hear that, I have not had any problems though I don’t run any programs off of my SD card so that might be helping me.

        Anyone else having issues?

      • JJCommonSense

        Try restarting the phone and clearing the cache ..

    • Jose Lugo

      Def let us know, I’ve not gone back to 5.0.1 because of the issues I had. I’m running 4.4.4 right now. Updated wife’s S5 and I noticed a change for the better!!

      • My battery life appeared to be much improved, I had it off of the charger for 15 1/2 hours yesterday and it only dropped to 60%, that is on a day of heavy use (for my standards, which is texting, I ran the timer for a half hour, and made a few calls. I am sure that’s nothing compared to most people.) As far as the phones apps and so on, I did not notice a change, the biggest change I noticed was the battery life seemingly being better. Hope this helps a little.

  • superg05


    • MatthewPDX

      Some people are just never satisfied.

      • superg05

        lol im referring to the fact the update was released a day or two ago and there just now reporting when all the other site do

        • MatthewPDX

          It wasn’t official 2 days ago. It avoids opening a nasty can of worms when you report on something prematurely.

    • Android_God

      The ME ME ME ME generation

  • Victor

    Did the update date this morning. Phone seems to be working better, let’s see for how long

  • Hkm

    Note 4 owner here… Did the lollipop update affect the private mode? I’m still on Android 4.?

    • There is a private mode, but I cannot tell you if it is any different since I do not use it. You might benefit from going to a T-Mobile store and checking out a phone with Lolipop to see if it’s the same or not.

  • scruff317

    Updated my Galaxy S5, got my Samsung keyboard working the way it should now, thank you VERY much.

    • By that, do you mean you no longer get the keyboard is not working error? I get that from time to time.

      • scruff317

        The swype function was not working correctly, had to double tap space bar, this occurred after the previous update, but order has returned to my universe.

        • That sucks. I had an issue where when I was typing out a message out of nowhere the keyboard would get grayed out and a message saying the keyboard stopped working would pop up. It was annoying. I’ve yet to encounter it since the patch yesterday but it was a rare thing so I am not sold it is taken care of yet.

          I am glad that your issue got resolved though.

  • Faslane

    meh why risk screwing up your device and having to set it all back up? Root it (if not already) and apply the .zip patch and you’re good to go, no need to download a huge file, odin it and re-root and setup a rom again…if rooted just boot into recovery (TWRP) and install/flash this and your fixed. Many people are rerooting their devices and having other issues after Odin-ing the package…..just flash this app .zip and read the link. ALWAYS MAKE a backup first as you should always do anyways (rule of thumb) but it works fine. Been doing this stuff for years so you can check out my XDA cred if you lookup “Faslane” been around since 2008 and this patch will work on all versions of android.


  • Android_God

    On the plus side the internet and getting things fast have turned most Millennials into whiney entitled douchnozzles.

  • vinnyjr

    just received the update on my Note 4, don’t see any difference as of yet but will keep qn eye on things. My DL Speeds are as fast as hell and all is working as it should so that is a good thing. Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere.

  • DeFlanko

    Anyone else getting Random reboots now after the update?

  • Troy

    Thanks, I was looking for a flashable patch.

  • vinnyjr

    Always rooted my Android devices but for whatever reason, maybe because it works so great left stock. I use Nova Launcher, shut down all bloat ware and downloaded icon packages. The phone runs very fast & smooth. I’ll root it soon, it’s been calling me. Seen some great light weight roms that would turn my Note 4 into a real beast.