Samsung was the first to jump the gun and push the latest August security patch to its flagship devices, even much before Google did it. So far, top-tier flagships such as Galaxy S8/S9 and Note 8 have been secured with the August SMR in multiple regions. Now the firm is bringing the latest fixes down to the mid-range devices starting with the Galaxy A5 (2016).

Galaxy A5 (2016)

As per a new report, Galaxy A5 (2016) in Netherlands is receiving a fresh OTA that bundles security patch dated 1st August 2018. The update bears version number A510FXXU6CRH1 and comes on the top of Android Nougat 7.0 skinned by Samsung Experience 8.1. There are no other special highlights apart from the general bug fixes, security enhancements and other minor improvements here and there.

Just as some additional info, the August 2018 SMR mainly patches four critical core Android OS vulnerabilities (CVE) and 11 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) that are specific to Samsung software. It also plugs some handful of the vulnerabilities of low, mid and high level of impact. More details regarding the lately fixed Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) are published on Android Security Bulletin. While you need to head over to the Samsung Security Bulletin for further info related to SVE’s.

Galaxy A5 (2016) Latest Update Info

Model nameGalaxy A5 ⑥
VersionAndroid 7.0
Build dateMon, 30 Jul 2018 04:22:12 +0000
Security Patch Level2018-08-01
Product codePHN


The OTA update by now should have reached all the units in the region. In case if the update notification haven’t arrived yet, you may check for it by triggering Software update section in the Settings.


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