Though Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 is two years old by now, it receives a new update on Sprint network which brings October Security patch to this old flagship. To recall, Samsung promised October Security patch for a ton of their lineup as it brings numerous fixes.
This new update for the Galaxy Note 5 patches 215 vulnerabilities found in the Android system out of which 6 are exclusive to Samsung’s software. Anyways, this update still does not contain KRACK fix which resolves vulnerabilities present in WPA2 . Hope, the next update brings that fix to this old flagship.
As OTA(Over the Air) updates are rolled out by phases, it might take time to reach your device. If you want to manually trigger the update, simply go to settings and select Download updates automatically. Make sure you have enough space on your phone before downloading the update. Also, proceed downloading update only if you have enough battery on your device to prevent any major issue.
The Galaxy Note 5 was announced back in August, 2015. It is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 Octa and is coupled with 4 GB of RAM. On the front, it sports a 5.7 inches QHD Super AMOLED display with support for S pen as any other Note device. For optics, it has a 16MP primary shoooter with OIS and a 5MP secondary snapper for selfies. The whole package is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. The phone was launched with Android Lollipop on board. But, it received Marshmallow update last year which was followed by Nougat this year.