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Galaxy Note Edge, Note 4, and S5 are the first Verizon phones to receive the Stagefright fix

Verizon is pushing out an update to the Galaxy Note Edge, which contains the patch for the Stagefright exploit. We have already seen Sprint and AT&T push out updates for a few phones, as well as Google roll out new factory images for the Nexus line. It appears as though Verizon is pushing the update for the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 as well. We would imagine the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge won't be far behind.

Galaxy S5 on Verizon gets Stagefright fix

Samsung recently committed to monthly security updates, in order to aid in keeping its devices as secure as possible. It's great to see the quick turn around from the device manufacturers and carriers to get these phones updated.

Thanks for the tip, Erik!

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51 Comments
  • Of all phones? Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's what I was thinking Posted From my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface pro 3
  • "First verizon phones" so the latest phones are getting it or all of them. Lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • What's happened to my phone OPSSON IDO 5000 ,some application were not responding to me Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1 I actually came here to say this. They sure know how to pick em haha Posted via the Android Central App
  • What's next, the panic attack exploit? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Haha +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • My Note 4 is downloading now as well. So it looks like it's not just the Edge.
  • Same here
  • My T-mobile note 4 got it this morning Posted via the Android Central App
  • Mine to. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The title says note edge, note 4,... Posted via my amazingly smexy Nexus 6 yo
  • Also the dumbest looking phone to receive the patch.
  • The Nexus? The one -? Let us know what you are referring to, we are on the edge of our seats Posted via the Android Central App
  • S5 updating now as well Posted via the Android Central App
  • Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ha! Love it! Posted via the Android Central App
  • GNote 4 also getting it now
  • Note 4 receiving an update as well. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Stagefright?? Posted Via my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using the AT&T Network.
  • The whole internet has been talking about it for 2 weeks now. Just scroll down on the home page for a bit, you'll see Phil's editor desk article from yesterday talking about it. Posted via my amazingly smexy Nexus 6 yo
  • My note 4 is downloading the update now. South Florida. Verizon. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I received it early this morning from T-Mobile.
  • Does the update include 5.1.1 on the Note 4 like the Sprint update did?
  • No - the Verizon build with the Stagefright fix is still 5.0.1
  • Not even received it on my Nexus 5 yet. Well done Samsung. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You do realize you can root and unlock the nexus 5 and you would of been one of the first ones to have it right?
  • Wow surprising Verizon pushed it out so fast. Now if we could get 5.1 from Verizon as quickly.
  • Keep dreaming a little birdie said note 4 users will be skipping 5.1.1 and stright to android M 5.2 :-}>
  • What's the change log for the t mobile s5 I just got the update ? Posted via the Android Central App
  • What bleeping exploit, another scare tactic. So more software to double up and securely lock down your phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Who cares about stagefright.. Just give us 5.1.1! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I can see it now, August 13th they'll announce the death of contracts and people will rejoice but in the fine print it will also say, "updates will be the responsibility of the OEM." Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wouldn't everyone be happy about that too? It definitely wouldn't take as long lol
  • Note 4 Verizon just went through update. But, phone was REALLY hot when it was done. What's that all about? I had to shut the phone down to let it cool off. WTF?
  • Mine did the same. I thought it was AB2, lol. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It looks like they are also trying to send it to my Nexus 6, not taking it, as I am unlocked and rooted using Wugs toolkit. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Jesus VZW, would it be too much to ask for an update on the S6? Give me my fucking 5.1.1 and my stagefright fix
  • Monthly security updates ... Samsung can KMA I'm still waiting for my Note 10.1 (2012) to get KitKat, it got 1 update one month post release. Samsung is dead to me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Here's my question. I haven't updated to Lollipop yet, because of the reported glitches and iffy performance on the Verizon Note Edge. Will downloading the security update download the Lollipop update too, since that keeps popping up, or is this security update separate from the Lollipop one? Posted From my Verizon Galaxy Note Edge via the Android Central App. And Don't Eat The Yellow Snow!
  • It'll be updated to lollipop. This builds on top of the existing updates. Posted via the Android Central App
  • What about VZ nexus 6s? :( Posted via my amazingly smexy Nexus 6 yo
  • Just updated my white 64 GB Nexus 6 on Verizon which is rooted and unlocked, using Wugs toolkit and flashed the latest Google software image with the exploit patch. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can you add the software update page for each device in the sources?
  • Now if they could fix the effing radios in my VZ note 4 it could actually make and receive calls clearly. Constantly getting 1x data. Lollipop update hosed my radios. Done everything, factory resets and even used VZ application and did the repair process.. Nothing has worked! Fix the effing firmware Samsung! My note 3 had same issue when it updated to kit kat. Samsung is not reliable with smooth updates. Fact!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • 1x is normal for phone calls, everyone gets that 1x symbol, phone calls are on a different frequency. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Data also goes 1x where I always had a strong 4G. Sorry but the update screwed up thousands of radios on Samsungs. Sammy does many things well but I personally have been through this issue on multiple occasions. It sucks! 1 day good.. Update and then bad!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • All these noobs talking about 5.1.1 like I know it's going to be better or something have no clue
  • Lol these noobs talking about 5.1.1 like they know anything about it like it's going to be better or something
  • After a day or so of use after receiving the update, I decided to do a factory reset after noticing the battery was draining much faster than normal when on standby. I tried to reset the phone the traditional way thru settings, but kept getting an error stating settings was not responding. Power cycled a couple of times and kept getting the error. I did the volume up/home button/power button thing and decided to just clear the cache partition to see if that would make a difference, it did not so I decided to reset thru the same menu. It worked this time but after setting up everything again (maybe half an hour) the battery dropped about 40%. Anyone else experience this issue? Any suggestions outside of requesting a replacement? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Does anyone know when the 5.1.1 update coming out for the galaxy note 4 on the at&t network. Is there any way else that we could comment for these people to hurry up with the update.