Software update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 active (G890A)

Software update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 active (G890A)


Latest update
Getting started
Update & verify software
Previous updates

Latest update

  • What's changing: Android device security updates

  • Release date: July 2, 2018
  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): June 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS7DRF2
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS7DRF2
  • Previous version required: G890AUCS7DRE1
  • File size: 21MB

Getting started

  • You can download the update via Firmware Over the Air (FOTA).
  • You must connect your device to Wi-Fi to download the update.
  • Although there should be no impacts to settings or data, we recommend that you back up your media files to an SD card, a PC, or using a favorite application, prior to upgrading the software.
  • To receive this software update, your device must be on baseband version G890AUCS7DRE1. If not, repeat the update process until you’ve installed G890AUCS7DRE1, and then you should be able to install the latest software update.

Update & verify software

To update the software
  1. Make sure your device is fully charged and connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. Swipe down from the Notification bar and tap the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and tap Software update > Check for updates.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the update.
  5. The device automatically restarts once the new software successfully installs.

To verify the software update
  1. Swipe down from the Notification bar and tap the Settings icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap About device.
  3. The device has the latest software if the Android and Baseband versions match the current update details.

To troubleshoot the software update

Previous updates

DateDetails
May 29, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): May 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS7DRE1
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS7DRE1
  • Previous version required: G890AUCS7DRD3
  • File size: 20.4MB
May 7, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): April 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS7DRD3
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS7DRD3
  • Previous version required: G890AUCS7DRC1
  • File size: 17.7MB
April 4, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): March 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS7DRC1
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS7DRC1
  • Previous version required: G890AUCS7DRB1
  • File size: 13.4MB
March 9, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): February 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS7DRB1
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS7DRB1
  • Previous version required: G890AUCS7DRA2
  • File size: 14.7MB
Jan. 26, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates, including Meltdown and Spectre migration patches (on SPLs Jan. 1 or later)
  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): January 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS7DRA2
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS7DRA2
  • Previous version required: G890AUCU6DQK3
  • File size: 51MB
Dec. 21, 2017
  • What's new: Support for new Mobile Hotspot APN
  • What's changing: Network performance improvements and Android device security updates, including BlueBorne fix (on SPLs Sept. 1 or later)
  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): December 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU6DQK3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-12599862
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCU6DQK3
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G890AUCU6DQK3
  • Previous version required: G890AUCS6DQH1 or G890AUCS6DQJ1
  • File size: 389MB - 429MB
Nov. 10, 2017
  • What's changing: Android device security updates, including BlueBorne fix (on SPLs Sept. 1 or later) and KRACK Wi-Fi- vulnerability fix
  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): October 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS6DQJ1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS6DQJ1
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G890AUCS6DQJ1
  • Previous version required: G890AUCS6DQH1
  • File size: 60.99MB
Aug. 24, 2017
  • What's new: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): August 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS6DQH1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS6DQH1
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G890AUCS6DQH1
  • Previous version required: G890AUCU6DQG1
  • File size: 17.9MB
July 27, 2017
  • What's new: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 7.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): July 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU6DQG1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS6DQG1
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G890AUCS6DQG1
  • Previous version required: G890AUCU6DQF1
  • File size: 23MB
June 23, 2017
  • What's new: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): June 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU6DQF1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS6DQF1
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G890AUCS6DQF1
  • Previous version required: G890AUCU6DQE1
  • File size: 16.2MB
May 26, 2017
  • What's new: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): May 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU6DQE1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCS6DQE1
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G890AUCS6DQE1
  • Previous version required: G890AUCU6DQD1
  • File size: 15.6MB
May 3, 2017
  • What's new: Android 7.0 Nougat, Samsung Cloud, Samsung Pass, and Android device security updates
  • What's changing: Other fixes and enhancements
  • What's going: AT&T Address Book and MobiTV
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU6DQD1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10950877
  • Build number: NRD90M.G890AUCU6DQD1
  • Build fingerprint: 7.0/NRD90M/G890AUCU6DQD1
  • Previous version required: G890AUCS5CPK5 or G890AUCS6CPK8
  • File size: 1.21GB – 1.28GB
April 5, 2017
  • What's new: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS6CPK8
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61.9696102
  • Build number: MMB29K.G890AUCS6CPK8
  • Previous version required: G890AUCS5CPK5
  • File size: 97MB
Feb. 8, 2017
  • What's new: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS5CPK5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61.9696102
  • Build number: MMB29K.G890AUCS5CPK5
  • Previous version required: G890AUCS5CPK4
  • File size: 21.4MB
Jan. 12, 2017
  • What's new: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS5CPK4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61.9696102
  • Build number: MMB29K.G890AUCS5CPK4
  • Previous version required: G890AUCU5CPK3
  • File size: 14.1MB 
Dec. 19, 2016
  • What's new: Enhancements for AT&T Messages Backup & Sync and AT&T Wi-Fi calling
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): November 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU5CPK3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61.9696102
  • Build number: MMB29K.G890AUCU5CPK3
  • Previous versions required: G890AUCU4CPH3, G890AUCU5CPI2, or G890AUCS5CPI4
  • File size: Up to 324MB
Oct. 25, 2016
  • What's new: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): October 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS5CPI4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61.8347181
  • Build number: MMB29K.G890AUCS5CPI4
  • Previous versions required: G890AUCU5CPI2
  • File size: 123MB
Sept. 27, 2016
  • What's new: Android device security updates
  • What's changing: Device performance improvements in areas with lower network density and performance enhancements to Messaging services
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU5CPI2
  • Kernel version: 3.1061.8347181
  • Build number: MMB29K.G890AUCU5CPI2
  • Previous version required: G890AUCU4CPH3
  • File size: 123MB
Aug. 31, 2016
  • Device enhancements - Improves stability and performance of Messaging services when sending attachments on a group message. Specifically, this fix eliminates the display of a pop-up message that states IMS Has Stopped.
  • Android device security updates
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android Security Patch Level (SPL): August 1, 2016
  • Baseband Version: G890AUCU4CPH3
  • Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8347181
  • Build Number: MMB29K.G890AUCU4CPH3
  • Previous versions required: G890AUCU4CPF1 & G890AUCS4CPF3
  • File Size: 123MB or 125MB
July 18, 2016
  • Device security improvements
  • Android Version: 6.0.1
  • Baseband Version: G890AUCS4CPF3
  • Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8347181
  • Build Number: MMB29K.G890AUCS4CPF3
  • File Size: 410MB
July 5, 2016
May 19, 2016
  • Device security improvements
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS3BPDS
  • Kernel Version: 3.10.61-7277676
  • Build Number: LMY47X.G890AUCS3BPDS
  • File size: PCG > PDS = 34MB
April 25, 2016
  • Device security improvements
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: G890AUCS3BPCG
  • Kernel Version: 3.10.61-7277676
  • Build Number: LMY47X.G890AUCS3BPCG
  • File size: PB3 > PCG = 69MB
March 9, 2016
  • VoLTE enhancements
  • User interface updates for Video Calling
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU3BPB3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7277676
  • Build number: LMY47X.G890AUCU3BPB3
  • Upgrade file size: 88MB
Nov. 20, 2015
  • AT&T Video Calling
  • Advanced Messaging
  • OS Update to 5.1.1
  • Android for Work
  • Sam
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU3BOJE
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-6145392
  • Upgrade file size: 719MB
Aug. 5, 2015
  • Device security improvements
  • Android version: 5.0.2
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU2AOF4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-4969613
  • Build number: LRX22G.G890AUCU2AU2AOF4
  • Upgrade file size: 197MB
July 9, 2015
  • Find My Mobile with Reactivation Mode
  • Android version: 5.0.2
  • Baseband version: G890AUCU2AOF3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-4969613
  • Build number: LRX22G.G890AUCU2AOF3
  • Upgrade file size: 146MB

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