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Install Android 6.0.1 Blueborne Security Patch Update for Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo G903F

The new Blueborne Security Patch is being available to Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo users. If you wish to update your device manually, this post is going to be of immense help.

The Blueborne bug is actually a Bluetooth threat that enables hackers to access and manage Android, Windows, and other devices on a remote basis. If you have the Bluetooth connection activated, then any malicious user can connect to your device and snip data from your device without you even knowing.

If you want to deal with this problem, you can wait for Samsung to push the new firmware update over-the-air in your area, or you can choose to manually install the new files employing the Odin tool.

Blueborne Security Patch intends to fix a major Bluetooth vulnerability recently founded on Android devices. If you don’t update your device with this new patch, you will make your device more susceptible to remote malware attacks. Before beginning the flashing process you need to read the following guidelines:

  • This guide is only meant to be used for Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo devices with model no. SM – G903F.
  • For the updating process use ODIN app, and this tool requires you to activate USB Debugging from Developer Options menu, too.
  • To unlock Developer Options, go to Settings> About Device> Software Info and tap seven times on the Build Number section.
  • It is possible to install the new firmware over a custom ROM, but a Factory Reset has to be applied after.
  • Read the whole post and don’t skip any steps.
  • Inspect battery charge level and make sure that there is at least 50% charge left before the device powers off.

How to install the Android 6.0.1 Blueborne Security Fix update for Galaxy S5 Neo G903F:

  • Download the Android 6.0.1 firmware update file.
  • Once the download is finished, to save all the files on your PC.
  • Don’t fetch the tar.md5 firmware update files.
  • Download Odin 3.12 zip.
  • Unzip the files on your PC.
  • Turn off the phone.
  • Boot it in Download Mode.
  • Launch the ODIN app on your computer.
  • Connect the Galaxy S5 NEO to PC via USB cable.
  • Wait for ODIN to detect the device, and then move to the next step.
    • if ODIN doesn’t find your phone, reinstall the Samsung USB drivers again.
  • Now go to ODIN and load the files needed for the update.
  • Click BL, move to the folder created at step 2 and load the file that contains the “BL” letters in its name.
  • Click AP, and load the file with “AP” in its name.
  • Click CSC and load the file with “HOME_CSC” in its name. Don’t load the “CSC” file, as that one will wipe clean the entire smartphone.
  • Click CP and load the file with “CP” in the name.
  • NOTE: if the extracted contents contain only a file with AP in its name, then that’s the only file you have to load in ODIN. So, load that file and the install should work.
  • Tap START when you’re ready for the updating process.
    • don’t press any buttons until the update is done flashing.
  • When installation is done you will see the PASS alert shown by ODIN.
  • Unplug the phone from PC and wait for the first boot to complete.
  • Use usual unlock code to control your smartphone once again.

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