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(Update: multiple Samsung devices, too!) Stagefright patch now rolling out to the Nexus 6 and Nexus 5 as build LMY48I

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Update: Not only is Sprint pushing out Stagefright patches to the Nexus 6 and Nexus 5, the carrier is also now beginning to roll out security fixes for a number of Galaxy devices. The Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S5 and Note Edge are all receiving patches today, and you can find the update documents linked below:

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 – G920PVPU2BOGA
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – G925PVPU2BOGA
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 – G900PVPU3BOG1
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge – N915PVPU4COG1

The update may take a day or two to make its way to your device, but at least we now know that a fix is coming. To check for the update manually, head to Settings>System update>Update now.

Original post: According to a couple of Sprint update documents, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 5 should be receiving an update today carrying build LMY48I. The new build brings security fixes for the Stagefright flaw we first heard about a few days ago. Build LMY48I doesn’t appear to bring any fixes other than the patch for the Stagefright issue.


Security conceptSee also: Google on ‘Stagefright” exploit: not all Android bugs are this bad, thanks to Google’s security measures13374

The Stagefright exploit is a new vulnerability found in the Android operating system that can affect devices running Android 2.2 or later. As of right now, there really isn’t anything to worry about, but we’d still advise you to check out our full explanation on the Stagefright exploit here.

While there are still no new factory images posted by Google for these devices, this is a pretty good sign that the updates should start rolling out sometime soon. Have you gotten the new update for your device? If so, be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.

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