Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Mi Max 3 & Mi MIX 3 are getting August security updates

Being one of the largest Android smartphone makers, Samsung does maintain their own device-specific security bulletin. During the last few months, they added the Galaxy S7 family under the quarterly security patch cycle, removed them and re-added in the roster. Pretty much confusing!

A snippet from April 2019: Galaxy S7 Active was then supported under monthly cycle

Moreover, the US carriers prefer to maintain separate update channel. As a reason, the AT&T Galaxy S7 is still stuck with April 2019 patch level, whereas Verizon one got June patches with the mid-July OTA.

System Update 30

Release date: 07/16/2019
Android™ Security Patch Level: June 1, 2019
Software Version: R16NW.G930VVRUACSF2


Latest Android security patches
Caller ID enhancement
Performance improvements


The unlocked Exynos variant of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are now reportedly getting August 2019 patches in some regions. While this is perfectly normal, as the phones are still listed under the company security bulletin, don’t forget the age of the device duo. They are now almost three and half years old!

Well, you certainly can not expect to have a major update, thus Galaxy S7/S7 Edge owners can’t officially get the taste of Pie. The new build (ESGD) is rolling in batches, thus you may try Frija to download the firmware for manual flashing.

Galaxy S7

On the other hand, Mi Max 3 is also getting the August patches in the form of MIUI update. The phone (or should I say the last phablet from Xiaomi?) got June security patch during last month as MIUI We are not sure why the Chinese OEM decided to skip a monthly patch as well as an entry in the versioning scheme.

Mi Max 3

The changelog is as follows:


– Updated Android Security Patch to August 2019. Increased system security.

App lock

– New: Locking Google contacts is available now

  • Device: Mi Max 3
  • Codename: nitrogen
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V10.3.5.0.PEDMIXM
  • Android: 9.0
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 12e2d94c206c155b2e407d3685764af1

Does the changelog look familiar? Matter of fact, Mi 8 Lite also received a new OTA earlier today with the identical changelog.

The same saga is applicable for Mi MIX 3 as well. The one year old flagship from Xiaomi (not to be confused with Mi MIX 3 5G) got June security patches with semi-baked dark mode, customizable lock screen clock and a bunch of features during mid of July. The OEM is currently delivering August patches to the phone via MIUI update.

Mi MIX 3
  • Device: Mi MIX 3
  • Codename: perseus
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V10.3.3.0.PEEMIXM
  • Android: 9.0
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: c0d3105c252f544562d88a477338a0b9

Credit goes to yshalsager and the Xiaomi Firmware Updater project for tracking the OTA update URLs.

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Kingshuk De

I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.