Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N9208 starts getting November security update (patch level 2017-11-01) with build number N9208ZTS3CQK1. The update includes fix for KRACK Wi-Fi exploit vulnerability along with patches for 61 other vulnerabilities. The Galaxy Note 5 (N9208) variant in Taiwan has received the update with build number N9208ZTS3CQK1 and update for other regions are imminent.
The update (N9208ZTS3CQK1) for Galaxy Note 5 is still based on Android 7.0 Nougat and does not include any new features other than November 2017 Android Security patches and general bug fixes. Note that all users are recommended to update their device to this latest version, as it will patch several critical vulnerabilities.
The incremental OTA (over the air) update start rolling out and the update notification will get on all devices shortly. You can also update your Galaxy Note 5 to latest version manually via Samsung Smart Switch, Kies or Odin.
Model: Galaxy Note5 (SM-N9208)
Android Version: Android 7.0 Nougat
Date Build: 13.11.2017
Security Patch Level: 01.11.2017
Region: BRI (Taiwan)
If you have not received the OTA update notification for this new update, check it by going to Settings > About device section. If update found, download and install. Alternatively you can use Samsung’s Smart Switch app to update your device to latest version.
If for some reason, you cannot install the OTA update (for example, if it is rooted), then you can manually install the update via Odin, but it is a risky job. Below is how to download the firmware and install it manually via Odin.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. We cannot take responsibility for anything that goes wrong. This guide is intended for technically talented users only.
1. Download latest version of firmware for Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N9208) from here.
2. Also download the latest version of Odin tool from here.
3. After downloading both firmware and Odin utility, you may follow this guide.
(Source – Sammobile)