Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) receiving July 1 security patch in India

Samsung launched the Galaxy J7 (2016) in India back in May for ₹15,990. Also launched with it was the Galaxy J5 (2016) which was priced at ₹13,990. While both these smartphones run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Samsung has started rolling out the July security patch for the Galaxy J7 (2016).


The security patch that is being rolled by Samsung is dated July 1. Before you get confused, let us tell you that this month Google rolled out two security patches, one was dated July 1 whereas the other was dated July 5. If you have the July 5 patch installed, you don’t need to worry. However, if your security patch level is dated July 1, then bear in mind that all the vulnerabilities are not being fixed with this patch.


That said, its good to see Samsung at least rolling out partial security patch to a budget smartphone. The update containing security patch is 254 MB in size having build number J710FXXU1APG5. It’s rolled out over-the-air so you will get a notification once it reaches your device. But if it doesn’t, you can check for it manually by going to Settings > About device menu.

While the security patch is rolled out for J7 (2016), a patch for J5 (2016) should roll out soon.