Each of these firmware builds were officially released by Sprint and Samsung. Each updates basically either has some newly added features, bug fixes, UI improvements, and several enhancements to either apps, data connection, messaging, screen display, camera, audio and video quality improvements, and a lot more.
You may only grab the most latest firmware update, as it also provides the latest Android security for the device.
Galaxy S6 SM-G920P Android 7.0 Nougat Stock Firmware Updates
SM-G920P Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Stock Firmware Updates
SM-G920P Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Stock Firmware Updates
|G920PVPU1AOC9||5.0.2 Lollipop, Pre-sales release|
These firmware packages can only be used exclusively on Galaxy S6 SM-G920P only, the Sprint variant. These stock firmware cannot be used on other Galaxy S6 models as it may result into undesirable outcomes. You might check and confirm which version of Galaxy S6 you have according to its model number. This is a very important part especially for beginners, that is because each specific Galaxy S6 models uses different firmware builds.
To do this just simply dial this code on the keypad *#12345# or by going to the Home > Apps > Settings > About Device> then look for the Model number along with general system information of your phone.
Galaxy S6 Stock Firmware Sprint (SM-G920P) Usage:
- Unroot Sprint Galaxy S6 SM-G920P – Can be use to remove root if the device has been rooted and unable to get the latest OTA update.
- Unbrick Sprint Galaxy S6 SM-G920P – To fix soft-bricked Galaxy S6 if one have messed-up from customization like rooting, custom ROMs, modified kernels and other system images. The stock firmware can resolve issues such as bootloops and stuck at Samsung logo animated screen.
- Restore Sprint Galaxy S6 SM-G920P to stock official firmware – If the device runs in any modified and non-Sprint firmware. Suitable for restoring the device to is original factory default settings.
- Upgrade Sprint Galaxy S6 SM-G920P – If one had missed the latest version of stock Android OS. Manually install the newest update if the device is modified as and it is unsupported. There are times an unwanted error message occurs when updating via Over-The-Air (OTA) update.
For removing root and restoring back the Sprint Galaxy S6 SM-G920P to official from custom, just grab the right stock firmware build package accordingly that also matches and signifies your country and network provider. Once the appropriate stock firmware is installed to the device, it will then be able to get latest software update again via Over-The-Air OTA update anytime soon.
Important Note: Before Flashing a Stock Firmware
- Backup all stored data in the device. Though the process will not eventually deletes the stored data but we are about to touch the inner system of the phone which is crucial on some part. If anything might go wrong and it forces you to perform a full wipe factory reset your data will be wiped out. So to make all important data safe, don’t be lazy to make a back up in the first place.
- Recharge your device battery – A sudden power interruption will cause an undesired outcomes.
- Use a PC and the supplied USB data cable of your Galaxy S6 – Oftentimes a flashing fails is caused by a bad USB data cable.
- Enable USB debugging mode – From Home screen, tap Apps>>Settings>>Developer option. Then mark USB Debugging checkbox.
- Disable the Reactivation LOCK – If this feature is enabled in the device, you must turn it off first. From Home screen, tap Apps>>Settings>>Security. Then unmark Reactivation lock check box.
Stock Firmware Flashing Procedures:
1. Backup all important data stored in the device memory, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, and other files.
2. Recharge the phone or it should still have at-least around 50% remaining power.
3. Grab these tools:
– Odin3_v3.12.3 or Odin3_v3.11.1
– USB driver or grab Smart Switch
4. Extract the firmware package in your PC.
5. Open or run Odin3 in your computer.
6. Reboot the Galaxy S6 in Download mode. Turn Off the phone then press and hold down the Volume Down+Power+Home keys at the same time. You may then press the Volume Up key to continue.
7. Connect the phone to PC.
8. Load the stock firmware:
a. Single tarball – Click on AP button and load the stock firmware tarball.
b. Multiple tarball – Load each individual stock firmware tarball such as Bootloader, AP, CP, and CSC on Odin3’s designated slots.
9. Click the “Start” button to begin the installation.
10. Wait until the flashing completely finishes and the phone reboot itself.
You may also do perform a full factory data reset to regain a cleaner and fresher firmware installation. Just ensure that you already made a backup all of your important data stored in the phone.
FAQ’s About using Galaxy S6 Stock Firmware:
Can I use the stock firmware to unlock my Galaxy S6 so I can use it to other network provider’s SIM cards?
No, the stock firmware cannot be use and has nothing to do to unlock a Galaxy S6 device. Instead you may visit your service provider as sometimes they do the unlocking process for free.
Can I use the stock firmware to reset a tripped KNOX Warranty void counter?
No, the Stock firmware cannot be use to reset the KNOX Warranty void counter if it’s already tripped. It is irreversible by any means and will stay on that status. It will just restore the device from custom to official status.
Can I use the stock firmware to another Galaxy S6 model version?
No, it will not work either. Each specific Galaxy S6 models uses different firmware builds so flashing a stock firmware to another will definitely harm the device if you may try to.