There is a new update on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) that will bump up its build to G920IDVU2DOI2. The update includes bug fixes, stability and improvements to the device performance. There are also some few revamp in UI (users interface) like the Apps icon to which have been changed into a rounded corner. The new design is quite something similar to the new Galaxy S5 Edge plus and Galaxy Note 5 as some of the menus in “Settings” are slightly different than before.
In addition, the recent updates released starting from the month of September were mainly focused about the security and performance improvements. The security patches to the device OS against the (Stagefright) vulnerability has also added on this update. Some features like live broadcast in the camera, and some of Google’s owned applications.
Fortunately, the G920IDVU2DOI2 update is only held available in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at this moment. While we are also keeping an eye if the said update might also soon arrive in Australia, New Zealand and in The Americas. Noting that the G920IDVU2DOI2 will replace the previously released build G920IDVU2COGA to which was rolled out to all of the aforementioned regions.
Technical details of the Update Build G920IDVU2DOI2:
Device name: Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G920I
Android version: 5.1.1
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5737107
Baseband version: G920IDVU2DOI2
Build number: LMY47X.G920IDVU2DOI2
How to Update the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) to build G920IDVU2DOI2
- Ensure to recharge your phone first.
- Do not forget to backup all of the important data that were stored in the device memory.
- Your Galaxy S6 must still run on the official software version and has not been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware.
Updating the Galaxy S6 via Over-The-Air (OTA)
This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 to the latest software version. This method is what we called Firmware Update Over-The-Air and so-called as FOTA or simply OTA update. In most often cases, a notification message will be directly sent out to you by your network provider and by Samsung itself, telling you that there is a new update that has now available for download. This approach requires you to prepare a strong WiFi connection, and so it might happen sometimes that one did not receive any software update notification messages; (1) If and when the device is out of range during the software update roll out period, (2) Automatic update has been turned off in the device Settings.
However, We can still manually check for the update instead.
Here’s how to do it manually:
- From your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
- Select the Settings gear icon.
- Tap About device.
- Tap Software update.
- Tap Check for an update.
It will then notify you that a new update is available for download. But it also says that “Your device software is up to date“, and there is no software update is yet available for grab. You can simply choose Download and Install now if you do so or else Install later if you want to get the update in later time.
But if ever you might have had received this message while checking software update that says something like “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.” This is a warning message that only appears for those devices that have been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware. So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot the Galaxy S6 first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.
Update the Galaxy S6 using a Computer via Smart Switch for PC
You have to choose the one that is specifically built for computer, depends on what you have either a PC or Mac. Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need to do is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 on your computer using the supplied USB cable.
- Open Smart Switch in your computer.
- Connect the Galaxy S6 into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.
- Smart Switch will automatically prompt you if the update is available. Just click on the “update” then the “OK” button to begin updating your Galaxy S6.
Once the update is made, you may now check the technical details of the new update, from Home screen simply touch the Settings gear icon and then tap About device.