Arab Nation Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Receives its Official 5.1.1 Update version to U2BOFL

The official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) and Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) has just arrived in Arab nation. The Android 5.1.1 update dubbed with build version G920FXXU2BOFL on Galaxy S6 and  G925FXXU2BOFL on S6 Edge are now both available in United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. While the rest of the Arab world might also get the update very soon.  So better check the update right now, as it has officially rolled out by Samsung itself.

Here are the technical details for both Galaxy S6 and galaxy S6 Edge 5.1.1 update. This can be viewed in the Phone's Settings>About device.
Galaxy S6 SM-G920F
Device name: Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G920F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU2BOFJ
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5012324
Build Number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2BOFLother info:
AP: G920FXXU2BOFL
CSC: G920FOJV2BOEE
CP: G920FXXU2BOFJ

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F
Device name: Galaxy S6 Edge
Model number: SM-G925F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU2BOFJ
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5012324
Build Number: LMY47X.G925FXXU2BOFL
other info:
AP: G925FXXU2BOFL
CSC: G925FOJV2BOEE
CP: G925FXXU2BOFJ

While looking at the firmware build itself, the baseband version as "G920FXXU2BOFJ" and the kernel version "3.10.61-5012324", it is similar to the ones released in Europe. Since both has similarities it is just an indication that the changes and features you may find were also the same once you took the update.

Again, the update is being held  available in United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia just for now, but might be available to the rest of  the Arab nation soon. You may manually check the update via Over-The-Air (OTA) or using the Smart Switch for PC tool.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6 Edge to Official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Just follow these guide on how to keep your Galaxy S6 in a much safer way while performing software update.  I also added some useful insights and why you should follow this procedures.

First and foremost make sure to recharge your Galaxy S6 – While performing software update on Galaxy S6 it may only takes just a couple of minutes but sometimes it may take longer. It will depend on how small or large the update size is, but most cases it also affects the speed of your data connection. Slower WiFi data connection may take longer while a stronger data connection is more speedy. A 40% to 50% recharged battery is enough but a fully recharged is way much better. Since we cannot determine how what the exact time we need to consume when initiating the firmware update so we should make sure our device has still enough battery remaining power to avoid any fatal issues. Have you ever heard or encountered those fellas who ended their devices into soft-bricks? A device was just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally, those are what we called soft-bricks. And most probably caused by an inadequate battery power while performing the software update.

Do not forget to back up all of the important data – Even though there are no any data that are going to be deleted right after performing software update. But what if the software update went wrong, the update unexpectedly fails and then the phone becomes unresponsive and then it forces you to perform a wipe data/factory that basically wipes your phone’s memory storage just to resolve the issue. So you should backup your important files, including contacts, messages, call log, photos, videos, music, and apps. You cannot recover these files if somehow accidentally deleted when the software update goes wrong.

Your Galaxy S6 must still runs on the official software version and hasn’t been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware update – Just in-case you just need to know that a rooted and a modified Galaxy S6 will not get official software update anymore from Samsung and either to which carrier providers it came from. It will not allow users to install the update as it might harm the device once the update has made. So a rooted and modified Galaxy S6 users usually receives this warning message instead, that says: ‘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.‘.

Update the Galaxy S6 via Firmware Over-The-Air (OTA)

This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 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 directly sent 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 happened 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:
  • In your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for 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 receive 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 has been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot your Galaxy S6 first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

It will then automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet.

Update the Galaxy S6 Thru Samsung Smart Switch

Samsung Smart Switch has the capability to  initiate software update on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. You can use Smart Switch to update your Galaxy S6 software to the latest versions.  It can also be used if the Software Over-The-Air update fail for some reason. The Smart Switch is way similar to the before Samsung Kies that had been used on several devices.

You may head-over to your local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Smart Switch from there.  You can choose the one that is specifically built for computer, depends of what you have either a PC or Mac.  Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

1. Run Smart Switch in your computer.

2. Click on the “More” button at the right top of Smart Switch. You will then presented an options.  Choose “Preferences”  in the drop-down. You are then presented with two tabs the Backup file and  Software Update.  The backup file allows you to allocate a certain folder where you want your  backup files to be stored. Then on the other hand theSoftware Update tab is where you can set it to the Latest Software Pre-Download Settings.  Just mark the check-box where it says  Latest Software Pre-Download.

3. Connect the Galaxy S6 into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

4. Select the “Backup” button, to safely kept your important data and files such as contacts, messages, call log, videos, music, photos, application and more.  The back up data files will be stored in the  documents folder of your computer. This is a very important steps as it wipes out all of it while performing the software update process. All data will permanently deleted and it cannot be recovered, so ensure to create a backup first before it’s too late than sorry.

5. Click on the “More” button again.  Choose “Emergency software recovery and initialization” in the drop-down option.

Choose the “Software Update and  Initialization” tab.
Wait for a couple of seconds as it check the current software version of your Galaxy S6 and then check for the latest software update version to initialized.  You may then simply follow the on-screen instructions that ask you to click the “OK” or a “Cancel” button.

Once the Software update initialization started you must not  interrupt the process like unplugging  the data cable connected to the computer nor turning off the device. You must wait until it says “Software update and Initialization are complete”.

Once your Galaxy S6 reboots disconnect it from the computer. Then reconnect it back again.

6. Lastly restore the backup, choose “Restore” button to restore the previously created  backup files.

That’s all! Just let me know if you already updated your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F to software build version G920FXXU2BOFL Android 5.1.1 update.

Galaxy S6 4G+ G920I gets Lollipop version G920IDVU1BOF6 in Singapore, Not the Android 5.1.1 Update yet

Singapore's Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ (SM-G920I) has got another Lollipop update that will bump up the build version to G920IDVU1BOF6. This update is still in Android 5.0.2 base and it's not the Android 5.1.1 update yet.  The latter is the 3rd consecutive update that has officially sent out by Samsung in Singapore alone.  We can not tell the benefit of the update and what new stuff it could offer to all Galaxy S6 4G+ owners as there are no official announcement released by Samsung Singapore support itself.

Moreover,  every firmware update bring  more improvements to the device performance and stability.  This also includes bug fixes to some potential problems in the device that might have been found from the previous update. So better manually check the update thru Over-The-Air (OTA) and Kies/Smart Switch as we spotted it and it's already in there earlier today.

Here are the list of firmware update on Galaxy S6 4G+ SM-G920I in Singapore including the build version and technical details : 
VERSIONTechnical DETAILS
G920IDVU1BOF6Android version: 5.0.2
Baseband version: G920IDVU1BOF6
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5157871
Build number: LRX22G.G920IDVU1BOF6
Release date: July 2015
G920IDVU1BOF2Android version: 5.0.2
Baseband version: G920IDVU1BOF2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5028600
Build number: LRX22G.G920IDVU1BOF2
Release date: June 2015
G920IDVU1AOE4Initial Release. Android version 5.0.2, Lollipop.
G920IDVU1AOD1Pre-sales Release

How to Update the Galaxy S6 SM-G920I to Latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop


According to Samsung we should follow some important steps before performing the software update on our devices. I also added some useful insights and why you should follow this procedures to safely kept your Galaxy S6 in a much safer way while performing software update.

First and foremost make sure to recharge your Galaxy S6 – While performing software update on Galaxy S6 it may only takes just a couple of minutes but sometimes it may take longer. It will depend on how small or large the update size is, but most cases it also affects the speed of your data connection. Slower WiFi data connection may take longer while a stronger data connection is more speedy. A 40% to 50% recharged battery is enough but a fully recharged is way much better. Since we cannot determine how what the exact time we need to consume when initiating the firmware update so we should make sure our device has still enough battery remaining power to avoid any fatal issues. Have you ever heard or encountered those fellas who ended their devices into soft-bricks? A device was just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally, those are what we called soft-bricks. And most probably caused by an inadequate battery power while performing the software update.

Do not forget to back up all of the important data – Even though there are no any data that are going to be deleted right after performing software update. But what if the software update went wrong, the update unexpectedly fails and then the phone becomes unresponsive and then it forces you to perform a wipe data/factory that basically wipes your phone’s memory storage just to resolve the issue. So you should backup your important files, including contacts, messages, call log, photos, videos, music, and apps. You cannot recover these files if somehow accidentally deleted when the software update goes wrong.

Your Galaxy S6 must still runs on the official software version and hasn’t been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware update – Just in-case you just need to know that a rooted and a modified Galaxy S6 will not get official software update anymore from Samsung and either to which carrier providers it came from. It will not allow users to install the update as it might harm the device once the update has made. So a rooted and modified Galaxy S6 users usually receives this warning message instead, that says: ‘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.”

Option 1: Update the Galaxy S6 4G+ SM-G920I via Firmware Over-The-Air (OTA)

This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 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 directly sent 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 happened 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:
  • In your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for 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 receive 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 has been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot your Galaxy S6 first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Option 2: Update Galaxy S6 4G+ SM-G920I Using Kies 3 or Smart Switch


Kies can support the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920I for firmware upgrading, which is unlike the other models isn’t supported anymore but instead it uses Smart Switch. You may head-over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S6 SM-G920I.  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920I into your computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

You may also visit your nearest Samsung Experience Shops(SES) that supports the Smart Service. They can do the firmware update on your Galaxy S6 SM-G920I.

Downgrade Galaxy S6 from Android 5.1.1 to 5.0.2, Don't Do it!

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge already got an update that brings the device OS to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Now most advanced users have had been asking if we can then be able to downgrade our owned Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge running on Android 5.1.1 update and return it back to the old Android 5.0.2 firmware. The direct answer is No! Why is that and how come Samsung implemented that policy which some folks from Android community might disagree?

There are some good reason why some  folks prepared an Android smartphones instead of something else. One of these main reason is that they liked on tinkering and tweaking their devices. People that used to loved into rooting installing custom OS,  so they can install any 3rd party apps that requires a rooted device before it  can be actually installed. Whilst using a customized OS rectified the device the way how it look and feel according to the owners liking.

Galaxy S6 Edge G925FXXU2BOFK Official 5.1.1 Update, Pushed in Southeast Asia (SEA) Countries

Hundreds of thousands Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) owners in Southeast Asia Region will now get the official Android 5.1.1 update, dubbed as build version G925FXXU2BOFK.  This update is the second build version of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ever released on Galaxy S6 Edge next to the first Android 5.1.1 update version G925FXXU2BOFJ of which is only rolled out in UK so far. The latter has the same new features added that we have been found from the first released, such as the Anti-theft factory reset protection, exposure slider in camera and more.

Here goes the technical details G925FXXU2BOFK, Lollipop 5.1.1 Update:
Device name: Galaxy S6 Edge
Model number: SM-G925F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU2BOFK
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5012324
Build Number: LMY47X.G925FXXU2BOFK

The update is now officially available in Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia. While Singapore might follow shortly.  Anyone else got the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) can get the Android 5.1.1 via Over-The-Air (OTA) Update or by using Smart Switch - a replacement to before Kies 3. The G925FXXU2BOFK Android 5.1.1 update files size is around 700MB.

Just make sure your device has not been rooted or running on non-Samsung firmware or else the update will fail.
Below are the step-by-step guide on how you can upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to the new G925FXXU2BOFK 5.1.1 update without any hiccups.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop


Recharge your Galaxy S6 Edge – While performing software update on Galaxy S6 Edge it may only takes just a couple of minutes but sometimes it may take longer. It will depend on how small or large the update size is, but most cases it also affects the speed of your data connection. Slower WiFi data connection may take longer while a stronger data connection is more speedy. A 40% to 50% recharged battery is enough but a fully recharged is way much better. Since we cannot determine how what the exact time we need to consume when initiating the firmware update so we should make sure our device has still enough battery remaining power to avoid any fatal issues. Have you ever heard or encountered those fellas who ended their devices into soft-bricks? A device was just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally, those are what we called soft-bricks. And most probably caused by an inadequate battery power while performing the software update.

Back up all of the important data – Even though there are no any data that are going to be deleted right after performing software update. But what if the software update went wrong, the update unexpectedly fails and then the phone becomes unresponsive and then it forces you to perform a wipe data/factory that basically wipes your phone’s memory storage just to resolve the issue. So you should backup your important files, including contacts, messages, call log, photos, videos, music, and apps. You cannot recover these files if somehow accidentally deleted when the software update goes wrong.

Your Galaxy S6 Edge must still runs on the official software version and hasn’t been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware – Just in-case you just need to know that a rooted and a modified Galaxy S6 Edge will not get official software update anymore from Samsung and either to which carrier providers it came from. It will not allow users to install the update as it might harm the device once the update has made. So a rooted and modified Galaxy S6 Edge usually receives this warning message instead, that says: ‘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.‘.

Update Galaxy S6 Edge via Over-The-Air (OTA)

This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on S6 Edge 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 directly sent 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 happened 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:
  • In your Galaxy S6 Edge Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for 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 receive 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 has been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot your Galaxy S6 Edge first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

It will then automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet.

Update the Galaxy S6 Edge Thru Samsung Smart Switch

Samsung Smart Switch has the capability to  initiate software update on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. You can use Smart Switch to update your Galaxy S6 Edge software to the latest versions.  It can also be used if the Software Over-The-Air update fail for some reason. The Smart Switch is way similar to the before Samsung Kies that had been used on several devices.

You may head-over to your local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Smart Switch from there.  You can choose the one that is specifically built for computer, depends of what you have either a PC or Mac.  Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

1. Run Smart Switch in your computer.

2. Click on the “More” button at the right top of Smart Switch. You will then presented an options.  Choose “Preferences”  in the drop-down. You are then presented with two tabs the Backup file and  Software Update.  The backup file allows you to allocate a certain folder where you want your  backup files to be stored. Then on the other hand theSoftware Update tab is where you can set it to the Latest Software Pre-Download Settings.  Just mark the check-box where it says  Latest Software Pre-Download.

3. Connect the Galaxy S6 Edge into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

4. Select the “Backup” button, to safely kept your important data and files such as contacts, messages, call log, videos, music, photos, application and more.  The back up data files will be stored in the  documents folder of your computer. This is a very important steps as it wipes out all of it while performing the software update process. All data will permanently deleted and it cannot be recovered, so ensure to create a backup first before it’s too late than sorry.

5. Click on the “More” button again.  Choose “Emergency software recovery and initialization” in the drop-down option.

Choose the “Software Update and  Initialization” tab.
Wait for a couple of seconds as it check the current software version of your Galaxy S6 Edge and then check for the latest software update version to initialized.  You may then simply follow the on-screen instructions that ask you to click the “OK” or a“Cancel”button.

Once the Software update initialization started you must not  interrupt the process like unplugging  the data cable connected to the computer nor turning off the device. You must wait until it says “Software update and Initialization are complete”.

Once your Galaxy S6 Edge rebooted  disconnect it from the computer. Then reconnect it back again.

6. Lastly restore the backup, choose “Restore” button to restore the previously created  backup files.

That’s all! Just let us know if you already got the Android 5.1.1 update on your Galaxy S6 Edge.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920F Official Android 5.1.1 Update version G920FXXU2BOFJ Now Available

The Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) Android 5.1.1 update is now officially rolled out by Samsung. But just like the recently released Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android 5.1.1 update which only held available in England and Ireland, the latter is also initially available in France at this time being but other countries might follow now too long from now on.  The Android 5.1.1 update firmware build comes as "G920FXXU2BOFJ", which is technically the same build version compared to the Galaxy S6 Edge 5.1.1 update.

The Galaxy S6 SM-G920F Android 5.1.1 Update has a similar new added features we have found on Galaxy S6 Edge update earlier. This includes the Camera exposure slider, S Finder and Quick Connect options to remove an app, the A-Z button to arrange the apps drawer alphabetically.  There also some enhancements found on Samsung apps, several bug fixes and stability improvements.  Unfortunately, RAW photos support is nowhere to be found on the Android 5.1.1 update as opposed to reports.

Here are the technical details of the G920FXXU2BOFJ Android 5.1.1 update. This can be viewed in the phone Settings>About device.

Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU2BOFJ
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5012324
Build Number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2BOFJ

Again, this update is now held available in France just for now, but might be available in your areas very soon. You may manually check the update via Over-The-Air (OTA) or using the Smart Switch for PC tool.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F to Official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop


Just follow these guide on how to keep your Galaxy S6 in a much safer way while performing software update.  I also added some useful insights and why you should follow this procedures.

First and foremost make sure to recharge your Galaxy S6 – While performing software update on Galaxy S6 it may only takes just a couple of minutes but sometimes it may take longer. It will depend on how small or large the update size is, but most cases it also affects the speed of your data connection. Slower WiFi data connection may take longer while a stronger data connection is more speedy. A 40% to 50% recharged battery is enough but a fully recharged is way much better. Since we cannot determine how what the exact time we need to consume when initiating the firmware update so we should make sure our device has still enough battery remaining power to avoid any fatal issues. Have you ever heard or encountered those fellas who ended their devices into soft-bricks? A device was just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally, those are what we called soft-bricks. And most probably caused by an inadequate battery power while performing the software update.

Do not forget to back up all of the important data – Even though there are no any data that are going to be deleted right after performing software update. But what if the software update went wrong, the update unexpectedly fails and then the phone becomes unresponsive and then it forces you to perform a wipe data/factory that basically wipes your phone’s memory storage just to resolve the issue. So you should backup your important files, including contacts, messages, call log, photos, videos, music, and apps. You cannot recover these files if somehow accidentally deleted when the software update goes wrong.

Your Galaxy S6 must still runs on the official software version and hasn’t been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware update – Just in-case you just need to know that a rooted and a modified Galaxy S6 will not get official software update anymore from Samsung and either to which carrier providers it came from. It will not allow users to install the update as it might harm the device once the update has made. So a rooted and modified Galaxy S6 users usually receives this warning message instead, that says: ‘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.‘.

Update the Galaxy S6 via Firmware Over-The-Air (OTA)

This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 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 directly sent 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 happened 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:

  • In your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.

  • Select the Settings gear icon.

  • Tap About device.

  • Tap Software update.

  • Tap Check for 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 receive 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 has been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot your Galaxy S6 first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

It will then automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet.

Update the Galaxy S6 Thru Samsung Smart Switch

Samsung Smart Switch has the capability to  initiate software update on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. You can use Smart Switch to update your Galaxy S6 software to the latest versions.  It can also be used if the Software Over-The-Air update fail for some reason. The Smart Switch is way similar to the before Samsung Kies that had been used on several devices.

You may head-over to your local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Smart Switch from there.  You can choose the one that is specifically built for computer, depends of what you have either a PC or Mac.  Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

1. Run Smart Switch in your computer.

2. Click on the “More” button at the right top of Smart Switch. You will then presented an options.  Choose “Preferences”  in the drop-down. You are then presented with two tabs the Backup file and  Software Update.  The backup file allows you to allocate a certain folder where you want your  backup files to be stored. Then on the other hand theSoftware Update tab is where you can set it to the Latest Software Pre-Download Settings.  Just mark the check-box where it says  Latest Software Pre-Download.

3. Connect the Galaxy S6 into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

4. Select the “Backup” button, to safely kept your important data and files such as contacts, messages, call log, videos, music, photos, application and more.  The back up data files will be stored in the  documents folder of your computer. This is a very important steps as it wipes out all of it while performing the software update process. All data will permanently deleted and it cannot be recovered, so ensure to create a backup first before it’s too late than sorry.

5. Click on the “More” button again.  Choose “Emergency software recovery and initialization” in the drop-down option.

Choose the “Software Update and  Initialization” tab.
Wait for a couple of seconds as it check the current software version of your Galaxy S6 and then check for the latest software update version to initialized.  You may then simply follow the on-screen instructions that ask you to click the “OK” or a “Cancel” button.

Once the Software update initialization started you must not  interrupt the process like unplugging  the data cable connected to the computer nor turning off the device. You must wait until it says “Software update and Initialization are complete”.

Once your Galaxy S6 reboots disconnect it from the computer. Then reconnect it back again.

6. Lastly restore the backup, choose “Restore” button to restore the previously created  backup files.

That’s all! Just let me know if you already updated your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F to software build version G920FXXU2BOFJ Android 5.1.1 update.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G925F Official Android 5.1.1 Update build "U2BOFJ" now available in England and Ireland

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) has just started getting the Android 5.1.1 update. The update has seen first in England and Ireland dubbed with build version G925FXXU2BOFJ. This is the first wave of the Android 5.1.1 update, and the rest of Galaxy S6 Edge as well as the Galaxy S6 owners will also get it very soon. Noting that the first Android 5.1.1 update was on T-Mobile Galaxy S6 SM-G920T and Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T) in United States, but it still just so surprising that it came around as early as we expected on international Galaxy S6 Edge devices . So if you owned the Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F models then make sure to check the update right now.

Here are the technical details of the Android 5.1.1 update;
Device name:  Galaxy S6 Edge
Model number: SM-G925F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU2BOFJ
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5012324
Build Number: LMY47X.G925FXXU2BOFJ

Changes and features of Android 5.1.1 update:
Some significant changes is the Exposure Slider in camera, but still lacks the RAW support.  Some newly added features I already listed down here, as I am more interested on how the device behaves running on Android 5.1.1. So if you also just got the update,  keep an eye on the battery life,  speed, connectivity and performance.

The G925FXXU2BOFJ Android 5.1.1 update is held available via Over-The-Air (OTA) update which weighs a hefty files size of around 700MB. It can also be downloaded using Kies or Smart Switch if you want to manually upgrade by connecting your Galaxy S6 Edge into a  computer.  Again, the update is now only available for unbranded or unlocked Galaxy S6 Edge users in England and Ireland. Those with carrier locked version cannot see the update until its officially rolled out by Samsung and each respective carrier providers.

How to install the Official Android 5.1.1 update on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F


Follow these important steps before performing the software update.  There are also some useful insights and why you should follow this procedures to safely kept your Galaxy S6 Edge in a much safer way while performing software update.

First and foremost make sure to recharge your Galaxy S6 Edge – While performing software update on Galaxy S6 Edge it may only takes just a couple of minutes but sometimes it may take longer. It will depend on how small or large the update size is, but most cases it also affects the speed of your data connection. Slower WiFi data connection may take longer while a stronger data connection is more speedy. A 40% to 50% recharged battery is enough but a fully recharged is way much better. Since we cannot determine how what the exact time we need to consume when initiating the firmware update so we should make sure our device has still enough battery remaining power to avoid any fatal issues. Have you ever heard or encountered those fellas who ended their devices into soft-bricks? A device was just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally, those are what we called soft-bricks. And most probably caused by an inadequate battery power while performing the software update.

Do not forget to back up all of the important data – Even though there are no any data that are going to be deleted right after performing software update. But what if the software update went wrong, the update unexpectedly fails and then the phone becomes unresponsive and then it forces you to perform a wipe data/factory that basically wipes your phone’s memory storage just to resolve the issue. So you should backup your important files, including contacts, messages, call log, photos, videos, music, and apps. You cannot recover these files if somehow accidentally deleted when the software update goes wrong.

Your Galaxy S6 Edge must still runs on the official software version and hasn’t been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware update – Just in-case you just need to know that a rooted and a modified Galaxy S6 Edge will not get official software update anymore from Samsung and either to which carrier providers it came from. It will not allow users to install the update as it might harm the device once the update has made. So a rooted and modified Galaxy S6 Edge usually receives this warning message instead, that says: ‘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.‘.

Update Galaxy S6 Edge via Firmware Over-The-Air (OTA)

This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on S6 Edge 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 directly sent 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 happened 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:
  • In your Galaxy S6 Edge Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for 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 receive 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 has been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot your Galaxy S6 Edge first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

It will then automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet.

Update the Galaxy S6 Edge Thru Samsung Smart Switch

Samsung Smart Switch has the capability to  initiate software update on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. You can use Smart Switch to update your Galaxy S6 Edge software to the latest versions.  It can also be used if the Software Over-The-Air update fail for some reason. The Smart Switch is way similar to the before Samsung Kies that had been used on several devices.

You may head-over to your local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Smart Switch from there.  You can choose the one that is specifically built for computer, depends of what you have either a PC or Mac.  Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

1. Run Smart Switch in your computer.

2. Click on the “More” button at the right top of Smart Switch. You will then presented an options.  Choose “Preferences”  in the drop-down. You are then presented with two tabs the Backup file and  Software Update.  The backup file allows you to allocate a certain folder where you want your  backup files to be stored. Then on the other hand theSoftware Update tab is where you can set it to the Latest Software Pre-Download Settings.  Just mark the check-box where it says  Latest Software Pre-Download.

3. Connect the Galaxy S6 Edge into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

4. Select the “Backup” button, to safely kept your important data and files such as contacts, messages, call log, videos, music, photos, application and more.  The back up data files will be stored in the  documents folder of your computer. This is a very important steps as it wipes out all of it while performing the software update process. All data will permanently deleted and it cannot be recovered, so ensure to create a backup first before it’s too late than sorry.

5. Click on the “More” button again.  Choose “Emergency software recovery and initialization” in the drop-down option.

Choose the “Software Update and  Initialization” tab.
Wait for a couple of seconds as it check the current software version of your Galaxy S6 Edge and then check for the latest software update version to initialized.  You may then simply follow the on-screen instructions that ask you to click the “OK” or a “Cancel”button.

Once the Software update initialization started you must not  interrupt the process like unplugging  the data cable connected to the computer nor turning off the device. You must wait until it says “Software update and Initialization are complete”.

Once your Galaxy S6 Edge rebooted  disconnect it from the computer. Then reconnect it back again.

6. Lastly restore the backup, choose “Restore” button to restore the previously created  backup files.

That's all! Just let us know if you already got the Android 5.1.1 update on your Galaxy S6 Edge.

Recovery is not seandroid enforcing Galaxy S6 t-mobile g920t, how to fix

If you have just gotten into trouble such as "RECOVERY IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING" on your T-Mobile Galaxy S6  G920T, you are not alone. This dreaded error message appears if you have just like us who messed-up from rooting the Galaxy S6 right after updating to Android 5.1.1 update which will not tend to work at this moment.  The phone will just stuck on logo, with the error "RECOVERY IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING" instead, and will not boot up normally.  So just try this following solution, this might help you out to fix it and return back your phone to its normal booting sequence.

Solution 1: Set the Galaxy S6 into Download Mode

Right at the screen where it stuck in "RECOVERY IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING" and the Samsung Galaxy S6 logo press this 3-button combination Home,Volume Up and Power buttons. Once a warning messages showed that says press volume up to continue and press volume down to cancel, press the volume down button instead.  Wait until the phone reboots and see if it goes through the Samsung screen and booted further into the home screen. However, if it still stuck on the error screen proceed and try the second solution below.

Solution 2: Restore the Android 5.1.1 Update Firmware


If the phone continues stuck in "RECOVERY IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING" error screen, you may apply this solution. This will repair the Android 5.1.1 firmware that has been compromised from rooting. The Android OS "kernel" and "bootloader" might have slightly damaged or in mismatched staged causing the troubled error continues. So the only way to fix it is by reinstalling the original and official Android 5.1.1 firmware update.

This approach is technically what we've used to fully unroot the T-Mobile Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T).  It is the proven and very effective method and had been used even before the Galaxy S6 exist. Doing so will restore the entire Android 5.1.1 firmware build and wipes out any modification that has been made onto your Galaxy S6. So check it out and follow the step-by-step  guide below.

Step 1: Grab the necessary tools


Just make sure to grab the Android 5.1.1 stock firmware for Galaxy S6 SM-G920T. If you have the Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925T that also showed the same trouble, you may also apply this solution but use the Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925T stock firmware.

Grab the official Android 5.1.1 stock firmware through this pages
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Stock Firmware
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Stock Firmware


Download tools:
- Odin3_v3.10.6 & Galaxy S6 USB driver

Step 2: Preparations

  • Extract or “unzip”  the firmware file after downloaded so that you’ll get the  "Odin flashable" tarball stock firmware  file.
  • Make sure the battery is re-charge or at-least still got 60% remaining power.
  • Activate the USB debugging mode in the device settings, from Home screen>>Settings>>Developer option, then mark check the box that says USB Debugging Mode.
  • Turn off the "Reactivation . Some other Galaxy S6 version this feature is pre-installed.  To turn it Off just go to Settings>>Security>>Reactivation Lock and then unmark check the Reactivation lock option. You may need to enter your password on this process.
  • Use the supplied USB data cable of your Galaxy S6.
  • Use Windows PC to this process as this will not work on MAC computers.

Step 3: The process


1. Run Odin on your PC desktop
2. Boot the Galaxy S6 into Odin download mode.
Turn it off, once completely shut down  hold down the ‘HOME’ + ‘VOLUME DOWN’ buttons and press the ‘POWER’ button for about 2 seconds until a WARNING! Screen appears. Press the ‘VOLUME UP’ button to continue or enter Download Mode.
3. Connect the phone to PC via USB. Then make sure you can see as phone “Added” in Odin log box or highlight the COM:ID once the device is detected,
4. In Odin window, Do Not ever tick ‘RE-Partition’ , just leave the ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F. Reset Time’ mark as checked.
5. Click on Odin’s AP button then browse and load the tarball file.
e.g. on T-Mobile Galaxy S6  SM-G920T:
G920TUVU2COF6_G920TTMB2COF6_G920TUVU2COF6_HOME.tar.md5″
6. Click on “Start” to flash the stock firmware
7. Wait until the flashing successfully finishes, you’ll just see a word ‘PASS’ in Odin. Once finish flashing, disconnect the phone from PC.

You may wait until the device completely reboots as the until in reaches in the home screen.

If ever my solution did not resolve the "RECOVERY IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING" on your T-Mobile Galaxy S6  G920T, I can only suggest you to visit your nearby service center. The folks out there can fix it for you.

Update version G925IDVU1BOE3 Galaxy S6 Edge 4G SM-G925I, brings global bug fixes, stability and security improvements

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 4G SM-G925I in Australia and simply called Galaxy S6 Edge in Latin America and New Zealand has also  received an updated Lollipop version to G925IDVU1BOE3, Android 5.0.2 between June to July 2015. The latter follows along with Galaxy S6 SM-G920I recent update to build version G920IDVU1BOE3.  Looking at the firmware build details itself,  it is similar to the addressed changelog on Galaxy S6. The update has now added with more enhancements, bug fixes, stability and security improvements to the device.

Alongside with the "BOE3" update is several improvements for making or receiving a voice call, Gear VR2 connectivity and Samsung's apps enhancements.  The device security is also updated which is technically added with some patches against vulnerability to any 3rd-party rouge apps.

Technical details of the G925IDVU1BOE3, Lollipop (Android 5.0.2) update:


Screenshot of G925IDVU1BOE3 update. This details can be viewed in Settings>About device

Device: Galaxy S6 Edge 4G
Model number: SM-G925I
Android version: 5.0.2

Kernel version: 3.10.61 -4924669
dpi@SWDD5906 #1
Fri May 15 21:59:35 KST 2015
Baseband version: G925IDVU1BOE3
Build number: LRX22G.G925IDVU1BOE3
AP: G925IDVU1BOE3
CP: G925IDVU1BOE3
CSC: G925IXSA1BOE3 (Australia)

TheG925IDVU1BOE3 version will replace the previous G925IDVU1BOE2 version which is held available via Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) update and through Samsung Kies/Smart Switch update. It is rolled out in Australia, New Zealand and Latin America along with each respective carrier providers.

List of Countries and Carrier Providers Receives the G925IDVU1BOE3, 5.0.2 Lollipop Update


COUNTRY/CARRIERAVAILABILITY
Asia-Pacific Region
Australia –  S6 Edge 4G Unlocked versionYes!
Australia –  Telstra S6 Edge 4G
Australia –  Optus S6 Edge 4G
Australia –  Vodafone S6 Edge 4GYes!
New Zealand – Unbranded Galaxy S6 EdgeYes!
New Zealand – Vodafone Galaxy S6 EdgeYes!
New Zealand – Spark Galaxy S6 EdgeYes!
Papua New GuineaYes!
Singapore
BangladeshYes!
IndiaYes!
NepalYes!
Sri LankaYes!
Latin America Region
Argentina Yes!
Bolivia
Brazil Yes!
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico Yes!
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
PeruYes!
Puerto Rico
Trinidad & Tobago Yes!
Uruguay
Venezuela

How to Update the Galaxy S6 Edge 4G SM-G925I to Latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop


According to Samsung we should follow some important steps before performing the software update on our devices. I also added some useful insights and why you should follow this procedures to safely kept your Galaxy S6 in a much safer way while performing software update.

First and foremost make sure to recharge your Galaxy S6 – While performing software update on Galaxy S6 it may only takes just a couple of minutes but sometimes it may take longer. It will depend on how small or large the update size is, but most cases it also affects the speed of your data connection. Slower WiFi data connection may take longer while a stronger data connection is more speedy. A 40% to 50% recharged battery is enough but a fully recharged is way much better. Since we cannot determine how what the exact time we need to consume when initiating the firmware update so we should make sure our device has still enough battery remaining power to avoid any fatal issues. Have you ever heard or encountered those fellas who ended their devices into soft-bricks? A device was just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally, those are what we called soft-bricks. And most probably caused by an inadequate battery power while performing the software update.

Do not forget to back up all of the important data – Even though there are no any data that are going to be deleted right after performing software update. But what if the software update went wrong, the update unexpectedly fails and then the phone becomes unresponsive and then it forces you to perform a wipe data/factory that basically wipes your phone’s memory storage just to resolve the issue. So you should backup your important files, including contacts, messages, call log, photos, videos, music, and apps. You cannot recover these files if somehow accidentally deleted when the software update goes wrong.

Your Galaxy S6 Edge must still runs on the official software version and hasn’t been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware update – Just in-case you just need to know that a rooted and a modified Galaxy S6 Edge will not get official software update anymore from Samsung and either to which carrier providers it came from. It will not allow users to install the update as it might harm the device once the update has made. So a rooted and modified Galaxy S6 users usually receives this warning message instead, that says: ‘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.”

Option 1: Update the Galaxy S6 Edge 4G SM-G925I via Firmware Over-The-Air (OTA)




This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 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 directly sent 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 happened 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:
  • In your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for 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 receive 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 has been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot your Galaxy S6 first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Option 2: Update Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I Using Kies 3


Kies can support the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I for firmware upgrading, which is unlike the other models isn’t supported anymore but instead it uses Smart Switch. You may head-over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I.  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I into your computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

You may also visit your nearest Samsung support centers as they can also do the firmware update on your Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I.

Lollipop Update version G920IDVU1BOE3 on Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Rolling Outin Australia, New Zealand and Latin America

The Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920I gets an update version to G920IDVU1BOE3, Lollipop (Android 5.0.2) between June to July 2015. The update is addressed to resolved issues like the undesired heating issue even when the Galaxy S6 is in normal use, and the dark or saturated screen problem.  There are also improvements added for network experience when making or receiving a voice call , along with an improved Gear VR2 connectivity.  Moreover, the update includes several enhancements, bug fixes, stability and security improvements to the device.

Technical details of the G920IDVU1BOE3, Lollipop (Android 5.0.2) update:

Screenshot of G920IDVU1BOE3 update. This details can be viewed in Settings>About device.

Device: Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G920I
Android version: 5.0.2

Kernel version: 3.10.61-4924669
dpi@SWDD6014 #1
Fri May 15 22:02:22 KST 2015
Baseband version:  G920IDVU1BOE3
Build number:  LRX22G.G920IDVU1BOE3
AP: G920IDVU1BOE3
CP: G920IDVU1BOE3
CSC: G920IXSA1BOE3 (Australia)

The G920IDVU1BOE3 version will replace the previous G920IDVU1BOE2 version which is held available via Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) update and through Samsung Kies/Smart Switch update.  It is rolled out on various countries along with each respective carrier providers.

List of Countries and Carrier Providers Receives the G920IDVU1BOE3, 5.0.2 Lollipop Update

Country/CarrierAvailability
Asia-Pacific Region
Australia -  Telstra, Optus,  VodafoneYes!
New Zealand - Vodafone, SparkYes!
Papua New GuineaYes!
Singapore
BangladeshYes!
IndiaYes!
NepalYes!
Sri LankaYes!
Latin America RegionYes!
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
ChileYes!
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Jamaica
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
PeruYes!
Puerto Rico
Trinidad & Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela

How to Update the Galaxy S6 SM-G920I to Latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop


According to Samsung we should follow some important steps before performing the software update on our devices. I also added some useful insights and why you should follow this procedures to safely kept your Galaxy S6 in a much safer way while performing software update.

First and foremost make sure to recharge your Galaxy S6 – While performing software update on Galaxy S6 it may only takes just a couple of minutes but sometimes it may take longer. It will depend on how small or large the update size is, but most cases it also affects the speed of your data connection. Slower WiFi data connection may take longer while a stronger data connection is more speedy. A 40% to 50% recharged battery is enough but a fully recharged is way much better. Since we cannot determine how what the exact time we need to consume when initiating the firmware update so we should make sure our device has still enough battery remaining power to avoid any fatal issues. Have you ever heard or encountered those fellas who ended their devices into soft-bricks? A device was just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally, those are what we called soft-bricks. And most probably caused by an inadequate battery power while performing the software update.

Do not forget to back up all of the important data – Even though there are no any data that are going to be deleted right after performing software update. But what if the software update went wrong, the update unexpectedly fails and then the phone becomes unresponsive and then it forces you to perform a wipe data/factory that basically wipes your phone’s memory storage just to resolve the issue. So you should backup your important files, including contacts, messages, call log, photos, videos, music, and apps. You cannot recover these files if somehow accidentally deleted when the software update goes wrong.

Your Galaxy S6 must still runs on the official software version and hasn’t been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware update – Just in-case you just need to know that a rooted and a modified Galaxy S6 will not get official software update anymore from Samsung and either to which carrier providers it came from. It will not allow users to install the update as it might harm the device once the update has made. So a rooted and modified Galaxy S6 users usually receives this warning message instead, that says: ‘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."

Option 1: Update the Galaxy S6 SM-G920I via Firmware Over-The-Air (OTA)




This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 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 directly sent 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 happened 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:
  • In your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for 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 receive 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 has been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot your Galaxy S6 first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Option 2: Update Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Using Kies 3


Kies can support the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920I for firmware upgrading, which is unlike the other models isn't supported anymore but instead it uses Smart Switch. You may head-over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S6 SM-G920I.  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920I into your computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

You may also visit your nearest Samsung support centers as they can also do the firmware update on your Galaxy S6 SM-G920I.

8 New Features on Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Android 5.1.1Update, What are these?

The Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge has now started getting its Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. It has been released first in the U.S but will be available worldwide this forthcoming months and will then going to replace the Android 5.0.2.  Once your Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge gets the Android 5.1.1 Update, there some new features and minor significant changes to take effect along with it. What are these features?  Below are the 8 newest features which now can be found on Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update.

1. Anti-theft, Factory Reset Protection (FRP)


There is also a Factory Reset Protection (FRP) added on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Android 5.1.1 Update.  This option called factory reset protection is an Anti-theft feature, which, when enabled, prevents a phone from being factory reset without the owner's Google password. The pictures below is a T-Mobile Galaxy S6 that tells that it has a Factory Reset Protection (FRP). This feature which tries to make it harder for thieves to get absolute value out of their stolen phones.

2. OEM unlocking


The “Allow OEM unlock” is now added and can be seen when toggling in the Developer Options. Though some major U.S carriers have a locked down OEM on their own purposed.  But those who bought their Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge without a locked "bootloader" might get confused why it now added on latest Android 5.1.1  update. According to XDA-developers, this is, indeed, not a traditionally locked-down bootloader but an option for the user that can be used for.

3. Exposure Slider in Camera

The Galaxy S6 Android 5.1 update  also brings with it an exposure slider when you open the camera app and tap on the subject. The  Exposure Slider functionality allows users to adjust the preferred level of brightness in the final image. By sliding the small light bulb icon increases or decreases the exposure level of the focus point. This exposure control slider is very similar to the one found on the latest iPhone.


4. Quick Connect And S Finder is added with an option to remove in the notification shade 


In Android 5.1.1 Update it has the ability to remove Quick Connect and S Finder from the notification shade.  This feature will now allow the Galaxy S6 users to manage the Quick Connect and S Finder to choose which particular apps that users might want to see and do not want to see it beforehand. To remove an apps just access the  Quick Connect and S Finder in the notification shade, then simply tap on “edit” and remove the ticks from the boxes.


5. A-Z button for Alphabetizing App Icons 


There is now has the A-Z button that  lets you organize the apps alphabetically. This feature has had been found even before on Android 5.0.2 but only on the U.S. version of Galaxy S6 and not on international version.  In Android 5.1.1 the update you will see this A-Z button at the upper right corner of the apps drawer.  When you download a new apps, the home screen should still keep all of the apps alphabetized.  Just open the quick settings option in the notification shade and tap on “Edit".

6. Guest Mode


The Guest mode is now also built-in on Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android 5.1.1 update. This feature allows the single device to be used by multiple users at a time. This feature let each user to have his/her own personal space, with an option to install their own apps, personalize their home screen and settings.  The feature also  prevents other people from seeing the stored messages, apps, photos and settings.

7. Notification Tray


A new notification tray feature let users to  save the incoming notifications.  This works once a user receive a notification  and it stays locked in the notification tray when swipe up.  Then swiping left or right, then it is dismissed the notifications.  This settings can be found in “sound and notification” .

8. Parallax Wallpaper Effect


A new parallax wallpaper effect has also been added in Android 5.1.1 update. This feature adds significant changes the wallpaper and icons that brings a live wallpaper in 3D effect alike. Some Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge user did not like this feature, but well of-course it can be disabled in settings.

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge Android 5.1.1 Update version G925TUVU2COF6, Features Anti Theft, Bug Fixes and New Features

The T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge  (SM-G925T)  also follows Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) lead on getting the Android 5.1.1 update. The Android 5.1.1 update is now equipped with Anti-theft feature to which will enhanced the device protection. Along with the update are the device stability improvements,  bug fixes and several new and enhanced features.

Features of Android 5.1.1 Update

The Quick Connect and the S Finder is now added with an option that allows the Galaxy S6 Edge users to remove an apps that they do not want to show in the notification panel.  The Camera App is now added with exposure slider so users can adjust the photo exposure while taking the subject.  There also more feature like the you organize the apps alphabetically, Parallax Wallpaper Effect is also seen in the feature, Guest Mode which switches the mode between the owner and other user.

The Android 5.1.1 update also equipped with new and enhanced security settings. The developer options is now added with option for OEM unlocking, to unlock the “bootloader” particularly. The KNOX disable option has been removed. It also allows users to enable and disable the Factory Data Reset protection along with Find My Mobile  which are the device added security and protection features from thieves.


Technical details:


Device name:  Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G925T
Android version: 5.1.1

Baseband version: G925TUVU2COF6
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5028597
Build Number: LMY47X.G925TUVU2COF6



The Android 5.1.1 / G925TUVU2COF6 update weighs around 630 +MB which can be download via over-the-air (OTA) or through Samsung Kies and Smart Switch.  Just make sure that your T-Mobile Galaxy S6 device has not been rooted nor modified as the update will fail.   You may head over to T-Mobile support page for further details.

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 Update version G920TUVU2COF6 RollingOut

T-Mobile has officially rolled out the first Android 5.1.1 update on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T).   T-Mobile is the first among U.S. carrier to unleashed the Android 5.1.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S6,  but other U.S. major carriers might follow soon. The Android 5.1.1 update is now armed with Anti-theft, bug fixes and some changes on the user interface. First noticeable changes at first glance is the silent mode which is now back in the status bar and a toggle to hide and display the Quick Connect and the S Finder buttons. Some other new features are the Photo exposure controls, App organization based on alphabetical order,  Parallax wallpaper effect, Guest Mode and Notification Tray.

The Android 5.1.1 update seems pretty much more loaded with device protection features, along with the Anti Theft added on it there are also some changes found in device security settings. The developer options is now added with option for OEM unlocking, to unlock the "bootloader" particularly. But the T-Mobile Galaxy S6 hasn't been locked up, so this feature might be just an extra toggle that could be used by advanced users for customizing the device.

Here are the technical details:
Device name:  Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G920T
Android version: 5.1.1

Baseband version: G920TUVU2COF6
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5028597
Build Number: LMY47X.G920TUVU2COF6

New features of G920TUVU2COF6 / Android 5.1.1 Update
  • Anti-theft- Android Factory Reset Protection (FRP)

Improvements
  • Black boxes in email is resolved
  • Camera LED flashlight is resolved
  • Check for Amazon error is resolved
  • Failed to reboot – error message is resolved
  • Fingerprint scanner improvements
  • Various bug fixes and device improvements


The G920TUVU2COF6 Android 5.1.1 update files size is 630.96 MB which held available over-the-air (OTA) or through Smart Switch  app.  Just ensure that your T-Mobile Galaxy S6 device hasn't been modified or else you will the consequences of failing to get the OTA.  Just head-over to T-Mobile support page for further details.

Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge OTA Update to G925VVRU1AOE2, brings HD Voice, People Edge and more

Not only the Verizon Galaxy S6 got the OTA update this week but the Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge as well gets an Over-The-Air (OTA) software update treatment. The update has bumped-up the firmware version to G925VVRU1AOE2 from previous version G925VVZW1AOC3. It is still in Android 5.0.2 Lollipop  base with the new build number “LRX22G.G925VVRU1AOE2″ and not the “LRX22G.G925VVRU1AOD5″ indicated in the release note.

The  G925VVRU1AOE2 brings some major revamp as it brings several improvements, bug fixes and more feature enhancements to the device. An additional tweaks to the HD Voice screen, Google Wallet now comes pre-loaded, and the introduction of the People Edge which is exclusively for the Galaxy S6 Edge users only.  The rest of the list of bug fixes can be found on the G925VVRU1AOE2  update changelog.

Technical Details of  G925VVRU1AOE2 OTA Update:


Device name:  Galaxy S6 Edge
Model number: SM-G925V
Android version: 5.0.2

Baseband version: G925VVRU1AOE2
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-4788687
Build Number: LRX22G.G925VVRU1AOE2

Changelog of G925VVRU1AOE2 Update, addressed by Verizon:

Voice Call (HD Voice)
• ‘Add Call’ button has been moved to app bar beside MORE.
• Bluetooth button has been moved from MORE to on-screen. Voice Call
• Emergency call button has been added.
• Various call performance improvements.
Clock
• A popup message is provided of remaining time for next alarm.

• Location Icon – Location icon is now on the right side (system side) of the status bar. – Icon is static.
• Conference Calls – Hide/Show button has been added. – Mute and Speaker buttons added on-screen when manager screen is shown. – ‘Drop’ text is added to individually drop a call from conference.
• ’No Internet Connection’ pop up has been removed.
• Google Wallet is now a preload in the application tray.
• Back key now works in Facebook app.
• If the user is placed on hold while on Video call, their camera buttons will grey out.
• Rejected call and auto-rejected call icons have been updated.
• ‘Stop’ button appears on app bar while device searches for nearby bluetooth connections. Once search is complete, it changes to ‘Refresh’.

People Edge  - Visual cue for People Edge is provided in the home screen.

Verizon may send out the update in stages, and not everyone might get the update at the same time. So better check the update, by hitting your Galaxy S6 Settings>>About device>>Software update>>Check for update.

You may head-over at Verizon support page for further details about the G925VVRU1AOE2 update.