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
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

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!
Sri LankaYes!
Latin America Region
Argentina Yes!
Brazil Yes!
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Mexico Yes!
Puerto Rico
Trinidad & Tobago Yes!

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.