G920FXXU2BOG8 Lollipop 5.1.1 update with baseband version G920FXXU2BOGE Sent out on Galaxy S6 G920F

The Lollipop, Android 5.1.1 update on Galaxy S6 SM-G920F has been popping up these past few days. This week we saw another update came around in France. This time, it bumps up the build version to G920FXXU2BOG8. The build number is not that much intriguing here, but the new baseband version itself dubbed as G920FXXU2BOGE which is much higher than the build number.

Now, the question is, is this a newer build? The answer is definitely yes. But, it has a similarity to the first Lollipop 5.1.1 released G920FXXU2BOFJ as the kernel version itself has remained the same. We knew that Samsung has never released any detailed information to what new changes it carries. Usually, the only thing it says is that it brings some sort of device stability improvements, bug fixes, new enhanced features and further improvements to performance.  How's battery life performance? Well, just hope it also brings some power improvements as it was never stated in the initial changelog details and too early to tell.

What are the technical details?

Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU2BOGE
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5012324
Build Number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2BOG8

Again, this update is only held available in France for SIM-Free or unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F as for now. But it might also available in throughout the rest of European countries any time soon. The update is around 230 MB in file size, and can be downloaded via Over The Air (OTA) update or by using Smart Switch.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6  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 a software update.  I also added some useful insights and why you should follow this procedure.

First and foremost make sure to recharge your Galaxy S6 – While performing a software update on Galaxy S6 it may only take 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% power recharged 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 a 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 run 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 provider's 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 send 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:
  • In 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 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


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 fails for some reason. The Smart Switch is way similar to the before Samsung Kies that had been used on several devices.


Download 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 is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

1. Run Smart Switch in your computer.

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

3. Smart Switch will automatically prompt you if the update is available. If it doesn’t respond at all, you may manually configure and navigate through its settings.

4. Click on the “More” button at the right top of Smart Switch. You will then be presented with an option.  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 the Software Update tab is where you can set it to the Latest Software Pre-Download Settings.  Just mark the checkbox where it says  Latest Software Pre-Download.

5. 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.

6. 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.

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

Lollipop Update version G925FXXU2BOGB 5.1.1, Rolling out on Unlocked Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F in England

Another Android 5.1.1, Lollipop update that bump up the build version to G925FXXU2BOGB has just released on unlocked Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F in England.  The G925FXXU2BOGB is an update to the previous build version G925FXXU2BOFJ. While taking a closer look to the firmware build itself, it has a new baseband version being dubbed as G925FXXU2BOGE, but the latter's kernel version is still the same to the former. This update might seems just a minor update but the initial changelog stated that it brings some bug fixes, further improvements to the device performance.

Here is what the technical details found in Settings>About device:
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU2BOGE
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5012324
Build Number: LMY47X.G925FXXU2BOGB



And here's the first Lollipop 5.1.1 update version G925FXXU2BOFJ:
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU2BOFJ
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5012324
Build Number: LMY47X.G925FXXU2BOFJ
Galaxy S6 Edge 5.1.1 Update G925FXXU2BOFJ


So whatever the update could bring onto the device, one must check the update right now if you are from United Kingdom and Ireland and currently got the unbranded Samsung Galaxy Edge SM-G925F.

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

Just follow these guide on how to keep your Galaxy S6 Edge 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 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 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 Edge 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:
  • From 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 first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Update the Galaxy S6 Edge Thru Samsung Smart Switch


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.

Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to 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-G925F into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

1. Run Smart Switch in your computer.

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

3. 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 Edge.

If it doesn’t tells you about an update, you may manually navigate through its settings by doing these procedures below.

4. 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 the Software 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.

5. 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.

6. 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 reboots disconnect it from the computer. Then reconnect it back again.

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

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge Update version 5.1.1 G925TUVU2COF8, Added with Cocktailbar error fix, various Bugs fixes and Battery life improvements

T-Mobile is simultaneously rolling out another Android 5.1.1 Over The Air (OTA) update on both Galaxy S6 SM-G920T and the Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925T. As we have just posted the roll out of the Galaxy S6 5.1.1 update version to G920TUVU2COF8, now here it comes the Galaxy S6 Edge 5.1.1 update version that have had followed very shortly.

On the S6 Edge update version, the build number is dubbed as G925TUVU2COF8. Just like the Galaxy S6 5.1.1 update, a similar changelog has given such as battery life improvements, various bug fixes and device improvements but there is one specific thing more added on it. The update is added with cocktailbar error fix. The latter will also resolve the circulating issues of the Edge screen that closes and displays the error message that says "Unfortunately, Cocktailbar service has stopped". The cocktailbar error  only appears while using a 3rd party themes from theme store. but it is finely running while using the default ones.

Here it goes what the technical details tells about in Settings>About device:

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

Baseband version: G925TUVU2COF8
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5028597
Build Number: LMY47X.G925TUVU2COF8
File size:
OCG to OF8 = 635.64 MB (Wi-Fi required)
OF6 to OF8 = 102.97 MB (Data network or Wi-Fi)

Improvements

  • Battery improvements
  • Cocktailbar error fix
  • Various bug fixes and device improvements
The update is pushed via Over The Air (OTA). Those devices still remained and running in Android 5.0.2 with build version or baseband version G925TUVU1AOOCG will take two stages of the software update. At the first stage, the device will install G925TUVU1AOF6 5.1.1 first at around 635.64 MB, then followed by another 102.97 MB to which installs the G925TUVU1AOF8 5.1.1 update.

Again, the update is already held available over-the-air (OTA) and now can also be seen using Smart Switch. To get the OF8 OTA update just recharge your battery first to at least 50% before performing the software update. Also, make sure that your Galaxy S6 Edge  hasn’t been rooted nor running on a modified firmware or else your device might get into trouble and failing issues. Then once all set and you are ready simply tap on Settings>About device>Software update>Check for update.

Source: T-Mobile S6 Edge support page

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Update version 5.1.1 G920TUVU2COF8, brings Battery life improvements and Various bug fixes

T-Mobile is rolling out another Android 5.1.1 update on Galaxy S6 SM-G920T that will now  bump up the build version to G920TUVU2COF8. The latter will bring the battery improvements, various bug fixes and further improvements to the device performance. Noting that this is the second Android 5.1.1 Lollipop  update next to the first Lollipop 5.1.1 released version G920TUVU1AOF6 last month. This is  kinda a tune-up update to sort some glitches that have been found from the previous released.

The update is pushed via Over The Air (OTA) and weighs around 102.89 MB if the device to be updated already got the G920TUVU1AOF6 update. While whose devices still remained in Android 5.0.2 with build version G920TUVU1AOOCG will take two stages of the software update. The device will take the G920TUVU1AOF6 5.1.1 first at approximately 631.03 MB, then followed by another 102.89 MB to which installs the G920TUVU2COF8 5.1.1 update.

Here is what the technical details says in Settings>About device:

Device name:  Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G920T
Android version: 5.1.1

Baseband version: G920TUVU2COF8
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5028597
Build number: LMY47X.G920TUVU2COF8
File size:
OCG to OF8 = 631.03 MB (Wi-Fi required)
OF6 to OF8 = 102.89 MB (Data network or Wi-Fi)

Improvements

  • Battery life improvements
  • Various bug fixes and device improvements

Again, the update is already held available over-the-air (OTA) and now can also be seen using Smart Switch. To get the OF8 OTA update just recharge your battery first, then  simply tap on Settings>About device>Software update>Check for update. Just ensure that your Galaxy S6 hasn’t been rooted nor running on a modified firmware or else your device might get into trouble and failing issues.

Source: T-Mobile S6 support page

Sprint Galaxy S6 Lollipop 5.1.1 Update version G920PVPU2BOFE, bringing Carrier Aggregation and various Bug fixes

Sprint is sending out another Lollipop 5.1.1 software update on Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920P which will now bump up the firmware build version to G920PVPU2BOFE from the previous version G920PVPU2BOF7.  The update will now enables the carrier aggregation which technically allows the device to tap into multiple access points from other carrier providers. The latter is also added with various bug fixes and enhancements according to initial change-log details.

Technical details of the Android 5.1.1 update:


Model number: SM-G920P
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920PVPU2BOFE
Kernel version: 3.10.61
Build number:  LMY47X.G920PVPU2BOFE

The update is around 167.03 MB in file size and now rolling out via over the air. The update's  notification message is all around in the corner, but if you did not get the notification you may just keep on checking.

How to Update the Galaxy S6 to Lollipop 5.1.1 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:
  • From 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. Connect the Galaxy S6 into the computer using the supplied USB data cable. Smart Switch will automatically prompt you  if the update is available.  If somehow it doesn’t shows you the availability, you may manually check the update instead.

3. 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 the Software 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.

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.

source: Samsung S6 support & Sprint S6 support

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I Official 5.1.1 Lollipop Update now available,1st build version is G925IDVU2COF8

The Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I has followed the Galaxy S6 SM-G920I on getting its first official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. Samsung has also started sending out the latter's 5.1.1 Lollipop update which came around with build number G925IDVU2COF8 (LMY47X). The update is now being held available in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, which is mostly only in Asian countries for now. But maybe soon enough, the update might be also available in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and through the rest of Latin America region of which particularly the Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I was sold.

Moreover, aside from bumping up the device OS version to Android 5.1.1  there are also some quite few changes the update could bring. This includes the exposure slider which is now added in the camera apps. There is also an "A to Z" button that allows the Galaxy S6 Edge users to sort the apps drawer in alphabetical manner. Some other features of the Lollipop 5.1.1 like the multi-user support called "Guest Mode" is not yet enabled in the update but might be available soon on other future updates.

Here goes the technical details of the G925IDVU2COF8 5.1.1 update. You can find this info in the device Settings>About device once you receive this particular OS update.

Model number: SM-G925I
Android version: 5.0.2
Baseband version: G925IDVU2COF8
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5228538
Build number: LMY47X.G925IDVU2COF8

Again this G925IDVU2COF8 Lollipop 5.1.1 update is now only available in Asian countries except for Singapore as they might get another build version. Among the rest of the Galaxy S6 Edge G925I owners like in Australia, New Zealand and Latin America might still need to wait patiently for a while. The update usually rolls out in phases, it might be slow or might be delayed so not everyone may see the update at the same time. Yo may better check the availability of the update manually, either by checking firmware update over the air or by using Smart Switch.

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

Just follow these guide on how to keep your Galaxy S6 Edge 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 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 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 Edge via Firmware Over-The-Air (OTA)


Galaxy S6 software over the air update

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:
  • From 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 first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Update the Galaxy S6 Edge Thru Samsung Smart Switch


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.
Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to 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-G925F into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

1. Run Smart Switch in your computer.

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

3. 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 Edge.

If it doesn’t tells you about an update, you may manually navigate through its settings by doing these procedures below.

4. 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 the Software 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.

5. 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.

6. 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 reboots disconnect it from the computer. Then reconnect it back again.

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

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Official Lollipop 5.1.1 Update, 1st build version is G920IDVU2COF8 rolls out in Asia

Samsung has officially sends out the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update on Galaxy S6 SM-G920I. The first build version is dubbed with build number G920IDVU2COF8 which is now gradually rolled out in Asian countries. The latter will be in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. We haven't seen any other 5.1.1 updates yet that might have been pushed through in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and Singapore as of this moment. Noting that the SM-G920I Galaxy S6 variant was also sold and held available from those mentioned regions, so the update might follow very soon.

Some features on Lollipop 5.1.1 update such as the A-Z button for sorting all the apps in alphabetical order and the exposure slider in the camera.  But there are also some features lacking on it like the guest mode feature which brings the multi-user support. Though it is already included on the 5.1.1 update but it hasn't been enabled yet.

Here's the technical details of the G920IDVU2COF8 5.1.1 update of which can be viewed in the device Settings>About device once you took the update.
  • Model number: SM-G920I
  • Android version: 5.0.2
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU2COF8
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5228538
  • Build number: LMY47X.G920IDVU2COF8

Again, the update still rolling out in stages, and not everyone may get the update at the same. You can manually check the update either via Over-the-air or using Smart Switch. Below are the step by step guide on how to update the Galaxy S6 SM-G920I to the new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6  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


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.


Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to 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-G920I into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

1. Run Smart Switch in your computer.

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

3. Smart Switch will automatically prompt you if the update is available. If it doesn’t respond at all, you may manually navigate through its settings.

4. 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 the Software 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

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

G925AUCU2AOF3 Over the air update on AT&T Galaxy S6 Edge, Not the 5.1.1 Update Yet


AT&T is also sending an update on Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925A which will bump the firmware build version G925AUCU2AOF3. They have pushed the update along with the Galaxy S6 SM-G920A earlier but yet again this is not the Android 5.1.1 update but still in Android 5.0.2 base.  The latter brings various bug fixes, security protection improvements, and further enhancement to performance.

Here are the summarized technical details about the update addressed by Samsung and AT&T:
Effective July 9, 2015, AT&T will release a sofware update for the Samsung Galaxy S 6 edge (G925A). This update will be made available to customers via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA). A Wi-Fi connection is required for the update.
Software update includes
  • Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock enhancements
  • Android OS security enhancements
  • Android version: 5.0.2
  • Baseband version: G925AUCU2AOF3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-4823236
  • Build number: LRX22G.G925AUCU2AOF3

They are sending the update out in waves from June 9th. The update files size is around 146MB,and it is now live via Over-The-Air OTA update. So if you don't get the notification, or you keep checking and it still says not available. You can now manually check the update by hitting your device Settings>About device>Software update>Check for update. Just make sure phone hasn’t been rooted nor modified so you can get the update without any hiccups. Noting that accepting  a OTA updates on a rooted device will breaks its root and if you are not lucky enough it may also results into undesirable soft-bricks.

Source: Samsung support

AT&T Galaxy S6 Gets New Lollipop Update to version G920AUCU2AOF3, But Isn't the 5.1.1 Update Yet

AT&T has  sends out the OTA update on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A) and the Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925A).  The update says that it will bump up the device OS build version to G920AUCU2AOF3 from the previous G920AUCU2AOE2.  But the update is not the awaited Lollipop 5.1.1 yet but still remain in Android 5.0.2 version.  Though it is not the anticipated 5.1.1 update like we have seen on T-Mobile and Sprint but it brings some new enhancements on Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock features.  The initial changelog did not mention any further technical details but along with it might be some bug fixes, security protection improvements, and further enhancement to performance.

Here are the summarized technical details about the update addressed by Samsung and AT&T:
Effective July 9, 2015, AT&T will release a sofware update for the Samsung Galaxy S 6  (G920A). This update will be made available to customers via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA). A Wi-Fi connection is required for the update.

Software update includes
  • Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock enhancements
  • Android OS security enhancements
  • Android version: 5.0.2
  • Baseband version: G920AUCU2AOF3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-4823236
  • Build number: LRX22G.G920AUCU2AOF3


The update files size is around 146MB,and it is now live via Over-The-Air OTA update. You can now manually check the update by hitting your device Settings>About device>Software update>Check for update. Just make sure phone hasn't been rooted nor modified so you can get the update without any hiccups. Noting that accepting  a OTA updates on a rooted device will breaks its root and if you are not lucky enough it may also results into undesirable soft-bricks.

Source: AT&T support, Samsung support

Lollipop 5.1.1 update version G920FXXU2BOFM has arrived in Netherlands Galaxy S6 Owners

There is another Lollipop 5.1.1 update dubbed with build version G920FXXU2BOFM which is now officially rolled out in Netherlands. The latter is a newer build but it has the same baseband version indicated as "G920FXXU2BOFJ" similar to whose recently released in Europe countries. This update might have something a little bit different tweaks along side on it but only for the Dutch Galaxy S6 owners only.  So if you are from Netherlands you better check the update right now.

Here are the technical details about this version:

Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU2BOFJ
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5012324
Build Number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2BOFM
other info:
AP: G920FXXU2BOFM
CSC: G920FPHN2BOFM
CP: G920FXXU2BOFJ

Again, this update is only available in Netherlands but as well be release in other countries. If you haven’t seen the 5.1.1 update yet, you may check again later, perhaps it might still be under in queue as the update rolls out in phases.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6  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


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.


Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to 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. Connect the Galaxy S6 into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

3. Smart Switch will automatically prompt you if the update is available. If it doesn’t respond at all, you may manually configure and navigate through its settings.

4. 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 the Software 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

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

Lollipop 5.1.1 Update version G925FXXU2BOFM on Galaxy S6 Edge G925F

Another Android  5.1.1 Lollipop update arrived on Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) dubbed with build version G925FXXU2BOFM.  The latter is now officially sends out by Samsung to those who owns the unbranded Galaxy S6 Edge in Netherlands. Looking at the firmware build itself, it  is quite seems very similar build to the recent  G925FXXU2BOFJ  5.1.1 version that has just been rolled out in European region. Noting that Netherlands hasn't  received the former 5.1.1 update so this could be their own version next to the previous Android 5.0.2 G925FXXU1AOE3, but it has the same Lollipop features you may find on it.

Here's what the technical details says about the G925FXXU2BOFM 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.G925FXXU2BOFM
other info:
Build date: June 22,  2015
AP: G925FXXU2BOFM
CSC: G925FPHN2BOFM
CP: G925FXXU2BOFJ


The G925FXXU2BOFM Android 5.1.1 update is held available via Over-The-Air (OTA) update which weighs a hefty files size of around 700 MB. It can also be downloaded using  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 The Netherlands.

How to update on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F to Lollipop 5.1.1

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

Ensure your Galaxy S6 Edge is recharge – 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 the 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.

Update the Galaxy S6 Edge Thru Samsung Smart Switch


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.


Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to 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 into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

1. Run Smart Switch in your computer.

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

3. 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 Edge.

If it doesn’t tells you about an update, you may manually navigate through its settings by doing these procedures below.

4. 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 the Software 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.

5. 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.

6. 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 reboots disconnect it from the computer. Then reconnect it back again.

7. 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.

Vodafone Sends Out Galaxy S6 Edge Lollipop 5.1.1 Update version G925FXXU2POFC

Following the released of the Lollipop 5.1.1 update on Vodafone Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F), the Vodafone Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) version now also receives its own treatment for the Lollipop 5.1.1 update. The new Android 5.1.1 base Lollipop update comes in build version  G925FXXU2POFC and will be bringing some new features and several improvements to device.  Aside from Vodafone, there are also some various mobile network operators in Europe such as Si.mobil , Swisscom and Mtel who joins and had also released the same firmware build version to their own Galaxy S6 Edge devices.

Technical details of the Lollipop 5.1.1 Update version G925FXXU2POFC


Device name: Galaxy S6 Edge
Model number: SM-G925F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU2POFC
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5196479
Build Number: LMY47X.G925FXXU2POFC
other info:
AP: G925FXXU2POFC
CSC: G925FVFG2BOF2
CP:  G925FXXU2POFC

The Android 5.1.1 update brings many device stability improvements, bug fixes and further enhancements to performance. You may also find some new features which we already posted here.

The Android 5.1.1 update might have arrived in Albania, Bulgaria (Mtel), Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia (Si.mobil), Spain, Switzerland (Swisscom) and United Kingdom. Better check the update right now if you are from those mentioned countries, and if you have a carrier branded Galaxy S6  Edge SM-G925F under Vodafone. If you haven’t seen the 5.1.1 update yet, you may check again later, perhaps it might still be under in queue as the update rolls out in phases.

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


Just follow these guide on how to keep your Galaxy S6 Edge 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 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 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 Edge 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:
  • From 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 first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Update the Galaxy S6 Edge Thru Samsung Smart Switch


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.


Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to 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. Connect the Galaxy S6 Edge  into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

3. 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 Edge.

If it doesn’t tells you about an update, you may manually navigate through its settings by doing these procedures below.

4. 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 the Software 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.

5. 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.

6. 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 reboots disconnect it from the computer. Then reconnect it back again.

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