Update G925FXXU2COH2 5.1.1 on Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F, Brings Note 5 and S6 Edge+ Apps and Design

A new 5.1.1 update build version G925FXXU2COH2 is continually heading its way on Samsung Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925F) owners in United Kingdom. The G925FXXU2COH2 update is bringing some additional tweaks and a few revamp on its designs to which taken from Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ features.

The very first noticeable changes is the Apps icon which now look likely the same as to the Galaxy S6 edge plus and Galaxy Note 5. The Apps edge icons is also great on multitasking experience.

Adding to that is the Live broadcast feature to which will also allow users to broadcast via Youtube. There also some several improvements you'll going to notice in the camera, fingerprint reader, the Samsung gear connectivity and more new Apps is added in it. I must say that this is the first 5.1.1  update that I could tell much more and is a stable firmware built for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F.

What are the technical details of  G920FXXU2COH2 5.1.1 Update?


Device: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (International)
Model number: SM-G925F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU2COH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5599585 dpi@SWHD4907 #1
Build number: LMY47X.G925FXXU2COH2
AP: G925FXXU2COH2
CSC: G925FOXA2COH2
CP:  G925FXXU2COH2
Update file size: 223.80 MB

Some of Noticeable Features/Enhancements:
  • UI updates (icon changes)
  • Live Broadcasting via Youtube
  • Camera
  • Finger print reader
  • Samsung gear apps
  • Google apps (Word, Excel, etc)
  • Device stability improvements
  • Bug fixes
  • Further improvements to performance

How to Update the Galaxy S6  Edge (SM-G925F) to G925FXXU2COH2 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop


The G925FXXU2COH2 5.1.1 update is now held available for those Galaxy S6 edge owners in United Kingdom and Ireland. However, Samsung might also going to  release the aforementioned update  to the rest of the Galaxy S6 edge users around the world that would be very nice. So better manually check the update by following the guide below.
  • Do not forget to recharge your phone.
  • Do not forget to back up all of the important data.
  • Your Galaxy S6 edge must still run on the official software version and hasn’t been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware.

Updating the Galaxy S6 Edge via Over-The-Air (OTA)



This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 to the latest software version.  This method is what we called Firmware Update  Over-The-Air and so-called as FOTA or simply OTA update. In most often cases, a notification message will be directly sent out to you by your network provider and by Samsung itself, telling you that there is a new update that has now available for download.  This approach requires you to prepare a strong WiFi connection,  and so it might happen sometimes that one did not receive any software update notification messages; 1) if and when the device is out of range during the software update roll out  period, 2) Automatic update has been turned off in the device Settings.
However, We can still manually check for the update instead.

Here’s how to do it manually:
  • From your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for an update.

It will then notify you that a new update is available for download. But it also says that “Your device software is up to date“, and there is no software update is yet available for grab. You can simply choose Download and Install now if you do so or else Install later if you want to get the update in later time.

But if ever you might have had received this message while checking software update that says something like “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.”  This is a warning message that only appears for those devices that have been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot the Galaxy S6 edge  first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Update build version G920FXXU2COH2 is Officially Send out on Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F)

A newly released Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update on the Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) dubbed with  build version G920FXXU2COH2.  Samsung is initially  sending out the latter in France and Russia, but other countries in Europe might also get the said update. The update brings some additional  improvements, bug fixes and further enhancement to performance, according to the addressed details.  But while looking at how the G920FXXU2COH2 update performed, it's a little bit smoother, the fingerprint is improved.  Also, some of the User Interface (UI) got some changes and some of Samsung's default application are being updated to the latest version.

What are the technical details of  G920FXXU2COH2 5.1.1 Update?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S6 (International)
Model number: SM-G920F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU2COH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5599585
Build number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2COH2
AP: G920FXXU2COH2
CSC: G920FOXE2COH2
CP:  G920FXXU2COH2
Update file size: 216.50 MB


Features/Enhancements
  • A Software update can include but is not limited to:
  • Device stability improvements.
  • Bug fixes.
  • New and / or enhanced features.
  • Further improvements to performance.

Where and which countries do the G920FXXU2COH2 5.1.1 update could be specifically released?

The G920FXXU2COH2 5.1.1 update has begun in France and Russia and only Samsung knows to where it could be released.  Noting that the G920FXXU2COH2 is an unbranded firmware build, so other countries in Europe might also get the same update.

When does the G920FXXU2COH2 5.1.1 update begins its rolling out?

The rolling out have started on August 21st in stages, and may take a few days before it completely reaches all Galaxy S6 in the aforementioned countries.  The roll out usually takes at the span of two weeks during the release period via Over-The-Air OTA update, but it is continually available via Smart Switch until there is a new update arrives.

How to Update the 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% battery power percentage 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 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.

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




This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 to the latest software version.  This method is what we called Firmware Update  Over-The-Air and so-called as FOTA or simply OTA update. In most often cases, a notification message will be directly sent out to you by your network provider and by Samsung itself, telling you that there is a new update that has now available for download.  This approach requires you to prepare a strong WiFi connection,  and so it might happen sometimes that one did not receive any software update notification messages; 1) if and when the device is out of range during the software update roll out  period, 2) Automatic update has been turned off in the device Settings.
However, We can still manually check for the update instead.
Here’s how to do it manually:
  • From your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for an update.

It will then notify you that a new update is available for download. But it also says that “Your device software is up to date“, and there is no software update is yet available for grab. You can simply choose Download and Install now if you do so or else Install later if you want to get the update in later time.

But if ever you might have had received this message while checking software update that says something like “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.”  This is a warning message that only appears for those devices that have been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot your Galaxy S6 first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

How to Update the Galaxy S6 using 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 of what you have either a PC or Mac.  Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need is to 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  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.

If it doesn’t tell 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 to the 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 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 backup 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 be 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.

Sprint Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge OTA Update version (G920PVPU2BOH1 &G925PVPU2BOH1), bringing Samsung Pay, Youtube Live Broadcast

Sprint is sending out an update on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920P) and the Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925P) that will bump up the build version to G920PVPU2BOH1 and G925PVPU2BOH1. The update is now the fourth Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update that have been rolled out in the row. According to Sprint announcement, the VPU2BOH1 update will now enable the Samsung Pay to which will be available and start its actual service until September 28, 2015. Some new features and enhancements were also introduced, such as the Live broadcasting via Youtube, High Quality Audio (with Samsung headsets). The are also several revamp to the user interface (UI), as the icon have changed just like the ones found on the newly released Samsung's flagships the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ (plus).

Technical Details of the G920PVPU2BOH1 5.1.1 Update


Device: Samsung Galaxy S6 (Sprint)
Model number: SM-G920P
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920PVPU2BOH1
Kernel version: 3.10.61
Build number: LMY47X.G920PVPU2BOH1

Technical Details of the G925PVPU2BOH1 5.1.1 Update


Device: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge (Sprint)
Model number: SM-G925P
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925PVPU2BOH1
Kernel version: 3.10.61
Build number: LMY47X.G925PVPU2BOH1


Features/Enhancements:


  • Samsung Pay
  • Live Broadcast
  • High Quality Audio
  • User Interface adjustment (UI icon changes and more)
  • Device stability improvements
  • Bug fixes to some minor issues (less lag)
  • Further improvements to performance like the LTE Signal strength, battery life and more.


The VPU2BOH1 update weighs at just around 372 MB file size.  It is not just a minor OTA update compared to the previous ones. Sprint is sending out the update out in waves from August 24th and may only that usually run at the span of two weeks or will  end until all devices receive  the aforementioned update.

So if you don’t get the notification yet, you may just keep on checking by going into the phone’s Settings>About device>Check for an update. The firmware server refreshes once in every hour, so just continue doing it until it says that the update is available for download.
Also, keep in mind that you cannot get the update if you have rooted or have a modified system running on your Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920P) and the Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925P).   Your device must have to be still run with the official firmware within the system.

Source: Sprint S6 support, S6 edge support

Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ (SM-G920I) Android 5.1.1 Update, Lollipop version G920IDVU2COH4 Rolling Out in Singapore

The Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ (SM-G920I) Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update has finally arrived. The 5.1.1 update which is being dubbed with build G920IDVU2COH4 is now available at Samsung's firmware database. Though, there are no any official reports to when the update could start to roll out at this moment. But this update will going to be release in Singapore's Galaxy S6 4G+ these couple of days if and once this updated version comes at its finalization stage.

What are the technical details of the update?

Android version: 5.1.1
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5567447
Baseband version: G920IDVU2COH3
Build number: LMY47X.G920IDVU2COH4
AP: G920IDVU2COH4
CP: G920IOLC2COH3
CSC: G920IDVU2COH3

Features/Enhancements of the 5.1.1 Update:

  • OS upgrade to 5.1.1
  • Google security patches (Stagefright)
  • Samsung applications update
  • Other global bug fixes, stability and security improvements

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ (SM-G920I) to Official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop


Just follow these guide on how you can 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 4G+ – 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%  battery power is enough, but a fully recharged one 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 the 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 4G+ 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 or mobile network provider 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 4G+ 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 4G+ using  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 fails 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 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 on PC.

2. Click on the “More” button at the right top of Smart Switch. You will then presented 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 theSoftware 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.

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 4G+ SM-G920I to software build version G920IDVU2COH4 Android 5.1.1 update.

Australia and New Zealand Galaxy S6 (G920I) and S6 Edge (G925I) Gets (COGA) 5.1.1 Update

Australia and New Zealand's Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) and the Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925I) has finally received its Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. The update has bumped up the firmware build version to G920IDVU2COGA on the Galaxy S6 while the S6 edge G925IDVU2COGA. The update is now held available for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge from Vodafone Australia,  Vodafone New Zealand, and Spark/Telecom New Zealand. The unbranded or SIM-Free variant also got the said updates but only for New Zealand users only. While for Australian users has not yet available at this moment, including those under with Telstra's network but might be just follow very soon.

The update contains several fixes on some particular issues such as the 3G data, security alerts, missing icons in the quick panel, and the intermittent black screen. The update is also equipped with security patches to fix the (Stagefright) vulnerability.  There are also  some of Samsung's default application also updated to the latest version and the rest are other global fixes, stability and further improvements to the device.  Below are the technical details on both Galaxy S6 and S6 edge update.

Updated on 8-27-2015:
Australia's unbranded Galaxy S6 and likewise to those came from (Optus) network also got the 5.1.1 update, while those under with (Telstra) might follow not so long enough.

Technical details of the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) update:


Android version: 5.1.1
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5499188 dpi@SWHD8903 #1 The Jul 28 20:02:05 KST 2015
Baseband version:
G920IDVU2COGA
Build number: LMY47X.G920IDVU2COGA
AP: G920IDVU2COGA
CP: G920IDVU2COGA
CSC: G920IVAU2COGA
IMEI-SV: 03

Technical details of the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925I) update:


Android version: 5.1.1
Kernel version: 3.10.61 -5499188 dpi@SWHD4911 #1 The Jul 28 20:01:56 KST 2015
Baseband version: G925IDVU2COGA
Build number: LMY47X.G925IDVU2COGA
AP: G925IDVU2COGA
CP: G925IDVU2COGA
CSC: G925IDVU2COGA
IMEI-SV: 03


Features and Enhancement of the Android 5.1.1 (COGA) Update
  1. OS upgrade to 5.1.1
  2. Resolve following issues:
  • 3G data issue
  • Security alert notifications
  • Missing quick panel icons
  • Intermittent black screen
  1. Google patches
  2. Samsung applications update
  3. Other global bug fixes, stability and security improvements

The update is rolling out via Over-The-Air (OTA) update and thru Samsung Kies. The update's file size is roughly 640MB to download via (OTA) while updating via Samsung Kies is roughly 3.5GB.

To learn more about the 5.1.1 update, you may  escalate to Vodafone Galaxy S6 and S6 edge and support pages.

Source: Vodafone 1, 2

Verizon Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 Update (G920VVRU3BOG5) Rolling Out

For those who rocks Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V) the Android 5.11 Lollipop update has officially rolling out. The latter will get the new software update dubbed with build number LMY47X.G920VVRU3BOG5 and also bumps up the baseband version to G920VVRU3BOG5.  Along with the update are some similar feature and enhancements that they've also sendout to Samsung Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925V) owners. The update is contained with numerous enhancements and fixes to some particular issues like the ‘Contacts has stopped’ error and a lot more. Along with it, is the Stagefright fix, just like the ones released on Sprint and AT&T  Galaxy S6 and S5 edge.


Enhancements:
  • Upgrade to Android OS 5.1.1
  • Caller Name ID now works if you have Advanced Calling enabled on your device
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes ‘Contacts has stopped’ would pop up
  • Fixed a no service condition when traveling to Puerto Rico
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes the Mobile Data icon would disappear from the Quick Panel
  • Made improvements to auto-correction and predictive text in native keypad
  • Device Security Improvements

Technical details: 

Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920VVRU3BOG5
Kernel version: 3.10.61
Build number: LMY47X.G920VVRU3BOG5

The update is now available via Over-The-Air (OTA) update and the release may be in stages.  Make sure to prepare your Galaxy S6 before taking the update, like charging the battery to its fullest as the 5.1.1 update itself is a large file size packaged. You may escalate to Verizon support page to get the full details about the update.

Source: Verizon S6 support, (PDF)

Verizon Galaxy S6 edge 5.1.1 Update (G925VVRU3BOG5) Finally Released

Verizon is now officially sending out the Android 5.11 Lollipop update on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V) and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925V).  The Galaxy S6 edge 5.1.1 update now bump up the build number to LMY47X.G925VVRU3BOG5 and baseband version to G925VVRU3BOG5. There are numerous enhancements being introduce to the update and mostly all of it are fixes to some particular issues like the ‘Contacts has stopped’ error and a lot more. The initial changelog details also mentioned the Stagefright fix, just like the ones released on Sprint and AT&T  S6 edge.

Note: There is a typo error as shown on screenshot. The  Software version should be LMY47X.G925VVRU3BOG5, instead of LMY47X.G920VVRU3BOG5 which pointed to the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V).

Enhancements:
  • Upgrade to Android OS 5.1.1
  • Caller Name ID now works if you have Advanced Calling enabled on your device
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes ‘Contacts has stopped’ would pop up
  • Fixed a no service condition when traveling to Puerto Rico
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes the Mobile Data icon would disappear from the Quick Panel
  • Made improvements to auto-correction and predictive text in native keypad
  • Device Security Improvements

Technical details: 

Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925VVRU3BOG5
Kernel version: 3.10.61
Build number: LMY47X.G925VVRU3BOG5

The update is now available via Over-The-Air (OTA) update and the release may be in stages.  Make sure to prepare your Galaxy S6 edge before taking the update, like charging the battery to its fullest as the 5.1.1 update itself is packed in a large file size. You may escalate to Verizon support page to get the full details about the update.

Source: Verizon S6 edge support, (PDF)

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I 5.1.1 Update version G920IDVU2COGA is Rolling out in India and Saudi Arabia

The Samsung Galaxy S6 has once again received a 5.1.1 update that will bump the build version to G920IDVU2COGA from the previous 5.1.1. G920IDVU2COF8.  This is the second  Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update being released in India's Galaxy S6 owners. While, on the other hand, this the same update that has also  been rolled out in Saudi Arabia but it the first 5.1.1 update we have ever seen released in the country so far.  The update brings the device security enhancements to  fix a certain bug (Stagefright) vulnerabilities and further improvements performance, to which also includes the battery life improvements.

Technical details G920IDVU2COGA 5.1.1 update:

  • Model number: SM-G920I
  • Android version: 5.0.2
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU2COGA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5499188
  • Build number: LMY47X.G920IDVU2COGA

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S6 G920I 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 the 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% recharged  battery power 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 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 be 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 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 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-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 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 backup 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 delete 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.

AT&T Galaxy S6 Edge OTA update G925AUCU2AOF4, Not the 5.1.1 but a Stagefright Fix Add up

AT&T has just released the over-the-air OTA update on Samsung Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925A), bringing in the new build version that will bump up to G925AUCU2AOF4.  The update is equipped with the new Google's Security Patches which is security enhancements to fight against Stagefright bug and nothing else. The latter is not the Android 5.1.1 update yet, but still an Android 5.0.2 base.  They've also released the same update to the Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A) earlier,  it is another revision of the Android 5.0.2 which is added up with the fix to the Stagefright vulnerabilities.

All newer Android smartphones and tablets will  technically going to receive the patch Stagefright updates. In fact, AT&T's Galaxy S6 Active (SM-G890A), likewise on Sprint Galaxy S6 (SM-G920P) and Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925P) rolls out has begun few days ago.  We are also eyeing on T-Mobile and Verizon Galaxy S6 and S6 edge update in response to the Stagefright exploit.

Here are the technical details about the G920AUCU2AOF4 5.0.2 update:

Android version: 5.0.2
Baseband version: G925AUCU2AOF4
Kernel version: 3.10.61-4823236
Build number: LRX22G.G925AUCU2AOF4
Update summary

Effective August 10, 2015, AT&T will release a software 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:
  • Device Security Improvements (Stagefright)

The update file size is around 129MB, to which is now available via Over-The-Air (OTA) update. The rolling out is in stages, so make sure to tap on your phone's Settings> About device> Software update> Check for updates, if you haven't received the notification message yet. Also keep in mind and make sure that your Galaxy S6 edge has not been rooted or running on a modified system images before taking the software update.

Source: AT&T S6 edge support, Samsung US support

AT&T Galaxy S6 OTA update G920AUCU2AOF4 Rolling Out, It's not the 5.1.1 Lollipop Yet

AT&T has just released another OTA update on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A) to which will bump the firmware build number to G920AUCU2AOF4 from G920AUCU2AOF3. But yet again, this is not the awaited Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update yet, that anyone might have waited. The update will still remain in Android version 5.0.2 and not the 5.1.1 that we have been expecting for.

Even though it is not the 5.1.1 update but there something much more important stuff in it. The most useful part is the Android OS Security Enhancements, this is Google's new security patches that will going to fix the Stagefright bug. This is the same patches inclusion like the ones that has just recently rolled out on Galaxy S6 Active (SM-G890A), and likewise on Sprint Galaxy S6 (SM-G920P) and Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925P). On the other hand, we are also expecting T-Mobile and Verizon to roll out their own update in response to the Stagefright bug.

Here are the technical details about the G920AUCU2AOF4 5.0.2 update:

Android version: 5.0.2
Baseband version: G920AUCU2AOF4
Kernel version: 3.10.61-4823236
Build number: LRX22G.G920AUCU2AOF4



Update summary
Effective August 10, 2015, AT&T will release a software 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:
  • Device security improvements (Stagefright)

The update file size is around 129MB, to which is now available via Over-The-Air (OTA) update. The rolling out is in stages, so make sure to tap on your phone's Settings> About device> Software update> Check for updates, if you haven't received the notification message yet. Also keep in mind and make sure that your Galaxy S6 edge has not been rooted or running on a modified system images before taking the software update.

Source: AT&T S6 support, Samsung US support

O2 Galaxy S6 SM-G920F 5.1.1 Update version G920FXXU2BOGC

Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F owners within O2 network in the United Kingdom alone receive the new 5.1.1 update that will bump up the build version to G920FXXU2BOGC from the previous build G920FXXU2BOFJ. The update's initial changelog stated that it includes device stability improvements, new and or enhanced features, device security enhancements, several  bug fixes and further improvements to performance.

While looking at the firmware build itself, the G920FXXU2BOGC 5.1.1 update also changes the baseband version to G920FXXU2BOGE of which technically indicates that there is some improvement is being added to boost the network connectivity.  But the kernel version is still the same to the previous G920FXXU2BOFJ 5.1.1 update.

What are the technicals about the G920FXXU2BOGC 5.1.1 update?

Here's what it reads in the system info which can be viewed in Settings>About device.

Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU2BOGE
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5012324
Build Number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2BOGC

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


Just follow these guide on how you can 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%  battery power is enough, but a fully recharged one 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 the 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 or mobile network provider 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

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 fails 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 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. Click on the “More” button at the right top of Smart Switch. You will then presented 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 theSoftware 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.

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 G920FXXU2BOGC Android 5.1.1 update.

EE Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 5.1.1 Update to build version G920FXXU2POGM & G925FXXU2POGM

Everything and Everywhere EE Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) and Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) has finally received its Android 5.1.1, Lollipop update in the UK. The Galaxy S6 gets the build version G920FXXU2POGM while the Galaxy S6 edge also gets the G925FXXU2POGM. This is the first 5.1.1 update we have seen on EE's devices since June.  Both updates of the two devices which are now being held available via Smart Switch and Over-The-Air (OTA) update. The last update of the two devices was  the 5.0.2 build version G920FXXU1AOCY and G925FXXU1AOCY.

Since EE doesn't announce anything about the updates and when the updates will be released, so we cannot figure out what's the update may bring to each device in a much easier way as possible. But while taking a deeper look at the firmware build itself, the update includes several improvements, bug fixes and further enhancements to performance. There are new sets  of improvements to Wi-Fi calling and 4G network connectivity. It is also equipped with Google's Security patches that will get rid of the Stagefright bug, just like the ones those recently released on Sprint Galaxy S6 SM-G920P and Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925P in the United States.

What are the technical details of the update?


Below is the technical details which can be found in the phone’s Settings>About device once you receive this particular OS update.
EE Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) 5.1.1 update:
Device nameGALAXY S6
Model  numberSM-G920F
Android version5.1.1
Baseband versionG920FXXU2BOGF
Kernel version3.10.61-5447113
Build numberLMY47X.G920FXXU2POGM
Advanced user’s info: 
AP/PDAG920FXXU2POGM
CSCG920FEVR2POGN
CP/MODEMG920FXXU2BOGF
Build date21 July 2015

Screenshot:

EE Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925F) 5.1.1 update:
Device nameGALAXY S6 Edge
Model  numberSM-G925I
Android version5.1.1
Baseband versionG925FXXU2BOGF
Kernel version3.10.61-5447113
Build numberLMY47X.G925FXXU2POGM
Advanced user’s info: 
AP/PDAG925FXXU2POGM
CSCG925FEVR2POGN
CP/MODEMG925FXXU2BOGF
Build date21 July 2015

Again, the two particular build version is exclusively released in the United Kingdom, but for Everything & Everywhere's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge only.

However, even though if your device is on EE's network or using EE's SIM card but it is the unlocked or SIM-Free version, which technically running on UK's unbranded firmware like "BTU" or "XEU", you cannot get the update either. Your device should run on EE's official firmware which is coded as "EVR" so you can update your device.  Also, make sure that your precious phone has not been rooted or runs on modified system images, so you can get the update without any hiccups.

The update is rolled out via  Over-The-Air (OTA) update in stages.  If you did not receive the notification message yet, you may also manually check the availability of the update using Smart Switch.

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


Just follow these guide on how to keep your Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 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 Edge – While performing a software update on Galaxy S6 Edge 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% battery power percentage is enough, but a fully recharged is way much better. Since we cannot determine how much and what’s 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 Edge 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 Edge will not get official software update anymore from Samsung and either to which carrier or network provider 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 and 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 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:
  • From your Galaxy S6 Edge 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 unauthorised way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service centre.”  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.

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 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 a connection between 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 tell 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 with 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 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 backup 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 be deleted, and it cannot be recover anymore, 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.

Update build version G925IDVU2COGA for Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925I is set to roll out in India

We have just spotted a new firmware update for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925I) which is now at Samsung's Smart Switch firmware server. The build number is G925IDVU2COGA, an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop base, which is set scheduled to be roll out in India.  If this firmware build came through, it's gonna be the second Lollipop 5.1.1 update to the aforementioned country.  Noting that the first Android 5.1.1 update last month dubbed as build version G925IDVU2COF8, so this one might bring some additional improvements and this new security enhancement, to which will be sent out once in every month on all Galaxy S6 edge.

What are the technical details of G925IDVU2COGA update?


Below is the technical details which can be found in the phone's Settings>About device once you receive this particular OS update.
Device nameGALAXY S6 Edge
Model  numberSM-G925I
Android version5.1.1
Baseband versionG925IDVU2COGA
Kernel version3.10.61-5499188
Build numberLMY47X.G925IDVU2COGA
Advanced user's info: 
AP/PDAG925IDVU2COGA
CSCG925IODD2COGA
CP/MODEMG925IDVU2COGA
Build date28 July 2015

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You may now manually check the availability of the update using Smart Switch. It hasn't be seen rolling out via Over-The-Air (OTA) update at this time being but might be sooner. Again, this update might only be available in India, as well as whose countries got the same regional firmware builds such as Nepal. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

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 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 Edge – While performing a software update on Galaxy S6 Edge 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% battery power percentage is enough, but a fully recharged is way much better. Since we cannot determine how much and what's 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 Edge 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 Edge will not get official software update anymore from Samsung and either to which carrier or network provider 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 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:
  • From your Galaxy S6 Edge 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.

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 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 a connection between 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 tell 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 with 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 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 backup 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 be deleted, and it cannot be recover anymore, 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.

Canadian Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Update to (VLU2AOG2), No 5.1.1 yet but a Stagefright fix

Stagefright fixes to all Canadian Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners has rolled out. The Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8) update comes with build version G920W8VLU2AOG2, while the Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925W8) on the other hand, gets the G925W8VLU2AOG2 build version.  The update is not the Android 5.1.1 yet but still base on Android 5.0.2 just like the ones on previous updates. The update only brings the said Google's security patches to addressed the said ("Stagefright") vulnerabilities inside the Android OS.

The Stagefright has just recently discovered that allows attackers to take over a device when it's rigged with a malware-ridden MMS video. So every Android devices that were prone to the said bug will going to receive the same treatment to ensure that every device is safe from the aforementioned security flaws.

Technical details of the (VLU2AOG2) 5.0.2 Update:


Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
Android version: 5.0.2
Baseband version: G920W8VLU2AOG2
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-4808800
Build Number: LRX22G.G920W8VLU2AOG2

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge  (SM-G925W8)
Android version: 5.0.2
Baseband version: G925W8VLU2AOG2
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-4808800
Build Number: LRX22G.G925W8VLU2AOG2
This software update includes:
  • Android OS Security Enhancements (Stagefright)
The update is sent out via Over-The-Air (OTA) update with a hefty file size of 363.13MB to download. The is update is held available to all Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge from all major Canadian carriers such Rogers, Telus, Rogers, Wind and even the subsidiary networks like Fido, Koodo, and among other else. You may try to manually check the update's availability if you did not receive the notification message yet, just simply tap on your phone's Settings> About device> Software update> Check for update.