Verizon Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Receives an Update to build (G920VVRU4BOG7 & G925VVRU4BOG7), But No Samsung Pay

Verizon  Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V) and S6 Edge (SM-G925V) has also been receiving  a minor OTA update recently. The update will bump up the Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 OS to build G920VVRU4BOG7 while the Galaxy S6 Edge will move to G925VVRU4BOG7.  The update did not include the Samsung Pay and other new features like the Live broadcast but instead its just another Android security patch update. Noting that Verizon is the only carrier in the US that isn't part of the Samsung Pay as the debate is still ongoing between Samsung and Verizon.

Just about yesterday, the CEO of LoopPay - Will Graylin, has tweeted that Verizon Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users will be able to download the Samsung Pay via Google Play next week.  Meanwhile,  some users already managed to install the said Samsung Pay into their device using the Apps APK file itself, but somehow the activation process were still in a pending status.


Here are the technical details:

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6


Model number: SM-G920V
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920VVRU4BOG7
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5358024
Build Number: LMY47X.G920VVRU4BOG7
AP G920VVRU4BOG7
CSC G920VVRU4BOG7
CP G920VVRU4BOG7

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge


Model number: SM-G925V
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925VVRU4BOG7
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5358024
Build Number: LMY47X.G925VVRU4BOG7
AP G925VVRU4BOG7
CSC G925VVRU4BOG7
CP G925VVRU4BOG7

The above updates were still available via Over-The-Air (OTA) update.  If you haven't received the software update notification message yet make sure to hit your device Settings > About phone > Check for update.

Source: Verizon Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge support pages [1], [2]

Sprint Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Gets (G920PVPU3BOI1 & G925PVPU3BOI1) Samsung Pay Updates

Sprint is pushing an update to the Samsung galaxy S6 (SM-G920P) and S6 Edge (SM-G925P) to which add some few tweaks to the Samsung Pay. The update will bump the Galaxy S6 baseband version to G920PVPU3BOI1. While the Galaxy S6 Edge will move to G925PVPU3BOI1.

The Samsung Pay has already been enabled and was added to the previous OTA update version (G920PVPU2BOH1 & G925PVPU2BOH1) but this one only says a Samsung Pay updates, according to Sprint.  So this one is just a minor update that brings nothing more any major changes but mainly about the Samsung Pay that will launch it service in the United States.

So if you're rocking a Sprint Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and haven't received the OTA update you might better check the update right now so you'll get the best of the Samsung Pay feature.

Technical Details of the G920PVPU3BOI1 5.1.1 Update


Device: Samsung Galaxy S6 (Sprint)
Model number: SM-G920P
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920PVPU3BOI1
Kernel version: 3.10.61
Build number: LMY47X.G920PVPU3BOI1


Technical Details of the G925PVPU3BOI1 5.1.1 Update


Device: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge (Sprint)
Model number: SM-G925P
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925PVPU3BOI1
Kernel version: 3.10.61
Build number: LMY47X.G925PVPU3BOI1

Features/Enhancements:


  • Samsung Pay updates
  • Bug fixes

The VPU3BOI1 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 September 26th and may only that usually run at the span of two weeks or will  end until all devices receive the 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 >C heck 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



AT&T Galaxy S6 Edge G925AUCU3BOI2 5.1.1 Update, Enables Samsung Pay Support

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is also finally getting its Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update that will move the baseband version to G925AUCU3BOI2. The G925AUCU3BOI2 5.1.1 update mainly brings the Samsung Pay support to which will launch in the United States. The update is now available via Over-The-Air (OTA) and weighs at hefty 670.86 MB file size to download.

Device name: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (AT&T USA)
Model number: SM-G925A
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925AUCU3BOI2
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5527015 dpi@SWHD2407 #1
Build Number: LMY47X.G925AUCU3BOI2
AP G925AUCU3BOI2
CSC G925AATT3BOI2
CP  G925AUCU3BOI2
File size: 670.86 MB

The release might run into several days and not all Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge users may receive the update at the same time.  So if you haven’t yet gotten your update, you can check for it manually by heading into Settings > About device > Software update. If you’ll received a message that says something like “Software Update Interrupted. No update is available for your device at this time. Please try again in 24 hours”, Don’t panic,  it only means that the server is busy, so you should keep on checking until you’ll get an open slot and you may then download the update.

AT&T Galaxy S6 SM-G920A G920AUCU3BOI2 Official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update Rolling Out

If you’ve got the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A) and S6 Edge (SM-G925A), you folks may have gotten an update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop early this morning. Yes! AT&T has finally started rolling the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.  This update will bump the Galaxy S6 to  baseband version G920AUCU3BOI2, and it weighs in at staggering 660.90 MB (or a bit less, according to the screenshot above).  Meanwhile,  the Galaxy S6 edge will move its baseband version to G925AUCU3BOI2.

The push might be in connection to the Samsung Pay’s launch in the United States.  Though the initial changelog details have not yet been confirmed, as AT&T's Support pages isn't updated yet. But on Samsung US support pages it says that it has  Network Enhancements (CIQ) included in it.

But if we just base on the update's enourmous file size and looking back to Android 5.1.1 update running on other carrier's Galaxy S6. It should have some few changes to notice beforehand. You may then notice the new rounded Apps icons and some new features like the Samsung Pay, Live streaming in the camera app and UHQ audio, wallpaper motion effect, rotate button in calculator, might also have some few apps from AT&T itself and etc.

What are the technical details of the update?

Here are the details of the G920AUCU3BOI2 Android 5.1.1 (Lolipop) update:

Device name: Samsung Galaxy S6 (AT&T USA)
Model number: SM-G920A
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920AUCU3BOI2
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5527015 dpi@SWHD2407 #1
Build Number: LMY47X.G920AUCU3BOI2
AP G920AUCU3BOI2
CSC G920AATT3BOI2
CP  G920AUCU3BOI2
File size: 660.90 MB

Screenshots:

Fortunately, the update is only available via Over-The-Air (OTA) over a Wi-Fi connection and couldn't be seen via Smart Switch for PC/MAC. The release might run into several days and not everyone may get the update at the same time.  So if you haven’t yet gotten your update, you can check for it manually by heading into Settings > About device > Software update. If you'll received a message that says something like "Software Update Interrupted. No update is available for your device at this time. Please try again in 24 hours", Don't panic,  it only means that the server is busy, so you should keep on checking until you'll get an open slot and you may then download the update.

Update Build G925TUVU3DOI1 on T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925T, Brings Samsung Pay and Various Improvements

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T) is also getting another Android 5.1.1 Lollipop that will jump up its build to G925TUVU3DOI1.  The update is also similar to the ones released on the regular Samsung  Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) to which mainly an update to the Samsung Pay Apps. Noting that the Samsung Pay App will soon start its services in the United States in just a couple of days ahead.

So those who are rocking the T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge and haven't received the software update notification message yet, you folks might check the update right now.

Here are the technical details:

Device name: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (T-Mobile USA)
Model number: SM-G925T
Android version: 5.1.1

Baseband version: G925TUVU3DOI1
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5551112
Build Number: LMY47X.G925TUVU3DOI1SE for Android Status Enforcing
AP G925TUVU2DOI1
CSC G925TTMB2DOI1
CP  G925TUVU2DOI1
File size: 59.96 MB

Features / Enhancements:
  • Samsung Pay update
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

The update can be downloaded either via OTA update and or by using the Samsung Smart Switch for PC. This update is released in between September 25 to October 9, according to T-Mobile's announcement.

Source: T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge support doc

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 SM-G920T Update to build G920TUVU3DOI1, Improved Samsung Pay Apps

T-Mobile is sending another Android 5.1.1 Update to Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) to which will bump its build to G920TUVU3DOI1 from G920TUVU2DOH6. The update only brings the Samsung Pay update and nothing any major changes to take effect. The Samsung Pay application is the new and upcoming mobile payment in the United States.

The Samsung Pay has been already installed in Samsung Galaxy S6,  S6 Edge, S6 Edge plus and the Galaxy Note 5, so this update might only bring some few adjustments and improvements to the said app before its  official launch in the US to which reportedly starts on September 28.  Once it does, a T-Mobile Galaxy S6 will then be able to make mobile payments  by just simply swiping it like a regular credit card as the device itself is equipped with a Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology.

But anyway,  the following is what the technical details  stated on the G920TUVU3DOI1 update.  The build number itself is quite deceiving, as it  looks like an Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it's not and it is still base in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Device name: Samsung Galaxy S6 (T-Mobile USA)
Model number: SM-G920T
Android version: 5.1.1

Baseband version: G920TUVU3DOI1
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5551112
Build Number: LMY47X.G920TUVU3DOI1SE for Android Status Enforcing
AP G920TUVU2DOI1
CSC G920TTMB2DOI1
CP  G920TUVU2DOI1
File size: 62.78 MB



Features / Enhancements:
  • Samsung Pay update
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

The update is now available either via OTA update  and using the Samsung Smart Switch for PC.

Source: T-Mobile support doc

Update Build G925FXXU2COH5 to African Countries Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F

African owners of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F has received another Android 5.1.1 update to build G925FXXU2COH5. The G925FXXU2COH5 update has replaced the previous build G925FXXU2BOGB and brings nothing more but several improvements, bug fixes, enhancements to features, and for the device stability and performance. The update is officially rolling out via Over-The-Air (OTA) and thru Smart Switch and seen available in Kenya, South Africa. Also, a guy from Saudi Arabia who tipped us mentioned that he also received the said G925FXXU2COH5 few days earlier.

Here is what the technical details stated on G925FXXU2COH5 update:
Device: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Model number: SM-G925F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU2COH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5599585
Build number: LMY47X.G925FXXU2COH5
AP: G920FXXU2COH5
CSC: G925FOJV2COH5
CP: G920FXXU2COH2
Build date: 20/08/2015
Update file size: 200+ MB

Noticeably, this G925FXXU2COH5 update is also similar to the one released in Europe with build number G920FXXU2COH2 but was just being built lately. As you may take a look a the build details itself, the baseband version and the kernel version is the same to the former. So better check the right now if you haven't received the notification message yet. Below is is the step by step on you can update your Galaxy S6 Edge either via Over-The-Air or by using Smart Switch for PC.

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.


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.
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 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 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.

How to Update the Galaxy S6 Edge 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. The 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.

Update G920FXXU2COI1 Landed in Poland's Galaxy S6 SM-G920F, Might Be The Android 6.0 Marshmallow Preparation

The Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F got a new update to build G920FXXU2COI1 to which only seen  released in Poland by now. The update is still an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop base, but since the Android OS will soon evolve to Android 6.0 Marshmallow some users expecting that the said Android 6.0 is getting closer to its release and wider availability for the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge plus.

According to some reports, Samsung is eventually had started working the Android 6.0 Marshmallow for their newer Galaxy flagships. Now, when there is new firmware release but while still under in a soaked test period, Poland is actually the chosen country to run it first as it where many Android developers reside. This is due to the facts that some previous devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S5 also got the first update in the aforementioned countries.

But, since Google owns the Android it is expected to come first on their own new and upcoming devices this year before it could actually hand over to Samsung and other Android Smartphone. So we have a doubt the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 edge plus will get its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update this coming December 2015.

So anyway, here are the technical details of the update build G920FXXU2COI1.

Device name: Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G920F
Android version: 5.1.1
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5758468
Baseband version: G920FXXU2COH2
Build number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2COI1

Noticeably, looking at the G920FXXU2COI1 build details its has the same baseband version to the recently rolled out build G920FXXU2COH2. But the kernel version has jumped up to staggering changelist to "5758468" as we compared to the former that only got the changelist of "5599585" on its kernel.

Here is the update build G920FXXU2COH2:
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU2COH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5599585
Build number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2COH2

How to Update the Galaxy S6  (SM-G920F) to build G920FXXU2COI1

  • Ensure to recharge your phone first.
  • Do not forget to backup all of the important data that were stored in the device memory.
  • Your Galaxy S6 must still run on the official software version and has not been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware.

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


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

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

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

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

Update the Galaxy S6 using  a Computer via Smart Switch for PC


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 to do is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 on your  computer using the supplied USB  cable.
  1. Open 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.

Once the update is made, you may now check the technical details of the new update, from Home screen  simply touch the Settings gear icon and then tap About device.

Update build G920IDVU2DOI2 on Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I), Brings Bug Fixes and Improvements

There is a new update on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) that will bump up its build to G920IDVU2DOI2. The update includes bug fixes, stability and improvements to the device performance. There are also some few revamp in UI (users interface) like the Apps icon to which have been changed into a rounded corner. The new design is quite something similar to the new Galaxy S5 Edge plus and Galaxy Note 5 as some of the menus in "Settings"  are slightly different than before.

In addition, the recent updates released starting from the month of September were mainly focused about the security and performance improvements. The security patches to the device OS against the (Stagefright) vulnerability has also added on this update. Some features like live broadcast in the camera, and some of Google's owned applications.

Fortunately, the G920IDVU2DOI2 update is only held available in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at this moment. While we are also keeping an eye if the said update might also soon arrive in Australia, New Zealand and in The Americas. Noting that the G920IDVU2DOI2 will replace the previously released build G920IDVU2COGA to which was rolled out to all of the aforementioned regions.

Technical details of the Update Build G920IDVU2DOI2:


Device name: Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G920I
Android version: 5.1.1
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5737107
Baseband version: G920IDVU2DOI2
Build number: LMY47X.G920IDVU2DOI2

How to Update the Galaxy S6  (SM-G920I) to build G920IDVU2DOI2


  • Ensure to recharge your phone first.
  • Do not forget to backup all of the important data that were stored in the device memory.
  • Your Galaxy S6 must still run on the official software version and has not been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware.

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


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

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

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

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

Update the Galaxy S6 using  a Computer via Smart Switch for PC


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 to do is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 on your  computer using the supplied USB  cable.
  1. Open 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.

Once the update is made, you may now check the technical details of the new update, from Home screen  simply touch the Settings gear icon and then tap About device.

Australia Galaxy S6 Edge Update Build G925IDVU2DOI2, Features Apps Edge

Australian users of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 4G (SM-G925I) gets  an update to build G925IDVU2DOI2, to which the latter now includes an Apps Edge feature.  The Apps Edge feature was also added to the Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) in the recently rolled out update build G925FXXU2COH2. This feature is basically let users to quickly launch frequently used apps from the edge screen. The Apps Edge is the newly designed feature to which adopted from the Galaxy S6+ (plus), to which you'll also notice the rounded square application icon.

However, the update is only held available for the unbranded Galaxy S6 edge variant so far.  While those who owned the carrier branded S6 Edge variants such as Telstra, Optus and Vodafone might also follow soon. Noting that this update will replace the previously released firmware build G925IDVU2COGA. So better check the update via Over-The-Air (OTA) or by firing up that PC Smart Switch  in your computer.

Technical details of the Update Build G925IDVU2DOI2:


Android version: 5.1.1
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5737107
Baseband version: G925IDVU2DOI2
Build number: LMY47X.G925IDVU2DOI2
AP: G925IDVU2DOI2
CP: G925IDVU2DOI2
CSC: G925IXSA2DOI2
IMEI-SV: 03


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

How to Update the Galaxy S6  Edge 4G (SM-G925I) to build G925IDVU2DOI2


  • Ensure to recharge your phone first.
  • Do not forget to backup all of the important data that were stored in the device memory.
  • Your Galaxy S6 edge must still run on the official software version and has not 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 the Galaxy S6 Edge 4G using  a Computer via Smart Switch for PC


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 to do is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge on your  computer using the supplied USB  cable.
  1. Open 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.

Once the update is made, you may now check the technical details of the new update, from Home screen  simply touch the Settings gear icon and then tap About device.

Update build G925FXXU2POHC Release on Vodafone UK Galaxy S6 Edge

Vodafone UK will be having  another 5.1.1 OTA update roll out on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) and S6 Edge (SM-G925F). The update will bump up the firmware build to G920FXXU2POHC on Galaxy S6, while on the other hand the Galaxy S6 Edge will going to have the build G925FXXU2POHC to which the latter also got the new baseband version to G925FXXU2POGR.

The update hasn't reported yet to when it could be released via Over-The- Air, but it is now can be seen and had been around at Samsung's Smart Switch server. Vodafone UK might still hold the firmware back to check some features and its compatibility with its network.

While taking a quick closer look at the build details itself.  We have noticed that it doesn't  have the new Apps Edge feature which has been adopted from Galaxy S6 Edge+ design.  Noting that the rest of the Vodafone Galaxy S6 Edge in Europe has recently received an update to build G925FXXU2QOH8, to which included some of the said feature.

So for those who might wan to manually check the update right now make sure to hit your PC Smart Switch for a while or keep on checking via Over-The-Air OTA. The up[date build G925FXXU2POHC will replace the previously released build G925FXXU2POGJ way back in July.

Here are the technicals details of the updates:
Model number: SM-G925F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU2POGR
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5576864
Build number: LMY47X.G925FXXU2POHC

And the other update on Galaxy S6;
Model number: SM-G920F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU2POGR
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5630845
Build number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2POHC

Both updates are available via PC Smart Switch bit might also available via Over The Air (OTA) soon. The release is in stages and might take several days before the update arrives on some countries.

Update using via Over The Air (OTA)


Just ensure to recharge the battery for at least 50%. Also, backup your data using Smart Switch. Just in case somehow might go wrong during the updating process your files were already in a safe place.

Here’s how to do it manually: 
  • From the 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.

Update via Computer using Smart Switch


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 to do is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6  / S6 Edge on your  computer using the supplied USB  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 and or S6 Edge.

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 G920TUVU2DOH6 Update, Adds up the T-Mobile Video Calling Support

T-Mobile is also sending out a new update on Galaxy S6 (SM-N920T) to build G920TUVU2DOH6 a very similar update that has just recently brought out on the Samsung  Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T). According to T-Mobile, the update now includes the  T-Mobile Video Calling support that will work right out-of-the-box from the smartphone’s dialer without anything to download and register any additional apps. Once the Galaxy S6 receives the update, a green camera icon will appear next to contacts to which easily allows users to place and receive video calls by just pressing a button.

Technical details of the update build G920TUVU2DOH6:


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

Baseband version: G920TUVU2DOH6
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5551112
Build Number: LMY47X.G920TUVU2DOH6
File size:
From G925TUVU2COF8 to G925TUVU2DOH6 = 406.65 MB (Data network or Wi-Fi)

New features

You can make T-Mobile Video Calls to and from capable devices on any available LTE connection − using data straight from your high-speed data bucket − as well as over Wi-Fi. Like HD Voice calls, T-Mobile Video Calling moves seamlessly between LTE and Wi-Fi. And, if you move off LTE or Wi-Fi to a slower connection, your video call seamlessly switches over to a voice call. If you move back to LTE or Wi-Fi, switch it back to video with a single tap.

How to Update the T-Mobile Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) via Over The Air (OTA)  Update


The Over The Air (OTA) update requires you to connect your Galaxy S6 to a Wi-Fi network to avoid data charges.
To get the G920TUVU2DOH6 update that enable the T-Mobile Video Calling, you must recharge your phone's battery first to at least 50% before performing the software update. Also, make sure that your Galaxy S6 hasn’t been rooted nor running on any modified firmware or else your device might get into trouble and may not work perfectly.
  1. From the device Home screen, simply tap Apps.
  2. Tap the Settings (gear icon).
  3. Tap About device.
  4. Tap Software update.
  5. Tap Check for updates.
  6. Tap the Install button, then OK.

Video Calling settings on T-Mobile  Galaxy S6


Place a call


  1. Navigate to the Contact you want to Video call.
  2. If they are available, a green Camera icon will be next to their number. Tap this icon to begin the Video call.

Switch to Video call


  1. From your Dialer, place an audio call to a contact by pressing the phone icon.
  2. In the Dialer, tap the VIDEO CALL option at the top of the screen to switch to a Video call.
  3. Once the Video call has connected you can choose from the following options:
    • Switch camera
    • Mute
    • Show me
    • Hide me
    • Decline
    • End call
  4. If you switch back to an audio call, you will not be able to switch back to a Video call. You will have to hang up and dial again to start a video call.

Turn T-Mobile Video Calling on/off


To turn T-Mobile Video Calling on or off, follow these steps:
Turn ON/OFF VoLTE Data network
  1. From any Home screen, tap Phone.
  2. Tap the MORE icon.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Voice over LTE settings.
  5. Select one of the following:
    • Turn on: Use VoLTE when available
    • Turn off: Do not use VoLTE

Turn ON/OFF Wi-Fi Calling
  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'Connections,' then tap More connection settings.
  4. Tap Wi-Fi Calling.
  5. Slide the Wi-Fi Switch right to the ON position.
  6. Select the Wi-Fi preferred or Never use Cellular Network to turn on Wi-Fi calling.

For further detailed information about the update just head over at T-Mobile support, and T-Mobile newsrooom. That's it!

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge G925TUVU2DOH6 Update, Brings Video Calling Support

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-N925T) is getting another update to build G925TUVU2DOH6 which still base in Android 5.1.1. The update will now enable the T-Mobile Video Calling support which already been have on Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 update last week, according to T-Mobile. The T-Mobile Video Calling works right out-of-the-box from the smartphone’s dialer without anything to download and register any additional apps. Once the Galaxy S6 Edge receives the update, a green camera icon will appear next to contacts to which easily allows users to place and receive video calls by just pressing a button.

Technical details of the update build G925TUVU2DOH6:


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

Baseband version: G925TUVU2DOH6
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5551112
Build Number: LMY47X.G925TUVU2DOH6
File size:
From G925TUVU2COF6 to G925TUVU2COF8 = 102.97 MB (Data network or Wi-Fi)
From G925TUVU2COF8 to G925TUVU2DOH6 = 413.15 MB (Data network or Wi-Fi)

New features

Improvements
  • People Edge will not add Exchange contacts fix

You can make T-Mobile Video Calls to and from capable devices on any available LTE connection − using data straight from your high-speed data bucket − as well as over Wi-Fi. Like HD Voice calls, T-Mobile Video Calling moves seamlessly between LTE and Wi-Fi. And, if you move off LTE or Wi-Fi to a slower connection, your video call seamlessly switches over to a voice call. If you move back to LTE or Wi-Fi, switch it back to video with a single tap.

How to Update the T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T) via Over The Air (OTA)  Update


The Over The Air (OTA) update requires you to connect your Galaxy S6 Edge  to a Wi-Fi network to avoid data charges.
To get the G925TUVU2DOH6 update that enable the T-Mobile Video Calling, you must recharge your phone's 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 any modified firmware or else your device might get into trouble and may not work perfectly.
  1. From the device Home screen, simply tap Apps.
  2. Tap the Settings (gear icon).
  3. Tap About device.
  4. Tap Software update.
  5. Tap Check for updates.
  6. Tap the Install button, then OK.

Video Calling settings on T-Mobile  Galaxy S6 Edge


Place a call


  1. Navigate to the Contact you want to Video call.
  2. If they are available, a green Camera icon will be next to their number. Tap this icon to begin the Video call.

Switch to Video call


  1. From your Dialer, place an audio call to a contact by pressing the phone icon.
  2. In the Dialer, tap the VIDEO CALL option at the top of the screen to switch to a Video call.
  3. Once the Video call has connected you can choose from the following options:
    • Switch camera
    • Mute
    • Show me
    • Hide me
    • Decline
    • End call
  4. If you switch back to an audio call, you will not be able to switch back to a Video call. You will have to hang up and dial again to start a video call.

Turn T-Mobile Video Calling on/off


To turn T-Mobile Video Calling on or off, follow these steps:
Turn ON/OFF VoLTE Data network
  1. From any Home screen, tap Phone.
  2. Tap the MORE icon.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Voice over LTE settings.
  5. Select one of the following:
    • Turn on: Use VoLTE when available
    • Turn off: Do not use VoLTE

Turn ON/OFF Wi-Fi Calling
  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'Connections,' then tap More connection settings.
  4. Tap Wi-Fi Calling.
  5. Slide the Wi-Fi Switch right to the ON position.
  6. Select the Wi-Fi preferred or Never use Cellular Network to turn on Wi-Fi calling.

For further detailed information about the update just head over at T-Mobile support, and T-Mobile newsrooom. That's it!

How to Root G920FXXU2COH2 and G925FXXU2COH2 Update Builds, Using Unikernel v8

For those who might have been looking for on how to regain and or obtain root on the recent 5.1.1 update build G920FXXU2COH2 on Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) and build G925FXXU2COH2 on Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925F).  You folks you may now take a look for the new Unikernel version that has bumped up to v8. The Unikernel v8 itself is now base from the recent 5.1.1 update kernel versions,  according to the developer of Unikernel himself (g.lewarne).

Again, this is  for those advanced users who need root on their devices. For conservative users that might want to jump up into the world of Android customization just make sure to read the pros and cons on a rooted device before diving into the plunge.  If your much concern of your  safety and learn some extra precautions, you may read our step by step guide on how to root the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 5.1.1 update.

The two version of Unikernel is out now for grab, the v8-0001 base from (COH2) and the v8-0002 which is also base from (COH9) update.  There might be another version that might going to come out soon.  To get the latest versions of Unikernel,  you may head over at the Unikernel thread at XDA-Developers forum.

Update on O2 Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to build G920FXXU2COH4 & G925FXXU2COH4, offically released in UK and Germany

O2 network has also started rolling out the new 5.1.1 update on Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) and S6 Edge (SM-G925F). The 5.1.1 update now bump up to build G920FXXU2COH4 on Galaxy S6 while the S6 Edge also got the build G925FXXU2COH4. Though the update is still gradually rolling out in Europe but O2 United Kingdom and O2 Germany are now taking the lead to unleashed the said update.  The  "U2COH4" update is now the 3rd Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update have ever been released on O2's Galaxy  S6 and S6 Edge alone.

The benefit of the update is still unclear as the update is still fresh, so we might perhaps add something any adverse effect and changes about it.  The update might also include some changes like the redesigned App icon and featured with Live broadcast, App Edge, Gear apps, and more. But one thing is certainly clear, the update can be seen via Smart Switch and might have been also rolled out via Over The Air (OTA) update right now or might arrive in the next few days. Below are the technicals details of both aforementioned 5.1.1 updates.

Here are the technicals details of the two updates;
Galaxy S6 (O2)
Model number: SM-G920F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU2COH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5599585
Build number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2COH4
AP: G920FXXU2COH4
CP: G920FXXU2COH2
CSC:  G920FTEF2COH1
Galaxy S6 Edge (O2)
Model number: SM-G925F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU2COH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5599585
Build number: LMY47X.G925FXXU2COH4
AP: G925FXXU2COH4
CP: G925FXXU2COH2
CSC:  G925FTEF2COH1

Both updates can be downloaded and installed via PC using Smart Switch but might also available wirelessly via Over The Air (OTA). The released is in stages and might take several days before the update arrives on some countries.

Update using via Over The Air (OTA)


Just ensure to recharge the battery for at least 50%. Also, backup your data using Smart Switch so you may not lose your data if somehow might go wrong during the updating process and forces you to perform a factory reset.

Here’s how to do it manually: 
  • From the 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.

Update via Computer using Smart Switch


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 to do is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6  / S6 Edge on your  computer using the supplied USB  cable.
  1. Open 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 and or S6 Edge.

Once the update is made, you may now check the technicals details of the new update, from Home screen  simply touch the Settings gear icon and then tap About device.

Vodafone's Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Gets 5.1.1 Update Build to G920FXXU2QOH8 & G925FXXU2QOH8

Vodafone is now sending out another Android 5.1.1 update to its Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) & S6 Edge (SM-G925F) devices across Europe.  The update came out as build G920FXXU2QOH8 for the Galaxy S6 while on the hand the Galaxy S6 Edge also received the build G925FXXU2QOH8.

Even though at the moment we do not know the possible effects of what's new on the update. But while taking a closer look the firmware build itself, both builds have a similarity to the also recently released build G920FXXU2COH2 and G925FXXU2COH2 on unlocked Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Some noticeable features found in recent updates are the newly redesign icons  taken from the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+.  The look of the Apps icon is a rounded square, and some other new features like the Apps Edge and the Live broadcast via Youtube is also added in it.

Here are the technicals details of the two updates;
Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G920F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU2COH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5630845
Build number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2QOH8

Galaxy S6 Edge
Model number: SM-G925F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU2COH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5630845
Build number: LMY47X.G925FXXU2QOH8

Both updates are available via Over The Air (OTA) and via PC while using Smart Switch. The released is in stages and might take several days before the update arrives on some countries.

Update using via Over The Air (OTA)


Just ensure to recharge the battery for at least 50%. Also, backup your data using Smart Switch. Just in case somehow might go wrong during the updating process your files were already in a safe place.

Here’s how to do it manually: 
  • From the 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.

Update via Computer using Smart Switch


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 to do is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6  / S6 Edge on your  computer using the supplied USB  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 and or S6 Edge.

Update build G920FXXU2POH8 & G925FXXU2POH8 5.1.1 for Galaxy S6 and S6Edge

An update to build  version G920FXXU2POH8  for Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) and G925FXXU2POH8 for the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925F) is about to reach its destination to  Switzerland.  Both updates build are an unbranded version and still in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop base. While looking at the firmware build details itself, it seems that tweaks contained inside in it is something quite similar to the ones released in England and France recently that being dubbed with build G920FXXU2COH2 and build G925FXXU2COH2. The update might also have the icons being changed with a rounded corner design just like the ones found on Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5.

So anyway, if it happens that you're from Switzerland and owns the unlocked Galaxy S6 and or the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925F), much better check the update right now. Below are the technical details of each update.

Samsung Galaxy S6


Model number: SM-G920F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU2POGQ
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5447113
Build number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2POH8
AP: G920FXXU2POH8
CP: G920FXXU2POGQ
CSC: G920FAUV2POG3

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge


Model number: SM-G925F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU2POGQ
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5447113
Build number: LMY47X.G925FXXU2POH8
AP: G925FXXU2POH8
CP: G925FXXU2POGQ
CSC: G925FAUV2POG3

Update using via Over The Air (OTA)


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.

Update via Computer using Smart Switch


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.

Update build G920FXXU2POH7 Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F), Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Arriving in Switzerland and South Africa

An update on Galaxy S6 SM-G920F to build version G920FXXU2POH7 which is an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop base have just spotted via Smart Switch server.
The G920FXXU2POH7 update is branded firmware which heading its way to Switzerland (Swisscom) and South Africa (Vodafone) Galaxy S6 devices. Though the update is now held available at Samsung's public server, the update might have been rolled out via Over-The-Air (OTA). So it is much better to check the update right now if it happens that you owned a Swisscom Galaxy S6 and a Vodafone Galaxy S6 from those aforementioned countries.

What are the technical details of G920FXXU2POH7 5.1.1 Update?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S6 (International)
Model number: SM-G920F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU2POH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5447113
Build number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2POH7
AP: G920FXXU2POH7
CSC: G920FSWV2POG3
CP: G920FXXU2POH2

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've 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 recharge your phone first and you must 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 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.

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.