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

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.