4th 5.1.1 Update Has Landed on Vodafone Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, bumps to G920FXXU3QOJH & G925FXXU3QOJH builds

Vodafone Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge SM-G925F is getting another Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. This new update will bump the Galaxy S6 to build G920FXXU3QOJH from G920FXXU3QOH8. While the Galaxy S6 edge will also move to build G925FXXU3QOJH from G925FXXU3QOH8 to which was just rolled out way back in August. According to the initial changelog details, both updates offers some bug fixes, device stability enhancements along with security patch and further improvements to performance. It's only a minor OTA update to which addresses some minor issues to the previous released.

In addition, this is the 4th official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update on Vodafone's Galax S6 and S6 Edge in European countries alone. While taking a much quicker look at the build itself, it seems that has something more valuable and significant changes to be made in the Android core as the kernel version and the baseband version has changed. Following are the technicals details of the G920FXXU3QOJH the G925FXXU3QOJH builds.

GALAXY S6 (Vodafone)
Model number: SM-G920F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU3QOJH
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5896496
Build Number: LMY47X.G920FXXU3QOJH
GALAXY S6 edge (Vodafone)
Model number: SM-G925F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU3QOJH
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5896496
Build Number: LMY47X.G925FXXU3QOJH

Update Features:
  • Google Security patches
  • Samsung applications and UX update
  • Other global bug fixes, stability and performance improvements

Both updates are being held available via Over-The-Air (OTA) and via Smart Switch for PC. It is gradually heading its way in all Vodafone Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in Europe but excluding  Vodafone UK. The update file size is at around 90  MB (more or less) to download.

How to Update the Galaxy S6 & S6 edge Android OS

  • 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 / S6 edge via Over-The-Air (OTA)

This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy 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 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 / S6 edge 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  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.