EE UK Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Update to build G920FXXU2QOI4 & G925FXXU2QOI4

Everything Everywhere (EE) has released an update to its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users in United Kingdom. The update will bump the Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 OS to build G920FXXU2QOI4, whilst on the other hand, the Galaxy S6 Edge will move its build to G925FXXU2QOI4. Th update mainly brings several improvements to the device stability, including bug fixes, and further improvements to performance, according to the initial changelog addressed by Samsung.

In addition, there are also some changes found in the users interface like the rounded application icons to which have been found on the Galaxy S6 edge plus designs. Some Microsoft apps (Word, Excel Powerpoint) were also spotted in the update. 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.

What are the technical details of Update?

Update build G920FXXU2QOI42:
  • Device: Samsung Galaxy S6 (EE)
  • Model number: SM-G920F
    Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU2QOI1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5672012
  • Build number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2QOI4
  • AP: G920FXXU2QOI4
  • CSC: G920FEVR2QOI1
  • CP: G920FXXU2QOI1

Update build G925FXXU2QOI4:
  • Device: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (EE)
  • Model number: SM-G925F
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU2QOI1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5672012
  • Build number: LMY47X.G925FXXU2QOI4
  • AP: G925FXXU2QOI4
  • CSC: G925FEVR2QOI1
  • CP: G925FXXU2QOI1

Some of Noticeable Features/Enhancements:
  • Updated UI  (curvy icons)
  • Live video broadcasting
  • Camera improvements
  • Finger print reader
  • Samsung gear app update
  • Microsoft apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Device stability improvements
  • Bug fixes
  • Further improvements to performance

Both update builds G920FXXU2QOI4 and G925FXXU2QOI4 are apparently rolled out via Over-The-Air and weighs at around 211.83 MB in file size. This update will going to replace the previous update build G920FXXU2POGM and G925FXXU2POGM of EE's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge devices.

How to Update the Galaxy S6  / S6 Edge to QOI4 Update

If you haven't received the notification message yet, it is much better to check the update manually.
  • Do not forget to recharge your phone.
  • Do not forget to back up all of the important data.
  • Your Galaxy S6 and  S6 edge must still run in the official software version and hasn’t 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 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 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 the Galaxy S6 edge  first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.