Galaxy S6 edge G925FXXU3COI9 OTA Update Brings Battery Usage and App Optimization Support

An OTA update has officially rolling out once again on the Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) to which will bump the firmware build to G925FXXU3COI9. The latter is similar to the ones that had just also released on the regular Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) that had just moved its build to G920FXXU3COI9. The update mainly brings the Battery usage and App optimization support. The new feature to which allowing the Galaxy S6 Edge users to monitor the device battery consumption as well as granting access to optimize the applications to save as much of the battery power.

The G925FXXU3COI9 5.1.1 update is officially released for the unbranded or unlocked Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) only. It is has been spotted and are available in England and France as we speak, but then again it might be also available throughout the rest of Europe soon.  The release is still in stages, so it simply means that some may already received the said update, but there are still many that does not seen the update yet.

Technical details of the update build G925FXXU3COI9:
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU3COI9
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5816106
  • Build number: LMY47X.G925FXXU3COI9

It is officially live and can be installed via Over The Air and or by using Samsung Smart Switch. The update’s file size weighs at around 78.58 MB.  But for those advanced users from other countries that might want give it a try, you may grab the G925FXXU3COI9 stock firmware here.

How to Update the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925F) to build G925FXXU2COI9

  • 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 Samsung 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 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 the Galaxy S6 edge first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Update the Galaxy 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.