Galaxy S6 Edge is Getting an Update to build G925FXXU3COJ1, brings Security Patch and Improvements to Performance

Following the Galaxy S6 update to build G920FXXU3COJ1, the Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) is also getting an update that will bump it Android 5.1.1 OS to build G925FXXU3COJ1. It is an incremental software update similar to what was we have found on the Galaxy S6 that particularly brings some sort of device stability, bug fixes, a security patch and further improvements to  performance.

Here is what the technical details says about the G925FXXU3COJ1 5.1.1 update:
Device name: GALAXY S6 edge
Model number: SM-G925F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU3COI9
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5917605
Build Number: LMY47X.G925FXXU3COJ1

Features and Enhancements:
  • Various bug fixes
  • Device security patch update
  • Further improvements to performance

The G925FXXU3COJ1 is being held available via OVer-The-Air (OTA) and via Smart Switch for PC. It is gradually heading it way in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and the rest of Arab and African countries. The update file size is at around 89.05  MB (more or less, see the screenshot above) to download.

How to Update the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925F) to Android 5.1.1 build G925FXXU3COJ1

  • 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 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 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.