AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+ Receives Security and Performance Enhancements

AT&T has released another round of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A), and the Galaxy S6 Edge  (SM-G925A). The said update includes security and performance enhancements on both  devices. While the Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928A) has also gotten its first Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow  treatment.  Along with the Galaxy S6 Edge+ Marshmallow update is the AT&T Video Call added feature, but it also includes some general fixes and system enhancements.

The following are the firmware builds on Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+:

You can view the above system information from the device home screen, tap Settings. Under the System category, tap About device.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 6 (G920A)

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Baseband version: G920AUCS4CPF1
  • Kernel Version: 3.10.61-7368506 dpi@SWDD6309 #1 Tue May 31 15:15:22 KST 2016
  • Build Number: MMB29K.G920AUCS4CPF1

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 6 edge (G925A)

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Baseband version: G925AUCS4CPF1
  • Kernel Version: 3.10.61-7368506 dpi@SWDD5704 #1 Tue May 31 14:55:14 KST 2016
  • Build Number: MMB29K.G925AUCS4CPF1

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 6 edge+ (G928A)

  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Baseband version: G928AUCU2BPE6
  • Kernel Version: 3.10.61-7563702 dpi@SWDD6101 #1 Thur May 19 19:03:55 KST 2016
  • Build Number: MMB29K.G928AUCU2BPE6

Updating the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and 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 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 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 or removed any modification that has been installed in it.

Update the Galaxy S6 edge+ using 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  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.

source: AT&T S6, S6 Edge, S6 edge+