Galaxy S6 Edge+ G928F Updates to version G928FXXS3BQA7

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ SM-G928F is getting an updates to build version G928FXXS3BQA7 in the European regions.  The update is not the much awaited Android Nougat update yet, but it's still based in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This update will only apply the new Android security patches that covers and bumps-up to the date level of 1 January 2017.

Here are the technical details of each updates:

What’s New in the Update?

  • January Android device security updates
  • Optimize the device performance
  • Resolved known issues, and General bug-fixes

Technical Details:

Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928F) Update version G928FXXS3BQA7

  • Model number: Sm-G928F
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: 1 January 2017
  • Baseband version: G928FXXU3BQA1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9407408
  • Build number: MMB29K.G928FXXS3BQA7

This update will moved the Galaxy S6 edge+ Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to build version G928FXXS3BQA7 from previous released build version G928FXXS3BPL6. Again, the rolling out have started in select countries and/or carrier specific devices,  but the deployment will continue to other countries any time soon.

Here are the list of countries this updates were released in random order:
  • Austria
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Luxembourg
  • Belgium
  • The Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Portugal
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Kazakhstan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Baltic region
  • Southeast Europe

How to Update the Galaxy S6  to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow


  • Make sure 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 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 using the specified stock firmware for Galaxy S6 edge+ SM-G928F and simply removed any modification that has been installed on it. Just find the

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 edge+ 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.

AT&T Galaxy S6 Edge+ Getting Updates to version G928AUCS4CPL1 Not Nougat But Still Marshmallow

Last week AT&T has sent out an update on Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 Active, this time the Galaxy S6 edge+ is also getting the same treatment. The update is dubbed as build version G928AUCS4CPL1, it is not the Nougat update yet but still in Android Marshmallow based. The said update only weighs at 14.7MB in file size and it brings nothing more but the new Android Security patches to which now covers the month of  December 2016.

Moreover, this update is now the 7th Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow released on AT&T Galaxy S6 since June 2016. The Nougat update might start to roll out sooner but we cannot guarantee any exact date to when it could arrive.  Some reports suggest the the Nougat will be rolling out on April, but we couldn't take it into an account until Samsung and the said carrier make an official announcements.

What’s New in G928AUCS4CPL1 Update?


  • December Android Security Patch Update

It is  basically the Android’s security patches that our devices has and had been receiving in a monthly basis.
  • Device: Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Model number: SAMSUNG-SM-G98A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G928AUCS4CPL1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8961126
  • Build number: MMB29K.G928AUCS4CPL1

Requires the previous update version G928AUCS4CPK1
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G928AUCS4CPK1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8961126
  • Build number: MMB29K.G928AUCS4CPK1

Device Update 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.

AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 Active OTA Updates G920AUCS5DPK3 & G925AUCS5DPK2

AT&T has pushed the first round of OTA updates on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge for this year. These updates aren't the Nougat updates yet that we've been waiting for,  but it's still another dose of Android security updates to which now brings the December Android security patches.  The updates has bumped AT&T's Galaxy S6 to build version G920AUCS5DPK3, while the Galaxy S6 edge moved to build version G925AUCS5DPK2.  On the other hand, the Galaxy S6 Active also got the build version G890AUCS5CPK4.

Here are the technical details of of each updates:

What's New?
- Android device security updates


Galaxy S6 SM-G920A 
Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920AUCS5DPK3
Kernel version: 3.10.61-9462607
Build number: MMB29K.G920AUCS5DPK3

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925A

Android version: 6.0.1
Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
Baseband version: G925AUCS5DPK2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8851614
Build number: MMB29K.G925AUCS5DPK2

Galaxy S6 Active SM-G890A

Android version: 6.0.1
Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
Baseband version: G890AUCS5CPK4
Kernel version: 3.10.61.9696102
Build number: MMB29K.G890AUCS5CPK4

Device Update 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.

via: AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 Active support pages [1]  [2]  [3]

Sprint Galaxy S6, S6 edge and Edge+ Updates to G920PVPU4CPL3 & G925PVPU4CPL3

Sprint has also rolling out the new OTA updates for Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920P), Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925P) and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928P). Although this release is already in January 2017 but it's still contains the December's Android security patches. The update will also boost the battery life performance and other system enhancements. Yet it is still base in Android Marshmallow and not the much awaited Nougat updates for the said devices.

What’s New in the Update?


  • December Android device security updates
  • Optimize Battery Life performance

Device Updates Technical Details:


Sprint Galaxy S6  SM-G920P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920PVPU4CPL3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9935814
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920PVPU4CPL3

Sprint Galaxy S6  SM-G925P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925PVPU4CPL3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9935814
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925PVPU4CPL3

Sprint Galaxy S6  Edge+SM-G928P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G928PVPS3BPL1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9010628
  • Build number: MMB29K.G928PVPS3BPL1

The update is officially live via Over-The-Air (OTA) and it weighs at approximately 50 MB in file size.  The rolling out usually takes into several days, so better check the update manually by going to Settings > About device > Software Update > Check for updates, if you haven’t prompted the availability of the this update yet. You must also ensure that your phone has not been rooted or otherwise the update may fail and you may not successfully get the update.

How to Update 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 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 edge 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 start the update.

[Thanks’ to Larry]

Europe Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ December Android Security Updates

Samsung has rolled an update for the international Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F),  and Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) during the holiday season. While later this week  the Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928F) also receives the same treatment. These updates brings the December Android security patches for the said devices, to which also includes  the device stability improvements and to boost its performance.

Anyway, these updates are still in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow base, and it's not the Android Nougat updates we've been waiting for.  The Nougat update for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ might not arrive too early this year, just as long as we have to see it released on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge beforehand.

Here are the technical details of each updates:

What’s New in the Update?

  • December Android device security updates (details)
  • Optimize device performance
  • Resolved known issues, General bug-fixes

Technical Details:

Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) – Update version G920FXXU5DPL4

  • Model number: SM-G920F
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: 1 December2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU5DPL4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9408889
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU5DPL4

Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) – Update version G925FXXU5DPL4


  • Model number: SM-G925F
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: 1 December2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU5DPL4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9408889
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU5DPL4

Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928F) – Update version G928FXXS3BPL6

  • Model number: Sm-G928F
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: 1 December2016
  • Baseband version: G928FXXU3BPJ3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-9408889
  • Build number: MMB29K.G928FXXS3BPL6

Again, the rolling out has already started in select countries and/or carrier specific devices,  but the rolling out will continue to other countries any time soon.

How to Update the Galaxy S6  to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow


  • Make sure 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 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 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 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  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.

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.