Galaxy S6 edge G925F Update version G925FXXU5DQA7

A fresh update dubbed as build version G925FXXU5DQA7 is hitting the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge SM-G935F in Europe. While other countries will also start receiving a different build version such as G925FXXU5DQAG in The Netherlands, and build version G925FXXU5DQA7 in United Arab Emirates. These updates has one thing in common, it only brings the January 2017 Android security patch.  It does not contain additional changes nor any noticeable adverse effect to the device, but it might be a preparation for the upcoming Nougat updates.

Below are technical details of each specific build version.

Update version G925FXXU5DQA7

Carrier unlocked version
Device name Galaxy S6 edge
Model number SM-G925F
Android version 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch level 1 January 2017
Baseband version G925FXXU5DQA2
Kernel version 3.10.61-8821257
Build numberMMB29K.G925FXXU5DQA7
Release date:2/2/2017

Update version G925FXXU5DQAG

Region/Country The Netherlands
Carrier unlocked version
Device name Galaxy S6 edge
Model number SM-G925F
Android version 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch level 1 January 2017
Baseband version G925FXXU5DPLD
Kernel version 3.10.61-8821257
Build numberMMB29K.G925FXXU5DQAG
Release date:2/2/2017

This update may only released in The Netherlands alone or might also a similar update goes to the rest of the Nordic Countries.

Update version G925FXXS5DQA3

Region/Country United Arab Emirates
Carrier unlocked version
Device name Galaxy S6 edge
Model number SM-G925F
Android version 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch level 1 January 2017
Baseband version G925FXXU4DPK1
Kernel version 3.10.61-9151931
Build numberMMB29K.G925FXXS5DQA3
Release date2/2/2017

The G925FXXS5DQA3 update might also soon hitting to all Galaxy S6 edge owners in the Middle East region.

The update weighs at around 320 MB in file size, it might a bit bigger as we expected since there were some months this particular device have missed the said security updates. So better check the update right if you are from those mentioned regions.

How to Update the Galaxy S6 edge 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 edge 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 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’s 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 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 has 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 > Software info.