G920W8VLS5DQF1 - Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8 Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware

Canada's Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8 official Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware build version G920W8VLS5DQF1. This release version are the 2nd official Android Nougat update that brings several improvements, including the June 2017 Security patch updates.
Device Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8
Android version 7.0 (Nougat)
Android security patch level June  1, 2017
Baseband version G920W8VLS5DQF1
Kernel version 3.10.61-11094681
Build number NRD90M.G920W8VLS5DQF1
Release date June 25, 2017





Stock firmware G920W8VLS5DQF1

TIPS:  You may only use the most latest firmware update as it includes several system improvements and security enhancements. These includes but not limited to, such as apps and features, WiFi connectivity, signal strength,  camera, audio and video quality.

Check for the latest firmware release version here: Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8 Stock Firmware
Carrier Build version
Unlocked version XAC_G920W8VLS5DQF1
Telus TLS_G920W8VLS5DQF1
Rogers RWC_G920W8VLS5DQF1
Bell BMC_G920W8VLS5DQF1
Freedom GLW_G920W8VLS5DQF1
Videotron VTR_G920W8VLS5DQF1
Fido FMC_G920W8VLS5DQF1
Koodo KDO_G920W8VLS5DQF1
Virgin-Mobile VMC_G920W8VLS5DQF1
Sasktel BWA_G920W8VLS5DQF1
Eastlink ESK_G920W8VLS5DQF1
MTS MTA_G920W8VLS5DQF1


How to Use the Stock Firmware?


These Stock firmware builds can only be use on  Canadian variants of the Galaxy S6 with model number SM-G920W8. It can be use either to manually upgrade the device, fixes a soft-bricked phone such as bootloops, stuck on Samsung logo. The stock firmware can restore the phone to its original Android operating system if it has been modified in unauthorized way and if the device cannot take nor receives an OTA software updates.



FOLLOW THIS GUIDE: Install Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ Factory Stock Firmware

Instructions:


  • Grab these tools:
    Odin3_v3.12 – (download)
    USB Driver – (download)
  • Extract or unzip the firmware file you have downloaded so that you’ll get the  “Odin flashable” tarball  firmware  file.
  • Make sure the battery is re-charge or at-least it’s still got around 60% remaining power.
  • Enable the USB debugging mode. Go to Settings > About device > then look for the Build number > tap it for around 7-times until says something like “Congratulations you are now a developer” .  head bacl to the home screen to activate the USB debugging mode. From Home screen > Settings > Developer option, then mark check the box that says USB Debugging Mode.
  • Turn off the “Reactivation Lock”.  Some other Galaxy S6 variant this feature are pre-installed.  To turn it Off just go to Settings > Security > Reactivation Lock and then unmark check the Reactivation lock option. You may need to enter your password on this process.
  • Use the supplied USB data cable of your Galaxy S6.
  • Use Windows PC to this process as this will not work on MAC computers.

Procedures:

  1.  Run Odin on your PC desktop
  2. Boot the Galaxy S6 into Odin download mode.
    Turn it off, once completely shut down  hold down the ‘HOME’ + ‘VOLUME DOWN’ buttons and press the ‘POWER’ button for about 2 seconds until a WARNING! Screen appears. Press the ‘VOLUME UP’ button to continue or enter Download Mode.
  3. Connect the phone to PC via USB. Then make sure you can see as phone “Added” in Odin’s log box .
  4. In Odin window, Do Not ever tick ‘RE-Partition’ , just leave the ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F. Reset Time’ mark as checked.
  5. Load the firmware packages in Odin’s AP button.
  6. Click on the “Start” button to flash the stock firmware
  7. Wait until the flashing successfully finishes, you’ll just see a word ‘PASS’ in Odin.
Optional: Perform Factory Data Reset
To obtain a much fluid and fresher firmware, you may  necessarily perform the Full Wipe/Factory Data Reset on your Galaxy S6. This will get rid of any lag issues especially if your Galaxy S6 has been rooted and it has loads of modified system images before.
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