G920W8VLS5DQG1 Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8 Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware

Canada's Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8 Official Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware version G920W8VLS5DQG1. This is the 3rd official Android Nougat released builds for the  Galaxy S6 variants in Canada. This version brings several system enhancements, including the July 2017 Security patch updates.

DeviceGalaxy S6 SM-G920W8
Android version7.0 (Nougat)
Android security patch levelJuly 1, 2017
Baseband versionG920W8VLS5DQG1
Kernel version3.10.61-11094681
Build numberNRD90M.G920W8VLS5DQG1
Release dateJuly 26, 2017





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.
You may check for latest firmware build releases here: Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8 Stock  Firmware

CarrierBuild version
Unlocked versionXAC_G920W8VLS5DQG1
TelusTLS_G920W8VLS5DQG1
RogersRWC_G920W8VLS5DQG1
BellBMC_G920W8VLS5DQG1
FreedomGLW_G920W8VLS5DQG1
VideotronVTR_G920W8VLS5DQG1
FidoFMC_G920W8VLS5DQG1
KoodoKDO_G920W8VLS5DQG1
Virgin-MobileVMC_G920W8VLS5DQG1

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 ResetTo 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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