G920W8VLU1AOCG Canada Galaxy S6 Stock Firmware (SM-G920W8)

Canadian Galaxy S6 stock firmware build version G920W8VLU1AOCG — Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. This is the initial release stock firmware during the device pres-sales period.

Technical details of G920W8VLU1AOCG / Android version 5.0.2

Device name: Samsung Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G920W8
Android version: 5.0.2
Baseband version: G920W8VLU1AOCG
Kernel version: 3.10.61-4389225
Build number: LRX22G.G920W8VLU1AOCG
Build date: March 27, 2015
Release date: March 29, 2015

Rogers - RWC_G920W8VLU1AOCG (link)
Koodo - KDO_G920W8VLU1AOCG (link)
Wind -  GLW_G920W8VLU1AOCG (link)
Virgin Mobile - VMC_G920W8VLU1AOCG (link)
Videotron - VTR_G920W8VLU1AOCG (link)
Sasktel - BWA_G920W8VLU1AOCG (link)
Eastlink - ESK_G920W8VLU1AOCG (link)
Mexico's version - MTA_G920W8VLU1AOCG (link)

Important Note! Always flash and use the most latest stock firmware. Check the Galaxy S6 Stock firmware page to get the up date build version. Do not use these firmware package for downgrading purposes or else otherwise your device OS will become outdated.

Canadian Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8 Stock Firmware G920W8VLU1AOCG 5.0.2 Lollipop

Here is the actual screenshot of G920W8VLU1AOCG stock firmware. This details can be viewed in the device settings, from the Home screen,tap Menu>>Settings>>About Device.

Galaxy S6 Stock Firmware Canada's (SM-G920W8)  Usage:

  • Unroot Canadian Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8– Can be use to remove root if the device has been rooted and unable to get the latest OTA update.
  • Unbrick Candian Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8–  To fix soft-bricked Galaxy S6 if one have messed-up from customization like rooting, custom ROMs, modified kernels and other system images.  The stock firmware can resolve issues such as  bootloops and stuck at Samsung logo animated screen.
  • Restore Canadian Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8 to stock official firmware - If the device runs in any modified and non-Canadian carrier firmware. Suitable for restoring the device to is original factory default settings.
  • Upgrade Candian Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8 – If one had missed the latest version of stock Android OS.  Manually install the newest update if the device is modified as and it is unsupported.  There are times an unwanted error message occurs when updating via Over-The-Air (OTA) update.

For removing root and restoring back the Canadian Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8 to official from custom,  just grab the right stock firmware build package accordingly that also matches and signifies your country and network provider. Once the appropriate stock firmware is installed to the device, it will then be able to get latest software update again via Over-The-Air OTA update anytime soon.

Important Note: Before Flashing a Stock Firmware

Backup all stored data in the device.  Though the process will not eventually deletes the stored data but we are about to touch the inner system of the phone which is crucial on some part.  If anything might go wrong and it forces you to perform a full wipe factory reset your data will be wiped out. So to make all important data safe, don’t be lazy to make a back up in the first place.

Recharge your device battery –  A sudden power interruption will cause an undesired outcomes.

Use a PC and the supplied USB data cable of your Galaxy S6 – Oftentimes a flashing fails is caused by a bad USB data cable.

Enable USB debugging mode – From Home screen, tap Apps>>Settings>>Developer option. Then mark USB Debugging check box.

Disable the Reactivation LOCK –  If this feature is enabled in the device, you must turn it off first. From Home screen, tap Apps>>Settings>>Security. Then unmark Reactivation lock check box.

Grab the right flash tools for Canadian Galaxy S6 SM-G920W8 – Only use Odin3_v3.10.6 and the latest USB driver as the older version has caused failure for no reason.
Download: Odin3_v3.10.6

FAQ’s About Galaxy S6 Stock Firmware:

Can I use the stock firmware to unlock my Galaxy S6 so I can use it to other network provider’s SIM cards?
No, the stock firmware cannot be use and has nothing to do to unlock a Galaxy S6 device. Instead you may visit your service provider as sometimes they do the unlocking process for free.

Can I use the stock firmware to reset a tripped KNOX Warranty void counter?
No, the Stock firmware cannot be use to reset the KNOX Warranty void counter if it’s already tripped. It is irreversible by any means and will stay on that status.  It will just restore the device from custom to official status.

Can I use the stock firmware to another Galaxy S6 model version?
No, it will not work either. Each specific Galaxy S6 models uses different firmware builds so flashing a stock firmware to another will definitely harm the device if you may try to.