G925W8VLS5DQK1 - Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925W8 Android 7.0 Nougat

Galaxy S6 edge SM-G928W8 official Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware version G925W8VLS5DQK1. These release builds are the 6th official Android Nougat update that brings the Wi-fi security vulnerability patches (a.k.a. Krack), including the November 1, 2017 Security updates of which were exclusively released for the Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925W8 variants in Canada.
DeviceGalaxy S6 edge SM-G925W8
Android version7.0 (Nougat)
Android security patch levelNovember 1, 2017
Baseband versionG925W8VLS5DQK1
Kernel version3.10.61-12290408
Build numberNRD90M.G925W8VLS5DQK1
Release dateNovember 20, 2017





Tips: You may always use the most latest firmware update as it includes but not limited to new or enhanced apps and features, device security enhancements. It may also includes some improvements to data connectivity, audio and screen display quality, camera, and other system enhancements.

Check the Most Latest Firmware Updates Here: Galaxy S6 edge Stock Firmware

Stock Firmware G925W8VLS5DQK1


CarrierStock Firmware
Factory unlocked(XAC - link)
Telus(TLS - link)
Rogers(RWC - link)
Bell(BMC - link)
Freedom(GLW - link)
Videotron(VTR - link)
Fido(FMC - link)
Koodo(KDO - link)
Virgin-Mobile(VMC - link)
Saskstel(BWA - link)
Eastlink(ESK - link)
MTS(MTA - link)

How to Use the Stock Firmware?


This Stock firmware can only be use on  Canada’s Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925W8 only. It can be use to manually upgrade the device, including fixing soft-bricks such 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:


Tools You’ll Need: You may grab the newest version or try the older ones that works on your PC.
Odin3 FlasherUSB-Driver
Odin3_v3.12.3v1.5.51
 Odin3_v3.11.1v1.5.49
 Odin3_v3.10.7 v1.5.45

  1. Backup all important data stored in the phone’s memory, including contacts, messages, music, videos, and etc.
  2. Extract or unzip the firmware file you have downloaded so that you’ll get the  “Odin flashable” tarball  firmware  file.
  3. Make sure the battery is re-charge or it has at-least around 50% remaining power.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Use the supplied USB data cable of your Galaxy S6.
  7. Use Windows PC to this process as this will not work on MAC computers.

Procedures:


  1.  Run Odin on your PC.
  2. Reboot the Galaxy S6 edge 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 log box or highlight the COM:ID once the computer recognizes the device.
  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:
     G925W8VLS5DQK1_G925W8OYA5DQK1_Home.tar
  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.

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.
1. Turn off the phone and set it into recovery mode.
2. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons.
3. Once in recovery mode, perform the full wipe option.  Just select ‘Wipe Data/Factory Reset’. Use the Volume buttons to select and then the Power button to execute the selection.
4. Lastly select ‘Reboot System  Now”  and wait until the phone completely reboot.
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