G928IDVU3CQD3 Android 7.0 Nougat Galaxy S6 edge+ SM-G928I Firmware

Download Firmware version G928IDVU3CQD3 Android 7.0 Nougat for Galaxy S6 edge+ SM-G928I. This firmware version is the first official Nougat updates specifically released for the Galaxy S6 edge+ SM-G928I in Australia, and New Zealand.

DeviceGalaxy S6 edge+ SM-G928W8
Android version7.0 Nougat
Android security patch levelMarch 1, 2017
Baseband versionG928IDVU3CQD3
Kernel version3.10.61-9889024
Build numberNRD90M.G928IDVU3CQD3
Build dateMon 24 April  2017
APG928IDVU3CQD3
CPG928IDVU3CQD3
CSCG928IXSA3CQD3





Download G928IDVU3CQD3 Stock firmware

Country/CarrierStock Firmware
Australia (unlocked)XSA_G928IDVU3CQD3
Australia (Vodafone)VAU_G928IDVU3CQD3
New Zealand (unlocked)NZC_G928IDVU3CQD3

TIPS:
  You may only use the most latest firmware update for your device.
Check for new firmware version here: Galaxy S6 edge plus Stock Firmware

The stock firmware can only be use to remove root and any modified system images and then restores back the device to its original Android OS.
Read our Guides: How to Safely Unroot the Galaxy S6 

Instructions:


Download:  Odin3_v3.11, including the USB Driver.
  • 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.

How to Install:


  1.  Run Odin on your PC desktop
  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 device is detected,
  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 package in Odin's AP button: G928IDVU3CQD3 _G928IXSA3CQD3_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 (optional)


To obtain a much more fluid and fresher firmware installation, you may  necessarily perform the Full Wipe/Factory Data Reset on your Galaxy S6 edge plus. This will get rid of any lag issues especially if your Galaxy S6 edge plus has been rooted and it has loads of modified system images.
  1. Make sure to make a backup copy of your stored data in the phone's memory.
  2. Turn off the phone and set it into recovery mode.
  3. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons.
  4. Once in recovery mode, perform full wipe
    Select ‘Wipe Data/Factory Reset’
  5. Lastly select ‘Reboot System  Now”  and wait until the phone completely reboot.
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