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Galaxy S6 & S6 edge August 2017 Android Security Updates Roundup 08-31-2017

Here comes the end of August 2017, and September approaches too past.  That means another batch of the monthly Android security updates were making its rounds on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users all over the world.

In this post, we are rounding up each particular Galaxy S6 and S6 edge variants that has received the said August 2017 Android Security Updates provided by Google and Samsung itself.

Anyways, the August 2017 monthly Security Maintenance Release (SMR) includes 51  patches on Google Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and 12 patches on Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE).

This is the screenshot of the August 2017 security patches list, according to Samsung's Android Security Bulletin.


August 2017 Security Updates Hitting Galaxy S6 G920I and S6 edge G925I in Asia Regions

Owners of the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) and S6 edge (SM-G925I) are now started receiving monthly Android security maintenance in select regions in Asia. Samsung has started the rolling out the August 2017 Security Updates on the said Galaxy S6 variants. The update has now making its way in India, Nepal, Bagladesh, and Sri Lanka. While other countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America regions that also shares the same Galaxy S6  models might also follow soon.

Again, the update will only bump up the Galaxy S6 G920I and S6 edge G925I Android security patch level to August 1, 2017.  The Galaxy S6 will move its recent Android 7.0 Nougat OS to version G920IDVS3FQH2. While the Galaxy S6 edge will also get the update version G925IDVS3FQH2.

Here goes the following details on each device updates;

What's New:

  • August 2017 Android Security Patches

Galaxy S6 G920I Update version G920IDVS3FQH2


  • Device name: Galaxy S6
  • Model number:  SM-G920I
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3FQF4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-11574363
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920IDVS3FQH2
  • Android security patch level: 1 August 2017

Galaxy S6 edge  G925I Update version G925IDVS3FQH2

  • Device name: Galaxy S6 edge
  • Model number:  SM-G925I
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Baseband version: G925IDVU3FQF4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-11574363
  • Build number: NRD90M.G925IDVS3FQH2
  • Android security patch level: 1 August 2017

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I and S6 edge SM-G925I Receiving July 2017 Security Updates in India and Latin America

A month ago the Galaxy S6 SM-G920I and Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925I 4G LTE variant has received the June security updates. This time around another update are about to hit the said devices in India, including the rest of select countries in Asia and Latin America region.

This update update will bump up the Galaxy S6 SM-G920I and S6 edge SM-G925I Android security patch level to July 1, 2017.  The Galaxy S6 G920I will get the Android 7.0 Nougat update version G920IDVU3FQG2 in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.  While in Latin America, we've spooted an update version G920IDVU3FQG1 heading in Argentina and Columbia. On the other hand, the Galaxy S6 edge G925I also gets an update to version G925IDVU3FQG2 from G925IDVS3FQEC in Asia.

Here are the update details:

What’s New:

  • Android Security Patch Updates
  • Various system improvements

Android 7.0 Nougat Update Hitting Galaxy S6 G920I and S6 edge G925I in Australia

The Android 7.0 Nougat update has started rolling out on Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) and Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925I) in Australia.  First on the spot getting the Nougat upgrade are Vodafone, and the factory unlocked version of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.  While Optus might also follow shortly confirming the release will also start on mid to late May.  However, Telstra hasn't made any announcement yet, but it shouldn't take too long for all  Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners in Australia seeing the said Android Nougat updates.

The following are the technical on both Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) and Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925I) Android 7.0 Nougat updates exclusively released  in Australia.

Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925I) Nougat Updates

Update version G925IDVU3FQD1 (Unlocked version)

  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G925IDVU3FQC5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10694941
  • Build number: NRD90M.G925IDVU3FQD1
  • Build date: Mon 3 Apr 2017
  • AP: G925IDVU3FQD1
  • CP: G925IDVU3FQC5
  • CSC:G925IXSA3FQC3

Android 7.0 Nougat Arriving on Galaxy S6 G920I and S6 edge G925I in India

For those who own a Galaxy S6 SM-G920I and the S6 edge SM-G925I variants, you folks must watch out for the Android 7.0 Nougat updates. Samsung has started the rolling out of the said Android 7.0 Nougat and its now seen heading it ways in India.

We have just spotted the Android 7.0 Nougat labeled as build version G920IDVU3FQD1 and G925IDVU3FQD1 will be hitting the factory unlocked version of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in India.  While the rest of all regions also posses the same variant, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the Latin America region might also follow very soon.

Here comes the details:

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Android 7.0 Nougat Update version G920IDVU3FQD1


  • Device name: Galaxy S6 SM-G92OI
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3FQC5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10694941
  • Build number: NRD90MG920IDVU3FQD1
  • Build date: Mon 3 Apr 2017
  • AP: G920IDVU3FQD1
  • CP: G920IDVU3FQC5
  • CSC: G920IODD3FQC2

Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925I Android 7.0 Nougat Update version G925IDVU3FQD1


  • Device name: Galaxy S6 edge  SM-G925I
  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G925IDVU3FQC5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-10694941
  • Build number: NRD90MG925IDVU3FQD1
  • Build date: Mon 3 Apr 2017
  • AP: G925IDVU3FQD1
  • CP: G925IDVU3FQC5
  • CSC: G925IODD3FQC2

Along with the Android 7.0 Nougat goodies, the update also includes the March 1, 2017 Android security patch level.
FEATURES:
  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS upgrade
  • Provides new UX and various performance modes
  • Improved usability of the Notification feature and Quick settings button
  • Improved usability of the Multi-window
  • Improved setting menu and Always On Display
  • Efficient space for installation of downloaded apps, improved speed of system
  • upgrade and app installation
  • Multi-Window Usability Improvements
You can simply update your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge either via Over-The-Air OTA or by using Samsung Smart Switch for PC. Again, just make sure your device hasn’t been rooted nor modified so you can easily upgrade your device to Android 7.0 Nougat without any hiccups.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I October Android Device Security Patch Update Roundup [G920IDVS3EPJ6]

The October Android devices security patch update for the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ (plus) has been released in different region across the globe. As we've  been tracking down each specific releases in every region across the world to this month updates. this time we are going to cover the Galaxy S6 SM-G920I specific models. So here is the rundown of all updates we've been collected for Galaxy S6 SM-G920I in Australia, including Asia,  Middle East, and Latin America.

The following are the technical details of each specific updates in each countries or by region, and the carrier provider itself. This details can be viewed in the device, from Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > About device.


Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Update in Australia


Update build version G920IDVS3EPJ6


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPIA
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8829014
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJ6
Country/Carrier: Australia (SIM Free version)

Update build version G920IDVS3EPJ8


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPJ8
Kernel version: 3.10.61-9101769
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJ8
Country/Carrier: Australia (Vodafone)

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Update in  India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka

Update build version G920IDVU3EPJH


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPK2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-9592162
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVU3EPJH
Countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

Update build version G920IDVS3EPJ7


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPH4
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8981187
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJ7
Countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Update in Singapore

Update build version G920IDVU3EPJE

Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPJE
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8436188
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVU3EPJE
Country/Carrier: Singapore (SIM-Free, Singtel, M1, Starhub)

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Update in Middle East


Update build version G920IDVS3EPJG


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPI9
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8324534
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJG
Country: KSA

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Update in Latin America


Update build version G920IDVS3EPJE


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPH3
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8492995
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJE
Country/Carrier: Argentina, Uruguay, Panama, Columbia, Bolivia, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, and more

Update build version G920IDVS3EPJD


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPI4
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8492995
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJD
Country/Carrier: Peru, Colombia (Claro, Movistar)

Update build version G920IDVS3EPJC

Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPI7
Kernel version: 3.10.61-8455042
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJC
Country/Carrier: Nicaragua, Ecuador (Claro, Comcel)

Update build version G920IDVS3EPJA

Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPIF
Kernel version: 3.10.61-9249427
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJ4
Country/Carrier: Brazil, Peru (Claro, Vivo)

Update build version G920IDVS3EPJ4

Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPI7
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8332966
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJ4
Country/Carrier: Colombia, Paraguay, Panama (Claro, Comcel)

Update build version G920IDVS3EPJ3


Android version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G920IDVS3EPI5
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-8013872
Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPJ3
Country/Carrier: Mexico, Peru, Chile (Movistar)

These updates were landed either on both unlocked and carrier branded Galaxy S6 SM-G920I in various countries in the Latin America region. Though there many different build version but it has one thing in common, that's the said October Android Security patches.

That's all for now folks!  The next updates will posses the November Android Security Patches. Who knows it might come in Android Nougat package. So until then, just make sure to keep your device updated to the latest Android OS updates.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920F/SM-G920I June 2016 Android Security Patch Update Roundup (6-28-2016)

The Galaxy S6 SM-G920F and the Galaxy S6 SM-G920I has gotten another round of updates  from  the past couple of days. It's basically part of the monthly security  update and this time it is equipped with the security patches for the month of June 2016, while replacing the last May 2016 updates. Whereas,  if you might have just received the update you might already notice that the security patch level have changed to June 1, 2016. You can view this in the phone’s software details via settings itself, from the Home screen, just tap on Apps, then  Settings, and About device.


There are several software  builds have been released, whilst each of these build only corresponds to a  particular region and mobile network provider. However, most of these updates will not bring any adverse effect or any other new features to the latest Android Marshmallow OS.  It will only utterly brings  the new security enhancements, while some bug fixes, and further stability to the device Android Marshmallow OS.

The following tables are the recent updates for the Galaxy S6 SM-G920F and the Galaxy S6 SM G920I to which are packed with the June's Android Security Patches.

 Europe’s  Galaxy S6 SM-G920F Updates

Build versionTechnical detailsCarrier
G920FXXS3DPF1
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPDP
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7884513
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPF1
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPF1
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPDP
  • CSC: G920FXEU3DPD2
  • Build date: 05/26/2016

Unbranded or Factory Unlocked version
G920FXXS3DPFA
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS3DPFA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8125258
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPFA
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPFA
  • CP: G920FXXS3DPFA
  • CSC: G920FH3G3DPC1
  • Build date: 06/07/2016

Three
G920FXXU3DPFB
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPF1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8125258
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU3DPFB
  • AP: G920FXXU3DPFB
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPF1
  • CSC: G920FTMH3DPF2
  • Build date: 06/06/2016

T-Mobile Europe
G920FXXS3DPF7
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPDC
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7497559
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPF7
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPF7
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPDC
  • CSC: G920FVFG3DPDU
  • Build date: 05/31/2016

A1
G920FXXS3DPF6
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPDC
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7497559
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPF6
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPF6
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPDC
  • CSC: G925FVFG3DPDU
  • Build date: 05/31/2016

Vodafone
G920FXXS3DPF5
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS3DPC2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7025264
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPF5
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPF5
  • CP: G920FXXS3DPC2
  • CSC: G920FVFG3DPC1
  • Build date: 06/01/2016

Vodafone, Swisscom, Si.mobil
G920FXXS3DPF4
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPEO
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7884513
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPF4
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPF4
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPEO
  • CSC: G920FOXE3DPE1
  • Build date: 05/30/2016

Unbranded or Factory Unlocked version
G920FXXU3DPEY
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPDP
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7884513
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU3DPEY
  • AP: G920FXXU3DPEY
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPDP
  • CSC: G920FSFR3DPE1
  • Build date: 05/25/2016

SFR France
G920FXXU3DPEU
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPDP
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7884513
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU3DPEU
  • AP: G920FXXU3DPEU
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPDP
  • CSC: G920FBOG3DPE2
  • Build date: 05/24/2016

Bouygues France, EE UK

Africa, and Middle East Galaxy S6 SM-G920F Updates

Build versionTechnical detailsCountry/Region
G920FXXU3DPFI
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPAD
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8007686
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU3DPFI
  • AP: G920FXXU3DPFI
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPAD
  • CSC: G920FWFA3DPF1
  • Build date: 06/08/2016
South Africa
G920FXXU3DPF9
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPAD
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8216184
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU3DPF9
  • AP: G920FXXU3DPF9
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPAD
  • CSC: G920FXFV3DPE2
  • Build date: 06/02/2016
South Africa (Vodafone)
G920FXXU3DPF7
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPBT
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7169835
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU3DPF7
  • AP: G920FXXU3DPF7
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPBT
  • CSC: G920FOJK3DPF2
  • Build date: 06/08/2016
Israel
G920FXXS3DPF3
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS3DPF1
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7169835
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPF3
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPF3
  • CP: G920FXXS3DPF1
  • CSC: G920FOJV3DPC1
  • Build date: 05/31/2016
Middle East
G920FXXU3DPER
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPF2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8007686
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU3DPER
  • AP: G920FXXU3DPER
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPF2
  • CSC: G920FOJV3DPE3
  • Build date: 05/19/2016
United Arab Emirates

Southeast Asia's Galaxy S6 SM-G920F Updates

Build versionTechnical detailsCountry/Region
G920FXXS3DPFS
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPDA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7025264
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPFS
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPFS
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPDA
  • CSC: G920FOLB3DPDG
  • Build date: 06/22/2016

Thailand
G920FXXU3DPFJ
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPFJ
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8326249
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU3DPFJ
  • AP: G920FXXU3DPFJ
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPFJ
  • CSC: G920FOLB3DPFJ
  • Build date: 06/08/2016
Southeast Asia

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Updates

Build versionTechnical detailsCountry/Region
G920IDVS3EPFD
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPF7
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7315840
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPFD
  • AP: G920IDVS3EPFD
  • CP: G920IDVU3EPF7
  • CSC: G920IODD3EPD2
  • Build date: 06/20/2016
Asia
G920IDVS3EPF6
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPF6
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8007352
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPF6
  • AP: G920IDVS3EPF6
  • CP: G920IDVU3EPF6
  • CSC: G920IZTO3EPE5
  • Build date: 06/09/2016
Latin America
G920IDVU3EPF5
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPF5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8332934
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVU3EPF5
  • AP: G920IDVU3EPF5
  • CP: G920IDVU3EPF5
  • CSC: G920IUUB3EPF5
  • Build date: 06/08/2016
Latin America
G920IDVU3EPF4
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPF3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8324534
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVU3EPF4
  • AP: G920IDVU3EPF4
  • CP: G920IDVU3EPF3
  • CSC: G920IKSA3EPF2
  • Build date: 06/08/2016
Saudi Arabia
G920IDVU3EPEA
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPEA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-8190129
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVU3EPEA
  • AP: G920IDVU3EPEA
  • CP: G920IDVU3EPEA
  • CSC: G920IVAU3EPEA
  • Build date: 05/25/2016
Australia (Telstra, Vodafone)

If ever you haven't  received any of the above updates on your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F or SM-G920I, you better check the update right now.  You can simply update your device either  via Over-The-Air (OTA) and or thru Samsung's Smart Switch for PC.

Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Android Marshmallow Security Patch Update for May2016

The Samsung Galaxy S6,S6 Edge, and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ (plus) has been receiving simultaneous Android Marshmallow software updates. As the update's has been continually rolling out, some folks might have asked why are these updates keeps on coming in. Well, those updates were just basically the monthly security patch for the Android OS.  Google has been releasing these Security Patch updates ever since they've found out these  said Android vulnerabilities.

Most of these updates are newer builds but it will not bring any new features to the latest Android Marshmallow OS. However,  It will of course brings more additional security enhancements, some bug fixes, and further stability to the device Android Marshmallow OS.

As you might have already noticed the "Android Security Patch level" that has been added and indicated in the device OS since February 2016.  This security patch level changes in a monthly basis if and when there are new update arrives.  You can view this in the phone's software details via settings itself, from the Home screen, just tap on Apps, then  Settings, and About device.


So if your Galxy S6, S6 Edge, and or S6 Edge+ have just received the Android Marshmallow within the month of May and up to the first week of June, you might see that the Android Security Patch level indicated in your phone is May 1, 2016.

The following tables are the recent updates for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+  which are packed with May's Android Security Patches:

United States  Galaxy S6 SM-G920T  (Factory Unlocked version)

 Build version Technical details
G920TUEU3DPD6
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920TUEU3DPD6
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7610624
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920TUEU3DPD6
  • AP: G920TUEU3DPD6
  • CP: G920TUEU3DPD6
  • CSC: G920TXAR3DPD6
  • Build date: 04/28/2016

Europe's  Galaxy S6 SM-G920F (Unlocked version) Updates

Build versionTechnical details
G920FXXU3DPEK
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPDP
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7884513
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU3DPEK
  • AP: G920FXXU3DPEK
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPDP
  • CSC: G920FPHE3DPE2
  • Build date: 05/12/2016

G920FXXU3DPDP
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPDP
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7884513
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU3DPDP
  • AP: G920FXXU3DPDP
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPDP
  • CSC: G920FXEU3DPD2
  • Build date: 04/22/2016

Europe' Galaxy S6 SM-G920F (Carrier locked) Updates

Build versionTechnical detailsCarrier/Network Provider
G920FXXU3DPEB
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPDC
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7497559
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU3DPEB
  • AP: G920FXXU3DPEB
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPDC
  • CSC: G920FVFG3DPDU
  • Build date: 05/11/2016
 Vodafone
G920FXXU3DPE9
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPDP
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7884513
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU3DPE9
  • AP: G920FXXU3DPE9
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPDP
  • CSC: G920FTIM3DPE1
  • Build date: 05/09/2016
TIM Italy
G920FXXS3DPE7
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPD4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7693033
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPE7
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPE7
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPD4
  • CSC: G920FORO3DPDB
  • Build date: 05/09/2016
Orange
G920FXXS3DPE6
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPCA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7497559
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPE6
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPE6
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPCA
  • CSC: G920FH3G3DPC1
  • Build date: 05/03/2016
 3/Three
G920FXXS3DPE5
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPBF
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7086820
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPE5
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPE5
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPBF
  • CSC: G920FDDX3DPBF
  • Build date: 05/02/2016
Cosmote, T-Mobile Europe
G920FXXS3DPE4
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPCA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7575641
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPE4
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPE4
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPCA
  • CSC: G920FHTS3DPC1
  • Build date: 05/02/2016
  3/Three
G920FXXS3DPE1 
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXS3DPC2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7025264
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPE1
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPE1
  • CP: G920FXXS3DPC2
  • CSC: G920FVFG3DPC1
  • Build date: 05/03/2016
 Vodafone
G920FXXS3DPDI 
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPCJ
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7549385
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPDI
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPDI
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPCJ
  • CSC: G920FTEF3DPC1
  • Build date: 04/28/2016
 O2, Movistar
G920FXXU3DPDU
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPDC
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7497559
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU3DPDU
  • AP: G920FXXU3DPDU
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPDC
  • CSC: G920FVFG3DPDU
  • Build date: 04/26/2016
  A1 Austria

Middle East, and Africa's  Galaxy S6 SM-G920F

 Build version Technical details
G920FXXS3DPDH
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPBT
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7169835
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPDH
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPDH
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPBT
  • CSC: G920FOJV3DPC1
  • Build date: 04/27/2016
G920FXXU3DPDR

    • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
    • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
    • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPBT
    • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7169835
    • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXU3DPDR
    • AP: G920FXXU3DPDR
    • CP: G920FXXU3DPBT
    • CSC: G920FOJV3DPE1
    • Build date: 04/23/2016

Southeast Asia's  Galaxy S6 SM-G920F

 Build version Technical details
G920FXXS3DPEO
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3DPDA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7025264
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920FXXS3DPEO
  • AP: G920FXXS3DPEO
  • CP: G920FXXU3DPDA
  • CSC: G920FOLB3DPDG
  • Build date: 05/17/2016

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I

 Build version Technical detailsRegion
G920IDVS3EPE4
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPD5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7315840
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPE4
  • AP: G920IDVS3EPE4
  • CP: G920IDVU3EPD5
  • CSC: G920IODD3EPD2
  • Build date: 05/11/2016
Asia
G920IDVS3EPE2
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPD2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7721922
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPE2
  • AP: G920IDVS3EPE2
  • CP: G920IDVU3EPD2
  • CSC: G920IZTO3EPD2
  • Build date: 05/05/2016
Latin America
G920IDVS3EPE1
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPB2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7066121
  • Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVS3EPE1
  • AP: G920IDVS3EPE1
  • CP: G920IDVU3EPB2
  • CSC: G920IKSA3EPB4
  • Build date: 05/03/2016
Middle East

Below are the recent updates on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to which are basically identical to the Galaxy S6 releases, but it has a different build version to which point out for the Galaxy S6 Edge variants only.

Europe's  Unbranded Galaxy S6 Edge  SM-G925F Updates

Build versionTechnical details
G925FXXU3DPEK
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU3DPDP
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7884513
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU3DPEK
  • AP: G925FXXU3DPEK
  • CP: G925FXXU3DPDP
  • CSC: G925FPHE3DPE2
  • Build date: 05/12/2016
G925FXXU3DPDP
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU3DPDP
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7884513
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU3DPDP
  • AP: G925FXXU3DPDP
  • CP: G925FXXU3DPDP
  • CSC: G925FXEU3DPD2
  • Build date: 04/22/2016

Europe's Carrier Branded Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F Updates

Build versionTechnical detailsCarrier/Network Provider
G925FXXU3DPEB
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU3DPDC
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7497559
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU3DPEB
  • AP: G925FXXU3DPEB
  • CP: G925FXXU3DPDC
  • CSC: G925FVFG3DPDU
  • Build date: 05/11/2016
 Vodafone
G925FXXU3DPE9
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU3DPDP
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7884513
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU3DPE9
  • AP: G925FXXU3DPE9
  • CP: G925FXXU3DPDP
  • CSC: G925FTIM3DPE1
  • Build date: 05/09/2016
TIM Italy
G925FXXS3DPE7
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU3DPD4
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7693033
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXS3DPE7
  • AP: G925FXXS3DPE7
  • CP: G925FXXU3DPD4
  • CSC: G925FORO3DPDB
  • Build date: 05/09/2016

Orange
G925FXXS3DPE6
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU3DPCA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7497559
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXS3DPE6
  • AP: G925FXXS3DPE6
  • CP: G925FXXU3DPCA
  • CSC: G925FH3G3DPC1
  • Build date: 05/03/2016
 3/Three
G925FXXS3DPE5
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU3DPBF
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7086820
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXS3DPE5
  • AP: G925FXXS3DPE5
  • CP: G925FXXU3DPBF
  • CSC: G925FDDX3DPBF
  • Build date: 05/02/2016
Cosmote, T-Mobile Europe
G925FXXS3DPE4
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU3DPCA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7575641
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXS3DPE4
  • AP: G925FXXS3DPE4
  • CP: G925FXXU3DPCA
  • CSC: G925FHTS3DPC1
  • Build date: 05/02/2016
  3/Three
G925FXXS3DPE1 
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXS3DPC2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7025264
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXS3DPE1
  • AP: G925FXXS3DPE1
  • CP: G925FXXS3DPC2
  • CSC: G925FVFG3DPC1
  • Build date: 05/03/2016
 Vodafone
G925FXXS3DPDI 
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU3DPCJ
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7549385
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXS3DPDI
  • AP: G925FXXS3DPDI
  • CP: G925FXXU3DPCJ
  • CSC: G925FTEF3DPC1
  • Build date: 04/28/2016
 O2, Movistar
G925FXXU3DPDU
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU3DPDC
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7497559
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU3DPDU
  • AP: G925FXXU3DPDU
  • CP: G925FXXU3DPDC
  • CSC: G925FVFG3DPDU
  • Build date: 04/26/2016

  A1 Austria

Middle East, and Africa's  Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F

 Build version Technical details
G925FXXS3DPDH
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU3DPBT
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7169835
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXS3DPDH
  • AP: G925FXXS3DPDH
  • CP: G925FXXU3DPBT
  • CSC: G925FOJV3DPC1
  • Build date: 04/27/2016
G925FXXU3DPDR

    • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
    • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
    • Baseband version: G925FXXU3DPBT
    • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7169835
    • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXU3DPDR
    • AP: G925FXXU3DPDR
    • CP: G925FXXU3DPBT
    • CSC: G925FOJV3DPE1
    • Build date: 04/23/2016

Southeast Asia's  Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F

 Build version Technical details
G925FXXS3DPEO
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU3DPDA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7025264
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925FXXS3DPEO
  • AP: G925FXXS3DPEO
  • CP: G925FXXU3DPDA
  • CSC: G925FOLB3DPDG
  • Build date: 05/17/2016

Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925I

 Build version Technical detailsRegion
G925IDVS3EPE4
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPD5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7315840
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVS3EPE4
  • AP: G925IDVS3EPE4
  • CP: G925IDVU3EPD5
  • CSC: G925IODD3EPD2
  • Build date: 05/11/2016

Asia
G925IDVS3EPE2
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPD2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7721922
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVS3EPE2
  • AP: G925IDVS3EPE2
  • CP: G925IDVU3EPD2
  • CSC: G925IZTO3EPD2
  • Build date: 05/04/2016

Latin America
G925IDVS3EPE1
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPB2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7066121
  • Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVS3EPE1
  • AP: G925IDVS3EPE1
  • CP: G925IDVU3EPB2
  • CSC: G925IKSA3EPB4
  • Build date: 05/03/2016

Middle East

So there you have it! If you've already received the said Android Marshmallow Security Patch update just let us know.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I & S6 Edge SM-G925I Gets Its Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update

The Galaxy S6 SM-G920I and S6 Edge SM-G925I Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update has finally arrived. The first Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Android Marshmallow released build is dubbed as G920IDVU3EPC5, while on the other hand the Galaxy  S6 Edge SM-G925I received the build number G925IDVU3EPC5. The said updates were only bound to India's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users as of this time being, but might as well soon arrives in Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America. Along with the Marshmallow update is the updated version of Android Security Patch level to March 01, 2016, emphasizing that the two updates are still freshly baked.

Technical details of the first official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update:


  • Device:  Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Model number: SM-G920I
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3EPC3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7315840
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  • Build number: MMB29K.G920IDVU3EPC7
  • Android security patch level: 01 March 2016
  • AP: G920IDVU3EPC7
  • CP: G920IDVU3EPC3
  • CSC: G920IODD3EPC1

  • Device:  Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Model number: SM-G925I
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Baseband version: G925IDVU3EPC3
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-7315840
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  • Build number: MMB29K.G925IDVU3EPC5
  • Android security patch level: 01 March 2016
  • AP: G925IDVU3EPC5
  • CP: G925IDVU3EPC3
  • CSC: G925IODD3EPC1


Here are the initial changelog details of what are new features and or enhancements found in the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.

Changelog details:


  • OS upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • The new TouchWiz provides enhanced usability and an updated visual design.
  • Quick connect helps you easily find and connect to nearby devices and pre-connection.
  • Fingerprints are securely protected. An alternative unlock method (pattern,PIN, or password.
  • Advanced power saving mode restricts background data and extends battery life.
  • New enhanced users interface and a lot more.

Furthermore, you may notice that  the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow offers a much more consistent and well-optimized users interface (UI) as Samsung has focused on user experience and the device performance, instead of adding more applications. You can expect a lightning fast response time speed and less lagging while opening dialer, camera, apps and switching two applications at a time.

Again, the roll out began in India, this is the first build yet, so there is nothing to rush in. As I said earlier, it will surely continue to roll out to other countries any time soon. The Android Marshmallow firmware itself weights at around 2 GB in file size, and it can be downloaded via Over-The-Air (OTA) and thru Smart Switch for PC.

How to Update the Galaxy S6  to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow


  • Make sure to recharge your phone first.
  • Do not forget to backup all of the important data that were stored in the device memory.
  • Your Galaxy S6 must still run on the official software version and has not been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware.

Updating the Galaxy S6 via Over-The-Air (OTA)


This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 to the latest software version.  This method is what we called Firmware Update  Over-The-Air and so-called as FOTA or simply OTA update. In most often cases, a notification message will be directly sent out to you by your network provider and by Samsung itself, telling you that there is a new update that has now available for download.  This approach requires you to prepare a strong WiFi connection,  and so it might happen sometimes that one did not receive any software update notification messages; (1) If and when the device is out of range during the software update roll out  period, (2) Automatic update has been turned off in the device Settings.
However, We can still manually check for the update instead.

Here’s how to do it manually:
  • From your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for an update.

It will then notify you that a new update is available for download. But it also says that “Your device software is up to date“, and there is no software update is yet available for grab. You can simply choose Install now if you do so or else Install later if you want to get the update in later time.

But if ever you might have had received this message while checking software update that says something like “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.”  This is a warning message that only appears for those devices that have been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot the Galaxy S6  first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Update the Galaxy S6 using  a Computer via Smart Switch for PC


Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to choose the one that is specifically built for computer, depends on what you have either a PC or Mac.  Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need to do is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 on your  computer using the supplied USB  cable.
  1. Open Smart Switch in your computer.
  2. Connect the Galaxy S6  into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.
  3. Smart Switch will automatically prompt you if the update is available. Just click on the “update” then the “OK”  button to begin updating your Galaxy S6.

Once the update is made, you may now check the technical details of the new update, from Home screen  simply touch the Settings gear icon and then tap About device.

India's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Update build G920IDVU3DOL5, G925IDVU3DOL5, Brings Voice Call Improvements

Indian owners of the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) and Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925I) has gotten another Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update that brings some additional improvements to the Voice Call performance. In addition, it also includes the monthly security patch for the month of December to address the recent Android OS vulnerabilities. The update has moved the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) recent firmware build to G920IDVU3DOL5, while the Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925I) has bumped up to the build  number to G925IDVU3DOL5.

Furthermore, whilst the other Galaxy S6 and S6 edge variants such as the SM-G920F and SM-G925F has been gone into the beta testing for the said Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.  But the SM-G920I and the SM-G925I has gotten no any other sign to when this particular models will going to get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow treatment. Samsung usually released a new Android OS upgrades in between the month of December and February. Who knows this update might be the preparation needed right before the Android 6.0 Marshmallow arrives.

Here are the details of G920IDVU3DOL5 and G925IDVU3DOL5 5.1.1 update:

Changelog summary:
– The performance of  Voice call has been improved.
– Security patch update for the month of December.



Galaxy S6:
  • Model number: SM-G920I
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Android security patch level: 2015-12-01
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3DOL5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-6666417
  • Build number: LMY47X.G920IDVU3DOL5

Galaxy S6 Edge:
  • Model number: SM-G925I
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Android security patch level: 2015-12-01
  • Baseband version: G925IDVU3DOL5
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-6666417
  • Build number: LMY47X.G925IDVU3DOL5


This update is now being held available for both unlocked and network locked Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Only those who are residents in India, whilst those from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal may also get the same update.   So better check the update manually if you haven't received the notification message yet, its either via Over-The-Air and or via Smart Switch for PC.

How to Update the Galaxy S6  & S6 Edge to Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) build VU3DOL5


  • Make sure to recharge your phone first.
  • Do not forget to backup all of the important data that were stored in the device memory.
  • Your Galaxy S6 must still run on the official software version and has not been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware.

Updating the Galaxy S6 via Over-The-Air (OTA)


This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 to the latest software version.  This method is what we called Firmware Update  Over-The-Air and so-called as FOTA or simply OTA update. In most often cases, a notification message will be directly sent out to you by your network provider and by Samsung itself, telling you that there is a new update that has now available for download.  This approach requires you to prepare a strong WiFi connection,  and so it might happen sometimes that one did not receive any software update notification messages; (1) If and when the device is out of range during the software update roll out  period, (2) Automatic update has been turned off in the device Settings.
However, We can still manually check for the update instead.

Here’s how to do it manually:
  • From your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for an update.

It will then notify you that a new update is available for download. But it also says that “Your device software is up to date“, and there is no software update is yet available for grab. You can simply choose Install now if you do so or else Install later if you want to get the update in later time.

But if ever you might have had received this message while checking software update that says something like “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.”  This is a warning message that only appears for those devices that have been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot the Galaxy S6  first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Update the Galaxy S6 using  a Computer via Smart Switch for PC


Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to choose the one that is specifically built for computer, depends on what you have either a PC or Mac.  Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need to do is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 on your  computer using the supplied USB  cable.
  1. Open Smart Switch in your computer.
  2. Connect the Galaxy S6  into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.
  3. Smart Switch will automatically prompt you if the update is available. Just click on the “update” then the “OK”  button to begin updating your Galaxy S6.

Once the update is made, you may now check the technical details of the new update, from Home screen  simply touch the Settings gear icon and then tap About device.

Telstra Galaxy S6/S6 edge Android 5.1.1 update to build G920IDVU3DOJF & G925IDVU3DOJF

Telstra Australia is now set to  deploy another Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update on Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) and Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925I). This update will move the Galaxy S6 recent Android 5.1.1 software build to G920IDVU3DOJF. While on the other hand, the Galaxy  S6 edge will also bump up its build to G925IDVU3DOJF. However, the Galaxy S6 edge plus (SM-G928I) is also included in the update schedule and will start to roll out beginning November 23, 2015.  The said update mainly brings the implementation of  general bug fixes as well fixes for the "Stagefright" and other Android security vulnerabilities, according to Telsta.

In addition, you may also see the newly enabled feature like the "App Optimisation", allowing users yo optimized an unused application to improve the battery life as well as to monitor better the usage of RAM memory.

Here are the details of the updated Android 5.1.1 Lollipop:
  • Device: Telstra Galaxy S6
  • Model number: SM-G920I
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU3DOJF
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5999799
  • Build number: LMY47X.G920IDVU3DOJF
  • AP: G920IDVU3DOJF
  • CP: G920IDVU3DOJF
  • CSC: G920ITEL3DOJF

For the Galaxy S6 edge update:
  • Device: Telstra Galaxy S6 edge
  • Model number: SM-G925I
  • Android version: 5.1.1
  • Baseband version: G925IDVU3DOJF
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5999799
  • Build number: LMY47X.G925IDVU3DOJF
  • AP: G925IDVU3DOJF
  • CP: G925IDVU3DOJF
  • CSC: G925ITEL3DOJF


Again the update will start roll out on Monday, November 23, and will be launch via Over-The-Air and through Samsung Smart Switch for PC. So better check the update on the scheduled date by simply hitting your device Settings > About device > Check for update. Ensure that you device hasn't been rooted or you may only received an error message telling you that your device has been modified in unauthorized way.  So keep an eye to the said update for your Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) and Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925I).

Source: Telstra support page

Australia Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Update build G920IDVU3DOJ6 & G925IDVU3DOJ6

Australian owners of the Galaxy S6  (SM-G920I) and S6 Edge (SM-G925I) is getting another Android 5.1.1 OTA update. The update will bump build up the build number to G920IDVU3DOJ6 on Galaxy S6, while the S6 Edge on the other hand, will move its build number G925IDVU3DOJ6.  The update brings up some new features such as the Rich communication, Apps Optimization, and the newly updated Smart Manager and Samsung gear app. The update also includes the newly redesigned Apps icon, to which has a rounded edge and similar to the newly released Galaxy Note5.

In addition, the updated Smart Manager is one of the main concern of the update. This feature that will allow users to monitor the battery performance, RAM usage, memory storage and device security in one place within the device settings. It is now added with the Apps optimization feature to which is also a handy tool to optimized some apps just to get rid of battery draining problem, RAM and memory issues.

Here are the technical details of the update:

Device name: Samsung Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G920I
Android version: 5.1.1

Baseband version: G920IDVU3DOJ6
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5951853
Build Number: LMY47X.G920IDVU3DOJ6
AP G920IDVU3DOJ6
CP G920IDVU3DOJ6
CSC G920IXSA3DOJ6

Device name: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Model number: SM-G925I
Android version: 5.1.1

Baseband version: G925IDVU3DOJ6
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5951853
Build Number: LMY47X.G925IDVU3DOJ6
AP G925IDVU3DOJ6
CP G925IDVU3DOJ6
CSC G925IXSA3DOJ6



Both updates is now feeding live via Over-The-Air (OTA) update and thru Smart Switch.  Unfortunately, the update is only held available for those who got the unbranded or unlocked Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) and S6 Edge (SM-G925I) in Australia. The update is also been spotted and is heading to Vodafone's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but Vodafone hasn't released any announcement about the said update. But all major Australian carriers might also start to roll out this coming couple of days.

Update: Vodafone Australia has made the official announcement addressing  the G920IDVU3DOJ6 5.1.1 update for their own Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The update includes the following features and enhancements:
  • Vodafone 3G data issue fix
  • Global Call drop patches
  • Google Security patches
  • Samsung applications and UX update
  • Other global bug fixes, stability and performance improvements
  • You may read the full details here

How to Update the Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge to 5.1.1 DOJ6 Update


The DOJ6 is and update to the previous 5.1.1 build COGA.  If you haven’t received the notification message yet, it is much better to check the update manually.
  • Do not forget to recharge your phone.
  • Do not forget to backup all of the important data.
  • Your Galaxy S6 and  S6 edge must still run in the official software version and hasn’t been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware.

Updating the Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge via Over-The-Air (OTA)


This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 to the latest software version.  This method is what we called Firmware Update  Over-The-Air and so-called as FOTA or simply OTA update. In most often cases, a notification message will be directly sent out to you by your network provider and by Samsung itself, telling you that there is a new update that has now available for download.  This approach requires you to prepare a strong WiFi connection,  and so it might happen sometimes that one did not receive any software update notification messages; 1) if and when the device is out of range during the software update roll out  period, 2) Automatic update has been turned off in the device Settings.
However, We can still manually check for the update instead.

Here’s how to do it manually:
  • From your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for an update.

It will then notify you that a new update is available for download. But it also says that “Your device software is up to date“, and there is no software update is yet available for grab. You can simply choose Download and Install now if you do so or else Install later if you want to get the update in later time.

But if ever you might have had received this message while checking software update that says something like “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.”  This is a warning message that only appears for those devices that have been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot the Galaxy S6 edge  first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Update build G920IDVU2DOI2 on Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I), Brings Bug Fixes and Improvements

There is a new update on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) that will bump up its build to G920IDVU2DOI2. The update includes bug fixes, stability and improvements to the device performance. There are also some few revamp in UI (users interface) like the Apps icon to which have been changed into a rounded corner. The new design is quite something similar to the new Galaxy S5 Edge plus and Galaxy Note 5 as some of the menus in "Settings"  are slightly different than before.

In addition, the recent updates released starting from the month of September were mainly focused about the security and performance improvements. The security patches to the device OS against the (Stagefright) vulnerability has also added on this update. Some features like live broadcast in the camera, and some of Google's owned applications.

Fortunately, the G920IDVU2DOI2 update is only held available in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at this moment. While we are also keeping an eye if the said update might also soon arrive in Australia, New Zealand and in The Americas. Noting that the G920IDVU2DOI2 will replace the previously released build G920IDVU2COGA to which was rolled out to all of the aforementioned regions.

Technical details of the Update Build G920IDVU2DOI2:


Device name: Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G920I
Android version: 5.1.1
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5737107
Baseband version: G920IDVU2DOI2
Build number: LMY47X.G920IDVU2DOI2

How to Update the Galaxy S6  (SM-G920I) to build G920IDVU2DOI2


  • Ensure to recharge your phone first.
  • Do not forget to backup all of the important data that were stored in the device memory.
  • Your Galaxy S6 must still run on the official software version and has not been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware.

Updating the Galaxy S6 via Over-The-Air (OTA)


This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 to the latest software version.  This method is what we called Firmware Update  Over-The-Air and so-called as FOTA or simply OTA update. In most often cases, a notification message will be directly sent out to you by your network provider and by Samsung itself, telling you that there is a new update that has now available for download.  This approach requires you to prepare a strong WiFi connection,  and so it might happen sometimes that one did not receive any software update notification messages; (1) If and when the device is out of range during the software update roll out  period, (2) Automatic update has been turned off in the device Settings.
However, We can still manually check for the update instead.

Here’s how to do it manually:
  • From your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for an update.

It will then notify you that a new update is available for download. But it also says that “Your device software is up to date“, and there is no software update is yet available for grab. You can simply choose Download and Install now if you do so or else Install later if you want to get the update in later time.

But if ever you might have had received this message while checking software update that says something like “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.”  This is a warning message that only appears for those devices that have been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot the Galaxy S6  first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Update the Galaxy S6 using  a Computer via Smart Switch for PC


Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to choose the one that is specifically built for computer, depends on what you have either a PC or Mac.  Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need to do is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 on your  computer using the supplied USB  cable.
  1. Open Smart Switch in your computer.
  2. Connect the Galaxy S6  into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.
  3. Smart Switch will automatically prompt you if the update is available. Just click on the “update” then the “OK”  button to begin updating your Galaxy S6.

Once the update is made, you may now check the technical details of the new update, from Home screen  simply touch the Settings gear icon and then tap About device.

Australia and New Zealand Galaxy S6 (G920I) and S6 Edge (G925I) Gets (COGA) 5.1.1 Update

Australia and New Zealand's Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) and the Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925I) has finally received its Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. The update has bumped up the firmware build version to G920IDVU2COGA on the Galaxy S6 while the S6 edge G925IDVU2COGA. The update is now held available for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge from Vodafone Australia,  Vodafone New Zealand, and Spark/Telecom New Zealand. The unbranded or SIM-Free variant also got the said updates but only for New Zealand users only. While for Australian users has not yet available at this moment, including those under with Telstra's network but might be just follow very soon.

The update contains several fixes on some particular issues such as the 3G data, security alerts, missing icons in the quick panel, and the intermittent black screen. The update is also equipped with security patches to fix the (Stagefright) vulnerability.  There are also  some of Samsung's default application also updated to the latest version and the rest are other global fixes, stability and further improvements to the device.  Below are the technical details on both Galaxy S6 and S6 edge update.

Updated on 8-27-2015:
Australia's unbranded Galaxy S6 and likewise to those came from (Optus) network also got the 5.1.1 update, while those under with (Telstra) might follow not so long enough.

Technical details of the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) update:


Android version: 5.1.1
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5499188 dpi@SWHD8903 #1 The Jul 28 20:02:05 KST 2015
Baseband version:
G920IDVU2COGA
Build number: LMY47X.G920IDVU2COGA
AP: G920IDVU2COGA
CP: G920IDVU2COGA
CSC: G920IVAU2COGA
IMEI-SV: 03

Technical details of the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925I) update:


Android version: 5.1.1
Kernel version: 3.10.61 -5499188 dpi@SWHD4911 #1 The Jul 28 20:01:56 KST 2015
Baseband version: G925IDVU2COGA
Build number: LMY47X.G925IDVU2COGA
AP: G925IDVU2COGA
CP: G925IDVU2COGA
CSC: G925IDVU2COGA
IMEI-SV: 03


Features and Enhancement of the Android 5.1.1 (COGA) Update
  1. OS upgrade to 5.1.1
  2. Resolve following issues:
  • 3G data issue
  • Security alert notifications
  • Missing quick panel icons
  • Intermittent black screen
  1. Google patches
  2. Samsung applications update
  3. Other global bug fixes, stability and security improvements

The update is rolling out via Over-The-Air (OTA) update and thru Samsung Kies. The update's file size is roughly 640MB to download via (OTA) while updating via Samsung Kies is roughly 3.5GB.

To learn more about the 5.1.1 update, you may  escalate to Vodafone Galaxy S6 and S6 edge and support pages.

Source: Vodafone 1, 2

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I 5.1.1 Update version G920IDVU2COGA is Rolling out in India and Saudi Arabia

The Samsung Galaxy S6 has once again received a 5.1.1 update that will bump the build version to G920IDVU2COGA from the previous 5.1.1. G920IDVU2COF8.  This is the second  Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update being released in India's Galaxy S6 owners. While, on the other hand, this the same update that has also  been rolled out in Saudi Arabia but it the first 5.1.1 update we have ever seen released in the country so far.  The update brings the device security enhancements to  fix a certain bug (Stagefright) vulnerabilities and further improvements performance, to which also includes the battery life improvements.

Technical details G920IDVU2COGA 5.1.1 update:

  • Model number: SM-G920I
  • Android version: 5.0.2
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU2COGA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5499188
  • Build number: LMY47X.G920IDVU2COGA

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S6 G920I to Official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop


Just follow these guide on how to keep your Galaxy S6 in a much safer way while performing a software update.  I also added some useful insights and why you should follow this procedure.

First and foremost make sure to recharge your Galaxy S6 – While performing the software update on Galaxy S6 it may only take just a couple of minutes but sometimes it may take longer. It will depend on how small or large the update size is, but most cases it also affects the speed of your data connection. Slower WiFi data connection may take longer while a stronger data connection is more speedy. A 40% to 50% recharged  battery power is enough, but a fully recharged is way much better. Since we cannot determine how what the exact time we need to consume when initiating the firmware update so we should make sure our device has still enough battery remaining power to avoid any fatal issues. Have you ever heard or encountered those fellas who ended their devices into soft-bricks? A device was just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally, those are what we called soft-bricks. And most probably caused by an inadequate battery power while performing the software update.

Do not forget to back up all of the important data – Even though there are no any data that are going to be deleted right after performing a software update. But what if the software update went wrong, the update unexpectedly fails and then the phone becomes unresponsive and then it forces you to perform a wipe data/factory that basically wipes your phone’s memory storage just to resolve the issue. So you should backup your important files, including contacts, messages, call log, photos, videos, music, and apps. You cannot recover these files if somehow accidentally deleted when the software update goes wrong.

Your Galaxy S6 must still run on the official software version and hasn’t been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware update – Just in case you just need to know that a rooted and a modified Galaxy S6 will not get official software update anymore from Samsung and either to which carrier provider it came from. It will not allow users to install the update as it might harm the device once the update has made. So a rooted and modified Galaxy S6 users usually receives this warning message instead, that says: The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.

Update the Galaxy S6 via Firmware Over-The-Air (OTA)

This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to the latest software version.  This method is what we called Firmware Update  Over-The-Air and so-called as FOTA or simply OTA update. In most often cases, a notification message will directly be sent to you by your network provider and by Samsung itself, telling you that there is a new update that has now available for download.  This approach requires you to prepare a strong WiFi connection,  and so it might happen sometimes that one did not receive any software update notification messages; 1) if and when the device is out of range during the software update roll out  period, 2) Automatic update has been turned off in the device Settings.
However, We can still manually check for the update instead.
Here’s how to do it manually:
  • In your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for update.

It will then notify you that a new update is available for download. But it also says that “Your device software is up to date“, and there is no software update is yet available for grab. You can simply choose Download and Install now if you do so or else Install later if you want to get the update in later time.

But if ever you might have had received this message while checking software update that says something like “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.”  This is a warning message that only appears for those devices that have been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot your Galaxy S6 first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

It will then automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet.

Update the Galaxy S6 Thru Samsung Smart Switch


You can use Smart Switch to update your Galaxy S6 software to the latest versions.  It can also be used if the Software Over-The-Air update fails for some reason. The Smart Switch is way similar to the before Samsung Kies that had been used on several devices.


Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to choose the one that is specifically built for computer, depends on what you have either a PC or Mac.  Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920I into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

1. Run Smart Switch in your computer.

2. Connect the Galaxy S6 into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

3. Smart Switch will automatically prompt you if the update is available. If it doesn’t respond at all, you may manually navigate through its settings.

4. Click on the “More” button at the right top of Smart Switch. You will then presented an option.  Choose “Preferences”  in the drop-down. You are then presented with two tabs the Backup file and  Software Update.  The backup file allows you to allocate a certain folder where you want your  backup files to be stored. Then on the other hand the Software Update tab is where you can set it to the Latest Software Pre-Download Settings.  Just mark the checkbox where it says  Latest Software Pre-Download.

5. Select the “Backup” button, to safely kept your important data and files such as contacts, messages, call log, videos, music, photos, application and more.  The backup data files will be stored in the  documents folder of your computer. This is a very important steps as it wipes out all of it while performing the software update process. All data will permanently delete and it cannot be recovered, so ensure to create a backup first before it’s too late than sorry.

6. Click on the “More” button again.  Choose “Emergency software recovery and initialization” in the drop-down option.

Choose the “Software Update and Initialization” tab.
Wait for a couple of seconds as it check the current software version of your Galaxy S6 and then check for the latest software update version to initialized.  You may then simply follow the on-screen instructions that ask you to click the “OK” or a “Cancel” button.

Once the Software update initialization started you must not  interrupt the process like unplugging  the data cable connected to the computer nor turning off the device. You must wait until it says “Software update and Initialization are complete”.

Once your Galaxy S6 reboots disconnect it from the computer. Then reconnect it back again.

7. Lastly restore the backup, choose “Restore” button to restore the previously created  backup files.

Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Official Lollipop 5.1.1 Update, 1st build version is G920IDVU2COF8 rolls out in Asia

Samsung has officially sends out the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update on Galaxy S6 SM-G920I. The first build version is dubbed with build number G920IDVU2COF8 which is now gradually rolled out in Asian countries. The latter will be in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. We haven't seen any other 5.1.1 updates yet that might have been pushed through in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and Singapore as of this moment. Noting that the SM-G920I Galaxy S6 variant was also sold and held available from those mentioned regions, so the update might follow very soon.

Some features on Lollipop 5.1.1 update such as the A-Z button for sorting all the apps in alphabetical order and the exposure slider in the camera.  But there are also some features lacking on it like the guest mode feature which brings the multi-user support. Though it is already included on the 5.1.1 update but it hasn't been enabled yet.

Here's the technical details of the G920IDVU2COF8 5.1.1 update of which can be viewed in the device Settings>About device once you took the update.
  • Model number: SM-G920I
  • Android version: 5.0.2
  • Baseband version: G920IDVU2COF8
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-5228538
  • Build number: LMY47X.G920IDVU2COF8

Again, the update still rolling out in stages, and not everyone may get the update at the same. You can manually check the update either via Over-the-air or using Smart Switch. Below are the step by step guide on how to update the Galaxy S6 SM-G920I to the new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6  to Official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop


Just follow these guide on how to keep your Galaxy S6 in a much safer way while performing software update.  I also added some useful insights and why you should follow this procedures.

First and foremost make sure to recharge your Galaxy S6 – While performing software update on Galaxy S6 it may only takes just a couple of minutes but sometimes it may take longer. It will depend on how small or large the update size is, but most cases it also affects the speed of your data connection. Slower WiFi data connection may take longer while a stronger data connection is more speedy. A 40% to 50% recharged battery is enough but a fully recharged is way much better. Since we cannot determine how what the exact time we need to consume when initiating the firmware update so we should make sure our device has still enough battery remaining power to avoid any fatal issues. Have you ever heard or encountered those fellas who ended their devices into soft-bricks? A device was just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally, those are what we called soft-bricks. And most probably caused by an inadequate battery power while performing the software update.

Do not forget to back up all of the important data – Even though there are no any data that are going to be deleted right after performing software update. But what if the software update went wrong, the update unexpectedly fails and then the phone becomes unresponsive and then it forces you to perform a wipe data/factory that basically wipes your phone’s memory storage just to resolve the issue. So you should backup your important files, including contacts, messages, call log, photos, videos, music, and apps. You cannot recover these files if somehow accidentally deleted when the software update goes wrong.

Your Galaxy S6 must still runs on the official software version and hasn’t been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware update – Just in-case you just need to know that a rooted and a modified Galaxy S6 will not get official software update anymore from Samsung and either to which carrier providers it came from. It will not allow users to install the update as it might harm the device once the update has made. So a rooted and modified Galaxy S6 users usually receives this warning message instead, that says: ‘The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.‘.

Update the Galaxy S6 via Firmware Over-The-Air (OTA)

This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to the latest software version.  This method is what we called Firmware Update  Over-The-Air and so-called as FOTA or simply OTA update. In most often cases a notification message will directly sent to you by your network provider and by Samsung itself, telling you that there is a new update that has now available for download.  This approach requires you to prepare a strong WiFi connection,  and so it might happened sometimes that one did not receive any software update notification messages; 1) if and when the device is out of range during the software update roll out  period, 2) Automatic update has been turned off in the device Settings.
However, We can still manually check for the update instead.
Here’s how to do it manually:
  • In your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for update.

It will then notify you that a new update is available for download. But it also says that “Your device software is up to date“, and there is no software update is yet available for grab. You can simply choose Download and Install now if you do so or else Install later if you want to get the update in later time.

But if ever you might have had receive this message while checking software update that says something like “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.”  This is a warning message that only appears for those devices that has been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot your Galaxy S6 first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

It will then automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet.

Update the Galaxy S6 Thru Samsung Smart Switch


You can use Smart Switch to update your Galaxy S6 software to the latest versions.  It can also be used if the Software Over-The-Air update fail for some reason. The Smart Switch is way similar to the before Samsung Kies that had been used on several devices.


Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to choose the one that is specifically built for computer, depends of what you have either a PC or Mac.  Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920I into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

1. Run Smart Switch in your computer.

2. Connect the Galaxy S6 into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

3. Smart Switch will automatically prompt you if the update is available. If it doesn’t respond at all, you may manually navigate through its settings.

4. Click on the “More” button at the right top of Smart Switch. You will then presented an options.  Choose “Preferences”  in the drop-down. You are then presented with two tabs the Backup file and  Software Update.  The backup file allows you to allocate a certain folder where you want your  backup files to be stored. Then on the other hand the Software Update tab is where you can set it to the Latest Software Pre-Download Settings.  Just mark the check-box where it says  Latest Software Pre-Download.

5. Select the “Backup” button, to safely kept your important data and files such as contacts, messages, call log, videos, music, photos, application and more.  The back up data files will be stored in the  documents folder of your computer. This is a very important steps as it wipes out all of it while performing the software update process. All data will permanently deleted and it cannot be recovered, so ensure to create a backup first before it’s too late than sorry.

6. Click on the “More” button again.  Choose “Emergency software recovery and initialization” in the drop-down option.

Choose the “Software Update and Initialization” tab.
Wait for a couple of seconds as it check the current software version of your Galaxy S6 and then check for the latest software update version to initialized.  You may then simply follow the on-screen instructions that ask you to click the “OK” or a “Cancel” button.

Once the Software update initialization started you must not  interrupt the process like unplugging  the data cable connected to the computer nor turning off the device. You must wait until it says “Software update and Initialization are complete”.

Once your Galaxy S6 reboots disconnect it from the computer. Then reconnect it back again.

7. Lastly restore the backup, choose “Restore” button to restore the previously created  backup files.