Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Samsung releases new update for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to improve fingerprint recognitionReuters

Looks like Samsung is working hard to make its new Galaxy S flagship function smoothly by releasing frequent software updates.

In less than a week after deploying an update that squashes the memory leak issue, the maker has seeded another firmware for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge across several regions in Europe and Asia.

This time it has a more vivid changelog for the OTA update, which weighs in at 159.29MB for S6 users residing in Malaysia. According to the release note, the update improves the Fingerprint recognition process, adds new features to Photo editor, improves compatibility with accessories and enhances interface of Email, Music, S Planner and other Samsung apps.

If your device is unresponsive, just press and hold the Power and Volume keys simultaneously for more than seven seconds to restart it and everything works fine.

While the previous update was for Vodafone subscribers in the UK, the recent one is rolling out as a general update in the country. Go to Settings>> About device>> Software update to check the availability of the new firmware which comes with build version XXU1AOE3 (the previous one was XXU1AODG).

You can also manually install the firmware on your S6/S6 Edge devices using the step-by-step guide below. Note that the firmware builds are unbranded, which can be installed on any unlocked SM-G920F or SM-G925F models.

Firmware details for Galaxy S6

  • Model: SM-G920F
  • Model name: Galaxy S6
  • Country: France
  • Version: Android 5.0.2
  • Changelist: 4497415
  • Build date: 6 May
  • Product code: XEF
  • PDA: G920FXXU1AOE3
  • CSC: G920FOXA1AOE3

Firmware details for S6 Edge

  • Model: SM-G925F
  • Model name: Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Country: United Kingdom/Ireland
  • Version: Android 5.0.2
  • Changelist: 4497415
  • Build date: 6 May
  • Product code: XEU
  • PDA: G925FXXU1AOE3
  • CSC: G925FOXA1AOE3

Important points

  • Ensure that you have installed proper USB drivers for Galaxy S6 duo on the computer.
  • Create a back up of all important data of the phone using custom recovery, before following the installation guide.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings>> Developer Options>> check the USB Debugging option.]
  • Ensure your S6 has 80% battery charge. The device might shut down during the process due to lack of battery, which in turn could brick the device.
  • You should possess an unlocked Galaxy S6 SM-G920F or, SM-G925F.
  • The phone will lose custom ROM once the stock update is installed. Also, the custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version.
  • The phone will no longer belong to a rooted version with the installation of official firmware.
  • The Lollipop stock firmware builds works with Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. As flashing these on any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number and then install the firmware based on the model number.
  • IBTimes UK will not be held liable for any damage to the device.

Download files:

Galaxy S6: G920FXXU1AOE3

Or,

S6 Edge: G925FXXU1AOE3

Odin3 v10.6

How to install official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware on Galaxy S6 or, S6 Edge

Step-1: Extract the downloaded firmware zip using any extracting tool

Step-2: Extract the Odin zip

Step-3: Switch off your Galaxy S6

Step-4: Enter Download Mode by pressing and holding Home, Power and Volume Down buttons together

Note: Ensure that you have installed proper USB drivers installed on your PC

Step-5: Launch Odin as Administrator on the computer. Click on the Odin tool then right-click and select 'Run as Administrator' from the drop down menu

Step-6: Connect the S6 to the PC using USB cable while it is in Download mode. Wait for some time until Odin detects the device. When the phone is connected successfully, the ID: COM box in Odin will turn light blue with COM port number. This step might take some time

Step-7: In Odin, click AP button and select the firmware files extracted in step-1

Step-8: Enable Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes in Odin. Also ensure that Re-Partition option is unchecked

Step-9: Double check everything and click the Start button in Odin

Step-10: The installation should start now. It would take a few minutes to complete the installation. Once the process is completed, the phone will restart automatically. When you see the home screen on the phone, unplug the USB cable from the phone safely.

Your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge should now be updated with new Lollipop build.

[Source: Sammobile]