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Samsung released a huge update to its former premium phones, the Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy S6 Edge, taking it to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. It’s a jump from the 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware that the devices were running and here we are with the latest update for the Global variants. The update is currently rolling across the United Kingdom region and will soon be released across the globe. Besides the Global variant, the Korean variants of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge first received this update. The Marshmallow OTA update comes to the SM-G920F with baseband number G920FXXU3DPB8 and as for the SM-G925F device, the baseband is G925FXXU3DPB8 The update brings new features along with the latest TouchWiz UI.
As it comes to the UK, it’s not long that the update will be seen in other regions as well. So if for any reason you don’t see any update notification, then hit the download section below and perform a clean firmware upgrade. However, backup everything before you proceed. For an OTA update notification or Note 5 marshmallow update, get to the following link.
Warning: Although going through this procedure should not cause harm or any damage to your device, it remains an unofficial process and you should be cautious about it. Reader’s discretion is advised.
Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware:
Galaxy S6 SM-G920F → Download | File: G920FXXU3DPB8_G920FVFG3DPB8_VOD.zip
Galaxy S6 SM-G920F Marshmallow Mirror → Link
For all the carriers and regions→ Link
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware:
Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F → Download | File: G925FXXU3DPB8_G925FVFG3DPB8_VOD.zip
Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F marshmallow Mirror → Link
For all the carriers and regions→ Link
Samsung Galaxy Drivers → Download | File: SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.zip (15.3MB)
1. Verify your device for compatibility. Check out the download section.
2. Enable USB Debugging on your device. To do so, go to Settings>About Phone> Tap on the Build Number several times until you get a new Developer Options in the Settings. Open Developer Options and enable USB Debugging from there. Trust the connection by allowing it when you connect it to your PC for the first time.
3. Make sure you have latest device drivers setup on your PC for a better connection. Get it from the download section official from the manufacturer.
4. To be sure, fully charge your device as the process make take a while.
5. Backup everything before you proceed. Odin performs a clean install, that you will lose apps, data, media, etc.
How to Install Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G925FXXU3DPB8 Update
Step 1: Download the listed firmware for your for your Galaxy device. Extract the zip file to get the firmware with .tar or .tar.md5 extension and place at a location where you can easily locate it in your PC.
Step 2: Now boot your device into Download/Odin Mode. To do so, turn off your device completely and then press and hold Power button + Volume Down + Home keys for a few seconds. If you see a warning sign press Volume up/ Volume down to get the Odin screen.
Step 3: If you already have Odin software on your PC then simply run the Odin3_3.10.7.exe file. If not, then download the Odin3.zip file from the download section and extract it. Run Odin software as administrator.
Step 4: While your device is still in the Odin Mode, connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
Step 5: After a successful connection, the ID: COM in the Odin should turn Blue and an Added!! message should be displayed in the Log tab. In case your device doesn’t show up in Odin, then you can troubleshoot it with the steps given at the end of the tutorial.
Step 6: Now click on AP button and add the firmware file by navigating to the file path. Once added, it should show like this — File Path\G920FXXU3DPB8_G920FVFG3DPB8_VOD.tar.md5
Step 7: Take care that only Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time are selected in the Options tab. Do not check Re-Partition.
Step 8: Once done, verify everything and proceed with installation by selecting Start button. If it’s a 4 file firmware, then take a look at the following image:
Step 9: When you get a PASS! message in the Log tab on your Odin software, that means firmware has successfully been installed and the device will restart itself. If not then reboot manually.
When you see the boot animation, you can enjoy your new firmware. Be patient as first boot may take a while. However, if the system doesn’t boot up for a long time, then go through the following.
How to Fix Bootloop on Samsung Galaxy Device?
If you come across boot loop or your Samsung Galaxy device is stuck at the boot logo then factory reset your device from the recovery. To do so, turn of your device (also remove the battery if applicable and put it back again) and reboot into recovery mode by press and holding Power + Volume down + Home keys for a few seconds. From the Recovery, select Wipe Data / Factory Reset. Confirm the action and reboot once done. Your device should now boot up.
How to Troubleshoot Connectivity problem on Samsung Galaxy Device?
If your device doesn’t show up in the Odin software, then turn off USB Debugging and turn it on again and Reboot. You can also reinstall the Samsung USB Drivers or try changing the USB cable and connection ports from device manager.
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