The Korean major Samsung is back with a series of monthly security updates for its premium flagship S-line smartphones. Yesterday we have already posted an update where the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge variants received the June 2017 security patch. Following the same, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge variants are now receiving the June 2017 security patch. The security patch comes as an OTA (Over-The-Air) update and can be installed on the S6 devices running the stock Android 7.0 Nougat firmware. The firmware update is rolling out to the European regions, specifically to the UK, Ireland, and UAE. Upgrading to the firmware will give the PDA G925FXXS5EQF9 and CSC G925FOXA5EQF9 to the UK and Ireland variants, whereas, the PDA G925FXXS5EQF9 and CSC G925FOJV5EQD1 is given to the UAE variants of S6. You can still check if the full Odin firmware is available for download for your particular S6 variants and region.
However, it is still based on Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung Experience interface and not the 7.1.1 Nougat. All the premium Samsung devices are promised Android O. So Samsung might as well jump directly to Android 8.0 O for the Galaxy S8 (Plus). The June security updates come with 96 bug fixes including common vulnerabilities, Exposures (CVE) in Android OS, and 23 patches designed for Galaxy.
|Samsung Model name||Galaxy S6 and S6 edge|
|Software Version||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Build date||Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:14:57 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2017-06-01 June 2017|
How to install June 2017 security updates on Samsung Galaxy S6 (Edge) variants?
There are basically two ways to install the June 2017 security patch updates on Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The first one is to download OTA update from settings and do an upgrade via stock recovery.
Here’s how to do it:
- To do so, go to Settings and select the Software Update option.
- Wait until you receive an OTA notification.
- Download OTA and approve the installation.
- Let the process complete.
Secondly, you can download the full firmware file directly from Samsung servers and follow this similar tutorial to restore the S6 or S6 Edge device to complete stock via Odin software.
Here is a sample of how to download the full firmware.
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