Samsung seems to be on a spree of rolling firmware updates for its devices. And obviously, right from the start of the month, Samsung has duly released the updates around the globe. August is about to end, so naturally, Samsung is rolling out updates for its rest of the devices as planned. And in relevance to this, yet again Samsung has rolled out the August 2017 security update for Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/Edge Plus devices. Galaxy S6 series devices are very popular flagship releases of Samsung. This firmware update has started rolling out in the Netherlands in the form of OTA (Over The Air) update. It is expected to reach all over the globe soon.

This brings the firmware build number G920FXXU5EQH6, G925FXXU5EQH6, and G928FXXS3CQH1 for the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge plus respectively. And this update is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Since the update is rolled out Over-The-Air, so, it might take a while to reach your device. Well, you can also download the update firmware directly from the Samsung’s server and install it manually. We will provide the complete guide to install the August 2017 Security Update for Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/Edge Plus.

August 2017 Security Update for Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/Edge Plus Edge Firmware Info

Let’s see the firmware info of the August 2017 Security Update for Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/Edge Plus in a nutshell.

Galaxy S6

Model SM-G920F
Model name Galaxy S6
Country Netherlands
Version Android 7
Changelist 10958180
Build date Wed, 09 Aug 2017 04:55:43 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-08-01
Product code PHN
PDA G920FXXU5EQH6
CSC G920FPHN5EQH1

  S6 Edge

Model SM-G925F
Model name Galaxy S6 edge
Country Netherlands
Version Android 7
Changelist 10958180
Build date Wed, 09 Aug 2017 04:58:37 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-08-01
Product code PHN
PDA G925FXXU5EQH6
CSC G925FPHN5EQH1

 S6 Edge Plus

Model SM-G928F
Model name Galaxy S6 edge+
Country Netherlands
Version Android 7
Changelist 10809520
Build date Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:19:10 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-08-01
Product code PHN
PDA G928FXXS3CQH1
CSC G928FPHN3CQF1

What’s New with the August 2017 Security Update for Galaxy S6 Series

  • Patches 50 security vulnerabilities under the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure(CVEs) in the Android OS.
  • And it also fixes 12 known bugs in the firm’s software.
  • It comes with the latest security patch level of 1st August 2017.

How to install August 2017 Security update for Galaxy S6 Series

There are basically two ways to install the August 2017 security patch updates on Samsung Galaxy S6/S6Edge/S6 Edge Plus. The first one is to download OTA(Over the air) update and install it via stock recovery. And the second way is to directly download the firmware from Samsung servers and restore the device to complete stock via latest Odin Tool.

Also, the OTA is rolling out in waves. So not every device will receive the update right now. You can use the alternative Odin firmware flash method for that.

Update Galaxy S6 Series via Odin firmware

Step 1: Download the latest Odin tool to PC.

Step 2: And then download and extract SamFirm tool.

Step 3: Download stock firmware for Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/Edge Plus directly from Samsung Servers.

Step 4: See how to flash or restore the device to complete stock using Odin Tool.

If you are a Galaxy S6 series user then grab your latest August 2017 security update ASAP when it is available for your device. Install the update, upgrade your device and do let us know.