Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Android Oreo and Pie Update FAQ

If you are Samsung Galaxy S6 user, you are at the right place for all the latest news regarding Samsung Galaxy S6 Android Updates. This page is dedicated to the same, We will update all the major news regarding Official Android OS Update, and Unofficial Android Update regarding Samsung Galaxy S6. Recently, Samsung Galaxy S6 gets Android 9 Pie update (Unofficial). Check out if your device is on the list.

You can also check the list of Android 8.0 Oreo updates because Samsung has stopped rolling out Android updates after providing the official update of Android 7.0 Nougat.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Android 9 Pie Update

Model Launch OS | Current OS Android Pie Update
Global Variant Android 5 Lollipop | Android 7 Nougat Not eligible (Unofficial update available)
AT&T Android 5 Lollipop | Android 7 Nougat Not eligible
T-mobile Android 5 Lollipop | Android 7 Nougat Not eligible (Unofficial update available)
US Cellular Android 5 Lollipop | Android 7 Nougat Not eligible
Canada Android 5 Lollipop | Android 7 Nougat Not eligible (Unofficial update available)

Samsung Galaxy S6 was the flagship of the year 2015 from the home of Samsung, and it has been almost three years, that’s why S6 is not eligible for the official Android 9 Pie update, so users who are looking to update Samsung Galaxy S6 to the latest Android Pie, they have to use the unofficial ways. Also, Custom ROMs for Galaxy S6 have not a very large list, so you don’t have some available Android 9 Pie updates for Samsung Galaxy S6.

Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Android 9 Pie Unofficial Update

Since Samsung is not looking forward to providing an Android OS update to the three years old Flagship Samsung Galaxy S6. But the Samsung Galaxy S6 already received the Unofficial Android 9 Pie update. The Android development community XDA has posted the Pie-based ROM, you can download the popular AOSP 9.0 GSI ROM to get the latest Android OS update. But, make sure your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge has any of the following model numbers:

Galaxy S6

SM-G925F, SM-G925FD, SM-G925I, SM-G925S, SM-G925L, SM-G925T, SM-G925W8

Galaxy S6 Edge

SM-G925F, SM-G925FD, SM-G925I, SM-G925S, SM-G925K, SM-G925L, SM-G925T, SM-G925W8

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Image Courtesy: CBS Interactive

To give you an obvious idea of compatible devices from a different region, Check the table below, that will summarise your confusion regarding different variant from a different region.

Category USA India, Singapore, LATAM, Australia Variants Global Variant South Korea Variant Canada variant
Galaxy S6 SM-G920T SM-G920I SM-G920F, SM-G920FD SM-G920S, SM-G920K, SM-G920L SM-G920W8
Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925T SM-G925I SM-G925F, SM-G925FD SM-G925S, SM-G925K, SM-G925L SM-G925W8

Best Custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 NexusOS Android 9 Pie (Only for Exynos Variant) 

Version Information
Status: Beta
Current Beta Version: 9.0.0-20180916-1245
Beta Release Date: 2018-10-08

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge LineageOS 

Version Information

Status: Stable
Current version: Lineage OS 14.1
Beta Release Date: 2018-01-21

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LineageOS 16

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Android 8.0, 8.1 Oreo  Update

All the flagships of Samsung usually receive Android updates up to 2 years, the Samsung Galaxy S6 was launched in mid-2015 with Android 5.0 Lollipop, and officially it has received two Android OS updates of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and Android 7.0 Nougat. SO, the Android 8.0 has never arrived on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Model Launch OS Current OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Global Variant Android 5.0 Android 7.0 Not Received
AT&T Android 5.0 Android 7.0 Not Received
T-Mobile Android 5.0 Android 7.0 Not Received
US Cellular Android 5.0 Android 7.0 Not Received
Canada Android 5.0 Android 7.0 Not Received

Here is the complete list of all the variants of Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge that has received various official Android updates on Android 7.0 Nougat. The latest update was rolled out in May 2018.

Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 Global Variant (SM-G920F/G/H/i)

Date Download Link Android OS Changelog
1 May 2018 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for April 2018
23 March 2018 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for March 2018
14 September 2017 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for August 2017
06 September 2017 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for August 2017
09 August 2017 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for August 2017
12 July 2017 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for July 2017

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 AT&T Variant (SM-G920A)

Date Download Link Android OS Changelog
5 April 2018 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for March 2018
6 March 2018 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for February 2018, Fixed Hotspot problem, and  improvement in connectivity
26 January 2018 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for January 2018
09 November 2017 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for September, and October 2017, Fixed issue with Wi-Fi, Fixed BlueBorne
25 August 2017 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for August 2017
25 July 2017 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for July 2017

Samsung Galaxy S6 T-Mobile Variant (SM-G920T)

Date Download Link Android OS Changelog
25 March 2018 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for March 2018, System Improvement, Bugs Fixed
24 January 2018 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for January 2018
22 November 2018 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for November 2017
27 July 2017 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for July 2017
05 June 2017 Download Android 7.0 Android OS 7.0 Nougat update, Monthly Security Patch for May 2017
11 April 2017 Download Android 6.0.1 System improvements, Bugs Fixes

Odin for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 US Cellular Variant (SM-G920R4) 

Date Download Link Android OS Changelog
28 April 2017 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for May 2017
08 December 2016 Download Android 6.0.1 Monthly Security Patch for December 2016
07 November 2016 Download Android 6.0.1 Monthly Security Patch for November 2016
17 October 2018 Download Android 6.0.1 Monthly Security Patch for October 2016
15 June 2016 Download Android 6.0.1 Monthly Security Patch for June 2016

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Canada variant 

Date Download Link Android OS Changelog
07 July 2017 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for July 2017
12 June 2017 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for June 2017
12 April 2017 Download Android 7.0 Monthly Security Patch for April 2017
12 September 2016 Download Android 6.0.1 Monthly Security Patch for September 2016


 

How to install Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Firmware 

To install the firmware for Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, first of all, check your Model number, and download the firmware of the latest version from the given link in the above section. Now, install the downloaded firmware from the given steps.

First of all Download ODIN_3.10.7 Zip (Click here)

  1. Unzip the Odin 3.10.7 zip and run/open ‘Odin3 V3.10.7.exe’ from the extracted file. (On your PC/Laptop)
  2. Go back to your mobile, and head over to the settings, then Developer options.
  3. Under Developer options, search for the Enable OEM unlock, and turn it on.
  4. Now Switch off the mobile.
  5. Press and Hold “Home + Power Button + Volume Up Button” for a few seconds.
  6. Now your Samsung mobile will Boot to the Download mode.
  7. Now connect the device to your computer with a USB Cable. Odin windows will detect your device, and a message “Added” will Pop-up.
  8. Now, Click on the AP tab on Odin window and select .tar.md5 FIRMWARE file that you downloaded.
  9. Don’t check any other section; You have to select the AP tab and select FIRMWARE only.
  10. Now, Click on Start Button on Odin windows. Odin will start flashing. You can then disconnect your device.
  11. That’s it.

I hope this guide will help you.

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