Samsung took the smartphone world by a storm after launching the Galaxy S6 & the Galaxy S6 Edge. Samsung’s experiment with the Galaxy Note Edge went pretty much successful and the results urged Samsung to bring up something much more cool and better, that came out in the form of the Galaxy S6 Edge. The metallic build with two sided bent display makes the Galaxy S6 Edge much beautiful. On the front we have a 5.1 inch QHD screen with a 5MP shooter fixed at the top. A 16 MP shooter is fixed at the back for secondary photography. Galaxy S6 Edge is equipped with Exynos 7420 CPU, a 3 GB RAM, 2550 mAh battery, 32 GB internal storage and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. You must be wondering about these mighty specifications in such a beautiful gadget. If you’re planning to get it as soon as it hits the markets, there are probably chances that you won’t be able to keep yourself within the limitations set by Samsung, and you sure would love to explore the vast world of Android by unleashing the real power of your S6 Edge.
To get the best out of your device, you’re going to tweak it, and when you are going to tweak it, you’re going to soft-brick it and you are going to need a fresh installation of stock firmware on your device. Or if your device’s software is slowing down with time, you may wish to install a fresh firmware. The purpose of our on-going guide is to help you to install a fresh & pure stock firmware and restore your device to its original (factory) state. Before you proceed, you need to keep this in mind that, if you have rooted your device or modified it and you have already voided the knox counter, installing a stock firmware won’t reset the counter, however, it will reset your device to stock state. Let’s go through some early preparations and then learn to install stock firmware on your Galaxy S6 Edge (all variants).
1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (All Variants)
Make sure that your device is exactly as mentioned above. To check out what device you have, go to Settings > More/General > About Device or Settings > About Device and match the model number. Be careful about the device model number, flashing a file on a device not listed here might result in bricking it up. In that case, we may not be held responsible.
2. Battery should be charged at least 60%!
Your device’s battery should not be weak. In case your device goes dead during the flashing process, your device may get soft bricked and you might be in need of flashing stock firmware and that will ultimately result in wiping up your data as well. So, make sure that you charge your device before you start the flashing process.
3. Use the OEM data cable to establish connection!
Always use the original data cable to establish connection between your Android device and your computer / laptop. Using ordinary data cables might interrupt the flashing process, so to avoid any mishap, you need to meet this requirement as well.
4. Backup everything!
Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. Also, clean install is always recommended, that means you will probably have to wipe your device to install the new firmware. So, you may backup everything as listed below.
5. Install Samsung USB drivers
In order to be able to establish connection between your PC and your Galaxy S6 Edge, you need to have the Samsung USB drivers installed on your PC. You can find all Android USB drivers here on our site.
6. Turn off Samsung Kies and other softwares while using Odin3!
Make sure that you turn off Samsung Kies while using Odin3 flashtool. Samsung Kies will interrupt Odin3 and will result in causing errors and may not let you flash your desired firwmrae. Also, make sure that you turn off any antivirus software you’ve installed and also disable firewall to avoid any connection and flashing issues.
Required Downloads & Installations
- Download and extract Odin3 v3.10.6.
- Download and extract firmware file (carefully for your variant) to get the .tar.md5 file.
How To Install Stock Firmware & Restore Samsung Galaxy S6
- Make sure that you read the instructions listed above carefully and you’re all set to go ahead now.
- Wipe your device complete in order to attain a neat installation. You may boot into the recovery mode and perform a factory data reset.
- Open Odin3.exe.
- Put your Galaxy S6 Edge in download mode. To do so, turn it off and wait for 10 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously, You should see a warning, press Volume Up to continue. In case this method doesn’t work for you, try one from this guide.
- Connect your device to your PC.
- As soon as Odin detects your phone, the ID:COM box should turn blue. Make sure that you’ve installed Samsung USB drivers before connecting.
- For Odin 3.09 or 3.10.6 hit the AP tab. Select the firmware.tar.md5 or firmware.tar, that you downloaded and extracted above.
- If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
- Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.
- Hit start and wait till the firmware flashing is complete, The flashing process box will turn green upon successful flashing.
- Once the flashing process has been completed successfully, disconnect your device and reboot it manually.
- Once the device boots up, checkout the new firmware now.
- Your device will be running on official Android firmware.
- Once updated to stock, do not try to downgrade, or else you will result in messing up EFS partition of your device.
- That’s all!
Got any queries? Make sure that you drop em’ in the comment box below. Good Luck!
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