How to Update Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928K/L/S to Android 6.0.1 Official Firmware

Not gonna write too much about this, almost all the variants of Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are receiving the update of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. For all those who hasn’t received the OTA update yet and can’t wait anymore to try the latest update, you can update your device manually. Furthermore, you can always revert back to the last firmware you were on and the best part you don’t need to be running the stock firmware to update it manually, whether you are running a custom one, whether your device is rooted or you have flashed any custom kernel, you can easily update your device to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow manually using Odin.

How to Update Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928KLS to Android 6.0.1 Official Firmware

Android 6.0.1 brought some brand new features in it, you can extend the battery life by enabling the power-saving feature called doze and you also have better control over the permissions. Galaxy S6 Edge+ users now can enjoy some new Edge panels that are also included in the update.We can go ahead now and follow the process to update Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928K/L/S to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware.

Early Preparations

1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928K/L/S

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.

Backup SMS Messages
Backup Call Logs
Backup Contacts
Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
Backup EFS – If rooted, otherwise skip this step.

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

  1. Download and extract Odin3 v3.10.6.
  2. Download and extract firmware file to get the .tar.md5 file. G928K | G928L | G928S

How To Update Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928K/L/S to Android 6.0.1

  1. Make sure that you read the instructions listed above carefully and you’re all set to go ahead now.
  2. Wipe your device complete in order to attain a neat installation. You may boot into the recovery mode and perform a factory data reset.
  3. Open Odin3.exe.
  4. 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.
  5. Connect your device to your PC.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
  9. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.Odin 3.10.6 Explained_Techbeasts
  10. Hit start and wait till the firmware  flashing is complete, The flashing process box will turn green upon successful flashing.
  11. Once the flashing process has been completed successfully, disconnect your device and reboot it manually.
  12. Once the device boots up, checkout the new firmware now.
  13. Your device will be running on official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware.
  14. Once updated to stock, do not try to downgrade, or else you will result in messing up EFS partition of your device.
  15. That’s all!

Got any queries? Make sure that you drop em’ in the comment box below. Good Luck!

Via: SamMobile

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