A good news for the owners of Galaxy S6 Edge Plus that the wait is ending in Europe because Samsung has finally announced the Android 7.0 Nougat officially for Galaxy S6 Edge plus SM–G928F in Europe. This latest update comes with build ID G928FXXU3CQC2 along with the latest security patch. This new firmware update is packed with many new amazing features like improved Doze mode for extra battery life, split-screen for great multitasking, support for new Vulkan API for better graphics in gaming, revamped Settings and much more. Samsung has rolled out this latest update via OTA (Over–the–Air), so not all users can get the update at the same time. If this latest update has not yet reached and you wish to run Nougat 7.0 OS on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus then you must install it manually by using Odin app. Odin is an official firmware flashing tool that allows you to flash any official firmware on Samsung devices.
By following this step by step guide, you can update your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware. XXU3CQC2 7.0 Nougat comes with various unspecified bug fixes and performance optimizations. Once your device is updated then your S6 Edge Plus will run faster and intuitive all toggle icons in the shade light up in the blue “active” color when enabled and so on. If you are interested in installing Android 7.0 Nougat official update on Galaxy S6 Edge Plus then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM – G928F. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM – G928F.
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Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM – G928F, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928F USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM – G928F by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after installing this stock update, it will be lost.
- The stock version will replace the custom recovery.
- If the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM – G928F will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM – G928F, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (SM–G928F) to Android 7.0 Nougat:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 7.0 Nougat and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM – G928F on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM – G928F to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4: – Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home+ Power keys at the same time for a while till the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press the Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step No 5: – Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone to your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Step No 6: – One of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.
Step No 7: – Select the firmware files tar.md5 that you want to flash on your Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge SM – G928F. (Already extracted in Step No 1)
Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.
Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. Ignore if there is no such file.
Step No 8: – In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked, but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step No 9: – Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes.
Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM – G928F will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM – G928F to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware update.