Samsung has recently started rolling out the latest May security patch for Galaxy S6 Edge. This latest update is based on Android 7.0 Nougat so you can enjoy the latest Android 7.0 Nougat experience on your device with the new security patch. The official update is not only the security patch but brings many new features and changes. This latest update comes with build ID number G925FXXU5EQE7 along with May 2017 security patch to make sure to update and keep your device safe. This Nougat firmware is an incremental update and comes with several bugs fixes and improves the stability and performance of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Samsung rolled out the official security update via OTA (Over-the-Air) so not all users can get the update at the same time. If the update has not yet reached in your region and you can’t wait for the OTA update then still you can install it manually by using Odin app.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can install this latest May security patch on your Galaxy S6 Edge. We always strongly recommend keeping updated your Android devices to the latest official firmware released by Samsung. Not necessary but it is better to take a full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you are interested in updating your own Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to the latest May security patch 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. 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-G925F.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge during or after the installation of Android 7.0 Nougat Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy S6 Edge, 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 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy S6 Edge 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 will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy S6 Edge, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Download G925FXXU5EQE7 Update Android 7.0 Nougat
- Download ODIN v3.10.7
Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to XXU5EQE7 May Security Patch Android 7.0 Nougat:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 7.0 Nougat and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy S6 Edge 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 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 Edge. (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 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware update.