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Install Android 6.0.1 April 2016 Security Update for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

The official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA Update with April 2016 Security patch is now live for all the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus International users. This is the tutorial that you should use in case you are trying to update your device manually.

These updates are rolled out over-the-air in stages which means that not all users are getting the updates at the same time. If you are an advanced user and you are looking to update your phone, then you can do it using the ODIN 3.10.7 and the firmware update file that you will find in this post.

Before starting the installation process you should check the following guidelines:

  • use this post only with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphones.
    – the unlocked International models are supported only, the SM – G928F versions.
  • don’t update any other different devices.
  • check the model of your phone under Settings> About Phone.
  • download the Samsung usb drivers from here.
    – the usb drivers allow your device to be detected by the computer and for Odin to complete the installation of Android 6.0.1
  • Odin is an flashing utility designed for Samsung users that are looking to update their phones manually.
    – for ODIN to open on your PC you will need to have the usb drivers installed and for the USB Debugging to be enabled on your phone’s Developer Options.
  • Developer Options might not be listed under Settings, which is why you will have to unhide it first by going to About Phone and tapping 7 times on the Build Number text.
  • if your smartphone is rooted, then you will lose root access.
    – any custom Recovery will also be replaced with a stock Recovery in the process.
  • you can flash the update over a custom ROM, too.
    – but, for your phone to be able to boot in normal mode, then you will need to factory reset the system partition after the update is done installing.
    – the factory reset steps are listed at the end of this post.
    – you will lose the system partition and all apps that were previously installed.
    – the factory reset doesn’t delete any data from internal storage.
  • if you haven’t modified the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus OS in any way, then the update should complete smoothly without you risking losing any files.
  • read the entire post and do not skip any steps.
  • check your phone’s battery charge level and make sure that it is over 50%, so that it will prevent the device from switching off.
  • this guide is destined to be used by advanced users, we cannot be blamed in case you brick the phone nor in case you lose any data in the process.

How to flash Android 6.0.1 G928FXXS2BPD2 OTA Update for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus G928F:

  1. Download G928FXXS2BPD2 Marshmallow archive file from here.
  2. Extract the firmware updating file from the archive. You should obtain the G928FXXS2BPD2 .tar.md5 firmware file.
    – do not extract any further than that.
  3. Download Odin3 v3.10.7 from here.
    – extract the Odin archived contents and save them on your PC.
  4. Power off your device.
  5. Boot the phone in Download Mode.
  6. Connect the device to your PC via usb cable.
    – wait for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus to detect your phone.
    – if the device is not detected you will need to reinstall the Samsung usb drivers.
  7. Return to Odin’s main window and go to “options”.
    Disable ‘re-partition’ option, but don’t edit any other default Odin settings.
  8. Click the AP button in Odin in order to begin the update installation.
  9. Find the G928FXXS2BPD2 tar.md5 firmware update file and load it in Odin.
  10. Confirm the flashing process.
    – don’t press any buttons until all the files are done installing.
  11. When the update is done you can see the PASS alert shown in ODIN and your phone will reboot.
  12. Unplug the Galaxy S6 Edge+ device from PC when the “optimizing apps” screen is shown.

If the FAIL alert is shown by Odin, then the update wasn’t completed and you need to repeat the tutorial more than once. If you repeat installation you need to make sure that no steps are skipped in the process and that your phone meets all requirements listed above the tutorial.

NOTE:

If the PASS alert is displayed by ODIN, but your Galaxy S6 Edge PLUS phone gets stuck at the Samsung boot animation for more than 20 minutes, or the device enters in a boot loop, then you will have to factory reset the phone.

The ‘factory reset’ steps should be applied by those that have installed the update over a custom ROM, too. Here’s how to factory reset the device:

Power off the phone, then reboot it in Recovery Mode and select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’. Confirm process and reboot your phone in normal mode. For any extra help ask us in comments.