Android 7.0 Nougat Blueborne security fix is now live for all the Samsung Galaxy S6 Egde+ International models. Check the info in this post in order to learn how to successfully flash the new firmware manually.
The Blueborne vulnerability has been discovered a while back, and it has been confirmed that it affected both computers and mobile devices. If you want to keep your smartphone safe against any malicious attack, then you need to flash the latest Android 7.0 firmware.
Blueborne allows hackers to connect and take control over your smartphone remotely. They can easily gain access to your phone without your permission by using the Bluetooth connection, as your phone will accept to pair with another device without any confirmation. So, if you want to fix this, then you should complete the update to be safe against any hacking attempt.
Also, this tutorial can be use by those that have installed a custom ROM on their phones, as the firmware is a complete image of an Android 7.0 system. Note that in order to install the Android 7.0 over custom ROMs, you will have to factory reset the device.
Check the following guidelines before starting the installation process:
- use the guide only for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ G928F.
- the model number of your phone has to be the SM - G928F.
- don't try to flash the files found in this post on any other different devices.
- download the Samsung USB Drivers from here.
Install the drivers on your computer.
- for the update process you will need to use the ODIN app, andd for Odin to work with your device, then you will need to enable USB Debugging from Developer Options.
- the Developer Options might be hidden, which is why you have to enable this menu first: go to Settings> About Phone> Software Info and tap seven times on the Build Number text.
- now, go to Settings> Developer Options and USB Debugging will be listed there for you to enable.
- if you've rooted your Galaxy S6 Edge+, then you need to know that root access won't survive the update.
- also, any custom Recovery that you might have flashed will be replaced with stock Recovery.
- you can install the Android 7.0 update over custom ROMs, but you will need to Factory Reset the device.
- the Factory Reset process wipes clean system partition, it removes the old custom ROM and it forces the Galaxy S6 Edge+ to boot in normal mode.
- the Factory Reset won't delete any data from internal storage.
- this guide should be applied by advanced users, we cannot be blamed in case you brick your phone.
- read the entire tutorial and do not skip any steps.
- check the battery charge levels, make sure that there is at least 50% charge left, so that the device won't power off the device.
If you don't want to install the new update manually, then you can wait for Samsung to release the new files in your region.
You can manually check for new files by going to Settings> Software Update> Download Updates Manually. If a new firmware is ready to download you simply have to confirm the update and your device will take care of the rest of the process.
How to install Android 7.0 Nougat Blueborne Security Patch Update for Galaxy S6 Edge Plus G928F:
- Download the Android 7.0 G928FXXS3CQI4 firmware update archive from here.
- When the download is done you can extract the archived contents and save them on your PC.
You will obtain the G928FXXS3CQI4 tar.md5 firmware update. Don't skip any steps.
- Download Odin 3.12.3 zip from here.
Extract the archived contents.
- Power off the phone.
- Boot your smartphone in Download Mode.
- Open Odin exe on your computer.
- Connect your smartphone to PC via usb cable.
Wait for the device to be detected and then continue to the next.
- if the phone is not added you need to reinstall the Samsung usb drivers.
- Get to ODIN main screen and click the AP button.
- Find and load the G928FXXS3CQI4 tar.md5 firmware file in ODIN.
Load the file in ODIN.
- Hit START when the installation is done, and then wait for the update to be completed.
When the install is complete you will see the PASS alert in ODIN.
- Unplug the phone from PC and wait for the first boot of Android 7 to finish. Use your default login info in order to regain complete control over your device.
These were all the steps that you had to follow in order to complete the Android 7.0 on your Galaxy S6 Edge+ device.
If the FAIL message is shown by ODIN, or other error prevents you from installing the update, then you should try and repeat the whole tutorial more than once. If you repeat the flashing process you should make sure that you won't skip any steps and that your device meets all requirements listed above the tutorial.
If the PASS alert is shown by ODIN, but your Galaxy S6 Edge+ G928F enters in a boot loop, or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen, then you will have to Factory Reset the phone.
The Factory Reset process has to be applied in case you have installed the Android 7.0 over a custom ROM. The Factory Reset process wipes the system partition, it removes the old custom ROM and it forces your device to boot in normal mode.
Here's how to factory reset your Galaxy S6 Edge+ from Recovery Mode:
- power off the device.
- boot your smartphone in Recovery Mode: volume up+ home+ power buttons at the same time.
- release the buttons when the Recovery menu loads.
- select 'wipe data/ factory reset'.
If you need any extra help, then you should check the comments field below.