Samsung has rolled out the official Android 7.0 Nougat in Europe for the Galaxy s6 Edge Plus users. Check the info below and learn how to manually complete this new update with the ODIN app.
These updates are usually rolled out over-the-air, but that means that not all users are getting the updates at the same time as other lucky ones. If you are an advanced user and you wish to run the latest Nougat 7.0 OS on your Galaxy S6 Edge+ phone, then you can check the ODIN app and the info listed in this post.
Before starting the installation process you need to check the following guidelines:
- use this guide only for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus devices sold in Europe, model number SM - G928F.
- check the version of your phone under Settings> About Device section.
- download Samsung USB drivers from here, then install these on your computer.
- the usb drivers will allow the computer to detect the phone when these two are connected via usb cable.
- for the update process you will use ODIN 3.12.3 tool, and for it to work with the computer and connecting with your device, then you should install the above usb drivers and to enable USB Debugging from the phone's Developer Options menu.
If you cannot find Developer Options you have to unhide it first: go to Settings> About Device and here tap seven times on the Build Number section.
- return to Settings, scroll down and Developer Options should be listed there. Open Dev Options, find USB Debugging and enable it.
- you can install Android 7.0 Nougat with ODIN over rooted firmware, but you should know that root access won't be kept after the installation is done.
- any custom Recovery will also be replaced with stock Recovery image.
- you can flash the Android 7.0 Nougat update over a custom ROM, but a Factory Reset is needed after the update is done.
- the custom ROM has to be removed and for this you should follow the Factory Reset steps listed at the end of this post.
- the Factory Reset process wipes clean system partition, it removes the old custom ROM and it forces your phone to boot in normal mode.
- Factory Reset process doesn't delete any data files from internal storage.
- read the whole post and don't skip any steps.
- if the phone runs 100% stock firmware, then you can continue to the next part of this post right now, as no data will be lost in the process.
- check the battery charge level of your device, and make sure that there is at least 50% charge left before you begin the updating process.
Now that you know all of the above you can continue to the next part of this post.
How to flash Android 7 Nougat official update with ODIN for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus G928F:
- Download the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware archive file from here.
- After the download is done you can unzip the file contents.
You should obtain the G928FXXU3CQC2 tar.md5 firmware update file.
- Download the Odin 3.12.3 zip from here.
Unzip the file contents.
- Power off the smartphone.
- Boot the device in Download Mode.
- Launch the ODIN exe on your PC.
- Connect your phone to PC using USB cable.
Wait for ODIN to add your device.
- Return to ODIN main screen and click AP button.
- Now, find and load the G928FXXU3CQC2 tar.md5 firmware update file in ODIN.
- Hit the START button when you are ready to begin the flashing process.
- do not press anything until the new update is done flashing.
- When installation is done you can see the PASS message shown in ODIN, and the phone will then reboot.
Unplug the phone from PC and use your default login info in order to regain control over the phone once again.
These were the steps you had to follow in order to complete the Android 7.0 update for your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus European edition.
If the FAIL alert is displayed by the ODIN app, then you should repeat the whole tutorial again. If you repeat installation you need to make sure that your device meets all requirements, and that you won't be skipping any steps in the process.
If the PASS message is shown by ODIN, but your phone enters in a boot loop, or it gets stuck at the boot animation you need to Factory Reset the device. That will force it to boot in normal mode with Nougat OS.
The Factory Reset process has to be used by those that have installed the new update over a custom ROM, too, otherwise their phones won't boot in normal mode.
Here's how to factory reset the device:
- power off the phone.
- boot it in Recovery Mode.
- select 'wipe data/ factory reset'.
- confirm process.
- reboot your device in normal mode and you are done.
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