The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is still a great Android based device but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider in tweaking its performance. And what better way to do so if not by trying a new custom ROM firmware? I am not talking about any custom ROM but about a very new platform which is based on the stock Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus OS.
So, during the guidelines from down below you can learn how to install the Infinity custom ROM on your own Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. As mentioned, the Infinity platform is based on the stock G955FXXU1AQCC firmware which is the Android OS that comes pre-loaded on the Galaxy S8 Plus. Therefore, now you can test and try all that’s new in Samsung’s TouchWiz UI whether we talk about the actual redesigned user interface or about dedicated features, apps and capabilities.
The Infinity ROM is developed by the xda senior member OttomanTR which successfully managed to port the Galaxy S8 Plus ROM on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Thus, this software will boot without problems on your device and will ensure a smooth Android Nougat experience regardless the apps you choose to install and the processes you choose to run.
According to the users who have already installed the firmware, you have nothing to worry about. There are no major problems reported and the Android core system will run without any malfunctions. The update is also secured and pre-installed with important bug fixes and stability improvements.
Now, if you do want to take all the precaution measures in order to avoid possible unpleasant situations, you should make a Nandroid backup. This backup operation will help you save the Android OS that already runs on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Afterwards, after playing with the Galaxy S8 Plus ported ROM you can choose to go back to stock by using the Nandroid backup package.
A custom ROM is not an OTA and the firmware cannot be received automatically on your phone. The Infinity software is just another free aftermarket distribution of Android Nougat so it cannot be related with your OEM – as already pointed out the ROM is developed and offered by third party devs. Unfortunately these aspects are coming with a major downside: Samsung KNOX will be tripped during the update operation which means that you will lose your phone’s warranty if you will choose to apply the steps from this tutorial.
A precaution measure also recommends a general backup operation. In fact, if you don’t save everything before the flashing process you will lose your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, EFS folder, IMEI / NVRAM data and so on. That’s happening because the installation process from below can be successfully completed only if a hard reset is applied and only if you clear app data cache on your way. So, in case you know that you have important files saved on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus don’t hesitate and save your data first.
You can test the Galaxy S8 Plus ROM on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus only if you have a rooted device. The root is not optional – only by gaining root access you can prepare the internal Android system for the update process that will follow. Additionally, a custom recovery image should be installed on your phone as this software will help you complete the flashing operation from below. In that respect I recommend you to use the latest version of TWRP or CWM recovery.
Since you are about to start a manual update operation first you should check to see if a charging process is required or not – if the power left on your phone is lower than 50% then you have to take your time and plug in the charger. If you don’t do it then your smartphone might get turned off in the middle of the Android Nougat update process and unfortunately if that takes place your device might also get soft bricked.
Other things to do: check the USB Debugging option on your phone by accessing “menu - > settings - > developer options”. If Developer Options aren’t there just tap 7 or 10 times on Built Number until you receive the ‘you are a developer’ message; finally, make sure you can use a computer or a notebook where to save the files that are offered below.
The steps from below, thus the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus ported ROM, are compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus with model numbers: SM-G928F, SM-G928C, SM-G928S, SM-G928L, SM-G928K, SM-G928G, SM-G928I.
How to Update Galaxy S6 Edge Plus with Infinity Galaxy S8 Plus ported ROM firmware
- Go to your computer and access this page for downloading the Infinity custom ROM package.
- Place the downloaded file on desktop as you will have to use it in a few moments.
- Switch on your smartphone and then connect it with your PC – use the USB cord in order to establish this connection.
- Now, from your computer copy-paste the update package and place it on your phone.
- The computer is no longer useful so you can successfully unplug the USB cord now.
- Also turn off your handset because recovery mode must be reached.
- After the shut down process is completed put your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus into recovery mode.
- Use the recovery mode menu for making a hard reset and for clearing app data cache first; thus, select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
- After making the wipe go back and from main menu of recovery tap on Install.
- Pick up the firmware package and swipe in order to begin the update process.
- Wait while this operation is being automatically completed.
- When done, from main menu of recovery select “Reboot system now”.
There you have it; that’s how you can install the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus ported ROM, dubbed as Infinity, on your own Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Enjoy and don’t forget to let us know how things worked for you.