The official Android 7.0 Nougat update is now rolling out for the Indian version of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus phones.

This new official Nougat OS update is being released in stages, which means that not all users are going to get it at the same time. For the manual update process you can use the info below and the Odin app.

This guide can also be used in case you are now running a custom ROM on your phone, as the Odin app is capable of installing official firmware over such modified custom ROMs. Before starting the flashing process you need to check the following guidelines:

  • use this tutorial only with the Samsung Galaxy Edge Plus Indian versions.
    - the model version of your device should be the SM - G928G.
    - check the model of your phone under Settings> About device section.
  • do not install the files found in this post on any other different devices.
  • download and install the Samsung USB drivers on your computer.
  • for the update you will have to use the Odin 3.12.3 app, and this tool needs the above usb drivers to be installed on your PC, and for the USB Debugging option to be enabled on your phone's Developer Options.
    Developer Options might be hidden, go to Settings, open About Device and tap seven times on the Software Build Number section. Go back to Settings, and the Developer Options menu should be listed there.
  • you can flash the Nougat OS update over a rooted firmware, but you will see root access revoked after the update is done.
    - any custom Recovery that you might have installed will be replaced with stock Recovery image.
  • you can flash the new update over a custom ROM, but you need to Factory Reset the device after the update is done installing.
    - the Factory Reset process will wipe clean the system partition, it removes the old custom ROM and it forces the device to boot in normal mode.
    - the Factory Reset process won't delete any data files from internal storage.
    - the Factory Reset steps are listed at the end of this post.
  • read the entire post and do not skip any steps.
  • in case your device runs 100% stock Android, then you can continue to the next part of this post right away.
  • check your phone's battery charge level, as there needs to be at least 50% charge left before the device powers off completely.

Now that you know all of the above you can continue to the next part of this post.

How to flash Android 7.0 Nougat Update for G928G Galaxy S6 Edge Plus India:

  1. Download the Android 7.0 Nougat archive file from here.
  2. After the download is done you can extract the archived contents from the file.
    - the update file obtained after the extraction will be the G928GDDU3CQC7 tar.md5 firmware.
    - don't extract the tar.md5 archive.
  3. Download Odin 3.12.3 zip from here.
    - when the download is done you can unzip the file.
  4. Power off the phone.
  5. Boot it in Download Mode.
  6. Connect your smartphone to PC via usb cable.
    - wait for Odin to add the device and then continue to the next step.
    - if the phone is not detected you need to reinstall the Samsung USB drivers once more.
  7. Get back to ODIN main screen, and click the AP button.
  8. Find and load the G928GDDU3CQC7 tar.md5 firmware file in ODIN.
  9. Hit the START button to begin the Android 7.0 official update.
    - don't press any buttons until all files are done installing on your device.
  10. When the update is complete you can see the PASS alert shown by ODIN, and the phone should reboot in normal mode.
  11. Unplug the phone from PC and then use your default login info in order to regain control over your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

These were the steps that you had to follow in order to complete the Android 7.0 Nougat update for your device.

If the FAIL alert is shown by the ODIN app, or any other error prevents you from installing this new firmware, then you should repeat the whole guide once more. If you repeat installation you need to make sure that your phone meets all requirements and that you won't be skipping any steps.

NOTE:

If the PASS message is shown, but your device enters in a boot loop or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen you have to factory reset the device in the process.

The Factory Reset process wipes clean system partition, and it forces the phone to boot in normal mode. The steps below should be applied by those that have installed the new update over a custom ROM, too, as otherwise the device won't boot with Nougat OS.

Here's how to Factory Reset your device:

  • power off the phone.
  • boot it in Recovery Mode.
  • select 'wipe data/ factory reset'.
  • confirm process.
  • reboot phone in normal mode.

If you need more help you can tell us in comments below.

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