How to download Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Nougat OTA update and firmware

Samsung just released the Android Nougat update for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The rollout has begun in several European regions and several users have already updated their devices.

Now, we know, a lot of you people who haven’t received the OTA update will be wanting to try out the official Nougat update right this instance. Luckily, we have got our hands on the Odin flashable firmware for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Read: Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Nougat update rolling out

The Galaxy S6 Nougat update comes with build number G920FXXU5EQBG, whereas the Galaxy S6 Edge carries the build G925FXXU5EQBG. We have included download links for both the firmwares below. Make sure you download and flash the correct firmware or you might end up bricking your device.

Download Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Nougat update

Grab the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Nougat firmware from the download link below to manually install the update on your device using Odin software on your PC.

Update: The above firmware files are unbranded builds, so that this installs alright for you. We have removed the previous files, which were branded, as they were tied to carrier, and flashing them caused problems to some users. If you still have branded firmware, then rename the .tar.md5 file to .tar file, and then remove the hidden.img file form it, and then install using Odin. It would install branded firmware files alright. But you do not need to that with above firmware files, which are unbranded. For S6, it’s Open build for UAE, while for the S6 Edge, it’s open build for Europe. Open build means unbranded build, in case you’re wondering.


The OTA update zip isn’t available for download as of yet, but we’ll be sure to post it here as and when we get our hands on it. Meanwhile, we suggest you to install the update using the firmware file linked above. Our step-by-step guide will assist you throughout the process of installing the Nougat firmware manually on your device.

How to Install Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Nougat update firmware

[icon name=”download” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Download Odin 3.12.3

  1. Download Odin 3.12.3 .zip file and run/open Odin3 v3.12.3.exe file from the extracted files on your PC.
  2. Download the Nougat firmware for your device from the downloads section above, and unzip the .zip file to get .TAR.MD5 file.
  3. Enable OEM unlock on your phone:
    1. Go to Settings » About phone » and tap Build number seven times to enable Developer options.
    2. Go back to main Settings page, scroll to bottom and select Developer options from there.
    3. Under Developer options, look for Enable OEM unlock checkbox/toggle and enable it.
  4. Boot your device into Download mode:
    1. Switch off your device.
    2. Press and hold “Home + Power + Volume down” buttons for a few seconds until you see a warning screen.
    3. Press Volume Up on the warning screen to accept it and boot into Download mode.
  5. Once your device is in download mode, connect it to the PC with a USB cable. The Odin window on PC should detect the device and show an “Added!!” message.
  6. Now click on the AP tab on Odin window and select the firmware file that we got in step 2 above.
    └ Note: DON’T play with any other options on the Odin screen. You’re only required to connect your device and select the firmware file as instructed above.
  7. Click the Start button on Odin and wait for it to finish the process. Once it has finished successfully, you’ll see a pass message on the Odin screen.
  8. Your device will automatically reboot when Odin is done flashing. You can then disconnect your device.
    └ It might take some time for the first boot after flashing a stock firmware. 

That’s it. Android 7.0 Nougat firmware should be installed on your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge. Enjoy!


Do let us know if you need any help with Galaxy S6 Nougat update. If you are experience an issue with the update, let us know. We will try our best to get you a fix.

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115 Comments

  1. Can I flash it to SM-G925I?

  2. Any ETA for the flat S6? Thanks 🙂

  3. Can I flash it to SM-G925I?

  4. nougat firmware for s6 flat, please!

  5. Any ETA for the flat S6? Thanks 🙂

  6. nougat firmware for s6 flat, please!

  7. Odin failed to install the firmware on my G920F. Soft bricked my phone unfortunately.

  8. Odin failed to install the firmware on my G920F. Soft bricked my phone unfortunately.

  9. Successfully installed on Samsung 920FD.

  10. failed on 925F

    1. Try now. Have provided links for open unbranded firmware, should work alright.

  11. Successfully installed on Samsung 920FD.

  12. failed on 925F

    1. Try now. Have provided links for open unbranded firmware, should work alright.

  13. wtf ? Odin fail ! You fucked uo my phone you ASSHOLE !

  14. Do you have the firmware for the 6s edge plus yet? Model 928

    1. I think you would have to wait for about 2-3 weeks before it becomes available for S6 Edge Plus.

  15. Thanks…..managed to feck my phone over!

    So how do I fix it?

    1. Have provided links for open unbranded firmware, should work alright now.

  16. wtf ? Odin fail ! You fucked uo my phone you ASSHOLE !

  17. Do you have the firmware for the 6s edge plus yet? Model 928

    1. I think you would have to wait for about 2-3 weeks before it becomes available for S6 Edge Plus.

  18. Thanks…..managed to feck my phone over!

    So how do I fix it?

    1. Have provided links for open unbranded firmware, should work alright now.

  19. That version is from Slovenia and from Vodafone…. You shlould say that too

    1. Link updated for open unbranded firmware, should work alright now.

  20. Right it bricked my phone! BUT opened up the tar file with peazip (7zip doesn’t seem to work with odin) deleted hidden.img (the network bloatware I believe.) Turned it back into a .tar file and loaded without a problem

    1. Link to Open builds that are not branded are now provided above. You can try this.

    2. Neither peazip nor 7zip will allow me to delete hidden.img; how did you do it?

  21. That version is from Slovenia and from Vodafone…. You shlould say that too

    1. Link updated for open unbranded firmware, should work alright now.

  22. Right it bricked my phone! BUT opened up the tar file with peazip (7zip doesn’t seem to work with odin) deleted hidden.img (the network bloatware I believe.) Turned it back into a .tar file and loaded without a problem

    1. Link to Open builds that are not branded are now provided above. You can try this.

    2. Neither peazip nor 7zip will allow me to delete hidden.img; how did you do it?

  23. To reinstall original software use Samsung Smart Switch
    emergency recovery. Simply type you modelnr. SM….. and serialnumber
    and let the software do the rest.

    1. Have provided links for open unbranded firmware, should work alright now. Should work alright now.

  24. To reinstall original software use Samsung Smart Switch
    emergency recovery. Simply type you modelnr. SM….. and serialnumber
    and let the software do the rest.

    1. Have provided links for open unbranded firmware, should work alright now. Should work alright now.

  25. Can i use this, since it’s unbranded on my Sprint G920P?

    1. No this is only for UNLOCKED VARIANTS. Such as if you bought your phone directly from Samsung. DO NOT USE IF YOUR PHONE IS CARRIER LOCKED.

    2. Also please do read before you work with odin, these files are for g920F (Galaxy S6) or g925F (Galaxy S6 Edge) if the last letter in your model is not an “F” You are going to brick it and if you do please go to sammobile.com for your original firmware and odin that, which will UNbrick your phone ( then please just wait for the update and be thankful your phone works).

  26. Can i use this, since it’s unbranded on my Sprint G920P?

    1. No this is only for UNLOCKED VARIANTS. Such as if you bought your phone directly from Samsung. DO NOT USE IF YOUR PHONE IS CARRIER LOCKED.

      1. Also please do read before you work with odin, these files are for g920F (Galaxy S6) or g925F (Galaxy S6 Edge) if the last letter in your model is not an “F” You are going to brick it and if you do please go to sammobile.com for your original firmware and odin that, which will UNbrick your phone ( then please just wait for the update and be thankful your phone works).

  27. I have downloaded all the relevant info.
    Unzipped the file and renamed it to .tar and removed hidden.img
    Enabled developer options….
    NO “Enable OEM unlock” within development options.
    Any help would be appreciated please
    Samsung s6 edge/o2/uk

  28. It will not appear if your phone is already unlocked.

  29. I have downloaded all the relevant info.
    Unzipped the file and renamed it to .tar and removed hidden.img
    Enabled developer options….
    NO “Enable OEM unlock” within development options.
    Any help would be appreciated please
    Samsung s6 edge/o2/uk

  30. It will not appear if your phone is already unlocked.

  31. Thank you Erik. I didnt no that.
    Much appreciated.

  32. Thank you Erik. I didnt no that.
    Much appreciated.

  33. Unsure if I am doing any of this right. I followed all the steps, up to step 7, where I have pressed start on Odin. However, the “log” reads SetupConnection… and it’s been stuck on that for a good 10 mins I’d say. Do I restart? I don’t know if I have done anything wrong.

    1. Well, phone is fucking bricked. Great. I did it all correctly and at the end I get a FAIL! error. Nice one. So, anybody have any suggestions?

    2. Yes, as I also posted, you may go to the website sammobile.com and look up your original firmware, after downloading that, odin it and just wait for the OTA to arrive.

  34. Unsure if I am doing any of this right. I followed all the steps, up to step 7, where I have pressed start on Odin. However, the “log” reads SetupConnection… and it’s been stuck on that for a good 10 mins I’d say. Do I restart? I don’t know if I have done anything wrong.

    1. Well, phone is fucking bricked. Great. I did it all correctly and at the end I get a FAIL! error. Nice one. So, anybody have any suggestions?

      1. Yes, as I also posted, you may go to the website sammobile.com and look up your original firmware, after downloading that, odin it and just wait for the OTA to arrive.

  35. Worked fine, liked the fact it doesn’t wipe your phone even though I had a custom rom on there.

  36. Worked fine, liked the fact it doesn’t wipe your phone even though I had a custom rom on there.

  37. Can i just ask please (in relation to Tims post), does this wipe your phone (as in erase all contacts, texts, photos etc)? Thanks

  38. Kev if you want to play it safe, it is always best to have TWRP intalled and a full backup as well.

  39. Can i just ask please (in relation to Tims post), does this wipe your phone (as in erase all contacts, texts, photos etc)? Thanks

  40. Thanks for the reply. What is TWRP?

  41. Why is it 1,9GB instead of ~1,3GB?

  42. And the phone is bricked… It’s not working people!

  43. Kev if you want to play it safe, it is always best to have TWRP intalled and a full backup as well.

  44. Thanks for the reply. What is TWRP?

  45. Why is it 1,9GB instead of ~1,3GB?

  46. And the phone is bricked… It’s not working people!

  47. Worked on my Dutch unbranded phone (no OEM unlock needed). Thanks!

  48. Worked on my Dutch unbranded phone (no OEM unlock needed). Thanks!

  49. how long do you have to wait after rebooting my phone just says samsung and then does nothing …

  50. how long do you have to wait after rebooting my phone just says samsung and then does nothing …

  51. Worked just fine, no OEM unlock needed, I highly recommend it no wipped data. thanks guys 🙂

  52. It did work fine! Thanks a lot

  53. Worked just fine, no OEM unlock needed, I highly recommend it no wipped data. thanks guys 🙂

  54. working very nice…many thanks buddy,,

  55. It did work fine! Thanks a lot

  56. working very nice…many thanks buddy,,

  57. I’m having problems with the S6 Zip file. When I attempt to unzip the file I get an Archive Corrupt message. When I try to add the file in Odin, I get a not responding message when it’s in the file checking stage. Any ideas?

  58. I’m having problems with the S6 Zip file. When I attempt to unzip the file I get an Archive Corrupt message. When I try to add the file in Odin, I get a not responding message when it’s in the file checking stage. Any ideas?

  59. thanks man! i have the s6 edge unbranded (uk) and i was waiting for ages for the OTA, never arrives ! followed these steps and now i got android 7.0!! no problems. thanks again! worked amazingly well.

  60. disqus_j63E3P2aMb

    thanks man! i have the s6 edge unbranded (uk) and i was waiting for ages for the OTA, never arrives ! followed these steps and now i got android 7.0!! no problems. thanks again! worked amazingly well.

  61. I have just updated my s6 without a hitch. Only thing was I had to use an older version of Odin. Other than that, 6 minutes later all done. Thanks for your help.

  62. I have just updated my s6 without a hitch. Only thing was I had to use an older version of Odin. Other than that, 6 minutes later all done. Thanks for your help.

  63. All work as charm. Thank you. Except 1 little thing. In camera modes, Virtual Tour Shot its causing camera to stop working.
    And that is all. Faster, better and smooter phone 🙂

    Greetings from Serbia 😉

  64. All work as charm. Thank you. Except 1 little thing. In camera modes, Virtual Tour Shot its causing camera to stop working.
    And that is all. Faster, better and smooter phone 🙂

    Greetings from Serbia 😉

  65. so i cant upgrade mine bc its sm-g925i?

  66. so i cant upgrade mine bc its sm-g925i?

  67. Worked well for me. S6e G925F running 7.0 now in the UK.

    Perfect, thanks for that. Just moving from Lumia 950 to Droid.

  68. Worked well for me. S6e G925F running 7.0 now in the UK.

    Perfect, thanks for that. Just moving from Lumia 950 to Droid.

  69. thanks a lot guys …. its really awesome perfect working
    once again thanks all team memberssss

  70. thanks a lot guys …. its really awesome perfect working
    once again thanks all team memberssss

  71. Hii Guys … I need your help understanding something.
    My phone is SM-G925F model but my question is: does this firmware update only include European regions? I live in the Middle East region, Can I use this firmware to update my phone?
    Thank you in advance

  72. Hii Guys … I need your help understanding something.
    My phone is SM-G925F model but my question is: does this firmware update only include European regions? I live in the Middle East region, Can I use this firmware to update my phone?
    Thank you in advance

    1. thx man …hope will work this way

    1. thx man …hope will work this way

  73. Hi. Thanks a lot for this great article. I am a novice so I do have a question: does this erase your data and apps?
    Looking forward for your answer. Cheers

  74. Hi. Thanks a lot for this great article. I am a novice so I do have a question: does this erase your data and apps?
    Looking forward for your answer. Cheers

  75. operation fail…so i guess i bricked my phone…thx

  76. operation fail…so i guess i bricked my phone…thx

  77. I’m getting, secure check fail: (bootloader) when i try to install it

  78. I’m getting, secure check fail: (bootloader) when i try to install it

  79. thank you sooo much it went very well

  80. thank you sooo much it went very well

  81. I have the 64GB S6 version that has a number of SM-G920V, and I’m not sure the one you have up there will work with it. It says only for SM-G920F versions. Does having more memory make a really big difference in this firmware?

  82. I have the 64GB S6 version that has a number of SM-G920V, and I’m not sure the one you have up there will work with it. It says only for SM-G920F versions. Does having more memory make a really big difference in this firmware?

  83. its not working for me I have
    i have s6 edge SM-G925F
    BOK2 model
    theprocee failed at sboot.ini

  84. its not working for me I have
    i have s6 edge SM-G925F
    BOK2 model
    theprocee failed at sboot.ini

  85. cant open the gallery it keeps on stopping

  86. after flashing this, can i update using ota? pls respond asap. thanks

  87. Odin says invalid md5 file

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