On this page, we are sharing regular updates that AT&T and Samsung push out for the S6 Active users. Not only do we provide you with a brief changelog, but also the download link of the S6 Active firmware wherever available. The post also sheds some light on the prospects of Android Oreo and Android Pie updates for the Galaxy S6 Active.
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Galaxy S6 Active Android 9 Pie update
Galaxy S6 Active
|Launch OS||Current OS||Android Pie|
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active has received two major OS upgrades following its debut with Lollipop back in 2015. With that said, there won’t be another OS upgrade for the S6 Active, including the latest Android 9 Pie update. For fans of custom ROMs, there isn’t so much out there, so don’t get your hopes high in regards to Pie ROMs.
Galaxy S6 Active Android 8.0 Oreo update
The Galaxy S6 Active has reached its EOL as far as major software updates are concerned, which is why we do not expect Samsung to roll out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the device.
Galaxy S6 Active
|Launch OS||Current OS||Android 8.0 Oreo|
Galaxy S6 Active update
- Not eligible for Android 8.0 and Android 9 update
We expect Samsung to keep rolling out the security patches on a monthly basis as an OTA.
While in case you were hoping for the Android 8.0 update via a custom ROM, well we don’t think that’s gonna happen either. We don’t think there will be a Galaxy S6 Active LineageOS 15.0 ROM, or any other Android 8.0 ROM, would become available anytime soon.
Galaxy S6 Active update timeline
|Date||Update Download Link||Android OS||Changelog|
|18 June 2018||G890AUCS7DRE1||Android 7.0||May 2018 security patch|
|07 May 2018||G890AUCS7DRD3||Android 7.0||April 2018 security patch|
|04 Apr 2018||G890AUCS7DRC1||Android 7.0||March 2018 security patch|
|16 Mar 2018||G890AUCS7DRB1||Android 7.0||February 2018 security patch|
|26 Jan 2018||G890AUCS7DRA2||Android 7.0||January 2018 security patch, including Meltdown and Spectre migration patches|
|10 Nov 2017||G890AUCS6DQJ1||Android 7.0||Blueborne and KRACK fix, plus October 2017 security patch|
|24 Aug 2017||G890AUCS6DQH1||Android 7.0||August 2017 security patch|
|27 July 2017||G890AUCS6DQG1||Android 7.0||July 2017 security patch|
|23 June 2017||G890AUCS6DQF1||Android 7.0||June 2017 security patch|
|26 May 2017||G890AUCU6DQE1||Android 7.0||May 2017 security patch|
|03 May 2017||G890AUCU6DQD1||Android 7.0||Installs Nougat, April security patch, adds Samsung Cloud and Samsung Pass, removes AT&T Address Book and MobiTV|
|05 Apr 2017||G890AUCS6CPK8||Android 6.0.1||Installs March security patch|
|08 Feb 2017||G890AUCS5CPK5||Android 6.0.1||Installs January security patch|
|12 Jan 2017||G890AUCS5CPK4||Android 6.0.1||Installs December security patch|
|19 Dec 2016||G890AUCU5CPK3||Android 6.0.1||Adds enhancements for AT&T Messages Backup & Sync and AT&T Wi-Fi calling|
|25 Oct 2016||G890AUCS5CPI4||Android 6.0.1||Installs Android device security updates|
|27 Sep 2016||G890AUCU5CPI2||Android 6.0.1||Installs Android device security updates, improves device performance in areas with lower network density, adds performance enhancements to Messaging services|
|31 Aug 2016||G890AUCU4CPH3||Android 6.0.1||Improves stability and performance of Messaging services, installs Android device security updates|
|18 Jul 2016||G890AUCS4CPF3||Android 6.0.1||Improves device security|
|05 Jul 2016||G890AUCS4CPF3||Android 6.0.1||Installs Android Marshmallow, adds WiFi Calling|
|19 May 2016||G890AUCS3BPDS||Android 5.1.1||Improves device security|
|25 Apr 2016||G890AUCS3BPCG||Android 5.1.1||Improves device security|
|09 Mar 2016||G890AUCU3BPB3||Android 5.1.1||Adds VoLTE enhancements
and updates User interface for Video Calling
|20 Nov 2015||G890AUCU3BOJE||Android 5.1.1||Adds AT&T Video Calling, Android for Work, Advanced Messaging
and Installs Android 5.1.1
|05 Aug 2015||G890AUCU2AOF4||Android 5.0.2||Improves device security|
|09 Jul 2015||G890AUCU2AOF3||Android 5.0.2||Adds Find My Mobile with Reactivation Mode|
|06 June 2015||G890AUCU2AOF3||Android 5.0.2||Not available|
How to install Galaxy S6 Active update
Download the update for your Galaxy S6 Active from the ‘download’ column above, and save it on your PC. Next, install this update file (firmware) on your AT&T S6 Active using our Odin Samsung firmware installation guide here.
Let us know in comments if you need any help with this.