Galaxy S6 Active Pie update and other news: May 2018 patch now available

Galaxy s6 active Oreo update

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
AT&T Android 5.0.2
Android 7.0
Not eligible

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
AT&T Android 5.0.2
Android 7.0
Not eligible

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

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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.

1 Comment

  1. My Samsung Galaxy S6 active has baseband version G890AUCU3BOJE and I am still at andrioid version 5.1.1 when I try to update manually by checking for updates in my settings of phone it always say current software is up to date. How can I update my phone without rooting it but getting official update.

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