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Galaxy S6 firmware download [stock ROM, all variants]

Given the fact how old the S6 is, it’s understandable Samsung would skip the Android 8.0 update for the device. The Nougat firmware is available for the Galaxy S6, but that’s based on Android 7.0, and while we think Samsung should bring 7.1.1 to S6, they might not. For more info on S6’s latest OTAs and all, check out our Galaxy S6 update page.

You have to install firmware meant for the exact model no. of your device, so check out that first before downloading the firmware. Check out the sections below to identify model no. of your handset, and a way to install the firmware given in the table below for various model no. of the S6.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Firmware

Some of the Galaxy S6 models are as follows based on the carrier or region.

  • AT&T Galaxy S6: SM-G920A
  • T-Mobile Galaxy S6: SM-G920T
  • Sprint Galaxy S6: SM-G920P
  • Verizon Galaxy S6: SM-G920V
  • US Cellular Galaxy S6: SM-G920R4
  • Canadian Galaxy S6: SM-G920W8
  • Global Galaxy S6: SM-G920G/H/i/F/FD
ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-G9200G9200ZHU2ERA1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920020 Mar 2017G9200ZCU2DQC1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G9200G9200ZCU2COLB | Android 5.1.1
SM-G9200G9200ZCU1AOFE | Android 5.0.2
SM-G9208G9208ZTU2ERA1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920815 Mar 2017G9208ZTU2DQC1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G9208G9208ZMU2COLB | Android 5.1.1
SM-G9208G9208ZMU1AOFE | Android 5.0.2
SM-G920A14 Apr
SM-G920AG920AUCS6EQH1 | Android
SM-G920FG920FXXU6ERC9 | Android 7.0
SM-G920FG920FXXU6ERC1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920FG920FXXU5ERB1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920F15 Jun 2017G920FXXU5EQFK | Android 7.0
SM-G920F14 Jun 2017G920FXXU5EQFC | Android 7.0
SM-G920FG920FXXS5ERBB | Android 7.0
SM-G920FG920FXXS5ERB9 | Android 7.0
SM-G920F15 Jun 2017G920FXXS5EQFE | Android 7.0
SM-G920F13 Jun 2017G920FXXS5EQFD | Android 7.0
SM-G920F12 Jun 2017G920FXXS5EQFC | Android 7.0
SM-G920F13 Jun 2017G920FXXS5EQFA | Android 7.0
SM-G920F08 Jun 2017G920FXXS5EQF9 | Android 7.0
SM-G920F19 Jan 2018G920FXXS5DRA3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920IG920IDVU3FRB8 | Android 7.0
SM-G920IG920IDVU3FRAB | Android 7.0
SM-G920I20 Jun 2017G920IDVU3FQF6 | Android 7.0
SM-G920I16 Jun 2017G920IDVU3FQF5 | Android 7.0
SM-G920I08 May 2017G920IDVU3FQE4 | Android 7.0
SM-G920I04 May 2017G920IDVU3FQE3 | Android 7.0
SM-G920I02 May 2017G920IDVU3FQE2 | Android 7.0
SM-G920I03 Apr 2017G920IDVU3FQD1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920IG920IDVS4FRCA | Android 7.0
SM-G920I19 Jan 2018G920IDVS3FRA1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920I04 Dec 2017G920IDVS3FQL5 | Android 7.0
SM-G920I24 Oct 2017G920IDVS3FQJB | Android 7.0
SM-G920I29 Jun 2017G920IDVS3FQFA | Android 7.0
SM-G920I13 Jun 2017G920IDVS3FQF3 | Android 7.0
SM-G920I25 May 2017G920IDVS3FQEC | Android 7.0
SM-G920I25 May 2017G920IDVS3FQEB | Android 7.0
SM-G920I19 May 2017G920IDVS3FQE7 | Android 7.0
SM-G920I16 May 2017G920IDVS3EQE1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920I11 Apr 2017G920IDVS3EQD2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920I11 Apr 2017G920IDVS3EQD1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920I10 Mar 2017G920IDVS3EQC3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920I06 Mar 2017G920IDVS3EQC1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920KG920KKKU3ERB1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920K12 Jan 2017G920KKKU3DQA1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920KG920KKKU3COK2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920KG920KKKU1AOF6 | Android 5.0.2
SM-G920LG920LKLU3ERB1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920L12 Jan 2017G920LKLU3DQA1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920LG920LKLU3COK2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920LG920LKLU1AOE5 | Android 5.0.2
SM-G920P24 Mar 2017G920PVPU4DQC7 | Android 7.0
SM-G920P12 Dec 2016G920PVPU4CPL3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920P28 Jul 2016G920PVPU3CPG3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920P13 Jun 2016G920PVPU3CPF4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920P25 Apr 2016G920PVPU3CPD3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920P18 Feb 2016G920PVPU3CPB6 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920PG920PVPU3BOL1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920P23 Oct 2015G920PVPU3BOJ7 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920P19 Sep 2015G920PVPU3BOI1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920P04 Aug 2015G920PVPU2BOH1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920P11 Jun 2015G920PVPU2BOF7 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920PG920PVPU1AOE2 | Android 5.0.2
SM-G920P29 Mar 2015G920PVPU1AOCF | Android 5.0.2
SM-G920PG920PVPS4DRC2 | Android 7.0
SM-G920P09 Feb 2018G920PVPS4DRA2 | Android 7.0
SM-G920P16 Jan 2017G920PVPS4DQL2 | Android 7.0
SM-G920P08 Nov 2017G920PVPS4DQK1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920P01 Jun 2017G920PVPS4DQF1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920P04 May 2017G920PVPS4DQE2 | Android 7.0
SM-G920P03 Feb 2017G920PVPS4CQB1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920P11 Jan 2017G920PVPS4CQA2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920P31 Oct 2016G920PVPS4CPK1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920P10 Oct 2016G920PVPS4CPJ1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920P20 Sep 2016G920PVPS4CPI3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920P04 Jul 2016G920PVPS3CPG1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920P05 Apr 2016G920PVPS3CPD2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920R428 Apr 2017G920R4TYU4DQD3 | Android 7.0
SM-G920R415 Jun 2016G920R4TYU3CPF5 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920R4G920R4TYU3CPB4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920R4G920R4TYU3BOI1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920R4G920R4TYU2BOG9 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920R4G920R4TYU2BOF7 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920R4G920R4TYU1AOD3 | Android 5.0.2
SM-G920R4G920R4TYU1AOCB | Android 5.0.2
SM-G920R409 Nov 2017G920R4TYS4DQK2 | Android 7.0
SM-G920R408 Dec 2016G920R4TYS4CPL1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920R407 Nov 2016G920R4TYS4CPK3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920R417 Oct 2016G920R4TYS3CPJ1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920R721 Nov 2016G920R7WWU3CPK3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920R721 Dec 2017G920R7WWS3DQL1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920S12 Jan 2017G920SKSU3DQA1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920SG920SKSU3COJ1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920SG920SKSU1AOF5 | Android 5.0.2
SM-G920T03 Nov 2017G920TUVU5FQK1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920T21 Jul 2017G920TUVU5FQG3 | Android 7.0
SM-G920T08 May 2017G920TUVU5FQE1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920T23 Mar 2017G920TUVU5EQC2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920T16 Nov 2016G920TUVU5EPK5 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920T02 Jun 2016G920TUVU4EPF1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920TG920TUVU3EPD1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920TG920TUVU3DOJ7 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920TG920TUVU3DOI1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920TG920TUVU2DOH6 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920TG920TUVU2COF8 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920TG920TUVU2COF6 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920TG920TUVU1AOCG | Android 5.0.2
SM-G920TG920TUVS6FRC1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920T26 Jan 2018G920TUVS6FRA3 | Android 7.0
SM-G920T03 Jul 2017G920TUVS5FQG1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920T12 Jan 2017G920TUVS5EQA2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920T05 Aug 2016G920TUVS4EPH2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920TG920TUVS3DOJC | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920T26 Apr 2017G920TUES5DQD1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920T103 Nov 2017G920T1UVU5FQK1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920T121 Jul 2017G920T1UVU5FQG3 | Android 7.0
SM-G920T108 May 2017G920T1UVU5FQE1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920T123 Mar 2017G920T1UVU5EQC2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920T116 Nov 2016G920T1UVU5EPK6 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920T109 May 2016G920T1UVU3EPE2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920T1G920T1UVU3DOJ6 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920T1G920T1UVU3DOI5 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920T1G920T1UVU2COFB | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920T1G920T1UVU2COF9 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920T1G920T1UVU1AOCH | Android 5.0.2
SM-G920T1G920T1UVS6FRC1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920T126 Jan 2018G920T1UVS6FRA3 | Android 7.0
SM-G920T103 Jul 2017G920T1UVS5FQG1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920T112 Jan 2017G920T1UVS5EQA2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920T112 Aug 2016G920T1UVS4EPH3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920T107 Jul 2016G920T1UVS4EPG2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920V16 Jun 2016G920VVRU4CPF4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920V04 May 2016G920VVRU4CPD2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920VG920VVRU3BOG5 | Android 5.1.1
SM-G920VG920VVRU1AOE2 | Android 5.0.2
SM-G920V16 Jun 2017G920VVRS4DQK1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920V13 Jan 2017G920VVRS4CQA3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920W816 Jun 2017G920W8VLU5DQI2 | Android 7.0
SM-G920W812 Apr 2017G920W8VLU5DQD4 | Android 7.0
SM-G920W823 Nov 2016G920W8VLU5CPK4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920W812 Sep 2016G920W8VLU5CPI4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-G920W8G920W8VLS6DRC1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920W8G920W8VLS6DRB1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920W817 Jan 2018G920W8VLS6DRA1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920W803 Nov 2017G920W8VLS5DQK1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920W816 Jun 2017G920W8VLS5DQH1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920W807 Jul 2017G920W8VLS5DQG1 | Android 7.0
SM-G920W812 Jun 2017G920W8VLS5DQF1 | Android 7.0

How to download the correct firmware file

This is an important part!

Be sure to check and find the correct model no. of your Galaxy S6. Then, based on your device’s model no., look for the appropriate firmware build from above.

You can identify the model no. using an app called Droid Info, or simply check it on its packaging box, or under Settings > About. Another solid trick would be to look at the packaging box of your device (in case you can’t power on the device because it is bricked).

Now that you know the model no., download the latest firmware from above for that model no. exactly.

Next, install the firmware on your Galaxy S6 by following the guide linked right below.

How to install a firmware

First, read our disclaimer, then take backup and then follow the guide below to install the firmware.

Disclaimer: Installing an official firmware through Odin doesn’t void your device’s warranty, but it remains an unofficial process and thus you need to be cautious of it. In any case, you only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

Backup, backup, backup! Create an appropriate backup of contacts, pictures, videos, songs and other important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have a backup of all your important files. Sometimes, firmware installation may delete everything on your device! Like, when you change the CSC of your device, knowingly or not.

Step-by-step Firmware Installation Guide

Let’s see how to install the firmware on your Galaxy S6. Make sure you have more than 30% battery on your device.

Step 1. Make sure you have downloaded the correct firmware file on your PC. See above for how to download correct firmware file for your Galaxy S6 and download links.

Step 2. Install Samsung USB driver (method 1 on the linked page) first of all. Double-click the .exe file of drivers to begin the installation. (Not required if you have already done this.)

Step 3. Also, download Odin PC software (latest version).

Step 4. Extract the firmware file now. You can use a free software like 7-zip for this. Install 7-zip, then right click on firmware file and under 7-zip, select ‘Extract here’. You should get a file in .tar.md5 format now. (You may get 4 or more files, with AP, BL, CP or CSC etc. written at the beginning of those files.) We will be loading this file into Odin, to be installed on the device (in step 10 below).

Step 5. Extract the Odin file. You should get the Odin exe file (other files could be hidden, hence not visible).

Step 6. Disconnect your Galaxy S6 from PC if it is connected.

Step 7. Boot into download mode:

  • Power off your device. Wait for 6-7 seconds after screen goes off.
  • Press and hold the three buttons Volume down + Home + Power together until you see the Warning screen.
  • Press Volume Up to continue to download mode.

Step 8. Double click on Odin .exe file (from step 5) to open the Odin window as shown below. Be careful with Odin, and do just as said to prevent problems.

Step 9. Connect your device now using the USB cable. Odin should recognize your device. It’s a must. When it recognizes, you will see Added!! message appearing in the Log box in the bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will also show a no. and turn its background blue. Look at the pic below.

  • You cannot proceed until you get the Added!! message, which confirms that Odin has recognized your device.
  • If you don’t get Added!! message, you need to install/re-install drivers again, and use the original cable that came with the device. Mostly, drivers are the problem (look at step 2 above).
  • You can try different USB ports on your PC too.

Step 10. Load the firmware file into Odin. Click the AP button on Odin and the select the .tar.md5 file from above.

Load the firmware files(s) on your device. This depends on how many files you got in step 4 above upon extracting the firmware .zip file.

Case 1: If you got a single .tar/.tar.md5 file, then load this into AP tab of your Odin software. Then go to next step.

To load the file, click on AP tab, select the single firmware file starting with AP text, wait for it to load, and then skip to step 11, ignoring the rest of the part of this step.

Case 2: If you got more than one .tar/.tar.md5 file, then you must be having files starting with AP, CSC, Home_CSC, BL, CP, etc. stuff. In this case, choose the files as follows. Select the firmware files as follows.

  • Click on BL tab, and select the file beginning with BL text.
  • Click on AP tab, and select the file beginning with AP text.
  • Click on CP tab, and select the file beginning with CP text.
  • [Different] Click on CSC tab, and select the file beginning with HOME_CSC text. If HOME_CSC file isn’t available, then select the file beginning with CSC text.

About CSC file: Using the HOME_CSC file won’t reset your device, and data on the phone shouldn’t be deleted. However, when we select regular CSC file, and it results in CSC on the device being different than that in CSC file, your phone will be formatted automatically. You can even choose to ignore loading the CSC file, that may do alright too. But if it doesn’t work out, repeat the whole process and select CSC file this time around.

  • Info: When you load files, Odin checks the md5 of firmware file, which takes time. So, simply wait until that’s done and the firmware file is loaded. Don’t worry if Odin gets unresponsive for a while, it’s normal. Binary size will also show up in Odin.

Step 11. Click on Options tab, and make sure Re-partition checkbox is NOT selected. Don’t use PIT tab, ever.

Go back to Log tab now, as it will show the progress of firmware installation when you hit the start button in next step.

Step 12. Verify that everything is okay as mentioned above. When satisfied, click the Start button on Odin now to start flashing the firmware on your device.

Wait till installation is finished, after which your device will reboot automatically. You’ll get PASS message as shown below upon successful installation from Odin.

Some errors you may run into, and with respective solution.

  • If Odin gets stuck at setup connection, then you need to do this all again. Disconnect your device, close Odin, boot device into download mode again, open Odin, and then select the file and flash it again as said above.
  • If you get FAIL in the top left box, then also you need to flash the file again as stated just above.

That’s it. Let the device restart automatically.

The first start of the device may take time, so wait patiently again. When it has, verify the installation. Check the Settings > About device, to confirm new build no. based on the firmware you just installed.

Need help? Be sure to let us know via comments below.

Firmware Benefits

You can use the firmware for a variety of purposes, which includes:

  • Fix your Galaxy S6 if it’s giving you force closes errors and restarts randomly.
  • Unbrick your Galaxy S6 if it’s bootlooping and stuck at logo when restarting.
  • Go Back to Stock on your Galaxy S6 — helps when looking to sell the device, or fix installing OTA updates if broken.
  • Restore Galaxy S6 to factory state.
  • Upgrade your Galaxy S6 to newer Android version.
  • Downgrade your Galaxy S6 to lower build no. at same Android version.
  • Unroot your Galaxy S6.
  • Remove custom recovery like TWRP and CWM, if installed, on your Galaxy S6.

To perform any of the above, simply install the firmware meant for your device, as per its Galaxy S6 firmware in Settings > About device.