Install G920FXXU5EQE8 Nougat based improvement update on Galaxy S6 G920F

Android 7.0 Nougat based latest firmware update is rolling out Galaxy S6 SM-G920F in Europe. The update seems to be a minor one because Nougat update has been released for the same device a couple of months ago but it has multiple improvements wrapped inside it. This time the firmware is released for unbranded Galaxy S6 devices that bumps the build number to G920FXXU5EQE8, brings in May security update.

According to Sammobile, the update also brings fixes for 54 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in Android OS as well as 11 vulnerabilities in Samsung’s own software. So we recommend you to keep your device update regarding security updates, below we have posted the complete process to download and install G920FXXU5EQE8 firmware on Galaxy S6.

The stock Nougat firmware can be updated via Kies as well, but we recommend you try the OTA update first, go to Settings > About device > Check software updates. We have posted the same tutorial for the other Galaxy devices so the process remains the same because it has nothing to do with the change build number or Android version, all you need is an Odin tool along the firmware tar and a PC with latest Samsung USB drivers installed on it.

You can also greet welcome to the new firmware using Samsung Kies, here we have posted a guide to update G920FXXU5EQE8 firmware via Kies on Galaxy S6 G920F.

Firmware details:

Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S6

Model: SM-G920F

Android version: Android 7.0 Nougat

Region: Europe

Build Number: G920FXXU5EQE8

Android Security Patch Level: May 1, 2017

Release date: May 16, 2017


How to install Stock Nougat G920FXXU5EQE8 on Galaxy S6 G920F via Odin

Early preparations:

Your device should be charged 70% at minimum to avoid shutting down during the process.

Enable USB Debugging. Go to Settings > Developer Options > Enable USB debugging

Back up your important data.

Download Odin tool 3.12.3 from this link

Download the latest USB drivers for Samsung from this link and then install them on PC.

Download stock Nougat G920FXXU5EQE8 firmware for Galaxy S6 G920F. Download

Process to install Android 7.0 Nougat G920FXXU5EQE8 update on Galaxy S6 G920F

It’s the device to turn off your device completely.

Now turn it back on but this time is should reboot into Download Mode, to do so follow this guide

Once in download Mode, follow this guide to update stock Nougat firmware on Galaxy S6 G920F via Odin.

That’s it! If you have successfully updated Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy S6 G920F via G920FXXU5EQE8 firmware, give us your feedback.

via SAMMobile