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Samsung is now rolling out October Security Patch for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. The update is rolling out in various markets in Western Asia and a couple of others, including the UAE, Iran, Egypt, and South Africa. The build number for the new firmware is G928CXXS3CQJ3. Of course, the update will be pushed to other regions as well via OTA updates. There are no new features offered in this latest Android 7.0 Nougat update for Galaxy S6 Edge+. However, as far as security and vulnerabilities are concerned this a huge update. Total of 215 vulnerabilities found in Android’s OS are fixed in October security patch. And 6 vulnerabilities that existed in Samsung’s software are fixed as well.
This update is being pushed via OTA updates system, which means everyone is not going to get the update at once. So, if you want to manually update your Galaxy S6 Edge+ via Odin Flash tool then keep on reading. Because in this post we will tell you how to update Galaxy S6 Edge+ to XXS3CQJ3 Android 7.0 Nougat.
Installing stock XXS3CQJ3 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware via Odin tool is an official process so you won’t lose warranty because of this method. The process doesn’t require any root access or custom recovery.
Let us clear one thing here, this guide is only meant for Galaxy S6 Edge+. To confirm the model no. go to Settings > About Phone. Please don’t try it on any other models.
Follow our step by step guide on how to update Galaxy S6 Edge+ to XXS3CQJ3 Android 7.0 Nougat.
- Before proceeding any further backup all your important data like Emails, Messages, Personal Photos, and Videos.
- Download and install Galaxy S6 Edge+ USB drivers on your PC.
- Make sure USB Debugging mode is enabled on your Android Device. You can enable USB Debugging by going to Settings > Developer Options.
- The device should be charged up to 70% to avoid any unexpected shutdowns. This is very important, any shutdown during the process can damage your device permanently.
How To Update Galaxy S6 Edge+ to XXS3CQJ3 Android 7.0 Nougat
Step 1: Download G928CXXS3CQJ3 and Odin from above links.
Step 2: Extract downloaded firmware to get tar.md5 file.
Step 3: To boot Galaxy S6 Edge+ into Download Mode, Turn your phone off. Once it’s fully off, Home + Power + Volume Down buttons. The phone will boot into Download Mode now.
Step 4: Open your Odin folder and right click on Odin file and then click on Run as Administrator. After that connect your phone to PC with USB cable.
Step 5: In Odin tool one of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This means your phone is connected successfully.
Step 6: Now click on AP and select md5 file of firmware which we extracted earlier.
Step 7: Before clicking on start make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are selected, but re-partition option must NOT be ticked.
Step 8: Your Galaxy S6 Edge+ will reboot once the installation is completed. Keep the device connected to USB until you reach the home screen.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed stock XXS3CQJ3 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+.