Galaxy S6 Edge Plus update: Android 8.0 in plans? July patch rolling out on U.S. carriers

Galaxy s6 edge plus Oreo update

For the users of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, the Oreo update is something that they may have to look upon with lots of envy — as theirs is a Samsung flagship device of yesteryear for which the support as regards major Android update drops now.

The S6 Edge Plus has seen its update cycle reach its end as regards major updates that involve change in Android OS version, while Samsung would keep rolling out monthly security patches in month or two’s time. As far as Samsung’s S series is concerned, the only two devices are gonna get the Oreo update: the 2017 Galaxy S8, and 2016 Galaxy S7.

However, there remains hope that a custom ROM based on Android 8.0, like LineageOS 15, becomes available for the S6 Edge Plus users, so that can have a run with Android 8.0, the latest Android has on offer.

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Android 8.0 Oreo update release details

Category Launch OS Current OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Global
Unlocked
Android 5.1.1
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
AT&T Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
Sprint Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
T-Mobile Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
Verizon Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
US Cellular Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
Canada Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
Unlocked
(USA)
Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected

Samsung released the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on Android 5.1.1, and the device was updated to Marshmallow as well as Nougat. Right now, it’s running Android 7.0 and the Android 8.0 looks very unlikely now. Unless Samsung surprises us, really.

Update [November 27, 2017]: New reports suggest Samsung could bring Oreo to Galaxy S6 Edge Plus as well and might follow the three-year update cycle for major Android OS updates. Awesome! Although this comes from a chat with Samsung representatives, we would wait for something more official to believe it.

Update [ February 3, 2018] According to fresh developments, which do not come as a big surprise to us, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus won’t receive Oreo. Samsung reps have a tendency of not getting software updates’ details right and it seems this poor run won’t end anytime soon.

A leaked Galaxy Note 8 Oreo build was found to contain files with the names of Samsung phones that will be updated to Android Oreo. On the list, there was no place for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Although some might feel a little hard done by this new development, which is not an official communication, it makes sense because the S6 Edge Plus has already received two OS upgrades and will soon be three years old. So, if you have been dreaming to receive Android 8.0 OTA on your soon-to-be 3-year old S6 Edge Plus, dream no more!

Update [February 10, 2018]: After numerous uncertainties over the status of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Oreo update, T-Mobile has finally confirmed that the OS will be rolled out to the 3-year old handset. The American carrier has updated its software update page for the Galaxy S6 Edge+, indicating that it has agreed with Samsung to update the S6 Edge+ to Android Oreo, but we don’t know when the OS will start rolling out.

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 → Android Oreo update for Galaxy S6 | Galaxy S6 Edge

International Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (SM-G928F/G/H/I)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q3 2018-end.

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-G928C 21 Aug 2017 G928CXXU3CQH3 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 21 Aug 2017 G928CXXU3CQH4 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 17 Aug 2017 G928CXXS3CQH2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 10 Aug 2017 G928CXXS3CQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 18 Jul 2017 G928CXXU3CQG4 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 13 Jul 2017 G928CXXU3CQG3 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 11 Jul 2017 G928CXXU3CQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 20 Jun 2017 G928CXXS3CQF3 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 20 Jun 2017 G928CXXS3CQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 16 Jun 2017 G928CXXS3CQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 17 May 2017 G928CXXS3CQE3 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 17 May 2017 G928CXXS3CQE4 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 16 May 2017 G928CXXS3CQE2 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 04 May 2017 G928CXXU3CQE1 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 17 Apr 2017 G928CXXS3CQD3 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
SM-G928C 17 Apr 2017 G928CXXS3CQD2 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
SM-G928F 18 Sep 2017 G928FXXS3CQI4 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G928F 21 Aug 2017 G928FXXS3CQH2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G928F 11 Aug 2017 G928FXXU3CQH4 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 14 Aug 2017 G928GDDS3CQH2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 09 Aug 2017 G928GUBS3CQH2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 20 Jul 2017 G928GDDS3CQG5 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 17 Jul 2017 G928GDDU3CQG3 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 12 Jul 2017 G928GUBS3CQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 23 Jun 2017 G928GUBU3CQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 15 Jun 2017 G928GDDS3CQF3 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 16 May 2017 G928GUBU3CQE1 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 13 May 2017 G928GDDU3CQE4 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 17 Apr 2017 G928GDDS3CQD1 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 16 Mar 2017 G928GDDU3CQC7 Android 7.0 March 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 13 Apr 2017 G928GUBS3BQD4 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 10 Apr 2017 G928GUBS3BQD1 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 09 Mar 2017 G928GUBS3BQC3 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 08 Mar 2017 G928GUBS3BQC2 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-G928G 19 Jan 2017 G928GDDU3BQA3 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-G928I 21 Aug 2017 G928IDVU3CQH2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G928I 17 Jul 2017 G928IDVS3CQG2 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G928I 17 Jul 2017 G928IDVS3CQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G928I 26 Jun 2017 G928IDVU3CQF3 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G928I 15 Jun 2017 G928IDVS3CQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G928I 24 Apr 2017 G928IDVU3CQD3 Android 7.0 March 2017 security patch
SM-G928I 12 Jan 2017 G928IDVS3BQA2 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-G928I 07 Dec 2016 G928IDVU3BPL2 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-G928I 19 Oct 2016 G928IDVU3BPJ3 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-G928I 06 Oct 2016 G928IDVU3BPJ2 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-G928I 28 Jul 2016 G928IDVU2BPG3 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-G928I 08 Jun 2016 G928IDVU2BPF3 Android 6.0.1 June 2016 security patch
SM-G928I 11 May 2016 G928IDVU2BPE2 Android 6.0.1 May 2016 security patch
SM-G928I 07 Apr 2016 G928IDVU2BPD3 Android 6.0.1 Not Available
SM-G928I 15 Mar 2016 G928IDVU2BPC3 Android 6.0.1 Not Available

Read: Lenovo K8 Oreo update release details

AT&T Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (SM-G928A)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q3 2018-end

As you would expect, not many firmware are available for the AT&T S6 Edge+ handset. Well, firmware for AT&T phones do not come out generally like other variants do, so we have to make do with this.

Actually, at the moment, you have a second latest update in software version G928AUCS4EQG1 available for download, which means that after installing it to go back to stock, you need just one OTA to reach latest software version, which is, build G928AUCS4EQH1. Not bad, eh!

Update [November 10, 2017]: AT&T has begun rollout of its new security update, as version G928AUCS6EQH1. The OTA fixes the Blueborne security flaw, and install the latest monthly patch for the month of September and October 2017.

Read: ‘Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Oreo update and news

Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
26 July 2018 G928AUCS5ERG1 Android 7.0 July 2018 security patch
28 June 2018 G928AUCS5ERF2 Android 7.0 June 2018 security patch
29 May 2018 G928AUCS5ERE1 Android 7.0 May 2018 security patch
7 May 2018 G928AUCS5ERD1 Android 7.0 April 2018 security patch
27 Mar 2018 G928AUCU5ERB5 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch and Mobile Hotspot APN fix
9 Mar 2018 G928AUCS5ERB2 Android 7.0 February 2018 security patch
02 Feb 2018 G928AUCS5ERA2 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch, and Meltdown and Spectre mitigation patches
27 Dec 2017 G928AUCS4EQL1 Android 7.0 December 2017 security patch
09 Nov 2017 G928AUCS6EQH1 Android 7.0 BlueBorne fix, and September and October 2017 security patch
25 Aug 2017 G928AUCS4EQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
01 Aug 2017 G928TUVU4EQG3 Android 7.0 Not available. The security patch is July 2017.
31 July 2017 G928AUCS4EQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
27 June 2017 G928AUCS4EQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
25 May 2017 G928AUCS4EQE1 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
27 Apr 2017 G928AUCS4EQD1 Android 7.0 Installs April security patch
11 Apr 2017 G928AUCU4EQC6 Android 7.0 Installs Nougat, Adds Samsung Cloud and Samsung Pass, Improves device performance, Installs March security patch and removes AT&T Address Book, MobiTV, and AT&T Live
20 Mar 2017 G928AUCS4CQB2 Android 6.0.1 Installs February security patch
08 Feb 2017 G928AUCS4CQA1 Android 6.0.1 Installs January security patch
16 Jan 2017 G928AUCS4CPL1 Android 6.0.1 Installs December security patch
29 Nov 2016 G928AUCS4CPK1 Android 6.0.1 Installs November security patch
26 Oct 2016 G928AUCS3CPJ1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android device security updates
20 Sep 2016 G928AUCU3CPHA Android 6.0.1 Adds Wi-Fi Calling, Advanced Messaging, installs Android device security updates
25 Aug 2016 G928AUCS3BPH4 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android device security updates
18 Jul 2016 G928AUCS2BPG1 Android 6.0.1 Improves device security
22 Jun 2016 G928AUCU2BPE6 Android 6.0.1 Installs Marshmallow, adds AT&T Video Call
26 May 2016 G928AUCS2APE3 Android 5.1.1 Adds device security enhancements
03 Mar 2016 G928AUCU2APB2 Android 5.1.1 Adds device security enhancements, device performance enhancements
12 Nov 2015 G928AUCU2AO16 Android 5.1.1 Adds Support for additional Gear VR features, Support for Android for Work (AfW), Enhanced support for the Samsung keyboard accessory, updates Samsung Knox to version 2.5.1, other general fixes
28 Sep 2015 G928AUCU2AO16 Android 5.1.1 Adds Enhanced performance and other device improvements
15 Sep 2015 G928AUCU1AOH5 Android 5.1.1 Adds device security improvements
Amazon shopping enhancements

Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (SM-G928P)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q3 2018-end.

Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
23 July 2018 G928PVPS3DRG1 Android 7.0 July 2018 security patch
01 Mar 2018 G928PVPS3DRB1 Android 7.0 January and February 2018 security patch
25 June 2017 G928PVPS3DQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
13 May 2017 G928PVPS3DQE1 Android 7.0 April and May 2017 security patch
19 Apr 2017 G928PVPU3DQC5 Android 7.0 Installs Nougat, March security patch
15 Mar 2017 G928PVPS3BQB1 Android 6.0.1 Installs February security patch
15 Feb 2017 G928PVPS3BQA1 Android 6.0.1 Installs January security patch
25 Jan 2017 G928PVPS3BPL1 Android 6.0.1 Installs December security patch
21 Nov 2016 G928PVPS3BPK1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android Security Patches
27 Oct 2016 G928PVPS3BPJ2 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android Security Patches
14 Sep 2016 G928PVPU2BPH9 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android Security Patches
27 Jul 2016 G928PVPU2BPG1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android Security Patches
19 May 2016 G928PVPU2BPD2 Android 6.0.1 Installs Security updates, fixes bugs
19 Apr 2016 G928PVPS2BPD1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Security updates
24 Mar 2016 G928PVPU2BPC3 Android 6.0.1 Installs  Marshmallow, Installs security updates
07 Dec 2015 G928PVPS2AOK3 Android 5.1.1 Installs Security updates
31 Oct 2015 G928PVPU2AOJ6 Android 5.1.1 Installs Google Security patches, Adds Android for work, Gear VR support
26 Sep 2015 G928PVPU2AOI6 Android 5.1.1 Installs Samsung patches, improves wireless charging
21 Aug 2015 G928PVPU1AOGD Android 5.1.1 Initial Release

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (SM-G928T)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q3 2018-end.

Read: ‘Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus Oreo update

Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
27 July 2018 G928TUVS5ERG1 Android 7.0 July 2018 security patch
28 June 2018 G928TUVS5ERF2 Android 7.0 May and June 2018 security patch
22 Apr 2018 G928TUVS5ERD1 Android 7.0 April 2018 security patch
07 March 2018 G928TUVS5ERC1 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
24 Jan 2018 G928TUVS5ERA1 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patches, minor bug fixes and system improvements
09 Nov 2017 G928TUVU4EQJ3 Android 7.0 IMS Roaming fix, DIGITS bug fix, and October 2017 security patch
01 Aug 2017 G928TUVU4EQG3 Android 7.0 Various system improvements
20 July 2017 G928TUVS4EQG1 Android 7.0 June and July 2017 security patch
21 May 2017 G928TUVU4EQE1 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch, and call failure fix for devices on Nougat
01 May 2017 G928TUVU4EQC6 Android 7.0 Installs Android 7.0 Nougat OS update
05 Apr 2017 G928TUVU4DQC2 Android 6.0.1 Adds various system improvements
01 Feb 2017 G928TUVS4DQA1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android Security update
06 Dec 2016 G928TUVU4DPK6 Android 6.0.1 Adds Domestic data roaming improvements, DTMF fix
installs November Security update
08 Sep 2016 G928TUVS4DPH2 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android M OS update
13 Jul 2016 G928TUVU3DPG1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Google Security fix, June and July security maintenance release, various system improvements
18 Apr 2016 G928TUVU2DPD1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android M OS update
14 Dec 2015 G928TUVS2COKC Android 5.1.1 Installs Google Security update
02 Nov 2015 G928TUVU2COJ5 Android 5.1.1 Adds Samsung Gear VR support, installs Security updates, various bug fixes and improvements
25 Sep 2015 G928TUVU2COI5 Android 5.1.1 Various bug fixes and improvements
10 Sep 2015 G928TUVU1BOH6 Android 5.1.1 Installs Video Calling UI updates
03 Sep 2015 G928TUVU1BOH4 Android 5.1.1 Adds T-Mobile Video Calling
21 Aug 2015 G928TUVU1AOGD Android 5.1.1 Original software

Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (SM-G928V)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q3 2018-end.

Read: Android Oreo update for Nokia 5 | Nokia 6

Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
30 July 2018 G928VVRS3CRG1 Android 7.0 July 2018 security patch
06 July 2018 G928VVRS3CRF1 Android 7.0 June 2018 security patch
08 Jun 2018 G928VVRS3CRE4 Android 7.0 May 2018 security patch
26 Apr 2018 G928VVRS3CRD2 Android 7.0 April 2018 security patch
25 Mar 2018 G928VVRS3CRC1 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
27 Feb 2018 G928VVRS3CRB2 Android 7.0 February 2018 security patch
25 Jan 2018 G928VVRS3CRA1 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch, Meltdown and Spectre fixes
26 Dec 2017 G928VVRU3CQL4 Android 7.0 December 2017 security patch
30 Oct 2017 G928VVRS3CQI3 Android 7.0 October 2017 security patch, including Blueborne fix
03 Oct 2017 G928VVRS3CQI2 Android 7.0 Blueborne security patch
29 Aug 2017 G928VVRS3CQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
28 July 2017 G928VVRU3CQF3 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch, Google Search in easy mode, Improved Voice over Wi-Fi calls, Notification for no app space
25 May 2017 G928VVRS3CQE1 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
03 May 2017 G928VVRS3CQD1 Android 7.0 Installs April security patch
11 Apr 2017 G928VVRU3CQB9 Android 7.0 Installs Android 7.0 Nougat update, and March 2017 security patch
31 Jan 2017 G928VVRS3BQA1 Android 6.0.1 Introduces fixes for 67 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)
05 Dev 2016 G928VVRU3BPJ3 Android 6.0.1 Installs September security patch
27 Oct 2016 G928VVRS3BPI1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android device security updates
06 Sep 2016 G928VVRU2BPG5 Android 6.0.1 Adds Barcode Beaming Service, OnCircle, People Edge, Doodles, improves Contacts and removes Amazon music
15 Jul 2016 G928VVRS2BPF4 Android 6.0.1 Installs July security patch
22 Jun 2016 G928VVRS2BPF2 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android device security updates
09 May 2016 G928VVRU2BPD4 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android device security updates
13 Apr 2016 G928VVRU2BPC2 Android 6.0.1 Installs Marshmallow
15 Dec 2015 G928VVRU2AOJ3 Android 5.1.1 Installs Android device security updates
21 Oct 2015 G928VVRU2AOJ2 Android 5.1.1 Installs Android device security updates
29 Sep 2015 G928VVRU2AOGJ Android 5.1.1 Installs Android device security updates

US Cellular Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (SM-G928R4)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q3 2018-end.

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-G928R4 15 Jun 2017 G928R4TYU3CQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G928R4 11 Apr 2017 G928R4TYS3BQD1 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-G928R4 07 Dec 2016 G928R4TYS3BPL1 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-G928R4 08 Nov 2016 G928R4TYS3BPK1 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-G928R4 19 Oct 2016 G928R4TYS3BPJ2 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-G928R4 18 May 2016 G928R4TYU2BPE1 Android 6.0.1 June 2016 security patch
SM-G928R4 18 Feb 2016 G928R4TYU2BPB6 Android 6.0.1 Not Available
SM-G928R4 30 Oct 2015 G928R4TYU2AOJ5 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-G928R4 20 Sep 2015 G928R4TYU2AOI4 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-G928R4 18 Jul 2015 G928R4TYU1AOGE Android 5.1.1 Not Available

Canadian Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (SM-G928W8)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q3 2018-end.

Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
25 July 2018 G928W8VLS5CRG1 Android 7.0 July 2018 security patch
10 Aug 2017 G928W8VLS4CQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
03 Jul 2017 G928W8VLS4CQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
05 Jun 2017 G928W8VLS4CQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
27 Mar 2017 G928W8VLU4CQC8 Android 7.0 March 2017 security patch
03 Oct 2016 G928W8VLU4BPJ1 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
19 Nov 2015 G928W8VLU2AOK5 Android 5.1.1 Not Available

Firmware download

Well, check out the model no. of your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus first, and then download the latest firmware available above for your exact model no. Next, install the downloaded firmware using our Odin Samsung firmware installation guide here.

Let us know in comments if you need any help with this.

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