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Galaxy S6 Pie update: Not eligible for Android 9; January 2019 security patch released

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February 11, 2019: Samsung has released January 2019 security patch for the Galaxy S6 handset carrying model no. SM-G920F.  The software version of the January update is G920FXXU6ESA1. We are happy to see Samsung pushing out security updates for the device even today, as the device is quite old now.

For those wondering about Android Pie, well, the Galaxy S6 is not eligible for the Android 9 update. You may recall that the Android 7.0 update is last version update Samsung prepared for the S6, meaning the device didn’t get Oreo either.


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Android 9 Pie update

ModelLaunch OS | Current OSAndroid Pie update
Global
Unlocked
Android 5.0 Lollipop | Android 7.0 NougatNot eligible (Unofficial update available)
AT&TAndroid 5.0 Lollipop | Android 7.0 NougatNot eligible
SprintAndroid 5.0 Lollipop | Android 7.0 NougatNot eligible
T-MobileAndroid 5.0 lollipop | Android 7.0 NougatNot eligible (Unofficial update available)
VerizonAndroid 5.0 Lollipop | Android 7.0 NougatNot eligible
US CellularAndroid 5.0 Lollipop | Android 7.0 NougatNot eligible
CanadaAndroid 5.0 Lollipop | Android 7.0 NougatNot eligible (Unofficial update available)
Unlocked
(USA)
Android 5.0 Lollipop | Android 7.0 NougatNot eligible

Having launched more than three years before Android Pie’s release, the Galaxy S6 isn’t eligible for the Android 9 update. The device’s last major OS upgrade was Android Nougat and it stays at that. While we’d very much like to give you some hope that Pie will at some point arrive on your S6 via an unofficial update, the S6 doesn’t enjoy a lot of support when it comes to custom ROMs, so don’t get your hopes too high on this matter.

Update [Sep 17, 2018]: There’s an unofficial update to Android 9 Pie for the Galaxy S6 for various variants. Details here.

Related: LineageOS 16 device list

Android 8.0 Oreo (and 8.1)

ModelLaunch OSCurrent OSAndroid Oreo
Global
Unlocked
Android 5.0Android 7.0Not eligible
AT&TAndroid 5.0Android 7.0Not eligible
SprintAndroid 5.0Android 7.0Not eligible
T-MobileAndroid 5.0Android 7.0Not eligible
VerizonAndroid 5.0Android 7.0Not eligible
US CellularAndroid 5.0Android 7.0Not eligible
CanadaAndroid 5.0Android 7.0Not eligible
Unlocked
(USA)
Android 5.0Android 7.0Not eligible

Samsung Galaxy S6 was launched in the first half of 2015 and came preinstalled with Android Lollipop. Usually, Samsung’s premium phones receive two major OS upgrades, which has seen the S6 receive Android Marshmallow and Nougat and even though at some point T-Mobile reported that Android 8.0 Oreo was in development, the carrier has since taken down the page that had the info below. This, essentially, confirms that there’s no Oreo update for the Note 5.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Oreo

International Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F/G/H/i)

  • Not eligible for Android 8 and Android 9 updates
Model No.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-G920F13 Feb 2019G920FXXU6ESA1Android 7.0January 2019 security patch
SM-G920F1 May 2018G920FXXU6ERD1Android 7.0April 2018 security patch
SM-G920F23 Mar 2018G920FXXU6ERC1Android 7.0March 2018 security patch
SM-G920F14 Sep 2017G920FXXS5EQI7Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-G920F06 Sep 2017G920FXXU5EQI2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-G920F23 Aug 2017G920FXXU5EQHDAndroid 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-G920F09 Aug 2017G920FXXU5EQH7Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-G920F09 Aug 2017G920FXXU5EQH6Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-G920F09 Aug 2017G920FXXU5EQH1Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-G920I12 Sep 2017G920IDVU3FQI5Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-G920I09 Aug 2017G920IDVS3FQH2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-G920I09 Aug 2017G920IDVU3FQH5Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-G920I08 Aug 2017G920IDVU3FQH3Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-G920I12 Jul 2017G920IDVU3FQG2Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-G920I03 Jul 2017G920IDVU3FQG1Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-G920I29 Jun 2017G920IDVS3FQFAAndroid 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-G920I20 Jun 2017G920IDVU3FQF6Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-G920I16 Jun 2017G920IDVU3FQF5Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-G920I13 Jun 2017G920IDVS3FQF3Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-G920I25 May 2017G920IDVS3FQEBAndroid 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-G920I25 May 2017G920IDVS3FQECAndroid 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-G920I19 May 2017G920IDVS3FQE7Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-G920I08 May 2017G920IDVU3FQE4Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-G920I04 May 2017G920IDVU3FQE3Android 7.0March 2017 security patch
SM-G920I02 May 2017G920IDVU3FQE2Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-G920I03 Apr 2017G920IDVU3FQD1Android 7.0March 2017 security patch
SM-G920I16 May 2017G920IDVS3EQE1Android 6.0.1May 2017 security patch

AT&T Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A)

  • Not eligible for Android 8 and Android 9 updates
DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
5 Apr 2018G920AUCS7ERC1Android 7.0March 2018 security patch
6 Mar 2018G920AUCU7ERB1Android 7.0Fix for Mobile Hotspot and February 2018 Android device security updates
26 Jan 2018G920AUCS7ERA2Android 7.0January 2018 security patch
09 Nov 2017G920AUCS6EQH1Android 7.0KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability fix, BlueBorne fix, and September and October 2017 security patch.
25 Aug 2017G920AUCS6EQH1Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
25 July 2017G920AUCS6EQG1Android 7.0July security patch.
23 June 2017G920AUCS6EQF1Android 7.0June security patch
25 May 2017G920AUCS6EQE1Android 7.0May security patch
03 May 2017G920AUCU6EQCFAndroid 7.0Installs Android 7.0 Nougat, adds Samsung Cloud and Samsung Pass, applies April security patch, removes AT&T Address Book and MobiTV
30 Mar 2017G920AUCS6DQC1Android 6.0.1Installs March security patch update
10 Mar 2017G920AUCU5DQB3Android 6.0.1Improves call quality and adds AT&T Messages Backup and Sync (AMBS) option greyed out fix
08 Feb 2017G920AUCS5DPK5Android 6.0.1Installs Android device security updates
12 Jan 2017G920AUCS5DPK3Android 6.0.1Installs Android device security updates
22 Nov 2016G920AUCS5DPK1Android 6.0.1Installs November security patch
26 Oct 2016G920AUCS5DPJ1Android 6.0.1Installs android devices security updates
30 Sep 2016G920AUCS5DPI1Android 6.0.1Installs android devices security updates
20 Sep 2016G920AUCU4DPH5Android 6.0.1Adds Wi-Fi calling, advanced messaging, installs android devices security updates
19 Jul 2016G920AUCS4CPG1Android 6.0.1Device security improvements
16 Jun 2016G920AUCS4CPF1Android 6.0.1Improves devices performance, adds device security enhancements
17 May 2016G920AUCU3CPD6Android 6.0.1Adds video calling, removes Keeper, AT&T Live, FB Messenger
03 Mar 2016G920AUCU3BOJ9Android 5.1.1Improves devices performance, adds device security enhancements
24 Nov 2015G920AUCU3BOJ7Android 5.1.1Improves call performance, Samsung and Google security enhancements
25 Sep 2015G920AUCU3BO12Android 5.1.1Adds Android Pay, AT&T Games, Amazon Kindle, Android for Work, Samsung Pay, Live Video Broadcast, new icons, improves performance, adds enhanced audio, removes Skype
10 Aug 2015G920AUCU2AOF3Android 5.0.2Improves device security
09 Jul 2015G920AUCU2AOF3Android 5.0.2Improves Find my mobile and lock. Android OS security enhancements
13 May 2015G920AUCU1AOE2Android 5.0.2Improves Battery performance, HD voice, Screen enhancements, AT&T message enhancement, improved screen rotation, power key press time
05 May 2015G920AUCU1AOCEAndroid 5.0.2Improves Battery performance, HD voice, Screen enhancements, AT&T message enhancement, improved screen rotation, power key press time

Sprint Galaxy S6 (SM-G920P)

  • Not eligible for Android 8 and Android 9 updates
DateFirmware DownloadAndroid OSChangelog
01 Mar 2018G920PVPS4ARB2Android 7.0February 2018 security patch
26 Jan 2018G920PVPS4DRA2Android 7.0January 2018 Android security patch, including Spectre and Meltdown fixes
31 Aug 2017G920PVPS4DQF1Android 7.0July and August 2017 security patch
22 June 2017
G920PVPS4DQF1
Android 7.0June security patch
12 Apr 2017G920PVPS4DQE2Android 7.0April and May security patch
12 Apr 2017G920PVPU4DQC7Android 7.0Android 7.0 Nougat update and March security patch
28 Feb 2017G920PVPS4CQB1Android 6.0.1Installs Android Security Patches
06 Feb 2017G920PVPS4CQA2Android 6.0.1Installs Android Security Patches
04 Jan 2017G920PVPU4CPL3Android 6.0.1Installs Android Security Patches
28 Nov 2016G920PVPS4CPK1Android 6.0.1Installs Android Security Patches
26 Oct 2016G920PVPS4CPJ1Android 6.0.1Installs Android Security Patches
28 Sep 2016G920PVPS4CPI3Android 6.0.1Installs Android Security Patches
07 Sep 2016G920PVPU3CPG3Android 6.0.1Installs Android Security Patches
28 Jul 2016G920PVPS3CPG1Android 6.0.1Installs Android Security Patches
27 Jun 2016G920PVPU3CPF4Android 6.0.1Adds Wi-Fi___33 calling enhancements, fixes bugs and installs Android security updates
19 May 2016G920PVPU3CPD3Android 6.0.1Installs security updates and fixes bugs
19 Apr 2016G920PVPS3CPD2Android 6.0.1Installs security updates
10 Mar 2016G920PVPU3CPB6Android 6.0.1Upgrades to Android  6.0 (Marshmallow)
11 Feb 2015G920PVPU3BOL1Android 5.1.1Installs security updates
04 Nov 2015G920PVPU3BOJ7Android 5.1.1Adds sprint global roaming, Fixes bugs, Installs google Security patch
26 Sep 2015G920PVPU3BOI1Android 5.1.1Improves Samsung Pay, Fixes bugs
24 Aug 2015G920PVPU2BOH1Android 5.1.1Adds Samsung Pay, live broadcasting via YouTube, High Quality audio, UI updates and fixes bugs
05 Aug 2015G920PVPU2BOGAAndroid 5.1.1Installs for critical security vulnerability (‘Stagefright’)
13 Jul 2015G920PVPU2BOFEAndroid 5.1.1Various Bug Fixes and Enhancements
30 Jun 2015G920PVPU2B0F7Android 5.1.1Upgrades to Android  5.1 and fixes bugs
11 May 2015G920PVPU1AOE2Android 5.0.2Bug fixes
07 Apr 2015G920PVPU1AOCFAndroid 5.0.2Initial Release

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T)

  • Not eligible for Android 8 and Android 9 updates
DateFirmware DownloadAndroid OSChangelog
25 March 2018G920TUVS6FRC1Android 7.0March 2018 security patch, various bug fixes and system improvements
24 Jan 2018G920TUVS6FRA3Android 7.0January 2018 security patch
22 Nov 2017G920TUVU5FQK1Android 7.0November 2017 security patch
27 July 2017G920TUVU5FQG3Android 7.0Various system improvements
18 July 2017G920TUVS5FQG1Android 7.0July security patch.
05 June 2017G920TUVU5FQE1Android 7.0Android 7.0 Nougat update, and May security patch
11 Apr 2017G920TUVU3EPD1Android 6.0.1Adds system performance and enhancements
02 Apr 2017G920TUVU5EQC2Android 6.0.1Adds various system improvements
06 Feb 2017G920TUVS5EQA2Android 6.0.1Installs December/January Security update
30 Nov 2016G920TUVU5EPK5Android 6.0.1Adds domestic roaming improvements, installs November security update
24 Aug 2016G920TUVS4EPH2Android 6.0.1Installs July and August security maintenance release
27 Jun 2016G920TUVU4EPF1Android 6.0.1Installs June security maintenance, adds anti-theft update, Various bug fixes and improvements
11 Apr 2016G920TUVU3EPD1Android 6.0.1Installs Android  6.0 Marshmallow
14 Dec 2015G920TUVS3DOJCAndroid 5.1.1Installs Google security update
16 Nov 2015G920TUVU3DOJ7Android 5.1.1Installs Google security update, software improvements, Various bug fixes and improvements
25 Sep 2015G920TUVU3DOI1Android 5.1.1Various bug fixes and improvements
10 Sep 2015G920TUVU2DOH6Android 5.1.1Adds advanced messaging, dropbox, google wallet, T-Mobile video calling, work profile/device owner
27 Jul 2015G920TUVU2COF8Android 5.1.1Adds security update for Stagefright, improves power, various bug fixes and device improvements
15 Jun 2015G920TUVU2COF6Android 5.1.1Adds anti-theft, resolves black boxes in email, Camera LED flashlight, resolves Amazon error, resolves failed to boot error, improves fingerprint scanner, various bug fixes and device improvements
28 Mar 2015G920TUVU1AOCGAndroid 5.1.1Improves Audio quality, fixes calendar event, clock drift, exchange global address lookup, improves fingerprint scanner
27 Mar 2015G920TUVU1AOC9Android 5.1.1Initial Release

Verizon Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)

  • Not eligible for Android 8 and Android 9 updates
DateFirmware DownloadAndroid OSChangelog
05 June 2018G920VVRU4DRE1Android 7.0May security patch
27 Feb 2018G920VVRS4DRB1Android 7.0February 2018 security patch
25 Jan 2018G920VVRS4DRA1Android 7.0January 2018 security patch, Meltdown and Spectre patches
26 Dec 2017G920VVRU4DQL1Android 7.0December 2017 security patch
04 Oct 2017G920VVRS4DQI1Android 7.0Blueborne security patch
20 Aug 2017G920VVRS4DQH1Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
20 May 2017G920VVRS4DQE1Android 7.0NA
26 Apr 2017G920VVRS4DQD1Android 7.0Installs Android 7.0 Nougat
01 Feb 2017G920VVRS4CQA3Android 6.0.1Installs latest security patch
02 Jan 2017G920VVRS4CPL3Android 6.0.1Installs December security patch
16 Nov 2016G920VVRU4CPK2Android 6.0.1Installs November Security patch and removes Samsung Milk
09 Sep 2016G920VVRS4CPI2Android 6.0.1Installs September Security patch
04 Aug 2016G920VVRU4CPH1Android 6.0.1Improves Wi-Fi calling, HD calls, Fixes bugs
16 Jun 2016G920VVRU4CPF4Android 6.0.1Improves security, performance, device stability, bug fixes, adds new features
04 May 2016G920VVRU4CPD2Android 6.0.1Installs security patch, fixes bugs
18 Mar 2016G920VVRU4CPC2Android 6.0.1Installs Security patch, Installs Android Marshmallow Android 6.0.1
20 Nov 2015G920VVRU4BOK7Android 5.1.1Adds Wi-Fi Calling, YouTube Live Video Broadcasting, Redesigned Apps and folder icon, Message notification preview in status bar and lock screen, and OS Security Enhancements
08 Oct 2015G920VVRU4BOG9Android 5.1.1Adds Samsung Pay and OS Security enhancements
19 Sep 2015G920VVRU4BOG7Android 5.1.1Installs security patch
17 Jul 2015G920VVRU3BOG5Android 5.1.1Fixes Stagefright vulnerability
17 Jun 2015G920VVRU2AOF1Android 5.1.1Adds reactivation lock support, Roaming in Puerto Rico
12 May 2015G920VVRU1AOE2Android 5.0.2Bug Fixes and Improves performance
20 Mar 2015G920VVRU1AOC3Android 5.0.2Initial release

US Cellular Galaxy S6 (SM-G920R4)

  • Not eligible for Android 8 and Android 9 updates
ModelDateFirmware DownloadAndroid OSChangelog
SM-G920R428 Apr 2017G920R4TYU4DQD3Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-G920R408 Dec 2016G920R4TYS4CPL1Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-G920R407 Nov 2016G920R4TYS4CPK3Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-G920R417 Oct 2016G920R4TYS3CPJ1Android 6.0.1October 2016 security patch
SM-G920R415 Jun 2016G920R4TYU3CPF5Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-G920R411 Feb 2016G920R4TYU3CPB4Android 6.0.1Not Available
SM-G920R419 Sep 2015G920R4TYU3BOI1Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-G920R430 Jul 2015G920R4TYU2BOG9Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-G920R411 Jun 2015G920R4TYU2BOF7Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-G920R409 Apr 2015G920R4TYU1AOD3Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-G920R414 Mar 2015G920R4TYU1AOCBAndroid 5.0.2Not Available

Canadian Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)

  • Not eligible for Android 8 and Android 9 updates
ModelDateFirmware DownloadAndroid OSChangelog
SM-G920W807 Jul 2017G920W8VLS5DQG1Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-G920W812 Jun 2017G920W8VLS5DQF1Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-G920W812 Apr 2017G920W8VLU5DQD4Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-G920W812 Sep 2016G920W8VLU5CPI4Android 6.0.1September 2016 security patch

How to install Galaxy S6 firmware

Well, check out the model no. of your Galaxy S6 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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