Galaxy S6 Update: Android 8.0 Oreo is in development; Verizon rolls out May patch

Galaxy S6 Oreo Update

Update [February 10, 2018]: After numerous uncertainties over the status of Samsung Galaxy S6 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, indicating that it has agreed with Samsung to update the S6 to Android Oreo, but we don’t know when the OS will start rolling out.

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Update [February 3, 2018]: According to fresh developments, which do not come as a big surprise to us, the Galaxy S6 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 names of Samsung phones that will be updated to Android Oreo. On the list, there was no place for the Galaxy S6. Although some might feel a little hard done by this new development, which is not an official communication, it makes sense because the S6 has already received two OS upgrades and will soon be three years old.


Update [January 16, 2018]: A new report indicates that Samsung might begin rolling out the Android 8.0 update for the Galaxy S6 as early as next month, February 2018.

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Update [November 27, 2017]: It seems we are in for a surprise! A good one, in case you’re wondering. A new rumor swirling around suggests that Samsung would bring a taste of Oreo to Galaxy S6 as well, and might follow the three-year update cycle for major Android OS updates. Awesome! We weren’t expecting this, and going by past experience, we really thought Nougat OS was the best Galaxy S6 users would get, but now it seems that Samsung could bestow the S6 with Android 8.0 update as well.


Although not a candidate for Oreo update, the Galaxy S6 is still well supported by Samsung with monthly security patch OTAs and all. While these little patches might not mean a lot to many users quite understandably, but given S6’s age, Samsung would be right to not take Galaxy S6 into its Android 8.0 update plans, where Galaxy S8 takes central role followed by Note 8 and Galaxy S7. With any luck, a LineageOS 15.0 custom for the Galaxy S6 might bring the sweetness of Oreo to the device. All Galaxy S6 sets have been updated to Nougat OS, which also happens to be the last big update for the device. Though, right now, Samsung has released the Android 7.0 build of Nougat, so we hope the Korea mobile giant follows it up with Android 7.1.1 OTA rollout pretty soon.

Here, on this page, we’ve got you details about the all the latest software updates for the Galaxy S6, along with the security patch they contain (changelog part) and their firmware download link. We’ve covered all major variants of the S6 here, including the unlocked global sets, and the carrier models in the US: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc.

Read: Galaxy J7 Oreo update release date

Galaxy S6 Android 8.0 update release details

Update [November 27, 2017]: A new report suggests Samsung could bring Oreo to Galaxy S6 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.


Having launched more than two years before than Android Oreo’s release, the Galaxy S6 is not eligible for the Android 8.0 update.

However, here’s a hoping that Samsung rolls out the Android 7.1.1 in due course — and it’s already very late considering devices like Motorola Moto G4 received it ages ago.

Samsung
Galaxy S6
Launch OS Current OS Android 7.1.1
Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
Global
Unlocked
Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(Dec 2017)
Expected
AT&T Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(Dec 2017)
Expected
Sprint Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(Dec 2017)
Expected
T-Mobile Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(Dec 2017)
Expected
Verizon Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(Dec 2017)
Expected
US Cellular Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(Dec 2017)
Expected
Canada Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(Dec 2017)
Expected
Unlocked
(USA)
Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(Dec 2017)
Expected

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

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q2 2018-end.

Read: OnePlus 5 Oreo update release date

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-G920F 1 May 2018 G920FXXU6ERD1 Android 7.0 April 2018 security patch
SM-G920F 23 Mar 2018 G920FXXU6ERC1 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
SM-G920F 14 Sep 2017 G920FXXS5EQI7 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G920F 06 Sep 2017 G920FXXU5EQI2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G920F 23 Aug 2017 G920FXXU5EQHD Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G920F 09 Aug 2017 G920FXXU5EQH7 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G920F 09 Aug 2017 G920FXXU5EQH6 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G920F 09 Aug 2017 G920FXXU5EQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 12 Sep 2017 G920IDVU3FQI5 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 09 Aug 2017 G920IDVS3FQH2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 09 Aug 2017 G920IDVU3FQH5 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 08 Aug 2017 G920IDVU3FQH3 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 12 Jul 2017 G920IDVU3FQG2 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 03 Jul 2017 G920IDVU3FQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 29 Jun 2017 G920IDVS3FQFA Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 20 Jun 2017 G920IDVU3FQF6 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 16 Jun 2017 G920IDVU3FQF5 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 13 Jun 2017 G920IDVS3FQF3 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 25 May 2017 G920IDVS3FQEB Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 25 May 2017 G920IDVS3FQEC Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 19 May 2017 G920IDVS3FQE7 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 08 May 2017 G920IDVU3FQE4 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 04 May 2017 G920IDVU3FQE3 Android 7.0 March 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 02 May 2017 G920IDVU3FQE2 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 03 Apr 2017 G920IDVU3FQD1 Android 7.0 March 2017 security patch
SM-G920I 16 May 2017 G920IDVS3EQE1 Android 6.0.1 May 2017 security patch

AT&T Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A)

Update [November 10, 2017]: AT&T has released a fix for well-known KRACK WiFi vulnerability for its Galaxy S6 now. Available as software version G920AUCS6EQH1, the OTA also brings home security patches for the month of September and October 2017.


Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q2 2018-end.

Read: Galaxy J5 Oreo update release date

Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
5 Apr 2018 G920AUCS7ERC1 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
6 Mar 2018 G920AUCU7ERB1 Android 7.0 Fix for Mobile Hotspot and February 2018 Android device security updates
26 Jan 2018 G920AUCS7ERA2 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch
09 Nov 2017 G920AUCS6EQH1 Android 7.0 KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability fix, BlueBorne fix, and September and October 2017 security patch.
25 Aug 2017 G920AUCS6EQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
25 July 2017 G920AUCS6EQG1 Android 7.0 July security patch.
23 June 2017 G920AUCS6EQF1 Android 7.0 June security patch
25 May 2017 G920AUCS6EQE1 Android 7.0 May security patch
03 May 2017 G920AUCU6EQCF Android 7.0 Installs Android 7.0 Nougat, adds Samsung Cloud and Samsung Pass, applies April security patch, removes AT&T Address Book and MobiTV
30 Mar 2017 G920AUCS6DQC1 Android 6.0.1 Installs March security patch update
10 Mar 2017 G920AUCU5DQB3 Android 6.0.1 Improves call quality and adds AT&T Messages Backup and Sync (AMBS) option greyed out fix
08 Feb 2017 G920AUCS5DPK5 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android device security updates
12 Jan 2017 G920AUCS5DPK3 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android device security updates
22 Nov 2016 G920AUCS5DPK1 Android 6.0.1 Installs November security patch
26 Oct 2016 G920AUCS5DPJ1 Android 6.0.1 Installs android devices security updates
30 Sep 2016 G920AUCS5DPI1 Android 6.0.1 Installs android devices security updates
20 Sep 2016 G920AUCU4DPH5 Android 6.0.1 Adds Wi-Fi calling, advanced messaging, installs android devices security updates
19 Jul 2016 G920AUCS4CPG1 Android 6.0.1 Device security improvements
16 Jun 2016 G920AUCS4CPF1 Android 6.0.1 Improves devices performance, adds device security enhancements
17 May 2016 G920AUCU3CPD6 Android 6.0.1 Adds video calling, removes Keeper, AT&T Live, FB Messenger
03 Mar 2016 G920AUCU3BOJ9 Android 5.1.1 Improves devices performance, adds device security enhancements
24 Nov 2015 G920AUCU3BOJ7 Android 5.1.1 Improves call performance, Samsung and Google security enhancements
25 Sep 2015 G920AUCU3BO12 Android 5.1.1 Adds 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 2015 G920AUCU2AOF3 Android 5.0.2 Improves device security
09 Jul 2015 G920AUCU2AOF3 Android 5.0.2 Improves Find my mobile and lock. Android OS security enhancements
13 May 2015 G920AUCU1AOE2 Android 5.0.2 Improves Battery performance, HD voice, Screen enhancements, AT&T message enhancement, improved screen rotation, power key press time
05 May 2015 G920AUCU1AOCE Android 5.0.2 Improves Battery performance, HD voice, Screen enhancements, AT&T message enhancement, improved screen rotation, power key press time

Sprint Galaxy S6 (SM-G920P)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q2 2018-end.

Read: Moto G5 and G5 Plus Oreo update

Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
01 Mar 2018 G920PVPS4ARB2 Android 7.0 February 2018 security patch
26 Jan 2018 G920PVPS4DRA2 Android 7.0 January 2018 Android security patch, including Spectre and Meltdown fixes
31 Aug 2017 G920PVPS4DQF1 Android 7.0 July and August 2017 security patch
22 June 2017
G920PVPS4DQF1
Android 7.0 June security patch
12 Apr 2017 G920PVPS4DQE2 Android 7.0 April and May security patch
12 Apr 2017 G920PVPU4DQC7 Android 7.0 Android 7.0 Nougat update and March security patch
28 Feb 2017 G920PVPS4CQB1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android Security Patches
06 Feb 2017 G920PVPS4CQA2 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android Security Patches
04 Jan 2017 G920PVPU4CPL3 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android Security Patches
28 Nov 2016 G920PVPS4CPK1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android Security Patches
26 Oct 2016 G920PVPS4CPJ1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android Security Patches
28 Sep 2016 G920PVPS4CPI3 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android Security Patches
07 Sep 2016 G920PVPU3CPG3 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android Security Patches
28 Jul 2016 G920PVPS3CPG1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android Security Patches
27 Jun 2016 G920PVPU3CPF4 Android 6.0.1 Adds Wi-Fi___33 calling enhancements, fixes bugs and installs Android security updates
19 May 2016 G920PVPU3CPD3 Android 6.0.1 Installs security updates and fixes bugs
19 Apr 2016 G920PVPS3CPD2 Android 6.0.1 Installs security updates
10 Mar 2016 G920PVPU3CPB6 Android 6.0.1 Upgrades to Android  6.0 (Marshmallow)
11 Feb 2015 G920PVPU3BOL1 Android 5.1.1 Installs security updates
04 Nov 2015 G920PVPU3BOJ7 Android 5.1.1 Adds sprint global roaming, Fixes bugs, Installs google Security patch
26 Sep 2015 G920PVPU3BOI1 Android 5.1.1 Improves Samsung Pay, Fixes bugs
24 Aug 2015 G920PVPU2BOH1 Android 5.1.1 Adds Samsung Pay, live broadcasting via YouTube, High Quality audio, UI updates and fixes bugs
05 Aug 2015 G920PVPU2BOGA Android 5.1.1 Installs for critical security vulnerability (‘Stagefright’)
13 Jul 2015 G920PVPU2BOFE Android 5.1.1 Various Bug Fixes and Enhancements
30 Jun 2015 G920PVPU2B0F7 Android 5.1.1 Upgrades to Android  5.1 and fixes bugs
11 May 2015 G920PVPU1AOE2 Android 5.0.2 Bug fixes
07 Apr 2015 G920PVPU1AOCF Android 5.0.2 Initial Release

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q2 2018-end.

Read: Redmi Note 4 Oreo update

Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
25 March 2018 G920TUVS6FRC1 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch, various bug fixes and system improvements
24 Jan 2018 G920TUVS6FRA3 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch
22 Nov 2017 G920TUVU5FQK1 Android 7.0 November 2017 security patch
27 July 2017 G920TUVU5FQG3 Android 7.0 Various system improvements
18 July 2017 G920TUVS5FQG1 Android 7.0 July security patch.
05 June 2017 G920TUVU5FQE1 Android 7.0 Android 7.0 Nougat update, and May security patch
11 Apr 2017 G920TUVU3EPD1 Android 6.0.1 Adds system performance and enhancements
02 Apr 2017 G920TUVU5EQC2 Android 6.0.1 Adds various system improvements
06 Feb 2017 G920TUVS5EQA2 Android 6.0.1 Installs December/January Security update
30 Nov 2016 G920TUVU5EPK5 Android 6.0.1 Adds domestic roaming improvements, installs November security update
24 Aug 2016 G920TUVS4EPH2 Android 6.0.1 Installs July and August security maintenance release
27 Jun 2016 G920TUVU4EPF1 Android 6.0.1 Installs June security maintenance, adds anti-theft update, Various bug fixes and improvements
11 Apr 2016 G920TUVU3EPD1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android  6.0 Marshmallow
14 Dec 2015 G920TUVS3DOJC Android 5.1.1 Installs Google security update
16 Nov 2015 G920TUVU3DOJ7 Android 5.1.1 Installs Google security update, software improvements, Various bug fixes and improvements
25 Sep 2015 G920TUVU3DOI1 Android 5.1.1 Various bug fixes and improvements
10 Sep 2015 G920TUVU2DOH6 Android 5.1.1 Adds advanced messaging, dropbox, google wallet, T-Mobile video calling, work profile/device owner
27 Jul 2015 G920TUVU2COF8 Android 5.1.1 Adds security update for Stagefright, improves power, various bug fixes and device improvements
15 Jun 2015 G920TUVU2COF6 Android 5.1.1 Adds 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 2015 G920TUVU1AOCG Android 5.1.1 Improves Audio quality, fixes calendar event, clock drift, exchange global address lookup, improves fingerprint scanner
27 Mar 2015 G920TUVU1AOC9 Android 5.1.1 Initial Release

Verizon Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q2 2018-end.

Read: Android Oreo update for Nokia 5 | Nokia 6

Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
05 June 2018 G920VVRU4DRE1 Android 7.0 May security patch
27 Feb 2018 G920VVRS4DRB1 Android 7.0 February 2018 security patch
25 Jan 2018 G920VVRS4DRA1 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch, Meltdown and Spectre patches
26 Dec 2017 G920VVRU4DQL1 Android 7.0 December 2017 security patch
04 Oct 2017 G920VVRS4DQI1 Android 7.0 Blueborne security patch
20 Aug 2017 G920VVRS4DQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
20 May 2017 G920VVRS4DQE1 Android 7.0 NA
26 Apr 2017 G920VVRS4DQD1 Android 7.0 Installs Android 7.0 Nougat
01 Feb 2017 G920VVRS4CQA3 Android 6.0.1 Installs latest security patch
02 Jan 2017 G920VVRS4CPL3 Android 6.0.1 Installs December security patch
16 Nov 2016 G920VVRU4CPK2 Android 6.0.1 Installs November Security patch and removes Samsung Milk
09 Sep 2016 G920VVRS4CPI2 Android 6.0.1 Installs September Security patch
04 Aug 2016 G920VVRU4CPH1 Android 6.0.1 Improves Wi-Fi calling, HD calls, Fixes bugs
16 Jun 2016 G920VVRU4CPF4 Android 6.0.1 Improves security, performance, device stability, bug fixes, adds new features
04 May 2016 G920VVRU4CPD2 Android 6.0.1 Installs security patch, fixes bugs
18 Mar 2016 G920VVRU4CPC2 Android 6.0.1 Installs Security patch, Installs Android Marshmallow Android 6.0.1
20 Nov 2015 G920VVRU4BOK7 Android 5.1.1 Adds 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 2015 G920VVRU4BOG9 Android 5.1.1 Adds Samsung Pay and OS Security enhancements
19 Sep 2015 G920VVRU4BOG7 Android 5.1.1 Installs security patch
17 Jul 2015 G920VVRU3BOG5 Android 5.1.1 Fixes Stagefright vulnerability
17 Jun 2015 G920VVRU2AOF1 Android 5.1.1 Adds reactivation lock support, Roaming in Puerto Rico
12 May 2015 G920VVRU1AOE2 Android 5.0.2 Bug Fixes and Improves performance
20 Mar 2015 G920VVRU1AOC3 Android 5.0.2 Initial release

US Cellular Galaxy S6 (SM-G920R4)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q2 2018-end.

Model Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
SM-G920R4 28 Apr 2017 G920R4TYU4DQD3 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G920R4 08 Dec 2016 G920R4TYS4CPL1 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-G920R4 07 Nov 2016 G920R4TYS4CPK3 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-G920R4 17 Oct 2016 G920R4TYS3CPJ1 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-G920R4 15 Jun 2016 G920R4TYU3CPF5 Android 6.0.1 June 2016 security patch
SM-G920R4 11 Feb 2016 G920R4TYU3CPB4 Android 6.0.1 Not Available
SM-G920R4 19 Sep 2015 G920R4TYU3BOI1 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-G920R4 30 Jul 2015 G920R4TYU2BOG9 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-G920R4 11 Jun 2015 G920R4TYU2BOF7 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-G920R4 09 Apr 2015 G920R4TYU1AOD3 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-G920R4 14 Mar 2015 G920R4TYU1AOCB Android 5.0.2 Not Available

Canadian Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q2 2018-end.

Model Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
SM-G920W8 07 Jul 2017 G920W8VLS5DQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G920W8 12 Jun 2017 G920W8VLS5DQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G920W8 12 Apr 2017 G920W8VLU5DQD4 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
SM-G920W8 12 Sep 2016 G920W8VLU5CPI4 Android 6.0.1 September 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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