Sunday, June 28, 2015

G925FXXU2BOFJ Galaxy S6 Edge Lollipop 5.1.1 Firmware Download and Install

G925FXXU2BOFJ, the first Android 5.1.1 firmware build version officially rolled out on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F. The G925FXXU2BOFJ is initially released in England and Ireland. Looking at the build version itself, it has the same features like the ones we have seen on the Galaxy S6 SM-G920F 5.1.1 G920FXXU2BOFJ update.  Since both devices shared the same version but then again this particular build version G925FXXU2BOFJ 5.1.1 firmware is for the Galaxy S6 Edge G925F only.

The Android 5.1.1 update includes device stability, bug fixes and security enhancements . The Android 5.1.1 now brings the exposure slider in the camera, a A-Z button that allows the Galaxy S6 Edge owners to arrange the apps in alphabetical order.  The only thing that most advanced users might disagree on G925FXXU2BOFJ Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware, is that it cannot be rooted by now. Un;ike the previous Android 5.0.2 Lollipop version whereas there are plenty of rooting method you can avail.  And one more thing, you cannot downgrade the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to the previous Android 5.0.2. So keep that in mind, an attempt to do so might just result into soft-bricks. Beware!
A Friendly Reminder: The G925FXXU2BOFJ Android 5.1.1 update cannot be rooted by now, but soon enough perhaps. You cannot downgrade your Galaxy S6 Edge from Android 5.1.1 to Android 5.0.2.

How to manually install the G925FXXU2BOFJ Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F

Disclaimer: This guide is for advance users only, if this your first time heard about this method, make a careful research first before proceeding. We shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device by using this guide. Proceed at your own risk!

Step 1: Grab the relevant files for flashing the G925FXXU2BOFJ 5.1.1 Firmware.
– Odin3_v3.10.6 Flasher tool (find it here)
– Samsung Galaxy S6 USB driver, find the Android 5.0.2/5.1.1 USB driver version here.

Download G925FXXU2BOFJ 5.1.1 Stock Firmware (this is an unbranded firmware and compatible to all Galaxy S6 SM-G925F).

United Kingdom – G925FXXU2BOFJ_XEU (download).

This stock firmware is compatible for all Europe unbranded or unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with the specification model number “SM-G925F″ versions only. I will just add more countries if somehow available soon.

COUNTRY/CARRIERCSC BuildsFirmware Download
Austria (3)DRE_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)
Baltic StatesSEB_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)
Bosnia & HerzegovinaTEB_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)
Bulgaria (Glubol)GBL_G925FXXU2BOFJ
Bulgaria (Vivacom)VVT_G925FXXU2BOFJ
Czeh RepublicETL_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)
Germany (O2)VIA_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)
Hungary (Telenor)PAN_G925FXXU2BOFJ
Ireland (Meteor)MET_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)
Italy (3)HUI_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)
Italy (Wind)WIN_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)
Norway (Telenor)TEN_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)
Southeast EuropeSEE_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)
Serbia (Telenor)MSR_G925FXXU2BOFJ
Serbia (Vip)TOP_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)
Sweden (3)HTS_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)
United KingdomBTU_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)
United Kingdom (3)H3G_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)
United Kingdom (O2)O2U_G925FXXU2BOFJ(link)

Step 2: Prepare things as follows:
– Use a PC or laptop, with a perfectly working USB serial port.
– Use the USB data cable for your Galaxy S6 Edge.
– Make sure that your Galaxy S6 Edge battery is fully charge.
– Back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc. Use Samsung Smart Switch for PC to back up and restore your files. .
– Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings. Go to Settings > Applications > Development, and tick the box that says ‘Enable USB Debugging’.
– Do a “Hard Reset” if you have a lot of 3rd party applications installed from your phone, this is useful to gain a smooth flashing. (Just make sure that you already back up all your important files before resetting your device.

Step 3: Extract or unzip the downloaded stock firmware so that you’ll get the Odin flashable .tar.md5 file.

Step 4: Run and Configure Odin
Run Odin downloader on your computer’s desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked. Leave the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’ remains checked.
Now, click on the AP button, then select and load the tar file that you have previously extracted.
Odin sample:
G925FXXU2BOFJ Odin3 installation
The “G925FXXU2BOFJ_G925FOXA2BOFJ_HOME.tar.md5″ should be loaded on the AP button.

Step 5: Reboot the Galaxy S6 Edge into Download Mode.
To set your Galaxy S6 in download mode, just simply switch it off then gently press and hold the “POWER, VOLUME DOWN and HOME” buttons simultaneously. You’ll be then prompted in a warning screen to continue or cancel.

Step 6: Connect the Phone to the Computer or Laptop.
Once the phone screen shows in downloading mode, connect your phone to the PC with the USB cable. You’ll then notice the upper box in Odin that turns in yellow color., it also indicates the COM:ID where the device is being detected and a word “added!!’ on the log box. If somehow those things never showed up, check out the USB cable connection, read again from the top of this post.

Step 7: Flash it!
Once all set and ready, hit he “START” button to begin flashing.
Do not touch anything that might interrupt the process to avoid any fatal errors or failures, it may ruin your device if any interruption occurs while already in flashing status.

It may only takes about 3 to 5 minutes, it depends the speed of your PC/laptop . A word “PASS” will display in Odin once it finishes. If somehow you will not get the word “PASS” or just stuck in a longer time. Disconnect the phone, check the USB connection, re-install the driver, disable Kies and any anti-virus. Set the phone in Download mode again, and repeat the whole procedure.

The phone will just automatically reboots if the firmware flashing successfully completes. Just wait until it boots up on the “Samsung” logo for a while then into an android update screen. If it still shows boot logo try rebooting and if it stays there, you need to wipe your phone.

Fixing possible issues after flashing like bootloops or just stuck in welcome screen logo.

This problem only occurs if your Galaxy S6 Edge is previously rooted or runs on modified and non-Samsung firmware. You may try to resolve it by booting the device in recovery mode – Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button. Use volume keys to select up and down and power or home key to select the option.

1. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset
2. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
3. Lastly select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy S6 Edge in Normal mode.

- Confirm your fresh firmware installed by going to Settings>About Device.
- Check and reconfigure your APN settings when data networks connection issues encountered.

Change the default text to your own or desired language

The default language of this firmware varies according to which country specific software build you have installed, but it has all major languages around the world included. You can just simply change it from your device Settings> Language and Text input.

All Included languages:

  • Catala

  • Cestina

  • Dansk

  • Deutsch (Deutschland)

  • Deutsch (Osterreich)

  • Deutsch (Schweiz)

  • Eesti

  • English (Australia)

  • English (New Zealand)

  • English (United Kingdom)

  • English (United States)

  • Espanol (Spania)

  • Espanol (Estados Unidos)

  • Euskara

  • Francais (Belgique)

  • Francais (France)

  • Galego

  • Hrvatski

  • Icelandic

  • Italiano

  • Kazakh

  • Latviesu

  • Lietuviu

  • Macedonian

  • Magyar

  • Nederlands (Belgie)

  • Nederlands (Nederland)

  • Norsk bokmal

  • Polski

  • Portugues (Brasil)

  • Portugues (Portugal)

  • Romana

  • Slovincina

  • Slovescina

  • Srpski

  • Suomi

  • Svenska

  • Turkce

  • Uzbek

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • Korean

  • Japanese

  • some other that I can’t read

That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge should now runs in official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with build version G925FXXU2BOFJ. If this helps you then simply share us some love by hitting our like and share buttons. If you also have something to add, your comments and suggestions are most welcome here.


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