Manually install the Lollipop update firmware version 5.1.1 G920IDVU2COF8 on Galaxy S6 SM-G920I . The G920IDVU2COF8 build version is the first official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ever released on SM-G920I Galaxy S6 variants. The latter is initially rolled in India and some countries in Asia. But other countries like Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and The Americas hasn’t received the said Lollipop 5.1.1 update yet.
So for those advanced users which mostly got a rooted and modified Galaxy S6 SM-G920I that may want to upgrade right now, you may grab the stock firmware build version G920IDVU2COF8 itself and manually install it into your device.
Can I Root the G9250DVU2COF8 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop?
Yes! The Galaxy S6 SM-G920I that now runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollop can still be rooted. To root your device you may use “UniBase” and “UniKernel” Kernel and this root method can be found at XDA-Developers.
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!
How to install the G920IDVU2COF8 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Galaxy S6 SM-G920I
Note: This stock firmware is compatible for all unbranded or unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 with the specification model number “SM-G920I″ versions only.
Step 1: Grab the tools you may need for flashing the G920IDVU2COF8 5.1.1 stock 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 G920IDVU2COF8 5.1.1 Stock Firmware (these are unbranded stock firmware and are compatible on Galaxy S6 SM-G920I only).
India – INU_G920IDVU2COF8_G920IODD2COF8 (link)
(I will just add more countries if somehow available soon)
Step 2: Prepare these things as follows:
– Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port.
– Use the USB data cable for your Galaxy S6.
– Make sure that your Galaxy S6 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.Here’s how Odin should look like.The “G920IDVU2COF8_G920IODD2COF8_HOME.tar.md5″ should be loaded on the AP button.
Step 5: Reboot the Galaxy S6 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, depends of your PC/laptop speeds. A word “PASS” will display in Odin once it finishes. If somehow you will not get the word “PASS” or just stuck in a long time. Disconnect the phone, check the USB connection, re-install the driver and disable Kies. 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 may only happened if your Galaxy S6 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 in Normal mode.
Go 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:
- Deutsch (Deutschland)
- Deutsch (Osterreich)
- Deutsch (Schweiz)
- English (Australia)
- English (New Zealand)
- English (United Kingdom)
- English (United States)
- Espanol (Spania)
- Espanol (Estados Unidos)
- Francais (Belgique)
- Francais (France)
- Nederlands (Belgie)
- Nederlands (Nederland)
- Norsk bokmal
- Portugues (Brasil)
- Portugues (Portugal)
- others which I can’t read
That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy S6 should now runs in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with build version G920IDVU2COF8. 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.