There is a new update rolling out for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920P and S6 Edge SM-G925P variant. The full firmware build number for Sprint S6 is G920PVPU3BOL1 while that for the Edge variant is G925PVPU3BOL1. According to the carrier Sprint, the OL1 firmware brings some Security Updates. However, the carrier has not specified any details about these security patches.
Previous updates like the OJ7 firmware brought Sprint Global Roaming, Google Security Patch, and several other bug fixes. So if you own one of the devices, then head over to the System Updates option in Settings > About. However, if you don’t see any action there, then you can manually update the firmware with this tutorial.
Make sure you backup everything before you proceed, as it will perform a clean firmware flash and restore your Galaxy device to everything stock. Go through the requirements and follow the instructions carefully.
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- Make sure you have the perfect device and variant. This guide is compatible with Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920P and S6 Edge SM-G925P variant only.
- Make sure you have fully charged your Galaxy device or at least up to 60% of the battery.
- Enable USB Debugging on your phone.
- Make sure you have Samsung drivers installed on your PC.
- Download the 7zip software to extract the zip file to get the firmware file which is in .tar.md5 extension.
OL1 firmware for Galaxy S6 — Download | File: G920PVPU3BOL1_G920PSPT3BOL1_BST.zip
OL1 firmware for Galaxy S6 Edge — Download | File: G925PVPU3BOL1_G925PSPT3BOL1_XAS
Odin Software for Samsung — Download | Odin3 v3.10.7 or older
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How to Install Stock Firmware on Sprint Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
- Download OL1 firmware for your Galaxy device from the download section. If it is a zip file, extract it to get the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
- Now turn off your phone and boot it into the Download Mode. To do this, turn off your device and then press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously for 2-3 seconds. When you see the warning screen with a yellow triangle sign, press the Volume Up/Down key to enter Download/Odin mode
- Download the required Odin.zip file and extract the file on your PC. You will get the Odin3_v3.10.7.exe file. Open it as the administrator to get to the Odin window.
- Connect your Galaxy S6 device to the computer using the USB cable.
- When you connect the device, the ID: COM port on Odin will turn Blue. You’ll also see“Added!!” message to indicate successful connection.
- If in case, Odin doesn’t detect your device, troubleshoot the following:
- Reboot your phone and turn off USB Debugging and turn it on again.
- Try reinstalling the Samsung USB Drivers.
- Try changing the USB cable and connecting to other ports.
- Now click the AP button on Odin and add the firmware file: G920PVPU3BOL1_G920PSPT3BOL1_xxx.tar.md5
- In the Options section, make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked. (Do not, in any case, check Re-Partition box)
- Before you proceed to firmware installation on Odin, make sure everything is set according to the screenshot.
- Now, click the Start button on Odin to begin firmware installation.
- Once you get a PASS! message on Odin, your device will restart. It’s the green signal that indicates a successful installation. In case you get the Fail! message, go through the guide and requirements carefully.
Once you have successfully booted into the firmware, you can now enjoy your new firmware.
If you come across boot loop, then this may occur sometimes when you have installed a new firmware. To solve this, remove the battery and then put it back again. Boot into recovery by holding Volume Down + Home + Power. In Recovery, select “wipe data/factory reset” then select “Yes” This will delete all user data. Now select Reboot to System. If you want a detailed tutorial for these steps, head over to the link below.
For detailed guide on how to install firmware on Samsung Galaxy device, get to the following link:
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