A few weeks ago we told you about a big software update that Sprint had started releasing for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925P, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. At that time, the update was obtainable only through OTA, but now the official firmware file has been published and you can flash it, if you do not want to use OTA.
Sprint has not released many software updates for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Prior the Android 5.1.1 update, the Sprint Galaxy S6 edge only received a minor Android 5.0.2 update, fixing minor bugs and issues. Android 5.1.1 however, brings more features to the table. Better performance, smoother animations and new options are only a few new things featured on this update with build number G925PVPU2BOF7.
As usual, SamMobile has released the Android 5.1.1 firmware for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 edge for you to flash on your phone. If you haven’t gotten the OTA notification, flashing the firmware is the best way to update. Also, flashing Android 5.1.1 firmware on your Sprint Galaxy S6 edge will unroot the phone and it will go back to stock. The update is over 1.5 GB in size.
Update Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 5.1.1 (Official Firmware)
- Download the firmware on your computer. It is over 1.5 GB, so make sure you have free space. The firmware comes in a zip file. Extract it. We will be using the tar.md5 file that comes from the extracted file.
- Download Odin and extract this file as well.
- On your phone, go to Settings > Developer Options and enable USB Debugging.
- Turn the phone off. Press and hold at the same time the power, home and volume down buttons. This will put the phone in download mode. Connect it to the PC.
- A small box will change color on Odin.
- Click on AP, and search for the extracted firmware. Once you find it, click on it.
- Click on ‘Start’.
Since you are flashing a full system firmware on your phone, it will take a few minutes. Once the process finishes, reboot your phone. Let us know how Android 5.1.1 on Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is.