For Samsung, the Galaxy S line contains the most popular devices. Each Samsung Galaxy S device has sold millions and no phone is an exception. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge have reported a record number of preorders and Samsung had to increase the production number of units that will be sold.
This comes a result of Samsung hearing its users and producing a phone completely different to its predecessors. The Galaxy S6 and its brother are made of high quality premium materials, redesigned Touchwiz firmware and faster processor.
Samsung Galaxy S devices are the most popular phones when it comes to custom software development. Since it is the most supported line, developers are interested too. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are no short of developers that create great ROMs, kernels and recoveries for users to flash on their devices.
You can already root your Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge and use the phone to its maximum capabilities. While having root access and installing a custom ROM is always a good thing, there are some cases where you need to have a phone on stock firmware, with no root access and no ROM installed.
Warranty is voided when the phone is rooted. So if you want to take it back for a repair, you need to flash a stock firmware. By flashing a stock Touchwiz firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, you will remove root access and restore the phone to stock. Fortunately, flashing a stock firmware on the Galaxy S6 is very simple, for as long as you carefully follow the instructions.
How To Flash Stock Touchwiz Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge
For this guide, you only need Odin flashing tool and your preferred Touchwiz firmware that you want to flash on your Samsung Galaxy S6.
- Download Odin3 v3.09 flashing tool for the Galaxy S6 here.
- Make sure that you have installed the USB drivers for the Galaxy S6.
- Extract the Odin file and launch the tool.
- Now extract the firmware zip file to get a tar.md5 file.
- Turn the phone off and boot into download mode. To do so, press the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time.
- Once you are in download mode, the ID:COM box will turn color.
- Now click on AP or PDA and choose the downloaded firmware.
- Click “Install”.
Wait for the firmware to get installed and then reboot your phone. You have just flashed a stock firmware on the Samsung Galaxy S6, removing root access and restoring it to stock.