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23 April 2015

How to Flash & Restore Official Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

This is a flashing guide for Samsung galaxy S6 and S6 edge which might help you to unbrick, downgrade, manually upgrade (instead of updating via OTA or Samsung Smart Switch), or restore Samsung's stock firmware instead of custom ROM.
This guide for all Samsung galaxy S6 and S6 edge variant (International, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Canadian, etc)

Requirements :
  1. Official firmware file for the model number of your device, download it from SamMobile or Samsung-Updates 
  2. Latest version of Odin3 tool. (Link below)
  3. Samsung Smart Switch or Samsung mobile USB driver. (Links below)
  4. Charged Samsung galaxy S6 or S6 edge.
  5. USB cable and Windows PC.
Steps :
  1. Backup your data
  2. Download, install Samsung driver or Smart Switch.
  3. Download, unzip firmware file and odin.
  4. Double-click odin3 tool, click AP and navigate to the *.tar or *.tar.md5 firmware file.
  5. Put your phone into download mode (Vol Down+Home+Power) then Vol Up.
  6. Connect your device to the computer and wait until you get a sign in ID:COM section and "Added" in message box.
  7. Don't change odin's options.
  8. Click Start and wait few minutes until you see "PASS!" in odin.
  9. If your phone stuck in bootloop, reboot your device into recovery mode then choose factory reset. 
  • Do not disconnect the USB cable while flashing process is running.
  • Install Samsung Mobile Driver or Samsung Smart Switch if you don't see a sign in Odin. 
  • Flash your device at your own risk.
  • Flashing firmwares which contains more than one *.tar.md5 file will wipe all data on internal storage.
  • Flashing official/stock firmware won't increase the binary flash nor KNOX WARRANTY VOID counter and won't cancel the device's warranty.
Downloads :
  • Odin3 v3.10.6 HERE
  • Latest Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
  • Latest Samsung Smart Switch HERE


  1. Eric Jay Viernes09 May, 2015 01:06

    if I will flash my Samsung galaxy s6 it will also solve the unlocked network problem?

  2. Flashing firmware files won't unlock your device

  3. Willian Musquim17 May, 2015 22:25

    so, my galaxy s6 came with a branded rom, i cant flash a unbranded rom, and don't void my warrany as long as it's a official rom ?

  4. What's your xda username?

  5. Joel Sebastian PiƱa01 June, 2015 01:45

    This solve the problem of T-Mobile unlock in SM-G925T to put the unlock sim code?

  6. Mr. Wolf.
    I found on web safestrap and it say that i could install custom roms without afecting my knox counter. Is it true? Can you make an tutorial?

  7. Can i flash s6 edge with official firmware without roit?

  8. I have a S6 edge model G925R7WWU1A0E3 and there are no firmwares in either of the sites Sam or updates can I flash another version?

  9. Flashing stock FW doesn't require root

  10. Hi, i factory reset the galaxy s6 edge, now its asking for google account and its not working..what can i do? Does flashing with official firmware help removing old google account?

  11. suleman dukandar17 July, 2015 03:29

    hi i wold like to know i have sm-g925f model & update was 5.0.1 after i download the firmware 5.1.1 from computer and put on my phone via odin & i also put some root file to after phone get turn on but i cant get my network n (not registered on network)coming up whenever i try to call & i cant c my original imei number i can only c 350000000006 something like that after i press #7465625*638*# to unlock network by code i put wrong code tow time then some security thing coming up all d time still d phone same way so cant u please tell me how to repair that phone now

  12. please reply sir....can i flash sm 925x with this procedure but it said failed please help

  13. Ferdinand Horton20 July, 2015 11:39

    Hi guys, here you can download latest Samsung firmware udates for your devicesat with a high speed