by BlueFlyer Investigator
Investigator

Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

My partner has a Galaxy S6 Edge, bought in contract from an EE store. I have the standard Galaxy S6 bought from an online retailer but on a EE contract.

 

My partner has had the Nougat upgrade on her S6 Edge, but my standard S6 still says it's up to date on android 6.0.1.

 

Will the S6 actually get the Nougat upgrade? If so, when is this likely to happen?

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by Skilled Contributor
Skilled Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

 

It would be interesting to know the CSC for your partner's S6 edge.  It's definitely not an S7 Edge??? 

 

Samsung have not released the update for BTU unbranded yet.  In fact only Vodaphone in the UK have this update.  

 

A suspicious person may think Vodaphone have paid for an exclusive deal or something.  or they have a reckless streak and have sent out the update despite a fault having been found with it. 

 

EE are almost always last with the update so I wouldnt expect it on an EE EVR handset anytime soon. 

 

Dial *#1234# on both handsets and post the result.  we should be able to tell you which firmware you have on your handsets. 

 

 

 

by BlueFlyer Investigator
Investigator

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

My S6 - CSC - G920FOXX5DQA2

 

S6 Edge  - CSC - G925FOXA5EQB1

by Skilled Contributor
Skilled Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?


@BlueFlyer wrote:

My S6 - CSC - G920FOXX5DQA2

 

Your S6 seems to be on an eastern european CSC.  Hungary, Bulgaria etc.   Have a look at a free app called Phone Info on the play store.  It should give you a better idea of the CSC.  Some even appear as multi CSC handsets. 

 

 

 

S6 Edge  - CSC - G925FOXA5EQB1


This one appears to be CSC XEU.   Uk/Ireland or European variant.     Odd that you have these variants, I guess it's just based upon where you got the handsets from.

 

Even odder is the XEU S6 Edge appears to have the Nougat release but the same XEU on standard S6 flat doesnt. 

 

Rumours around there is a bug with IMEI on this Nougat issue so delaying general release.  Some handsets are even receiving Feb security patches on Marshmallow instead of Nougat. 

 

 

 

 

by Jamie__S13 Established Contributor
Established Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

Like said above it isn't even on unlocked/unbranded phones yet.

 

Samsung is extremely slow to Android Updates and add that to the EE update time and you usually have to wait 6-12months just to get security patches, let alone a new version of the os

by Skilled Contributor
Skilled Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?


@Jamie__S13 wrote:

Like said above it isn't even on unlocked/unbranded phones yet.

Weirdly though it is out on unbranded XEU CSC which is Ireland.  But only for S6 Edge variant not S6 flat.   Android 7 with a build date of 08-02-2017 

 

According to sammobile site it was released 9 March 2017. 

 

 

 

 

by Jamie__S13 Established Contributor
Established Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

There was alot of confusion during march because it was released for Vodafone BEFORE it was released for unlocked phones which should be unusual but apparently it's happened before.  Might just think about moving to Vodafone and getting a locked phone there instead of an unlocked variant...

by Skilled Contributor
Skilled Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?


@Jamie__S13 wrote:

There was alot of confusion during march because it was released for Vodafone BEFORE it was released for unlocked phones which should be unusual but apparently it's happened before.  Might just think about moving to Vodafone and getting a locked phone there instead of an unlocked variant...


You could flash the vodaphone or XEU Ireland firmware with odin if you are desperate for it 🙂 

 

I moved from EE EVR firmware to BTU unbranded because I was sick of never getting any update patches. 

 

 

by Brilliant Contributor
Brilliant Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

Got excited today. My phone notified me of an update. Then noticed it was only 14Mb.

 

I am BTU firmware by the way

 

Samsung trolled us 😛

 

But this normally means the update is imminent.

 

But then it won't matter from Thursday 20th as I be using Nougat on my S8+


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by Skilled Contributor
Skilled Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

Boooo  I got nuthin yet.  not even a 14mb teaser 😉 

 

 

by Brilliant Contributor
Brilliant Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

On BTU they normally did a small update before the major one. So I am hoping in next couple days so I can test Nougat out before my S8+ comes.


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by Brilliant Contributor
Brilliant Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

@terracuk are you S6 or S6 edge. I'm th edge variant.


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by Skilled Contributor
Skilled Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

Ahh i'm on S6..  

 

Might join you on S8 but I gotta wait until May for my contract renewal.   

 

Samsung India let slip that Nougat should be out next week for S6 and S6 Edge.  Hopefully we'll all see it then. 

 

 

by Brilliant Contributor
Brilliant Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

Hopefully but I'm hoping before Thursday next week as that is when I get my S8+

 

My contract was up beginning of April but converted to a sim only and have pre-ordered the S8+ via Samsung direct.


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by Skilled Contributor
Skilled Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

Got the 17mb update on my s6 flat this morning.  1st March security level. 

by Jamie__S13 Established Contributor
Established Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?


@terracuk wrote:

Got the 17mb update on my s6 flat this morning.  1st March security level. 


Same.  I'm surprised they rolled this out as a single update instead of bundling it with Nougat.  They are probably only going to release it once the s8 has been out for a month or so.  It's another marketing point I suppose.

by BlueFlyer Investigator
Investigator

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

I was having this conversation with my friend who's just as much a tech
geek as I am. I think the year the Galaxy S6 was the flagship device was
the year that phones became as good as they could... even 2 years later
they're struggling to make phones that are "better" enough to upgrade from
a phone as good as the S6.

The S6 is the first phone that I've actually kept hold of for the full 24
months of my contract. I like to have the latest and greatest, but the S7
didn't appeal to me as "enough" of an upgrade from the S6... I was in line
to get the Note but we all know how that turned out.

I think the S8 is a good enough upgrade, but not at the ridiculous monthly
plan costs they're offering, especially when I can get a £20 sim from giff
gaff with unlimited data/calls/texts and pop it into my freshly nougat
updated S6


The point I'm making, is that might be the reason they've delayed it so
long for the S6. It's such a capable device still that with a nougat
refresh, it will (hopefully) feel like a new device and therefore put some
people off upgrading to the S8.
by Jamie__S13 Established Contributor
Established Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?


@BlueFlyer wrote:
I was having this conversation with my friend who's just as much a tech
geek as I am. I think the year the Galaxy S6 was the flagship device was
the year that phones became as good as they could... even 2 years later
they're struggling to make phones that are "better" enough to upgrade from
a phone as good as the S6.

The S6 is the first phone that I've actually kept hold of for the full 24
months of my contract. I like to have the latest and greatest, but the S7
didn't appeal to me as "enough" of an upgrade from the S6... I was in line
to get the Note but we all know how that turned out.

I think the S8 is a good enough upgrade, but not at the ridiculous monthly
plan costs they're offering, especially when I can get a £20 sim from giff
gaff with unlimited data/calls/texts and pop it into my freshly nougat
updated S6


The point I'm making, is that might be the reason they've delayed it so
long for the S6. It's such a capable device still that with a nougat
refresh, it will (hopefully) feel like a new device and therefore put some
people off upgrading to the S8.

Couldn't agree more.  You don't see "Improved speeds" anymore.  Once apps open in 5 seconds or less, your not going to  spend hundreds for a new phone.  

 

All that's new on phones now are gimmicks.  Iris scanning (No better than fingerprint scanning in my opinion, despite the facts.), "Bezzeless display.". Even complete waterproofing isn't useful unless you want to make underwater videos.  Cameras don't need to get better anymore because it's coming close to the limit where it looks real.

by djk80
Explorer

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

This is getting a bit stupid now isn't it? Look at the countries that have recieved the nougat update:

https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/galaxy-s6/SM-G920F/

 

I would of thought the UK especially "EE the UK's biggest network" would of been more advanced than so of these countries. (No disrespect to these countries mind).

 

EE sort it out!

by Skilled Contributor
Skilled Contributor

Re: Still no nougat update for Galaxy S6?

And as you can see Samsung have not even released the unbranded firmware for UK yet.  EE will be way behind this if history is anything to go by.   

 

You'd be better off hassling Samsung.  EE will probably say that they've not received a build from Samsung yet IF they bother to reply at all. 

 

I'm not the biggest fan of EE regarding updates as you can see from my history of messages on here but in this instance it's not exactly their fault.  Samsung are holding back the update in the UK for some reason.  Rumours are rife that there is a serious issue with Wifi on the Nougat build.    There are complaints around the world of issues with the Nougat release.  Would you like a rushed/botched update or something that works properly?   It's a 2yr old handset, It will most likely be our last patch, it needs to be right!  

 

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