A new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge update is available via a custom ROM. Those who wish to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS to one of Samsung’s 2015 flagship devices can now do so via DeathNote custom firmware.
According to Team Android, the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM update for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is particularly compatible with units bearing the model number G925F. DeathNote’s custom ROM is “multiuser supported, deodexed and [has] some battery tweaks as well,” the report noted.
Moreover, this custom ROM update for the Galaxy S6 Edge is similar to the stock Samsung firmware. It also utilizes TouchWiz UI and its icons. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge owners planning to install this update can expect a stable, fast, and smooth performance from DeathNote ROM.
At launch, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge came pre-installed with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, according to GSM Arena. Users of this curved screen smartphone who are not comfortable with the use of a custom ROM update can opt instead for official firmware releases from Samsung. For instance, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is currently rolling out in India for Galaxy S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and the standard flagship variant, according to a Twitter post from @GadgetOx:
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was initially released March last year. The phone has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with 1440 x 2560p resolution and 577 ppi pixel density, the full technical specs list on GSM Arena noted. Its screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Under the hood, users will find an Exynos 7420 Octa chipset paired with 3 GB of RAM. The smartphone does not have a memory card slot for expansion, but users can choose from 32 GB, 64GB, and 128 GB internal memory options.
As for its camera, the primary shooter is equipped with 16MP lens sensor and it comes with features such as OIS, LED flash, face detection, autofocus, auto HDR, panorama and more. The selfie shooter, on the other hand, has a 5 MP lens.
Check out a review for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, as posted on Marques Brownlee’s Youtube account:
As aforementioned, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge custom ROM update is suitable only for the G925F model. Installing it on a different variant can potentially cause damage to the device. To check the model number of the Galaxy S6 Edge, users can head to the phone’s Setting menu, tap About Device, and look for the Model Number.
Moreover, utilizing a custom firmware also entails a number of precautionary measures to ensure a safe installation process. For instance, a backup of all the essential settings and data stored on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is necessary, according to reminders from Team Android. Updating a smartphone through a custom ROM will most likely wipe out the memory, thus the need for backup. Two of the most trusted recovery tools that can be used to create a backup are ClockWorkMod and TWRP. Moreover, Samsung’s KIES desktop tool can also be used to back up the Galaxy S6 Edge unit.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will have to be connected to a computer when installing the custom ROM update, which means that there should be a proper USB driver installed in the PC. Furthermore, the USB Debugging mode needs to be enabled to avoid problems when connecting the Android smartphone to the PC.
The smartphone needs to have enough power as well before installing Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. It is advised that the battery level should be at least 80 percent prior to flashing the DeathNote firmware to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Any sudden power interruption during the custom ROM installation can cause the smartphone to become unresponsive.
For the detailed installation process, as well as the download links of important files, interested users of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge can visit the Team Android post linked above.
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