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A while ago I bought a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with a a dutch site called BelSimpel. This phone came with an contract from a dutch carrier called "Simpel", which is using the T-Mobile network.

When the phone arrived, it was still sealed and wasn't a dutch device based on the EAN number, it was delivered like buying a phone without a contract. A week later my sim-card came in, from the Simpel provider, so this was a SIM-only contract.

The phone is originally from Czech Republic.

When checking for updates on the live samsung updates feed for my phone, I see all updates getting released for a specific region (per provider per region).

Since my phone was delivered without a contract, how are updates getting released for my phone? Because I have a dutch carrier, using the T-Mobile network.

  • If they have BestBuy in your area, they will update your phone for free at their Samsung Store. – Michelfrancis Bustillos Mar 2 '16 at 15:07
  • @MichelfrancisBustillos We don't have that store around here, but I know how to update my phone myself. The problem is that I didn't receive it yet, and asking about it when I can determine when it will come for my phone. – Bas Mar 2 '16 at 15:20
  • In my experience, only phones purchased from a carrier and used on that carrier received OTA updates, meaning you will have to update it yourself. – Michelfrancis Bustillos Mar 2 '16 at 15:21
  • Well ofcourse I'm going to have to update it myself. But i'm assuming this can just go through the phone itself? I've had a update to 5.1.1 aswell, which I didn't have to flash or anything. – Bas Mar 2 '16 at 16:11
  • What do you mean, "through the phone itself"? Are you referring to OTA updates (pushed by the carrier)? If not, how are you updating? – Michelfrancis Bustillos Mar 2 '16 at 16:12
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If you want to get the latest firmware for your Samsung Android device, head over to http://sammobile.com/firmwares/ and type in your Model number found in

Settings->Device Information (or maybe one of the subcategories like Software information)

It can also be found at the beginning of either Baseband or sometimes Build number. As a last resort the box your phone came in has that information on the little sticker with the three barcodes.

Given that you linked the international, unbranded S6 Edge (SM-G925F), I guess your device is unbranded. You will get updates via OTA directly from Samsung (no carrier in between you and the stock firmware) so watch out for any carrier specific firmware. They may replace parts of the firmware with their branding and their bloatware.

Any stock firmware for the SM-G925F will work as long as you don't intend to downgrade.

  • I'm sorry, but I still don't get it. Since my device is international and unbranded am i forced to actually download a ROM file and flash my phone? – Bas Mar 4 '16 at 9:39
  • @Bas No, you are not. You can simply wait until the update is available via OTA in your country. – GiantTree Mar 4 '16 at 13:42
  • Alright, but that's just the thing actually. I'm checking the live.samsung-updates daily, and now I even saw 6.0.1 getting release for the Netherlands (see puu.sh/nuv2v/d279b6cb3d.png). Also another one for Netherlands, t-mobile. How does it come I didn't receive it yet? – Bas Mar 4 '16 at 14:28
  • @Bas updates are rolled out in waves. If you haven't received it in about a week, flash it manually. – GiantTree Mar 4 '16 at 16:54
  • Thanks. I'll wait a week from now. Isn't it that I have to wait for the update to come out in Czech Republic right now? – Bas Mar 4 '16 at 17:28

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