Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge haven’t been given the update to Android 7 Nougat just yet but there is a better way to install the OS on your device. You can install the Platinum Edge custom ROM and it comes with the February patch and brings superb battery life along with smooth performance.

Before updating your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 7 Nougat you should backup your data as your handset is going to lose the data when it is flashed. You should also enable USB debugging in settings – development options – USB debugging and the device needs to be unlocked and rooted. It also needs CWM or TWRP installed and you need 60% battery life left.

The following is based around the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G925F version. You should download the software to the computer first and then connect your handset to the computer with a USB cable and copy the zip over the SDcard.

Disconnect the device and then turn the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge off and boot into recovery by holding the volume up, home and power button at the same time.

You need to make a Nandroid backup from Backup- Backup and the restore on TWRP or ClockworkMod. Wipe data tasks from recovery and then perform a full data wipe. Tap the Swipe to Factory reset button which is at the bottom.

Go back to the main menu and then hit install and find the zip that you transferred and then hit Swipe to confirm the flash. When the installation is completed you can reboot the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and you will have Android Nougat installed. Should your handset get stuck in a bootloop you can tap wipe cache/delvik.

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