Samsung Galaxy S6 edge + stock firmware can be useful for when your device got problems, such as bootloop or the it stuck on the boot logo. These problems can take place when you mods your device, like make an attempt to gain root access, flash custom recovery, custom kernel, etc. Altering the system files is quite risky as it could make the phone soft bricked, in these situations a stock firmware for Galaxy S6 plus edge could be your first attempt to recover it.
The S6 edge plus released worldwide with a variety of models, the hardware is not too difference, the distinction is the firmware. In the US, it released along with several major wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular. All variants have its own model number along with different stock firmware
Generally a stock firmware consists of original software, including Android OS, bootloader, recovery, radio, kernel, etc. All apps interact with each other to the make the phone working. On your Galaxy S6 edge+ and most android devices, some of these software are kept in the system partition.
We need a special tool like Odin flash tool to alter these files. In case some important parts of the firmware have been corrupted, then your device will refuse to work, and repairable only with a Galaxy S6 edge plus stock firmware.
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ stock firmware US variants
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Since the S6 edge+ has many variants, we will only display the stock firmware for US devices: T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and US Cellular. You need to remember, not all variants have firmware available. And the new firmware version sometimes takes quite a long time before it is finally available for download.
To be safe, make sure you download a firmware version that is similar to the one you have today, since it could have a higher success. Upgrading sometimes works, but downgrading to the previous firmware version might fail.