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Galaxy S5 receives Marshmallow Android 6.0.1 update!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ironass, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
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    I have been on stock Samsung Marshmallow, Android 6.0.1 for nearly 2 weeks now.

    Samsung are close to rolling out Android 6.0.1 as my early release stock Samsung firmware for the unbranded worldwide, international, model, G900F, on CSC code OXA and Product code BTU, (United Kingdom, unbranded), shows in this video...

    (Thanks to MixTech for the video, here)


    For more information about your model of Samsung Galaxy S5, CSC and Product codes, see #1.8 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide.

    If you have the G900F model of Samsung Galaxy S5 and did not receive the, now withdrawn, pre release version of Android 6.0.1, Marshmallow, for CSC code OXA and Product code BTU, (United Kingdom, unbranded), or, you have a different CSC and Product code on your worldwide, international, G900F and want to try it and do not mind voiding your warranty or future updates via OTA or Kies/Smart Switch, (see warning in #1.11 of the aforementioned guide), an Odin flashable .tar version has been created of Android 6.0.1, Marshmallow, here. This is for competent users. Please read the installation thread carefully and thoroughly before proceeding.


    #1 ironass, Feb 21, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2016
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    Post #59 by jlzibell, Aug 16, 2016 (1 points)

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  3. bartjunited

    bartjunited Well-Known Member

    Hi thanks a lot for this I have the sm 900f so this should work on this model. I will give it a go
  4. bartjunited

    bartjunited Well-Known Member

    Just to confirm so I'm not looking at the wrong info
  5. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    That is not your CSC and Product code as mentioned in the link in post #1. You do have a G900F though. So it can be flashed to it.
  6. bartjunited

    bartjunited Well-Known Member

    Thanks I checked again, sorry for the ignorance earlier, my code is OXA1BOJ1
  7. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    What is your Product code?
  8. bartjunited

    bartjunited Well-Known Member

  9. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
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    OK... you have the BTU Product code but did not receive the Marshmallow update before it was withdrawn. You can flash this and it will not affect your ability to receive future updates via OTA or Kies/Smart Switch.
  10. bartjunited

    bartjunited Well-Known Member

    cool thanks a bunch for that
    as stated above Ill try the flash using ODIN
    fingers crossed :)
  11. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Really loving the new Marshmallow, Android 6.0.1, firmware! :D

    After receiving the update from Lollipop to Marshmallow I did what I always do on updates of this magnitude and performed a Full Wipe+Factory Data Reset as per #2.3, #2.4 and #2.5 of S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide. I checked out the phone before downloading my apps but not the settings as those saved settings would be for Lollipop. Finally, I loaded on all my music, photos and data. By updating in this fashion I was then confident that any issues that may occur would not be, as so often is the case, because of detritus from my old Lollipop setup. Having said that, I have not experienced any problems whatsoever since updating.

    Marshmallow is fast and very, very, good on battery life. Particularly with the new Doze feature that conserves battery whilst the phone is resting.

    IMHO, Marshmallow is not as big an update as Lollipop was but rather, it is the icing on the cake. :)
  12. WoohooGuy

    WoohooGuy Android Enthusiast

    A lot of people have been complaining about the G900T 5.1.1 update on the Tmobile message board, common complaint is the device locking up when multitasking.

    I really hope 6 resolves the issues.
  13. roxtar101

    roxtar101 Lurker

    Hi ironass,
    If i flash back my stock rom after trying out this would it still void my warranty?
  14. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
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    I have not used the ROM mentioned in post #1 as I had the firmware update direct from Samsung but I am guessing that it will trip your Knox Security flag from my reading of the installation thread. Once tripped it cannot be reset and may potentially void your warranty.
  15. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Marshmallow, Android 6.0.1, has now been released for the following on the international model, G900F....

    United Kingdom (Vodafone)
    Bulgaria (MTL)
    Germany (Vodafone)
    Italy (Vodafone)
    Croatia (Vipnet)
    Slovenia (Si.Mobil)
    Romania (Vodafone)
    Hungary (Vodafone)
    Ireland (Vodafone)
    Netherlands (Vodafone)
    Czech Republic (Vodafone)
    Greece (Vodafone)
    Portugal (Vodafone)
    Albania (Vodafone)
    Sri Lanka

    Marshmallow, Android 6.0.1, has also now been released for the following on the regional model, G900M....

    Trinidad & Tobago (2nd update)

    Marshmallow, Android 6.0.1, has also now been released for the following on the regional model, G900i....


    The Canadian carrier branded models, G900W8, are receiving their Marshmallow update to Android 6.0.1 on the following firmware...

    April 2, 2016 Security patch

    AP: G900W8VLUDPD3
    CP: G900W8VLUDPD3
    CSC: G900W8OYA1DPD3
    Changelist: 7722359

    More rolling out as I type. :)
  16. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    More Marshmallow releases for the global, G900F, model....

    Austria (T-Mobile)
    Austria (Telering)
    Romania (Cosmote)
    Croatia (T-Mobile)
    Greece (Cosmote)
    Macedonia (T-Mobile)
    Hungary (T-Mobile)
    Netherlands (T-Mobile)
    Czech Republic (T-Mobile)
    Spain (Vodafone)

    Also, as mentioned above, there are Marshmallow releases for the Canadian regional model, G900W8...

    Canada (Virgin)
    Canada (Telus)
    Canada (Videotron)
    Canada (SaskTel)
    Canada (Wind Mobile)
    Canada (Bell)
    Canada (Koodo Mobile)
    Canada (East Link)

    More rolling out as I type. :):):)
    #15 ironass, May 3, 2016
    Last edited: May 3, 2016
  17. jmatteis

    jmatteis Well-Known Member

    Nice, any word on Rogers in Canada? I think they are always late to the party!
  18. jmatteis

    jmatteis Well-Known Member

    Actually, just looked at Rogers OS Upgrade Schedule, looks May 25th, is the magical day! better start making some room on my device for the upgrade.
  19. victek

    victek Android Enthusiast

    I think we must give Verizon the "late to the party" award ;) Anyway, OS upgrades are often double edged swords. Hopefully Marshmallow will bring some real improvements over Lollipop (not that there's anything wrong with Lollipop) and not screw up the Verizon Galaxy S5 :)
  20. elfere

    elfere Newbie

    What happened to gray scale mode? The battery saver does nothing except turn down my brightness and stop some apps from running in the background.
    It was my favourite battery save feature. And now its gone.
    Anyone know if any custom roms take advantage od grayscale? I'll root today if someone can confirm.

    Someone told me this, http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2696537, would easy root, but said that it wasn't meant for me to add custom roms.
  21. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Android Expert

    On my Sprint Galaxy S5 (with stock, rooted Android 6.0.1) both Power Saving mode and (gray-scale-invoking) Ultra Power Saving mode are available in the settings. I'd be surprised if any other carrier would eliminate that useful, (potentially life-saving) option.
    I'm pretty sure that method doesn't work on Galaxy S5's with OS versions greater than Android 5.0 (or maybe even greater than 4.4.2). I wrote a step-by-step tutorial on how to root Android 6.0.1 Sprint Galaxy S5s. I'm pretty sure that it works on non-Sprint Galaxy S5s, but I can't guarantee it. Once you're rooted with a custom-recovery (like TWRP), then you should be able to install custom ROMs. But nowadays with (a) Android 6.0.1 being so good, (b) custom-ROM development for the Galaxy S5 being so weak because it's "old", and (c) with the Xposed framework's ability to let us tweak stock ROMs to "build-in" the types of features that were once only available in custom ROMs, you may not want to install a custom ROM.
  22. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
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  23. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
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    More Marshmallow releases for the global, G900F, model....

    United Kingdom (Three)
    United Arab Emirates
    Saudi Arabia

    Releases also for the dual sim model, G900FD, for...


    Releases also for the Turkish model, G900FQ, for...


    Releases also for the Latin America model, G900M, for...

    Trinidad & Tobago

    With only one, lightly, branded model above, we can see that being on stock Samsung, unbranded, firmware has its advantages... no carrier to hold things up! :D
  24. PDN

    PDN Member

    Excuse my level of knowledge. If I give you my phones information, could you tell me if I am ready or soon will be for ver 6 marshmallow?
    Samsung-SM - G900V, ver 5.0, G900VVRU28PB1, G900V.05 , Kernel 3.4.0
    Config ver. J13.SAM.SMG900V1
    It seems everyone except Samsung has marshmallow and all the new devices have it. I hope they have not forgotten their Flagship because they will lose many customers.
    I think the Touch Wiz is one thing holding them back.LG is looking good.
    But as I said, my knowlege level is low.
    Thank you
  25. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    You have the U.S. carrier branded minority variant of Galaxy S5 for Verizon. Unfortunately, their firmware updates are not released via Samsung, see #1.6 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide, so only Verizon know the answer to that question. They released the Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 a month ago, so hopefully, an S5 release before the middle of June.

    Fun fact for the Verizon model, its last actual firmware update, (not security patches), to changelist #4782027, was almost a year ago. Making it the oldest and most out-of-date firmware on the planet. :(
  26. PDN

    PDN Member

    For a low level user, does that mean I should avoid the carrier or manufacturer when I get another phone?
    At my age I was going to keep it but maybe it's not a good idea.
    I really do not know what this all means do it is hard to make any plans.
    Thank you for your kind advice.
  27. jlzibell

    jlzibell Member

    Personally I'm not too concerned on getting Marshmallow for my G900A. It is working fine as is. So long as AT&T supports with security updates for as long as S5s are in use I'll be satisfied. Right now I have no plans to change phones and I have been using it since it first came out.

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