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Samsung galaxy s5 not updating to Marshmallow 6.0

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Philen, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Philen

    Philen Lurker
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    Hi guys!
    I have a 900T model Galaxy S5.
    When I select 'System Updates', I am told I already have the latest updates. But my phone still runs on android 5.0

    How do i manually update to marshmallow 6.0?

    I have no experience with rooting phones or custom ROM or firmware.

    I can access a PC.

    Thanks in advance.
    You guys rock ✌

     


  2. Best Answer:
    Post #3 by ironass, Nov 19, 2019 (1 points)
  3. You can install Samsung Smart Switch on the PC. When you connect the phone it should notify you there is an update available and offer to install it.
     
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  4. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    The latest update for the G900T Samsung Galaxy S5 T-Mobile (USA) model is...

    Model SM-G900T
    Model name GALAXY S5
    Country
    Version Android 6.0.1
    Changelist 7500527
    Build date Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:59:04 +0000
    Security Patch Level 2017-03-01
    Product code TMB
    PDA G900TUVU1GQC2
    CSC G900TTMB1GQC2


    This can be installed via the Odin PC suite as per the instructions in the link above.
     
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  5. Philen

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    UPDATE:
    I've run into
     
  6. Philen

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    I've run into a problem: my device is not connecting to PC for file transfer.
    Is there a way to update via wifi using my S5 device ... or is it possible via pc?
     
  7. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

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  8. Philen

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    @ironass would you please send me the link for the SM-G900A ... I'm sorry, I could have sworn it was a 900T, but I was wrong.
     
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  9. Philen

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  11. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    As far as firmware goes, the important thing is the model of Galaxy S5 you have. There are 42 of them. The G900T is the carrier branded minority variant for T-Mobile (USA). See #1.5 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide. Providing that you have never rooted or adapted the phone in any way, then I have linked you to the correct and latest firmware for your model.
     
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  12. Philen

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    Thanks @ironass
    Do you have the link for the SM-G900A please; I made a mistake with my model ... sorry.
     
  13. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    I am afraid you are out of luck on the G900A which is the carrier hybrid model for the U.S. network, AT&T, as they do not issue their firmware and the only available one I can find is the Android 4.4.2 firmware that it launched with in March 2014. See #1.6 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide
     
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  14. Philen

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    Oh shit.
    Okay then I must buy a new device.
    Any advice on which device to buy that is affordable in the range of the S5?

    If I buy a refurbished S5 900T and update that to marshmallow 6.0 will it be a noticeable improvement ... or is there another brand with good video/audio recording capabilites in the same price bracket that is worth purchasing?

    All advice welcome, since this is an unexpected setback, just 17 days before I sell everything to head into Africa ... and my budget is tight!

    Much appreciated
     
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  15. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    The U.S. carrier minority variants tend not to fair very well in other countries. For instance, the G900A would not be compatible with most, if not all, of the African 4G/LTE networks.

    I would recommend skipping the Galaxy S5 phones in this day and age as they only sport 2GB of RAM and struggle with a lot of heavy usage. You might do better at looking at Huawei, Honor, OnePlus global models of phones with 4 or 6GB of RAM and say, dual, cameras. Since I am based in the U.K. I cannot say what the used phone market is like in the U.S.A. Here are some suggestions... https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8514&idPhone2=8416&idPhone3=8938#vtr-l29,usa,usa
     
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  16. Philen

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    @ironass you've been a great help.
    Thank you
     
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