A custom ROM based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is available for Samsung Galaxy S6. NobleROM, according to Team Android, is specifically compatible with the Galaxy S6 bearing the model number G920F.
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 was revealed by the South Korean tech giant to the public in March of 2015. It officially hit the market a month after. The smartphone, at launch, came with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop pre-installed, but currently, it is upgradeable with the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, as specified on GSM Arena.
However, adventurous Android users who opt for a custom ROM can now download and install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update using NobleROM, which is based on the official firmware from Samsung and “a complete Galaxy S7 Edge firmware port,” as described by Team Android. Because of this, S6 users who choose to use NobleROM to upgrade their smartphone’s firmware will be able to enjoy the exclusive features found on the S7 Edge on their S6. Fast and stable performance can be expected as well upon installing the pre-rooted Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update through the NobleROM firmware.
For those planning to install the custom ROM, one of the first things to check is the model number. As aforementioned, the Marshmallow custom firmware update is only compatible with the G920F model of Samsung’s Galaxy S6. To verify the unit’s model, users can simply head to Settings, scroll down and look for About Device or About Phone option, and then see the Model Number specified. Aside from the model number, one should make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is factory unlocked and not carrier-specific, as most of the custom ROMs are only compatible with this kind.
Team Android also shared that a backup is highly essential, especially when using a custom ROM to update a mobile device. S6 owners can use ClockWorkMod or TWRP, two of the most recommended recovery tools, to create a backup of all the relevant data and settings stored on the smartphone. Samsung’s desktop tool called KIES can also be used to back up the data.
Prior to installing the latest Marshmallow update, it is also recommended that the phone’s battery level is above 80 percent. This is to prevent the phone from getting bricked or having power issues when it suddenly goes off during the firmware installation process.
Since the phone will have to be connected to the computer to install the custom ROM based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, it is imperative to have the proper USB driver installed on the PC first. Moreover, USB Debugging mode should be enabled as well so that Samsung Galaxy S6 owners will not have any further issues when they connect their mobile device to a PC to install the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.
Samsung Galaxy S6 features an Exynos 7420 Octa chipset paired with 3 GB of RAM. It comes with several native storage options, 32 GB, 64 GB, and a whopping 128 GB. The 2015 flagship has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4, GSM Arena’s specs list for the phone noted. Learn more about Samsung Galaxy S6 specs by watching a review below from Android Authority, posted on their YouTube channel:
Android Marshmallow brings in several new features to mobile devices. These include Now on Tap, Doze, Android for Work and more. For the download links and a step-by-step guide on how to properly install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on Samsung Galaxy S6 via NobleROM, visit Team Android’s post linked above. Meanwhile, those who opt for the official firmware can expect to receive the latest Marshmallow firmware via Over-The-Air or OTA update.
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