Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge users can opt to experience the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update as early as now by installing a custom firmware.
Inquisitr earlier reported that the Android 6.0.1 update was released for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge units in South Korea. Meanwhile, the specific launch schedule of the latest OS in other countries or regions has not been disclosed by Samsung yet. But a leaked document, as noted on Gotta Be Mobile, hinted that the global launch for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS update might happen this month or in March, both for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Adventurous Android users who could not wait for the arrival of the official update to enjoy the Marshmallow goodies on their Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge can instead choose to install a custom ROM based on 6.0.1 firmware. According to Team Android, SIXPERIENCE firmware, based on the Android 6.0.1 update, offers a stable and smooth performance. The update is also “pre-rooted, deodexed, zipaligned and lightly debloated,” as described by the post, to provide users with optimum performance. The report also revealed that the custom Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is battery friendly, and it offers a fast and responsive performance.
Particularly, SIXPERIENCE firmware based on Android 6.0.1 update is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge units with model number G925F. To verify the smartphone’s model number, owners can head to Menu, then go to Settings, choose About Device, and the model number should be listed in there. It should be noted that installing the Android 6.0.1 update in a mismatched Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge model will likely damage the unit.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, according to GSM Arena, became available in April 2015. At launch, it came pre-installed with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update and it is currently upgradable only to v5.1.1 OS. The smartphone is equipped with a curved edge display, which makes it easily identifiable from another of Samsung’s 2015 flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Further into its specs, S6 Edge has a Super AMOLED display touchscreen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels with a density of 577 ppi. When it comes to performance hardware, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is packed under the hood with Exynos 7420 Octa chipset.
Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge by watching the Youtube video below featuring a review from Marques Brownlee:
To install the Android 6.0.1 update properly, S6 Edge users need to accomplish additional requirements first aside from checking the unit’s model number. For instance, there should be an appropriate backup first off all the vital data and settings stored on the device. To do so, there are various custom recovery tools available, ClockWorkMod (CWM) and Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) being the two highly recommended backup apps. The recovery tools will also be used to flash the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow SIXPERIENCE custom firmware.
The battery should have 80 to 85 percent power. USB Debugging Mode needs to be enabled as well, according to Team Android, to prevent connection issues with the PC. It also helps to install the appropriate USB driver to the PC beforehand so the Galaxy S6 Edge will connect with it faster.
SamMobile reported that the beta version of Android 6.0.1 update for S6 and S6 Edge brings in “additional quick settings toggles for Private Mode in the status bar, new emoji, and improved visibility of notification panel icons.” The latest Marshmallow version also features a new option called “Install overnight,” which installs update from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Interface for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge screen received an overhaul as well.
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