Finally, Samsung Galaxy S5 receives the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. Samsung’s 2014 flagship units released in South Korea is reportedly getting the firmware update first.
Team Android reported the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update with build number KLU1CPC3 is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Accordingly, it brings in all the Marshmallow goodies as well as various bug fixes and other performance optimizations. Moreover, those who will install the latest Android Marshmallow update will also find new TouchWiz features that are present on the more recent flagship models such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6. And since the KLU1CPC3 build is an unbranded firmware, users should not expect any pre-installed applications or additional extra language pack that will come with it.
The update is specifically released for Galaxy S5 units bearing the model number SM-G900L. An OTA notification should automatically pop up on the Samsung Galaxy S5 once the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update becomes available for the unit. For those who want to manually verify the firmware’s readiness for their Samsung Galaxy S5, users can simply navigate to Settings, look for About Device or About Phone option, and then tap Software Update.
Aside from the Over-the-Air or OTA update process, Samsung Galaxy S5 owners can also use the Samsung KIES desktop tool to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. Manually flashing the Android update is also feasible, noted the Team Android‘s report, through the use of ODIN. Installing the firmware via a manual procedure entails a number of precautionary measures.
For instance, creating a backup is highly recommended when doing an unofficial Marshmallow update process as the phone’s entire memory will likely be wiped out when installing the firmware. There are tools that can be used when making a backup of all the essential files and data stored on the smartphone. Two of the most popular backup tools are TeamWin Recovery Project and ClockWorkMod.
Since the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is being rolled out in stages, it may take a while for other models and variants to receive the firmware automatically. For instance, Gotta Be Mobile shared that the U.S. release schedule of the Android Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy S5 is still unknown.
However, it looks like T-Mobile, a carrier network in the U.S., is currently working on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for its S5 variant. Accordingly, the Marshmallow firmware update is already in “T-Mobile Testing” stage which means that the Samsung Galaxy S5 “will go through T-Mobile certification process testing” to ensure that owners will experience the “best quality software possible,” the official support page of the carrier explained.
SamMobile provided a list of firmware release. Check it out to know if the South Korean tech giant recently rolled out a firmware update for your Samsung mobile device.
Android Marshmallow brings in new features. For instance, Doze app automatically puts the smartphone or tablet into sleep mode, helping to increase the battery life of the device. “Now on Tap,” Android’s smarter and faster virtual assistant service is also one of the highlights of the Marshmallow update, according to the official Android page.
Samsung Galaxy S5 was initially released in April 2014 with pre-installed Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. Later on, it became upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop, according to GSM Arena. Now, Samsung Galaxy S5 users have the choice to install the latest Marshmallow iteration, Android 6.0.1 update.
As for other specs, the smartphone has 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen. It has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a density of 432 ppi. Under the hood, it is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, paired with Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, and 2 GB of RAM.
Watch a review for the Samsung Galaxy S5 below, originally posted on Android Authority‘s official YouTube channel.
The Inquisitr will keep you in the loop with the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware update released by Samsung.
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