T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 users interested for an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update can opt to use a custom ROM. According to Team Android, a custom firmware called Twistedsixx is now available for the smartphone.
In particular, the Twistedsixx ROM based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S6 units bearing the model number G920T, or the T-Mobile variant. It is essential to verify the handset’s model number prior to executing the Android Marshmallow update procedure, as damage can be incurred when the custom ROM is used in an incompatible unit. To double check the phone’s exact model, users can simply head to the smartphone’s Settings menu, tap About Phone, and then look for Model Number.
As described on Team Android’s post, besides the official functionalities from the OS, this Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom firmware update also comes with features like viper audio, 360 Degree UI rotation, and 4-Way Power Menu. Moreover, users can easily turn off the display by tapping the clock. Also, the custom ROM update available for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 Units essentially offers a smooth, fast, and stable performance.
But since this is an unofficial method to update the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, users are expected to take extra precautions when downloading and installing the custom firmware. Before proceeding with the actual update process, T-Mobile subscribers with Samsung Galaxy S6 should check battery level. It is recommended that smartphones have at least 80 percent power when installing a custom ROM.
A backup of all the essential files and settings stored on the phone should also be made before installing the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update via a custom ROM. Using any unofficial method for a firmware upgrade will likely wipe out the smartphone’s entire memory, thus the need for a proper backup. Experts recommend the use of recovery tools such as ClockWorkMod and TWRP when making the handset’s backup.
To prevent troubles connecting the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 to the computer, users will also need to enable USB Debugging mode, Team Android’s post added. Also, make sure that the right USB drivers are installed on the PC.
For the detailed guide on how to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 via Twistedsixx ROM, owners can check out Team Android’s post linked above.
It should be noted though that an official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update was already released for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6. The carrier network’s support page shared that the 1.31 GB-heavy firmware is available via Over-The-Air, or OTA, update, or through Samsung Smart Switch.
Samsung Galaxy S6 initially hit the shelves in April, 2015. GSM Arena’s specs page for the smartphone noted that it came pre-installed with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS. Furthermore, T-Mobile’s official product page for Samsung’s 2015 flagship device noted that it is equipped with an Exynos 7420 Octa chipset, paired with 3GB of RAM and an internal memory of 32GB.
In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S6 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display boasting a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. With the phone’s display specs, one can expect a stunning display. Samsung’s description reads as follows.
“Samsung put the imagination that makes their HDTVs amazing into the palm of your hand. The 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display shows everything brighter, clearer and more captivating on-screen, and even automatically adjusts to all light conditions.”
As for the camera specs, Galaxy S6 has a 16MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP selfie shooter with a 120-degree wide-angle lens. Watch the Samsung Galaxy S6 unboxing and review posted on DetroitBORG’s YouTube channel to learn more about the smartphone.
Android Marshmallow OS offers several new features enhancing the mobile experience of users. For instance, Doze is a battery-saving feature which automatically turns the phone into a sleep mode when it is not being used. The latest mobile firmware from Google also offers support for Android Pay, a faster, more secure and more efficient way to wirelessly pay for goods and services, Alphr noted.
In addition to system improvements, Android users can also expect features such as Android for Work and Now on Tap upon installing the Marshmallow OS, according to the official website of Google’s mobile firmware.
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