I do have a very good news for all the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F users. They can now upgrade their Galaxy device further to the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS. The update was rolled lately by Samsung in in a number of countries across the globe the which details you will find in the dropdown of the download link. As you know the Samsung Galaxy S6 is a powerful handset with a number of good features that include a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Display with 16mm colors and 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution, is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 4, supports TouchWiz UI, packs in-built 32/64/128 GB memory, 16MP primary camera with 5MP secondary camera and the connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot and many other features.
The device went on floors in March 2015 and this is the next version of update after the device got released. So of course it’s a great news for all those Samsung Galaxy S6 users who have purchased this device. If you are a proud owner of this handset and want to further upgrade your Smartphone to the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, then I am here with this step-by-step guide for you. Remember, this update will bring you the opportunity to root your device soon. Just follow the steps given in this article and you can easily update your Smartphone to the latest firmware.
But before that you need to fill certain requirements, so that your update will not be a failure, nor you will brick or lose any important data from your device. So take a quick look on the pre-requirements.
Double check the Name and model of your handset before initiating the update since this guide is meant only for the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F & utilizing the procedure in other devices might brick your device. Remember, TechGipsy will never remain responsible for any sort of damage or data loss that your device might undergo during the installation process. So proceed only if you understand what you do.
- All important data and files of your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F handset should be provided a good backup before this update since the update will erase all your important data.
- A computer and original USB cable should be kept ready for use.
- Your PC must be pre-loaded with the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F drivers since the drivers will help you connect your Smartphone to your PC. If not installed, then at first download the drivers from the official site of Samsung and install those on your PC.
- The USB debugging option of your Smartphone should be enabled before update. To enable visit Menu > Settings > Applications.
- To ensure if your USB debugging is enabled, navigate and tap on the Developer Options. Don’t forget to disable the USB Debugging option post update.
- Most importantly keep your phone battery fully charged. If it is not fully charged, then at least maintain a minimum of 75% power back up before starting the update.
Steps to Update
- First of all download the Android Marshmallow.zip file for your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F and extract it on the desktop of your PC. Now download Odin_v3.09.zip.
- Then Put your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F into download mode by first turning off the phone and then pressing its Volume Down button, Power Button and Home Button simultaneously. Thereafter press the Power Button again after a warning message appear on your screen, to put your Smartphone into download mode.
- Then connect your Smartphone to the PC via USB cable.
- The bottom-left corner of Odin will display a message after connection of the Galaxy device to your PC is successful.
- Now launch Odin on your PC, click on “AP/ADB” in Odin and choose the “.tar.md5″ file from the extracted Marshmallow folder. Make sure that re-partition option is unchecked.
- Next select the “Auto-reboot” option in Odin and press the “Start” button. The update process will take around 4-5 minutes. Wait still your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F restarts.
That’s it! You have now successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F to the beta version Android 1.1. Go ahead and experience the Android Petit Four in your Galaxy device. In case of any issues, get back to me via the comment section. I shall definitely come out with a solution for you. For further tech news, android updates and rooting, keep visiting TechGipsy.