Android Marshmallow: Samsung Releases Update for S6 and S6 Edge, Custom Marshmallow Based ROM Available for OnePlus One, And More Details!

Android 6.0 Marshmallow was rolled out by Google in October 2015 and since then smartphone companies have been upgrading their devices to the latest Android OS version on a regular basis.

The latest reports suggest that Samsung has started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for their flagship devices- Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The version of Android M that these devices are receiving is 6.0.1. The update is currently being rolled out in UK and Netherlands.

A number of carriers including Telus and T-Mobile gave confirmation to the fact that the update will be available soon. Users of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in UK and Netherlands, using the Vodafone network have already started receiving the update.

It was also reported that Android 6.0 will soon become available for users of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in Europe. The update has the build number of XXU3DPB8.Telus would reportedly roll out a security update alongside the Marshmallow update. The company will release the update on March 9.

T-Mobile stated that they are still testing the latest Android update on the S series. However, it was confirmed by the company that it would indeed roll out the update in the future.

It was previously stated by Samsung that market conditions would play a significant role in the rollout of the Marshmallow update for other Samsung smartphones.

A renowned website reported that Samsung has begun rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. However, the update is currently only available to users of the device in South Korea. Users of Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and Note 5 in South Korea have already received the OS update in the past.

The update is currently available to users of S6 Edge+ who are using SK Telecom. They will have to use the Smart Switch desktop app by Samsung to update their devices to the latest version of Android OS. The update comes with a size of 1GB and the current firmware version of the device changes to G928SKSU2BPAG after the update is applied.

Users of Galaxy Note 4 in Hungary previously stated that they have started receiving the Marshmallow update on their devices. As for US and UK, the update won’t be rolled out by Samsung for the device before March or April.

It is being assumed that since Samsung has started rolling out the update in South Korea and Europe, it won’t be long before the update is finally released in US.

As for other companies, HTC is currently rolling out the Android M update for its devices- HTC One M9 and HTC One A9 in various parts of the world. Users of the HTC One M9 in Canada on networks of SaskTel, Wind, Videotron and Rogers are advised to keep a check on the update page of their devices as latest reports claim that the update will soon be made available by HTC.

It was recently reported that OnePlus One is currently receiving the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. However, the firmware has been developed by renowned ROM developer community Android Ice Cold Project (ACIP).

This custom Marshmallow based update comes with a size of 285MB. It has to be done manually and users should note that the update does not come from an official source and thus installing it will make any warranty void on the device. The warranty can be restored by users by flashing the device with stock-ROM.

The steps to install the update are given below-

  • First users will have to download the ACIP Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Custom ROM and Google Apps on their PCs.
  • The second step requires them to connect their devices to the PC using USB cables.
  • After the device is connected, the downloaded ACIP Marshmallow ROM and the Google Apps zip file need to be copied to its storage root folder.
  • Once copied the device needs to be disconnected from the PC and turned off.