Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are the Samsung’s last year’s flagship smartphones. Both these smartphones have proved their mettle and received a grand response from the audience. As always, Samsung has provided the latest updates for their smartphones, and this time, it’s the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The beta-testing of Android Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6 has been going on for a long time but the final release has finally arrived. So, are you excited to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge?
The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy S6 comes with a series of new features and performance improvements. Some of these features include improved battery life and security fixes. Samsung smartphone owners are familiar with the long waiting to get the OTA updates on their devices. The OTA updates usually come in phases and might take a while to reach every customer. If you haven’t already received the OTA notification, you might want to check for the update by going to the Settings » About Device » Software Update and tap on the check for updates option. If there is an update, it will ask you to download it but if it isn’t, you can update it manually by following this tutorial.
- Charge your device above 60% to make sure it doesn’t die in the middle of the process which may be fatal sometimes.
- Make a backup of everything on your device so that you can restore the files if something goes wrong. Here’s the usual checklist:
- Install proper drivers on your PC. If you haven’t installed them already, you can follow our detailed USB driver installation guide.
- Prepare your device:
- Enable developer options: Go to your device’s Settings » About phone » Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Build number” seven times to enable developer options.
- Enable USB Debugging: Go to your device’s Settings » Developer options » tick the “USB debugging” checkbox (sometimes listed as Android Debugging)
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware → Galaxy S6 SM-G920F | Galaxy S6 Edge – SM-G925F
- Odin tool → Odin3_v3.10.7.zip | Mirror (Find the older Odin versions here)
How To Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
We have laid out a quick guide to flash the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. If you’re new to Odin tool and firmware flashing, we recommend you to follow our much elaborate guide for Odin firmware flashing. Check out the tutorial from this link.
Now that you are ready to install the Marshmallow on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge, all you need is to follow these steps:
- Download the Marshmallow firmware for your device from the above download section. Extract the downloaded file and you’ll find the Odin flashable firmware either in .tar or .tar.md5 format.
- Download the Odin zip file and extract it on your PC. You will get the following files in the folder (Files may change with the version):
- Odin3 vx.xx.exe
- Double-click the Odin3 vx.xx.exe file to open an Odin window.
- Now boot your device into download mode. To do this:
- Power off your device and wait until the device is fully switched off.
- Press and hold ‘Volume Down + Home + Power’ buttons together and release them when you see a warning screen shows up on your device.
- At the warning screen, press the Volume Up button to accept the warning and boot into download mode.
- Connect your device to the PC using a good quality USB cable.
- As soon as you connect the device, the ID:COM port on Odin window should turn Blue or Yellow depending on the Odin version you’re using. You’ll also see an “Added!!” message in the message box.
If neither of this happened, please go back and make sure you’ve installed drivers and enabled USB debugging on your device. In case that didn’t help, try the below tricks:
- Uninstall and reinstall the Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
- Reboot your PC and try using different USB cables and different USB ports on your computer.
- Reboot your device and turn off USB Debugging, turn it on again. Then reboot to the download mode again.
- Now click the AP button in Odin and select the firmware. To do this:
- In the Options section, make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked and everything else are unchecked.
└ Note: Do not check the Re-Partition box unless you have a .PIT file to flash or it might corrupt the partition table and leave your device bricked.
- Once everything seems fine, just click the Start button on Odin to start the installation. The flashing might take a few seconds to a matter of minutes depending on the firmware size.
- If everything goes well, you’ll see a success message such as PASS! or RESET! on Odin. Your device will restart automatically after the process is completed.
Note: If you encounter a FAIL! message instead of PASS!, remove the battery from the device and reinsert it, restart Odin (preferably a different version) and repeat the process once again carefully. If you want to diagnose the issue, take a look at the Odin log in the Message box.
Now, Let’s Root It !!!
Now that you have successfully installed the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, you may want to root your device. So, here’s a simple tutorial to root your device on Android Marshmallow.
Root Galaxy S6/S6 Edge on Marshmallow
- Download the SpaceX kernel and flash it from Odin just like you flashed the Marshmallow firmware in the above tutorial.
- Once the flashing is completed, reboot the device and install the SuperSU 2.65 APK to manage root permission on your device.
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