Android Marshmallow update has rolled out for many Nexus devices and even few other devices. Even Samsung has also started its beta Android Marshmallow builds for its S6 and S6 Edge devices through its beta test program. If you are one of the enthusiasts who wish to enjoy the Marshmallow on your S6 or S6 Edge device, then you are at the right place.
Well, this beta program has been launched only for UK-based S6 or S6 Edge device users with model numbers SM-G920F/SM-G925F only. But other location users can also test this Marshmallow build on their devices by installing the UK specific build. All you need is S6 or S6 Edge device and you have to sign-up for the beta test program.
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- 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:
- ODIN V3.10.7(Only for non-UK or non-BTU device users)
- Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) UK Firmware
- Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) UK Firmware | Mirror
- Galaxy Care app
Step-By-Step Installation Guide
Make sure you proceed further only if your device model number is either SM-G920F or SM-G925F.
- To check your device model number, navigate to Settings › About phone and you can now view your S6 or S6 Edge device model number in the list. Also, make sure you have unlocked version of the phone.
- Now check if your device current firmware has the BTU product code. To check if your firmware has BTU mentioned after the device model number, download and install the SamMobile Device Info app from the below Google Play Store link.
- Once the app is installed, launch the app and swipe down to the firmware tab. Then check whether the product code has BTU mentioned after the model number. If you find the BTU in the product code then proceed for the further steps, else skip step 4 and 5.
- Download and install the Galaxy Care app from the above download section. Launch the Galaxy Care app on your device and swipe around on the top of the app screen. Click on Join button when you see “Participate Galaxy Beta Program” option.
- Tap on the Registration button at the bottom of the app and accept the terms and conditions. If Samsung accepts you as a beta tester, then you can find download Android 6.0 beta firmware option. That’s it
- If you are S6 or S6 Edge device users who are out of UK based or doesn’t have BTU mentioned in the product code, then download the S6 or S6 Edge BTU firmware from the above download section and install the firmware using ODIN tool.
Firmware Installation using ODIN Tool
- Download the firmware zip file from the above download section and extract it into a folder.
- Download the ODIN V3.10.7 file from the above download section and extract it into a separate folder. Launch the ODIN tool in your PC.
- Now reboot your phone into download mode and connect it to your PC using USB cable. Hold and press Home + Power + Volume Down buttons altogether to reboot into download mode or ODIN mode.
- A blue tick mark will appear in ODIN tool once the device is detected. Now click on AP/PDA button and browse to the folder where you extracted the firmware file.
- Make sure that re-partition checkbox is not ticked. Click on Start button to start the installation process.
That’s it. So, what are you waiting? Go ahead and install the Android Marshmallow on your S6 devices.
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