Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Marshmallow Update G900HXXU1CPE6, 1st Official Android 6.0.1 Release

For those of you who owned the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos) that  might have been waiting for the Android Marshmallow update. Well, here it comes the first official released build G900HXXU1CPE6, to which technically  based in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.  The G900HXXU1CPE6  is currently rolling out in phases in Kazakhstan, but might as well also soon available to the rest of any countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. This is only an initial release to which will take more time before it reaches to any parts of the world.

In addition, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the Samsung Galaxy S5 is taking quite so slow, but it’s still nice to see the rollout has begun. The Galaxy S5 is now more than 2 years old, but still kicking in for the latest Android OS. Furthermore, several variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5 such as the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F (Snapdragon), Galaxy S5 SM-G900I, while some major carriers in United States, and Canada like Sprint Galaxy S5 SM-G900P, T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T, Telus, and Bell Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 have had also received the said Marshmallow update from the last couple of days and weeks earlier.

Technical details of the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update – 1st Official Release build version G900HXXU1CPE6


  • Model number: SM-G900H
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXU1CPE6
  • Build date: 05-11-2016
  • AP: G900HXXU1CPE6
  • CSC: G900HOXY1CPE6
  • CP: G900HXXU1CPCA

Along with the Android Marshmallow goodies are several bug fixes. It is also loaded with the newest Android security patch for May 2016.

Again, the released are still in stages and it simply means that each and every Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H owners will not get the Marshmallow update at the same time.  Those who haven’t received the update yet, you folks might better manually check it via Over-the-air (OTA) update or by using Kies or Samsung Smart Switch for PC. Below are the basic guidelines on how to perform a software update on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


Samsung urges us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedure to keep your  phone in safe.

Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failure may cause damaged to your device that might result to what we called “soft-bricks”.  If this happened on your device, it may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Backup important data – You should back-up your important files, including contacts, emails, messages, photos, videos, apps and other stuff. Like I said while during software update process is interrupted there is a possibility that your data stored from your device internal SD card may lose or deleted when a sudden unexpected failure happened and it forces you to perform a factory data reset which basically wipes your phone’s memory.

Ensure that your Galaxy S5 should still running in an official or factory firmware and hasn’t been rooted nor modified – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900H may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in Kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

How to Perform an Update via Over-The-Air (OTA)?


This is usually how the carrier branded or locked Samsung Galaxy S5, performs a software update.  This method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which most often  a notification message will directly send out to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not receive any notification messages you can manually check for the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Settings >About Device > Software Update.
  • From the Home screen, touch the Settings icon.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch Software update.

It will automatically tell you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies / Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

For those who have a rooted Galaxy S5, you folks might need to download the G900HXXU1CPE6 stock firmware itself, as you may no longer get the Over The air update as long as your device has been modified – Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware.  So the only way to upgrade your phone to Marshmallow is to manually install the official Android 6.0.1 Marsmallow firmware itself. This process will completely unroot and remove any modification in your Galaxy S5 phone and restores it back to its official or factory default firmware.

[Thank’s to Olga]

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T Marshmallow Update build G900TUVU1GPE1 Android 6.0.1

T-Mobile has also released the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T including the SM-G900T3 variant.  The first Marshmallow  update comes as build version G900TUVU1GPE1 to which the latter is released in phases via Over-The-Air (OTA) and thru Samsung Smart Switch for PC. The Marshmallow released have been delayed for quite sometime now,  noting that T-Mobile have had been already announced that the Marshmallow Update has been gone into a testing processes few months ago.  But while looking at the firmware details itself, it seems that they have come up into a much newer Marshmallow build version as the G900TUVU1GPE1 is freshly baked on May 05, 2016.

The following are the technical details of the Marshmallow update on T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T and SM-G900T3:

Technical details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update – Release build version G900TUVU1GPE1


  • Model number: SM-G900T
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900TUVU1GPE1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900TUVU1GPE1
  • Build date: 05-05-2016
  • AP: G900TUVU1GPE1
  • CSC: G900TTMB1GPE1
  • CP: G900TUVU1GPE1

Marshmallow Update on Galaxy S5 SM-G900T3 models:
  • Model number: SM-G900T3
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900T3UVU1GPE1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900T3UVU1GPE1
  • Build date: 05-09-2016
  • AP: G900T3UVU1GPE1
  • CSC: G900T3TMB1GPE1
  • CP: G900T3UVU1GPE1


Along with the Android Marshmallow goodies ans several bug fixes it is also loaded with the newest Android security patch for May 2016.

Again, the released are still in stages and it simply means that each and every Galaxy S5 SM-G900T and Sm-G900T3 owners will not get the update at the same time.  Those who haven’t received the update yet, you folks might better manually check it via Over-the-air (OTA) update or by using Kies or Samsung Smart Switch for PC. Below are the guides that show you the basic  instructions on how to perform a software update on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


Samsung urges us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedure to keep your  phone in safe.

Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failure may cause damaged to your device that might result to what we called “soft-bricks”.  If this happened on your device, it may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Backup important data – You should back-up your important files, including contacts, emails, messages, photos, videos, apps and other stuff. Like I said while during software update process is interrupted there is a possibility that your data stored from your device internal SD card may lose or deleted when a sudden unexpected failure happened and it forces you to perform a factory data reset which basically wipes your phone’s memory.

Ensure that your Galaxy S5 should still running in an official or factory firmware and hasn’t been rooted nor modified – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900T may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in Kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

How to Perform an Update via Over-The-Air (OTA)?


This is usually how the carrier branded or locked Samsung Galaxy S5, performs a software update.  This method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which most often  a notification message will directly send out to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not receive any notification messages you can manually check for the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900T Settings > About Device > Software Update.
  • From the Home screen, touch the Settings icon.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch Software update.

It will automatically tell you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900T and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies / Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

For those who have a rooted Galaxy S5, you folks might need to download the G900TUVU1GPE1 stock firmware itself, as you may no longer get the Over The air update as long as your device has been modified – Galaxy S5 SM-G900T Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware.  So the only way to upgrade your phone to Marshmallow is to manually install the official Android 6.0.1 Marsmallow firmware itself. This process will completely unroot and remove any modification in your Galaxy S5 phone and restores it back to its official or factory default firmware.

[Thank's to Chris and Tim]

Galaxy S5 SM-G9000F Android Marshmallow Update build G900FXXU1CPE9 and All May 2016 Released

The Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G9000F has receives another round of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update build G900FXXU1CPE9 in  France.  The said update is sent out to the factory unlocked Galaxy S5 SM-G9000F. Whilst some select carrier locked Galaxy S5 version also receives the Marshmallow update but dubbed with another build such as G900FXXU1CPD3. In addition, Africa, and Middles East Galaxy S5 owners also gotten its first official Marshmallow update dubbed as build G900FXXU1CPE2. While some select countries in Southeast Asia also got the first Marshmallow update build G900FXXU1CPDG.

Here are the technical build details on each Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update builds:

Update build G900FXXU1CPE9


Held available in France at this time being.
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC9
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPE9
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPE9
  • CSC: G900FOXX1CPE2
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPCH

Update build G900FXXU1CPE2


Rolled out in South Africa and Middle East countries.
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPB8
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7987207
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPE2
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPE2
  • CSC: G900FOXX1CPE2
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPB8

Update build G900FXXU1CPDG


First Marshmallow update released to Southeast Asia countries.
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPCB
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7987207
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPDG
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPDG
  • CSC: G900FOLB1CPD5
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPCB

Update build G900FXXU1CPD3

Solely released on some select carrier locked Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in Europe.
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC5
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPD3
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPDG
  • CSC: G900F3IE1CPC1
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPC5

The firmware build details can be viewed in the device settings. From Home Screen tap Apps > Settings > About device.

So those who might have been waiting for this Android Marshmallow update, you folks might better check the update right now. It's now available via Over the Air and thru Samsung Smart Switch for PC.

Main Features and/or Enhancements:

  • OS upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • The new TouchWiz provides enhanced usability and an updated visual design.
  • Quick connect helps you easily find and connect to nearby devices and pre-connection.
  • Fingerprints are securely protected. An alternative unlock method (pattern,PIN, or password.
  • Advanced power saving mode restricts background data and extends battery life.
  • New enhanced users interface and a lot more.

All of these Marshmallow update were already packed with the latest security patches, to which now addresses as to the month of May 1, 2016.

Those who have not received the update yet, you folks might better manually check it via Over-the-air (OTA) update or using Kies. Below are the guides that show you the basic  instructions on how to perform a software update on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


Samsung urges us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedure to keep your  phone in safe.

Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failure may cause damaged to your device that might result to what we called “soft-bricks”.  If this happened on your device, it may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Backup important data – You should back-up your important files, including contacts, emails, messages, photos, videos, apps and other stuff. Like I said while during software update process is interrupted there is a possibility that your data stored from your device internal SD card may lose or deleted when a sudden unexpected failure happened and it forces you to perform a factory data reset which basically wipes your phone’s memory.

Ensure that your Galaxy S5 should still running in an official or factory firmware and hasn’t been rooted – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900F may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in Kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

How to Perform an Update via Over-The-Air (OTA)?


This is usually how the carrier branded or locked Samsung Galaxy S5, performs a software update.  This method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which most often  a notification message will directly send out to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not receive any notification messages you can manually check for the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Settings > About Device, tap Software Update.
  • From the Home screen, touch the Settings icon.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch Software update.

It will automatically tell you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to a PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

For advanced users and for those who have a rooted Galaxy S5, you can download the stock firmware instead – Galaxy S5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware. Since your device has been modified it will no longer receive an over-the-air OTA. So the only way to get the marshmallow update is to fully unroot your Galaxy S5 first.

Canadian Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 Receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update build G900W8VLU1DPD3

The Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 to which refers as the Canadian version is receiving its first Android Marshmallow update. The first released build is dubbed with software build version G900W8VLU1DPD3. The roll out has just begun but are still in phased released, and it might take into several days before it completely covers all major Canadian carriers Galaxy S5.  This has been already scheduled by Telus last month, as they stated that the aforementioned Marshmallow update will arrive as early as May 2.

Here are the technical details of the said Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update build G900W8VLU1DPD3:

Technical details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update – Release build version G900W8VLU1DPD3

  • Model number: SM-G900W8
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 2, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900W8VLU1DPD3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7722359
  • Build number: 
  • AP: G900W8VLU1DPD3
  • CSC: G900W8OYA1DPD3
  • CP: G900W8VLU1DPD3

Main Features and/or Enhancements:

  • OS upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • The new TouchWiz provides enhanced usability and an updated visual design.
  • Quick connect helps you easily find and connect to nearby devices and pre-connection.
  • Fingerprints are securely protected. An alternative unlock method (pattern,PIN, or password.
  • Advanced power saving mode restricts background data and extends battery life.
  • New enhanced users interface and a lot more.

Just like the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update in United States and Europe this update also comes the latest security patches, to which dated as April 2, 2016 bug fixes.

Again, the released are still in stages and it simply means that each and every Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 owners will get the update at the same time.  Those who haven't received the update yet, you folks might better manually check it via Over-the-air (OTA) update or by using Kies or Samsung Smart Switch for PC. Below are the guides that show you the basic  instructions on how to perform a software update on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


Samsung urges us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedure to keep your  phone in safe.

Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failure may cause damaged to your device that might result to what we called “soft-bricks”.  If this happened on your device, it may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Backup important data – You should back-up your important files, including contacts, emails, messages, photos, videos, apps and other stuff. Like I said while during software update process is interrupted there is a possibility that your data stored from your device internal SD card may lose or deleted when a sudden unexpected failure happened and it forces you to perform a factory data reset which basically wipes your phone’s memory.

Ensure that your Galaxy S5 should still running in an official or factory firmware and hasn’t been rooted – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in Kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

How to Perform an Update via Over-The-Air (OTA)?


This is usually how the carrier branded or locked Samsung Galaxy S5, performs a software update.  This method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which most often  a notification message will directly send out to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not receive any notification messages you can manually check for the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 Settings > About Device, tap Software Update.
  • From the Home screen, touch the Settings icon.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch Software update.

It will automatically tell you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

For those who have a rooted Galaxy S5, you folks might need to download the G900W8VLU1DPD3 stock firmware itself – Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware.  Your phone might no longer receive an over-the-air (OTA) update since it has been modified. So the only way to upgrade your phone to Marshmallow is to manually install the stock firmware. This process will completely unroot your phone and restores it back to its official or factory default firmware.