AT&T Galaxy S5 Active Update G870AUCU2DPH2 It's official Android Marshmallow Too!

Following the Marshmallow update on AT&T Galaxy S5, the AT&T Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870A) isn't left behind and are now also started getting its Android Marshmallow update. The Galaxy S5 Active Marshmallow update brings very similar to the Galaxy S5. Nonetheless, only the firmware build version is different. The via Over-The-Air update came out as build version G870AUCU2DPH2 and are now heading its way to arrive on all AT&T Galaxy S5 users.

In addition, the update will not only bring the Marshmallow goodies, but it is also equipped with the August security patch. There were also some new features to which only AT&T subscribers to enjoy with, such as the Wi-FI Calling and Video Calling support for the device.

Technical details of the Update build G870AUCU2DPH2


  • Device: AT&T Galaxy S5 active
  • Model number: SM-G870A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android Security Patch Level (SPL): August 1, 2016
  • Baseband Version: G870AUCU2DPH2
  • Kernel Version: 3.18.20-8737252
    dpi@SWDD5606 #1 SMP PREEMPT
    Mon Aug 8 13:14:36 KST 2016
  • Build Number: MMB29M.G870AUCU2DPH2

New Features:


  • Android OS 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Wi-Fi Calling
  • Video Calling
  • Android device security enhancements


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.

[Thank’s to Monica]

AT&T Galaxy S5 Update G900AUCU4DPH2 Official Android Marshmallow

AT&T carrier has finally started to roll out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on  Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A). The said Android marshmallow upgrade came out  as build version G900AUCU4DPH2. This is the final and official release build hence some of AT&T's Galaxy S5 users who participated the beta program already began receiving several Marshmallow update since May 2016. During the Beta test period there are almost 3 updates have been deployed, these are the build version  G900AUCU4DPE3 (released on May),  build version G900AUCU4DPF3 (on June), and the build version G900AUCU4DPG3 to which just released last month.

To those who haven't seen how's the Android Marshmallow update behave in our Galaxy S5, well  I'll just say it's pretty awesome. Though there are some doubts that the update might causes something like battery draining problem. The battery life performance is not one of the biggest concern since the the update itself contains the new power saving mode. This new feature will allow users to control some Apps running in the background to increase the battery life performance.   Aside to it, there are also several other new features, as well as noticeable changes to the UI design.

So better check the update for yourself,. Below are the technical details of the said Android marshmallow update  on AT&T Galaxy S5.

Technical details of the update build G900AUCU4DPH2


  • Device: AT&T Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900AUCU4DPH2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8903521
    dpi@SWHD4408 #1
    Wed Aug 3 20:18:15 KST 2016
  • Build Number: MMB29M.G900AUCU4DPH2

Features/Enhancements:
  • Android OS 6.0.1 Marshmallow Upgrade
  • Wi-Fi Calling
  • Video Calling
  • August security patches

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.

[Thank’s to Bill]

Sprint Galaxy S5 Sports Marshmallow Update G860PVPU2CPD1

Sprint galaxy S5 Sports has finally getting it's Android Marshmallow update.  The Marshmallow update is dubbed as build version G860PVPU2CPD1 upon its arrival. However,  we do not have any changelog  details about what other new features aside from Android 6.0 Marshmallow goodies as Sprint info page hasn't been being refreshed as of this moment. So better check the update manually so you'll be surprise tat it's actually available for download.

If you haven't seen the notification message yet, just keep on checking. The update basically rolled out in stages and might take few days to arrive in some certain areas. Below is the technical details screenshot of this OTA update build version G860PVPU2CPD1.


  • Device: Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
  • Model number: SM-G860P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Baseband version: G860PVPU2CPD1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7713144
  • Build number: MMB29M.G860PVPU2CPD1

Main Feature/s:
  • Upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The update is now live via Over-The-Air OTA, just do better take a look at it by navigating your device Settings > About Device > Check for Software Update. To check for more info make sure to hit the source below or follow are simple guide.

How to Update Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport G860P to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow


Samsung always advises 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 procedures 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 failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called “soft-bricks”. If this happens your device 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. Follow the guide here if you don’t yet on how to backup data on your Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport.

Your Galaxy S5 Sport should not been rooted – Your device should not been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport 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.

Update via Over-The-Air (OTA)


Samsung Galaxy S5 OTA Update 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 usually a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download. If you did not received any notification messages you can manually check fro the update instead. Doing this you may only tap on your Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport G860P Settings>>About Device, tap Software Update.
  • Find “Software update”
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the settings icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.

It will automatically tells 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.

[Thank's to Tiffany]