Galaxy S5 G900F Marshmallow Update G900FXXU1CPJ6, October AndroidDevice Security Patch

The Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F Snapdragon) has gotten another security patch updates.   This time around it has bump up its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to build version G900FXXU1CPJ6.  The update brings the month of October Android Security Patches to which strengthen the device security platform.

Moreover, there were also several new improvements in numerous Apps, and some changes to the looks of the Apps drawer, including the System UI.  The TouchWiz also got an update to the newest version.  While the rest targets the system enhancements to which make this G900FXXU1CPJ6 update version far more stable Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow so far.  Nonetheless, the network signal and Wi-Fi connectivity is a lot more improved, while the device stability when running an apps, browsing contacts, reading emails, watching videos is much lot better than before.

What's New:

  • New Android Security Patches - October package.

  • The device stability is much improved.

  • Improvements User's Interface (UI).

  • Icon's changes in Apps drawer.

  • Touchwiz updated  to version 1.1.23.

  • General bug-fixes and other system enhancements.

Technical details: Update version G900FXXU1CPJ6

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPJ6

  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6

  • AP: G900FXXU1CPJ6

  • CP: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Build date: 10/13/2016

This update version G900FXXU1CPJ6 is available for all Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F owners in Europe. It is seeding via Over-The-Air (OTA) and thru Samsung Kies or Smart Switch for PC. The OTA version weighs at approximately 155 MB in file size to download.

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 Stock 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.