Showing posts with label Galaxy S5 Marshmallow Update. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Galaxy S5 Marshmallow Update. Show all posts

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 March 2017 Security Updates G900TUVU1GQC2

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 has once again received the monthly Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR) for the month of March. The update has bumped T-Mo's S5 to version G900TUVU1GQC2 while also moving its Android security patch level to March 1, 2017. Noting that the last update has covered the month of January, so this update also considerably covered the last month's security patches that we haven't seen coming in. Aside from security patches, this update also includes various system improvements.

Here goes the technical details of the said update:

What’s New?

  • Various system improvements
  • March 2017 Android Security updates

Galaxy S5 SM-G900T update version G900TUVU1GQC2 details: 

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900TUVU1GQC2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900TUVU1GQC2

Previous Update: G900TUVS1GQA2
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900TUVS1GQA2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900TUVS1GQA2

In addition, the March 2017 Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR) packaged has 72 patches for Android Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and 12 patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), that's according to Google and Samsung Mobile Security bulletin.

Again, the roll out will take in stages and it simply means that each and every T-Mo’s Galaxy S5 users will not receive the update’s notification message at the same time.

Below are 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 T-Mobile Galaxy S5, you folks might need to download the stock firmware itself – either the G900TUVS1GPK3 for SM-G900T or G900TUVS1GPK3 for the SM-G900T3 model, 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 goes to Britanny]

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AT&T Galaxy S5 OTA G900AUCU4DQB1 February 2017 Security Updates

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 starts receiving the February 2017 Android security patch updates today. The update of which comes as build version G900AUCU4DQB1 to which carries the said February 2017 security patches. As usual, this update will not bring any major changes for the device, but judging by its file size at a hefty 184 MB, it might also equipped with several bug-fixes and other system enhancements to improved the device performance.

What's New:

  • Android device security updates - February 1, 2017
  • Device name SAMSUNG-SM-G900A
  • Android version 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level February 1, 2017
  • Baseband version G900AUCU4DQB1
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-9723602
  • Build number  MMB29M.G900AUCS4DQB1

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?
This update requires the previous released version G900AUCU4DQA1 prior to get the update. It is seeding via Over-The-Air and it may take into several days before hitting all AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A owners.

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 Settings > About Device > Software Update.
  • From the Home screen, touch the Settings icon.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch 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 Marilyn]

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Update version G900TUVS1GQA2, January 2017 AndroidSecurity Patch

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T gets an OTA update and it'll bump up the Android OS version to G900TUVS1GQA2 from G900TUVS1GPK3. It is just a minor update that  brings up the January 2017 Android security patches, so it does not bothering to take the update at the right time. This is the same security updates that have been also recently sent out on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint Galaxy S5 variants.

Here goes the technical details of the said update:

What’s New?

  • January 2017 Android Security updates

Galaxy S5 SM-G900T update version G900TUVS1GQA2 details: 

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900TUVS1GQA2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900TUVS1GQA2

Previous version:
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900TUVS1GPK3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900TUVS1GPK3

In addition, the January 2017 Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR) packaged contains 68 patches for Android Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and 28 patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), according to Samsung Mobile Security bulletin.

Again, the roll out will take in stages and it simply means that each and every T-Mo’s Galaxy S5 users will not receive the update’s notification message at the same time.

Below are 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 T-Mobile Galaxy S5, you folks might need to download the stock firmware itself – either the G900TUVS1GPK3 for SM-G900T or G900TUVS1GPK3 for the SM-G900T3 model, 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 goes to Sarah and Ben]

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November Android Security Patch Update G900FXXS1CPK1 on Galaxy S5

Samsung has pushed the November Android Security patch updates for  Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. The release firmware  build came out as   version  G900FXXS1CPK1 to which update the previous version G900FXXU1CPJ6. It's currently rolling out in the UK at this time being but as well available throughout the rest of European countries soon.  The update is only weighs at around 25.88 MB, so it is quite too small to expect some adverse effect or noticeable changes but rather then the said Android security patch updates.

In addition, the November Android security packaged contains 66 Google and 14 Samsung patches for Android vulnerabilities and exposures, according to Samsung Mobile Security bulletin.

What’s New:


  • New Android Security Patches Updates – November package.

Technical details: Update version G900FXXS1CPK1


  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPK1

  • AP: G900FXXS1CPK1

  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6

  • CP: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Build date: 11/2/2016


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.

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.

Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Update G900FXXS1CPHW Brings September Security Patch

The Samsung Galaxy S5 had been receiving the security patch updates in a monthly basis. This time around will cover the Galaxy S5  (SM-G900F) intentional version updates because some folks have had been asking "why are the're too many updates that brings nothing any changes at all". While some were also expecting that the new updates brings the Android 7.0 Nougat since it has been there around the corner.

Well, the message is clear the Samsung Galaxy S5 will never get the Android Nougat in the first place, and it will stay in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.  So we have to move on and accept the reality that this monthly updates we've received is just part of the monthly security maintenance provided by Google and Samsung.

The following are the new update for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F that contains the September Security Patch packaged.  These updates have been released within September 2016 and covered different countries across the globe.

Europe's Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Updates:


The unbranded or unlocked version of Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F receives the build version G900FXXS1CPHW in England. While the rest has gotten the build version G900FXXS1CPI6 and G900FXXU1CPI9. The carrier branded or locked  Galaxy S5 SM-G900F had also been receiving several updates but is came out with various  build version according to its country and carrier allocation, these build version are thes  G900FXXS1CPI1, G900FXXS1CPI2, G900FXXS1CPI4, and G900FXXU1CPIH.




Here the technical details of each specific builds:

Update in United Kingdom
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPB8
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPHW

Update in The Netherlands
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPI9
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8538464
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPI9

Update release to the rest of Europe's unlocked Galaxy S5
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC9
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI6

Update received from several carrier locked Galaxy S5

Vodafone:
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPIA
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8193525
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPIH

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPD2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8193525
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI2

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPD2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8193525
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI1

3/Three
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC5
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI4

Middle East Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Update


This update goes in Middle East countries alone such as United Arab Emirates, Israel, and many more.  It is the same build version and covered both unlocked and carrier locked Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in the said region.
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7987207
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPI8

So there you have it! Just make sure to check the update if your Galaxy S5 haven't received one of this builds that contains the said September Security patches.  The September security patch packages addresses 65 Google and 9 Samsung vulnerabilities and exposures.



But so far, there are no reported incidents of exploitation and abuse from the said vulnerabilities, according to Android Security Bulletin. If you update the device from time to time, it will keep your personal data and files stored in the device more secure.

Sprint Galaxy S5 Update G900PVPU3CPH3 Android Security Patch for August

There is a new update for Sprint Galaxy S5 has arrived today. The update initial changelog details says it's an Android security enhancements, so it is considerably just a security patch update for the month of August. The latter came out as build version G900PVPU3CPH3 via Over-The-Air OTA update and weighs at approximately 60MB in size to download. So better check the update manually if it happens that you still owns the Sprint Galaxy S5 with model number SM-G900P.

In addition, if you are very aware and or even not familiar of the recent Android vulnerabilities, this update plays very important part.
According to Android Security Bulletin, the August security patch package addresses 55 Google and 8 Samsung vulnerabilities and exposures. But so far, there are no reported incidents of exploitation and abuse from the said vulnerabilities. If you update device from time to time, it will just keep your personal data and files stored in the device more secure.

Technical details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow – update build G900PVPU3CPH3



  • Model number: SM-G900P

  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)

  • Baseband version: G900PVPU3CPH3

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9011736

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPU3CPH3

Primary Features and/or Enhancements:



  • August Android Security Patch Level



The G900PVPU3CPH3 OTA update weighs at  approximately 60 MB to download via  Over-The-Air (OTA)  and or by using Kies or Smart Switch for PC. This  update is at its phased released, and  it may take into several days to completely arrive on all Galaxy S5 owners. Yet,  if you haven’t received the notification message, you may manually check the update from time to time until it tells you that the new update is available for grab. Simply just tap on your Galaxy S5  Settings > About device > Software update > Check for update.

Also, keep in mind that you can only get the new update if your device has not been rooted and or currently running on a modified firmware.  You must unroot your device first before taking an OTA update so your device may not get into any issues.

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]

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Update G900TUVS1GPG2 July Security Patch

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 has gotten another update that moves its Android Marshmallow OS to build version G900TUVS1GPG2 from its current version G900TUVU1GPE1. This update is merely a small OTA update that brings the monthly security maintenance patches to which now covers for the month of July.  The update is technically just a security  update and there is nothing any more changes or any additional features to the recent Android Marshmallow. The July security package is equipped with 46 Google patches and 4 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures, according Android Security Bulletin.

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 G900TUVS1GPG2


  • Model number: SM-G900T
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900TUVS1GPG2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900TUVS1GPG2
  • Build date: 07-07-2016
  • AP: G900TUVS1GPG2
  • CSC: G900TTMB1GPG2
  • CP: G900TUVS1GPG2

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: G900T3UVS2GPG2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7500527
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900T3UVS2GPG2
  • Build date: 07-07-2016
  • AP: G900T3UVS2GPG2
  • CSC: G900T3TMB2GPG2
  • CP: G900T3UVS2GPG2



This Over-The-Air OTA update build G900TUVS1GPG2 containing the July Security patch weighs at approximately 90 MB in size.


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 Tina and Camille]

Verizon Galaxy S5 Update G900VVRU2DPF4 Marshmallow Latest Security Patches

Verizon Galaxy S5 is getting another OTA update and bumped up the current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS from build version G900VVRU2DPD1 to G900VVRU2DPF4.  This update is said to optimize device performance and applies the latest security patches to which points out for the month of June fixes.

Furthermore, the June security maintenance package contains 29 Google and 9 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposure patches.  Some of it were classified as "Critical" while the rest are just at "High" or in Medium" severity.  So this update plays very important part to keep your device safe out of the said security vulnerabilities.

The following are the technical details

What New in Update:

  • Optimize the device performance
  • Resolve known issues
  • Apply the June security patches

Technicals details of the G900VVRU2DPF4 Android 6.0 Marshmallow update


Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900V
Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
Baseband version: G900VVRU2DPF4
Kernel version: 3.4.0-8025411
Build number: MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPF4



How to Update Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V to Marshmallow 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 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 so you may only navigate on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900V  Settings > System updates > Check for new system update.
  • Find “Software update”
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the settings icon.
  • Tap System update.
  • Tap Check for new system update.

It will automatically telling you that a new update is available. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

source: Verizon Galaxy S5 Update support page

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]

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.

Marshmallow Update to G900FXXU1CPD2 for Europe's Unbranded Galaxy S5 SM-G900F has begun

The long awaited Android Marshmallow update for the unbranded or factory unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F has just started in Europe. Earlier today, an unbranded firmware build G900FXXU1CPD2 which is based in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow has started hitting over the air. The said Android MM released are now initially available and are spotted heading to The Netherlands Galaxy S5 owners.  This is just a good indication that the rest of the European countries will received the said Marshmallow goodies these couple of days ahead.

The Android Marshmallow G900FXXU1CPD2 build is quite similar to the ones released on Vodafone Galaxy S5 update build G900FXXU1CPD3. It carries the same "kernel version" and has been process at the date but only differs in "baseband" version.  We have also found that released build G900FXXU1CPD7  in United Arab Emirates seems the most latest build compared to the latter and the former.  Below are the technical details of the said Marshmallow update buil G900FXXU1CPD2.

Technical details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update – Release build version G900FXXU1CPD2

  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 2, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPCH
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPD2
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPD2
  • CSC: G900FPHN1CPC4
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPCH

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.

This update were also packed with the latest security patches, to which addressed up to the month of April 2, 2016. It is being held available and might be released in phases for the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in The Netherlands but might as well also heading to the rest of European countries soon.

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.