Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge: Android 6.0 Marshmallow update available for download

Service message for all owners of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge: While the whole world for MWC looks in 2016 to Barcelona to watch the downstream devices, Samsung has finally pushed the switch to the widely used devices Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge with the update to provide 6.0 marshmallow on Android. We also offer the firmware for flashing manual for download.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge: Android 6.0 Marshmallow update available for download

Long it was announced now finally the time has come: the rollout of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow running for last year's Samsung flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on. However, not for all versions and apparently not via OTA update. At least Vodafone devices in Germany are currently but are already supplied.

Those who want to update now, should first of all start Samsung's official tool to GRAVEL successor SmartSwitch (Windows / Mac) and check there whether the update is available. If not, there are two options:

  1. Wait &# 8211; The rollout will start soon for your device
  2. Flashing via ODIN

Those who opt for the latter way, should know what he is doing, and have the process optimally already been performed. Nevertheless, once a warning in no uncertain terms.

Danger: This is an unofficial update path. Neither GIGA yet Samsung assume liability or responsibility for what you do with your device. At worst, you can offer your device bricken with this procedure, so permanently destroy, but other unwanted side effects can occur:

  • data loss
  • Loss of guarantee and warranty
  • Preventing future OTA updates

We assume that you are professionals, if you've read this far, so only a brief guide to dealing with ODIN.

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Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge firmware flash by ODIN

First, you load the full firmware down on his Windows PC. Then exit KIES or SmartSwitch if the program is still active. Now unzip the downloaded firmware package, turn off the Galaxy S6 / edge and "high volume" move by pressing "Power" + "Home" + "Volume Down" button and the corresponding display via the download mode. Start and connect the device via USB cable to the computer next ODIN on your PC with Adminstratorrechten. Now the real flash process can be started: Check that only "Auto Reboot" and "Reset Time" are checked in ODIN window by clicking on "AP" or "PDA" (depending on ODIN version) the extracted file with the load ending .TAR.MD5 and flash by clicking on "start" the firmware.

Now for the downloads that are each between 1.8 GB and 2 GB hard:

  • Galaxy S6 G920F Marshmallow &# 8211; France, without branding (XEF)
  • Galaxy S6 G920F Marshmallow &# 8211; UK, Vodafone (CD2)
  • Galaxy S6 G920F Marshmallow &# 8211; Germany, Vodafone (VOD)
  • Galaxy S6 edge G925F Marshmallow &# 8211; Germany, Vodafone (VOD)
  • Galaxy S6 edge G925F Marshmallow &# 8211; Europe without branding (XEU)

When in doubt, we advise you to flash a branding free firmware. Once more German firmwares available, for example, also for the Galaxy S6 edge +, we will resent it here and offer them for download.

When the update does not work

Last night we tried already the first available for the Galaxy S6 firmware (Vodafone branding, UK). but not the flash settled immediately by ODIN, the flash operation is always canceled hidden.img in the file. At XDA, we were lucky and were able to flash with a workaround yet.

The trick: the device AFTER the failed flash attempt reboot into download mode from the TAR.MD5 file the file hidden.img extract (if the pack does not recognize the archive, the file name extension of .TAR.MD5 in .TAR change) the extracted file then rename hidden.img.tar and again individually flash via ODIN. After that marshmallow should boot.

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What's new in marshmallow on the Galaxy S6 (edge)?

In addition to the introduced by Google changes in energy optimization and authorization queries, Samsung has improved its TouchWiz software. Who now runs a bit rounder and the Galaxy S6 Edge receives numerous new features for edge Sidebar. A downer but we noticed: in Samsung's camera app the option to receive RAW photos seems to be ceased in Pro mode, at least the corresponding switch is grayed out. Some third-party apps, such as Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom app, but can still take in RAW.

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