Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow beta probably released by mistake for the Galaxy S5

Earlier this week Samsung announced that it was seeking beta testers in South Korea and the United Kingdom, only those who had unlocked variants of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge could take part in the program to test the Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta firmware. We have already posted a guide on how you can get the Marshmallow beta on the aforementioned devices even if you’re not in the UK or South Korea. Samsung isn’t running a similar beta test program for any other device but it appears to have sent out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow by mistake to a rather lucky guy. That’s not unsurprising considering that about three weeks ago someone with the Galaxy Note 4 received a beta build of Android 6.0.

We have been told that this beta firmware arrived over the air, and it’s possible the same method was used to seek this update which we have already covered in a guide for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, the only two devices that Samsung is supporting in the beta program. It’s also a possibility that it just might be a port of the firmware that has already been released for the supported handsets. Android 6.0.1 beta on this Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) does look legitimate for all intents and purposes so most likely it’s a test version that has been pushed out by mistake. It goes without saying that the Galaxy S5 isn’t going to be receiving this update any time soon, so we can chalk this up as a fluke.

Update: The Android security patch version is listed as “1 January 2016″ on the device, which is a major indication this firmware isn’t fully final and/or isn’t an official firmware either, since Samsung only recently updated its flagships with the December security patch and it’s unlikely even Google has released the January security patch.

Thanks, Hicham!

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Altair571
5 months 15 days ago

fake because when he play the easter egg game there is a plus sign(0.37) and in the real marshmallow there is no plus sign

r1998
5 months 16 days ago

galaxy note 3 SM-N900 must get this update. android 5.0 is buggy and disastrous problems so please provide marshmallow update or at least 5.1.1 ?

Faisal 123
6 months 13 days ago

S5 900H upgrade 6.0 with these things.

Faisal 123
6 months 13 days ago

SAMSUNG..
Please Upgrade Galaxy s5 with the new touchwiz UI .. and Themes support …please Include A ( New Settings Stock app ,Music stock app, Gallery , Contact , Message, Clock and all which are include in s6 ) we has waiting from a long Time ..
… if u dont make it then what the base of Marshmallow 6.0 and what the motive to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 …if u dont make it then keep it 6.0 own pocket..

fahmi rizaldi
6 months 22 days ago

indeed real marsmhallow release for samsung s5

snoopersonalizados78
6 months 22 days ago

Samsung, this sucks, garbage not worth buying, I have S5 Mini Duos G800H, there is no update this model, and the GPS DOES NOT WORK.

fernandrumss
6 months 23 days ago

Note 3 n900w8 Android 6.0 plase!

amiro2014i
6 months 24 days ago

note 3 please ♡♡♡♡ update…..

amiro2014i
6 months 24 days ago

please note 3 update please …. note 3 very good smart phone …….

Faisal 123
6 months 25 days ago

Really disappointed samsung… old Touchwizz Provide in 6.0 version to s5… really shame on you. …
If u prove own …then makeup with new touchwizz with theme support for s5.

sanayp
6 months 25 days ago

This is real Samsung firmware and not ported as if ported the model number will be of ported phone.

SamMobile1811
6 months 25 days ago

This is a Ported S6 Firmware on S5.. Check XDA for more Info

hoangnh2011
6 months 25 days ago

G9008W- Sam Sung Glaxy S5c PDA/ CSC: NF8/ NF6 has no update to 5.0 now . My current firmware is 4.4.2.

apurbalive
6 months 25 days ago

Good job, i also use samsung galaxy s5 (SM-G900F). Thanks Samsung But add theme support on galaxy s5

faisalrm3
5 months 6 days ago

same model i have……. how i update..??…

mightyabhi
6 months 25 days ago

Where did u read its finished for g900h. We got g900h android update after every s5 in the world got it

HFL087
6 months 25 days ago

Leaked list online said it final approved and but official out on April 2016

Gilllou
6 months 25 days ago

cyanogenmod!

antonmassoud
6 months 25 days ago

This seems so fake

matiasc1934
6 months 25 days ago

Samsung sent by mistake 5.1.1 Lollipop My Grand Prime which still has 4.4.4 Kitkat ….

alastairgreen_Nexus
6 months 24 days ago

S5 is High end while the Grand Prime is mid-end device so S5, S6 and up should have priority in receiving beta updates

thegeneral2010
6 months 25 days ago

So both note 4 and s5 are not getting the new touchwiz while low and midrange phones of this year are getting it how cheap is this company iam moving to nexus.

nado84
6 months 23 days ago

It’s been this way for a LONG time now. If you want the newer touchwiz then you will need a newer phone. I don’t ever recall TouchWiz being updated on any Galaxy devices to match newer phones.

JaRy83
6 months 25 days ago

Samsung please bring new touchwiz and theme support on the original S5 pleaseeèeeeeeeeee !!!!!!!!

gtone339
6 months 25 days ago

Support this!

apurbalive
6 months 25 days ago

You are right, Please do this samsung.

anestezi
6 months 25 days ago

But this is unfair…!!! Should be given to all s5 :))) good update but everyone (s5)

gtone339
6 months 25 days ago

Should be a solid update for the Galaxy S5, just like 5.0 Lollipop.

gtone339
6 months 24 days ago

Why the negative votes?

rabindrajackson
6 months 25 days ago

Need theme support for every 6.0 samsung mobiles

asimrock
6 months 25 days ago

Note 4?

hadiyev94
6 months 25 days ago

when can I get this?

Phoenix2
6 months 25 days ago

Wow, that was a boring walkthrough. Basically sat swiping the homescreen or settings for half the video. No Now on Tap demo, no permissions demo or anything Marshmallow-related except the easter egg.

That aside, I somehow doubt that this is all they’ll change for the final release. You’d think they’d at least bring the white notification shade over.

 
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