Sprint rolling out Android 6.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S6

Among the top four US carriers, T-Mobile was the quickest to update the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to Android 6.0 Marshmallow (while Verizon took the crown for the Note 5), and we have been waiting for the other three to follow in T-Mobile’s footsteps. Sprint is doing so today, with its Galaxy S6 beginning to receive Android 6.0.1 over the air. The Galaxy S6 edge is probably getting the update too, but we don’t have a final confirmation on that just yet.

Sprint’s version of the update (build number G920PVPU3CPB6) is the same as the one that has rolled out to the unlocked Galaxy S6. Google Now on Tap, Doze, and an updated TouchWiz interface are among the highlights, and the update also changes the vibration pattern for when you get calls and messages. As noted in the changelog, there is no decryption option in Android 6.0, so you might want to decrypt your phone (from the Settings » Lock screen and security » Other security settings menu) before installing the update or risk getting stuck with an encrypted device for its lifetime.

You should be getting a notification for the Marshmallow update on your Galaxy S6 sometime in the near future, and you can also check in the Settings » About device » Software update section to begin downloading the 1235.87 MB update immediately. If you have already upgraded to Android 6.0.1, let us know your experience in the comments below!

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sam77744
2 months 10 days ago

got MM ota in india SM_g925i.tx samsung

remekremigiusz
2 months 13 days ago

XEO ???

EmiratesMobiles
2 months 15 days ago

I Got this update

motang
2 months 15 days ago

I got this update couple of days ago. Does Samsung use Google’s API for finger print reader or are they using their own like they did in Lollipop?

immascofield
2 months 16 days ago

I’d love a link to the os update to flash manually

enigmaco
2 months 16 days ago

Very annoyed with samsung. They are horrible as far as software goes, still waiting for the update for my t-mobile s6, and the samsung pay update for my gear s2 that was bought in October. Its ridiculous. Can’t decide if I’m getting the G5 or the new Moto X.

karthiksitian
2 months 17 days ago

Hi Abhijeeth,

When India is receiving the Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6..Android N trend started still we are in 5.1.1.. shame on you Samsung .
60% of marketing is done in India, Always India will be the last country to receive the update .

ZGRGTZGR
2 months 17 days ago

●Want to regret something very bad?
●Want to have a big disappointment?
●Want to waste hundreds of dollars for a phone that doesn’t get updates?
☆☆☆GET A SAMSUNG☆☆☆

thx2001r
2 months 17 days ago

My Galaxy S6 Edge (not Edge+) is updating on Sprint right now so I can confirm that.

troyboytn
2 months 17 days ago

T-Mobile USA has NOT released the Marshmallow update to any Galaxy device thus far. Please review your facts before writing in the future. ;-)

enigmaco
2 months 16 days ago

I was going to say the same thing, the way it looks they’re going to be the last. They have been in manufacture development for months.

edvexm
2 months 17 days ago

Still haven’t received MM on G920F Baltic

alastairgreen_Nexus
2 months 17 days ago

Just use ODIN and don’t be lazy

Giancagero
2 months 17 days ago

I’ve a Galaxy S6 Edge + and I got the upgrade yesterday (I Live in Italy)

oslamalo
2 months 17 days ago

Meanwhile the Note 5 for sprint is waiting and very disappointed

mk1980
2 months 17 days ago

Each “update” of android take more from us cause more issues and is not bringing real benefits just some marketing stuff.take away user options to choose and more battery issues over and over again…. confusing job and situation Google and Samsung please care more about customers. I am waiting fix update

mk1980
2 months 17 days ago

Decryption not adjusted before install I didn’t so I am stucked very annoying this .Samsug Google fix it you kicked my balls. And android OS and battery idle power draining on my s6 you kicked my bottery to ass. I was big fan of Samsung and Google but battery life bad and privacy stucking with encrypted device No Thanks! fix it please

harinsheth
2 months 17 days ago

Nexus got android N
My note 4 has 5.0.1 india and january security patch
I m going to buy android one for the sake of updates

georgidg97
2 months 17 days ago

What about the galaxy s5 plus (SM-G901F) When it will get android 6 0

unkjugi
2 months 17 days ago

does anyone know what is going on in UK? on firmware section of edge+ looks like is coming out for 3 states a day.. :-(

allendj81
2 months 18 days ago

NO, TMO US hasnt updated the GS6 or GS6E to marshmallow yet. So Sprint beat all the carriers in the US. Well done Sprint…..shame on you TMO US, they are lagging so much. Google just announced Android N, and GS6 owners in the US are still on Lollipop. Samsung just lagged it on marshmallow.

varun shah
2 months 18 days ago

What about Samsung Galaxy s6 in india??? Waiting…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Ruwin Daniel
2 months 17 days ago

Same here with the Indian note 5 :(

 
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