T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates

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Good news, everyone! One week after the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge got their Android 6.0 updates, the Note 5 and S6 edge+ are getting their own tastes of Marshmallow.

T-Mobile is now pushing Android 6.0.1 updates to both its Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. The updates are both rather large, coming in at more than 1GB. As for what’s included, Note 5 and S6 edge+ owners can expect to find goodies like Google Now on Tap and improved app permissions.

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TmoNews readers with the Note 5 and S6 edge+ have pinged me to say that they’re getting Android 6.0.1, so if you own one of these phones, you should keep an eye out for your own update. Alternatively, you can check for it manually by going into Settings > About device, Software update.

Lots of Note 5 and S6 edge+ owners have been clamoring for their Android 6.0 updates for a while now, and that hunger for Marshmallow grew after the S6 and S6 edge got their updates last week. Thankfully, Note 5 and S6 edge+ owners only had to wait one week after the S6 and S6 edge got updated to receive updates of their own.

Have you gotten Marshmallow on your Note 5 or S6 edge+? If so, how’s the update treating you so far?

Thanks, Jesse, Dominic, and Matt!

Sources: T-Mobile (1), (2)

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  • Jess

    Vast improvements!

  • Marcelo_L

    Very nice update. Waiting to see how battery runs. What I will say is that if you turn off WiFi calling, it may require a reboot to be able to re-enable and use it. If that’s the case,they’re going to have to correct that, because it’s the sort of annoyance that WILL impact people’s effectivenss.

    I DO notice the GNote 5 a tad bit peppier, and that’s ALWAYS welcome. What’s also welcome is that it took less than a year to get MM for the phone. What’s odd, and I’m not the first to note this, is that all this time it’s said to have been in “Manufacturer development”, without TMobile stating it’s been in any “Carrier Testing” phase. You DID test this out before unleashing it, right TMo?

    • TatDude806

      That is an annoyance that TMO doesn’t want to keep us at least a little updated. But at least it is here… Took long enough!

      • MattPortland

        One thing I’ve noticed about T-Mobile is the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. If you order a phone it comes from Kentucky, but if you need to send it back it goes to Texas. If you have to sent back a warranty replacement it goes to Maryland, but Jump returns go to Pennsylvania. They’re very scattered.

        • red1998

          Or it could be that:
          T-Mobile has phone warehouses over the nation.
          Has 1 major warehouse for returns (Store returns all go to Texas as well)
          Warranty Replacements do differ. I’ve seen them go to Fort Worth, TX. This might depend on area and the need to get it checked in quickly so that it’s taken off the account.
          Jump returns would be sent to the company that’s actually buying the phones from T-Mobile (Believe it’s Assurant buying these phones) which means Jump returns would all be sent to them.

        • MattPortland

          I understand that, but they should be able to communicate with each other better. T-Mobile is a communication company.

  • alexqa123

    I just got the update on my S6 edge +. After it finished updating, my phone is extremely hot in temperature. Im also noticing a little bit of slowness, anyone else? I wonder if i have to reset.

    • angel

      Yea I noticed that also. Feels slow..hmm I wonder if there will be another update.

      • Kendahl Titcomb

        Clear you cache partition and make sure all themes and apps are updated. This took away all my issues

        • alexqa123

          thanx. I will try this.

    • Demian

      Did WhatsApp or Instagram get deleted because it said it will get deleted

    • MattPortland

      Phones are always hot after an update. The processor is doing a lot of things during the process.

  • SpaceGho5t

    According to the t mobiles software updates page the LG G3 is now in “T-mobile Testing” phase. Woo Hoo!

    • maciejkoziol

      For a week now it has been in testing

  • Kendahl Titcomb

    I went through and cleared my cache partition after along with making sure all my galaxy apps and Android apps had the proper updates and once all that my slow reactions and other issues went away. Now my phone is faster and smoother than it ever has been

  • Jason Caprio

    So before this morning I do my habitual software update check, expecting the same old result and shrugging it off, when all the sudden I see it downloading a 1.4GB update! I thought I was dreaming!!!! The phone feels smoother and more responsive, and battery life seems a bit better. Of course I have to test out the standby/doze overnight, but after such long painful waiting, our time has come!!!! Better late then never, but I’m still getting a Nexus for my next phone though. 6+ months is too long to wait for an update, but I’m still glad it’s finally here. :-)

    It goes to show the T-Mobile software update page is completely unreliable since it still shows the Note 5 in Manufacturer Development.

  • Guest #29

    Like others have said, once your apps update and you update your themes and do a restart your phone will be buttery smooth and back to normal. My phone was so laggy once it had installed the update, but letting it do it’s things and update everything and then doing the restart helped.

    I’ve got a problem though, on whatsapp… The names of everyone I chat with how have their phone number and their real name next to it instead of the custom name I put for them. Anyone else experiencing the same problem and is there a fix? I hate that everyone’s phone number appears. It’s the worst.

    • Diego Anza

      Yes, I had the same problem and I figured out what was going on. Under Marshmallow you have control over each and every individual access permission for apps. So what’s going on is after the update whatsapp isn’t allowed to access your contacts. To fix it go under settings-applications-application manager-whatsapp-permissions then enable contacts and any other thing you may want to use in the future like access to camera and the such. I hope this helps!

  • Rob

    It’s about time! Off to backup my phone and return it to stock so I can have a fresh start – currently running Marshmallow via the November bootloader and modem and the Canadian MM ROM.

  • SirMakoto

    when i delete a picture or a batch of pictures from the photo gallery, it freezes for a few seconds, has that been addressed in 6.0?

  • Jose Lugo

    yes, Note 4 up next!!! :)

  • BLackberry Priv

    New Unlocked BlackBerry PRIV (AT&T Branded) GSM Slider Android Smartphone $499 Daily Steals. GUess the writing is on the wall for BlackBerry – no updates coming for that phone.

    • Guest

      The 6.0 is coming to the Priv soon.

      • Mike

        Don’t hold your breath

  • Rob

    ODIN’d back to COKC and the update was there immediately. MM straight from a clean COKC install was slow so I did a factory reset from settings and its flying now. I would highly suggest backing up your device, upgrading to MM, then do a factory reset and restore your files if you want the best performance. Marshmallow is a major overhaul, not a minor update.

  • SirMakoto

    so my initial impressions aren’t that great. 1st, the fingerprint unlock is not by default, gotta use a pin or pw. 2nd, the edge screen button will be every screen/app now, rather annoying when i take screen captions. 3rd, whatsapp displays the person’s phone # instead of their name now. hopefully the list ends here.

    • trablezie

      U can cut off the edge side panel if u want to and whatsapp shows names still,maybe its something u have to do on your end.

      • SirMakoto

        Fixed the WhatsApp thing, thanks. What do you mean cut off the edge side? Like remove it? I already did that, but I wanted to see if there’s the option to display the edge on the home screen only like how it used to be on lollipop.

    • trablezie

      Seen person post this about whatsapp,Yes, I had the same problem and I figured out what was going on. Under Marshmallow you have control over each and every individual access permission for apps. So what’s going on is after the update whatsapp isn’t allowed to access your contacts. To fix it go under settings-applications-application manager-whatsapp-permissions then enable contacts.

  • mreveryphone

    Checking my spare s6 edge+…

  • Jake Fitzpatrick

    I updated my phone today. It is working fantastic and feels like a brand new phone. Everything is smooth and the screen seems much more vibrant. Hopefully the battery life is longer.

    Now to update the other Note 5 phones in our household …

  • Josh Emmert

    I updated my S6 Edge Plus to marshmallow and I have lost LTE signal. I have one other phone on my account and they have LTE signal

    • Kendahl Titcomb

      In checking my phone only shows 4G as well but when looking specifically at my Data connection it still shows an LTE data connection. So I think it is just a different signal icon and that’s all

      • Josh Emmert

        That’s what I’m thinking also. Plus I have the “Good Lock” app installed.

    • Rob

      *#0011# will tell you if you’re on LTE or not. If you’re not, *#2263# and make sure under Band Disable/LTE you hit reset which will make sure all bands are enabled then go back in and change Band Selection/LTE to Band 4 and check *#0011# again. If you have LTE, go and switch it back to Band Selection/ LTE/WCDMA/TDS/AUTO and that should fix it. If it doesn’t, check and make sure you IMEI in *#0011# says OK. If it doesn’t you will have to swap your phone. It happens sometimes with Samsung phones where the EFS partition gets corrupted by an update.

  • Jake Fitzpatrick

    I have one of those wireless chargers. Ever since the update today, it has been charging SUPER SLOW. Like, it has charged 4% in the last 2 hours. Anyone else?

    • Paul

      I charged mine, Note 5, over night and it was fully charged within 3-4 hours.

      You might try a reboot or see if anything is draining the battery.

      • Jake Fitzpatrick

        Yeah. Did not work. :(

        • Paul

          All i can possible suggest is a factory reset. You’ll have a clean fresh Marshmallow but you’ll lose most of your files and settings.

          That’s the only thing i can think of. Otherwise, mine is charging fine.

        • abolds4397

          Save all of your info in the cloud, then upload after the factory reset.

        • Paul

          Personally, I do no trust clouds. They don’t take things very cirrus, HA a lil cloud humor.
          But really, it’s a suggestion for sure but I don’t use a cloud. Should back up all files to a computer, reset, and then copy them back over.

          Any way you do it, a factory reset will delete files so everyone should backup.

        • abolds4397

          That’s very true! I hope you got your Note working right Jake.

        • Steve

          You can download the Samsung kies program from their website it works good

  • Jason Caprio

    This update has definitely made a MAJOR improvement in battery life. The phone feels smoother/more responsive as well. It got my vote! I recommend doing a factory reset if any issues are encountered because it is recommended on a major update to do that anyway, and that’s what I did. No issues so far.

  • Omegajb

    So far I’ve been happy with the updates, not crazy about the default color scheme but with the 3rd party themes it’s a small annoyance.

  • Philip

    Do you do factory reset and then install or install first then do factory reset? I plan to start a new either way.

    • Jason Caprio

      After the update, then factory reset. It will be a fresh Marshmallow then :)

  • Paul

    Over in XDA we have rooted the update. There are instructions to jump back in to root with recovery and SuperSU.

    • Rob

      It’s not like it’s that difficult since SuperSU 2.71 wasn’t patched (surprisingly). ODIN TWRP with auto reboot unchecked, 3 button combo for download mode switching to volume up as soon as the screen turns black, allow modifications, flash SuperSU. Done. Nothing really all that special.

      • Paul

        It’s to let people know that they didn’t lock the bootloader, and that going back to root is easy.

        Never said or alluded to it being difficult.

  • Rohit Nair

    Got the Update for Note 5 .. LOving it so Far but for some reason default Messaging app stopped showing delivery reports… I have to use 3rd part sms apps for it to show Delivery reports. Wierd thing is if i send message using 3rd party apps and after getting the delivery confirmation, if i go back to default app it shows the delivery report there as well .. Guess ill have to use 3rd party apps

    The thing is some of my friends have phones that support RCS Messaging or advanced Messaging as tmobile calls it and it was nice to be able to chat in real time like in whats app

    anyone know any 3rd party app that supports Advanced Messaging?

    • jonathan3579

      Clear data cache/data out of the stock messaging app and it’ll work again. (And won’t delete your texts.)

      • Rohit Nair

        Thank you,
        I tried it but it still dont work .. guess i have to go with Google Messenger..

  • I’m Just a Friend of Friend

    I think the problem may be with the Touchwiz it self. Being it such a heavy skin, it take awhile for Samsung to update their devices. Nerveless I’m glad it here!

  • Nick

    I am very happy with the update, my phone seems faster and fingerprint scanner for some reason feels much faster too.

  • Dave Molina

    the update is awesome – the phone runs faster and smoother – scrolling is less choppy. the fast charge seems to be working even better than before – at a slight quicker pace.

    • Dtrain

      Same here. Great update, super fast. Fast charged from 0-58% in 30mins. Doze is awesome as well. Phone went from 100% to 99% in 4 hrs of sleep time. Loving this update!

  • Kim

    Everytime I open my gallery, it says “unfortunately gallery has stopped” on my note5 :/ anyone know the fix?

    • Brad

      My phone lagged severely after update, works fine this morning no issues. My wife’s on the other hand is constantly disconnecting from networks and lagging severely.

      • mikejones1876

        Mine is too

    • Philip

      My gallery, I cant see other folders like the whatsapp. I have to install a 3rd app called QuickPic. I am going to do a factory reset and start anew after this update.

      • Kim

        Let us know if factory reseting works! :)

    • vinnyjr

      Try cleaning cache, may help.

  • vinnyjr

    How about the Note 4? I have both Note 4 & 5, the Note 4 is my favorite go to device. Kept it stock with Nova Launcher, the update would be great on this phone. Come on Samsung.

    • Brad

      Great update indeed, just now brings the Note 5 on participating with the Note 4…..The Note 4 is great without MM, I’d rather wait for the Note 6 than risking the Note 4….Should have kept mine

    • JMccovery

      Slowly coming along, hopefully it won’t be like MM for the Sprint N4. People are saying that Sprint’s specific build is a patchwork of LP and MM.

      • vinnyjr

        Thanks for giving me hope.

        • JMccovery

          Been trying out a port of the 910G’s MM update, and the guy that is doing the porting says that it’s also a mix of Lollipop and Marshmallow.

          I guess a Frankenstein Marshmallow is better than none at all.

    • T Redd

      Seems like the note 4 has been forgotten.

  • Philip

    It will not update over cell data, only on Wifi.

  • Phillip D.

    Update is generally great, but having terrible one-way audio problems when I make phone calls, which has to be a network issue rather than a phone issue. I am one of those dinosaurs who uses his smartphone as device for using that lost art of talking to people… :-)

  • vinnyjr

    I get great audio from T-Mobile phones. The best audio I get is on my Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. It is sharp, clear & loud!