T-Mobile Galaxy S5 receiving its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update


The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge aren’t the only Samsung phones being updated by T-Mobile today.

T-Mobile says that it’s now pushing Android 6.0.1 to the Samsung Galaxy S5. The update includes all of the goodies that you’d expect when you move it Marshmallow, like Google Now on Tap and Doze mode battery optimizations. Also included is May’s Android security patch and a “Device slowness fix”.


This update is more than 1GB in size, so if you’ve got a T-Mobile GS5, you may want to track down a speedy Wi-Fi connection before starting the download. To update, you can wait for Android 6.0.1 to be pushed to your phone over the air, or you can update manually. To update manually, go into Settings > About device > Software update, or load up Samsung Smart Switch on your PC.

We’ve known that the Galaxy S5’s Android 6.0 update was in the works for a while now, but it’s still nice to see the rollout begin. The GS5 is more than two years old at this point, but it’s now getting the latest version of Android and some new features, giving it a new lease on life.

If you’ve got a Galaxy S5, let us know when Marshmallow makes its way to you!

Thanks, John and Luis!

Source: T-Mobile

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