Showing posts with label Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Show all posts

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Beta Update for Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Now Rolling Out to UK's Participants

Those who have had participated the Galaxy Beta Program that has recently launched in UK's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge owners has just started receiving the said Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta update. The update is officially launched via Over-The-Air and it came out with build number MRA58K.G920FXXU3ZOL6 for the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F), whilst the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925F) has got the build number MRA58K.G925FXXU3ZOL6.

According to the initial changelog details of the Android 6.0 beta, it is said the new the Touchwiz provides enhanced usability, and an updated visual design. It has also mentioned the Quick Connect feature that will now easily finds and connect to nearby devices and previous connections. The Fingerprints are also added with more security protection, an alternative unlocked method of pattern, PIN, or password is now required to add fingerprints. Moreover, the Advanced Power Saving mode now restricts background data to extend battery life performance.

In addition,  it also advised that some apps like the Samsung Gear app is needed to be uninstalled and reinstalled as it may not work after the update. While on the other hand,  any other app that has also been installed via Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS may need to be updated via Google Play Store right after upgrading to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Technical details of Android 6.0 U3ZOL6 Beta Update:

Galaxy S6 SM-G920F
  • Android version: 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Baseband version: G920FXXU3ZOL6
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-6533158 dpi@SWHE2317 #1
  • Build number: MRA58K.G920FXXU3ZOL6
  • AP: G920FXXU3ZOL6
  • CSC: G920FBTU3ZOL6
  • CP: G920FXXU3ZOL6

Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925F
  • Android version: 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Baseband version: G925FXXU3ZOL6
  • Kernel version: 3.10.61-6533158 dpi@SWHE2317 #1
  • Build number: MRA58K.G925FXXU3ZOL6
  • AP: G925FXXU3ZOL6
  • CSC: G925FBTU3ZOL6
  • CP: G925FXXU3ZOL6

  • An improved Touchwiz  with enhanced usability and updated visual design.
  • Improved Quick connect for nearby devices.
  • Added Security protection to Fingerprints
  • An improved Advanced Power Saving mode that restricts background data to extend battery life.

Some noticeable changes: 
  • New Power Menu .
  • The colour of quick settings panel has changed.
  • Added with an option to enable or disable fast charging.
  • Added customisation to lockscreen app shortcuts.
  • Now supports images in RAW format.
  • And more....

There are also more things we are still keeping an eye out of it like the overall battery life performance which is too early to tell if it will stay much longer.  And noting, that this firmware are still in beta and still in the process into the finalisation stage. So that's it for now, we'll just keep you updated about this Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates.

Update G920FXXU2COI1 Landed in Poland's Galaxy S6 SM-G920F, Might Be The Android 6.0 Marshmallow Preparation

The Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F got a new update to build G920FXXU2COI1 to which only seen  released in Poland by now. The update is still an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop base, but since the Android OS will soon evolve to Android 6.0 Marshmallow some users expecting that the said Android 6.0 is getting closer to its release and wider availability for the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge plus.

According to some reports, Samsung is eventually had started working the Android 6.0 Marshmallow for their newer Galaxy flagships. Now, when there is new firmware release but while still under in a soaked test period, Poland is actually the chosen country to run it first as it where many Android developers reside. This is due to the facts that some previous devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S5 also got the first update in the aforementioned countries.

But, since Google owns the Android it is expected to come first on their own new and upcoming devices this year before it could actually hand over to Samsung and other Android Smartphone. So we have a doubt the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 edge plus will get its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update this coming December 2015.

So anyway, here are the technical details of the update build G920FXXU2COI1.

Device name: Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G920F
Android version: 5.1.1
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5758468
Baseband version: G920FXXU2COH2
Build number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2COI1

Noticeably, looking at the G920FXXU2COI1 build details its has the same baseband version to the recently rolled out build G920FXXU2COH2. But the kernel version has jumped up to staggering changelist to "5758468" as we compared to the former that only got the changelist of "5599585" on its kernel.

Here is the update build G920FXXU2COH2:
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU2COH2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-5599585
Build number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2COH2

How to Update the Galaxy S6  (SM-G920F) to build G920FXXU2COI1

  • Ensure to recharge your phone first.
  • Do not forget to backup all of the important data that were stored in the device memory.
  • Your Galaxy S6 must still run on the official software version and has not been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware.

Updating the Galaxy S6 via Over-The-Air (OTA)

This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 to the latest software version.  This method is what we called Firmware Update  Over-The-Air and so-called as FOTA or simply OTA update. In most often cases, a notification message will be directly sent out to you by your network provider and by Samsung itself, telling you that there is a new update that has now available for download.  This approach requires you to prepare a strong WiFi connection,  and so it might happen sometimes that one did not receive any software update notification messages; (1) If and when the device is out of range during the software update roll out  period, (2) Automatic update has been turned off in the device Settings.
However, We can still manually check for the update instead.

Here’s how to do it manually:
  • From your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for an update.

It will then notify you that a new update is available for download. But it also says that “Your device software is up to date“, and there is no software update is yet available for grab. You can simply choose Download and Install now if you do so or else Install later if you want to get the update in later time.

But if ever you might have had received this message while checking software update that says something like “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.”  This is a warning message that only appears for those devices that have been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot the Galaxy S6  first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Update the Galaxy S6 using  a Computer via Smart Switch for PC

Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to choose the one that is specifically built for computer, depends on what you have either a PC or Mac.  Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need to do is to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 on your  computer using the supplied USB  cable.
  1. Open Smart Switch in your computer.
  2. Connect the Galaxy S6  into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.
  3. Smart Switch will automatically prompt you if the update is available. Just click on the “update” then the “OK”  button to begin updating your Galaxy S6.

Once the update is made, you may now check the technical details of the new update, from Home screen  simply touch the Settings gear icon and then tap About device.