After a long wait, Samsung has released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 (G920F) and Galaxy S6 Edge (G925F) for various regions and carriers. If you have any difficulty updating your phone via OTA or Samsung Kies, you can update manually. Note that, as the firmware update requires stock recovery, you cannot install OTA update if your phone is rooted and custom recovery like TWRP installed, however you can update manually.
In this guide, we show you how to manually update Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with official firmware. The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is currently rolling out in the UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Croatia, Switzerland, and few other countries only. Other countries are imminent.
Once you updated your S6/S6 Edge to Marshmallow, your phone become incredibly fast and fluid. You will get new features like Samsung’s new browser with ad blocking function and Gear VR support, Cross App feature, new Edge panels, Doze power saving, new app permission feature, Google Now on Tap, visual changes, and more.
Manually Update Galaxy S6 (G920F)/ S6 Edge (G925F) to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Disclaimer: Follow the instruction at your own risk. We will not be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. It is recommended for technically talented users only.
a) Samsung drivers installed on the computer
b) At least 70% battery remaining
c) Enable USB debugging on Galaxy S6/S6 Edge (Go to Settings -> About -> tap 7 times on Build number to unlock Developer options. Now, again go to Settings -> Developer options -> enable USB Debugging)
2. Unzip the downloaded firmware file on your PC.
3. Download latest version of Odin (v3.10.7) [HERE] and unzip the zip file.
4. Boot your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge into Download Mode. To do so, turn off the phone and press and hold Home + Power + Vol Down buttons for few seconds.
5. Run the Odin3_v3.10.7.exe file by right clicking and selecting ‘Run as administrator’.
6. Now, connect your phone to your PC via a USB cable. Wait until you get a blue sign in Odin (If not, reinstall Samsung USB Drivers)
7. Select AP in Odin and choose the firmware file (with .tar extension) you have unzipped.
8. In Odin, make sure Re-partition is NOT ticked (tick only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes, see below screenshot for example)
9. If everything ok, click the Start button, sit back and wait few minutes. Once the Pass message appeared in Odin, reboot your phone.
Note: In case you get a Fail message, repeat all the procedure carefully and ensure that you have downloaded correct firmware.
Enjoy Android Marshmallow and its new features. Any doubt, leave it in the comment section below.