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Update Galaxy S6 G920I to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA Firmware

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA Update has been officially rolled out by Samsung for the Samsung Galaxy S6. This latest Android OS version is now available in Australia, Singapore, India and Latin America as you may know that these updates are being rolled out in stages and it may take some time to be available globally for all the Android phones. You can now update Galaxy S6 G920I devices via OTA (over-the-air) which brings new features and enhancements that should offer all Galaxy S6 users better Android experience.

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware is also available though Samsung KIES now but if for any reason, you are unable to get the OTA notification or the update is not yet available in your region then use the manual procedure that we’ve given in this step-by-step guide.

Please keep in mind that this is a complete unbranded firmware that should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs with this. The firmware update has no particular and noticeable changes but Samsung continuously making changes. Ready to get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Samsung Galaxy S6 G920I then go ahead and follow the given guide. Keep in mind that we’ll use Odin flashing tool to install this update on Galaxy S6 G920I. If your phone is rooted then the root access won’t survive the update. Also any custom Recovery you might have installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image.

Note:

You can use this guide for all the Samsung Galaxy S6 G920I model (Latin America, Singapore, India and Australia). Verify the device’s model by navigating to Settings > About Phone.

Things To Remember:

Warning: AndroidRO will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy S6 G920I during or after the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Proceed at your own risk.

Data Backup: Take a full backup of all your important data and settings like contacts, pictures, videos, music before proceeding to the instructions.

Download and install USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S6 G920I on your PC.

Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.

Note:- If you can’t find Developer Options on your phone, then go to Settings > About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build Number. Go back to Settings and there you will see the Developer Options. Now you can enable USB Debugging.

If your Galaxy S6 G920I is rooted, then after installing this update the root access will be lost.

Any custom Recovery you might have installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image.

Make sure that the battery level of your Galaxy S6 G920I should be at least about 60-70 charged to avoid unexpected shutdowns during the installation process.

Download Files:

  1. Download G920IDVU3EPF5 Android 6.0.1 for Galaxy S6 G920I (Latin America)
  2. Download G920IDVU3EPC8 Android 6.0.1 for Galaxy S6 G920I (Singapore)
  3. Download G920IDVS3EPFD Android 6.0.1 for Galaxy S6 G920I (India)
  4. Download G920IDVU3EPEA Android 6.0.1 for Galaxy S6 G920I (Australia)
  5. Download Odin3 v3.07

Steps to Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA Update on Galaxy S6 G920I:

Step No 1:- First, download the Android 6.0.1 firmware file and Odin flashing tool from the above given links.

Step No 2:- Extract the firmware zipped file on the desktop of your PC to get a file like G920IDVU3EPEA tar.md5. Don’t need to unzip the tar.md5 archive.

Step No 3:- Power OFF the phone in order to boot into Download Mode.

Step No 4:- Now, power ON the phone by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time, for a few moments. Your device should reboot in download mode.

Step No 5:- Run Odin tool on your PC as Administrator.

Step No 6:- Connect the Galaxy S6 G920I using USB data cable with the PC and wait for Odin to detect the device

Step No 7:- In Odin, open “Options” tab. Find Re-Partition option should be unchecked.

Step No 8:- Next, click the AP button in Odin. Locate the tar.md5 update file and select it.

Step No 9:- Click on Start button to begin flashing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on your device. Set back and wait for the process to be completed successfully.

Step No 10:- The PASS message will be displayed on ODIN once the the new firmware is installed. Your phone will reboot in normal mode.

Step No 11:- Disconnect the Galaxy S6 G920I when the menu is appeared on your device.

Done! You have successfully updated Galaxy S6 G920I to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA update manually.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issue or query regarding above guide.

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Aamir Jamal

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