Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow reaches the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 and Telus Galaxy S6

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow reaches the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 and Telus Galaxy S6
Android Marshmallow's roll-out has steadily gained some traction over the past couple of months, particularly in the case of Samsung's big guns from last year. Those rocking the Galaxy S6 with Telus in Canada are now finally getting in on the act, along with T-Mobile-carried owners of the Galaxy Note 5

A number of carriers have already rolled out Android 6 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6, though Telus customers have been left out in the cold. The firmware was supposed to have arrived back in early March, but as is so often the case with Android updates, managed to hit a few bumps on its way out. 

The Galaxy Note 5 on T-Mobile is also now seeing some long-awaited Marshmallow loving, and with both Telus' S6 and T-Mo's Note 5, the very latest version 6.0.1 is on the menu. So along with Doze, Google Now on Tap, individual app permissions and the many more substantial features of Marshmallow (as you can see here in a tad more detail), updaters will also get the new emoji pack added with Android 6.0.1. Smiley face

As ever, it may take a while for your device to receive the update. The wait could be anywhere from a few minutes to a few years days, though you can perhaps take some comfort in knowing that it's actually now on the home straight. If you'd like to be a tad more proactive, you could try to force the update by navigating your way through Settings --> About device --> Software update to see if the bundle is ready for you. 

Related phones

Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I got my EX S6 Edge + (International Version) updated before more than a month. Does it take T-Mobile that long to push updates for the small additions in their software?

3. WPX00

Posts: 513; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

The Edge+ got it first in most regions if I'm not wrong. Have the update on the G9287C dual SIM, but not the single SIM Note 5 N920I or the dual SIM N9208.

2. patrickf3

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

I've been waiting a long time for my Note 5 to get the update, it is about time.

4. tyrionTheWise unregistered

2 months late. And even after that I'm hearing that the phone is lagging after update.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

On my Verizon Note 5, it's incredibly smooth and fast, but battery isn't as good since the second MM update.

8. tyrionTheWise unregistered

My comment only applies to the T-mo variant. The battery life and performance is absolutely fantastic on my international s6.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Doesn't your device still work? Devices don't break just because an update becomes available. Just be patient. All the feature on yoru phone are working. What's the rush? Would you rather have a rush bug plagued update like iOS users are haing where they've received 9 updates in 7 months? or would you rather wait 9 months and it be right the very first time? STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT SOMETHING SO PETTY as an update, that no law or EULA, says you should even get in the first place. if you are in a rush, go buy an S7, it has Marshmellow on it already.

14. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Do you read comments before replying. Read what I said. Now understand it. Now read this: Samsung has made the stable update available since Feb 20th for the S6. All the international variants got the update before March 20th and even Sprint and Verizon in US updated them in late March. Not to mention those work perfectly. I have an international S6 and got the update on march 14. The update works perfectly and I even got the April security patch along with a battery enhancing update a week ago. What I mean to say is: Samsung is not to blame here. They pushed the update late but it was worth it. However, I'm upset at T-mobile. Not only did they take 2 months more to get the update to seed, they also broke the update, making the phone laggy. Sorry, but if you have to wait 7 months for an update and it's so bad, it's not petty. If I was on T-mo, I would never buy their phones. In fact, I would never buy a carrier phone anyway. Unlocked variants are cheaper, work with T-mo network, get faster and stable updates and no bloat. These guys should provide incentives to buy their carrier variants by exclusives, not make people not buy their phones.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I read it and understood it. You said you HEARD it was laggy. Have you downloaded it and installed it yourself? I never go by what I "hear". I'm downloading so I will let you know MY experience. As a rule I never do in-place installs. I have notice when you upgrade Android with all your data in place, the phones do get slow until everything is optimized again. I always backup, then I connect phone to PC and copy all directories, then factory reset, set the phone up and new, download and install the update, test it for up to an hour and then I restore all my stuff, Takes longer, but doing this has given me zero issues since using Samsung phones. I do this with iPhone/iPads and PC's too.

17. tyrionTheWise unregistered

I saw a video and it stuttered. Also people on sammobile are complaining.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So I completed my update about 30 mins ago and used the phone. At that point I only updated the pre-installed apps. Still was running fine after 30 mins of usage. I am now restoring my backup. Based on the fact I have over 8000 text messages in my messaging app, I know it slows the device down some. But so far I haven't seen any slow down. It has been quite snappy compared to how it was. But of course, I haven't put all my things back. After all my apps are install, I have roughly 32GB of open storage. Will keep you posted. I can post a video too. I am not saying some people may or not be having issues with update; but I am sure they all did in-place upgrades which means all the apps will have to be re-optimized over time. Instead of waiting for that to happen, I factory reset my device and install them fresh by recovering my backup. Most people don't do it the way I do. It takes longer, but I end up with far better result. I never do an in-place upgrade of firmware with my data in-place. I always backup, reset device, copy all folders, upgrade, update and then restore backup. I have Smart Switch doesn't restore the device to the same condition it as, as far as apps being in the folders they were in when I did the backup. This is one thing amongst others that iTunes/iCloud backups has over Android/Samsung/Android-OEM backups.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So I'm back to give you an update on my upgrades. So I upgraded 2 Note 5's and I got a difference experience from both. But in the case of the second, it is because my wife holds on to way more crap than I do. So I did the same process for both. I use Smart Switch on my PC to backup both devices (I didnt do them both at the same time), i then copy all the contents of the storage to my PC to a folder, reset the device, do the initial setup, download the upgrade and install. Use the phone for maybe an hour to see its performance and then restore my backup. When I did my phone, everything went perfect and when I restore my backup, nothign changed as far as performance. But when I did my wife's phone I to different results. I sis the same steps, but it did seem like it was lagging a bit. So I powered it off, and I booted into recovery and I erase the storage and I did it again and it came out perfect the second time. Then when I restore her backup it was laggy too. But she also had 28Gb worth of media, which I removed and she had saved over 7100 SMS messages which I backed-up and also removed and after a reboot it was perfect. The only thing I am seeing right now, is it seems like the browser (Samsung's), is taking longer to load some webpages even on WiFi. But I will see if it persists. Other than that, it seems to be moving faster than it did on 5.1.1.

25. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Note 5 was always a fast device. I was talking about the s6 in particular. But good to hear that the note 5 runs good. My S6 with marshmallow runs like a dream. I have got two updates after marshmallow though( one april patch and one recently which improves battery life and memory management). ^ Above is the reason I hate carrier phones. International variants are just better to get updates.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's not late. It's whenever they release it.

18. tyrionTheWise unregistered

When you buy a flagship, you buy it for a good software experience, not carrier bloated delayed crap

5. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Still waiting on at&t, never gonna buy carrier phone again.

6. TimidUser unregistered

Same here. Love the note 5. But I should have held on to my unlocked G4.

9. handsomparis

Posts: 129; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

I just check and it still saying manufacture development

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You sure? I've never know it to say anything other than, You have the latest version or it just starts downloading. Are you using an International version on T-mobile?

12. handsomparis

Posts: 129; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

I was referring to t mobile website but let me check my device

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Finally! T-Mobile had been first with updates before. But hey, I rather it take forever and be right vs rushing and it be wrong, 9 times over. Now, after I apply my update, my device will work perfectly and won't need another update to fix anything. Can Apple users say the exact same? Oh I heard Apple is working on 9.3.2 many patches, so little time. HAHA! BUSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1860; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

S6 Edge+ is cooking too...

21. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Is anyone know if Android marshmallow will arrive to note5 in Europe???

22. handsomparis

Posts: 129; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

Is the always on feature on 6edge plus ?

23. jonathonpower7

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

Waiting for Note 4 international version!

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