Sprint rolls out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the Samsung Galaxy S5 & S5 Sport

Towards the end of March, signs began to appear that Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow was finally making its way to the Samsung Galaxy S5. Though it's now a two-year-old handset -- a relic in smartphone years -- it doesn't seem long ago that Mobile World Congress played host to its introduction. If you're still hanging onto the S5 and are carried by Sprint, you'll be pleased to learn that the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is now being rolled out especially with folks like you in mind. 

The latest software packs an abundance of new features including the Doze battery-saving feature and Google Now on Tap. Since this is version 6.0.1, you also get a fresh set of emoji characters and Android's recent security updates. Visually, the changes are mostly evolutionary as opposed to radical, but the general consensus is that Marshmallow and Samsung's tweaked TouchWiz bring a clean, refreshed aesthetic over the preceding Android Lollipop arrangement. 

Having started out its life on KitKat before moving on to the aforementioned Lollipop, it's good to see that even at a time of one-year device life cycles, the very capable S5 is still getting the attention it deserves. Indeed, there are plenty of owners rocking much newer devices out there and still waiting, perhaps in vain, on Marshmallow's arrival. Thus, Sprint Galaxy S5 owners should count themselves somewhat fortunate that Android 6.0.1 is forthcoming. 

The build number of the update being sent out is G900PVPU3CPCA, and is almost 900 MB in size. If you have been waiting for this one, it might take a little time to reach you since, as ever, it's a phased update. 

As a side note, the Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport also appears to be getting in on the act, so if you own this rarest of beasts, head over to Settings app and check for the OTA.

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source: Sprint (1), (2), (3) via Android Police

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Galaxy S5 Sport
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(29h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. MarkRich89

Posts: 17; Member since: May 09, 2015

Blehhh. ...they suffered this device. I'm not even worried about updating.

14. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Wi-Fi calling improved ????

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'm impressed to see the Sport getting it at the same time (or even getting it at all) since these variations usually get second rate treatment

3. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Sprint is on a roll lately being first to update many of the Samsung Galaxy S and Note series before other US carriers.

11. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Yes.. The note 4 sprint variant was the first note 4 to receive the official MM update

4. warrenellis93

Posts: 544; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Im getting mine already on boost mobile version

5. warrenellis93

Posts: 544; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Wish they would give s5 the theme manager since new mid range samsung phones are getting it. S5 owners have been crapped on in design department and software

6. warrenellis93

Posts: 544; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

I think samsung should support the s5 for many more years as punishment for their blunder

7. GreatBigPhoney

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Yet I can't get Marshmallow on my Note 5 with T-Mobile. I'm sure it'll be available on the Note 6 I get until Samsung updates it to Android N 8 months later.

8. Billajr

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

I am with sprint and have a note 4 edge and still waiting and waiting.

9. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Loving Marshmellow on my Sprint S6. They did a really nice job with it.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They need to win over some customers. They just need to fix their network.

12. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Well nothing surprising or revolutionary in this regard apple still pushing updates for the 4s, they should also be pushing updates for the S3 and S4

13. IOSANDROID

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Keep dreaming thats one of the trade offs when you use android not even nexus phones get more than 2 years

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