Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 starts receiving update to Android 6.0

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 starts receiving update to Android 6.0
Sprint subscribers rockin' the Samsung Galaxy S5 should be happy. Their phone is in the process of receiving the update to Android 6.0. And that means that the device will receive Doze. For those of you who have been dozing, or dosing, this is a feature designed to increase battery life on your handset. This is accomplished by shutting down all apps running in the background once the device has been inactive for a spell.

Other new features include users being asked to approve or deny app permissions on a feature-by-feature basis, and Google Now On Tap. The latter uses the content on your screen to offer contextual search results. The new version of the software is G900PVPU3CPCA, and it includes the latest Google and Samsung Security patches and also kills bugs dead.

The update actually started rolling out yesterday and will be completed by May 19th. Boy, we'd hate to be the poor guy who has to wait over a month for the update when all of his pals have already installed it. Which brings us to the next point. Sprint wants you to know that the update is sent out in phases. We usually say "waves," but that word will suffice. This explains why some of you will be still rockin' Lollipop until next month. Sprint says that its customer care team has no idea when your phone will receive the update. In other words, do not call Sprint, crying that you're the only Galaxy S5 owner on the block without Android 6.0.

If it takes a while to receive the update, just keep in mind that Sprint hasn't forgotten about you. Besides, your phone will get the new build by May 19th.


source: Sprint via AndroidandMe

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  • 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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7 Comments

1. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

I have my dad's old Verizon S5 just for some to mess with (he just upgraded to the s7 edge & I have an s6) does anyone know when the Verizon s5 will have marshmallow?

2. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I would imagine sometime this month.....i have a Verizon s5 and jus got the s7....so i was wondering how to update rhe S5 when it can....cause right now OTA will not work......wondering if kies will work or pull my sim out of the s7 and put in the s5 to update it....any answers will be helpful

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung Kies does not work with VZW models of the phone. If you attach your S5 to you PC, it usually loads a hidden drive which contains VZW desktop software which can be used to update phone. Also look for your model here and maybe you can download it and use Odin to install. http://samsung-updates.com/

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

So let me get this straight. I was dying to get 5.1.1 and now and got rid of it a month ago. Now they skip 5.1.1 and go straight to 6.0.... I have the worst luck ever. rofl.

4. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

You got rid of your S5? They said ages ago the S5 would be getting 6.0 around this time of the year.

6. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Why would i upgrade? I already have build in powersaving and use greenify. And with regard to permissions. Isn't that upto devs why would I care. And last, Google now only works properly in English and is useless to me. So why would I nees now on tab? I think Google should spent less on this fluff and do really useful features.

7. skipE

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 10, 2016

I have tried 3 times to install it and when the phone restarts aftwr the download the little green android guy pops up and then it flashes up a failure message. Once that message disappears the phone stars up without being updated. Its frustrating because each time it takes over an hour to download. Anybody else having this problem?

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