The original Samsung Galaxy J5 gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update one year after release

The original Samsung Galaxy J5 gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update one year after release
It's been more than a year since Samsung launched the entry-level Galaxy J5 and few believed that the phone will receive a major software update, especially after such a long time. But if you own a Samsung smartphone, then you probably know that the South Korean company doesn't do well when it comes to quick OS updates.

The good news is Samsung has just kicked off the rollout of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy J5, the smartphone released back in June 2015 with Lollipop 5.1 onboard. From what we've been able to learn, the update is now being pushed in the Netherlands, but if you're living in another European country it's worth checking your phone and see if the Marshmallow is available.

The firmware version you should be looking for is XXU1BPI3, so simply head to Settings / About device / Software update and tap Update Now if the updates shows up on your Galaxy J5 phone.

Aside from the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow new features and improvements, the update also includes the September Security Maintenance Release. Also, you can expect to find a redesigned App Drawer, some stability improvements, and a very useful Doze mode that should prolong your phone's battery life.

Once again, although the update has only been spotted in the Netherlands for the moment, there's no reason for Samsung not to bring Marshmallow to the rest of the countries where the Galaxy J5 was sold, so keep checking your phone.



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Galaxy J5
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

"there's no reason for Samsung not to bring Marshmallow to the rest of the countries where the Galaxy J5 was sold" Unlike LG, who released Lollipop for L Bello (D331) only in Latin America, Turkey, and Russia!

3. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Not uncommon for LG. The G2 never received its Lollipop update beyond a select few countries either, and neither did the LG G Pad, which I personally owned and had to manually flash Korean firmware on.

2. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Better late than never.

4. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 454; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Not sure what model they're using but I've got the SM-J500F and It's had 6.0.1 for about 2 months.

5. Tizo101

Posts: 524; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

that's weird since the j7 had android 6 for sometime now

6. faizfahmi10

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 13, 2016

in Asia, only Malaysia have received the 6.0.1 update

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