Verizon Galaxy S5 finally sees Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Verizon Galaxy S5 finally sees Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Even though there's a tendency to bemoan the high price of flagships from big-name brands, the mere popularity (and power) of these handsets often equates to extended software support. As such, older devices such as the nearly-two-and-a-half-year-old Samsung Galaxy S5 can still enjoy the sweet taste of the latest Android 6 Marshmallow. With T-Mobile and Sprint both having recently furnished GS5 owners with the latest flavor of Google's firmware, Verizon has now finally taken the plunge as well. 

The smartphone market, and the consumer market in general, is designed in such a way that things become obsolete very quickly. As such, in mobile terms, the Galaxy S5 is something of a relic. But with a full-HD display, excellent camera with 4K video and waterproof housing, it's little wonder that many S5 owners have felt compelled to hang on to the device. If you're still rocking the Galaxy S5 carried by Big Red, a sizable care package is on its way through cyberspace. 

Software version MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPD1 brings users up to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This means you get all of the features of Android 6.0 including Doze and Google Now on Tap, along with the smaller additions added with the 6.0.1 bump. 

The update should reach you very soon if it hasn't already. As ever, you can push things along by opening the Settings app on your S5, navigating down to About device, and checking manually for your update. 

The full changelog, meanwhile, can be seen at the source. 


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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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17 Comments

1. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

How can I update my Verizon S5 if it is not connected to the carrier anymore.....I upgraded to the S7 but would like to update the S5 because it is still used as a wifi device

2. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Odin, or Smart Switch/Kies. You should still be able to OTA update even if you've changed carriers, no?

8. Carlitos

Posts: 626; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

No Verizon won't allow it :/

9. Lauticol

Posts: 403; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

You need to download the OTA file from XDA, and then flash it with Odin. Really easy actually.

17. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 635; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Why not just root+twrp then flash the latest CM13? Its very stable now and much better performance than stock with all the touchwiz layers and carrier-installed apps. Plus you can enable and disable root privilege at your discretion any time in developer settings.

3. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I'm with Verizon now...S7.....my S5 was with Verizon....but an OTA doesn't work....says something like not connected

4. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Have you tried swapping in the SIM?

5. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The sims are different sizes

6. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The s7 is smaller.....would that make a difference

12. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes that will make difference, there are two options to flash update using ODIN, 2nd will be to get sim adapter, put it in S5 and get the OTA update.

15. Junito

Posts: 143; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

You can always cut the sim, and get a cheap sim adapter from Amazon

16. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The s7 has a nano sim and the s5 has a micro sim...

7. brasstax

Posts: 536; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Shame Samsung... so it releases Marshmallow for a 2014 phone now, when Android N is round the corner? I guess i need to wait till next year to get Marshmallow for my Tab A then.

10. Shocky unregistered

Galaxy S5 was a flagship phone. Galaxy Tab A is a piece of crap. That's why.

11. Clars123

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

you clearly missed the Verizion...other variants of the S5 were updated a while ago

13. Rich123

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

The update became available OTA at 12 PM (noon) EDST today, May-31-2016. I downloaded by WiFi and installed it. It looks like the download was about 1.4 GB. All seems to be working. I am using Nova Launcher and that got carried along. It looks like 6.0.1 freed up some device storage. I had 5.31 GB free out of 16 in 5.0 and now 5.76 GB in 6.0.1. I will do a factory reset and reinstall all my Apps, It is the only way to ensure a clean setup.

14. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

C'mon AT&T get yourself together and upgrade my s6 active, tired of nova launcher even though it's the same minus optimization...

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