Samsung has got the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users one step closer to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Just today Samsung started accepting the users for the Marshmallow beta public program. Samsung started rolling out the beta version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow to all the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users inside UK. If you’re living inside the UK and you also happen to own a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, there may be a great chance for you to taste the sweetness of Marshmallows right away. In order to request Samsung to accept you into the beta program, you’ve to follow a complete procedure. Once you’ve requested Samsung, it’s entirely up to Samsung to accept you for the program and roll out the update to your phone. So far Samsung has accepted in a plethora of users, so chances are pretty high that if you try it right now, you’re going to get Marshmallow on your S6 or S6 Edge. We’ve found the method to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta on these phones. We will be showing you the method in a while, but before going ahead we will have a brief over-view of what you’re going to have in this Marshmallow update.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge includes a whole new UI. Samsung has revamped the TouchWiz UI once again in accordance with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There are performance and battery consumption enhancements. TouchWiz includes less bloatware and the software is much smoother then before.
In order to be able to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your S6 or S6 Edge, your phone must be running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop BTU firmware. You can download the BTU firmware from here and use this guide to install this BTU firmware. Let’s have a look on how to get yourself enrolled in this Beta Android 6.0 Marshmallow program.
- First of all check your device’s model number under Settings > More / General > About Device. Make sure that your phone is Galaxy S6 SM-G920F or Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F. Also make sure that you’re not using any carrier branded phone. Your phone should be an unlocked variant.
- After checking the device model number, you’ve to check the firmware version. You can check the build number or baseband version in the About Device section and find out the BTU code. If your device isn’t running on the BTU firmware, you can use the guide linked above to install it.
- Now download the Galaxy Care application and install it on your phone. You can either download it from the Google Play Store.
- Open the newly installed Galaxy Care application from the app drawer and follow on-screen instructions to get into the main menu of the application.
- Now swipe through the featured slider of the Galaxy Care application which is showing different pictures, you will find the a picture having this caption “Participate Galaxy Beta Program”. Tap Join button next to it.
- Once you’re in the beta program screen, tap the “Registration” button at the bottom and agree to the license terms. That’s all! You’re all set to get the download option for beta Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Samsung will review your submission and provide you the beta Marshmallow update within next 24, so wait patiently.
That’s all. Let us know if this tutorial worked for you or not. Also, if you’ve got your hands on Android Marshmallow, do inform us with your experience.
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