We have some good news for the Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V owners, that the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is now being released by Verizon for all the Galaxy S5 G900V users and their devices can be updated now to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow VRU2DPD1 OTA Update. This update is live for Galaxy S5 through OTA (over-the-air) and KIES. But for some reasons, if the update is not yet available in your region and can’t wait for it to be officially released in your country then we have a detailed guide on how to flash the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow VRU2DPD1 OTA Update manually on Samsung Galaxy S5. In this guide, we’ll use Odin flashing tool to update Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5 came with Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset, Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, 2GB RAM, 16 MP camera and Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0.1 (Lollipop).
Ready to get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V then go ahead and follow the given guide. Keep in mind that we’ll use Odin flashing tool to install this update on S5. If your phone is rooted then the root access won’t survive the update. Also any custom Recovery you might have installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image.
|Model name||GALAXY S5|
|Build date||Wed, 11 May 2016 07:04:50 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2016-05-01|
You can use this guide for all the Samsung Galaxy S5 model number SM–G900V. Verify the device’s model by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
Things To Remember:
Warning: UnlockRoot will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy S5 during or after the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Proceed at your own risk.
Data Backup: Take a full backup of all your important data and settings like contacts, pictures, videos, music before proceeding to the rooting instructions.
Download and install USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S5 Verizon G900V on your PC.
Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.
Note:- If you can’t find Developer Options on your phone, then go to Settings > About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build Number. Go back to Settings and there you will see the Developer Options. Now you can enable USB Debugging.
If your Galaxy S5 is rooted, then after installing this update the root access will be lost.
any custom Recovery you might have installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image
Make sure that the battery level of your Galaxy S5 should be at least about 60-70 charged to avoid unexpected shutdowns during the rooting process.
Steps To Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA Update on Galaxy S5 G900V:
Step No 1:- First, download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G900VVRU2DPD1 firmware file and Odin flashing tool from the above-given links.
Step No 2:- Extract the firmware zipped file on the desktop of your PC to get a file like G900VVRU2DPD1 tar.md5. Now don’t need to unzip the tar.md5 archive.
Step No 3:- Power OFF the phone in order to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4:- Now, power ON the phone by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time, for a few moments. Your device should reboot in download mode.
Step No 5:- Run Odin tool on your PC as Administrator.
Step No 6:- Connect the Galaxy S5 using USB data cable with the PC and wait for Odin to detect the device
Step No 7:- In Odin, open “Options” tab. Find Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step No 8:- Next, click the AP button in Odin. Locate the G900VVRU2DPD1 tar.md5 update file and select it.
Step No 9:- Click on Start button to begin flashing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on your device. Set back and wait for the process to be completed successfully.
Step No 10:- The PASS message will be displayed on ODIN once the new firmware is installed. Your phone will reboot in normal mode.
Step No 11:- Disconnect the Galaxy S5 when the menu has appeared on your device.
Done! You have successfully updated Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA update manually.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issue or query regarding the above guide.