Samsung Galaxy S5 users should be aware that they will not be getting any further software upgrades other than the current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The 2014 flagship is now three years old and in fact, it is a blessing in disguise that Samsung has some love still left for the phone. Even though those using the Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X as well as Google Pixel and Pixel XL are getting ready to receive the update to this month’s security patch, it is now that those in Europe can get their hands on last month’s version as far as Samsung Galaxy S5 is concerned.
As noted, this is a minor update that will only bump your phone’s security patch level to the latest version alongside coming in with a few big fixes and performance enhancements. Other than these, don’t expect any new features from this small update.
Your Samsung Galaxy S5 will be updated to software version G900FXXS1CQB5, which is based on Marshmallow. Since it is coming out over the air, it will be gradual. It means that some devices will receive it ahead of others, but this shouldn’t bother you at all because in a matter of days, all Galaxy S5 units will have received the update.
In case you don’t see the OTA notification asking you to download and install this February Android security patch, you can try going the manual way. Here, you only need to visit the Settings of your phone and then scroll to the bottom where there’s an About device menu. Tapping on this menu item should you reveal a System updates menu where you can check for the update’s availability.
Even if it’s a small one, Samsung recommends that you make sure your Galaxy S5 phone’s battery is at least 50% full before proceeding with the download. You may also want to use Wi-Fi for internet unless you are using an unlimited data plan.