Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update Starts Rolling Out

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Released in July 2014 with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini has been here for over two years now.

The Galaxy S5 Mini, as the name suggests, is the smaller or rather more compact version of the already compact Galaxy S5, at least according to today’s standards. The last time Samsung released a major update to this device was bringing over Android 5.1.1 Lollipop back in September 2015, but since then, nothing huge has come to this phone.

This is about to change as apparently; the South Korean tech giant has begun pushing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to this Mini phone. It is more than a year since Android Marshmallow came to life, however, Samsung only began rolling out the update to its flagships early this year. But as at the time of this writing, Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini users in Russia are currently receiving the Marshmallow OTA update on their devices.

The report comes from an XDA Developer Forum member who says that the Galaxy S5 Mini Marshmallow update comes with build version MMB29M.G800HXXU1CPI5. As you may have noticed from the build version, this OTA update is meant for the dual-SIM variant of the S5 Mini, which carries model number SM-G800H.

Since it is a major software update, it weighs about 800MB. As usual, the company recommends that you connect to the internet via a Wi-Fi hotspot, otherwise, make sure your cellular data is on an unlimited plan.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

Like other Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates, Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will receive features such as Doze mode, an enhanced Google Now on Tap, enhanced apps permission system, and many other system enhancements. As usual with OTA updates, not all Galaxy S5 Mini handsets with model number SM-N800H will receive the OS at once. So, if you happen to have not yet received the OTA notification, you can check manually by going to Settings>About device>Software Update and if the OS is ready for downloading onto your phone, a “Download update” option should show up. Otherwise, keep doing this until you see one, something that could take days or even weeks.

Once again, this update is currently rolling out to the dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy S5 Mini, however, the same should come to all other variants in the coming days or weeks.

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