Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow update is apparently rolling out for users of Sprint network. This comes shortly after the same carrier started rolling out the update to last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
While the same is happening, the carrier is also rolling out security updates to its line of Samsung Galaxy Note smartphones, but it is the Marshmallow update on the Note 4 that is currently stealing the show.
If you own this 2014 phablet, it is now time for you to start enjoying the improvements and new features that this operating system brings to the fold. To know that your Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow update has been successful, the firmware version will jump to N910PVPU4DPC1.
Of course, not all Sprint customers who own a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will receive the Marshmallow update at the same time. The good side of the story is that the owners of this device will rest assured that the device will receive this update. This same update will also bring along the March Android security updates to this phablet, so make sure you download and install the new firmware.
Check for the Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow update manually
As mentioned earlier, this Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow update will not hit all Sprint customers at the same time. However, there is a way you can check if the update is ready for your device just in case you haven’t received the OTA notification yet.
To do this head to your phone’s Settings and scroll down to About menu. Tap on this menu to reveal more options, where you can now tap on the Software Update section. You will be notified whether the update is available for your device or not.
Sprint made an unusual move by jumping directly from Android 5.1.1 to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the Note 4 users, leaving Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware behind.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update brings quite a lot for owners of Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Among the highly regarded additions include Doze mode for efficient battery management, Google Now on Tap for easier access to information and much better app permissions system.
The Marshmallow update is about 1.4GB in size, which means that using a Wi-Fi connection is the best option when updating the Note 4 to this new OS. Also, ensure that your phone is at least 50% full or connect it to a power source during the upgrade.
While most carriers have been rolling our Marshmallow updates for Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Sprint is the only carrier to include Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in this rollout.