Verizon Rolling Out Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4, and Note Edge Marshmallow Update


Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge are some of the few Samsung-owned smartphones that are compatible with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. While the update has already been pushed to the unlocked variants of these devices, it has yet to reach some carrier-based variants.

In the U.S., Verizon recently started rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the 2014 Samsung Galaxy S5. This was long overdue as carriers such as Sprint, T-Mobile and just recently AT&T, had done their part in rolling out the new OS. Despite the delay, the OS is finally rolling out to Verizon owners of this flagship.

As for those using Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the story is also the same. The company is finally rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to this phablet. Just like the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 will be receiving this update over the air. The list does not end there as this year saw Samsung add a curved edge variant of the Note and named it Galaxy Note Edge.

Verizon is also pushing out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for this Note Edge variant. The update brings version VRU2CPD1 of the software to the dual-edge Note, joining the recently rolled out update to Samsung Galaxy S6 series and Note 5 users. With this update, you will now be able to enjoy a flurry of new features that include Google Now on Tap, Doze mode, App Standby, new apps permissions system and general performance improvements.

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As mentioned earlier, the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will be available as an OTA. This means that not all Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge units will be updated at once. In fact, some users are yet to see the notification more than a week since the update started showing up for Samsung Galaxy S5. So, it may take some time before it finally hits your Galaxy Note Edge.

If patients are not one of your virtues, you can visit the Settings app and from there, scroll down the menu to the About phone option and while in there, tap on “Software update>Update now” to proceed with a manual update. Remember, this will only work if the firmware for your device is ready, otherwise, you may still have to wait for the OTA notification or keep doing the manual check routine regularly until you find the update ready to download and install on your phone.

3 thoughts on “Verizon Rolling Out Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4, and Note Edge Marshmallow Update”

  1. The “Marshmellow” update for the Galaxy s5 is TERRIBLE! I am no longer able to connect my phone to my computer and exchange any files with the phone. When I plug the phone into my laptop, the phone is recognized, but when I double click the Samsung s5, all I get is a window advising me that there are no files available. Prior to this update and dating all the way back to when I first purchased the phone, I have been able to connect it to my computer and transfer files to and from the phone to either my SD card or the Phone (Device) itself. I can no longer do this. The only way I can add or remove files on my phone is to disassemble the phone, remove the SD card and then with an adapter plug the SD card into the USB slot on my laptop. This is very time consuming and impractical, not to mention annoying. What would possess Samsung to remove the users ability to connect their s5 directly to their computers and be able to access and transfer files directly to and from the phone/computer? I am hopeful that Samsung will correct this problem, quickly.

  2. I updated my Note 4 and all is very smooth with better battery life. I am able to connect to my PC and transfer files as I do many times being in real estate.
    I did do a factory reset right after the update and I reloaded everything so I would have a clean install. I did read that if you have security set for fingerprints, you should disable that until after the factory reset. The only issue I had was when I was unistalling preloaded games after the factory reset…they keep reinstalling themselves. I tracked down the culprit to the Verizon app “DT Ignite”, once I disabled it the games stopped reinstalling themselves. Other than that, no issues.
    I hope that helps.

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