The official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA Update is now being released for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini International models. Check the info posted below if you want to learn how to flash the new firmware manually instead of waiting for the update to arrive over-the-air in your region.
The Android 6.0.1 update is normally released in stages for all Galaxy S5 Mini phones running stock firmware, while those who are running custom ROMs need a different method to apply such update. For the updating process you will need to use the Odin app.
Check the following guidelines below in order to learn how to successfully prepare the device for the update:
- use this tutorial only with the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini devices.
– the International models are supported only.
– the model number of your phone can be verified under Settings> About Phone, and you need to make sure that SM – G800F is the one listed under Model Number.
- don’t use this post for other different Galaxy S5 Mini models.
- download Samsung USB drivers from here, and install them on your PC.
– installing the usb drivers will allow your PC to detect the phone.
- for the updating process you have to use the ODIN app.
– for ODIN to open on your computer you have to install the usb drivers and to enable USB Debugging from Developer Options.
– the Developer Options might be hidden on your phone, and you need to unhide it first: go to Settings> About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build Number section.
– return to Settings, scroll down and you will find Developer Options.
– open Developer Options, find USB Debugging and enable it, too.
- you can flash the update over rooted firmware, but you need to know that root access won’t survive the update.
– any custom Recovery that you might have installed on your device will be replaced with stock Recovery image instead.
- you can install official Android 6.0.1 OS update over custom ROMs, but you will need to Factory Reset the smartphone after the update is done.
– the Factory Reset steps are listed at the end of this post.
– the Factory Reset process will wipe clean the system partition, it removes the installed custom ROM and it forces your smartphone to boot in normal mode.
– Factory Resetting the Galaxy S5 Mini will not delete any data files from internal storage.
- if the Galaxy S5 Mini is running 100% stock Android, then you can continue straight to the next part of this post, as no data will be lost in the process.
- check the battery charge level of your smartphone and make sure that there is at least 50% charge left before the device powers off.
- read the whole tutorial and do not skip any steps.
- use this guide only in case you are an advanced user.
– we cannot be blamed in case you end up bricking your device.
Now that you’ve read the guidelines above, then you can check the whole tutorial below.
How to flash Android 6.0.1 MM for Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini G800F:
- Download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update archive file from here.
- After the download is done you can extract the archived contents and save them on your PC.
– you will obtain the Android 6.0.1 G800FXXU1CPK5 tar.md5 firmware update file.
- Download Odin 3.10.7 zip from here.
– unzip the contents.
- Switch off the device.
- Boot the phone in Download Mode.
- Open Odin exe on your PC.
- Connect your Galaxy S5 Mini to computer via usb cable.
– wait for Odin to detect the phone.
– if the smartphone is not detected by the computer, then you have to reinstall the Samsung USB drivers.
- In ODIN click the AP option.
- Now, find and load the G800FXXU1CPK5 tar.md5 firmware update file in ODIN.
- Hit the START button when you’re ready to begin Android 6.0.1 update for your device.
- When the installation is complete you can see the PASS alert shown by ODIN.
Reboot your phone in normal mode.
- Unplug the phone from PC and use your default login info in order to regain complete control over your device.
These were the instructions you had to follow in order to regain control over your device.
If the FAIL alert is shown by the ODIN app, then you will be forced to repeat the tutorial more than once. Make sure that in case you repeat installation, then you will make sure that your phone meets all requirements and you won’t skip any steps.
If the PASS alert is shown by ODIN, but your phone enters in a boot loop or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen, then you will be forced to Factory Reset the phone in the process.
The Factory Reset process wipes clean the system partition, but it won’t delete any data from internal storage of your device. The Factory Reset steps below need to be applied by those that have installed the update over a custom ROM, too.
Check the following info in order to learn how to successfully factory reset the phone:
- power off the phone.
- boot the device in Recovery Mode.
- select Wipe Data/ Factory Reset process.
- confirm process.
- reboot your device in normal mode.