How to install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta on your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge
Samsung has been known to drag its feet when it comes to bringing major software updates to its devices, but that doesn’t seem to be the case this year. The company just recently announced that Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners in the U.K. and in South Korea can beta test the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update if they’d like.
If you happen to live in the United Kingdom and own one of these two devices, we’ll walk you through the steps you need to take to install the Android 6.0 beta. Please be mindful that you should only do this at your own risk. Also note that you’ll need to have an unlocked version of the device with model number SM-G920F or SM-G925F. You can check this by heading to Settings>About device.
Now is also a good time to check if your device’s current firmware has the proper BTU product code. To do this, you can download this handy Device Info app from the Play Store, swipe to the Firmware section, then check the product code. If there is a BTU code mentioned after the model number, proceed to the next step. If your phone doesn’t have the BTU code mentioned after the model number on your device, you can still download the firmware, but there are a few hoops you’ll need to jump through. We’d recommend jumping to the source link below for more details on this process.See also: Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – December 18, 2015
Next you’ll need to download the Galaxy Care application from the Google Play Store. Once you pass the welcome screen, swipe through until you see the “Participate Galaxy Beta Program” tab. Click the Join button, the press the Registration button at the bottom. You’ll need to agree to the license terms, then you’ll be given the option to download the Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta at some point within the next 24 hours. Pretty easy, right?
Have you tried the Marshmallow preview on your Samsung device yet? If so, how are you liking it so far? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.