How to install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta on your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge

by: Jimmy WestenbergDecember 23, 2015
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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.

Android 6.0 marshmallow logo DSC_0126See also: Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – December 18, 2015137

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.

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    if it’s UK only, you should add that to the damn title

    • Mostafa

      actually not you can download the BTU UK version for your galaxy s6 or edge and then do these easy Steps

  • A tech god

    As El said fix the title

  • Ryan Hadwick

    Utter bollox my model is a 920ff UK and I live in the uk and the app is not compatible with my device, check youratorys before printing RONG INFOMATION!

  • tav gadaleta

    As long as your device is either a g920f or a g925f you can flash btu firmware like any other Samsung device. De-brand ftw!

  • jaywinjv

    You can flash btu UK firmware without voiding warranty if you have g920f or g925f unlocked international variants. Go to SamMobile for better instructions.

  • I did have BTU … but I recently flashed the EE firmware so that I could benefit from the WiFi Calling!

    • Tony Bennett

      did the wifi calling work after you flashed EE software

      • Yes, it worked straight away and actually works quite well on the underground :)

        • Tony Bennett

          Hi thanks for the info might flash my phone later thanks

  • Benjamin Lim

    For UK customers, Galaxy Care is on Galaxy Apps not Play Store

    • maggg

      it is in the playstore

      • Benjamin Lim

        No it isn’t, just double checked. UK Play store is different from US

        • maggg

          I live in the netherlands. It is in the playstore but not compatible with my galaxy s6 edge

  • gils

    For crying out loud, could the OP or a mod please change the heading/title of this post to something LESS misleading and MORE geographically accurate..!?

  • Scr-U-gle

    I get a full year worth of laughs at the balls up that is android updates.

    Basically, buy a new phone.

  • Oliver Hyde

    And Galaxy Care is incompatible with all devices…

  • p3ncilcase

    Has anyone actually been able to get Galaxy Care installed at all ? Seems to be incompatible with the Edge variant, or does it only show up if has the BTU code?

  • Avieshek Rajkhowa

    Someone, pls suggest them ‘true-Black’ notification panel as opposed to ‘pure-White’ (Man! its AMOLED screen and they are still after the aesthetics of Apple, now iOS)

    Or atleast, include a separate dark-mode to include the option.

  • Elton

    beta program has closed already :(

  • abdulla

    i bought a s6 but the phone had a sim lock and it’s been unlocked
    and the firmware is rooted if i unrooted it and install the official marshmellow well my phone sim lock again ?

  • abdulla

    i got a galaxy s6 it had a sim lock and it;s been unlocked andi got a custom firmware … if i update my phone to an official firmware .. well my phone re lock again ?