January 21, 2016
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It may be a little uncharacteristic for a carrier, but Verizon looks to have started rolling out its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its LG G3, before many regions have even seen an update for unlocked handsets. According to Reddit user Jrdnram_98, the update dropped just a few hours ago, so we will hopefully see more reports come in throughout the day.

LG G3 Verizon MarshmallowThe update is labelled with build number MRA58K and software version VS98546A. Importantly, the update also contains January’s Android security patch, meaning that this version is as up to date as you can get in terms of security. Remember, the Verizon model is the LGVS985W variant, while the unlocked European version is the more common D855 model.

A Marshmallow update for the LG G3 was initially spotted making a trial run in Poland at the end of 2015. Poland has become a popular testing ground for LG, before it rolls updates out to other regions. A similar Marshmallow build has also been released in South Korea, but other regions still appear to be waiting for official firmware to reach them over-the-air. However, it might be worth checking out LG’s Mobile support tool, especially in Europe, if you’re really desperate to test out Marshmallow.

These roll-outs can take time, but Verizon customers should keep an eye out for that OTA notification over the next week or so. Other LG G3 owners will just have to sit tight.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
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