Verizon starts rolling out LG G3 Marshmallow update

by: Rob TriggsJanuary 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.

  • Armand Bernard

    Still no update in the UK for me. it is rather odd for verison to release their version before the unlocked one. Hopefully that means the rest of us will get it soon!

    • Shell_Casing

      I wouldn’t say it’s odd but it’s a good job by Verizon. Too often carriers have been too slow to release these updates to their subscribers, and I’m glad to see Verizon being the first this time.

  • Chris Jutting

    Damnit T-mobile get a move on with the G4 update!

  • Verizon is slow to update. Still waiting for them to update the Droid Turbo to Android Marshmallow

  • G4 user

    Wish they would update the G4!

  • ahiredgeek

    This is starting to smell like a hoax. I can’t find one video of someone showing their update. It’s always screenshots. And the videos claiming to review it or show it off are just computer-voiced slideshows. Something seems off about this.

    • EPICZAMZ

      i actually got it and its disappointing, that may because i bought a defective phone right before I updated but its still laggy and the flashlight toggle still isn’t available.

      • ahiredgeek

        It finally came to my phone and it’s actually improved performance noticeably. You just got a lemon. But I’ve already ditched my G3 for a Note 5, but my son still has his G3.

        The Note 5 is the business. I like it.

  • Naveed Anjum

    6.0 mashmalo Still not updated available in Pakistan. So sad ?