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AT&T pushes Marshmallow update for Galaxy S5 and S5 Active

The AT&T Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Active are receiving the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, almost 11 months after if was first available.

Published onAugust 27, 2016


The Android Nougat update may have already rolled out to select Nexus devices, but some other phones are only just getting the update to last year’s Android version. So it is for the AT&T Galaxy S5 and S5 Active, both of which are now receiving the long-awaited Marshmallow update.

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The update delivers Android 6.0.1 and all the associated benefits that come with it, as well as adding Wi-Fi and Video Calling and a bunch of security enhancements, including the August 1 security patch from Google. The build number is MMB29M – the same for both devices – and comes in at around 950 MB, so make sure you have a Wi-Fi connection and plenty of battery before downloading it.

While this is obviously good news to anyone still rocking an AT&T Galaxy S5, those with the newer Galaxy Note 4 might justifiably start asking where their Marshmallow update is at. If you want to check for it manually, just go to Settings > About phone > Software update > Check for update. As always, when you get the update be sure to let us know how it’s treating you.

Are you happy to see Marshmallow on the S5? Or irritated that it took this long?

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