Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is now available for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge as a beta version, but the Galaxy S5 is not on the list of device to get the latest version anytime soon. Don’t worry, you can still get the Android 6.0.1 via custom ROM installation and we’ll teach you how to do that.
The reason why you should upgrade your Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 is because it brings a new set of emojis, Doze – the power saver that extends the battery life by up to 30 percent, and there are many other new features that are worth trying out.
In order to install this custom ROM, you will need to do a few things. First of all, your device must be rooted, then you’ll install TWRP Custom Recovery on it. Also, your phone must have at least 80 percent battery left, otherwise interruptions may occur, as the battery is nearing exhaustion. So, it’s preferable to keep your device plugged into the wall, to avoid unpleasantness, otherwise, you’ll risk to brick your phone.
Now that everything is in order, perform a backup of your data and settings, because when you will start the installation process, your phone’s data and cache will be wiped, so you will lose everything. However, if you’ll decide to gain root access, flashing the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom ROM will void the warranty of your Galaxy S5, and you won’t restore it by flashing back the stock ROM.
If you don’t know what steps must be followed to not mess it up when installing the custom ROM, then XEETECHCARE will make things easy for you. The YouTuber has posted two videos in which are explained, in detail, the steps that will guarantee you that you will successfully install the custom ROM on your Galaxy S5 without breaking it.