Some of the South Korean owners of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge started receiving the Android 6.0.1 update on their units, and soon, this OS will be available in other parts of the world. The users who don’t want to wait until Samsung and the carriers will release this Android update to their Galaxy S6 Edge have an alternative: they can install a custom ROM called SIXPERIENCE, which is based on the Android 6.0.1 update. The LG G4 owners, on the other hand, will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow soon, and T-Mobile will be the first carrier that will deliver it.
We’ll start by saying that the SIXPERIENCE update is “pre-rooted, deodexed, zipaligned and lightly debloated”, and this custom ROM is based on 6.0.1 firmware. It can be installed on the Galaxy S6 Edge with model number G925F, but if you don’t know what’s your phone’s model number, you can manually check by going to Menu>Settings>About Device. If you’ll install the SIXPERIENCE custom ROM on a Galaxy S6 Edge with a different model number, you’ll damage your phone.
So, before starting the installation process, you will need to back up data using custom recovery tools such as ClockWorkMod (CWM) or Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP), which will be also used to flash the custom firmware. Also, make sure that the battery is charged to minimum 80 percent and that the USB Debugging Mode is enabled. After that, the phone will be connected to the PC and you will copy the SIXPERIENCE Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom firmware zip file to the phone’s SD card, then disconnect the phone from the PC. Turn off the phone and boot it into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time. Now, perform a Nandroid backup of your data and restore on ClockworkMod, then go to the recovery menu, tap on wipe data / factory reset and wipe data. While you’re in the recovery menu, select Install zip from sdcard, tap on the SIXPERIENCE Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom firmware file and confirm the flashing process. You will need to return to main recovery menu, restart the phone into the new custom ROM and wait around five minutes until the installation completes.
As for the LG G4, T-Mobile started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update via OTA and soon, AT&T and Verizon will do the same. The flagship came preinstalled with Android 5.1 Lollipop and the US carriers decided to skip the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. In Canada, Telus, Rogers and Bell were the first carriers that updated their LG G4.
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