BlackBerry Priv owners have thought that the public release of Android Marshmallow Update will be the end of beta testing, but they had a big surprise when BlackBerry has released the fourth update. The installation file is 1.8GB in size and it’s available for three variants of the BlackBerry Priv, the first smartphone released by the Canadian manufacturer with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. Another device that has been upgraded, but to 6.0.1 Marshmallow, is Samsung’s Galaxy A9 phablet.
The BlackBerry Priv runs now on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and it just received the fourth beta build. Users should connect their devices to a wireless network before downloading the update, as it weighs up to 1.8GB, and to make sure that the battery is almost full, because if it will shut down during the installation process, the phone will get bricked. Also, it’s important to not cancel or reboot while downloading the update, because you’ll have to start all over again and it will take some time until you’ll get the file.
The fourth update is available for the following BlackBerry Priv variants:
– STV100-1, which has been purchased from ShopBlackBerry or Amazon;
– STV100-3, which is sold in Canadia and Asia-Pacific regions;
– STV100-4, and this is the model sold in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
If you’re a beta tester and your model is not on the list, don’t be disappointed, as BlackBerry will roll out the update all over the world, but you will need to wait patiently. If you haven’t become a beta tester yet, then sign up now and you’ll get the latest beta build immediately.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Getting Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
This massive phablet was released in January, with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, as well, but the unlocked version (the model number SM-A9000) has just received Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and it will take some time until carriers will deliver this update to their subscribers. The update is available over the air and if you haven’t received the notification yet, you can go to your phone’s Settings> About Device > Software Update and manually install it on your device.